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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #705 on: December 16, 2016, 06:45:10 am »
   Well what an up and down month this has been. Having quit one job and then started another job the following week I am now forced to look for yet another job after having been laid off!

Apparently too many bodies and not enough work and as I was the last person in I'm the first person to go out!

A disappointment considering the time of year and the prospects of getting employment within the next week, i.e. nil or as good as!

At least being laid off means I am entitled to all the job seekers benefits if required.

To add to that, next Friday I will be travelling to Chesterfield in Derbyshire to go to a funeral with my girlfriend. As that's in the afternoon we plan to do the whole trip there and back in the one day.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #706 on: December 16, 2016, 06:49:46 am »
Sorry to hear that mate. Best of luck with the search in2017
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #707 on: December 16, 2016, 05:44:07 pm »
Yes.. that's a bummer, man.  I know the roller coaster feels of this type of thing so I sympathize. It's nerve wracking.

I concur with my esteemed fellow board member.. Best of luck with the renewed search. 
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #708 on: December 17, 2016, 02:22:19 pm »
While out shopping today I found this....



At only 17 I thought some other members might find it a help for moving large quantities of boxes between their vehicle and venues. Available from Lidl until part way through the week or until stocks run out.

On a modelling note, I have decided to use my AlleyCat Shackleton T4 conversion set to build a Shackleton MR1A. The major difference is the turret then there must be aerial and air scoops that are different but for the main I should have no problem using the Airfix Shackleton for the conversion which the kit is designed for.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #709 on: December 17, 2016, 04:18:08 pm »
I've been considering a Shackleton E.1 - an ELINT MR1 - with 198 sqn.  More room for lots of radio gear and bulky black boxes.  Mind, I've yet to do the ELINT York I had planned.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #710 on: December 17, 2016, 04:21:57 pm »

On a modelling note, I have decided to use my AlleyCat Shackleton T4 conversion set to build a Shackleton MR1A. The major difference is the turret then there must be aerial and air scoops that are different but for the main I should have no problem using the Airfix Shackleton for the conversion which the kit is designed for.

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I understand that Allycat are intending on doing a dedicated MR1 set at some point. By the sounds of it maybe just a relabeling exercise.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #711 on: December 18, 2016, 01:02:17 am »

I understand that Allycat are intending on doing a dedicated MR1 set at some point. By the sounds of it maybe just a relabeling exercise.


I will drop them a line to see what's going to be different, unless they are going to make it the prototype with the forward armament and rear turret.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #712 on: December 18, 2016, 12:34:06 pm »
That dolly is a steal!!  Fold up and all...  I wish I had two or three... 
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #713 on: December 28, 2016, 02:14:21 am »
I'm probably going to start yet another build which end up never getting built or started but no further. It will involve an Airfix Valiant, a B2 conversion set and the Airfix B(PR) conversion set for the valiant, lots of plastic and a tail turret TsrJoe gave me last time I saw him, oh and plastic card to extend the wingspan by a scale eighteen feet!

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #714 on: December 28, 2016, 05:19:40 am »
I'm probably going to start yet another build which end up never getting built or started but no further. It will involve an Airfix Valiant, a B2 conversion set and the Airfix B(PR) conversion set for the valiant, lots of plastic and a tail turret TsrJoe gave me last time I saw him, oh and plastic card to extend the wingspan by a scale eighteen feet!

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #715 on: December 28, 2016, 08:24:10 am »
I'm probably going to start yet another build which end up never getting built or started but no further. It will involve an Airfix Valiant, a B2 conversion set and the Airfix B(PR) conversion set for the valiant, lots of plastic and a tail turret TsrJoe gave me last time I saw him, oh and plastic card to extend the wingspan by a scale eighteen feet!

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #716 on: December 29, 2016, 12:06:20 pm »
I was thinking of starting this build this evening, however when my girlfriend and I visited her mum we found her laying on the floor in her living room so have spent all of the afternoon getting her to the local hospital and then making sure we knew what was going to happen.
She is being kept in for at least tonight, worse was to follow as someone managed to hack my girlfriends Amazon account and order a camera lens, something that she did not do or want so today has not been the greatest and tomorrow will not be much better chasing up the problems and getting them fixed.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #717 on: December 29, 2016, 07:42:57 pm »
Close the account or they will just keep doing it. If it had a credit card number attached to it cancel the card too.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #718 on: December 30, 2016, 02:20:53 am »
Yup, hope the girl friend's mum is o.k.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #719 on: December 30, 2016, 02:31:44 pm »
She's ok but not 100% as they are keeping her in. She was moved to a normal ward early this afternoon but they are trying to increase her Blood/Oxygen level as that is low and trying to sort out her rattling cough! Best of luck with that one NHS as she has been a smoker for well over sixty years which is probably the root cause of both the problems they are looking at.

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