Status Replies posted by jrlx
Just a quickie.
After my quick toe back in the water here on Britmodeller a few weeks ago, I unfortunately went AWOL again.
As life, the universe and everything would have it; just a few days later I was put on what should be a very long term course of chemotherapy.
I didn’t know that chemo could be administered by tablet, but it can.
My late first wife had it administered by drip (many drips) evey two weeks or so.
I know that there are many here on Britmodeller on chemo, and many that will know a lot more about these ‘targeted chemo’ pills than I do.
One thing that I do now know is; by crikey they’re powerful.
Theyve absolutely knocked me for six; I have an even more profound respect for those here (everywhere) that have been on these for years.
Imagine the worst, mist diabolical hangover you’ve ever had, multiply it a few times, add a bit of a feeling of rampant glandular fever and a smattering of galloping hepatitis into it and that just about sums up the mornings.
Anyway, enough whinging. Suffice to say, I’m starting to get used to it now. A big shock after it really kicked in after day 14 or so, but now the shock value is diminishing.
Righto. It’s already 2019 here in Canberra.
Mrs. Tiger had to fly to Auckland four days ago as her mum, my mother-in-law, was found in the kitchen. She has had a stoke.
I’m pleased to report that this 93 year old lady is currently really very strong and stable. Trying to get out of bed and denying that she’s had a stroke. They don’t make them like this anymore. Scottish ancestry .
Mrs. T arrived home just a few hours ago. The delayed flight touched down at 11.59pm, last year.
We had coffee in a Thermos (expertly made by yours truly) to see in the new year, in a very deserted airport.
Quite fun really.
Safely home, we will hopefully now sleep for the next day and a half. I’m sure that this will be the hope of many a new year reveller, albeit based in needs for recuperation stemming from altogether more traditional forms of annual celebration 🥴 .
I just wanted to wish all Britmodellers a very happy new year 🥳 !!
I do hope to make an appearance or two, perhaps a bit of the old ‘modelling in bed with a tray’. The latter having nothing to do with anything related to Marianne Faithful or interesting Swedish ‘art house’ movies; but more along the lines of a thirty pence Revell Brewster Buffalo, tube glue and a pot of Airfix Silver Fox G8.
Happy modelling Britmodeller folks, have a lovely 2019, thanks for being you, thanks to Mike et al for this great forum .
Hello chaps and ladies.
Thank you for many very kind messages.
I'll reply to all, really lovely messages, very soon.
We're fortunate to have such a dignified and kind forum.
Mike's ethos .
All the best (OB)
Welcome 2018! The first thing to do this new year will be to restore my status as a plastic modeller vs. a model railroader, which took the better part of me and my spare time in the latter half of 2017. How to do that? I think tackling a pair of Bf 109:s in some GB:s will take care of it
Happy New Year everyone!
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.
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.
Hello everyone and a belated happy new year!
I hope to be lurking around on fantastic BM again. A mere 505 notifications to catch up on !
Yours truly still a bit 'blurgh' so if I'm type slow with replies, my apologies .
Thoroughly looking forward to catching up.
All my 'thread WIP's' are packed in boxes, so I may have to start something new. I only have three resin kits with me, so it looks like being one of those.
I've not completed a resin one yet (he said, as if he has actually completed any I/m in the last decade ), so it'll be fun trying (I hope).
Happy modelling and here's to 2017 thoroughly kicking 2016 into oblivion for good!
All the best
The Frostie Muncher (thanks for that Miggers ) 🐯
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!
Just a quick note. I'm afraid the old health has taken a dive again. I see the specialists on the 7th December, seems I'll be having a little liver surgery soon. Has gone really 'off' in just 3 days . Liver functions gone to.
I didn't want people to think I'm being ignorant with messages, emails etc.
Just asleep a lot.
Carry on muddling, back soon
Just to thank people for the kind comments .
I didn't have to stay in hospital, but it was a long and uncomfortable wait, so once home a lot of sleep ensued!
Another scan and abdominal X-ray next Wednesday.
Still none the wiser, the doctor is not completely fixed on a diagnosis yet.
I'm still sure it's acute Anthrax of the Clamp !
PS: The GPW GB gallery really is impressive!
I'm off for a CT scan of me innards tomorrow morning (about 18 hours from now).
If it shows something they don't like (e.g. an Alien 👽), I might have to go back in to the hospital. .
The mobile network has little coverage there. I think they blank it out for machines in some areas.
So if I vanish for a bit, I'll be enjoying the company of pretty nurses, listening to 'Strategic Rug's Greatest Hits'. .
Hope not, Hope to be back home this time tomorrow.
May the farce be with you
If the academy stuka is in indicative of there other work, I can see me doing a lot of their kits. Fit is astounding.
Spent the afternoon in Portuguese Air Force's Air Museum. They had a real F-16 on show and I seat on the cockpit while chatting with the pilots.