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  1. You are not joking there Alistair. Thanks @Hamden, @CH-53D, @elger, @Andrew.S and @franky boy. Hi folks, with nowt on the agenda today I was able to crack on with some more. The turrets were sprayed NATO Black while the inners got a coat of Aluminium. I am not happy with the Montex masks what so ever I had to copy some of them onto masking tape. I still have to detail the guns though. The rear of the turrets have had one side done as well. Engine nacelles given a coat of XF 16 Aluminium . While the engines got a coat of XF 84 Dark Iron. The spinners had some NATO black . While the bombs and flares had a coat or two of Humbrol Trainer Yellow I also finished adding the seat belts to. Time for a coffee. Simon.
  2. Cheers Andrew, I hope to make a bit more progress this week. Thanks @MikeC, @Hamden, @cobraleader, @AliGauld, @franky boy, @elgerand @dogsbody. After a day off for life`s pita`s and shopping this morning I managed to get out into the cave this afternoon and get some more done, Turrets together and primed, glasswork masked although I may change to Eduard as these montex masks don`t conform well to tight angles. Engines cleaned and primed. Props as well. Added seat belts to the pilots throne, I still have to add the lap straps. Bombs primed. The other for are also done. Nacelles fitted but I have not fixed the upper wings yet. And started the long drudge of painting the geodetic framing. I can see that taking an age. Take care all. Simon.
  3. Jay Leno went into the audience to find the most embarrassing first date that a woman ever had. The winner described her worst first date experience. There was absolutely no question as to why her tale took the prize! She said it was midwinter, snowing and quite cold... and the guy had taken her skiing in the mountains outside Salt Lake City, Utah. It was a day trip (no overnight). They were strangers, after all, and had never met before. The outing was fun but relatively uneventful until they were headed home late that afternoon. They were driving back down the mountain when she gradually began to realize that she should not have had that extra latte !! They were about an hour away from anywhere with a restroom and in the middle of nowhere! Her companion suggested she try to hold it, which she did for a while. Unfortunately, because of the heavy snow and slow going, there came a point where she told him that he had better stop and let her go beside the road, or it would be the front seat of his car. They stopped and she quickly crawled out beside the car, yanked her pants down and started. In the deep snow she didn't have good footing, so she let her butt rest against the rear fender to steady herself. Her companion stood on the side of the car watching for traffic and indeed was a real gentleman and refrained from peeking. All she could think about was the relief she felt despite the rather embarrassing nature of the situation. Upon finishing, however, she soon became aware of another sensation. As she bent to pull up her pants, the young lady discovered her buttocks were firmly glued against the car's fender. Thoughts of tongues frozen to poles immediately came to mind as she attempted to disengage her flesh from the icy metal. It was quickly apparent that she had a brand new problem, due to the extreme cold. Horrified by her plight and yet aware of the humor of the moment, she answered her date's concerns about' what is taking so long' with a reply that indeed, she was 'freezing her butt off' and in need of some assistance! He came around the car as she tried to cover herself with her sweater and then, as she looked imploringly into his eyes, he burst out laughing. She too got the giggles and when they finally managed to compose themselves, they assessed her dilemma. Obviously, as hysterical as the situation was, they also were faced with a real problem. Both agreed it would take something hot to free her chilly cheeks from the grip of the icy metal! Thinking about what had gotten her into the predicament in the first place, both quickly realized that there was only one way to get her free. So, as she looked the other way, her first-time date proceeded to unzip his pants and pee her butt off the fender. As the audience screamed in laughter, she took the Tonight Show prize hands down. Or perhaps that should be 'pants down'. And you thought your first date was embarrassing. Jay Leno's comment..... 'This gives a whole new meaning to being wee weed off. Simon.
  4. Thanks @franky boy, @Retired Bob, @Hamden, @CH-53D, @elger, @dogsbody, @MikeC. Well what a lovely day , not!! Got out into the cave this morning and got on with more bits, mainly spraying but also a word of warning. When it comes to the engine/U/C nacelles don`t go by the numbering on the destructions. They are male and female parts, the numbering makes them same sex.. if you know what I mean. Anyhow after a little bit of refixing parts I got on with some spraying. XF 16 first, starting with the insides of the wings. Then the outside of the fuselage across the beam windows and bomb aimers position. Engine nacelles and panel. Engine firewalls and main wheels. A bit of masking and then some X 18. And some panels etc. I am leaving that there for tonight. Simon.
