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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #375 on: July 01, 2015, 02:04:56 am »
although I have a pile of partly built models that I should get through first.

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and your point is  -----    ;D

That he's in that Catch22 situation of lots of inspiration & temptation around at the moment with a shelf full of good intentions stalled to remind him to finish off something before jumping into more projects that will probably get stalled on the shelf of doom  :banghead:.

Of course you can box away some of those to avoid the guilt trip every time your tempted to start something new, as I suspect 3/4 of us all have a shelf full of hanger queens awaiting their next step in the build ladder  ;D.

Things are probably not helped as been having a discussion with Gondor about my HS-681 build and my data sources  ;D

I thoroughly enjoy the brain storming sessions with Thorvic but as he says it creates as many "problems" as it solves. I have a good half dozen scratch builds to start at some point, probably seven after chatting with Thorvic last night.

People outside Whiff and even some inside may have thought that the conversation last night was a little Lewis Carroll in its talk of 1/72 scale Transall's and 1/32 scale Sea Vixens, and yes such a beast exists!

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #376 on: July 01, 2015, 08:25:48 am »
although I have a pile of partly built models that I should get through first.

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and your point is  -----    ;D

That he's in that Catch22 situation of lots of inspiration & temptation around at the moment with a shelf full of good intentions stalled to remind him to finish off something before jumping into more projects that will probably get stalled on the shelf of doom  :banghead:.

Of course you can box away some of those to avoid the guilt trip every time your tempted to start something new, as I suspect 3/4 of us all have a shelf full of hanger queens awaiting their next step in the build ladder  ;D.

Things are probably not helped as been having a discussion with Gondor about my HS-681 build and my data sources  ;D

I thoroughly enjoy the brain storming sessions with Thorvic but as he says it creates as many "problems" as it solves. I have a good half dozen scratch builds to start at some point, probably seven after chatting with Thorvic last night.

People outside Whiff and even some inside may have thought that the conversation last night was a little Lewis Carroll in its talk of 1/72 scale Transall's and 1/32 scale Sea Vixens, and yes such a beast exists!

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I'm in the same boat Alastair, got way to many started projects waiting to be finished, but I get a fresh idea in my head, then have to see if it works by partly assembling/starting it and then after finding it will, it gets parked unfortunately
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #377 on: July 01, 2015, 09:18:52 am »
Unfortunately the temperature these days is no help to getting things done.  :banghead:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #378 on: July 05, 2015, 11:12:05 am »
Due to watching videos on You tube by Scott Manley about Kerbal Space Program which I am really interested in, I found that my hands were a little idle as the hours slipped past so I picked up the Hawker Siddeley Typhoon T2 and started to increase the internal diameter of the tube I am using to hold the rear of the fuselage together and to hold the Spay engine exhausts from a Fujimi Phantom.

Well I have managed to do this now with both tubes and even come up with a plan to remove the shrouds from around the exhaust petals as I can not see any real need for them on an aircraft that will not have any fuselage hanging over the engines.

I have been catching up with another project that I started years ago which is turning an Academy B-50D into a KB-50J. This uses J35 engines from a scrapped B-47 to replace the under wing fuel tanks on the B-50D. The progress I made today was to ensure that I now have two nice smooth J35 engines rather than two engines with a couple of slight steps around them.

One thing about watching the Scott Manley videos is that he is a Scot. As such he gets people complaining about the way he says things. This is due he says, in his Scots accent, is due to him rolling his R's which is far better than him rolling his arse!

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #379 on: July 08, 2015, 03:44:36 pm »
An interesting situation job hunting wise today. On Monday I applied for a job from one of the sites that I regularly get notifications from, a shot time later I get a phone call from an Agency asking me questions about my C.V. and explaining about the job I had applied for. All good :thumbsup:
This morning I receive a phone call from a very nice sounding woman saying that she worked for an Agency and had seen my C.V. on-line and wondered if I would be interested in a job that a company was hoping to fill. She started to describe the job and after a very short time I was able to say almost word for word the requirements and some details of the job. She had phoned me to see if I was interested in the same job that I had applied for on Monday! Small world! Hopefully this is something good as it could mean that there are not many people with the same set of skills and background in the same geographical area that are interested in this particular job. Who knows, in a few weeks I could be employed again.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #380 on: July 09, 2015, 03:12:44 am »
That's brilliant news.
My fingers are crossed for you.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #381 on: July 09, 2015, 04:00:20 am »
That's brilliant news.
My fingers are crossed for you.


Its quite interesting to see how many web sites are showing the same job. With some job descriptions its difficult to tell if its the same company that is wanting someone or if its a completely different advert  :blink: Does not make applying for jobs any easier.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #382 on: July 09, 2015, 06:08:57 am »
Best of luck mate  :thumbsup:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #383 on: July 09, 2015, 07:19:39 am »
Great news indeed. Love it when a plan comes together. Also excited to hear about the B-50 project....now that sounds tempting !

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #384 on: July 10, 2015, 07:06:22 pm »
It's a big kit!
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #385 on: July 11, 2015, 01:54:19 am »
The B-50 conversion is a long term project, one that I am not worried about taking me years to do anything on. The work would be far easier if the DB conversion set was still around which as its not means I have to scratch build the parts, hence the conversion of the outer engines from an old B-47 and the removal of the under wing fuel tanks from the B-50D kit.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #386 on: July 12, 2015, 02:48:23 pm »

Also excited to hear about the B-50 project....now that sounds tempting !


Part of my long term plan has been to build all the major in-flight refuelling types operated by the USAF and its predecessor. I have Academy kits of the KB-29P and KC-97L along with AMT kits of the KC-135A and R along with enough bits to build a KC-135E. I also have the Heller KC-135FR to build.

Other B-29 family builds/conversions I have are the RB-50G and a SB-29. I also recently recently bought the Plava detail/conversion sets to convert a B-29 into a Tu-4 which I am tempted to build in RAF markings to see if anyone notices the difference  :blink:

My main focus at the moment is building the Whirllybirds P.1121 but at the moment my back is hurting so I am not exactly thinking about that. I also have several Hawker Fury builds I am tempter to work on. These are based on an article in Model Aircraft June 2011. I say based as the author did his builds as quick builds so has some details wrong such as the contra-rotating props on his Gryphon Fury. He turned a propeller around so that it looked as if it was rotating in the opposite direction from its twin further forward, however the shape of the blade still shows so it looks as if the rear set of blades are pushing air over the nose while the forward set of blades pushes the air over the fuselage :blink: but he did do his build in a hurry so I am not going to complain too much especially as some of the other details around the engine are wrong. Saying that, my build will not be perfect, just better.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #387 on: July 14, 2015, 06:51:51 pm »
I never knew Plava did a Tu-4 conversion set, I always thought it was the Meteor Productions /Cutting Edge kit or DMold-modelworks.com . Very rare as Meteor Products have ceased trading.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #388 on: July 15, 2015, 02:56:47 am »
I never knew Plava did a Tu-4 conversion set, I always thought it was the Meteor Productions /Cutting Edge kit or DMold-modelworks.com . Very rare as Meteor Products have ceased trading.

Funny thing is McColm, it was from something you said last year that put me onto the conversion sets, one for the engines and the other for the armament.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #389 on: July 15, 2015, 03:38:46 am »
I never knew Plava did a Tu-4 conversion set, I always thought it was the Meteor Productions /Cutting Edge kit or DMold-modelworks.com . Very rare as Meteor Products have ceased trading.

Funny thing is McColm, it was from something you said last year that put me onto the conversion sets, one for the engines and the other for the armament.

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