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About Neil.C

  • Birthday October 27

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    Guitar playing.
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  1. Neil.C

    Is Modelling Art?

    I don't consider model making an art to be honest. As mentioned earlier I think it comes under the heading of craft. You are just assembling parts, the painting can be very realistic but it's not art. Plastic modelling is as much art as an Art Master set is to painting.
  2. Exactly right. Re the baby talk bit - blame the Aussies. Unfortunately it has taken a foothold over here now.
  3. Archie from WWI went on to be Flak (German abbreviation) in WWII and currently the US military use, "Triple A" (anti aircraft artillery). Probably being superseded as I speak.
  4. Three figure prices?? Just sell them and buy some two figure ones you will actually build.
  5. Was in Aldi with the wife today and saw they had a load of Aifix kits in, unfortunately they appeared to be the same as the previous models they had. I spotted a Jet Provost and as I hadn't made one since the '60's I thought I'd have a go. When I got it home and looked at the paint scheme I realised it was for the Red Pelicans of 1966. It bought back memories of my late Dad and me walking to Biggin Hill for the Battle of Britain shows in September and when we first saw the Red Pelicans. A lovely if poignant feeling as he passed away in 2000 and we always visited Biggin Hill together. Many emotions here today.
  6. Wise words. If the hobby is not about relaxation but apprehension about how it will turn out or if you can manage to do it justice, perhaps take a break?
  7. Hermes are mostly poor in my experience although I have sent inexpensive/worthless stuff via them as they are the cheapest, but you do get what you pay for. The modelling table I ordered via Amazon was supposed to take a couple of days, it actually took two weeks! Their tracking site is not a lot of use either, my table was recorded as being lost, Amazon refunded me, then it turned up two weeks later. Bit of a shambles really but OK for inexpensive stuff.
  8. Not me. Possibly because I don't have a stash. Recently finished a Spitfire which ended up in the bin so now thinking what I can have a go at next.
  9. Yes Indeed Dennis. My beloved and much missed Bull Terrier Deana. We currently own Dot (or she owns us ) . They are great dogs but can need a bit of handling sometimes. Ours is a right little madam. Here she is... "Hello Dennis"
  10. A beautiful pair mate and a fitting tribute to your sadly missed dogs. I know how you feel.
  11. Watching and enjoying.
  12. That was good. I remember buying the books and reading them as they came out. Len Deighton is an excellent writer.
  13. I don't think anyone has mentioned The Prisoner yet? A 60's classic devised by and starring Patrick MacGoohan and an all time favourite of mine. In a similar vein The Avengers. Honourable mentions to two American series; Twin Peaks The Sopranos.
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