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  2. Are you sure? Are you sure it was the other place? The Quislings/professional objectors may not have noticed it YET.
  3. RWG686

    A helicopter.

    Don't mention the rivets!
  4. RWG686

    A helicopter.

    I'm with @DC3 on the speakers..mental but unfortunately necessary. I've not found a photo where they are not fitted. Tonight's work focused on sticking all those wee bits together. I found that apart from the main body,the bits were too big so I had to trim them. There's no way on earth that I'm able to exactly reproduce the gubbins but what is there does look ok. They are painted and drying at moment. I've added the new exhausts,light underneath,aerial wire under tail boom,aerial on top of engine housing ,hinges to the small front door and the tail rotor as been attached. A couple of bits to be stuck up the mouth of the speaker,bit of work on the small door, and balance weights to go on the tail rotor. The main rotor has been assembled and is drying. Oh yes and those tiny tie down loops. They'll be last. I didn't have the camera up in the cave with me so I;ll photograph that lot tomorrow.
  5. DC3

    A helicopter.

    This just confirms it, mental.
  6. The joys & duties of being a grandad.
  7. I couldn’t agree more Richard. I think I have shown numerous examples on this build of many hours disappearing down a black hole with precious little to show. On the opposite side of that, every so often you can have a modelling day when it all seems to come together. For some people detailing is important and for others less so and of course it’s the chosen level of detailing that adds the extended time. Just this week on another forum, the contributor, who had built a fantastic model, was saying that he would not do similar again as he felt the 600 part count kit became a chore rather than a pleasure. I certainly haven’t reached that sort of conclusion but I suspect my next one or two builds will not resemble this current one.
  8. Several years ago, I posted a Mecanno "Fauxspite" that was meant to be a Spitfire in the Ready For Inspection forum. It was the only thing I finished that year IIRC 😆
  9. I saw a lego build on 'the other place' a year or so ago and no one seemed to object. It's a plastic scale model kit - whats the prob?
  10. Id love to do a WIP.... dont think the mods would like it much 😁
  11. Fab! I still love a bit of Lego. I went to Le Mans solo this year and took the Corvette kit to keep e entertained on Houx camp site in the evenings. A misread of the instructions meant I go to build it 1.6 times, so top value for money!
  12. So my other guilty pleasure is Lego and this came around today at a show at a great discount so it would have been rude not too.... it is seriously epic 😁
  13. Hi all, Here is my latest build, she sat on the shelf of doom for quite a while but is now finished. Dragon 1/35 M4A2 (76) Sherman Red Army (9154), 2nd Tank Army, Berlin, May 1945: I plan on doing some more weathering on her, but that will be some time in the future. Thanks for looking in 😁
  14. Sand off enough of the outside, and it won't be oversized anymore...
  15. Flash. Getting your parts out in public.
  16. Some other definitions... Pigment.......................a kind of pinkish colour that smells of bacon. Super Glue.................Marvell's least-successful comic hero. Research......................Have another look for that bit that shot off the sprue when you cut it. Transfer.......................A decal that can only be applied during that window as specified by the Football Association Stash............................A short moustache. Kraft Knife..................Modelling tool with a blade made of cheese. Spare Part..................That feeling when you've bought a kit at a show, and you find it cheaper at the very next dealer. Bi-plane......................An aeroplane that swings both ways. Rigging........................See 'election' SPAD............................government SPecial ADvisor (see 'rigging') 1/72..............................Bookie's odds on a kit being completed 1/600............................Chances of finding somwhere for all the bits on a battleship kit. What If..........................An excuse for sticking some random bits on some other random bits. Aeroclub.......................For violent use on any 'what if' displayed with all seriousness at a model show. Nose weight...............An Austrailian saying 'No sweat'
  17. Miggers

    KK138,No 1 PTS

    Cheers D. They're the kit rims and tyres. A lot of the "new" Airfix stuff now has flats and bulges on the tyres mate. Even the little hook on door ladder that is always seen on a Dak/C-47 was in the box.
  18. Do I see a trend here? Airfix regularly announce 'immanently to go out of business', we all buy stash stuff on maxed credit card/remortgage family home/sale of Granny's house,. There's a mythical sale of all remaining stock, but when you get there they only have SPADs, RE8s and Bristol Fighters left, which you buy anyway at half price, even though the sticker price reveals them to have been in stock pre-decimalisation. Airfix then announce 11th hour refinancing and continue trading. The realisation that WE are the 'refinancing package' makes no difference as an addict neads a dealer. Why do you think we call it a 'stash'?
  19. Yup.....SPADS, Harry Tates and Bristol Fighters. Handy source of wheels, struts and props (wings too - RE8 and Brisfit wings for scratch-built BE2s). Probably why I never needed to buy Aeroclub parts in the early years - sorry John.
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