Jump to content

TonyTiger66

Gold Member
  • Content Count

    3,476
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by TonyTiger66

  1. Ok. Erm.

    A lot happened.

    34,000 km.

    Starvation. I went a bit bonkers;

    129 continuous days alone.

    I ended up on the ABC National news as the second news story at peak time on a Saturday at 7pm on the 7/11.

    Any numerologists out there?

    it was the first time that I had seen my wife in 7 Months.

    Way before and during, @JOCKNEYliterally helped keep me alive as always has @AlexNand treated my very stressed and overwhelmed wife like the 15/16 Scottish Princess she is. I think that he may not be here; I was dreadfully torn as a friend that I care about a lot; a better friend, I assure you, a person like me could not imagine, had popped over onto another forum. I had and still have mental health issues. 
    I am Compus Mentis. Not the hardwiring, the data.

    Some stuff needs filing away or to be deleted; taking up too much space on the hard drive.
    We must start talking about this fella me lads; the ladies are often better at it than us.

    I tried to hide my weaknesses and pride led to a big fall.

    Anyway, sadly I can’t promise anything apart from; give the forum masses of publicity as other media sources, on your island, well I don’t know yet.

    However, Mike may not wish for that, it could create too many hits and we don’t want server meltdown.

    Not blowing the trumpet here. I’m ashamed by the 2 and a half minute piece. I had been advised to make it about me, but I don’t like doing that; so I just really don’t like it.

    Now 22 Million people know me as the bloke that arrived in a wheelchair, sounds like a Pom and laid in his own 💩  for three weeks 😔 .

    Being recognised in public (and hospital) for this, is not fun.

    I was 129 continuous days in agony, haemorrhaging, liver playing  an unfair game and starving in the end. Lost about 4 stones; 124 kg. I’m out a bit there because I’m still a bit out of it here, now back in Australia.

    Modelling wise; I’m in need of the help of you people to help get me going again.

    It’s thanks to @Mike that I am alive. That my stepkids have had a Stepdad and still do. That my wife was able to see the home of her ancestors.

    You should have seen her smile. You must know how good it feels when you just know that the love of your life is happy? Really happy?

    Model making, learning how to write again, use computers again, even commmunicate, take photos;,This forum honestly saved my life.

    The fact that some rifts have happened whilst I was sick; it was awkward as the bloke in the other place; a whole load there saved my life too.

    What an awful few years it has been for so many; and now Covid-19 has thrown everything, even my marriage, into touch.

    Alone, in the bath, looking for my old mates; see if I can learn from you again to get on my Own Two Feet and get model making; give back.

    I have missed my mates here. Very concerned that you’re all safe.

    TonyTiger66

    🐯 

     

    I can email a link to @Mike of the video, phone going flat in the bath 🛀 too hot today 🥵 cold water 😃🤣.

     

    Love and peace and all that xx

    1. Show previous comments  2 more
    2. Biggles87

      Biggles87

      Good to hear from you Tony, and glad that you seems to be ‘ coming out the other side ‘ as they say. 

      You are probably in the best place as far as Covid-19 is concerned so stay safe and keep in touch.

       

      John

    3. Mike

      Mike

      Dunno what I did, but glad to see you again :)

       

      Stay safe,

       

      Mike.

    4. The Spadgent

      The Spadgent

      Tony T. Well butter my crumpets. 😀 Glad you’re fighting the good fight dear sir. Hope you find your feet (paws?) soon. If I can help in any way I (us all on BM I’m sure) are here for you. Take care dear tiger. 
       

      Johnny. 

