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Re: Thorvics'Blog
« Reply #300 on: May 26, 2017, 05:57:14 pm »
That's brilliant news - congratulations!  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #301 on: May 27, 2017, 01:11:42 am »
congratulations  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #302 on: May 27, 2017, 01:23:54 am »
Nice one!  :thumbsup:

That must be a big load off your mind.
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« Reply #303 on: May 27, 2017, 01:48:17 am »
Cheers Guys that unknown factor does play on your mind as you end up living week to week and long term plans are out of the window as your just getting by.

I can now think about model shows, SMW and Christmas, even the possibility of going on holiday next year, getting stuff done to the house and the car if does make a lot of difference.

Oh crap !!!!! :banghead:

Doing SMW mean I will need to build something for it or more appropriately get back to finishing my carriers, I think after next week I may well have to use some of the days I still have free to get some work done on finishing the HMS Queen Elizabeth with the etch I have collected for her flight deck, the replacement Phalanx and 30mm guns plus of course the airwing. I'll then have to start detailing the Malta class. and I might see about the Prince of Wales too (in CATOBAR configuration ! )  :o
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« Reply #304 on: May 27, 2017, 01:49:20 am »
Well done mate, really pleased for you  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #305 on: May 27, 2017, 01:55:37 am »
Congratulations  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Been through similar myself although its been my girlfriend who has lost three members of her family within twelve months. Look forward to seeing you at some shows and I know what you mean about the Airfix Phantoms as I may buy a few more than I have already pre ordered.

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« Reply #306 on: May 27, 2017, 02:00:19 am »

 and I might see about the Prince of Wales too (in CATOBAR configuration ! )  :o


Maybe around the time they're doing for real full size.  ;D ;D ;) ;)
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« Reply #307 on: May 27, 2017, 04:26:50 am »
That's good to hear Thorvic.

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« Reply #308 on: May 31, 2017, 01:43:16 pm »
Glad to hear things are working out again Geoff. :thumbsup:
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« Reply #309 on: May 31, 2017, 03:11:58 pm »
Took the signed paperwork in today to HR and got my ID vetted , then went to sign on and my job coach was rather chuffed. Had three call from other agencies about applications of my CV so its been great turning them down. Now I can make the most of my remaining days off as I guess I'm going to be busy during the summer but I don't mind  :mellow:
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« Reply #310 on: June 01, 2017, 03:56:38 am »
Nice to be wanted, great for the confidence  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Thorvics'Blog
« Reply #311 on: June 01, 2017, 03:42:59 pm »
Congratulations Geoff, look forward to seeing you at SMW with your new builds completed!

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« Reply #312 on: June 05, 2017, 01:51:44 pm »
Well managed to complete my 1 week Group Build model on time so glad I got that done. Now instead of doing what I planned to do and carry on with my Carriers that are in build at the moment I found the inspiration took me in a completely different direction another Naval Helicopter. I blame Chris Gibson as he sent me the post to upload for the next PSP title 'Admiralty and the Helicopter' which reminded me that I had a couple of years ago worked out how to do the Westland WG11A ASW Helicopter (been interested in it since I read Project Cancelled in the 80's ad got the ASW version drawings of TSRJOE soe years ago !!), so I got down the donor kits and started hacking last night  :banghead:

Anyway as its been a rainy day today I carried on with the experiment as the joins had cured and I could test the assembly to see if the idea would work or if I had just destroyed a pair of donor helicopter kits, and with a bit of work I think I may have got the fuselage sussed out so feeling chuffed  :thumbsup:.

On top of that I also had confirmation that all my paperwork has been approved including references so I start work in two weeks time so best make this a productive week as will be weekends and evening modelling for the rest of the summer now.  :mellow:
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« Reply #313 on: July 07, 2017, 05:42:51 am »
Well now into the third week back working and getting a daily schedule sorted out, the workplace is Ok, the view interesting and workmates are good, not impressed by the drive its only 12 miles by the shortest and direct route which has actually has the least bottlenecks but the journey can be as quick as 30 minutes some morning to just over an hour and always more than 50 minutes coming back and that's before the rush hour officially starts  :banghead:.

Modelling however is well and truly on the back burner again, partially due to reverting back to a working lifestyle, but also because in need to do a big spring clean that I put off after my dad died as wasn't ready for it, and then this spring I was job hunting and couldn't justify a round robin of tip runs.

Anyway as long as its not too warm this weekend, I will be clearing out my dads old office and giving it a clean, before I then migrate in my modelling stuff in there and shock horror, return my bedroom to being just that  :banghead:. I can see Martin H keeling over on reading that as its years overdue  ;D. Going to have to bin a lot of guff both from the office and the migration but it should be worth it in the long run going forward.

It means I will need to pick up storage boxes, bin bags and probably some strong shelf brackets along with many trip runs and possibly a bonfire of confidential paperwork, just to get some space back. It will mean a review of the library as some working references will need to go into the office, I will have to sort out the tools, paints and materials, the active kit stash, and consolidate them so I can get them into the office without over filling it. I'll have to clear out my bedroom so that in the autumn I can get it redecorated, re-carpeted and possibly refitted.

The bad news however is whilst in this transition I won't be able to build anything. All builds in progress will go on hold and be packed away with the hope of finishing one or two late autumn ahead of SMW. A shame as got plenty of builds, plenty of motivation and fresh references but need to do a complete purge before I begin. So no build updates on here for a couple of months now  :-\
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Re: Thorvics'Blog
« Reply #314 on: July 07, 2017, 06:02:05 am »
No apparent progress in order to make progress mate. Quite often necessary and usually worth it in the end.

Glad the job is going well although I do find it amusing the way non Londoners moan about commuting times which are probably only 50% of the time it takes the average Londoner to get to work  ;) I worked with people who routinely had 3 hours each way to and from work  :o 2 hours on the train and then a 30 minute run both ways from home to station and station to office.
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