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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #525 on: January 10, 2016, 03:15:08 pm »

 the thing would be how many would I get finished in time?


You could sub-contract a few of them out to Dizzy maybe?  ;D :lol:

Actually I have been sort of sub-contracted out for three builds. A pair of TSR2's and an F-111K which I need to get started again  :banghead:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #526 on: January 16, 2016, 04:35:10 pm »
I seem to be getting ahead of myself at times recently. I think it's got something to do with the number of builds I have taken on. I find myself wanting to cut and glue parts together in such a rush that I am finding that I have forgotten to gather all the information I may need to do some of the build I am attempting  :banghead:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #527 on: January 16, 2016, 04:36:38 pm »
I wouldn't worry Alastair, just build ----
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #528 on: January 17, 2016, 03:17:07 am »
I wouldn't worry Alastair, just build ----

Yup agree totally. It's one of the reasons I like to have a simple real world build on the go most of the time. It can be quite relaxing just to follow instructions (heresy I know but I don't care  :rolleyes:) sometimes if you have a complicated Wif on the go Gives you a chance to relax a little
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #529 on: January 17, 2016, 04:36:14 am »
I wouldn't worry Alastair, just build ----

Yup agree totally. It's one of the reasons I like to have a simple real world build on the go most of the time. It can be quite relaxing just to follow instructions (heresy I know but I don't care  :rolleyes:) sometimes if you have a complicated Wif on the go Gives you a chance to relax a little

You follow instructions even OOB  :blink:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #530 on: January 19, 2016, 02:16:12 am »
I wouldn't worry Alastair, just build ----

Yup agree totally. It's one of the reasons I like to have a simple real world build on the go most of the time. It can be quite relaxing just to follow instructions (heresy I know but I don't care  :rolleyes:) sometimes if you have a complicated Wif on the go Gives you a chance to relax a little

I know exactly what you mean.  Something where the bits will all fit together without cutting or filling.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #531 on: February 11, 2016, 06:36:55 am »
A couple of pictures of some parts I bought recently. They are for the Airfix 1/600 Leander class frigate kit and are 3D printed. The intention is that by using this detail kit it will free up some parts to use on the HMS Cumberland build.
I also have two more 3D printed sets, one a detail set for a County Class Cruiser and a conversion set to turn a Leander into a Rothesay class frigate both will free up additional parts for the Cumberland build. Biggest problems are that the sets came without instructions of any kind which is no help to me as I have difficulty knowing what is what once I get past Bow, Stern and Bridge  :blink:

Both of these parts were stacked one on top of the other and face inwards towards each other so that they make a smallish rectangular frame with all the pieces on the inside to maximise the space.


And with a ruler to give an idea of scale


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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #532 on: February 11, 2016, 09:13:50 am »
Cor, they look good.  :thumbsup:

Do I espy a teensy-weensy Wasp in there somewhere?
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #533 on: February 11, 2016, 03:08:08 pm »
Cor, they look good.  :thumbsup:

Do I espy a teensy-weensy Wasp in there somewhere?

You do Kit, not sure if the rotor blades are there folded or not as I hardly recognise anything. Next thing will be to give the whole lot a wash then to blast them with some primer, white I think but maybe grey so I can see some of the parts.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #534 on: February 11, 2016, 03:31:03 pm »
I think that I can see a set of folded rotor blades half way across the lower part of the lower sprue........but of course it could be something else entirely.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #535 on: February 27, 2016, 08:14:59 am »
I think that I can see a set of folded rotor blades half way across the lower part of the lower sprue........but of course it could be something else entirely.

Its something else entirely, the hoist for the variable depth sonar I think.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #536 on: February 27, 2016, 08:44:33 am »
Black Holes & Kit Building

It's amazing at times what happens to a part you need or had your hands on "just a minute ago". It's not the Carpet Monster at fault this time, its the Carpet Monster's distant cousin the Micro Black Hole!
The parts were in a clear seal-able plastic bag and consisted of two MER's and twelve 500lb bombs to fir onto the MER's so the bag and it's contents are not minute nor an individual part that has gone.
I have gone through all the usual places to see if I had inadvertently misplaced the bag of bits, nada  :banghead: The box for the model they are for has also been metaphorically turned inside out which was easy as there was never a great deal of stuff in there anyway.
This kind of situation, where I have not had a reason to move something from where it was stored yet the item disappears for no apparent reason, starts to fuel my self doubt and makes me think that the black hole is inside my brain and that the object in question was only in reality because I remembered it. This kind of situation makes me simply want to give up and....... do something else completely different from modelling, though saying that, the nagging thought in my brain that I simply did not look quite as hard as I should have or that I missed finding the missing part by half an inch or so will nag and burn away at me for some time and has even been known to keep me awake at night.
The stupidity of the whole situation, losing a bag of parts, not an item from a bag or a small part flying off the modelling bench when cut from the sprue or from tweezers when picking the part up to glue it to something else, it's not one of those situations which is understandable. This looks as if it has simply been swallowed up whole and gone......

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #537 on: March 01, 2016, 02:05:58 pm »
Still not found the bag of missing parts despite as an extensive search as I should need so I have managed to put together a replacement set. The bombs were no problem, the MER's though......
I did find two of them, One was a Hasegawa one from one of the early weapons sets, just what I was looking for. However the other one I had found was of indeterminate parentage and is slated for use, once modified, on a Kfir and didn't match the Hasegawa one so it was out with the thinking cap.
Eventually had a Eureka moment when I realised that the source didn't matter as long as I had a matching pair of MER's. That got me thinking about what I had that might have multiple pairs of them. I was going to look at my Hasegawa F-111A kit for Vietnam until I realised that I had an Italeri kit of the F-111A that might have a pair of MER's inside which would be available. Result  :thumbsup: I now have a matching pair of MER's and a full load to go onto them. Happy camper once again though still wondering what the '#/&^%$$& happened to the bag of parts I put together a couple of weeks ago  :unsure:
Pressure off so I shall get these parts cleaned up and start painting them.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #538 on: March 01, 2016, 10:56:12 pm »
Have you tried asking for the bag back?
Sound silly but it works.
When I "lose" tools and parts that I know are on my bench in front of me I turn away and say "OK, very funny, can I have <insert lost item here> back now please" and then turn back to find the thing I was looking for sitting right in front of me.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #539 on: March 02, 2016, 01:29:39 am »
Have you tried asking for the bag back?
Sound silly but it works.
When I "lose" tools and parts that I know are on my bench in front of me I turn away and say "OK, very funny, can I have <insert lost item here> back now please" and then turn back to find the thing I was looking for sitting right in front of me.


Not yet but once I get this set of builds for the Cold War GB out of the way I might.

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