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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #945 on: September 15, 2018, 02:09:02 am »
As Jim says, good news re the cataracts and car  :thumbsup: I to have the beginings of cataracts and have been told that I'm years away from them having to be dealt with.

As for Spot. He really does have a gorgeous coat, both in colouring and "look".
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #946 on: September 16, 2018, 03:27:42 am »
As Jim says, good news re the cataracts and car  :thumbsup: I to have the beginings of cataracts and have been told that I'm years away from them having to be dealt with.

As for Spot. He really does have a gorgeous coat, both in colouring and "look".

Thanks NARSES2, that's exactly what the consultant said to me although the down side is not visiting her a gain, she was rather nice  ;) ;D

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #947 on: September 22, 2018, 02:07:06 am »
I quite enjoy going for my regular blood pressure readings  ;)
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #948 on: October 04, 2018, 10:24:00 am »
Today "The Grey Shadow" aka Spot got his first confirmed kill so I may be adding a little spider to the tag on his collar in the hope he becomes an Ace  :rolleyes:

On another note which is in fact model related, I intend to start two Esci/Italeri Sea Harrier FRS 1's to be painted and decaled up in other markings. No idea how long they will take to get made but I do know that unfortunately I will not be taking them to Telford this year so you will have to do without the fruit cake that I brought with me last year as well.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #949 on: October 05, 2018, 05:56:01 am »
Today "The Grey Shadow" aka Spot got his first confirmed kill so I may be adding a little spider to the tag on his collar in the hope he becomes an Ace  :rolleyes:



Always remember a cat I had eon's ago first kill. Not sure who was more surprised, it or the mouse ? I know my then Mrs was under the illusion that the cat should have somehow caught the mouse, the reason it had been bought, and somehow taken it out back via the cat flap to be released safely back into the wild  :rolleyes: Also remember the dog being totally fascinated by the process  ;D

but I do know that unfortunately I will not be taking them to Telford this year so you will have to do without the fruit cake that I brought with me last year as well.

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Does that mean your'e not making it this year mate ?
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #950 on: October 06, 2018, 04:43:17 am »

but I do know that unfortunately I will not be taking them to Telford this year so you will have to do without the fruit cake that I brought with me last year as well.

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Does that mean your'e not making it this year mate ?

Unless I will a few hundred pounds in the lottery in the next couple of weeks that's the case  :banghead:

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« Reply #951 on: October 07, 2018, 05:56:22 am »
That's a shame mate
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #952 on: October 07, 2018, 06:28:23 am »
That's a shame mate

Certainly is. Lack of funds due to having to buy new glasses, which my opticians made a mess of and indeed referred me to the local eye hospital who said they don't expect to see me for another ten years. So back to the opticians who said they will replace my glasses free of charge once I get my eyes tested and correctly prescribed. And this time they will listen to what I say I can see and where I have difficulty with focus which is the problem.  :banghead:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #953 on: October 07, 2018, 06:44:35 am »
I have to face the bill for new glasses come January and I am not looking forward to it. Even if my prescription stays the same I need new frames as I've lost weight and that's affected the fit of my current pair.

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« Reply #954 on: October 07, 2018, 06:52:04 am »
Tie some rubber bands together and to the ear pieces. That will save you some money. Model building is more important!
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« Reply #955 on: October 07, 2018, 06:55:33 am »
Tie some rubber bands together and to the ear pieces. That will save you some money. Model building is more important!

I remember kids at school whose parents had done that. Poor so and so's had the mick taken out of them rotten. Always felt sorry for them.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #956 on: October 08, 2018, 03:40:43 am »
Tie some rubber bands together and to the ear pieces. That will save you some money. Model building is more important!

I remember kids at school whose parents had done that. Poor so and so's had the mick taken out of them rotten. Always felt sorry for them.

