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disaster in three stages
almonkey
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 04:09 PM UTC
this started last thursday, when i took my FW190 upstairs i noticed the box it was in was closed fully, which was bad as the plane was slightly too tall for the box, so i opened it to find the tail broken off, plus the rudder aerial mast that i replaced with a bit of spare p/e fret had stabbed into the top of the box and in fact when i opened it the complete plane was stuck on the box flap. in freeing this i broke the post off completly and stretched the line and bent the p/e headrest. and whoever knocked it off the plastic boxes of kits, then stuffed it back into the box, crushing it and making the damage worse has'nt said anything to me (i have my suspicions) so while its upstairs i think my cat flicked the prop with its individual spare p/e fret fan blades onto the floor........ and in i walk, really excited with an armful of railway stuff......POP! as i crushed the prop i thought i'd stepped on something like a table tennis ball, and then that horrible feeling as i realised what i'd done. on the bright side all the aerials and little p/e parts survved intact, so this is saveable (but not for a while)
i now have closure
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 04:37 PM UTC
Blimey Phil!!
You dont do things by halves do you?
I thought it was bad enough when the tail wheel fell off at Hickley,and then you go and do a Godzilla on it as well!
Remind me to A,,never get a cat,and B clear the floor and lock everything away when your walking round.
Hope you manage to salvage it eventually as this was a really good looking 190.
I notice the "hurrifocke" undercarriage survived unscathed
Nige
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 04:55 PM UTC

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I notice the "hurrifocke" undercarriage survived unscathed
Nige


is'nt irony a stange thing? it does kind of take the pressure off when i attempt to fix it!
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 04:59 PM UTC
Bit of a nasty prang that Phil! Sorry, mate. Reminds me of a time when I was still living at home with my parents. I'd built a lovely little Airfix Tiger Moth in camo and yellow colours and I was really pleased with it. One day I walked in to find the top wing slightly out of line. Apparently my mum, whilst dusting, (why do they have to do that?!) knocked it off. This wouldn't have been so bad but she then decided to try and stick it back on with some gi-huge blobs of UHU glue. Not a pretty sight and the poor Tiger ended up on the scrap-heap. Luckily my wife knows better than to dust any of my models. (it's all in the training you know)

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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 05:26 PM UTC
I feel for ya mate.
Mal
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Posted: Monday, May 01, 2006 - 01:42 AM UTC
Well there is one bright side to it, the aerials on the wings survived, they look they would be a right pain to fix.
Hope you can fix this Phil, as it is to good to go to the great scrapyard in the sky.
Andy (++)
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Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2006 - 11:58 PM UTC
I can fully sympathise with this disaster. I had a similar experience with a large Normandy dio I'd built. My dog decided to eat the bocage one night. Obviously liked the smell of the herbs I'd used for foliage. Not only did he eat the bocage he wrecked a Bren Gun carrier, numerous figures and then to top it all he threw up all over the living room. Needless to say I was not impressed. He'd done that much damage I had to completely dismantle it.