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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #555 on: March 18, 2016, 08:00:53 am »

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.


One of their best, and for psychology one of the great pieces of musical 'primal screaming'. Only problem I've encountered is listening to it whilst motorway driving. It starts and you're cruising at 70-ish mph, it finishes and you're pushing 100mph ;D. One of these days those blue lights will be flashing in the mirror.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #556 on: March 18, 2016, 08:10:24 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:

It was not unexpected though so Susan has been quite detached throughout. Problems so far have been the Jobcentre not phoning me to let me know that I was excused signing on yesterday afternoon after I rang the number in the little book they keep asking me to fill in. I had phoned around 1pm then phoned the couch I had last year at the job centre just after 4pm to find out what was going on. He checked the system and said everything was ok and that he would make sure I got my money as usual.
Today Susan finds out that the Dr didn't sign the death certificate!  :banghead: and she has had difficulty getting in tough with her aunts solicitor to get hold of documents too. Yesterday we found out that to see the local registrar is by appointment only and its an entry system to get into the building! To cap all that there is a legal requirement that the death is registered within eight days which at least gives us a fighting chance of getting the paperwork together at least.

Modelling wise I have done a little so far today and plan to do more.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #557 on: March 18, 2016, 12:40:04 pm »
Nothing quite like officialdom to shoot itself in the foot and then put the blame on you!  :banghead:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #558 on: March 18, 2016, 04:23:31 pm »
Likely to happen with the supporting documentation when registering the death. For some reason her solicitor has all her paperwork such as birth and marriage certificates which according to a list on an envelope that came with the Dr's certificate, unsigned  :banghead:, he was on holiday today so my girlfriend was conversing by text with him and he was saying that she didn't need the documents but in the end he will have to send them to the family anyway when he winds up her estate.  :banghead:
So with the registration of the death to occur within eight days and having to make an appointment to see the registrar time is starting to be against getting the death registered correctly especially is the registrar needs the documents. Susan is quite likely to give the registrar the solicitors phone number and tell them to ask him about it as he has so far denied her access to the documents. Hopefully he will send Susan the documents but it's going to cost him as he will need to send them by courier due to the appointment with the registrar being on Tuesday and the solicitor not being at work until Monday as he is in Edinburgh and Susan in Falkirk so the post would not make it in time, talk about a tight schedule.
I don't know about my girlfriend but all this is starting to get on my nerves a bit.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #559 on: April 02, 2016, 02:19:04 pm »
Almost everything went well with the funeral. I didn't get to meet many of the family or friends as I was helping my girl friends mother who uses two walking sticks to get around. The place we went to afterwards was almost empty as there was only eight of us and we had catered for at least double that.

Modelling wise progress has been at it's normal snails pace. Progress has been made with the aircraft that I lost the bombs for. It's been painted and today I put decals onto it.

Information for the back-story has been gathered as well as reference material some of which I wish I had a week ago as I found out that the subject did have a set of drawings to go with what I have done to the aircraft. There is still bits and pieces to do. Air to air weaponry still needs some painting as do the tyres and a few little details. Then it will be final assembly of all the sub assemblies and time for pictures to be taken. Should be done in a few days. I will start a proper thread for the aircraft once that is all done.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #560 on: April 04, 2016, 08:01:01 am »
Finally solved the mystery of the missing MER's and bombs!  :party:

I am putting the weapons, as seen elsewhere in this thread, onto an aircraft not generally known for carrying such weapons. Now I have two boxing's of the same kit and I built one box after putting the bombs and MER's in the other box.

