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About nheather

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  1. Swann and Morton here too. Also buy the blades in bulk - I buy in boxes of 100 - they work out pretty cheap that way - so much so that if I am starting a new job or the blade is beginning to feel just the slightest bit dull I have no qualms with replacing it with a fresh one. Also have a few handles so I don’t have to swap blades out for a different shape. Cheers, Nigel
  2. My flatmate is convinced this house is haunted, I've lived here 273 years and I can't say I've noticed anything strange. Cheers, Nigel
  3. I saw it this evening too. Thought it was pretty good too. Up to the point following the plane (albatross?) crash at the farm I was rating it 10/10. After then the contrivances stacked up a little and brought my rating down a little, and left me a smidge disappointed. But to put this in context, this was disappointment that it wasn’t perfect. Overall, I’d give it a 8.5/10. Cheers, Nigel
  4. Maybe you spoke too soon - watch episode 3. Cheers, Nigel
  5. That thought had occurred to me but I was not (still not) sure what to get - any specific suggestions would be welcome. Cheers, Nigel
  6. I don’t normally build aircraft, mostly I do tanks and AFVs. As a stocking filler this Christmas I was given Aldi £5 special Folland Gnat. I would like to display it flying but unlike the Airfix kits I built as a kid back in the 1970s they don’t come with stands any more. So this is me being a little tight and asking for some advice. I see that Airfix sell stands separately, some look identical to the ones I remember from my childhood and others allowing you to display two or more aircraft on the same stand. Trouble is (me being tight) the stands are only available in a big pack including serveral each of different sizes, but that pack is pushing £15 wish seems a bit over the top for one kit that cost £5. So are there any alternatives, or any neat ideas to make stands on the cheap? Cheers, Nigel
  7. Yes I noted that too, and I agree that ‘poverty’ however much it gets used as a political weapon, is nowhere near as bad as it once was. But if that is the BBC’s idea of a ‘dump’ then they need to get about a bit more. Suggests that the SJWs at the BBC are so cosseted in their middle class, comfortable cacoons that they have no idea of what the real world is really like. Cheers, Nigel
  8. I watched the first two episodes and enjoyed them. Sure I questioned whether it was meant to be horror or dark comedy but I thought it was pretty decent compared with some of the stuff that the BBC has been giving us recently. That is until the very last scene of episode 2 - “oh no” I thought, “this does’t bode well” and how right I was. Episode 3 cancelled out all that was good about episodes 1 and 2. It went into woke overdrive and story became utter nonsense and drivel. Cheers, Nigel
  9. Yeah, my guess is political correctness. Both the examples I gave depicted current day London so time frame isn’t the answer. Cheers, Nigel
  10. Anyone know why HMS Belfast is often edited out of TV programmes and films? The London skyline, the Thames and particularly Tower Bridge are very popular with TV and film makers, and HMS Belfast should be clearly seen in those shots, but often it is not there. Two examples are the latest Spiderman film and the BBC’s Dracula. Anyone know why they do that? Cheers, Nigel
  11. The handle version may look more aesthetically pleasing but in terms of volume that it takes up, the weight and the portability I doubt there is actually much between it and the 3L tank model. Cheers, Nigel
  12. Just a thought, no expert, but if you mask out and spray whole panels, even if the colour is slightly different you won’t notice it because the dark demarcation of the panel line will break up the transition. Cheers, Nigel
  13. There are claims of rigging of audience reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. Various sources have tracked the overall view at several points from around 600 reviews to over 72,000. At each point the review score has frozen at 86%. Not changed by even 1% not up or down. Seems very unlikely. Cheers, Nigel
  14. That is interesting - I was vaguely aware that was how it was done but not given it much thought until I saw your excellent model. So a question. Putting the track on that way, it is not in contact with the drive wheel. The guy is using the steel hawser to pull the track round the idler wheel and towards the drive wheel as the tank moves forwards. So he is keeping tension on the idler wheel not the drive wheel. Since the drive wheel is not in contact with the track until the very end of the procedure I guess they would be relying on the road wheels alone. My question is whether this is the way they would have done it, or would they have reversed the tank onto the track, with the hawser guy behind the tank, so that they could engage it with the drive sprocket earlier in the procedure? I’m just asking out of curiosity, not with any knowledge - it’s just that I would have thought that they would want to get the track on the drive sprocket as soon as possible because until you do the tank engine is not helping to moving the track at all. I did try a quick search on youtube but nothing that matched. Did find a video showing a Sherman but they were replacing an original fitted track not a thrown track. There was also one that looked promising but just showed the guys moving a Sherman track - it took a lot of guys to move it, even on smooth concrete. I also found a video the Sullivan modern army games where they have to replace a section of 7 links on an Abrams it takes 3 US Army guys to drag just a length of 7 links - gives some idea of just how heavy tank tracks are. Cheers, Nigel
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