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John Laidlaw

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    A Brit abroad...
  • Birthday 02/22/1961

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  1. So sorry for your loss, Hendie.
  2. Beautiful work and result, Ced. My hat's off to you.
  3. Happy birthday, young man. Nice haul of kits, and I hope the sinus infection clears up pronto! Now, drink!
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    Zem. That way, globbering is kept to a minimum.
  5. So sorry for your loss, Eric.
  6. Wow - what a great idea! I have no idea what I'd build, but this really fires up my imagination. Please count me in.
  7. Thank you all for the kind and caring words - we are grateful. Henry is taking it pretty well, but as he's not been well, and has pretty bad arthritis, I feel he's a little out of it at the moment. I've been engaging in displacement activity, which means I have at least completed several items on the house's "to fix" list. Newt was a tiny cat who's left a giant hole in our lives. As they all do .
  8. Today was a day we've been dreading. Our beloved Newt, aged sixteen and three-quarters, passed away at home. We knew it was coming, but as you all know, that never makes it easier. She had a rough start, born to a semi-feral mother, and afflicted with a nasty upper respiratory-tract infection, and we rescued her and her brother, Henry, at six weeks old. She and her brother grew to be the best cats, and we've been so lucky to have known them for so long. They made our house a home. She will be missed, so much.
  9. Edward - so sorry to hear of Madeleine's passing. Our thoughts are with you.
  10. This is unfortunately a Catch 22 situation - anything that bonds to the styrene will be solvent-based, and will therefore shrink as it cures. Also, putties tend to be fairly rigid when cured. On the plus side, they can be sanded easily, and are not affected by water if you're wet-sanding. Car body filler can be very effective, especially when overcoated by something like Mr. Surfacer or Mr. Dissolved Putty. Multiple applications, yes, but they approach your other requirements better. Also, have a look at this thread for a more detailed look:
  11. Yup - the disposable nitrile examination gloves are the ones to use, particularly if you have a latex allergy
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