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Biggles87

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  1. We seem to be overrun by hares here at the moment, it’s usual to see a few at this time of year but they’re everywhere at the moment. I was walking with three of our dogs this morning ( the other one has been poorly and can’t walk far ) with two of them off the lead when I saw something on the track about 75m ahead, the dogs saw it too but I managed to get the two loose ones to wait until I got their leads on again. Yes, it was a hare which just sat and looked at us rather than running away so we went back the way we had come, much to the disgust of the dogs .

    About 5 years ago when Rosie our youngest was 18 moths old, we rounded a corner to be confronted by a hare sitting in the middle of the path and despite out shouts/pleas Rosie took off after it into a field followed by SWMBO while I hung on to the other dogs. The result of the chase, across two fields and through a copse was a torn Achilles’ tendon for SWMBO, so we try to avoid hare chases these days.

    Stay safe everyone.

     

    John

  2. Getting there slowly but surely.

    I haven’t used Humbrol enamel for some time now but their acrylics work well for me. Some of my Tamiya acrylics ( in the large pots ) came to France with me 16 years ago and I find them difficult to brush paint, but they still spray OK well thinned with Tamiya thinner.

    Thinking of venturing into MRP lacquer based soon, particularly for the Russian colours, any advice anyone?

     

    Stay safe.

     

    John

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  3. The second attempt at the 'dog house' is much more convincing, well done.

    I'm looking to renew some of my acrylic paints and I see that you use MRP paints, how do you find them? It's virtually impossible to get anything from the UK at the moment so I'm looking for something 'local' especially Russian colours.

    Stay safe 

     

    John

     

    PS: The AK burnt metal looks good, I'm using up the last of my Alclad pale burnt metal by brush painting it in several coats over a basic metallic finish for exhausts.

     

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  4. Well, that certainly brought back a lot of memories.

    I’ve got one point to make about attaching the cable, I was taught never to open the release for the cable to be attached  so that the back release was tested by pushing it back to insert the cable ring. Occasionally the CFI would try getting people to open the release for him and then give them an ear bashing when they did ( he was the CFI after all ), I never did it nor let any of my students do it. The wisdom of this practice was brought home to me when I attended the gliding school annual dinner a couple of years after I had actually left and heard that one of the instructors had his cable release jam and overflew the winch by some distance before the back release functioned and saved him. He said he was shaking from an overdose of adrenalin when he landed, the winch driver wasn’t feeling too good either.

     

    John

     

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