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About brianthemodeller

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  1. Thank you all for your support and suggestions. It definitely isn't COVID - it was happening well before we had ever heard of COVID and I get bi-monthly COVID test through the clinical trial I am part of. I think it is some form of sensitisation but it is too uncomfortable to go through the trail and errors to find the exact chemical. I have tried using a spray booth and even built my own fume cabinet but neither was successful. I like the idea of the paper models and will look into that as PVA doesn't have any effect; otherwise I will continue with my Lego!
  2. PVA is OK but I haven’t found anything that is chemical-based that I don’t react to.
  3. Thanks, I think I will be popping in for a while - there are some superb builds I would like to see finished!
  4. Thanks but can’t see my wife being too chuffed about me spending my free time looking at birds... and even if I did, lockdown may curtail it a little! At the moment, Lego is looking like a very real option - still get to build models but no fumes!
  5. So, after 40 years of enjoying building plastic models of all scales and types, I have finally been forced to hang up my scalpel. I have developed a serious allergic reaction to most of the adhesives that I use; Cyanoacrylate, Contacta, Tamika, EMA plastic weld etc. I have found that even the slightest exposure results in my sinuses contracting to the point where I can’t breath through my nose and a really sore throat. This can last for several days and is most uncomfortable. Slightly longer exposure sees me reaching for my wife’s inhaler... I am left with the choice of wear
  6. Hi Alecras Please could you give the details of the model in question (manufacturer, scale, aircraft type etc) as this will help other members give you some more informed advice! Brian
  7. Just had a pleasant half an hour working through this thread whilst listening in to a particularly boring management meeting on Skype. The concept is brilliant and I can't wait to see how it turns out. I live in Costa del Blackpool so if I can help with any reference pictures during the 'lock down' please give me a shout.
  8. Thanks for another brilliant update. Hope you and your family have a great Christmas and all the very best for the New Year.
  9. Cracking explanation so far and hopefully will convert a few more modelers to the delights of truck modelling!
  10. You know, it never ceases to amaze me what a wealth of knowledge we have in this group!
  11. To be honest, I like 'em all shiny
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