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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #585 on: May 21, 2016, 01:57:27 pm »
I received some Yugoslav decals from JayBee this morning but didn't have time to look at them then as I was on my way out.
Another of my hobbies is Bell Ringing and today was the AGM and annual striking competition. I know that back in the 70's the TUC would have given many a bell tower a run for its money at that  :lol:
Anyway, the tower I am registered with, Stirling, came fourth out of eight bands today and just missed out of coming third by three points  :banghead: so despite the blisters and the general feeling of exhaustion I can easily say that I had a very satisfying time.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #586 on: May 23, 2016, 02:45:13 am »
Well done mate. A good peel of bells is nice to hear. Our local High Victorian church just has a single bell that gives tolling a bad name  :rolleyes: whereas the mid 18th C church up the road has a lovely peel.
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« Reply #587 on: May 23, 2016, 03:03:31 am »
Thanks NARSES2, its nice to know that someone actually reads this drivel  :rolleyes:
As far as bell ringing goes I am quite lucky here in Stirling. Not only do we have our own active tower, there is also Dunblane Cathedral a few miles up the road and Alloa a few miles away down river which unfortunately does not have its own band but we do practice there once a month instead of ringing at Stirling.
Learned a valuable lesson when ringing for the Sunday service at Dunblane yesterday. Don't part along the side in the nearest car park, park at the end instead. I was almost blocked in. Took a while to slowly manoeuvrer back and forth to get my car out of its parking place as several cars had parked down the centre of the car park making it very very difficult indeed to get out.
I must admit that I was very tempted to go back to the cathedral with a list of car registrations to ask the owners to move their cars. Would not have gone down well but I think I would have been legally in my right to ask prior to calling the police as the cars were not in a designated parking place, i.e. not in a painted parking area.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #588 on: May 23, 2016, 01:39:18 pm »
It's looking as if I might get to go to Telford this year  :o

It's also possible that I may have some spending money too  :o :o

Suggestions for somewhere to book will be most welcome as the last time I was there, 2009, I stayed in a hotel in Wolverhampton. This time I would like to be somewhat closer to the SIG activities if possible.

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« Reply #589 on: May 24, 2016, 06:36:08 am »
Good to hear you might be able to make it. However a lot of the hotels near the venue were booked out before they officially opened their booking process. Ask me how I know  :banghead: I had a few interesting conversations  :angry:

Best of luck with finding one
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« Reply #590 on: May 24, 2016, 03:52:03 pm »
Good to hear you might be able to make it. However a lot of the hotels near the venue were booked out before they officially opened their booking process. Ask me how I know  :banghead: I had a few interesting conversations  :angry:

Best of luck with finding one

I can find one no problem at all, only difficulty is price or rather how much I want to pay for two nights within a reasonable distance of the Centre.

Right now I am cursing my memory, or rather my lack of it. Having recently forgotten where I put my scaled ruler I now find that I can't locate a pair of leading edge radiators for a Hawker Tempest Mk1.
I am sure that I had a set that were not allocated for anything and that they are resin and were given to me at a show but blowed if I can find where I put them especially as I now have an idea to use them on.  :banghead:
I will maybe expand on what the idea is later, but it involves a Heller Tempest MkV   :lol:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #591 on: May 25, 2016, 06:45:51 am »


I can find one no problem at all, only difficulty is price or rather how much I want to pay for two nights within a reasonable distance of the Centre.



I'm convinced a lot of overseas groups took block bookings. Maybe some of those have now relinquished some of the reservations they made ? I might have another look
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #592 on: May 25, 2016, 08:48:16 am »


I can find one no problem at all, only difficulty is price or rather how much I want to pay for two nights within a reasonable distance of the Centre.



I'm convinced a lot of overseas groups took block bookings. Maybe some of those have now relinquished some of the reservations they made ? I might have another look

I am thinking similar things but how long to wait for a cancellation and then as you get nearer the date will it cost?

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #593 on: May 26, 2016, 05:29:46 am »
I have been thinking about the ADV version of the M61 armed F-4M. I have changed my mind yet again about the markings. It's definitely going to be 11 Squadron but now its going to have an all black fin with the two large black Eagles on each side. These are coming from a Hasegawa Tornado F3 kit which I am doing as a F2(T). Not fully committed to the squadron bars on either side of the roundel yet but I do have options for the bars with the Eagles in the middle so that could go on the nose as the roundels would be on the air intakes much further back on the fuselage.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #594 on: May 26, 2016, 02:41:33 pm »
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Having a bad time with some script freezing up on me when I try to start or add a reply in a thread. Very very frustrating when I have written several paragraphs including links to other posts/threads and to images as well when the script gives up the ghost and you can't save anything

Arrrrrrg and that's not a Chewbacca impersonation either  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Think I will try to write in word then copy and past into the site.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #595 on: May 26, 2016, 06:03:49 pm »
For longer posts I'm sure that will work better! :thumbsup:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #596 on: May 27, 2016, 01:44:23 am »
I tend to write my longer posts in Notepad originally and then cut and paste into the Forum exactly because I had the same problem for a while.

It's very frustrating because all that well thought prose has vanished into the 'Internet Black Hole', never to return in its original from.  :banghead:
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« Reply #597 on: May 27, 2016, 02:42:34 am »
I tend to write my longer posts in Notepad originally and then cut and paste into the Forum exactly because I had the same problem for a while.

It's very frustrating because all that well thought prose has vanished into the 'Internet Black Hole', never to return in its original from.  :banghead:

I had writers block when I started to write the post in Word. I knew roughly what I had written but not exactly what I had written so the posting came out differently than I had originally intended. Some of that was good and some probably bad. For example I had started out with a link to this blog, in the posted version I don't. I had also had jokes about Star Trek in the lost prose as well which went the way of the wind.
Overall though I am quite happy with the resultant post

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #598 on: May 28, 2016, 03:52:36 pm »
A day of some ups and downs.

Wanted to buy some Revell Contacta glue, the type with the fine metal nozzle, but found that the only way was to buy it with a model so had to buy something. After buying the glue, with kit, I realised that I have some fine brass rod that may just fit down the bore of the tube, which it does so I have spent a few minuites unblocking the tubes of the Contacta dispensers that I had  :banghead:

I have also been looking at some of my stalled builds, mainly my Hawker Tempest/Fury builds as I had an idea for a late Tempest Mk I where all I need to do is to remove the chine radiator, add radiators to the inner wing leading edge and add a carburettor fairing under the nose.

The train of thought also got me thinking about the Hawker P.1027

I had also re-read my KC-11 thread and getting all confused with it as I can only see two Revell DC-10's and one Revell KC-10 in my modelling room. I know I have recently made a habit of losing things but a KC-1 kit  :blink:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #599 on: May 28, 2016, 04:01:12 pm »

The train of thought also got me thinking about the Hawker P.1027

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