  2. Very much looking forward to this Wez. As time goes on I start to love these kits more and more. We appear to be passing the ‘trench line’ phase of model manufacturing and now people are *purchasing* river sets. I’m not a river counter, but Heller weren’t big culprits for boilerplate rivets and kits like e.g. their Bf-109K still look just ‘right’. One of the last kits I tried to build a few years ago, but with added detail. An AML cockpit detail set, True Details wheels and those ‘Master’ wotsit (I cant remember the name ) real metal fun barrels. AZ Mo
  3. I think that we may be making one as we go along Pat ! A P-38 would be nice. I do have quite a nice old Airfix kit of a P38F. It’s a big improvement on another Airfix issue I have. Happy to get Mrs T to post it to me in my next box of goodies from the antipodes, then send your way. https://www.scalemates.com/kits/airfix-03018-0-lockheed-p-38f-lightning--166022 I don’t think anyone makes the modern ‘Glacier Girl’ warbird Transfers in 1/72, but the original pre-crash markings would be a good way to go TonyT
  4. Hello everyone Some time ago @Mjwomack suggested an ‘Anything but Injection’ group build. This was and is very appealing to me. I love building resin and vac form kits. I haven’t done one for a long time; it was the KPM vac form Lagg-3. A kit that I actually finished, when I returned to the hobby for the second time, around 15 years ago. I didn’t know of any Internet forums, used my supply of 1970’s Airfix and Humbrol enamel paints, paintbrushes from the same, very old, childhood ‘model making’ box. My skills and hand/eye coordination were worse than those I h
  5. Thank you for the kind words everyone. I have been home a few weeks, now finally ready to get on with this. All my builds will be slow at the moment. Mrs T, until we get immigration stuff sorted out, is currently normally 11,000 miles away. She is here for a little while and has told me to get cracking with modelling, but not make any promises. SWMBO really is almost always right, whereas yours truly increasingly often makes a bit of a buffoon of himself. Therefore, I will be following my good lady’s advice, whilst trying to do this lovely little kit justice. A model that I n
  6. Hello Dennis, I would like to also offer my condolences on losing Martin. Very upsetting. A cat that theoretically lived at a neighbour’s home when I lived down under; “Gobble” went missing the week after I left; last October. He spent most of his time with us and genuinely was a good friend. Even though I left the country, the news was saddening. Pet friends really do become just like people friends. They’re often more cuddly too. My sincere apologies for the ludicrous delay in providing info regarding the model/photographs. I will PM tomorrow. No longer in hospital, but 3
  7. https://www.forces.net/news/rare-spitfire-lost-norwegian-mountains-fly-again I must write to Mr @Beard very soon regarding a very kind message that he left for me some weeks ago. I will; it has only been delayed for the reasons outlined above. Meanwhile; thank you Mr. Beard for the warm welcome home and kind words; I hope that you are doing ok . I did not know about this Spitfire until recently. Moreover, I did not know that they flew so far north, in cases like this, unarmed. There is every possibility that you have built it already, but any inf
  8. On Oooooooo!!! There’s also the Norwegian helicopter at the beginning of the film. David Cronenburg at his best! Well now Mr Spadgent you have thrown me a curve ball here. A movie, based on a 1938 Novella (Who Goes There), that is set in Antarctica. The subject matter is perhaps more pertinent now than it has ever been, if considered even simply in terms of the possible effects of rapidly spreading viruses, of covert warfare, of invasion by non traditional means. The 1982 movie was shot, however, mainly in Alaska, very close to the Arct
  9. I love the LaGG 3 in the profile. There are some superb photographs of this very machine on the internet. I believe that I may have a 1/72 AML transfer set with the cat in it. The aircraft changed appearance a few times, but as a really big fan of the Soviet ‘Varnished Flying Coffin’; I really adore this one. . Maybe ICM released it once in 1/48? All these profiles are really top notch stuff. Much fun to be had with white distemper camouflage. AZ did a nice Rebox of the Valom Hampden with transparencies that fitted, Airfix’s Hampden is a nice subject for nos
  10. Yes. Shock! Horror!. I hear Cups dropping to the floor. Clubs being taken out of cupboards. I will have to nail planks of wood to my windows and doors. It’s all over now! ———— Grimsey. Northernmost inhabited Icelandic territory. Currently divided by the Arctic circle. It has an airport and ferry service. People. It is part of Iceland. Perhaps I may venture to suggest this is so, in a similar way to that in which Shetland is part of the United Kingdom? Further north than G
  11. Thank you Procopious! Wonderful news. Your taking part is very much appreciated . Welcome on board. This should be frosty fun. I will be fascinated to see what you choose and look forward to it. With best regards Tony T
  12. Yes! Thank you! I had read your post but not placed you on the list; my sincere apologies. I love Swedish themed builds. I spent a little time there in the 1990’s, working. Further south. Remotely, I hope to be working with someone from Gothenburg soon; a city that I like a lot. Nothing wrong with a Boomer from the Murmansk area either. When the world was a very different place, one of my relatives went to help people out in Murmansk. Our allies, at the time. I will add you to the list and I believe that makes it 30 With best regards Tony T