It was only while opening the other box to check how some air to air ordinance fitted in the kit that I found the bag containing the missing parts! It's no wonder that when I almost turned the work bench upside down I could not find the missing parts. So nice to have found them at last  :drink:

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P.S. I shall now go and look somewhere else so I don't need to say that the bits were in the last place I looked.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #561 on: April 05, 2016, 02:15:48 pm »
Had enough for the night...... Trying to glue detail pieces to one of my models and the glue is going everywhere except where I want it to go and even when it does go where I want it to go it has almost dried out so won't stick  :banghead:

I was going to paint some wheels or rather tyres as all the hubs are painted. Over all the various builds I have on the go at the moment, six aircraft, I have eighteen tyres that need painted  :blink: of course I don't need to get all of these done in one go as seven of the tyres have been needing painted for a while prior to the current Group Build for which all the other tyres are required and I am sure that I can paint the remaining eleven tyres in batches depending on what is likely to be finished first as far as their parent aircraft are concerned.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #562 on: April 06, 2016, 03:41:17 am »
Finally solved the mystery of the missing MER's and bombs!  :party:

I am putting the weapons, as seen elsewhere in this thread, onto an aircraft not generally known for carrying such weapons. Now I have two boxing's of the same kit and I built one box after putting the bombs and MER's in the other box.

It was only while opening the other box to check how some air to air ordinance fitted in the kit that I found the bag containing the missing parts! It's no wonder that when I almost turned the work bench upside down I could not find the missing parts. So nice to have found them at last  :drink:

Gondor

P.S. I shall now go and look somewhere else so I don't need to say that the bits were in the last place I looked.

I do that too.
I'll open a model car box to pinch parts for something else and find and engine or a set of wheels i'd put in there to use when I get round to building it.  Of course when i'm looking for those wheels or that engine can I remember which box I put them in?

Now, any idea where I put the 10 stainless steel pulls I bought for the new sash windows, put somewhere safe and of course can't find?
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #563 on: April 06, 2016, 04:38:50 pm »
Finally solved the mystery of the missing MER's and bombs!  :party:

I am putting the weapons, as seen elsewhere in this thread, onto an aircraft not generally known for carrying such weapons. Now I have two boxing's of the same kit and I built one box after putting the bombs and MER's in the other box.

It was only while opening the other box to check how some air to air ordinance fitted in the kit that I found the bag containing the missing parts! It's no wonder that when I almost turned the work bench upside down I could not find the missing parts. So nice to have found them at last  :drink:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #564 on: April 07, 2016, 10:33:00 am »
Toothpaste is where it should be, in the bathroom, bedroom and a small amount in the modelling desk :)

Managed to get some motivation together this afternoon after not being able to get to sleep last night until nearly 3am  :banghead:

A veritable forest of wheels and tyres. More importantly, most of them are for aircraft I am building for the Cold War Group build!



Any takes on guessing which aircraft they are from. Three of the aircraft types should be easy as they are in the afore mentioned GB, the others though ........

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #565 on: April 07, 2016, 06:55:48 pm »
No idea.
But you've painted them wheely well...

Sorry.  I'll get me coat.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #566 on: April 07, 2016, 08:02:07 pm »
As long as you remember which wheels go on which model! :wacko:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #567 on: April 08, 2016, 06:35:30 am »

But you've painted them wheely well...

Beat me to it, although I wasn't going to be silly  :rolleyes:. Really nice job on the wheels
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #568 on: April 08, 2016, 10:03:35 am »

But you've painted them wheely well...

Beat me to it, although I wasn't going to be silly  :rolleyes:. Really nice job on the wheels

I find using a 2/0 brush better than a 5/0 or 10/0 sized brush. Plenty of paint and to pull the brush smoothly in the direction I want it to go rather than making short strokes around the wheel rim or any other part of the tyre. Very much in the same manner as a sign writer paints. Works wonders when painting canopies or painting a demarcation line freehand.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #569 on: April 14, 2016, 07:47:53 am »
Things are likely to slow up for a few days model wise due to my needing a medical examination called a Colonoscopy which involves my bowels being empty prior to the procedure. Not looking forward to the evacuation process which could end up in my having to drop whatever I am doing and heading to the bathroom at a rapid pace so modelling is not exactly going to be a high priority where glue or paint is concerned.
The procedure takes part Friday afternoon and the following day I will be shopping with my girlfriend seeing that I will be staying with her just before and after the procedure.

If everything goes ok I should finish the two major builds I have on the go for the Cold War Group build as they have got to the final stages.

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