I never had mine held on with lacky bands but they were often repaired with sticky tape.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #957 on: October 18, 2018, 12:00:47 pm »
Been thinking about changing Spot's nick name from "The Grey Shadow" to "Spot... the trip hazard"  :rolleyes: ;D

Think I have caught a bug.... for Spitfires and the Wooksta! must surely be to blame  :angel:

After buying a couple of 1/48 scale Spitfire bits and pieces which included the Aeroclub Mk 14/21 fuselage kit to allow you to use both sets of wings from the Airfix Seafire to create a 21 if you build the Seafire as a 47 with folded wings. Anyway, that got me thinking of how similar the Airfix 1/72 PR XIX fuselage was and how well that would work with the late wing from the Mk 22 and well one thing is leading to another so I am resurrecting the sorting out of Spitfire parts in my stash to produce a myriad of aircraft, mainly late Spits as I like them a little better than the others. This has produced "A Plan" not to be confused with "The Plan" which is the Wooksta's!especially as this plan is only real world.

So far the idea is this:
  • PR XIX, almost straight from the box, different decals and a vac form canopy.
  • Mk 21, with 5 bladed prop. this will consist of a PR XIX fuselage with wings from a Mk22 and decals from a sheet I found stuffed in a book on camouflage and markings in the UK post WWII. Extra bits and pieced such as tailplanes from the spares box.
  • Mk 21, with contra-rotating prop. As above but with the prop coming from the old Aeroteam F21 issued by Eduard and the tail fin from a Mk XVIII by Freightdog. Decals as above and all the parts are in the stash and in fact are now in the same box  ;D
  • Mk XIVc, Fuselage from a XIX with wings from an Airfix IXc, just need a spare set of Airfix XIX radiators to build this as I have both kits in the stash.
  • Mk XIVe, Fuselage from one of the Mk 22's that had its wings taken for either 2 or 3 above with the wings from either of those re-scribed and adapted to become an 'e' wing with the aid of parts from the spares box.
  • Mk XVIII, As 5 above but with the addition of a Freightdog Mk XVIII tail.
  • Mk 22, As per the box with a Freightdog improvement set and decals from the previously mentioned decal sheet.
  • Mk 24, Almost straight from the box, just need to shorten the cannon barrels. Decals from Legato as an 80 Squadron machine.

Total number of kits so far for this little project is PR XIX's x 2, MK 22's x 4 although I am missing a set of PR XIX wings which The Wooksta! has kindly said he will donate  :thumbsup:

Quite a fair amount of work especially matching the wings to the fuselages, mainly at the front and rear of the wings but that's part of the fun in modelling  :unsure:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #958 on: October 21, 2018, 01:50:37 pm »
Not all the F24s had the short cannon barrels and some had the same u/c doors as the Seafire FR47.  The position of the radio hatch on the starboard fuselage also moves, plus the prop is again different, but I can't remember how much by.  May be worth investing in the Freightdog Spitfire F24 set, because that'll give you exactly what you'll need.

There's two sets of PR19 wings set aside for you, plus something else I've just remembered and then forgotten...  Oh, yes.  Mk 19 radiators.  Sure I can find some in the spares box.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #959 on: October 21, 2018, 02:28:01 pm »
Not all the F24s had the short cannon barrels and some had the same u/c doors as the Seafire FR47.  The position of the radio hatch on the starboard fuselage also moves, plus the prop is again different, but I can't remember how much by.  May be worth investing in the Freightdog Spitfire F24 set, because that'll give you exactly what you'll need.

There's two sets of PR19 wings set aside for you, plus something else I've just remembered and then forgotten...  Oh, yes.  Mk 19 radiators.  Sure I can find some in the spares box.

Thanks Lee, however I can't find anything about a Spitfire F24 set by Freightdog although I do have a copy of their OOP Mk 22 detail set. If you can send me an extra pair of those radiators that would be great as it will allow me to use the Airfix IXc wing with a XIX fuselage for a XIVc aircraft.

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