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Army_Air_Force last won the day on February 15 2018

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  1. It's a tricky little model to build, but you should be happy with it. It may not be perfect and mine wasn't either. Give it a few days, look at it on a shelf instead of up close and I'm sure you'll see a nice little colourful representation of the original.
  2. She's strained a muscle or tendon or something in her calf. She's a Girl Guides leader and had her elder 'Ranger' group ten pin bowling. They were into the second game and she was walking towards releasing the ball, when something went twang in her calf! The alley was over near her parents, so they had to rescue her and her car and bring them back to Durham! It wasn't as if she was doing anything particularly strenuous!! It's improving, but she's got another appointment on Tuesday. Despite the odd cut finger or sanding graze, modelling is a much safer pass-time!!
  3. Funny you should say that. I had to drive my wife to the physio yesterday after she hurt her leg. The building was old and the brickwork and mortar lines were lumpy and wiggly exactly like that brick paper you used. I took some pictures, but they aren't hosted anywhere, so can't add them here, but I was amused at the concave and convex shaped bricks and the mortar lines which followed the shape of the bricks! As soon as I saw the building, the brick paper popped straight into my head!
  4. Just letting you all know it's not forgotten, but with modelling being my third and least active hobby, projects can be on hold for some time. I got the guest bedroom finished, but with the good weather arriving, work has moved to the garden. I'm now building my new astronomical observatory ( second hobby ) and we're into military vehicle season ( first hobby ), so modelling is way down the list of priorities right now. The Skystreak is still on the bench in plain sight and keeps reminding me it's there every time I'm in the workshop, but the workshop is quite full with bits of shed being modified!
  5. I recall many years ago, a young lad on a railway forum, who made a micro Z scale circular layout on CD. A small loop of track and a small hill in the centre.
  6. @fishplanebeer Have you tried contacting the archives section of the RAF Museum at Hendon? They claimed many years ago, to have the largest aviation archive in the world. Back in the 1980s, they photocopied a complete B-17 pilot's manual for me at a cost of about £20. These days, if they have the info you are looking for, I think they email it via PDF. T: 020 8358 4873 askcollections@rafmuseum.org Archive & Library RAF Museum London Grahame Park Way London, NW9 5LL
  7. That lumpy brick work looks better at a distance and works when seen in context with the rest of the building, rather than just examining the brickwork on its own. Looking forwards to your return and further progress.
  8. Why is A B C before X Y Z? and why are numbers infinite?
  9. There have been pictures on Facebook today. Tip of the nose intact, cockpit to wing leading edge burned away. Starboard wing spar broken or burned through as that wing is lying at about half the height of the fuselage, rather than the shoulder position.
  10. No progress on the Skystreak lately. I've been too busy working on a 1/1 scale guest bedroom.
  11. If razors with five blades are so good at cutting, why doesn't my lawn mower have five blades!?
  12. Why does a non-stick surface stick to a frying pan?
  13. The lead flashing is a nice touch. It's not something you see very often.
  14. What's a metric system! Born late 60s, grew up in the 70s and always used real measurements!!
  15. After 11 pages of this, I'm ready to unsubscribe from this topic, but why do I find myself still coming back for every new post?!
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