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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #885 on: November 02, 2017, 01:52:47 pm »
You'll burst holding a Fart for that long !!!!  :wacko:

Well it will go slowly....... see if I can get a cheeky bit out now and again.....   :rolleyes:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #886 on: November 03, 2017, 03:06:23 pm »
A non modelling post for me this time. Lemmy, my Silver Machine, has gone to a local scrap yard, it's heart and lungs worn out and beyond repair  :banghead:

So meet Ermintrude

WP_20171103_16_19_32_Pro by gondor44, on Flickr

A lovely Ford Focus Zetec in what Ford call "Silver"

It's a little smaller but will not be running roughly 2,000 miles per gallon, of oil as Lemmy did  :banghead:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #887 on: November 03, 2017, 03:35:03 pm »
Very swish Alastair, but why 'Ermintrude'? Some 8 Sqdn. Shackleton connection perhaps?
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #888 on: November 03, 2017, 04:03:09 pm »
Very swish Alastair, but why 'Ermintrude'? Some 8 Sqdn. Shackleton connection perhaps?

Ford "Silver" has a lilac hue to it in certain light conditions which for some unknown reason made me think of the name Ermintrude after The Magic Roundabout character rather than the aircraft. Saying that I may use that option when I eventually get the Airfix AEW Shack so thanks for the idea Kit  :thumbsup:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #889 on: November 03, 2017, 04:50:39 pm »
I can see what you mean, even in your pic above, there's a slight lilac shade to it.  ;D

IIRC 'Ermintrude' was the Shackleton that was renamed 'Dylan' for some reason, and 'Dylan's serial was WL793. WL963 was also named 'Ermintrude' at some stage as well.

There's a whole thread about the 'Magic Roundabout' names here :-

https://forum.keypublishing.com/archive/index.php/t-113742.html
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #890 on: November 05, 2017, 03:08:53 am »
I can see what you mean, even in your pic above, there's a slight lilac shade to it.  ;D

IIRC 'Ermintrude' was the Shackleton that was renamed 'Dylan' for some reason, and 'Dylan's serial was WL793. WL963 was also named 'Ermintrude' at some stage as well.

There's a whole thread about the 'Magic Roundabout' names here :-

https://forum.keypublishing.com/archive/index.php/t-113742.html

I just checked the Airfix web site for their release date of the AEW Shackleton and found that one of the decal options provided in the kit is for Ermintrude  :thumbsup:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #891 on: November 05, 2017, 04:31:48 am »
I can see what you mean, even in your pic above, there's a slight lilac shade to it.  ;D

IIRC 'Ermintrude' was the Shackleton that was renamed 'Dylan' for some reason, and 'Dylan's serial was WL793. WL963 was also named 'Ermintrude' at some stage as well.

There's a whole thread about the 'Magic Roundabout' names here :-

https://forum.keypublishing.com/archive/index.php/t-113742.html

I just checked the Airfix web site for their release date of the AEW Shackleton and found that one of the decal options provided in the kit is for Ermintrude  :thumbsup:

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RESULT!  :thumbsup: ;D
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #892 on: November 06, 2017, 10:41:18 am »
Found out while packing for SMW that I have lost one of the nose-wheels for my TSR2  :banghead:

I am fairly sure that happened at the Glasgow show so if anyone that was there found an odd wheel it may be from that. Good job I am part way through building another version or two so I am pinching a nose wheel from one of those as the hubs are already painted thus reinquiring only the tyres to be painted. A couple of Stratos 4 builds will replace wheels for a while but it would still be nice to get the original back if its around.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #893 on: November 06, 2017, 01:58:34 pm »
That reminds me..................

<Note to self> Inspect all tables at SMW for the stand before doing anything else!
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #894 on: November 06, 2017, 03:09:50 pm »
That reminds me..................

<Note to self> Inspect all tables at SMW for the stand before doing anything else!

Is that not more a case of "Inspect the tables to make sure they won't fall down"?

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #895 on: November 10, 2017, 11:58:04 am »
Having travelled south a couple of days ago to meet up with some friends I took a slight diversion on the way to Telford to Cosford and spent a little while wandering around the various hangers and other exhibits. I also took a few pictures which may take some time to upload to my flicker account as there are over 600 in total  :o

Once they are uploaded I plan to sort them out into separate folder by aircraft type.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #896 on: November 15, 2017, 02:22:08 pm »
Thought I would write up a few things now that life has sort of returned to normal after Telford.

