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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #840 on: November 01, 2014, 06:58:37 am »
Well Hurricane is finished  :thumbsup: So that's my Telford pair completed. I'll post pics of her and the short reasons for being early next week.

Must admit the last couple of stages had to be taken very slowly. I'm very tired at the moment, I think a combination of the clocks going back and it being so warm at night have screwed my sleep pattern, and that has a knock on effect of making my iffy eye even iffier  :blink: Means I can struggle with getting those small parts done. My distance judgement goes a tad and I tend to find myself "feeling" to fit a part. Forward, back, forward etc   :banghead: Still got there in the end, and with time to spare

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #841 on: November 02, 2014, 01:48:18 am »
Well here's the finished Hurricane with link to the finished build thread

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,39608.new.html#new

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« Reply #842 on: November 02, 2014, 11:00:12 am »
Nice one.....I've still got lots to do....ah well. :banghead:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #843 on: November 02, 2014, 11:10:07 am »
Would that be a British Standard Dollop or a Metric Dollop?  ;D

British Standard obviously Kit. I think the metric equivalent is the "Dollopi" not sure about that but I seem to remember it being used in some Euronorms * that were prating on about standards whilst I was gainfully employed.

I think our US cousins use the short dollop ?

Oh how I miss the daily delights of Euronorms and Commission Journals  :rolleyes:


Would have thought the metric equivalent would be the Doloppe. There's probably a European Standard Doloppe sitting in a climate controlled room in a science institute in Paris against which all other Doloppes are calibrated...
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #844 on: November 02, 2014, 01:23:40 pm »
Would that be a British Standard Dollop or a Metric Dollop?  ;D

British Standard obviously Kit. I think the metric equivalent is the "Dollopi" not sure about that but I seem to remember it being used in some Euronorms * that were prating on about standards whilst I was gainfully employed.

I think our US cousins use the short dollop ?

Oh how I miss the daily delights of Euronorms and Commission Journals  :rolleyes:


Would have thought the metric equivalent would be the Doloppe. There's probably a European Standard Doloppe sitting in a climate controlled room in a science institute in Paris against which all other Doloppes are calibrated...

I can just  imagine that, yes.

I once saw the Metre Standard, and it was in a special chamber at the BIPM in Sevres, but it's not used these days as they use some measurement of wavelengths of light I think.

Of course the Imperial Standard Dollop is held at the NPL in Teddington, but they have to ensure it doesn't get knocked every day as the canteen borrow it every lunchtime to dole out the custard.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #845 on: November 11, 2014, 07:30:16 am »
Got back from Telford Monday afternoon and was absolutely cream crackered. Poor journey both up and back. Indeed I'll be getting a refund on both, they were that late. Signaling problems plus an incident on Friday which usually means either a fatal or near fatal accident so someone's journey was worse then mine so I can't complain.

Great show and it was fun to meet up with everyone  :thumbsup: The What If stand was one of our better ones, so well done lads  :bow: :bow: Less is best.

Best young lady behind a trade stand award went to White Ensign this year  :wub: and she smiled at me  ;D One year when I no longer wish to be an IPMS member I'm actually going to propose this award  :rolleyes:

I think I got photo's of all the models on the stand (apologies if I missed anyone's) and I'll get them on site over the next few days.

It will probably take me a few weeks to get my modelling mojo back. You think the show would inspire me but it actually just knackers me  :banghead: Still great fun though and already looking forward to next year.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #846 on: November 11, 2014, 08:45:56 am »

It will probably take me a few weeks to get my modelling mojo back. You think the show would inspire me but it actually just knackers me  :banghead: Still great fun though and already looking forward to next year.

That may depend on when the other Blenhiem, the Dornier and maybe the Swift appear, and then of course there is the new Defiant due next Jan !
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #847 on: November 11, 2014, 09:29:22 am »


I think our US cousins use the short dollop ?
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Your probably right about that. I remember loading coal in Norfolk (VA) and to get down to our salt water marks we had to put a(Short) Dollop in the fwd hatch....when we discharged in Italy we had to take out  a couple of a metric dollops of ballast to get our fresh water allowance.  All very confusing.
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« Reply #848 on: November 12, 2014, 07:04:22 am »

It will probably take me a few weeks to get my modelling mojo back. You think the show would inspire me but it actually just knackers me  :banghead: Still great fun though and already looking forward to next year.

That may depend on when the other Blenhiem, the Dornier and maybe the Swift appear, and then of course there is the new Defiant due next Jan !

True oh so very true Geoff  ;D
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« Reply #849 on: November 12, 2014, 07:06:15 am »


I think our US cousins use the short dollop ?
Your probably right about that. I remember loading coal in Norfolk (VA) and to get down to our salt water marks we had to put a(Short) Dollop in the fwd hatch....when we discharged in Italy we had to take out  a couple of a metric dollops of ballast to get our fresh water allowance.  All very confusing.
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« Reply #850 on: November 13, 2014, 06:45:29 am »
Got my 2015 calendar today and it's given me an idea  ;D

I always get the "Legends of WW II" aircraft calendar and this years aircraft in calendar order are -

Gladiator
Dakota
Beaufort - I'm certain the pic is actually a Beaufighter  :banghead:
Spitfire
Whirlwind
Mosquito
Blenheim IV
Kittyhawk
Hurricane
Stirling
Mustang
Defiant
Tiger Moth

All in RAF/Commonwealth AF markings.

The idea ? Each month build a model of the aircraft featured. I only need to get a Dakota and Stirling. Like most good ideas however that's probably what it will stay
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« Reply #851 on: November 13, 2014, 08:27:30 am »
Go for it Chris!  Put the Dak and the Stirling on the Christmas list and your on your way. :wacko:
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« Reply #852 on: November 19, 2014, 06:47:40 am »
Still not got started after Telford but I know what I'm going to do when I start again, probably next week. The Hurricane and P-72 will hopefully get finished before Christmas as I now have a spare canopy for the P-72 in case the one under masking tape has been screwed which I think it has  :-\ Then in the New Year my SEAC B-26 will get done along with a couple of other I.A.H. projects.

However I have been working on modelling/hobby related things.

As an aside I am now officially old. Not only have I had my older persons bus/train/tram/underground/overground free travel pass for 9 months I got my winter heating allowance today  :thumbsup: Finally after 40 odd year of paying in I start to get something back  ;D
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« Reply #853 on: November 23, 2014, 05:24:42 am »
Good man!!
That SEAC B-26 will be perfect for BIGGLES 2015!!!! :thumbsup:

Still got lots to finish this week...... :banghead:
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« Reply #854 on: November 23, 2014, 07:29:20 am »
I must admit it was the Biggles 2015 theme that brought the planned build to the forefront of my thoughts  :rolleyes:

Anyway been writing Christmas cards, got cramp in the fingers and I'm only half way through  :blink:
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