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CedB

Duxford Rapide G-AKIF ++ Finished ++

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Cookenbacher    7,065

Fantastic build Ced! Hope little Ced, PC and 6/24 enjoy their tour of your office ceiling.

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philp    826

Another great build Ced.

 

So what is next on the hit parade?

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CedB    27,866
12 hours ago, Beard said:

I have no recollection of saying that but I'm happy to take the credit.

 

Thanks Simon - it's your builds (rather than your words) that have encouraged me; you and Rob have been getting great results so I thought I'd give it a try. I'm not sure it'll be my first choice though - I'm too lazy!

 

8 hours ago, Cookenbacher said:

Fantastic build Ced! Hope little Ced, PC and 6/24 enjoy their tour of your office ceiling.

 

Thanks Cookie. I hope so too - it may compensate for the awful figures.

 

1 hour ago, philp said:

Another great build Ced.

 

So what is next on the hit parade?

 

Thanks Phil. I need to finish Amy Johnson's Gypsy Moth first but that's coming on. 

After that I think I'll do something easier... with no rigging!

I have a 'beer barrel Spitfire' near the top of my list and this as my desktop wallpaper but I might do something simple first, just for a rest.

 

7 minutes ago, Biggles87 said:

Definitely worth adding to your signature.

 

John

 

Thanks John - done!

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The Spadgent    6,410

Just catching up Ced. Lovely finish on a very obscure aircraft, married up with your great back story and the funniest figure post to date it's been a ball. Oh and THAT blue. :o I'll head over to the RFI later on as I have a busy morning but thanks for sharing such a great build.

 

John.-_-

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CedB    27,866

Thanks Johnny :) 

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nimrod54    4,361

A great build Ced, and it has been a lot of fun to watch your progress. Well done. :thumbsup:

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CedB    27,866

Thanks John, very kind.

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Leonl    1,343
On 19/05/2017 at 7:32 PM, CedB said:

Thanks Leon bat (did I spell that right?

 

...I think you mean 'butt' or 'butty'. A valley's colloquialism for friend. It's a saying a originates from the mines. The guy who placed the butts to support the roof of the mine was a popular guy! 😊

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CedB    27,866

Ah, thanks butt! Great these colloquialisms aren't they (if one gets them right!)

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Fritag    7,137
On 13/04/2017 at 5:24 PM, CedB said:

I'm a time-lapsed PPL 

 

Now I've got a confused conflation in my head of time-lapse photography and Ced aviating in a series of instantaneous seeming leaps and bounds- rather like Dr Who's Weeping Angels......

 

Handsome build Ced.  I just wish I'd found the thread before it was finished.....:blush:

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CedB    27,866

Thanks Steve - really appreciated. I also find GBs hard to track so don't worry that you missed the fun! Pleased to see you've found the Jason thread...

 

Time-elapsed should it be?

I found that going to the airfield to do my required 6 hours a year, er, how can I put this... pointless? I'd run out of friends that wanted to take photos of their houses and I now know that if I want to fly I can go and give money to someone at a flying club and off we go.

 

"... in a series of instantaneous seeming leaps and bounds" - reminiscent of my (very) early landings

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keefr22    5,385
2 hours ago, CedB said:

Time-elapsed should it be?

I found that going to the airfield to do my required 6 hours a year, er, how can I put this... pointless? I'd run out of friends that wanted to take photos of their houses and I now know that if I want to fly I can go and give money to someone at a flying club and off we go.

 

"... in a series of instantaneous seeming leaps and bounds" - reminiscent of my (very) early landings

 

Snap! Twice!!

 

Keith

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Fritag    7,137
Posted (edited)

Time expired perhaps?

 

Anyroad up more or less the same applies to me too so that makes 3 of us.

 

I always seemed to end up going flying when I had to (to keep current) rather than because I wanted to - and I ended up doing the same thing every time - airborne - 20 minutes of aerobatics (till I felt sick) - pootle about a bit - practice a bit of manoeuvring in the light buffet on the edge of the stall ('flicking' it one way and t'other using the rudders) and then a few circuits.  I realised I wasn't getting anything like value for money from it in enjoyment terms so just stopped.

 

Mind you I'm beginning to think it's time to have another bash at learning to glide.........

 

 

Edited by Fritag

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CedB    27,866

Exactly how I felt - there were only so many times I could 'fly to the badges' from Old Sarum or up to Bath and when the kids stopped coming out into the garden to wave it was time to pack in.

 

Gliding? I used to organise trips to a club for work colleagues ages ago and enjoyed that but all the clubs locally expect you, quite rightly I guess, to do your share of the grunt work before you get a flight. Not quite the same as 'turn up and go'. Unless you have shares and a friendly tug pilot :wicked: 

 

Powered para-wings from the back field? Nah. Grounded I guess, ho hum.

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brianj1uk    38

Really enjoyed watching your progress and seeing the great final result of your labours. I gave up light aircraft flying for for some time too when I realized that I was doing it because I had to, rather than because I wanted to. I'm in a lucky place now where due to time I don't fly as much as I'd like to and when I do there are 3 or 4 types to fly, each with their challenges, and no day is th same. On top of it all is seeing the reactions when I take people up like yourself!

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CedB    27,866

Thanks Brian, glad you like it!

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perdu    8,523
Posted (edited)

Mea culpa Ced

 

I didn't notice you were a'doing of this until too damned late but, tell you what, its real enjoyment to be able to pick one up and read from the start

 

Blue?

 

I'd have advised getting a Tamiya aerosol of blue acrylic paint

 

I had the task of painting blue all over a Sauber racing car soon after I restarted modelling, helpful modellers on Pistonheads advised me to get a Mica Blue for the Red Bull liveried C22

 

Two light passes and it was all done quickly and safely

 

None of the trauma you've sufferred

 

But in retrospect you have made a wonderful job of it

 

Wasn't a bad beard neither, butty, the figures were great fun

 

Reminds me I had that Heller Rapide, the  💩 fit of so many parts of it resulted in a No Finish 

 

Big time fail for me, I wish I'd been able to watch this and get your guidance...

 

👎 for mine. 👍 for yours

 

b

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CedB    27,866

Thanks Bill, glad you enjoyed it! :) 

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