This is a sort of gathering my thoughts together and throwing out a few ideas or at least saying what I intend to build between now and next years Glasgow show.

  • 1/48 Airfix TSR2: This is for a friend and has just about every single resin and photo etch extra you can think of using. Had this sitting around for a few years and only tinkered with a few parts so it's long overdue getting built. After it's built comes a different challenge, getting it to Sweden when he lives  :-\
  • 1/48 Kenitic Harrier T bird: Having got this from the Harrier SIG for a donation to the customs cost I thought I better get it built. Typical for me I will not be doing it straight out of the box so I am modelling an ex RAF T4, complete with Laser Nose. To this end a set of decals have been ordered from Hannants with the intent of the model appearing on the Harrier SIG display at some point in time
  • 1/72 Airfix Lynx: This is "The Last Fart" which I intend to have finished for the Scottish Nationals and if I do a reasonable job of it I may enter it in the competition along with the back story which should get a chuckle or two.
  • 1/72 Fujimi F-4L: This is a conversion for the proposed L version of the Phantom which has been partly decalled for over a year now. I really should get it finished so it can be displayed on the F-4 SIG stand or our own
  • 1/72 Hasegawa F-111K: Another stalled build that needs to be finished. Stalled mainly as I am scared of scratch building the bomb bay, and quite rightly so as some of you will say.

That's probably enough for now, other items will probably pop onto the list of builds, some more Project Cancelled items come to mind along with some normal What-Iff's too.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #897 on: November 15, 2017, 06:51:18 pm »
I'm totally digging the resurrection stuff. Somehow it makes me a bit sad when projects go unfinished.  :lol:  ;D  ;D

Sounds like you had fun.

I've added going to this to my bucket list. .. .  I think the most costly part is getting across the pond.
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« Reply #898 on: November 15, 2017, 10:26:45 pm »

I've added going to this to my bucket list. .. .  I think the most costly part is getting across the pond.


The thing to do is to make it a worthwhile trip is to have the show as part of a holiday. That should help sell the idea to the other half.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #899 on: November 16, 2017, 12:14:42 am »
Thought I would write up a few things now that life has sort of returned to normal after Telford.

This is a sort of gathering my thoughts together and throwing out a few ideas or at least saying what I intend to build between now and next years Glasgow show.

  • 1/48 Airfix TSR2: This is for a friend and has just about every single resin and photo etch extra you can think of using. Had this sitting around for a few years and only tinkered with a few parts so it's long overdue getting built. After it's built comes a different challenge, getting it to Sweden when he lives  :-\
  • 1/48 Kenitic Harrier T bird: Having got this from the Harrier SIG for a donation to the customs cost I thought I better get it built. Typical for me I will not be doing it straight out of the box so I am modelling an ex RAF T4, complete with Laser Nose. To this end a set of decals have been ordered from Hannants with the intent of the model appearing on the Harrier SIG display at some point in time
  • 1/72 Airfix Lynx: This is "The Last Fart" which I intend to have finished for the Scottish Nationals and if I do a reasonable job of it I may enter it in the competition along with the back story which should get a chuckle of two.
  • 1/72 Fujimi F-4L: This is a conversion for the proposed L version of the Phantom which has been partly decalled for over a year now. I really should get it finished so it can be displayed on the F-4 SIG stand or our own
  • 1/72 Hasegawa F-111K: Another stalled build that needs to be finished. Stalled mainly as I am scared of scratch building the bomb bay, and quite rightly so as some of you will say.

That's probably enough for now, other items will probably pop onto the list of builds, some more Project Cancelled items come to mind along with some normal What-Iff's too.

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The F-111 bomb bay isn't too bad to build once you get the pictures, its the kit break down that's a pain as they put the bulkheads and fuselage joins in the through the bomb bay area. At least the Hasegawa kit has a separate bomb bay door plate that can be adapted the Italeri kit has separate side panels along part of the bay and the fuselage join on the belly is part way along the bomb bay doors. A bit frustrating that the aftermarket have never addressed this nor has Trumpeter/Hobbyboss scaled down their 48th kit with the bay into 72nd.

Look forward to seeing the Lynx as the wip you showed at SMW seemed to nicely catch the interior padding
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