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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #975 on: November 19, 2018, 03:41:12 pm »
Oooh....  yeah, get on that , brotha.   I forgot. I'm going to grab mine in a minute and fix it. My F/U-2 took a nasty fall. Nose, canopy, and pogo wheel busted up.


Speaking of main gear legs, I was spraying one of mine earlier with clear when it popped out of the clothespin, flew out the window, then tumbled two stories down into the yard. AMAZINGLY I went down there and found it in less than 60 seconds. Dodged a bullet there... I thought it was a gonner....
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #976 on: November 20, 2018, 01:00:56 am »
If I don't fix tham right away then there is a very real risk of it never getting done and them becoming parts fodder.

I took the Post Apocalypse van to model car club last night and managed to dislodge the bull bar and the machine gun mount.  I fixed both this morning between shifts.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #977 on: November 20, 2018, 11:56:55 pm »

If I don't fix tham right away then there is a very real risk of it never getting done and them becoming parts fodder.

I took the Post Apocalypse van to model car club last night and managed to dislodge the bull bar and the machine gun mount.  I fixed both this morning between shifts.


A very admirable attitude to take I must say.  :thumbsup:

I should adopt it (but probably won't....... :banghead:) but I have a MASSIVE backlog of repairs to get through first and the sheer magnitude of the task is a bit defeating.  :-\
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #978 on: November 21, 2018, 07:36:34 am »
Decided to have a search on the modelling desk for the missing undercarriage part for the Tempest and actually found it!  ;D

I even found the missing doors from my single seat firefly too  :lol:

Thinking that I am going to have to use alternative parts for the Tempest undercarriage though as the break is in a place that is probably at the weakest for the leg and it refuses to go back together  :banghead:

I might have some white metal parts around somewhere.....

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #979 on: December 11, 2018, 11:10:03 am »
The Tempest is still not fixed as I can't find the white metal Aeroclub undercarriage legs  :banghead:

However between the girlfriend and myself I now have the nose of the Harrier GR.5  :thumbsup:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #980 on: December 12, 2018, 02:06:18 am »
...between the girlfriend and myself I now have the nose of the Harrier GR.5...

Won't that chafe?

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #981 on: December 12, 2018, 05:52:56 am »
...between the girlfriend and myself I now have the nose of the Harrier GR.5...

Won't that chafe?

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Depends on what you do with it.....

I probably should have said "Between the girlfriend and myself I have found the missing resin nose for the Harrier GR.5"

No chafing involved even though you can apparently buy ointments, creams and other products to reduce or eliminate chafing  :blink:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #982 on: December 28, 2018, 06:32:06 am »
Defiantly going to try and keep this girlfriend. My Christmas/Birthday present from her is a Gift voucher for Hannants! Only down side is that Hannants won't accept gift vouchers as payment for backorders so until the new Airfix Phantom FGR2 arrives I will have to do my best to resist temptation.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #983 on: December 28, 2018, 07:55:39 am »
Brilliant!!  ;D
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #984 on: January 03, 2019, 12:39:33 pm »
So in the last week I have managed to get some modelling done with a lot more done today as the girlfriend was back at work today so it's just me and the cat here.

One of my new Airfix Phantoms, an FG.1 has been getting a little work done on it but last night and also today the majority of work has been on an AMK 1/72 Kfir which will be a CE version as I have a Scaleworx conversion set to go with it. I also started a Folland Gnat F.1 today which will be an operational machine. Just contemplating what to put under it's wings other than a pair of fuel tanks, maybe a pair of early sidewinders?

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #985 on: January 05, 2019, 12:04:06 pm »
Just doing a few odds and ends as I feel as if I have caught something flu like, slightly concerned as one of me nieces has recently been diagnosed with T.B!
Anyhow, I am about to add some filler to the underside of a Heller Mirage III E/R/5/ BA which is not going to be exactly what it says on the box. There are several slight lumps on the underside which after checking with a few pictures I concluded that they are indeed as I suspected supposed to be small exhausts but are in fact just small indistinct lumps on the kit. Does anyone know of an aftermarket detail set that would provide replacements?

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #986 on: January 05, 2019, 05:41:02 pm »
My niece had TB.  As a result one lung isn't as effective as it should be.
Don't know about there but over here when anyone is diagnosed with it a specialised team kicks into action and they round up anyone who has been in contact with the patient, (blood) test them and if deemed necessary send them for chest X-Rays.
As an ex-smoker waiting for the other shoe to drop I was happy to be x-rayed as it showed nothing wrong (yet).

She'll be fine.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #987 on: January 06, 2019, 01:09:36 am »
Yup it's a disease that had almost been eradicated by the mass inoculation program when I was a kid. Back then it was relatively common and the only treatment was a year or so in a sanatorium. One of the fledgling NHS's first success stories  :bow:

It does seem to be making a fightback however. Your niece will be fine and providing you had your inoculations back in the day so should you  :thumbsup:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #988 on: January 06, 2019, 01:57:30 am »
Thanks for the reassurance guys although I was not really worried about it. Anyone any idea about the parts for the Mirage though?

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #989 on: January 16, 2019, 02:22:25 pm »
So I have been doing some tidying of my modelling bench and I come across one half of the forward fuselage of a Hasegawa F-111, no problem I thought to myself as I know where the box is that this should be in. When I opened the box I find a complete forward fuselage consisting of not only both forward fuselage half's but the cockpit and a scratch built electronics bay too  :-\
Scratching my head I look around and then check the contents of another three Hasegawa F-111 kits I have easy access to, nope, not from them either  :banghead:
It's a while later after having found a couple of PM Sea Fury's and the while metal undercarriage legs they both held, one of which will be used to repair my Tempest Mk.1, I realized that I had also been working on an F-111B! So hunting around I managed to find the box with the rest of the build in it, only it didn't contain the rest of the build as the other forward fuselage half wasn't in the box  :banghead:
Lots of hunting low and high eventually turned up the part hiding on the bench which when I remove the scraps of plastic that litter it's surface and store the parts that may become useful due to their interesting shape or because they are a reasonable size I should have some space to work on.

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