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Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2006 - 10:28 AM UTC
Right,,now Ive got your attention.
Ive noticed its very quiet on the forums at the moment,,so a general question to keep me amused while I continue my travels.
Whats everyone building at the moment and whats on your build list?.Is it a campaign entry?
I managed to grab a night at home last night and all I had time to do was have a look at my P47 and test fit the undercarriage legs.But at least I touched plastic,,oooeerr.
One tour complete,,one to go.Then I think Ive got all of about 4 days off before another quick lap of Fortress Europa.
If anyones interested I might even do a "blog"
Right,,off to Brussels.This tour should be a bit easier than the last as Im only carrying extra lights to add on to locally supplied rigs and festivals.
1st stop,,the Schwung,( is that people who used to swing?) Festival in Belguim. Fingers crossed it doesnt pour down but the chances of doing a bunch of festivals with no rain are slightly less than zero.
Happy days!
Nige
Off topic PS,,Mal,,still no luck in accessing the IPMS forum
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Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2006 - 10:17 PM UTC
Hi Nige,
Hope you aren't working to hard :-) . Festivals is it, that means you will be sitting around in the rain drinking warm beer :-) .
I will be building ( once i have prised my birthday present of the girls ) a 1/72 L-39 Albatros. Yes, another one, this time in the markings of the Thunder-bird display team.
i bet you are still adding to your stash even if you aren't building anything .
Take care, Andy (++)
P.S, P.M me your address as the para-film M has arrived.
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Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2006 - 11:42 PM UTC
hi all! i've not done too much building myself this week, what with going back to work after a week off, then me and the missus getting some stomach bug (no details- you might be eating!) but, with a week off i did get some projects moving along, first up the hinckley puffer :-)

then, some progress on my entry to the flat tops campaign

and finally, my entry in the spanish civil war gb, my CR32, incidently nigel, i should be rigging this over the weekend and when i do i'll post up a new thread with lots of pics
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Posted: Friday, May 26, 2006 - 12:34 AM UTC
Damn, I could do with a beer

Still on the go; The Royal Fokker D.VII, which is coming along nicely and is, of course my priority, an Me 163 which just needs it's white and black nose and painting will be completed and the "Dirty Dora" B-25 for the SYT campaign. There are of course many, many others but these have priority. I have taken a few days off, along with the bank holiday, to help get the D.VII finished on time, it has just had it's primer coat, so, all being well, I should finish it for the end of May early June Slight problem in that SWMBO seems to think time off work means DIY and garden projects This is why I haven't got any pics (apart from those already posted) but I will try and get some up tomorrow

Nige I will ask Jim again, have a good few festivals

Mal
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Posted: Friday, May 26, 2006 - 01:33 AM UTC

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Damn, I could do with a beer

Slight problem in that SWMBO seems to think time off work means DIY and garden projects

Mal


Ohhh a beer, that sounds like my cup of tea :-) .
This is my secret to getting out of the DIY and garden projects, make a complete hash of it. i.e, put shelves up crooked and with the garden, pull all her plants out thinking they are weeds. i am now banned from "helping" around the house :-) :-) .
Phil, your projects are coming along really well. The choo-choo looks nearly finished, so can you take some more pics of the Hinckley puffer pleaseeee.
Andy (++)
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Posted: Friday, May 26, 2006 - 02:01 AM UTC
Hi All.
Good start.
Train was late,,tube was late,,plane was late and the bus broke down in Belguim somewhere.
Rock n roll or what.
Just got to the hotel in the middle of nowhere.
Need margarita!!!
Just found out that the Bergen gig has been cancelled,,which in itself its not a bad thing,,until I realised that it was a support show for the Stones!!!!!!
Im off to sulk,,,,big time!!!
The margarita has arrived,
Catch you all soon!
Nige
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Posted: Friday, May 26, 2006 - 07:57 PM UTC

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This is my secret to getting out of the DIY and garden projects, make a complete hash of it. i.e, put shelves up crooked and with the garden, pull all her plants out thinking they are weeds. i am now banned from "helping" around the house.



I'm aware of this tactic Andy, but if I didn't do it SWMBO would call in a man that can, this would cost a fortune which is the only reason I even do DIY, cos I can and It saves dosh.

In between the DIY I have moved on a little with My Fokker D.VII, giving the main components a coat of Halfords white plastic primer:






Later I will be prepping the parts for painting, by rubbing them down with wire wool to ensure the surfaces are nice and smooth. The wings will recieve a coat of Klear, in preperation for the lozenge decals. I hope to start applying them on Sunday (DIY permitting ). Although they are in manageable segments each one is a relatively big decal so I have to be careful as there are no second chances. Don't you just love a challenge The fuselage is painted blue, with a yellow nose, the blue is painted over the fuselage crosses. Because the decal will have a "depth" to it I'm intending to paint on the fuselage crosses, before applying the blue. To save masking the bottom wing and so I can apply the lozenge decals separately I am adding it after painting of the fuselage. It is the great fit of the wing that allows me to do it this way
I have moved on a little with my B-25 and have fashioned the wind shields for the side gun positions and the blast shields for the depot gun packs. These have yet to be fitted.


Mal
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Posted: Friday, May 26, 2006 - 09:51 PM UTC
hey mal! -
my b25 has no nose............
sorry, could'nt resist :-)
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Posted: Friday, May 26, 2006 - 09:54 PM UTC
Had an interesting week this week. Not got much done as i have been in hospital with an abscess on my spine so i can't sit properly at the mo. Writing this from my laptop while lying on the floor. As to my projects i have got a couple of figure on the go, an ACW Zouave, a French Drummer, 1860 and the Crown Prince of Prussia, 1916. Also got a few aircraft on the go. Special Hobby's Sea Hornet, Tamiya's P-51D and the Airfix TSR-2, all 1:72. Just need to get better so i can get some more done. While i have had the time i have also been putting some more planning into the new historical society that i am looking to launch very soon.

Ross
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Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 04:53 PM UTC
Hi all.
The old choo choo is looking nice Phil,as is the Ark Royal and Im looking forward to your rigging forum/article.Should be a great help when I get around to Tiger Moth MK2 :-)
All looking good Mal,,have you done any biplane rigging before? That Eduard release must be like Christmas/birthday alltogether for WW1 fans and Ive been following the thread in the Aircraft forum.
Ross,,sorry to hear youve been poorly.Hope its all sorted and that your well on the road to recovery.Get well soon.
My "progress" while away has been to find some Egyptian decals that will do for my Sea Fury in the Suez Campaign,Eetu is sending me some decals for a Finnish Hurricane for fighters under the midnight sun,and when I get round to it I will order my 109 decals for Duel in the Sky from Hannants as the shop was out of stock when I visited the other week.
Looks like Im going to have a very busy "summer break",and not a hint of DIY in sight :-)
Nige