  13. I Can’t see it @Torbjorn. Completely my fault if you did; I apologise sincerely. I have been little more use than chocolate teapot for some time. I should have maintained a list and kept an eye on the thread. However, other kind souls mentioned above have done so. I will add you, this making it, 29, as I have noticed that @John D.C. Masters (thank you for the PM John, I will reply soon ) is already on the list. I will put you on the list now. Thank you for joining in, from your interests I can see that your contribution will be fascinating and most welcome
  14. First of all a big thank you to @Robert Stuart for all the work he/you Robert have put in here. I can’t begin to express how grateful I am for your creating and maintaining the list whilst I have been in and out of hospital; mainly in until late yesterday. I did try a few days ago to put a list together. Then two very, very ill gentleman joined our ward. With only two (wonderful, infinitely patient and kind) nurses to 12 patients on the night shift, little sleep was available for around 5 days. The other patient in there; one that I made friends with; an
  15. A great choice Pat. This is one that I more or less completed (unheard of!) about 15 years ago. I remember fine yellow plastic, almost transparent in parts, that gave a nice wing chord and fine look to it. I built it as Spanish Civil War then; just busking it using the prototype Fokker paint scheme and my own guess as to where the Republican colours may have been. Thoroughly enjoyable. I’m fairly sure that if one wishes to go full ‚Childhood Saturday afternoon‚, it can be built so that the wheels turn and the prop spins very freely . Recently developed a fascination for Fi
  16. I just caught up Ray. Now much further away from you than before. It’s great to see that you’re still making the big ones . My wife was on the last 737-800 allowed out of the airport the day that the C-130 tragedy occurred. I have had a part built Italeri on top of a shelf back in Oz for years. Waiting for one of the aftermarket sets to appear to build one of the NZ based Antarctic transport/research aircraft. Now I’m having a serious rethink about changing plans; making the water bomber as a tribute. Therefore, I h
  17. Hello After encouragement from @JOCKNEY and a few others, I am going to enter one here. It is for the Spanish Civil War II Group Build that didn’t make it. I was going to be the host, I will return and edit this, place the co-hosts names here soon. I’m in hospital at the moment, Inverclyde. Everything will be done by iPhone. If images don’t show, please let me know. I will be building the recently released, by Dekno of Catalonia, British Aviation Eagle in Spanish Civil War markings. It is 1/72. Tiny, but it looks lovely in the box
  18. Hello I’m looking forward to this. I wanted to let you know that there’s a one man business that makes vac form canopies that fit the Italeri JU 86D and E. They look nice. The Kora (? LF?) masks helped me with a similar camouflage pattern on a Dornier ‘Pencil’. Not cheap; but I’m time-poor. I don’t drink or smoke, socialise, due to health, so I thought I could treat myself on the above to save a bit of time. I bought a couple Of the vac canopies a year or so ago. I’m in hospital at the moment, so I have time on my hands to look him up for you.
  19. I absolutely agree John. Plus an accurate injection moulded R-Z, with correct length and chord lower wings, or an aftermarket correction kit for that and a few other iinaccuracies in an otherwise nice Azur/Special Hobby kit As far as I know, haven’t we had just the same injection moulded 1/72 R-5 kit reboxed over and over again for 5 decades or more, then a very early vac form/injection hybrid by MPM that was quite good, maybe a completely vac form kit too; but no new fully injection moulded or resin kit? TT
  20. I would love to have seen a Volvo, any old Volvo Built. I have three in 1:1 scale. Oldest is 1970. Anyone know of a Volvo 144 car kit?
  21. Thank you Robert that is really kind ! Thank you for the well wishes too. what a cracking number of ideas have emerged since I have been away. I will DM and we will get things rolling along ️ Thanks again, superb! TonyT
  22. Also maybe the Australian Kingfishers? Airfix and I think Lindbergh did one (I think I may have that in the stash somewhere) and I think a maybe Czech company is about to, or has released a new tool. Some describe it as orange, yet all profiles I see show it as yellow Got to love international orange, especially on a helicopter or beaver TonyT
  23. Thank you for this information and link. i have seen a private photograph (Since stolen, possibly burnt as an act of spite) of the aircraft carrier mentioned at an angle, in dreadful stormy seas, that I would never have imagined such a large, metal ship could recover from. The holes in my aviation knowledge show here too; before reading this article I didn’t know that there was a dive bomber variant of the JU-88. I do remember my grandad really emphatically demonstrating the best way to shoot down dive bombers, from the front room of his home, on the night of my 18th birthday.
  24. Very nice, The old ‘Fumo’ with the Diesel engines. A really interesting aircraft from a fascinating period of aviation history. Looking forward to this Good luck with the build, Best regards TonyT
×
×
  • Create New...