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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #330 on: June 11, 2015, 12:45:14 pm »
A small amount of work has been done recently, been too hot to be bothered, 24/25 Celsius here today so a tad warm. The Hurricane now has a propeller fitted. I don't like propellers being fixed in a manner that they can't be removed for repair so I had to find some method of replacing the shaft and replacing it with something longer that I could attach to the rear of the propeller and then slide into the fuselage, that job's now done so it's on with the undercarriage and touch up the wheels. This leaves the exhausts and a few other details which most people take only a few hours to sort but takes me a week :blink:
Still got decals to add to the BoB Spitfire but I am worried that I may end up applying too many little details that the model will not really need.
I also got a call about a job which I don't think I will get as far as the interview but would be quite nice and has good pay but it's early days for that.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #331 on: June 12, 2015, 05:38:09 am »
Sounds hot !

Also sounds like some good priogress. Looking forward to seeing some pics.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #332 on: June 12, 2015, 06:19:53 am »
Sounds hot !

Also sounds like some good priogress. Looking forward to seeing some pics.


Captain, for the UK that's quite hot 75.2oF to 77oF results may vary depending which conversion chart/calculator you use :blink:

Pictures of the work will be kept until I finish, which will be this year  :party:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #333 on: June 12, 2015, 06:36:15 am »
Sounds hot for you guys  :thumbsup:

When I was there two summers ago it was stifling...lots of humidity as well. But we were used to it from living here. Still made the underground a tad uncomfy  :unsure:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #334 on: June 12, 2015, 06:46:34 am »
Still made the underground a tad uncomfy  :unsure:



That's almost an understatement of classic British proportions  ;D The Underground (always a capital U) is always uncomfortable, when it gets hot and sticky it's unbearable  :banghead: Just glad being a South Londoner I didn't have to use it as part of my regular commuute
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #335 on: June 12, 2015, 09:49:27 am »
Still made the underground a tad uncomfy  :unsure:



What you have to remember Captain is that the Underground was started around Victorian times when such things as air conditioning had never been thought of, add to that very busy and cramped platforms and trains and the situation gets a little "ripe" shall we say  :rolleyes:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #336 on: June 12, 2015, 12:52:34 pm »
Capital U from now on ! lol

At first it was awesome....breeze blowing in from the street and nice and cool and exciting...then as we got closer to the city it all went to pot lol

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #337 on: June 12, 2015, 02:23:41 pm »
A little more work done. Cockpit of the BoB Spitfire has been closed up and the Hurricane propellers have been painted, just need to get the undercarriage on both and add a few decals to the Spitfire. The Hurricane also needs seat belts for its seat which also needs fitted and of course the canopy will go on afterwards. Not much so who knows how long it will take me.

Thinking that I should change my strap line to "I would Procrastinate if I could be bothered"

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #338 on: June 12, 2015, 06:47:00 pm »
If you take up that line, i'll take your "Builds slower than a glacier moves"...  :banghead:  ;D
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #339 on: June 12, 2015, 09:07:24 pm »
My favourite line from the TV show Becker - Addressed to an elderly woman who was holding him up "Come on Lady, i've seen continents drift faster than that!"
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #340 on: June 13, 2015, 02:16:55 pm »
Between watching several hours of Le Mans and watching video's of Adam Savage in his cave on Tested I have actually made some visible progress, at least here as I am not posting any pics until they are finished, on the Hurricane and BoB Spitfire. Both now have canopies fitted and the tyres are matted too. Canopy painting tomorrow as well as touching up undercarriage legs as they are about to get fitted. Props will need a little paint to their tips and then its touching up and such like for the most part.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #341 on: June 13, 2015, 03:53:35 pm »
Between watching several hours of Le Mans........ 

Too right! Every one in my case.  ;D
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #342 on: June 13, 2015, 04:09:31 pm »
Nice. Don't forget MotoGP is on tomorrow as well, three races should be good for a few hours of building  :thumbsup:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #343 on: June 13, 2015, 05:35:11 pm »
Between watching several hours of Le Mans........ 

Too right! Every one in my case.  ;D

I don't have a tv channel that lets me do that or I probably would  :banghead:

Nice. Don't forget MotoGP is on tomorrow as well, three races should be good for a few hours of building  :thumbsup:

I don't watch tv and model at the same time, way too distracting

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #344 on: June 15, 2015, 07:15:42 am »
Just a little work done yesterday. Some decals were added to the Spitfire, wondering which if any servicing markings should I bother with or none. Had to reposition part of the Hurricane canopy as I made a bit of a error in its placement and I have finally got the main undercarriage fitted. Not much in the way of tolerance given in these kits I am finding. Progress no matter how little is still progress. Had to remove the decals from the rudder of my Hurricane, nothing really wrong with them, just may ability to get them to cooperate with me so I will have to paint the rudder and go to plan B which was already prepared for, thanks Kit  :thumbsup:

As usual, no photographs yet  ;D

I also looked at the Kerbal space program, looks fun and might get that when I have funds.

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