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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1110 on: May 26, 2020, 09:33:07 am »
You need an Otaki C-5 kit Alastair.

Ah, yes, you probably don't have a World Bank account though......
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1111 on: May 29, 2020, 02:57:47 am »
Found out this morning that today is the last day of my furlough so it's back to work on Monday and 5:30am alarm's with getting home at 5pm.

Them most frequent answer I will be giving to the question "what did you do on furlough" will be put on weight and grow my hair!

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1112 on: May 29, 2020, 03:40:55 am »
Good luck on your return. I'm not furloughed but am working reduced hours from home. Not sure if I'm ready to face the outside world again!

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1113 on: May 29, 2020, 05:42:50 am »
Yup, best of luck with the return to work. Hope you don't have a wasted journey this time.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1114 on: May 29, 2020, 05:58:57 am »
I had to email my boss to find out as I knew that I was on furlough until today, this "reminder" got a resonce that there was enough work to warrent a return to work for me. Not looking forward to the early starts again though. On the upside, not seen petrol prices so low whilst I have had a car.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1115 on: May 29, 2020, 06:17:14 am »
got a resonce that there was enough work to warrent a return to work for me.

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That's good to hear.

I still get up regularly at 5-30/6-00 am. Got into the habit over so many years and I've always been a morning person. Any latter than 7-30 and I feel I've wasted the day and just can't get going.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1116 on: May 29, 2020, 07:27:33 am »

I still get up regularly at 5-30/6-00 am. Got into the habit over so many years and I've always been a morning person. Any latter than 7-30 and I feel I've wasted the day and just can't get going.


I know what you mean Chris, I do the same and then decide if I'm going to leap into action, or just laze there and ponder on the state of the world etc.  ;D

It's nice to have the option after all this time.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1117 on: May 29, 2020, 08:37:59 am »
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I still get up regularly at 5-30/6-00 am. Got into the habit over so many years and I've always been a morning person. Any latter than 7-30 and I feel I've wasted the day and just can't get going.

Talk of morning persons always reminds me of this bit of Internet greatness:
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People are always like "are you a morning person or a night person" and I'm like buddy I'm barely even a person.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1118 on: May 30, 2020, 05:40:01 am »
 ;D ;D
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1119 on: June 02, 2020, 01:58:16 pm »
I drive "El prometido" a little crazy with the fact that I , at times, will persue a tiny detail about something far further than she would or anyone else she knows for that matter.

This time the point in detail is the F-102 and the Case X and Case XX wings. You may have noticed that I am building the Grand Models TF-102 conversion set. I have also bought their decal set for the aircraft which has several choices on it. I have decided on 54-1367 of the 196th FIS, California ANG. The serial is depicted a 0-1367 as it was the practice at the time for aircraft over ten years old to receive the number zero to replace the year digit. This was probably done to avoid confusion as to which year an aircraft was built and to avoid the same number appearing on two different aircraft. A case in point would be an aircraft serialed 64-1367 would be shown the same as the option I am using as 4-1367 so the older aircraft has the year digit replaced with a 0.

Anyway, back to the case of the F-102 wing. The conversion set said it was suitable for either type of wing which got me to wondering how do I know which type is suitable for the aircraft I wanted to build? I had found through my research that the Case xx wing was introduced from F-102A 56-1317. OK, so my choice of aircraft was earlier than that so the next question was were the case XX wings retrospectively fitted to earlier aircraft?

With receiving Detail & Scale Vol35 today I was able to answer that question as a caption for a couple of photographs at the top of page 53 stated that Beginning with F-102A, 56-1317, the cambered Case XX (Case Twenty) replaced the Case X wing. It should be noted that it was not retrofitted to earlier aircraft Hurrah!!! I have my answer!!!!  :drink:

I am satisfied, Replete with knowledge gleaned from dark and hidden corners which should have been in other places as well as this one book!!!
But I am glad I found it out so I am able to correctly portray the aircraft I am modelling.

This now begs the question, which version of F-102 is the rather dated Hasegawa kit? The Meng kit, which is rather lovely, is available in either wing type but Hasegawa was only made as one type.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1120 on: June 02, 2020, 02:45:44 pm »
How does one tell one wing from another?

I've got a Hase Duece kit somewhere, probably buried under the bathroom ceiling.....  :-\
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1121 on: June 02, 2020, 02:57:54 pm »
The wing outboard from the wing fence is different. The Case XX wing is cambered all the way to the tip while the Case X isn't.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1122 on: June 02, 2020, 04:25:50 pm »
I'll have a look.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1123 on: June 02, 2020, 10:19:28 pm »
I still don't know what thar round thing is or what colour it's supposed to be either.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1124 on: June 03, 2020, 12:01:14 am »
After digging the 102 kit out from under the collapsed bathroom ceiling I realised that it's actually a FROG kit, but it's from the same moulds as the Hase original.

The cambered LE continues out after the wing fence to within about 2ft from the tip and then it turns quite sharply upward. Is that a Case X wing?
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