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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #540 on: March 05, 2016, 10:57:51 am »
Note to self do not hold small weapons by their fins with clothes pegs unless you can easily clamp a single fin  :banghead:

Broke and bent several fin's by doing the above. Just spent a delicate ten minutes glueing back some rather small pieces of plastic which are actually quite thick when you look through a magnifying glass  :o

Pictures of the damage and repair will follow when I finish the build  ;D

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #541 on: March 12, 2016, 08:57:08 am »
I received a purchase from Hobby Search Japan yesterday which makes my purchase of all three boxing's of the 1/72 scale Airfix TSR2's complete. Now I just have to build all three versions as well as the whiffs too so that could easily leave room for several more purchases as whiff fodder.

The original TSR2 box



The first of the Anime boxing's



The second Anime boxing



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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #542 on: March 12, 2016, 11:11:52 am »
Now that you don't need that bag of parts I predict you will soon find them. In the bathroom under the toothpaste.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #543 on: March 12, 2016, 01:42:41 pm »
I never go anywhere into the bathroom with any modelling item other than reference material to read or the odd paint brush that needs rinsed out as the kitchen sink is full at the time so there is no chance of the missing parts (still no sign of them) being in there.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #544 on: March 12, 2016, 04:43:37 pm »
Which is why you haven't looked there and haven't found them.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #545 on: March 13, 2016, 01:33:31 am »
An acquaintance of Weaver and I recently lost his phone.  It turned out to be in the airing cupboard wrapped in a damp towel.
Have you looked there?
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #546 on: March 13, 2016, 01:43:46 am »

An acquaintance of Weaver and I recently lost his phone.  It turned out to be in the airing cupboard wrapped in a damp towel.
Have you looked there?


An intriguing thought, one that might have validity if I had an airing cupboard, however living in a relatively modern flat/apartment I have one of the new combi boilers and so no need for an airing cupboard.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #547 on: March 13, 2016, 10:21:39 am »
There's someone in my head, but it's not me!

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #548 on: March 13, 2016, 11:30:30 am »
Yeah, something like that  :angry:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #549 on: March 13, 2016, 11:37:24 am »
On a brighter yet related note I have finished painting the replacement bombs



Just need to get on with painting the aircraft they are destined for

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #550 on: March 14, 2016, 04:45:35 pm »
Got the bombs onto the MER's

Part way through glueing then on



And finished.



So glad to get that little lot out of the way.

I know that some may be wondering why in the first picture of this post I used a clothes peg and and large yellow mouthed grip to hold the smaller grip. The answer is that the size of the yellow mouthed grip was a touch too small to hold the handle of the small red mouthed grip without slipping off. Using the clothes peg, which by itself did not have enough surface area in contact with the modelling bench to prevent the small grip and the plastic parts from tipping over, gave enough surface area for the yellow mouthed grip to get a good hold of as well as helping to provide a secure enough base for everything to remain upright and at close enough to the correct angle for the side bombs to glue at the correct angle.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #551 on: March 14, 2016, 08:20:30 pm »
Do what ya gotta do! Obviously it worked as the result looks great.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #552 on: March 15, 2016, 09:31:31 am »
Sure does, those boom-bags look very nice! ;D :thumbsup:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #553 on: March 17, 2016, 01:35:38 pm »
What a week it's been so far. On Tuesday I got a message from my girlfriend letting me know that her aunt had not unexpectedly passed away. A blessing in a way as she had been in a home for a number of years and had for most of that time been suffering from dementia.
So Tuesday was a write off as my having a car with a reasonably sized boot and collapse-able rear seats made me an important factor in the days events or clearing out her room in the home which included a large chest of draws and a chair.
Yesterday, Wednesday, was another washout due to job seeking related events in the morning followed by gas appliance servicing in the afternoon followed by attending the Falkirk Historical association in the evening!
So after staying the night at Susan;s, mmmmm square sausage and bacon sarnies for breakfast, we spent the rest of the day picking up death certificates, organising a location for the after cremation get together and shopping for Susan's mum who doesn't go out much these days!
This evening, not feeling like doing much other than vegetating and listening to some Pink Floyd, "One of These Days" looks as if it could be the track to play at the moment.
Did find a nice sauce of mirrored tiles. Pack of four from Dunelm Mill, 30 x 30 cm for only 5.99, as depending on what I finish and when I will have a use for at least three of the four.

Anyway, lots to do regardless although I am sure most of what I require to do to the kits that should finish for the Group Build should get done as it's mostly assembling parts and painting to go..... I hope.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #554 on: March 18, 2016, 07:08:47 am »
You were there mate as they say. There's an awful lot to think about/do when a death occurs and it's good to have someone around who is slightly detached and can think less emotionally. Well done  :thumbsup:
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