  5. Luvvly jubbly Alistair. She looks really damn good sir. Simon.
  6. Nicely done Alistair, not to grubby but enough to show that she has been there. Simon.
  7. Nice and quickly done Brian. I used 80 grammes of lead on my build. Simon.
  8. Thanks @MikeC, @Martian and @elger. Not a lot to add this afternoon. Some XF 16 sprayed around various parts. And some Brick red Humbrol 70 too I also gave the fuselage halves another coat no pic though. Simon.
  9. So I was at the store earlier with my service dog. The lady in front of me at checkout had about $200 worth of toilet paper in her shopping cart. With an attitude she asked me what type of dog I had. I told her it was my service dog. Then she got real snarky and said, I knew that. What type of service? I said he was a BLD. By now he was licking her face and hands being super friendly. She said, what is a BLD? I told her it stood for Butt Licking Dog. She said Butt Licking Dog? I said yeah, he has been trained to lick my butt clean because I can't seem to be able to find toilet paper because of hoarders. The cashier completely lost it. Simon.
  10. Not a problem all, to clear this up the Mk1 A had Frazer Nash FN 5`s fitted and the Mk 1 C onwards had beam guns fitted . Again you are more that welcome sir, plenty of room. Cheers Bob, I was pretty sure she was. Thanks Alistair, as I said we know what us modellers are like LOL. OK folks, some plastic cut and ready for primer. Airfix have moulded the rear bomb bay bulkhead in clear but Montex supply masks for the windows. And a coat of Humbrol 70 Brick Red. On with a bit more now. Simon.
  11. She is taking to the colour very nicely Alistair. Stunning woodgrain finish on the bread bin.. Simon.
  12. It was starting to wind me up Roger so rather than do something drastic I just calmly put it to the side. I still have some Hot Cross Buns left? You are more than welcome sir, the more the merrier. Simon.
  13. After putting the "Foxbat" on the shelf of doom for now I decided to have a trip down memory lane with my next build. I remember building the original tooled kit on my Nan`s kitchen table back in the mid 70`s, and when I saw that Airfix had retooled it I had to get it. I am building the Mk1 A version as a salute to the only crew member to be awarded the V.C. to Sergeant Pilot James Allen Ward.for his actions in climbing onto the wing mid-flight and attempting to smother an engine fire. in a Wellington . He lost his life in September that year when his plane was shot down by Flak over Hamburg. Obligatory box top pic. Six runners in Grey plastic (I think the original was in Black). And one of clear. Basic decals, and to save my eyes and sanity a set of Montex masks. A nice colour plan for the camo. A nice touch from Airfix, a diagram showing that certain parts could be omitted if wanted... But you know what we are like. And to help me along the way the Haynes Manual. As a side note I could of built the other version recovered from Loch Ness, my ex-boss was on the dive team that extracted her. See you later. Simon.
  14. Cheers for that Duncan, but my last pot of clear blue was Tamiya... Simon.
  15. Latest order from Jadlam. One problem though, they sent a 2/0 instead of the 20/0 I ordered. But the cutters replace the ones I have been using for years now and my lst pot of "Clear Blue" turned to gloop. Simon.
  16. Maybe a stronger mix 60/40 and give enough time to "Gas" off. I have had problems with varnishes as well Thom so I feel for you. Simon.
  17. She looks smooth Alistair, very smooth indeed. As you said "A bit of blending will do it". Simon.
  18. So it don`t scratch you butt either? LOL Simon.
  19. She is looking good Thom. Pebble-dash paint is a right pain, it`s happened to me on occasions. A quick rub down normally sorts the problem out. I usually mix 55/45 paint to thinner and spray at 15 psi. Looking forward to seeing her finished. Keep up the great work. Simon.
  20. Nothing like a bit more work eh lads? That is questionable now Giorgio, I will look tomorrow once things have set. I hope so Bosse, there is going to be a lot of filler indeed. Thanks @cobraleader, @Dr. Quack and @PeteH1969. After a lot of fettling I managed to get the rear end sorted out. Removed the abutment ridges. And opened up the wing abutment And also some sanding I was able to add the fins and rear fuselage bits. There is going to be a lot of filler definitely. She doesn`t look too bad from the front. Although there is a gap on the starboard fin at the base. Dry fitted the wings for show. Also the nose cone too. She is a big bird. Let`s see what I can do tomorrow. Simon.
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