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  1. It's okay, I can elucidate the mysteries of wax warmers to you, and you can give me tips for living under a deranged geriatric strongman.
  2. His eager hands trembled with excitement as he peeled away layers of filler to reveal the gentle curves of a Spitfire.
  3. It looks a bit like something out of a Hammer film, Ced!
  4. I assume it's the device itself, as it probably can be used to heat up water for decals or something like that.
  5. A little from column A, a little from column B. I'm unhappy with the failed attempt at maskol weathering; I think I overdid it with the Prismacolor pencil in places (and all the really cool, subtle work I did with it isn't visible in the photos, of course); still figuring out pigments; frustrated with the joins of the "chin" under the engine -- I think I may try attaching each side to the respective fuselage half when assembling in the future; annnnnnd the base of the radio mast may or may not be a distinct colour from the rest of the fuselage. I certainly can do more Spits -- I have a bunch in the queue. I have a lot of things in the queue.
  6. Okay, alllllll done (as my son is fond of saying, either cutely, when eating, or shrieked, when in the tub). No RFI. I learned some stuff on this build, but I'm not thrilled with how they turned out. 20170327_000758 by Edward IX, on Flickr 20170327_000645 by Edward IX, on Flickr 20170326_235718 by Edward IX, on Flickr 20170326_235701 by Edward IX, on Flickr Still struggling to recreate the exhaust marks left by the Merlin with brushed-on pigments. Anyway, I'm not quite sure what I want to do next. I feel like the world's state is so tenuous that it might need more Spitfires, but maybe I should build something else and see?
  7. So where are we, anyway? Oh right. These two are on their pins and ready for a final dullcoat: 2017-03-26_07-50-53 by Edward IX, on Flickr And the other two, well... 20170326_200233 by Edward IX, on Flickr Still some work to do to fix the pigments, etc.
  8. So use a different name and so what? The Battle of Britain is one of my favourite films, but let's not pretend that it's anything like the actual battle in terms of personalities (e.g. the wholly fictitious scene where Dowding makes peace between Leigh-Mallory and Park), aircraft (all those Buchons and Spitfire IXs!) or even hairstyles. Heck, the original Dambusters movie doesn't even have the proper shape for the bombs. Every film about WWII is going to be a compromise somehow. Changing one code word doesn't change the import or the effect of the raid.
  9. A 1/72 MB5 Sea Baker from MJW Gloster Aircraft: Since 1917 by Derek James (I already have the Hawker and Fairey Aircraft Since... books in the series) Hitler's Foreign Policy 1933-1939: The Road to World War II by Gerhard L. Weinberg Courage and Air Warfare: The Allied Aircrew Experience in the Second World War by Mark K. Wells Xuron 450 Tweezer Nose Plier And while not technically a purchase of my own, most pleasantly of all, a 1/72 Revell Halifax III and associated mask set received as a birthday present from mon frere d'autre mere @Stew Dapple, Britmodeller's nicest man.
  10. I think racism in the UK has been rather milder than over here, where hearing the word is genuinely shocking in a way that's perhaps difficult to explain to non-Americans. I also think that if the dog's name were "Dennis" or whatever, the story wouldn't be substantially affected; the name of the dog was immaterial to the success of the raid.
  11. Have you seen the Fisher Model correction sets for the EC-121? I picked up a few for my old Heller boxing.
  12. Yyyyyep.
  13. I currently owe somewhere north of $10,000 USD on my student loans for a BA in the Humanities. If I'm lucky, I'll be paid off in 2021, 18 years after I graduated.