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Everything posted by Gorby

  1. Working Lift Bridge Diorama

    I'm every impressed with your attention to detail. I'm half expecting you to say that you've designed a working 1/72 slot car track for the road.
  2. Well that's a bit of a stunner!
  3. What music are you playing? Pt III

    Lasermonkey's reference to 'Television' reminded me of a similarly named group, 'Television Personalities'. You could dismiss them as a bit of a joke, but they are some of the most imaginative, unique tracks I have ever heard – with a bit humour thrown.
  4. Retire! Me!

    Glad that wasn't a full stop after 'wife'. I had a bit of a Hobson's choice of taking medical retirement when I was 42. I lost two thirds of my income which was hard to cope with at first, but within a couple of years I realised that I could manage – a lot of it was mentally adjusting what I considered was a reasonable income. Now we don't feel any worse off financially then when I was working. Knowing what I know now, if there was a workable choice other than retirement, that would have given me the same income as when I was working, I would choose the 'time' over the 'money' EVERY time. You only get one life, so grab the chance of jumping off the hamster wheel and think of the opportunities it opens up to you.
  5. Is something out there?

    This the slooooooooooooooooooowest pantomime I've ever been to. You might need to work on your comic timing.
  6. Pet hates.

    To my shame I used to think that dyslexia was just an excuse for being a little thick, then a stroke 14 years ago left me with it. At first, almost everything that I wrote was unintelligible, but after lots of practice, I can get by (nearly put 'buy'). It's one of the reasons that I spend so much time on BM. Nearly everything I write I need to recheck three or four times, but even then things like 'to' and 'too' can still cause me problems – on bad days I have difficulty telling the phonetic difference between 'p' and 'b' amongst many other things. So please remember that 10% to 20% are struggling with some level of Dyslexia.
  7. under new ownership photo link

    Not seen that page before so thanks, it is fascinating.
  8. What music are you playing? Pt III

    Thanks and RIP.
  9. Airfix 2019

    I said to myself that I wouldn't do this, but I secretly/foolishly hope that someone may eventually take note, so…. Yes, OK, I would like them all, but I believe that the following would be very good for Airfix's finances (or any other manufacture for that matter). 1/24 Me 262 – One of the most popular aircraft of all time, but it has never been done in 1/24 before, and many variants, so if cleverly engineered, there could be loads of boxings. 1/48 Seaking – See below 1/48 Dh.88 Comet – Someone on here posted a list of the best selling kits in Airfix's history, and the 1/72 Seaking and Comet where in the top ten. If they sell well in 1/72, surely in 1/48 they would be good earners as well. 1/48 or 1/72 Luftwaffe vehicles/set – With Luftwaffe aircraft subjects being so popular around the world, its got to make sense. The following are ones I would love, but would probably be financial suicide: 1/48 Handley Page Hampden 1/48 Martin-Baker MB 5 1/48 Bugatti Model 100
  10. DIY project: plasticard printing/cutting machine

    That's amazing, I'm wondering if I can justify getting myself one now.
  11. Britmodellers' X Files

    When I was a youngish teenager I discovered a bottle of vodka in the back of my older brothers wardrobe. Over the next few weeks, the level of the bottle never changed, it just got increasingly weaker. Eventually it became homeopathic vodka, it merely retained the memory of alcohol.
  12. Britmodellers' X Files

    I think Poirot and Miss Marple would have to join forces to solve that one.
  13. Staggerwing Bush plane

    Nice job on a lovely aircraft Dennis. A lovely way to remember your brother.
  14. Very rare bird

    It reminds me of a couple of amazing builds I first saw on Scalemates a while ago: https://www.scalemates.com/profiles/mate.php?id=10040&p=albums&album=14831 http://www.scale-rotors.com/galerie/1-utility-helicopters/5075-sikorsky-s-64e-skycrane-revell.html Well worth a look.
  15. Adding a profile photo.

    Sorry, I forgot that bit. Glad you managed it - it looks very distinctive. Welcome to the Britmodeller!
  16. Petlyakov Pe-2 - 1:48 Eduard

    I bought the Zvezda kit about a year ago and have been waiting to see if the PE & masks come down in price and along comes Eduard and puts it all in one box - £10 cheaper than I could buy all the bits separately and bung in extra bits as well. I would say a VERY rude word at this point if it was allowed. I can't even find a 'shaking your fist at the gods' emoji, so the rant one will have to do... .
  17. Steve's got new glasses!

    I find 1/48 a little bit fiddly, so producing something of this quality in 1/100 is remarkable. Excellent job Steve!
  18. Very rare bird

    The Skycrane is without doubt my favourite whirly whatsit. I had a model of it when I was a lad and it always struck me as a little bit Thunderbirdsy.
  19. Adding a profile photo.

    First of all, you need to find an image. These are the images that are labelled 'for non-commercial reuse'. I assume the Panther II is a tank: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=panther+ii+tank&hl=en&authuser=0&tbm=isch&source=lnt&tbs=sur:f&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiK0dSvudTYAhXDI1AKHY8NCt0QpwUIIA&biw=1097&bih=619&dpr=1.75#imgrc=_ Select a suitable photo (I would suggest you don't use the photo of someone else’s model). Then, depending on the which browser you are using, do the 'Get an Image' bit of this: https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/118238?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en Click on your own profile in Britmodeller and then click on the bit where the red arrow is pointing. Select 'Import from URL' and copy the previously copied image URL into the box at the bottom – then save. That is how I would do it anyway. Hope this helps.
  20. Thanks for showing that Skeptiod link. I've not seen that site before and now I'm hooked.

    1. alan1302


      Glad you like it - I found it a few years ago and always look out for my newsletter each Tuesday with a link to the weeks episode.

  21. Britmodellers' X Files

    I was brought up in a strictly atheist family, and find that swearing helps. For some reason Saint Jude doesn't seem to give a .
  22. Working Lift Bridge Diorama

    You should feel good about how it turned out because it is exceptionally good so far.
  23. I forgot about that. It seems to have got to prototype stage: But I don't know much about what happened when Xuntong become Bobcat.
  24. Wow! I've got to look for that Dragon Horton, it's beautiful. Is that stunning Lippish 1/48 as well, if so, which kit?