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T7 Models

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    Modelling, aviation, photography, singing

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  1. I notice that Airfix are now providing PDFs of their instruction sheets on their website.
  2. I've just found a carrier bag outside my house, and taken a look inside. Amazing! Who knew that Sainsbury sells dog poo?
  3. I never understood the phrase 'a meteoric rise'. Since when do meteors go up?
  4. Just finished The Railways: Nation, Network and People by Simon Bradley. A superb social history which shows just how much the railways have influenced us. Now starting The Secret Life of Fighter Command by Sinclair McKay.
  5. The bike shop in Cross Street is still there, if you mean the one on the corner with Chapel Street. No kits, though. I'd forgotten you were a Camborne boy.
  6. Penzance at one time had several good sources of models. There was the shop at the top of Causeway Head, a wonderful selection in the toy department in Knees department store, another huge stash in Phillips toy shop and a smaller selection in Parkers of Penzance. The newsagent at Long Rock had a good choice of Heller (unusually) and there was a toy and book shop in St. Ives called Hollows that also had a load. Blewetts in Hayle used to get a fair bit of my pocket money (and then they ended up paying me as I worked there for five years!) and there was a shop in Copperhouse that id a lot of Matchbox kits. Camborne was a bit of a desert even then, but there was a toy shop in Redruth, the late, lamented Eddy's in Helston and the model shop in Castle Street in Truro, right opposite the RAF recruiting office. To all this you can add the small selections in newsagents and some DIY shops, the Woolworths selections, and so on. I wonder how many people made models then compared to how many now.
  7. New in stock: AZUR A053 1/72 Breguet Br 693A.2 £17.95 HELLER 80236 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf 109B-1/C-1 £7.75 MASTER BOX MB35177 1/35 German Infantry, WWII era (early period) £10.95 MASTER BOX MB35190 1/35 Crossroad, Eastern Front, WWII era £8.75 MINI ART 35218 1/35 German Soldiers Winter 1941-42 £10.50 SPECIAL HOBBY 72308 1/72 HA-1112 M-1L Buchón ‘Ejército del Aire’ £13.95 SPECIAL HOBBY 72348 1/72 MD-520N £11.95
  8. New in stock: AIRFIX A01005A 1/72 Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero £6.25 AIRFIX A07114 1/48 Junkers Ju87B-1 Stuka £26.95 AIRFIX A12010 1/72 Eighth Air Force: Boeing B-17G and Bomber Re-supply Set £47.50
  9. I've just seen a traffic accident! A police car's smacked into the side of a fire engine. I was going to call for an ambulance, but that might be asking for trouble.
  10. And that's not something you hear often...
  11. Have you seen how small these things are? It's like an implant you expect to receive if you get abducted by a UFO...
  12. I am on the donor register, the blood marrow register and used to give blood until diabetes put a spoke in the wheel. What's the point of letting them decompose once I've finished with them?
  13. As a former cardiac nurse I've seen the result of high cholesterol rather too often, and will remain taking the statins I'm prescribed. In my opinion, blocked arteries are rather more dangerous. But as regards mistakes, how about this one from last week? SWMBO looked after the shop for me on Friday, which allowed me a full day at the workbench (bliss!). The airbrush saw so much use it didn't know what had hit it, and at the end of the day I stripped it down and gave it a good clean, allowing the business end parts to have a good soak in acetone-free nail polish remover to shift any paint remnants I missed. After removing the parts I laid them out on some kitchen roll to dry and chucked the cloudy liquid down the sink. Job done. Sunday morning, and I decide to reassemble the airbrush. There I am happily putting it together when I realise something's not quite right. So, where's the nozzle that screws onto the front. I think back to Friday, when I took the parts out to dry. All of them... except the nozzle, which I missed and which went down the sink. Oh crap. Twenty quid later, and I now have a replacement. Probably I'll laugh about it one day.
  14. And be guaranteed that they are going to sell enough of them to make it worthwhile. I've recently started to airbrush Humbrol enamels, and I've been quite pleased with the results.
  15. Wow! They had 3D printing then?