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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #750 on: February 04, 2017, 12:05:09 pm »
Check out the company as best you can to make sure they have plenty of work to do. Some time they hire for a short term project then let people go when it's over.
Plus is there future in the industry.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #751 on: February 07, 2017, 09:47:57 am »
Well yesterday went well. I am signed up to work for an agency which provides workers for the local bottled water company.

Beats me why people buy the stuff when you pay for perfectly good stuff out of the tap  :blink:  however if it gives me a job then I'm not going to complain.

No idea when I will get a call to actually start working, it could be tomorrow morning or in two weeks time and there is no way to tell either  :banghead:

In the meantime I will simply get on with life as best I can.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #752 on: February 07, 2017, 11:15:18 am »
Good on yer Alistair, hope it works out.

As to why people buy the bottled stuff?
Well in this country, I believe that they are the victims of advertising, who think they will look more "Cool" by having the bottled water.
There are however some places in the world, not that few or far away, where if you are not born and bred to the local stuff you are well advised to drink only bottled.
Been there done it and a few times felt sick!

Also if you are buying bottled in one of those places, if you happen to find something from Scotland you do get that "Warm Fuzzy Feeling" of satisfaction.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #753 on: February 07, 2017, 11:39:22 am »
Sounds promising Alastair, I hope they actually find some work for you.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #754 on: February 08, 2017, 01:14:41 am »
...There are however some places in the world, not that few or far away, where if you are not born and bred to the local stuff you are well advised to drink only bottled.
Been there done it and a few times felt sick!...

Yes, i've also been to Bath... ;D

All the best Gondor.  Hopefully you get enough work to pay well but still leave time for whiffing.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #755 on: February 08, 2017, 03:54:47 am »
The shift work at the water company is four days followed by four days off with four night after that and another four days off before starting the whole lot again. I like the sound of that as its varied and not too long for anything, days, night or time off.

I'm just a little worried about being contacted as the agency tried to contact me previously but failed.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #756 on: February 08, 2017, 07:07:32 am »
Yup, best of luck Alastair.

As for bottled water ? I agree with you and can't see the point here in the U.K. As said it's just fashion.

However I can remember going to the continent in the 50's as a nipper and we used to laugh at them having to use bottled water rather than trust their tap water. Oh how the world changes  :banghead:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #757 on: February 09, 2017, 05:17:10 pm »
Just spent a couple of hours going through my Blog in the hope of finding out some information about a build I was thinking of doing since I found the kit I was going to use. An all white F-4 in RAF markings which I think is to be a C/D version going by some of the messages I have looked at.

So many things to do and not enough time to do them all. My modelling Mojo is definitely in the ascendancy at the moment.

One thing that reading all my old ramblings has done, its meant that some of the ideas I have had for builds are now written down on a word document on my desktop rather than stuck away on the site.

I see an awful lot of building in my future

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #758 on: February 10, 2017, 06:58:44 am »

One thing that reading all my old ramblings has done, its meant that some of the ideas I have had for builds are now written down on a word document on my desktop rather than stuck away on the site.



Yup I keep a notebook by the side of my armchair so that I can jot down any random ideas I have
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #759 on: February 10, 2017, 08:11:59 am »

One thing that reading all my old ramblings has done, its meant that some of the ideas I have had for builds are now written down on a word document on my desktop rather than stuck away on the site.



Yup I keep a notebook by the side of my armchair so that I can jot down any random ideas I have

I do that on my laptop, and open a new folder in the 'Model Stuff' main folder with pics and notes on any new project. So far I have 171 folders in there.............  :o
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« Reply #760 on: February 10, 2017, 09:12:01 pm »
I have a spreadsheet on which I enter each addition to my stash along with any build plans.
Then, when i've built the kit I look back at the entry and think "so that's what I was going to do with it"...
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #761 on: February 11, 2017, 06:03:21 am »

I have a spreadsheet on which I enter each addition to my stash along with any build plans.
Then, when i've built the kit I look back at the entry and think "so that's what I was going to do with it"...


That's VERY organised!  :o

I believe that OGL does the same thing, and I have the software to do that as well, but as I had well over 1000 kits in The Loft when I got the software the workload to enter them all would have meant I'd never do any modelling!
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #762 on: February 11, 2017, 07:18:54 am »

I have a spreadsheet on which I enter each addition to my stash along with any build plans.
Then, when i've built the kit I look back at the entry and think "so that's what I was going to do with it"...


That's VERY organised!  :o

I believe that OGL does the same thing, and I have the software to do that as well, but as I had well over 1000 kits in The Loft when I got the software the workload to enter them all would have meant I'd never do any modelling!

I'm using MS Excel. There is database enough in that to cope with my needs. Apart from manufacturer/art.no I also log target, i.e what my plans are/were for that specific kit. Also scale, and where appropriate what kind of progress the kit is in. I have long since given up on completing one kit before starting another. I just go where lust takes me (a strategy that has worked unbelievably well in other parts of my life too..  😉)

I actually set this sheet up last spring when decked thoroughly after surgery. Shuffling models and logging was about all I had the energy to do. Took a few days, though - I found almost 1100 kits. On the upside - I got around to sell of a solid bunch, now hovering on just below 800. Of which I probably won't build half due to normal life expectancy..🙄
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #763 on: February 11, 2017, 07:31:58 am »
I have a spreadsheet on which I enter each addition to my stash along with any build plans.
Then, when i've built the kit I look back at the entry and think "so that's what I was going to do with it"...

Funnily enough I have come across that problem when starting my 6 Sqn Moby Dick

I was thinking, where does the Hasegawa F-4E nose come from  :unsure:, especially when I found one that I had already mutilated to allow conversion to a Fujimi F-4M  :banghead:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #764 on: February 12, 2017, 02:59:57 am »

I have a spreadsheet on which I enter each addition to my stash along with any build plans.
Then, when i've built the kit I look back at the entry and think "so that's what I was going to do with it"...


That's VERY organised!  :o...

You'd think so wouldn't you?
However the system falls down when I either forget to add new stuff or forget to move a kit from the "stash" sheet to the "built" sheet when I finish it.

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