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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #105 on: April 02, 2014, 06:59:25 am »
Which kit ? Some of them ( looking at the parts break down ) just look awesome. especially the ones that have 2 or 3 of the little birds inside. A little too pricey for me right now, but someday !

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« Reply #106 on: April 02, 2014, 12:05:24 pm »
Which kit ? Some of them ( looking at the parts break down ) just look awesome. especially the ones that have 2 or 3 of the little birds inside. A little too pricey for me right now, but someday !

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 I won both an XF-108 and a Lavi, both in 1/72 on ebay. I do have a couple of other resin kits, Freightdog ones, of which one is mostly built so the Lavi should not be too much of a problem, the XF-108 looks as if could be a bit of a challenge with holes and no locating pins at all!   :blink:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #107 on: April 03, 2014, 12:10:50 pm »
I was just looking at their site again. Prices aren't as dear as I had remembered ! I might start this summer with a 144th scale bird and see where that goes.

The 108 would look awesome finished tho. Just make it a como bird if it doesn't go together well  :thumbsup:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #108 on: April 03, 2014, 01:51:55 pm »

The 108 would look awesome finished tho. Just make it a como bird if it doesn't go together well  :thumbsup:


It looks as if it will take quite a bit of work to get right but I believe I am up to the challenge if I am not building tanks.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #109 on: April 08, 2014, 05:37:38 am »
Having joined the Airfix Club recently I wondered how many kits I could get with their Flying Hours and is it was possible to use Flying Hours from older boxes.
After eventually remembering to email Airfix customer support and getting a slightly poorly punctuated email in reply, I did manage to get answers to my questions.

Flying Hours can be used from the older Grey boxes as well as from the newer Red boxes

It is possible to order more than one kit at a time providing the correct amount of token are supplied and there can be more than 48 Flying Hours sent at one time.

When claiming one or more kit using the Flying Hours we must still send 2.95 per kit we are after as either a cheque or postal order made out to Hornby Hobbies Ltd

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #110 on: April 08, 2014, 07:38:58 am »
Glad you got that sorted mate  :thumbsup:

As for the poor punctuation ? It's normal nowadays, you should see an e-mail I got from the council the other week  :blink: They do not learn it at school anymore.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #111 on: April 11, 2014, 11:03:02 am »
Finished work for a week's holiday of rest and recuperation. Well who am I kidding? No one really as I have lots of part build models at least one of which I want to take to he Scottish Nationals in a finished condition!

Most of what is needed to be done is actually painting and we are still two weeks away from the show! So starting this weekend I will be painting an ejector seat and some wheels, and if I can manage it I may even mask a canopy on my MV-22B that I decided to quietly stick a few pieces together one night.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #112 on: April 11, 2014, 01:12:23 pm »
know the feeling well mate!

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #113 on: April 14, 2014, 02:21:38 pm »
This is the first weekday of my holiday so the third day which I could do modelling not hampered by being at work....... right  :banghead:

Saturday I was out with my girlfriend for most of the day and only managed to do a little sanding in the evening.

Sunday I was out with the girlfriend visiting her mum, had a great time as usual so didn't get home until late as we popped into PC World as we had done the previous day with the intent of putting a payment towards a new PC, I am currently using a laptop.

Monday I spent part of the day going back and forth to the bank to organise funds to put a new PC which I eventually managed with problems getting a bus, the one that was due to leave the bus station was delayed as a passenger had an accident on it and required an ambulance to take care of them then when I got to PC world, with my girlfriend, it took ages before we could talk to the assistant we saw on Sunday and then we could not get to pay because the till would not let him sign in!  :banghead:

Talk about setting up hurdles to stop something happening. So even less work done on the model today which makes the possibility of finishing my build for the Scottish Nationals rather unlikely  :banghead:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #114 on: April 18, 2014, 05:41:53 am »
Not been getting much modelling done. Sun is shining outside and its a glorious day! I also have a new PC, Windows 8.1 so having lots of fun with that!  :banghead:

I am getting some modelling done and getting hopeful that I will actually manage to get everything done in time for Perth! Please see the "Yak-75 Flapper" entry for what I have been getting up to.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #115 on: April 21, 2014, 01:21:11 pm »
I have been adding a few parts to my Yak-75. Weapons pylons and the like.  Masking the cockpit later in preparation for spraying a primer coat tomorrow then starting painting on the weapons and more painting of the ejector seat. I could do with another week off to catch up from last week when I was less than half as productive as I had hoped to be. Does anyone know what colour the Russians paint air intake covers?

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #116 on: April 23, 2014, 02:46:26 pm »
Been doing a spot of painting in the hope I shall finish a build for the Scottish Nationals!  :blink:

Came across an old problem, painting parts on the sprue but no where to put the sprue so it is nice and safe so that nothing gets paint on it or that no paint comes off the parts. On occasion I have used rods, rulers and sundry other long items placed under a stack of kit boxes or other piles to keep things in their place. Today, nothing was available so I had to come up with an alternative.....


This shows what I did. I simply used a clamp to hold onto the shelf while the sprue is loose within the clamp yet out of the way of everything else.


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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #117 on: April 24, 2014, 07:20:27 am »
Neat solution
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #118 on: April 24, 2014, 12:20:22 pm »
Too tired and too much to do with the "Flapper" so I will put it to one side until the Scottish Nationals are over then finish it off after fixing a few problems that the paint has thrown up.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #119 on: April 28, 2014, 03:03:46 pm »
Worn out from what was for me a tiring weekend and unfortunately a very busy Monday at work to follow the weekend. Definitely glad I bought what I bought although I could have spent a small fortune on books and some of the very nice kits that were available.

It was good to see so many familiar faces at the SIG stand and again the organisers try to squeeze so many of us behind the tables where there was not a huge amount of space.

Just under a month to go before the end of the Za Rodinu group build so there is a good possibility that I will finish the Yak-75 in time seeing as the basic paint scheme is on the aircraft. Despite the odd little problem surfacing from applying paint I think I will refrain from attempting to correct the flaws as I would end up missing the deadline.

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