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  1. Hello everyone,

     

    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 🥂 .

     

    TonyT

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      jrlx

      Hi Tony,

       

      I wish you a quick and full recovery and a great 2019! I look forward to seeing your future models posted and we still need to put that Spanish Civil War GB in the  Calendar 😊

       

      Cheers

       

      Jaime

       

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  2. 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)

     

    TT

    1. jrlx

      jrlx

      Hi Tony!

       

      Great to hear from you again! I was worried about your lack of activity in BM... Hope you're fine and can get back to building some nice models!

       

      Cheers

       

      Jaime

       

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  3. 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 :thumbsup:

    Happy New Year everyone!

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      jrlx

      Happy New Year VP! We're still more than two hours away from 2018 here in Portugal.

       

      Cheers

       

      Jaime

       

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  4. Sorely tempted by the Special Hobby 1/32 Tempest, though it's far from my scale.

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      jrlx

      I have the 1/72 Academy, which I intended to build in parallel with Academy's Typhoon. They're both waiting for other builds to be completed first.

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  5. Sorely tempted by the Special Hobby 1/32 Tempest, though it's far from my scale.

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      jrlx

      Yes, very tempting. Also not my scale.

       

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

     

    in taking a time out 

    1. jrlx

      jrlx

      Hi Rob, sorry to know about that... I wish you the best.

      Jaime

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  7. Spitfire builds really are a powerful force for good in this world.

  8. 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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      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.

       

       

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  9. 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 :frantic: !

    Yours truly still a bit 'blurgh' so if I'm type slow with replies, my apologies :sick:.

    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 :whistle: ), 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 :D) 🐯 

    1. jrlx

      jrlx

      Hi Tony!

       

      It's great having you back and I hope you're in better shape now! I wish you a Happy New Year and look forward to hosting the Flying Boats GB together with you and Rob G.

       

      Cheers

       

      Jaime

       

       

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  10. 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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      jrlx

      Merry Christmas Rob!  Looking forward to your future builds :)

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  11. Hello folks.

    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 :mellow:. Liver functions gone to:poop:.

    Very frustrating.

    I didn't want people to think I'm being ignorant with messages, emails etc.

    Just asleep a lot. 

    Carry on muddling, back soon :) 

    TonyT

    1. jrlx

      jrlx

      Best of luck, Tony, and come back well. We need you for the Flying Boats GB :)

       

      Jaime

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  12. 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 :D !

     

    Happy modelling

     

    PS: The GPW GB gallery really is impressive! :thumbsup2: 

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      jrlx

      Hi Tony, great having you back. Hope you get well soon. Counting on you for co-hosting the Flying Boats and Float Planes GB :)

       

      Cheers

       

      Jaime

       

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  13. 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. :waiting: .

     

    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

    Best regards

    TonyT

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      jrlx

      Wish you all the best,  Tony.  Hope you get back home and nothing alien is found.

       

      Cheers

       

      Jaime

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  14. Building two of Hartmann's Bf 109s for the Great Patriotic War GB

  15. Currently painting my Ju 88 in the type's GB

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      jrlx

      Thanks Ozzy! Much appreciated :) I'm now masking for painting the 2nd top camouflage colour but it's being very tiring...

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  16. I've put some paint to my Ju 88 GB entry :)

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      jrlx

      Thanks, Paul! Your support is always most welcome! :)

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  17. I've put some paint to my Ju 88 GB entry :)

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      jrlx

      Thanks for your interest, Stix! much appreciated, as always!

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  18. Finally started my Harrier GR.3 for the "80s NATO vs Warsaw Pact GB"

    1. jrlx

      jrlx

      Thanks Paul! It's a great kit and an awesome aircraft :)

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  19. Started Revell's 1/72 Ju 88A-4 for the type's GB

    1. jrlx

      jrlx

      Paul, Stix, thanks for the kind words. I hope I can live up to you expectations.

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  20. If the academy stuka is in indicative of there other work, I can see me doing a lot of their kits. Fit is astounding.

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      jrlx

      I built Academy's Spit XIV last year. The kit itself builds well but the aft fuselage seems to be too short, making it a bit 'tubby'. The wings look good, though.

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  21. I,ve found an Airfix rag wing Hurricane at the bottom of the wardrobe I did'nt know was there,i must build it now!

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      jrlx

      That's great, Steve! I have one in the stash as well.

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  22. Finished Red Baron's Triplane

  23. Finished Red Baron's Triplane

  24. 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.

    1. jrlx

      jrlx

      That's for sure Paul! I have Tamiya's early version without full armament in the stash but I'm certain I'll end up buying Revell's MLU version to build a Portuguese Air Force one.

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  25. Red Baron's Triplane nearly finished

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      jrlx

      That's too kind of you Paul. Cheers. Jaime

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