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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #870 on: October 05, 2017, 12:22:39 am »
It happens, just don't let it get to you get the lightning finished and anything else becomes a bonus build, sometimes builds just fly together thanks to the kit, the build, the inspiration driving you and the circumstances to allow you pull all that together with minimal interruption or distraction.

Daft really when not working you can't get much done as you have the time but feel guilty at having it and try to focus on getting a job, but when working you don't always have the time, the energy or the inspiration so again struggle. Experiencing exactly the same, I have the model room I have the builds but after a day sat in front of a PC, the eyes or the body feels tired and you just want to turn off and chill out.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #871 on: October 10, 2017, 02:35:19 pm »
Not much progress on anything as real life has been rearing its ugly head over the last few days. The Lightening WILL be finished for Telford for sure and hopefully for the Glasgow show.

My planed activities for the week before Telford means that if it is not done prior to the Tuesday then its not happening as I will be visiting some other friends in the Midlands on my way to SMW

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #872 on: October 12, 2017, 02:39:05 pm »
I should get back to modelling tomorrow evening. Been fretting over a very important purchase which was finalised today by my picking up a five year old Ford Focus. Had to take the plunge as Lemmy, my 2002 Toyota Avensis had got to the stage where the engine and exhaust system were B.E.R.. Makes me think that the name was rather apt even if I did name the car Lemmy for a different reason

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #873 on: October 12, 2017, 03:32:46 pm »
Yay on both counts!!  :laugh:


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« Reply #874 on: October 12, 2017, 10:43:25 pm »

RIP Lemmy.


He is not gone yet. At the moment I own two cars as I have yet to visit any of the local scrap yards to see if they will take him and for how much.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #875 on: October 30, 2017, 04:10:07 pm »
Things are progressing reasonably well in my preparations for Telford. Models are progressing nicely and the first of several cakes has been baked and its infusion with Whisky has started. Another two non infused cakes will be baked on Friday for those that are driving or are under age.

A problem I do have with preparations for Telford is less time than most people have. I am travelling down on the Wednesday as I am visiting some friends on the Thursday and I have a social commitment on the Tuesday evening as well so I only have a week left :banghead:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #876 on: November 01, 2017, 02:11:17 pm »
The second infusion for the first cake has taken place. Seeing that I have a cold, perhaps I should sniff the cake to clear my bunged up nose  :o

I am going to have to very carefully consider storage and labelling of the cakes as there will be three of them, more than likely to be pre cut into finger sized slices for ease of consumption. It would not be a good idea to get them mixed up so probably labels and sticky tape to the rescue.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #877 on: November 01, 2017, 05:38:27 pm »
Feel better and yeah........ labeling them cakes sounds like a GOOD idea!  ;D :thumbsup:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #878 on: November 01, 2017, 05:44:28 pm »
We'll have to 'Taste Check' them all on arrival of course...........  ;D ;)
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #879 on: November 01, 2017, 11:25:25 pm »
The second infusion for the first cake has taken place. Seeing that I have a cold, perhaps I should sniff the cake to clear my bunged up nose  :o

I am going to have to very carefully consider storage and labelling of the cakes as there will be three of them, more than likely to be pre cut into finger sized slices for ease of consumption. It would not be a good idea to get them mixed up so probably labels and sticky tape to the rescue.

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Put icing on the Alcohol free one, then you should be safe  :thumbsup:

Sounds like you could do with the infusion to help fight the cold,  ;)
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #880 on: November 01, 2017, 11:47:12 pm »
The second infusion for the first cake has taken place. Seeing that I have a cold, perhaps I should sniff the cake to clear my bunged up nose  :o

I am going to have to very carefully consider storage and labelling of the cakes as there will be three of them, more than likely to be pre cut into finger sized slices for ease of consumption. It would not be a good idea to get them mixed up so probably labels and sticky tape to the rescue.

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Put icing on the Alcohol free one, then you should be safe  :thumbsup:

Sounds like you could do with the infusion to help fight the cold,  ;)

I don't drink the stuff as I can't stand the taste  :drink:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #881 on: November 02, 2017, 12:44:26 pm »
A problem I do have with preparations for Telford is less time than most people have. I am travelling down on the Wednesday as I am visiting some friends on the Thursday and I have a social commitment on the Tuesday evening as well so I only have a week left :banghead:
To avoid getting stressed out over telford, I tend to cease all model activity a week before the show. Regardless of weather the build's that are underway were intended for the show or not. That leaves what "spare time" I have in the run up to the show for getting every thing packed and ready for the off.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #882 on: November 02, 2017, 12:54:46 pm »
A problem I do have with preparations for Telford is less time than most people have. I am travelling down on the Wednesday as I am visiting some friends on the Thursday and I have a social commitment on the Tuesday evening as well so I only have a week left :banghead:
To avoid getting stressed out over telford, I tend to cease all model activity a week before the show. Regardless of weather the build's that are underway were intended for the show or not. That leaves what "spare time" I have in the run up to the show for getting every thing packed and ready for the off.

I am thinking that way Martin, I will have to hold my F.A.R.T. for now although I may do the odd part or two. I have a couple of kits that I can add decals to so that will be the order of the day, the VG lightening has a few little things done to it and there is an F-4L still waiting some decals too.

So the F.A.R.T will get its first show at Perth next year with hopefully OGL looking after it for a while so people get a chance to look at it and laugh over the back-story to it.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #883 on: November 02, 2017, 12:59:59 pm »
You'll burst holding a Fart for that long !!!!  :wacko:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #884 on: November 02, 2017, 01:18:51 pm »
In some previous years I've not even started a model for Telford by this time.  ;D

Mind you, they weren't Whiffs, and usually OOB with different decals.
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