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  1. Odd, rain seems to have missed us here.... oh wait, yes, its still winter here and cold
  2. My god Gorbs, I would hate to see what happens if it got really hot in Coventry Generally the summers here are 30+ every day, but we have summer rain that goes with that (biiig scary thunderstorms). Difference is, most of the houses here have tiled floors throughout, so much cooler inside than it would be having carpets and triple glazing My record in this country was 40.8 a couple of years ago whilst travelling to Namibia, but my all time record was 47 in Libya... and just to help you out a bit, put a bucket or bowl of ice in front of your fan, does actually h
  3. Nope, I'm sorry to disappoint you all, I'm this dull normally
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    Paint removal

    Hey Keith. After experimenting with the Dettol quite a bit, I found the easiest and best way for me is to take off the stripped paint with a toothbrush and old rag, just wipe it all off and use a tooth pic to get into all the shutlines etc. Once the entire body is clean of paint residue, then clean it off with some soapy water and let it dry off in the sun. If you use water to try and get the paint off the body, it turns into a sticky gloop that is twice as hard to get off and stains the plastic.
  5. Nice one Pete I now must apologise.... I have been making fun of your owl since 2014, but now I see that one make cars as well, I feel like a bit of a doosh now.... Sooooo sorry old chap, it was the tablets/devil/glue/cheese made me do it Yes I LOOOOOOOOOVE your Owl
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    Paint removal

    Hey Frank, the brown disinfectant stuff.
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    Paint removal

    Morning Chaps Absolutely safe way that wont cause issues with the plastic or clear parts is Dettol. One big bottle of Dettol, same amount water, leave for 24-48 hours, clean off with an old paint brush then rinse off with water. Works with any paint and as I said before, you can use it on clear parts too. You can use a lesser diluted mix but I believe it works better with water. One thing keep in mind, don't be tempted to use water to wash off the paint when you take it out of the Dettol, leaves a horrible jelly gunk that's very very hard to get rid of.
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    The Weather,

    We have a natty invention down here for stopping that. Large brick building like a big box with a foldy uppy door on one end that, what for it, your car sleeps in Don't know if they will ever take off though, it seems most cars are like hormonal teenagers and leave their bedrooms in terrible states full to the brim with junk and then they just have to sleep wherever there is space I know its reaaally funny someone in South Africa telling a chap in the wild and hairys of Scotland how to combat the heat but failing all else, if you put a large bath towel over the windscreen Beardie the
  9. Man Alan..... Second bike I owned was a red GS400E... Brought a big smile to my face, looks good so far Mad Steve
  10. Very Nice Ian, I think you doing ok
  11. You get room service... WOW!!! Clearly I booked the wrong package when I ordered my hobby room, my room service remote seems to be broken
  12. Morning Chaps Ohhhh, electronic locks on the hobby room.... oh wait, that wont work, I don't have a door Come on, you can all just SEE your better half's face if you have an electronic lock on your hobby room. They'll think there's naked serving wenches and all sorts in there
  13. That is such a cool thing Laurie. Unfortunately, Mrs Mad Mk1 was not forthcoming with the babies, and Mk2 already had ready made ones when I met her. The girls always called me Steve, and I was actually wondering whether I would ever here that word spoken to me, but on the day of the adoption we went outside after it was all finished to a coffee shop, and the two them sat down next to me and asked if they could call me Dad now. I burst into tears and cried like a little girl... Man that was the happiest day of my life
  14. Admiral Puff (Sah!) There may be a solution AP in Slot Car bodies Check these guys out www.pendleslotracing.co.uk, I know they do a whole load of old British car bodies that you can modify. Failing which, have a google around to see if anyone hasn't possibly already made a resin body for the Super Snipe. Last option, But in 32nd scale I'd say its a bit of a stretch but you might be able to find a Die Cast body for one Hope that helps Steve
  15. Hiya Glynn, thanks Oohhh Atherstone, where me favourite chippy was Yep its going to have Garage decals, have some left over from something else. My second Pioneer, the Thunder models one, is going to be a fairground one too
  16. Thanks Gorbs I have no idea yet, have to see if i can fit it in my cabinet
  17. Afternoon Chaps You know there are those kits that once you get them, you have to start on them immediately and everything gets pushed aside... This was one of those. I have been looking for one for ages, and this one literally fell into my lap courtesy of a friend, so bonus This is an EPIC kit, and HUGE!!, just a tad over 40cm long. Makes up in the usual way, Ladder Chassis, Engine, Cab and Rear and when all that's stuck together its got some weight to it too The kit is quite well detailed as it comes, and the only detail I added was wiring on then engine a
  18. Afternoon Chaps There's always been one model that has been on top of my wish list since I was a kid... A Scammell Pioneer. The old Airfix kit was modified a couple of times to make a Pioneer, but it was just too small for me, and seeing as I was just getting into 35th scale, that's what I wanted. Had to wait a couple of years for it to happen, but eventually both Thunder Models and IBG released one in the last couple years. Obviously I had to buy them both, and decided to start with the IBG one, simply because its the first one I got on a recent trip to the
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    The Weather,

    Mrs Mad has been trying to convince me for about the last 5 years that we REALLY need a jet bath. Its like a bath with 10 nozzles, like a mini jacuzzi. I've basically just given up on all the cons she's trying to pull about getting one and told her if she wants one then buy one and get it fitted. I'm expecting a really cool jet bath in the next month EDIT - Mrs Mad was peering over my shoulder when I posted the above, and confirms that the jet bath does indeed have 10 nozzles, but ours will have a extra one in it. Took me a while to click she was talking about me
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    The Weather,

    Well its photo's like that, that might get someone called an a**e Hope a badger poo's in your hot tub
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    The Weather,

    Afternoon chaps I tell you what, its a fair bit nippy daan sarf in Africa Bottom... Awoke this morning to rain and a complete unwillingness to move from my lovely warm bed, but its DIY week so one must and all that. It did warm up a little, but it certainly is getting a bit nippier now, so I think the fire shall be lit shortly and a nice cup of coffee...
  22. Well I've never been, as one might say, a slim and trim chap. I have an issue with my Metabolism which has something to do with the kind of Epilepsy I have (when the doctor tries to explain it, it makes my head hurt ) However, the Vrau and I have decided to get a bit healthier, (she has her own issues, Lupus and everything that goes with that) so we're actually a right pair really, but It can only do us good
  23. Ta Vinnie I am surprised at myself for not caving in and sneaking off for a sneaky one I mean, I actually used to like smoking, sitting at me modelling desk having a smoke etc and its actually true what people say in that you have to change your living style to avoid lapsing (Only place I smoked in the house was the modelling room) Down side is Ive picked up some weight, but Ive started walking to get a bit more exercise
  24. Morning Chaps Thanks Vinnie & Steve Yeah, its a bit of a struggle, but one that seems to be diminishing as the days go on. There are those moments that your brain just screams SMOOOOOOKKKKEEEEEEEEE.... but instead of reaching for the fags i go outside or to the shops or something. You so right Steve about smelling other people that smoked but the nice thing for me (apart from all the health twaddle) is I my modelling desk isn't covered in fag ash from the ashtray anymore
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