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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #960 on: October 21, 2018, 03:04:57 pm »
Colin *definitely* did an F24 set as I got one in 2012 and the resulting model was done for Telford 2013 (and I detested it, but that's another story).  There's a resin scribing template with it and I'm sure I have one kicking about *somewhere*.  I'll add it to the bits if I come across it.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #961 on: October 21, 2018, 10:25:49 pm »
Colin *definitely* did an F24 set as I got one in 2012 and the resulting model was done for Telford 2013 (and I detested it, but that's another story).  There's a resin scribing template with it and I'm sure I have one kicking about *somewhere*.  I'll add it to the bits if I come across it.

That would be fantastic Lee, especially as I have been unable to find one on the net  :thumbsup:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #962 on: October 22, 2018, 05:07:35 am »
Found one in the spares box.  I know there's another somewhere as I'll want that in the future meself.  Also dug out several (at least four) sets of PR19 radiators, there's a pair of 19 wings, the back end from a Fujimi 14, some wheels and other bits.

It's a good job I went looking as I found my missing Attacker canopy!
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #963 on: October 22, 2018, 11:26:55 am »
Found one in the spares box.  I know there's another somewhere as I'll want that in the future meself.  Also dug out several (at least four) sets of PR19 radiators, there's a pair of 19 wings, the back end from a Fujimi 14, some wheels and other bits.

It's a good job I went looking as I found my missing Attacker canopy!

Not worried about the wheels and undercarriage legs as I have a half dozed Eduard Spits myself so I have the odd one or two spare, nice haul by the way  :thumbsup:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #964 on: November 03, 2018, 04:00:09 pm »
"The Return of the Carpet Monster"

While the girlfriend was watching the Rugby this afternoon I decided to do a little modelling. I carefully cut the nose from one of the recent, relatively that is, Harrier Gr Mk 7/9 kits so that I could add the Aeris Gr 5 nose I received today. The 7/9 nose will go onto an older New generation Harrier kit by Airfix as the new nose if far better than the older kits rendition. The resultant model will be following on from an idea planted by some of Spinners recent postings of Japanese Harriers. Basically, what if Japan bought the ex RAF machines and gave them a small upgrade to integrate them with their own weapons systems?
While trimming excess resin away from the Aeries nose in an attempt to misname the amount of work needed to blend it into the contours of the kits nose I was interrupted by my cat joining me on the chair I was sat on, shortly followed by the cat moving to the table which although it concerned me was not much of a worry so I looked back at what I was doing when the next thing I know is the cat has attempted to climb over a pile of kits causing an avalanche!
Since managing to catch the sliding mass of model boxed without much actual deposition of their contents from their respective containers I have yet to find the nose I was working on  :banghead: it appears for all intents and purposes to have diapered into thin air!  :angry:
An area described by the length of my arm from my seat and including a corresponding area below the table has been searched too!  :banghead:
Perhaps the carpet Monster has claimed the part which disappoints me intently as I only got the part this morning  :banghead:
I do have a spare nose from a Hasegawa Gr 5 kit which I am not building as a Gr 5 due to the lack of aerials under the tail that I decided I would not model myself. I found the Hasegawa nose after I received the resin item which is typical  :banghead:
Perhaps it will turn up at some point, hope it's sooner rather than later though  :-\

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #965 on: November 03, 2018, 04:47:57 pm »
 :angry: :angry:  Laaaaaaaaaaaaaame.


Considering the shape, I bet it has fallen prey to "soap bar" antics and has probably flown off farther than expected. A good deal of the time when I lose a part it turns out that it has bounced or flown quite a ways further than I had anticipated.

Then there's the "I can't believe it, but..." scenario of things like: one of the kits that toppled over might have landed on it and somehow the nose piece became wedged between the box and its box lid, etc.

Might not be much solace at the moment, but we can hope!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #966 on: November 03, 2018, 04:52:37 pm »
...it appears for all intents and purposes to have diapered into thin air!...

Because you said "oh s**t"?

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #967 on: November 03, 2018, 05:05:00 pm »
 ;D ;D
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #968 on: November 04, 2018, 02:19:26 am »
...it appears for all intents and purposes to have diapered into thin air!...

Because you said "oh s**t"?

 ;D

Actually I didn't. It was "where the heck did that go?"

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #969 on: November 04, 2018, 05:54:39 am »
I dropped a vital piece, or a few vital pieces, on Friday and couldn't believe how far some of them flew. Found all but one in the end and I haven't found that even by using the normally full proof method of walking barefoot  :banghead:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #970 on: November 17, 2018, 08:04:25 am »
Managed to get around to repairing show damage to a few builds from Glasgow, some of them from last year  :o

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #971 on: November 18, 2018, 12:31:47 am »
Well done. I always find it difficult to get around to repairing damage to a previously finished kit. They never, ever seem the same to me. Sad  :-\
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #972 on: November 18, 2018, 01:09:11 am »

Well done. I always find it difficult to get around to repairing damage to a previously finished kit. They never, ever seem the same to me. Sad  :-\


Yes, what is it about repairing damaged builds?

I find that VERY difficult to do, and I've got more than one shelf full of models that need to be sorted, usually busted prop blades or landing gear, but in one case the entire wing and engine have come right off. That's a B-25H Mitchell with the 75 mm cannon in the nose.

It's not the technical nature of doing the repair, that's often a 'piano wire and super glue' job, but it's the mental effect of knowing that my previous work has been vandalised in some way perhaps?
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #973 on: November 18, 2018, 07:33:30 am »
Yeeesh, this is depressing. My next "build day" I'm going to stop and repair a couple of mine.  ;D   

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #974 on: November 18, 2018, 12:38:58 pm »
Yeeesh, this is depressing. My next "build day" I'm going to stop and repair a couple of mine.  ;D   

Just remembered that there is a Typhoon Mk 1 with one of it's main undercarriage legs missing on my work bence, the propellor is around there somewhere too.

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