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About LaurieS

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  1. LaurieS

    Harrier GR3 Falklands Ordnance

    Thanks, Dave gives me room for manoeuvre. Laurie
  2. LaurieS

    How about a "What makes you happy" thread?

    I agree & am sure they will John. Actually Rick Stanton, the tall guy, has an MBE from a 2012 Cave diving. I suspect however that they will have, judging from what I have seen of these guys, have had their reward in finding the boys then being the main force bringing them back to their families. They are so laid back & humble about the whole affair. They come back home to their families and just continue their day jobs. The epitome of what a human should strive to be. Laurie
  3. Building a 1/48 Harrier GR3. I have BL755 Cluster bombs on the outer pylons. Fuel tanks on the inner. In the Falklands were there any other items on the fuselage pylons ? Usual or unusual. Laurie
  4. LaurieS

    How about a "What makes you happy" thread?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-44791998 Please read it all it is very exceptional. I am 80 in a few months and cannot think of anything in my life, which equals it, as so exceptional as this. Laurie
  5. LaurieS

    How about a "What makes you happy" thread?

    Good stuff Darby. The Fishes friend. Seen when I fished years ago awfull manhandling of the fish. Putting them in a bucket until home time etc. In Jersey we have an old canal only a 100 yds long. Surrounded by reeds with little indents where you could sit and fish. Majority carp which when I fished there were approx 5lbs downwards. But have heard there are now some huge monsters. Some farmer, it was said, used to tip old meat into the canal. What it did I do not know. It was/is pure heaven as you rarely see a soul and no car noise at all. Laurie
  6. LaurieS

    How about a "What makes you happy" thread?

    Uhhmm. Darby. It does look very still and done for. It would make me happy if I knew the carp was gently replaced as others do & in my case used to do. The fish would be replaced as soon as the hook was removed & I would look with satisfaction. One all, live for another day. Laurie
  7. LaurieS

    How about a "What makes you happy" thread?

    Strange. I am sure I used a more gentlemanly form of adjective than "bottomed". Who would use that expression when there are so many alternative inspiring ways of expressing the lower rear anatomy of a man. Bottom ? I am sure it was not that which was wrote and no one "asked" me if I would change it. So aghast I am I have written not what I wrote. Laurie
  8. LaurieS

    How about a "What makes you happy" thread?

    There is no end to all of this. The British Divers asked Thailand's commander to request that an Australian Doctor, also an experienced diver, join the rescue team. By chance he was on holiday in Thailand. Dr Richard Harris "Harry". He abandoned his holiday and immediately joined the boys & their coach to support them medically. He spent 3 continous days with them and was the last man to leave the cave. I just cannot believe that all this happened. It just beggars belief that so many good guys have done all of this. Absolute respect. Just hope that some of the smart bottomed guys around in this world would take a bit of notice of the kindness and respect for those in distress. The world is not all prancing around in smart suits and counting your money every day. Laurie PS I stupidly forgot to mention. Sadly when Doc. Harry reached the surface he found that his father had died while he was in the cave. So very sad.
  9. LaurieS

    How about a "What makes you happy" thread?

    Is that not really exciting news. They all got out of that cave just remarkable. So pleased that with other nationalities that we have our nations expert divers there. My wife and I have been overjoyed to hear each snippet of news. Seems the boys went into the caves to carve their names on the walls. The youngest the same age as my youngest Grandson 11years. A few notes on the coach. My daughter told me that he lost, at the age of 5 his whole family through some deadly virus. Mum dad brother and sister. He was left alone At 15 years old he became a monk until his twenties. He left to support young people. No doubt a throwback to his own young year's tragedy. In the cave he has used his meditation from his years as a monk to support the children. He also gave all his food to the children and was when they were discovered in the poorest of condition. So sad that in this world there are conflicts where it is or seems to be the aim to kill. Here we have support from the country and from around the world to preserve life. Inspirational. Laurie
  10. LaurieS

    How about a "What makes you happy" thread?

    Sad if he does. Criminality has to have an intent to commit a crime. As he is a coach for the boys he would not have led the boys into hell intentionally. Stupidity but if that was a crime we would all have served in jail at one time or another.
  11. LaurieS

    How about a "What makes you happy" thread?

    What criminal charge has he committed Vince ? Apart from that I would think that he will live with this for the rest of his life. He is only young himself.
  12. LaurieS

    How about a "What makes you happy" thread?

    To find that 4 of these young lads in the cave system have been reunited with their families. It is just inspirational to find so many divers are prepared to place their own lives on the line to rescue their lives. It is very sad that one diver has given his life. I also feel so sad for the young kids' coach. Obviously, he led them into the mess but he must be the saddest person in the world. We all make mistakes and I hope that he is not pillaged for his actions. Laurie
  13. There is no perfect answer to your question Merlin. No "magical" way Plus no one filler for every occasion. You do not say which is the depth and width & that makes a different approach. Also if the gap is one which needs strength that is it is a structural gap such as a wing root. If a structural gap I would cut a piece of plastic card slightly below the finished height and use a Tamiya Extra thing cement. This will solve the strength issue. Then choose a method to finish as described below If it is not a strength issue gap then I use a Mr White Putty. This you can smooth into position with a Tamiya X20A thinner or a Tamiya Lacquer. But like any filling, the likelihood of one filling is a bit of luck plus experience. Most filling is a two or multi-stage patient process to get a respectable finish. For a finer filling as Tank has suggested a Mr Surfacer 500. Again you may have to go back and refill then refill. I fine file then use wet and dry to finish which provides a superb finish. Vallejo putty is superb for difficult small filling, especially on a difficult or rounded piece. Overfill then with a wet finger press the filler in to smooth. Apply more filler as necessary immediately while wet and repeat. Also cotton buds (model making one not baby type) just a little damp will give a smooth finish. Lastly all fillers will stick to the tool that is their nature. It is the way to apply them that is the craft. Laurie
  14. LaurieS

    Rivet decals 1/48

    Thank you Michael for your time and info which is most appreciated. You have not given me a problem as I have 2 starters. Laurie