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Dazzio

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Dazzio last won the day on April 22 2013

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  1. I had an issue with my broadband connection about a year or so ago. I had no line connection on either the router or the phone. So called up BT, explained what was going on. They then went through their diagnostics, to which I told them the answers straight away - didn't think the guy knew what to say. It wasn't until I told him that I work in IT and know what I'm doing that he took me seriously. He then said he was going to book an Openreach engineer for me, I told him that the actual phone line was dead and he tried being clever "how can the phone line be dead if you're talking to me now?" "Because my friend, this is a mobile phone..." "Oh...". Anyhow, turned out that my house had its phone line ripped out of the exchange so another house could be connected. I kicked up hell of a storm and got some compensation for it. Also had a friend whose internet would drop out randomly, wasn't until we started to track it that we figured out that it was the rain (I kid you not). In the end, BT had to replace the phone line from the house out. Power cycling the router could work, just be aware that the signal does "settle down" after some time. Have you tried changing the filters? They've only got a two year shelf life. Just be aware that even though you are getting "fibre" that is only from the exchange out. If there is an error on the line, you'll still suffer crappy speeds unfortunately. Hope that helps. Kind Regards, Dazz
  2. Looking good there Johnny. If I'm honest, everyone has their own way of making these kits. I know that some modellers better than I will put paint to model before it's been assembled. I prefer to assemble it first then paint as I can spot any pitfuls that may need looking at. It also means I can look at bits you won't see and thus won't need to paint - yes I'm a lazy git! Lol Keep at it, the Freedom is looking good. Kind Regards, Dazz
  3. Oo the original Freedom and not that horrible Strike-Freedom. This reminds me that I need to finish off my Crossbone. Here's a fact that some Gundam fans might or might not know. Unlike the Gundams in Universal Century that are called Gundams because of the armour they use. The mecha in SeeD (CE) aren't actually called Gundams, but Kira Yamato (Pilot of Freedom and Strike) calls it as such because of the Operating System inside of Strike then calls the Freedom Gundam it in front of Lacus Klein when they are escaping from ZAFT and Lacus corrects Kira but agrees that Gundam does sound stronger... Bit of geeky information there. I only build the HG kits personally, as that is my preferred scale (plus you can't get the Hazel kits in MG). I personally build the kit up first, plan how to paint it then take it apart and paint with all the cleaning up in between if needed and change the plan about 15 different times along the way. I'll agree with Rock though, those stickers and rub on transfers aren't the best. You can get waterslide decals on eBay or other Gunpla stores. I'll be keeping an eye on this build. Be interesting to see what you make of it. Kind Regards, Dazz
  4. Ill be keeping an eye on this build if I may Corsaircorps? Looks likes an interesting kit. I've got to say however than this kit is from the show/series Danball Senki and not Gundam. But am looking to how this one progresses. Am curious as to which Eva unit you will be building? I'll take a stab in the dark and go with Unit-01? Most of the younger anime fans I talk to have never heard of Evangelion - I'm only 36. But, you've got to love a show that features a few of the death threat letters the creator received in it. Misato was one of the better characters in it. Reminds me that I need to finish my Gundam/GMs. Kind Regards, Dazz
  5. I would buy the model too. I used to watch it on Friday nights on BBC 2 and I can assure you I wasn't drunk at 14 years old... Yes even though I'm from Essex! Lol Love the work you're doing with this trickyrich. Those seams/joins don't look too fun. Kind Regards Dazz
  6. Oo the YF-21, I love Macross Plus (the OVA is better than the film). I'll be keeping an eye on this build. Are you going to be weathering the model? Kind Regards, Dazz
  7. Thank you Corsairfoxfouruncle. Unforunately you memory is incorrect, Space Battleship Yamato is different to the Macross Saga, but they do have the same kinda vibe (planet threatened with annihilation). I do have other kits on order but am waiting for them to turn up. If we are splitting hairs here Chris, Robotech (The Macross Saga) and Macross are two totally different series. Robotech is made up of three different tv shows that where spliced together - Macross, Southern Cross and Mospeada created by Harmony Gold in the 80's which to this day still claim onwership of those brands outside of Japan even though they lost a court case for it. Macross is a show on and of it's own and you can tell the creators are real aviation junkies - watch Macross Plus and you will see what I mean. I remember watching Macross as a kid and seeing what happened to Roy Fokker that was a rare thing back when I was a nipper. Need to plan colours and such. Kind Regards, Dazz
  8. Hello one and all, I've been keeping an eye on this GB and promised myself that I wouldn't get involved until I had finished my TSR-2MS (which I could of added to this GB now I think of it). Anyhow, I have given in and decided to not let the Star Wars fanboys have all of the glory with the spaceships in this GB I do have a spaceship that I will be genuinely shocked if anyone knows what it is to add, but that will be a later date model after the TSR-2MS is done - how many times can you add filler to a model before it stops being a plastic model kit? I had previously seen kits built by Will Vale, Madhatter and Misrule from the Space Battleship Yamato/Star Blazers series and thought they where cool. It wasn't until about a year ago that I saw that Bandai had released what they dubed the "Mecha Collection" and the first release was the Earth Federation Ship Andromeda on HLJ. Not knowing much about the series - I have seen a film but not much more than that but I do kinda get a Macross vibe from it, but the price was shocking only £4! I thought it was wrong so ordered it and was shocked when it turned up... anyhow enough of my sleep depraved ramblings on with the kit! The box isn't much bigger than 16cm long and 10cm deep, but I do love the artwork. 