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Alex Gordon

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  1. Alex Gordon

    Kit Collectors - Help is at Hand

    Who's got the better pension?
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    Airfix 2019

    Since when did sanding relocate rivets?
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    Grump Britain replacement

    Very much what the BBC have done with their listen again website.It was perfectly adequate before they dd the sign in and register bit.I wasn't keen on that and fell off it for a few months,and then decided that it would be churlish not to use it. Nowadays I find it's little foibles that I have failed to find an Off switch for are a good enough reason to not bother again.
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    Strange sort of intermittent access issue

    Oddly enough this has happened to me frequently over the last few years.What this has boiled down to is that the outside world connection between my machine and the BM server has stopped coping with the traffic it has to deal with and is not letting me through. I'm in semi rural Lincolnshire,not much paying population per square mile so the infrastructure isn't well financed. As a rule I will give it an hour or two to reconvene and then have another go.I'm still here to tell the tale. Edited to add; It's probably not the BM server at fault.
  5. Good build old lad . Well done on the job,long may you continue ,
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    Grump Britain replacement

    That's not going to involve frost on the moustache is it?
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    Grump Britain replacement

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    Spitfire Stencilling I have not seen before

    Is this the image? I'm looking at the odd bit on the top of the rear canopy section and thinking that it's a new one on me. Edited to add; Internally armoured windscreen,round rear view mirror,fully blown sliding canopy portion,cut here marks around sliding canopy portion,light coloured squadron code letter.Could this be a post war Mk21?
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    1/48 "What If?" - Stealth Viper

    You must be representing a cloudy day,there's no shadow.
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    Spot of the Day Part 2

    My apologies for butting in chums but, The Morris Minor Club met at Martin Dales this evening.All of these were gloriously perfect paint jobs which I was keen to admire.And then there was this one The Harlequin.Brush painted,runs and all,on a barely prepped body.She's proof that there is still a sense of humour in the world of preservation.
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    Just had this warning from Mozilla.

    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/end-support-windows-xp-and-vista?as=u&utm_source=inproduct I am an XP user.I will not be replacing my machine until it breaks,this has a lot to do with being a cheapskate. How do I stand as a daily user of this website.Am I potentially problematic or a threat to site,and other users,security?
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    Viggen LIDARed at Newark

    Nope,you're all barking up the wrong tree.It's going to be the launch item for the new,hitherto unannounced,Eduard range that will go by the name of "Properjob". It will be the correction set for the Esci Viggen in 1/48th scale.There are noises about a 1/24th set as well to compliment the,also unannounced, long awaited and much anticipated Starfix new tooling.
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    English Electric Lightning - did it splash a C130?

    Further to my earlier post I was discussing this again with Rick a couple of weeks ago.His end of the tale remains the same as related elsewhere in this thread,he only brought up the subject because someone has been fishing around for information with a view to content for a book. And yes,the man is alive and well and over the problems he was having back in 2013.
  14. That paint job is truly breathtaking.Well done old chum,be proud of that.Very proud.
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    photo test

    Crumbs! If that's a test what are you going to do when you mean it?
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    Model Paint vs Hardware Store Paint

    I've used Berger gloss and undercoat several times,airbrushed and hairy sticked,with no problems and good results.The same stuff as I've used on skirting boards and doors,same tins in fact.I haven't fully explored emulsion paint yet but my local hardware shop will mix shades to order and have a paint chip scanning facility for colour matching.
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    Boadicca - Queen of the Icini

    This piccie did it for me. Be proud of that old fruit,you've done some phenomenal work.Well done.
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    617Sqn Tornado Whiff

    That would have been wonderful to see for real.
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    Short Jokes II The Sequel

    School Careers Officer "What would you like to be?" Pupil: "A Dirty Old Man Sir.":
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    No wonder the planet’s sinking under rubbish

    Two apples in a bag. Grandma's eaten them then...
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    T-shirt funnies

    Are we allowed to include things that are easy on the eye?
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    vacforming canopy resin - some info required

    Sorry Troy,I've only just seen this thread.I've got away with Plaster of Paris quite happily for the few bits I've had cause to replace.I would think that the mould would be good for a handful of pops at least. I like the idea of female moulds (cavity moulds is what I tell my little dears at school,I have no wish to explain the difference) if you are making a copy it makes the external dimensions the same as the original. Airholes,I've found that it is easier to drill through the mould after casting rather than inserting pins that are difficult to remove once the mould has set.On a cavity mould this makes life interesting keeping the drilling dust out of the of the cavity,something always sticks,fully conversant with that at this end. I've no piccies to show now but leave it with me.