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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #195 on: October 06, 2014, 11:37:09 am »
Filler was applied to most of the previously mentioned aircraft last night. I still have to apply filler to the join around the F-4M's nose but I think I will take pictures first to show the differences between the three donor kits used in the conversion.
On a more personal note I am now looking for work as the company I am currently employed with have decided in a "restructuring exercise" that my position is not required any more.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #196 on: October 07, 2014, 06:50:41 am »
Sorry to hear about the job news mate
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #197 on: October 07, 2014, 08:26:31 am »
Oh dear Alastair, that's not good. I hope something else turns up quickly for you.

I bet none of the Finance Dept. got fired.........  :banghead:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #198 on: October 07, 2014, 08:51:03 am »

I bet none of the Finance Dept. got fired.........  :banghead:


No one from the Admin department is getting made redundant. Two Production Managers, although one will probably be back as the Operations Manager, the Workshop Supervisor and myself, the Electronics Technician are the people involved. One of the Projects Managers was only hired a couple of months ago so you can guess who they want as the Operations manager.

On a brighter side, at least I could get more modelling done.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #199 on: October 07, 2014, 08:42:11 pm »
On a brighter side, at least I could get more modelling done.

lol....good one ! Nice to se you are keeping your spirirts up ! But sorry to hear about the layoff.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #200 on: October 08, 2014, 09:20:50 am »
Try contacting former employers you had a good working relationship with. Personally, I found the head hunter websites useless. Getting a decent job today involves working with people you know who might have a lead. Also don't forget social networking. I found a good job on Craigslist.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #201 on: October 09, 2014, 01:50:07 pm »
Not been much modelling done due to my magnifying lamp's clamp refusing to stay attached to the end of my bench so I have been trying to drill a 1/2" hole in the desk to fit the lamp into and only being able so far to get a 3/8" drill bit to make the hole with  :blink:
Hopefully one of my colleagues at work can come up trumps to save me buying a drill bit to drill just one hole  :banghead:
Small amounts of PSR have been achieved though so there is some progress the probably not enough to finish anything new for the Glasgow show  :banghead:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #202 on: October 11, 2014, 11:30:54 am »
Everything is going so slow, not surprising really when I have to think about finding work as well as finishing models for next saturday. Nothing new will be finished for the weekend, the F-4M will be there hopefully painted but I don't expect to be any further with it than that. Hurricane might be there partly painted but probably not as it will need its markings to show off the whiff. I am setting myself the task of getting about half a dozen models finished by the end of the year.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #203 on: November 23, 2014, 12:58:46 pm »
Well nothing has improved, my ability to produce finished models so far is no different than previously even though I now have some time to do more modelling.
Last Tuesday was my last day at work so I have been trying to organise several things prior to my needing them to be ready, forms and the like for housing benefit which is complete and just waiting for the end of the month so I can print off some bank statements.

I have had a sort of eureka moment while looking at part of my stash. In a previous post of mine I was trying to match the cockpit and nose of a Fujimi RF-4E to the fuselage and wings of a Fujimi F-4K/M without success. Well looking around I saw the Matchbox F-4K/M and thought why not measure with callipers the depth of the fuselage behind the rear cockpit. The resultant measurement appears to be close enough to work with so I am not contemplating buying a few tubes of filler to tackle the trenches on the Matchbox kit.

Later this year I intend to buy the Blackbird Lincoln conversion set for the Airfix BII Lancaster which may well get me modelling my own long range Lancaster Mk 40 or Lancaster Mk XL (pre 1947) which has stalled for a number of years  :banghead:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #204 on: December 09, 2014, 04:36:33 am »
I look forward to the Lincoln build, always wanted to do my own take on that.

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« Reply #205 on: December 09, 2014, 04:42:36 am »
I look forward to the Lincoln build, always wanted to do my own take on that.

My Lincoln will be real world McColm, the Lancaster Mk XL is the Whiff instead of the Lincoln which at the time was only known as the Lancaster Mk IV.

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« Reply #206 on: December 09, 2014, 06:10:08 am »
All three sound good. Love Phantoms, especially British Phantoms. Never see enough Lincoln or Lancasters around....especially not modded ones !

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #207 on: December 09, 2014, 06:58:36 am »
All three sound good. Love Phantoms, especially British Phantoms. Never see enough Lincoln or Lancasters around....especially not modded ones !

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Well the Lancaster build is HERE while the Phantom builds are HERE and HERE. Work on the Gun armed F-4M is almost at the painting stage while the RF-4M is stalled while I match up a new fuselage for the nose due to there being a size difference between Fujimi kits.  :blink:

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« Reply #208 on: December 09, 2014, 08:35:21 am »
2 out of 3 ain't bad......for my memory anyway ! lol

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #209 on: December 12, 2014, 02:07:10 pm »
Been making a little progress on a couple of my builds but not enough to post anything picture wise on the forum.

My G91R is getting near the painting stage,just a little cleaning up of a few parts of the fuselage and it will be ready for some paint. The scheme and markings are already decided. The same goes for the Gun armed F-4M which is making some progress although the intakes are what is taking my time at the moment. My He111H-6 is slowly getting to the same stage but will take longer as its a more fiddly build. Not decided if it is better to build the cockpit area and put the glazing on prior to attaching the wings or not, I am thinking that it may be easier.

A couple of suggestions for Airfix, Supermarine Scimitar! 1/72 please but I would not complain at 1/48, while you are at it could you scale down your Sea Vixen and Javelin from 1/48 to 1/72?

The Xtrakit version is better to work on the the Skybirds 86 kit its still not the best by any means and Airfix would effectively corner the market with that one! Australian, Austrian, Swiss, Pakistani, Indian, Canadian, New Zealand, Dutch, German Navy and probably several others as well as the Royal Navy would be obvious choices.

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