6 Instructions printed on the inside of the box, very easy to follow. Sprues A1 and A2 - which contains the top part of the hull (is it a hull for a spaceship?). Sprues A3 and A4 which contains the bridge, engines and lower hull. The stand and the classic Bandai stickers, not sure if I will use them yet. After half an hour I was the below result. Looking at the detail levels in this ship, I can understand why everyone raves about the Star Wars kits - well they are from the same company! I do have a Revell Star Destroyer to build, but I don't think it will compare to this kit. The plan is to throw some paint on to the kit and maybe customise the colours a bit. I might add some different shaded panels here and there. I like this kit so much that I have already bough 8 more kits from this line. Hoping these will be here by the end of the month. This will be a slow build while I am finishing off my TSR-2MS and dealing with work. There is some parts that need fixing from my own stupid fault. Kind Regards, Dazz
  9. I'm really looking forward to watching this one progress. I used to love the show and I've got the DVDs somewhere. Will be following with lots of interest trickyrich. Kind Regards, Dazz
  10. I don't know why, but it's bothering me more than it should. I could use the 84 decals, but it would be different drivers and a different numbered car and year, but it did win in 1984 as well. Those decals cost the same price as the model itself! I have sent Revell an email asking if they have any spares at all, but I will not hold my breath as the kit was produced in 2004 -ish. I will see what Revell say first before I make a decision. The Spaceshuttle is a good back up plan, but would require alot of work to bring the Airfix kit upto standards. Does the spaceshuttle count as an aircraft or as an falling object? Kind Regards, Dazz
  11. Looking very good there Dennis! You are a braver man than I for attempting the red line around the cowling. I built this version myself a few years back using a decal set I have since lost. But at the time it never mentioned that there was a red line on the cowling nor spinner - it also never mentioned about the black/white bands going around the fin extension. Oh well, I was just happy to get a kit done back then. I used all of the Revell stensils iirc... heres my attempt at it. Looking forward to seeing how yours comes out Dennis. Kind Regards, Dazz
  12. Well I was all ready to go with an non-aviation themed build (shock horror!). Had the kit for a while, I have only just looked at it and I have no bloody decals in the box. I was going to make the Revell 1/24th Lancia 037 1983 Acropolis Rally winner. The rest of the kit is there but no decals... a little fuming I am as the description said "sealed in box". So I have been searching for decals to buy, I can find some from 1982 and 1984 but not 1983... ggrr. I could always fall back on the Spaceshuttle Challenger that was launched in 1983. Hhmm... Kind Regards, Dazz
  13. Evening Dennis, Only just seen this build. Been enjoying it too. Hope you feel better soon. Quick question, have you or are you doing the white bands on both sides of the black bands? They are both on the fuselage and wings. There's also a very thin red line around the white of the cowling iirc. Would be a right pita to do. Looking forward to seeing more. Kind Regards Dazz
  14. Little update... I have managed to cut out the electronics bay, I didn't heed my old mans advice of "measure twice cut once" and I just assumed that the bay would be the same size as the panel on the model and cust started cutting/sanding. See my bodge job below... So here we have the bay that needs cutting out... thought I'd play it safe and drill/cut/ The blue stuff is blue tack that I thought would make a nice pillow/block for the knife/drill... but here is the result of the cutting. Here is the bay fitted, took me two hours to get to this point. I was doing some final touches on my Harrier GR3 and washing the other resin bits inbetween this. In the end, I had to cut out the tab that holds the cockpit in place. I didn't cut the whole thing out however, only enough to fit the bay, I also had to cut away a lot of plastic at the bottom for the panel that goes there... not sure why that part is modelled like that thought. The eagle eyed amoung you will notice that I had to glue a 0.4 mm shim as I over cut/sanded. This is where she stands as of now. I'm thinking that as there wasn't any actual operational aircraft that my source for colours is very limited. However on the otherhand this aircraft is a fictional one.... I think I will copy/use the colours on the prototypes as that seems like the obvious choice for the colours. I was going to get more done today however my hayfever is absolutely knocking me for 6 today... I hate plants/flowers! Hope everyone had a good Sunday! THoughts? Ideas? Suggestions? All accepted... Kind Reagrds, Dazz
  15. Hello Everyone, Sorry for the lack of updates, it's been a busy few weeks for me. I have been working on the TSR2MS here and there. I have nearly got the cockpit finished. I just need to finish the fuselage before I can finish off the cockpit - you'll see what I mean soon. So this is where I am upto right now. If you look at the pictures above, you will that the cockpit is boxed in hence the plasticcard. The plan is to get the rest of the fuselage done (you'll see what the hold up was) and then I will fill in the gaps with some filler and sand flat. I decided to throw some extra stuff at this model as I want it to look really good - my modelling skills not withstanding. Which I didn't have the funds for until now. Most of my money has been sunk into my girlfriends cake business. She is going to move out of her mothers kitchen and use a big log cabin... so £5,000 later my girlfriend has a nice big... woman cave for lack of a better term. She likes it so that is the main thing. Anyhow the bits I have purchased. So I have purchased the CMK Resin Sets for the control surfaces so that elevators/flaps, airbrakes, airintakes, eninges, various air vents and the electronics bay. I also purchased the Pitot Tube x2 for it as well, I have two as I have a second TSR2 to build as well... but depending how I get on with this one, I might sell that one... might! Anyhow, I will be stealing alot of hints and tips from other builds I have seen on here. As if this build wasn't difficult enough already! Better get a shimmy on huh? Kind Regards, Dazz
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