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    very excited about these

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    finally arrived! I’m very excited about these!

  3. A new airfix mosquito and tempest in 1/72! Very exciting.... I wonder if they arrive before my preordered Beauforts!

  4. Today was a painful day.....

     

    I had to stand at the till try to calm an angry customer down, while the beautiful sound of a griffon engine roared over the store. It’s was the Mk XIX doing its fly over of the Hereford hospital..... the urge to just leg it outside like a 5 year old was, almost, completely overwhelming.... only my need to keep my job stopped me.

     

    I then worked out it would have flown right over my house (confirmed later by the girlfriend ‘yeah something really noisy went right over us’)..... today will go down as a bad day.

  5. Happy VE Day one and all

  6. No modelling for a while as the basement is now flooded, sad times

    1. CedB

      CedB

      What! Sorry to hear that Rob :( 

      Fingers crossed you can salvage stuff…

  7. If anyone is interested in navy subjects, anything that’s been part of or under command of a navy please pop a long to the GB chat and have a look at ‘in the navy GB’ I would be very happy if it got into the the vote.

     

    (this is not canvassing for votes just trying to see if there’s enough interest to get it to the voting stage 😃)

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    a step in the right direction, today i re-homed the stash. It’s just getting too damp in the cellar and a number of decal sheets have been lost. Now summer holidays are out the way and set up for Christmas is done I hope to get some modelling done.... wish me luck!

     

    Rob

    1. CedB

      CedB

      Good luck Rob! :) 

  9. Sunday tickets to Fairford booked for the kids and I, their first proper air show!

     

    Rob

    1. Stew Dapple

      Stew Dapple

      Hope you - and they - enjoy it mate. I still have very fond memories of my dad taking us to the Duxford air shows in the 1970's :D 

       

      Cheers,

       

      Stew

    2. Biggles87

      Biggles87

      I hope you all enjoy it too, I was part of the ATC team at Greenham and  Fairford from the mid 70s to the mid 90s. I also have fond memories of Duxford from the ‘70s to the naughties.

       

      John

    3. rob85

      rob85

      Duxford is amazing I love it there but never been to a show!

       

      i remember going once to fairford with ATC to ‘support’ but only really remember watching the planes! Every other time my mum and dad were taking us on our holiday on that weekend, it’s like it was planned! And adding insult to the injury we used to drive past the air balloon pub to get to the ferry, which always had a huge poster advertising it!

       

      They appear excited, lets see if it lasts a whole day of looking at aircraft!

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    turns out we just need noodles, who knew

    1. Biggles87

      Biggles87

      Wow, does it work on n 1/32 aircraft?

       

      john

    2. rob85

      rob85

      Must do! Worked on a 1:1 sink. One one way to find out, I look forward to your next build and the sanding back of a few pot noddles when filling a wing root!

       

      Rob

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    Yay it worked!! Thanks for the hint @modelglue 

    1. modelglue

      modelglue

      Ya welcome Rob!

       

  12. Can anyone suggest another photo hosting platform? My Flickr is messing me around saying I have too many uploads 

     

    Rob

    1. modelglue

      modelglue

      You could use imgur, it seems to be best.

  13. I’m in Duxford! 😃

    1. Biggles87

      Biggles87

      Lucky you, I do miss  Duxford, I hope you're having a good time.

      Say hello to MH434 and PT462 for me.

       

      John

    2. rob85

      rob85

      Just missed the bootlebee spitfire taking off as I was in the American section 🙁 but it been amazing to walk round, especially the aircraft being worked on! Loads of activity.... and of course pictures taken!

    3. CedB

      CedB

      Hope you had a great time Rob. I'm looking forward to another visit in November with the US chaps :) 

  14. I have been gifted a Airfix wellington for my birthday from my lovely children! Gosh it looks a highly detailed and beautiful kit! Shame it’s in my stash and not someone else’s 😂

     

    text from ex wife on my birthday:

     

    hi, your daughter has informed me we MUST buy you an ‘Airfix wellington’.... how do I do this, she won’t let it go.

     

    I of course sent her a link within seconds.

     

    good to see my 8 year old has my back, though it’s noted my son (turned 7 five days after me) remained quiet about the whole thing  

    1. Procopius

      Procopius

      We expect a build thread.

    2. rob85

      rob85

      Your public expects

    3. Stew Dapple

      Stew Dapple

      Demands it, even :D 

       

      Cheers,

       

      Stew

  15. I feel the need to tell you all I actually built something today, in fact that’s not accurate! Somethings!

     

    they are nothing special but I got them buttoned up... not my finest work but fun!

     

    I’m back in the game!!

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    3. Biggles87

      Biggles87

      Well done you. Now if only I could get something finished......

       

    4. rob85

      rob85

      @Biggles87 ha, yeah will that might still be my next problem.... or just trying to finish everything I started over a year ago e.g. the 9 spitfires!

  16. What a lucky guy I am, my lovely girlfriend surprised me with an airfix b-17 for my birthday! Now I just need space and time to build it!

    1. Stew Dapple

      Stew Dapple

      Good one mate B)

       

    2. CedB

      CedB

      Indeed! Sounds like a keeper :D

    3. modelglue

      modelglue

      Sounds like things are on the up and up. Happy belated Rob!

