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  1. Afternoon All :) 


    My first real proper job was a Motorcycle Courier for a medical samples company. You know the type of outfit. You have blood tests etc and the bike picks them up and takes them to the labs. Nice bunch of blokes but the day manager was an absolute A hole that took a disliking to me because I liked Heavy Metal. Did that for about a year until I could take the A hole no more and quit. 

    Went for a coffee with a mate and no less than an hour later I was working for another bike courier firm, much better place, better pay and no more hospitals :) 

    Did that for three years, and the last six months was as the day controller until the company was taken over by a big courier chain and our 'safe' positions weren't.....


    Wasn't it just so much easier in those days. You had money left when the month ran out :) 

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  2. Morning Chaps :bye:


    This all smells a bit like bullpoo doesn't it...

    I've been using Gravity Paints EU for about 4 years now, have ordered multiple times, they have all arrived within a week and have never had an issue with any of the colours. I've never had grainy paint, I've never had to thin it down and actually never had any of the issues that people are talking about, and I still have some of the first colours that they issued. In fact I'll go as far as to say that I still have yet to find someone that does have an issue(s) that have been mentioned. 

    I had one small issue, and that was a broken lid, and a new bottle of paint and a small gift was sent as a replacement, again within a week. 

    I do like using Zero paints, even tho they are hard to come by here, but I prefer using Gravity. They seem smoother, and as said before the flakes seem to be to scale and they just seem to be easier to use (my opinion) 


    I'm sure this is not the last we have heard of this battle 


    Mad Steve 


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  3. 1 hour ago, Biggles87 said:

    What's the mid 60s in real temperature?  Will the UK revert to Imperial measurements after March 29? ( Sorry, couldn't resist )

    its a whopping 15.5 Degrees C Biggles :) 

    That's the temp it was at 06h00 this morning here :) 

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  4. Afternoon Chaps :) 

    To be quite honest, I use nothing but the 'chinese knockoffs'. I started on one of those badger single actions in the blister packs, which is ok, if you want a paint thrower (just my opinion) but it taught me the basics. 

    The el cheapo's here are sold by a company called Air Craft. Spare parts are available and I have only had to change o rings on the trigger on one of them. They really do work just fine, perfect for me. I have four of them (all gravity feed) and the oldest I bought probably 8 years ago. 

    I was also given an Iwata HP-M mini airbrush which is quite natty, but only really use it for touch ups or 72nd scale as its a single action.

    The thing I like the most, If one does pack up, Its cheap enough to just buy a replacement. 


    Mad Steve  

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  5. Ok, cannot for the like of me figure this out, but I type M o k e  and Mike comes out :) 


    (obviously It will work now and I will continue my proud run of looking like a complete prat :) ) 


    Edit - what the hell, is M O K E a swear word now? 

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  6. Well, half hour ago it was like 32degC and 90% humidity....

    Now it looks like we are going to have a biblical downpour :) and rain forecast the whole weekend - woohoo 

    Oddly tho, no snow forecast :) 

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  7. Morning Chaps :bye:

    Well I think all of you flying types just suck :) 

    Its what I wanted to do from a very early age, but I didn't want to be a pilot, and I cant actually recall why I chose it, but I wanted to be a Flight Engineer. 

    I did have a slight detour at one point, when I declared I wanted to be a tank driver, or even better still a tank gunner, until my dad pointed out tanks get blown up so maybe stick to the planes hey :) 

    On the serious side, its actually quite a big downer in your life when you have wanted to do one thing all your young life, you go and try and sign up and you are told Sorry son, you cant do that. Not just you cant be a Flight Engineer, you cant join the RAF,period.

    But anyway, here I am, 50 years old in a couple of weeks, and I still want to be Batman, an Astronaut and the dude in the Lamborghini factory that gets to drive the news cars from the plant to the storage yard :)  

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  8. 3 hours ago, spaddad said:

    Sounds like a lucky escape to me, would you really like to work in a company with  "a vibe"? Imagine how many things would set you off in a company that had "a vibe" & sub 40year olds gobbing off mumbo jumbo all the time

    You are spot on Spaddad!

    You get interviewed by someone half your age and you just do not understand half the crap that is coming out of their mouths. 

    In the Quality Management job that I did, I takes time for you to build a reputation, and client engineers speak to each other and know of your reputation and want to use you, and if all goes well, you get letters of commendation at the end of a project. I have some from the biggest names in the industry in this country and I'm very proud of to have them, but when some spotty faced oik looks through them and says things like, we don't focus on individualism here, you feel like saying, ok, can I please talk to a grown up now :) 


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  9. Always fascinated me that... You have the skills, you have the experience and the people that interview you are so dead keen on you, and then they come with that. sorry but you are just too old.... 

    That happened on the last interview I went on late last year. Its already extremely hard to get a job down here and I actually asked the guy at the end, is it really that much of a big deal? If I'm not in the running, why interview me? Its not like I can say, okay, gimme a week and I'll lop off half a decade. 

    You know what he said, its the vibe of the company... 

    Like it just would not do to have a 49 year old man in the building? 

    Maybe next time I should say, I'm 49, but I Identify as 25 :) 

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  10. Evening all 

    I was retrenched last year and the job situation here is not good so my wife hired me as a stay at home dad/house husband/general slave 😁

    Its actually quite cool and a lot less stress than my previous days being a Quality Control Manager for a construction company. My dream job was originally to be a flight engineer but my epilepsy put paid to that. Now? Maybe its time to give something back.....

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  11. Hi Matt

    The Tamiya Nismo Z Tune is quite nice, (As is the normal V spec II), but The Aoshima Top Secret version has quite a few extra's included in the kit.

    I cant recall one that actually has an engine, but there's a crowd called Eighty-One that does a full resin engine, as does Hobby Design. 

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  12. Afternoon Chaps :bye:


    Its bloomin hot here. 30-31 most of the day, and mostly thunderies at night :)

    A good drop of snow would go down a treat right about now....



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