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About hairystick

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  1. 1:72 Airfix BAC TSR.2

    Your work on that shoulder area has certainly paid dividends. Looking superb. As for paint/finishing, it can be adjusted easily... even if it puts up a decent fight along the way. Superb build so far!
  2. TVs best characters

    With the delectable Mary Hinge, once Cupid departed the show... There is a really good doco on ewechoob about Kenny. He says it took the beeb a long time to work out the spoonerism of Cupid and demanded changes... Loved Kenny's work! Brilliant chap.
  3. Airfix

    I fully support your first line and hope that airfix completely avoids doing another Bucc, because of the second line... If that kit is the "pinnacle" of what they can produce, they might as well close their doors immediately. Tanmodel have released some very nice images on their Bucc but I think they have been influenced into the "marketing world of the Turkish armaments industry" since they are concentrating on current issue equipment and desk ornaments for office-wallahs. Hopefully we will see them return to the production of their great kits and going by what they have released so far (T-33, Kfir, Delphin, Thunderflash, etc) the future is very bright. Their website is saying 2018 release date... (correction! Scalemates website. Darn it!)
  4. More Pet Hates grumble grumble grumble

    It sounds like the system used here. It only displays information taken from the timetable. I suspected there was a live "update" coming from the actual bus itself... but sadly not!
  5. 1:72 Airfix BAC TSR.2

    Now that's just being silly! Rum, obviously.
  6. We're here four the money!

    damp slipper, with sauce
  7. Airfix QC issues strike again. Defective Sea Fury kits.

    One can only wonder what will happen in the 1:24th Lancaster kit. Hopefully a QC department will have been created by then...
  8. More Pet Hates grumble grumble grumble

    I'm left perplexed with the winter olympic snowboarding events. Most competitions "anywhere" require the person to wear clothing which allows them to go faster / reduce wind resistance / etc. So why do snowboarders wear a blimmin' anorak with a massive hood attached? The biathlon event... THAT is superbly watchable indeed! Get more of that on the telly instead of these 1-ball games that infest the screen!!!
  9. Navy-ating Bucc's fizzzing along

    Yesterday I fitted the master Pitot and probe set onto my 1:48th kit. That took around 5 mins to accomplish. However... it took around 5 hours to track down and purchase (at staggering expense!) a 0.5mm drill bit. Finding an honest politician would be easier. Luckily a local engineering supplier had some, even after the assistant at the counter swore the plastic bag was empty and almost threw it in the bin (it contained 10 drills!). I note that the upper part of the wing receivers are scalloped on this kit. Whether they were the same on S1's Vs S2's?
  10. More Pet Hates grumble grumble grumble

    It'll still end up too bitter...
  11. Which glue for rubber tracks?

    If the surfaces are painted (?) could you use a drop of ordinary PVA? It dries clear. Similar stuff to aircraft canopy adhesive being water-based and unlikely to damage paint. Just a thought.
  12. Changes

    Chatting to someone "backchannels wise" some time ago, it was said that if you are in a meeting with anyone from a government department always ask the question "is there anything else that I am entitled to or should apply for?". The person said that "if the customer/client asks, we have to answer honestly" which puts the onus/culpability onto that government worker/department (which they utterly hate). It also gives them a way-out with their manager since they can honestly tell them "they asked first".
  13. Very rare bird

    I see that Ericsson don't just operate the aircraft, but also own the Type Certificate and also the Manufacturing Certificate which means they are able to build new airframes.
  14. More Pet Hates grumble grumble grumble

    I'm a supporter of the "remove ALL labels and let Darwin sort it out" brigade. Legend has it that this song was written very quickly (back of a fag packet approach) when they re-formed. It goes to show their talents! Oddly, America is festooned with lawyers who are portrayed as earning big money. A plumber mate of mine says it is exactly the opposite, with the glamour aspect appealing and the result is an over-supply of lawyers. Plumbers, on the other hand, are not seen as an appealing profession and attract far less people, who consummately can charge much more for their skills. Couple that with rigid unionization of their working environment and you have plumbers earning far more than lawyers in the USA (certain cases will vary, obviously).
  15. Intros that grab you......immediately.

    The Jam - A town called malice. Madness - Our House. The Ataris (or) Don Henley - Boys of Summer.