  17. Currently on a coach to Edinburgh to see my mate and just had a low fly over by two typhoons (at a stop around the Peak District) they must have known I was here :) 

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    2. Procopius
    3. Stew Dapple

      Stew Dapple

      Enjoy your holiday Rob :)

      Cheers,

      Stew

    4. CedB

      CedB

      Have a great break Rob - Edinburgh's a nice relaxing place in my experience - enjoy!

  18. My life has been royally screwed by two people I trusted with my life

     

    in taking a time out 

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    2. CedB

      CedB

      Thirded! There's a loyal group here Rob all fighting in your corner, ready with help and support. Build a Spitfire, just because you can... strong foundations matey, proper chaps will out!

    3. PlaStix

      PlaStix

      Fourthed! Take care.

      Kind regards,

      Stix

    4. modelglue

      modelglue

      Hang in there Rob, you're better than them and you will show it.

  19. So I have taken a small break and will be back to my castle Bromwich production line soon!

     

    Reason for break: Peaky Blinders series 1-3, I got utterly hooked! I'm currently rocking in a corner waiting for series 4 to come out.... 

     

    work will I'll hopefully recommence this weekend now that I have a new pot of HU 78.... on to possibly 4 vb's and a vc (made from a ix that's getting chopped up... why not) followed by an Eduard mk ix

     

    Rob

    1. TheBaron

      TheBaron

      I was getting worried about you Rob! Great to hear all is well. :thumbsup2: I was the same with the first series of True Detective - major addiction! :winkgrin:

      Tony

  20. I have hit a lull... why!.... I was doing so well!

     

    i have a number of builds very near completion but cant find the drive... I just stood in the garage with a can of white primer and a wild cat kit all laid out but just didn't want to spray!? Odd.

     

    i currently have far too much in my head at the moment but unfortunately no real way of clearing it any time soon... even with modelling, which is my normal go to.

     

    this sucks

     

    Rob

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    2. Biggles87

      Biggles87

      I know the feeling well, but it'll pass soon I hope.

      John

    3. Fatboydim

      Fatboydim

      Hi Rob, we all suffer from this from time to time. It's all the other stuff going round in your head so you can't concentrate. Something's you can deal with yourself, they are things like replacing a tap, they need to be put right, but you know it's going to be a problem doing it, so you put it off. Your brain knows this, so keeps reminding you. It's best to just get this off your back, and get it done. I put things like this off for weeks, but feel so much better when I've done it. It's one thing less to worry about. 

      Other things are far more serious, like a loved one being very sick. You can do very little other than offer your support and help where you can. You still worry, but it's a different type of concern.

      It's when your brain is overloaded that you can't concentrate on the things you enjoy doing. This is why I find modelling important. It's important to me because it's not important if you know what I mean. In these cases, it's just to much trouble to even do simple tasks. Sometimes, I just build a model with no painting like I showed you with that Martlet a couple of weeks back. What we tend to do is just start a new model thinking you will be more interested in a new build. But before you know it, you've come to a halt on that project as well.

      When I'm like this, I listen to talking books, or plays on the radio. I find sitting there doing my model whilst listening to a story, a play or a comedy Radio 4 extra helps me relax. Hope this helps, Joe. 

       

       

    4. jrlx

      jrlx

      Don't worry too much about it (if possible...). We all know how it feels. I've been stuck since mid September as well and I'm still struggling to get back to modelling... I've started a Huey Cobra in the mean time, which also stalled and now I'm trying to finish some of my stalled models, starting with the ones nearest to completion.

       

       

  21. A Vote! What to build! 

     

    I know now I have unfinished work I should really just finish, but my head is not in that place right now.... so here are some options for a quick build.

     

    - airfix spitfire mk XXII (race scheme as I like it more than the silver)

    - airfix dauntless

    - hase p-38

    - airfix mustang p-51d (RAF option off the med fighters sheet)

    - academy p-40, (either with the tiger on or cresswell's AC)

     

    the choice is yyyyyyyoooouuuuurrrss....

     

    Rob

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    2. Christer A

      Christer A

      A nice P-38 is always a sight to behold!

    3. rob85

      rob85

      And that's 3! I started the p-38 last night so will start a WIP as soon as

       

      cheers all

       

      Rob

    4. rob85

      rob85

      So I went for the p-38 and I am nearly at the transfer stage! So it is a quick build.... I may do another quick one before getting stuck into my lost souls from 2016....

       

      Rob

  22. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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    2. rob85

      rob85

      You're so hip 

    3. TheBaron

      TheBaron

      Trouble is it's ,ore rose-hip than street-hip with me these days...just ask my youngest.

    4. CedB

      CedB

      Hope you have a good one Rob :) 

  23. I last won the day in January.... nearly a year ago! Wow I better pull my finger out.... :) 

     

    merry christmas everyone, I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow and you get lots of models under the tree!

     

    Rob

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    2. rob85

      rob85

      And I yours!! 

       

      Cheers both!

    3. Fatboydim

      Fatboydim

      Wishing you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year

    4. Biggles87

      Biggles87

      Cheers, and the same to you and yours

  24. I just watched unbroken.... I am actually in complete awe..... 

  25. Rather looking forward to my first Telford visit :) 

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    2. rob85

      rob85

      Well I just deleted over 200 photos from the tiny procopius to make sure I get enough.... Kept the pic of aircraft, just ditched the kids...

    3. TonyTiger66

      TonyTiger66

      Have a great day Rob. I hope you find a little something to put in the 'What have you last purchased' thread ;) .

      ATB

      TonyT

    4. rob85

      rob85

      A few little bits yes!!

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