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Simon Williams

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About Simon Williams

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  • Birthday 01/28/1965

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  1. This brings back memories. My Uncle Albert bought this for me when I was 8 or 9. My dad built it for me and it was pride of place in my bedroom for years.
  2. Selfie stick. Land Rover key ring and "A Star is Born" oN Blu-Ray. That's the wife's Christmas sorted out.
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    I just quoted you to the fragrant and lovely Mrs. Williams and she said that what you said describes her to a T (apart from the beer and modelling bit, that's my department)...
  4. Looking at that set of shelves, I think you've got half my book collection there too. (OK so my Expanse books are on my Kindle app, but the principle still holds )
  5. I'm a team leader in an NHS call centre. I've been working there for 2 and a half years, but only been a team leader for 18 months. Before that, I was a call handler, taking calls for South West London (from the North East, VOIP telephony is a wonderful thing). Before even that, I worked in the family business for 28 years, making transformers for the electronics industry. Unfortunately, due to cashflow and other issues, that business went into liquidation, the designs and whatever stock and equipment that had any value were bought by another transformer company, along with my services as a consultant to translate our drawings into their drawings. That consultancy ended a year after the sale, so I had to go and find myself a "proper" job, hence the call centre. So I've gone from a 13 person business winding transformers for such diverse things as PAT testing equipment, welding gear and guitar amplifiers, to managing a call centre that at peak has 60 people in it taking calls (particularly on a weekend or over the Christmas/New Year period.)
  6. Working my way through The Expanse books. Just finished Abbadon's Gate and about to start Cibola Burn.
  7. Hello everyone, Here's another one I managed to complete this year, the Zoukei-Mura 1/32 Skyraider. Douglas Skyraider by simon_rw, on Flickr Douglas Skyraider by simon_rw, on Flickr Here it is with it's 1/48 little brother (Tamiya) Douglas Skyraider by simon_rw, on Flickr Side View Skyraider by simon_rw, on Flickr
  8. Cheers Keith. Been after this kit since I was 17, soon as I saw it at Perth I had to have it.. I painted it with Suzuki Silky Silver from Halfords.
  9. Really nice. :-). The 1/6th. scale kit is great considering it dates from 1982.
  10. Thanks everyone. Painted it with mainly Tamiya paints ( I'm getting mistrustful of Vallejo these days). Paint chipping via the hairspray method.
  11. Thanks for the compliments, everyone. It was a fun build and definitely made a change from wingy-thingies. @Jim Wasley my wife's health seems to be better these days, she's applied for a job where I work and, yes, I am getting loads more bench time in :-) Simon (recovering from night shift)
  12. Hi Vinnie, The chrome bits are the plated plastic that came with the kit. I just put an enamel wash on the engine and round the bolt heads on the gearbox. Cheers Simon
  13. Morning All, Well, due to work and the wife's health and many other factors, I haven't really had a great deal of bench time this year. After a trip to Perth with Washington Model Club, I came back with a few kits, one of which was the 1/6th. Suzuki GSX1100S Katana, a kit I'd always wanted to build, ever since I saw it in the Tamiya catalogue, all those years ago. It also made a pleasant change from my usual focus of aircraft models, so much so that I bought a Tamiya Honda CBR100XX Super Blackbird kit the other week and I fancy the Ducati Super Panigale kit as well. Here it is, before I put the decals on. IMG_1424 by simon_rw, on Flickr And here it is, decalled up. IMG_1427 by simon_rw, on Flickr Thanks for looking.
  14. Afternoon all, I've just finished the Airfix 1/24th. Typhoon, which I purchased at Perth this year for the princely sum of £50. Here's some pictures for you to gawp/marvel/laugh (delete as appropriate) at. IMG_1549 by simon_rw, on Flickr IMG_1550 by simon_rw, on Flickr IMG_1551 by simon_rw, on Flickr IMG_1552 by simon_rw, on Flickr Thanks for looking!
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