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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #660 on: August 10, 2016, 03:43:17 pm »
Yep, been there too... months without something i really needed for sometime and then, when i din't need it anymore, found it near the spot where it was when it went missing... :banghead:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #661 on: August 11, 2016, 12:11:37 am »
The thing that drives me crazy over these kind of situations is that I remember having the item while I was sat some where, but after that or where other than a general area that I may have placed an item and having looked in, on, over, under and through anything and everything in the vicinity I still cant find it  :banghead: of course when it turns up several months later, if at all, it is either almost in plain sight or no where near where you remember having the item  :banghead:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #662 on: August 11, 2016, 01:44:17 am »
It happens to me all the time.
What is worrying me is that one of the symptoms of the kind of Alzheimer's Terry Pratchett had is that you can't see things that are there in front of you.  Your eyes physically see them but your brain refuses to register they are there.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #663 on: August 11, 2016, 04:42:11 am »
Sounds like you're living my home life nightmare  :thumbsup: At my work, in the shop, on the trucks, on the trailers, everything has a place and it has to be there or we're in for lost time, which cost money for crews, rig time, crane rentals, plant down time etc etc. But at home ? Anything goes ! Very frustrating.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #664 on: August 16, 2016, 09:35:36 am »
Having recently won a set of 1/48 decals for an F4H-1 I decided that having the 1/72 scale conversion set might be a good idea. I know, I mentioned two usually incompatible kit sizes but I have a plan. See I know this man who is a whizz with making decals so I thought that if I send him the 1/48 scale decals he could resize and print them out in 1/72 as that is my scale of choice. I could later donate the decals to the F-4 SIG which I am a member of because the SIG leader usually builds in 1/48.
So while I was on the Hannants web site, where I saved the Falcon conversion set for purchase later, I thought I would check out the Shackleton Mk3 Phase 3 conversion set was in stock, abet only in small numbers, five at the time, so I purchased a set. Probably going to save the set when it arrives for any further release, probably by Revell of a modern tooling of a Mk3 Shackleton, I will already have the set ready to go rather than updating and detailing the old Frog kit and its 50,000 rivets et all.  :blink:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #665 on: August 17, 2016, 09:03:59 am »
Yippee !!!!

Just found a feature of the forum that I like a lot  :thumbsup:

I have adjusted the time that the forum shows me so I don't have to do any mind bending maths to work out the time difference between the site and my own local time  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #666 on: August 27, 2016, 09:37:04 am »
This doesn't fall into a stash or Library purchase but today I bought from Lidl a "Digital Angle Finder" which I think could find a lot of use when scratch building things or even when setting out angels. The shop also had Digital Calipers in stock too.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #667 on: August 27, 2016, 12:15:32 pm »
What does a "Digital Angle Finder" look like and how does it work?
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #668 on: August 28, 2016, 06:46:26 am »
I assume someone digitised a protractor ? Interested to know.

Lidl and Aldi can sometimes turn up some really useful bits and bobs  :thumbsup:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #669 on: August 28, 2016, 07:17:28 am »
...and why would you want to be setting out angels.  :o
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #670 on: August 28, 2016, 07:21:49 am »
...and why would you want to be setting out angels.  :o

Flippin' maths master made me write something very similar out about 500 times once at school - just because you get an e and a l in the wrong order  ;D
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #671 on: August 28, 2016, 08:47:23 am »
Right, seeing how Kit asked nicely I thought I better show him the tool I bought from Lidl.

So here is the tool....


Switched on.....


At an angle


Reset to Zero which is useful to find the difference between two angles


The angle between the last picture and this one...


And back to the start, well almost. 0.1o out by me not the device.


And with the arms moving the other way.


Hope the pictures are informative. The tool comes with an instruction booklet, but really its so simple to use I haven't even looked at it.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #672 on: August 28, 2016, 11:57:50 am »
That's an excellent piece of kit Alastair.  :thumbsup:

Thanks for the very explanatory pics, they show exactly what it does. I think I may get one of those, it looks very handy.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #673 on: August 30, 2016, 02:18:48 pm »
That is pretty neat ! Might come in handy for real world projects as well.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #674 on: October 16, 2016, 08:16:14 am »
Nothing major going on in life other than lots of things which are reducing my modelling time.

Yesterday I bought the New Airfix Spitfire Mk. Va. Just been comparing the sprues to those of the Airfix Mk,1/11a and found them to be identical!

The oil intake for the Mk V is on the same sprue as the two bladed propeller.

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