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  1. That would probably depend on the length of your fingers.......or your nose..........or both!
  2. Got some dark green on the running gear and lower hull some weeks ago and have been long fingering the next stage. I am not much of a painter and one of the nice things about armour is that I can usually pick a single colour scheme, or at worst a disruptive hard edge that I can brush on. This thing needs a two tone scheme and I have been struggling to come up with a way to mask it. Eventually settled on the idea of a card box that the model can sit in - probably not the simplest solution, made more difficult by my lack of forward planning that resulted in the sprockets being fitted before the side skirts and therefore not removable for painting! The box - 140gsm card - is in three parts to facilitate fitting to the model and will be assembled with masking tape for painting.
  3. A priest, a rabbit and a minister walked into a bar. The rabbit said, "I might be a typo."
  4. After Frank was made redundant he and his wife decided to start a furniture business as they both had an interest in interior design. The business was soon doing quite well, but Frank felt he needed to explore new sources of stock. After some discussion with others in the Trade he decided that a trip to France could be well worth the cost and effort, and although a little worried about the fact that he could not speak French he was reassured that in the Trade English was the common language. After arriving in Paris, he visited with some manufacturers and designers and selected some products he thought would sell well back home. Pleased with the way the trip had gone he decided that on his last evening in Paris he would celebrate by visiting a small bar near the Hotel. As he sat enjoying his wine, he noticed that the small place was getting quite crowded, and that the other chair at his table was the only vacant seat in the house. Before long, a very attractive young Parisian girl came to his table, asked him something in French, which Frank of course could not understand. So he motioned to the vacant chair as an invitation for her to sit down which she accepted. He tried to speak to her in English, but she did not speak his language. After a couple of minutes of trying to communicate with her, he took a napkin and drew a picture of a wine glass and showed it to her. She nodded, so he ordered a glass of wine for her. After sitting together at the table for a while, he took another napkin, and drew a picture of a plate with food on it, and she nodded. They left the bistro and found a quiet cafe that featured a small group playing romantic music. They ordered dinner, after which he took another napkin and drew a picture of a couple dancing. She nodded, and they got up to dance. They danced until the cafe closed and the band was packing up. Back at their table, the young lady took a napkin and drew a picture of a four-poster bed and passed it to Frank. To this day, Frank is still wondering how she figured out he was in the furniture business.
  5. Yes, me too. Used to just use YouTube on my Mac for motorcycle/motorsport and aviation vids. Now the wife and I sit in front of the TV digging up classical music, old UK comedy shows, old Pathe reels of the UK as we remember it, and all sorts of random 'entertainment' from the sublime to the truly ridiculous!
  6. A man wanted Valentine's Day to be special, so he bought a bottle of absinthe and stopped by the florists to get a bouquet of his wife's favourite flowers, - white anemones. Unfortunately, the florist was sold out of flowers and had only a few stems of feathery ferns. The man asked the florist to make a bouquet out of the ferns and the bottle of absinthe. He added a card and proceeded home. After a romantic candlelight dinner, he presented his wife with the gift. She opened the card and read, "Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder". With a tear in her eye, she whispered to him lovingly, "Yes, and with fronds like these, who needs anemones".
  7. When the VCR appeared on the scene about half a lifetime ago we basically stopped watching 'live' Tv and selected progs to record and watch at our leisure with fast forward taking care of the ads. I am slowly dragging myself into the 21st Century and using more On Demand services, but recently TVNZ decided to no longer support our so-called Smart TV so we have just bought a newer Smart TV which has generated a whole host of new problems. Seems the Tech firms are so busy doing dodgy deals with preferred suppliers that finding compatible services is almost impossible. The Freeview On Demand service is a BPOS, I cant load the TVNZ app onto my new TV, Choice TV has an on demand service that does not work on TV's, - go figure! The really good news is that the built in browser allows me to access MotoGP so my season is set! No more squinting at the 21" iMac, it will all be there in 50" HDD glory in the comfort of the front room. In the meantime we are finding some amusement on You Tube, but with the stupidity that is a hallmark of modern business, You Tube will not allow me to use my Bluetooth keyboard to navigate, so I have a Smart Tv that is almost as thick as the one it has replaced and I have to sit there clicking a remote, - not any remote, but a "Magic Remote". The only Magic thing about it is that you need to be a Wizard to operate it.
  8. Welcome to Imgur! If you are referring to the gap between text and photo that is because you must have entered a couple of lines with space bar prior to posting. Anyway, lovely job on the model, looks the bumbles patellas to me.
  9. A man is sitting on a railway carriage staring intently at the guy across from him. "Hey" says the guy "why are you staring at me?" "Whether you believe it or not" says the first, "you are the spitting image of my mother-in-law. Except for the moustache". "I don't have a moustache" says the guy. "No, but my mother-in-law does".
  10. No images. I have used Imgur for years, keep recommending it but no-one seems to notice!
  11. What did the bartender say after Charles Dickens ordered a Martini? "Olive or twist?"
  12. Follow my suggestion and you would soon find out, Ratch has even given you a starter.
  13. I would suggest that a few minutes with pencil and paper will reveal many other palindromic dates within the period you cover.
  14. Think I finally beat the side skirts into submission. The right side will have both upper and lower bazooka plates mounted so no need to make accurate bracketry. However only the lower plate is to fitted on the left so a reasonable representation of the brackets is necessary. I used the Cromwell Models resin hull brackets, and their extension pieces that support the lower edge of the top plates. That left me needing to make the upper plate hangars from styrene and getting it all joined together. The resin brackets are a bit fragile so I felt the need for some reinforcing. This I achieved by running a length of brass rod along the brackets to support them, and to help with alignment while glueing.
  15. When I fly these days I notice my luggage always seems the scruffiest. In fact waiting at the baggage carousel has become my worst case scenario.
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