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goggsy

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goggsy last won the day on January 28 2018

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About goggsy

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  1. goggsy

    Feel like a nitwit

    Thanks Parabat, that’s good advice. I think I’ll do just what you suggest - I’ve got a lot of clutter and garbage hanging around and getting rid of it would definitely give me some headspace.
  2. goggsy

    Feel like a nitwit

    Ok, so I’m prepared to get a bit flamed for this but maybe some members have been there themselves..... I’ve been steadily working away on the old 1/48 Tamiya A10 for a few months now, on and off. A fair bit of work went into it, full rescribe, dealing with some fit issues, Europe 1 camo, etc. I got the three tones of camo on and was fairly happy with it, then something fell on it and snapped the engines off. OK, it happens; I patiently reattached them and patiently redid the filling needed to fair these poorly fitting parts in. Several nights work later I was happy with the result and moved onto the gloss coating. Having given a wet coat of Tamiya Clear over the Tamiya paint, imagine my dismay when I came back in the morning to find a horrendous bloom over the entire plane. OK, it happens, even when you’re not sure why; I patiently gave it Mr Muscle bath and took it back to the primer ready to re do. I always take the view that if you have to do this sort of thing then you might as well fix the bits that you weren’t entirely happy with first time around so I re did a few bits of scribing and really nailed down the preshading this time, which looked epic if I say so myself. Cue a respray of primer, 48 hours wait and a cut back for a smooth surface and then a fresh coat of deep green done with extra care for a top result. After the experience with the Tamiya Clear (bad batch maybe?) I defaulted to good old Klear for a protective coat. At this point my high end airbrush, that is attached to a high end tank compressor, chose to spit a massive amount of water all over the wet Klear. In the ten years I’ve had it, the brush has never done this before. At this point something snapped in me and I absolutely lost control. I’m usually quite laid back about my modelling but I literally got the red mist and within 15 seconds there were pieces of broken plastic scattered all over the workshop, none of it more than a couple of inches in diameter. Fortunately that was as far as it went - nothing else got broken. I’m not really sure why I’m even posting this other than to get it off my chest but my will to model is just about as broken as what used to be my A10 at the moment. I’d picked up the A10 as something straightforward to work on as I’ve an old Monogram C47 that I’d been foiling (using kitchen foil) and had got to saturation point with it - that’s sitting under my desk waiting to be picked up again when I’m less cheesed off with the whole thing. I’m wary of starting something new now because I haven’t been able to finish the last two models and have tantrumed the hell out of one of them. I don’t do “shelf of doom” - if I start something, I finish it (usually), and I don’t want to be one of those modellers who never actually models. What do members think, walk away for a bit?
  3. Phenomenal. Indeed, we have seen the promised land.
  4. Well, there’s something you don’t see every day. Superb job, well done.
  5. Great job, if you put these up on an ordinary aviation forum without declaring them as models I bet a lot of people wouldn’t realise what they are.
  6. It used to have some great bargains - at one time you could pick up various iterations of the 1\48 Canberra at a fiver a pop. Sadly it’s gone now but in the swan song I got the 1/24 Typhoon for 70 notes. Most I’ve ever spent on a kit but I doubted I’d ever see it at that price again.
  7. Great work, hope it goes well. Just to rub it in, I picked mine up for 20 quid at a Hornby concession near me
  8. I have to say, you are one of the members who I always check out when they make a post because of the quality of the work and this is no exception. Excellent stuff as always.
  9. Takes me back to my childhood that does, every day was a free air show. Spot on mate.
  10. Excellent, real “Empire of the Sun” vibe to it.
  11. Mean looking bird. What a great build!
  12. Probably any good record shop will have it, it’s also on YouTube; https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BWipIji35Cg
  13. Lovely work Werner, really good job. Are you familiar with the Rob Calvert/Hawkwind concept Album “Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters”? It’s quite bizarre but is all about the introduction of the Starfighter into West German service and what a disaster it was. At one point someone with a cod German accent shouts “Does anyone want to buy a Starfighter? Then buy a piece of ground and wait.”
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