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Procopius

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So my poor little guy is doing a Travis Bickle impression today:

 

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Mrs. P took him and her mother to the Botanic Gardens, the worst place in the world, which I have hated since I was a child and I was forced to go there five hundred times. Now, it's just possible, it just might be the case that a place so dull that it's designed for people whose digestive systems produce a single dried pellet, like an owl, once a fortnight might not in fact be a great place for a hyperactive one-year-old whose mom seems to not mind too goddamn much if he gets out of line of sight, but if you really want to do something stultifyingly boring, you will inflict it on your children and pretend it's good for them. My mom did it to me, and Mrs P continues the cycle of don't-call-it-abuse. So here we are. Poor Winnie biffed it into a decorative fountain shaped like a flower and gashed the side of his head, and we spent the better part of our evening at the doctor's. I would like to say this means no more trips to the goddamn gardens, but sadly, I doubt it.

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Kids and inanimate objects, who'd have guessed, eh?

Well if they went there, then you must have been home

alone and modelling?

 

I, meanwhile, spent half of yesterday chopping wood,

ready for the British winter. We then went to the hospital 

(No, not because I'd chopped off my leg by accident)

to meet our newly born Granddaughter, Phoebe Lydia.

Who is all sorts of gorgeousness. Ahhh.

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Poor Winnie - have you taught him to say "You lookin' at me?"?

It sounds as though you and Mrs P are like Mrs B and I - one watching every move and keeping them close and the other letting them have a run around 'somewhere safe' and visiting the ER later. Awkward.

Thanks for the penny arcade strip BTW - funny :D 

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3 hours ago, Procopius said:

So my poor little guy is doing a Travis Bickle impression today:

I read this and was afraid to look at the following photo! :blink: Thankfully the only male member it featured was Winston but what a cracking bruise. Poor wee guy, never mind PC, chicks dig scars; he'll be the coolest kid in playgroup tomorrow.

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Winston's looking most stoical there PC. Hope he got (n)ice cream!

Tony

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4 hours ago, Pete in Lincs said:

Kids and inanimate objects, who'd have guessed, eh?

Well if they went there, then you must have been home

alone and modelling?

 

I, meanwhile, spent half of yesterday chopping wood,

ready for the British winter. We then went to the hospital 

(No, not because I'd chopped off my leg by accident)

to meet our newly born Granddaughter, Phoebe Lydia.

Who is all sorts of gorgeousness. Ahhh.

Massive congratulations!

 

mr p I get you on the hyper little child I a boring setting, my boy is all kind of nuts and bounces of anything he can find as he is bored to tears... Unfortunately there are no interesting places for kids in Malvern other that two parks which will always end in tears.... It's all character building isn't it? Bet he will think twice before going near any ornamental flower shaped fountains in the future.

 

my girl is the opposite, she appears to be half ninja half cat.... She will be just as nuts as the but always manages to come out ok... Different between men's and women I suppose!

 

Rob

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Can't tick the 'like' box on that one. 

 

What a shiner he has! Worthy of a Beano comic character. I had (and have) bruises like that all the time, but my blood doesn't clot, so being a bit of an expert in bruises and bleeding (got to know about something), that would have really, really hurt. :o !

 

Poor little chap. Looking very stoic and brave about it :thumbsup2: .

 

@Pete in Lincs Congratulations to your family all round, someone new for the Christmas prezzy lists :) .

 

Best regards

TonyT

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"Now, it's just possible, it just might be the case that a place so dull that it's designed for people whose digestive systems produce a single dried pellet, like an owl, once a fortnight might not in fact be a great place for a hyperactive one-year-old..."

 

I remember being dragged around stately homes and other National Trust "places of interest" by my parents and grandparents as a youngster. Now I appreciate these venues have their place. However, as a hyperactive, curious and annoyingly inquisitive under-ten year old who enjoyed running around, touching stuff, and  taking things apart, stuffy boring places stocked with lots of old, expensive curios do not mix. Add the mantra "now Thomas I've told you before, don't get touching anything!"....well it did not end well.

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Neat work on the filler - which reminds me to check the whereabouts of the catalyst tube for for my large tub of cellulose-based car body filler with added (by the manufacturer) styrene. Bondo might be a better solution, but is not, as far as I know, available as such in this country.

 

Sorry to hear about the Grievous Wound to poor Winston - he'll get over it soon enough.

 

Cheers,

Alex

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15 hours ago, Pete in Lincs said:

our newly born Granddaughter, Phoebe Lydia.

 

Lovely name, perdu :). Congratulations - on granddaughter and name.

 

A.

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20 hours ago, Pete in Lincs said:

Kids and inanimate objects, who'd have guessed, eh?

Well if they went there, then you must have been home

alone and modelling?

 

Asleep, I'm afraid. Winnie and I both have the man-flu now, and neither of us is sleeping well. Congrats on the grandkid!

 

19 hours ago, Col. said:

 Poor wee guy, never mind PC, chicks dig scars; he'll be the coolest kid in playgroup tomorrow.

 

He just can't seal the deal, I'm afraid -- he'll walk up to other kids, especially little girls, but as soon as it looks like they might interact, he takes off like he's being chased by a ravenous leopard.

 

15 hours ago, TonyTiger66 said:

Poor little chap. Looking very stoic and brave about it :thumbsup2: .

 

He was less so when the doctor examined him a few minutes after the photo -- he broke free of the combined grips of both of his parents to land a mighty bite, causing the MD to gasp "my, he's strong," through gritted teeth.

 

12 hours ago, Tomoshenko said:

I remember being dragged around stately homes and other National Trust "places of interest" by my parents and grandparents as a youngster. Now I appreciate these venues have their place. However, as a hyperactive, curious and annoyingly inquisitive under-ten year old who enjoyed running around, touching stuff, and  taking things apart, stuffy boring places stocked with lots of old, expensive curios do not mix. Add the mantra "now Thomas I've told you before, don't get touching anything!"....well it did not end well.

 

Exactly! We took him to Ryerson Woods today, which in fact does have a "stately home" (their words, it's a wealthy steel magnate's former vacation cottage), but it also had a tractor, which he got to sit on. I'm not sure he was allowed to sit on it, but sit on it he did.

 

He seems to be doing much better (despite refusing to take a nap this afternoon) and sported a pair of brand-new sharkmouth slippers once we got home:

 

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Work continues with the kit, shown here with a Revell Tornado for scale:

 

30197937254_ec26fd8bf2_h.jpg20161106_211222 by Edward IX, on Flickr

 

I've added the coaming over the instrument panel, as well as the refueling probe, which can't easily be added later, so it'll need to be masked -- not thrilled about that. 

 

I also started putting together the wings and the tailfin -- the wings have the option for dropped or up flaps, and the rudder on the fin is a separate part. Like tits on a bull, these are perhaps nice features for some, but of no use to me. 

 

30829619025_83271f5402_h.jpg20161106_210938 by Edward IX, on Flickr

 

The wings can be installed fixed either fully swept or fully unswept -- no inbetween:

 

30712858862_df808683c0_h.jpg20161106_211059 by Edward IX, on Flickr

 

The fit isn't super tight on this, but hopefully adding the bottom of the wing glove will change this.

 

(Test) Fit of the tailfin is pretty good, but not perfect:

 

30793104606_346874de14_h.jpg20161106_211027 by Edward IX, on Flickr

 

It's also a little wider than the start of the fin here. More sanding and suchlike in my future!

 

30528711660_d6f4f7573d_h.jpg20161106_211032 by Edward IX, on Flickr

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Just look at all those rivets! Will look mighty fine next to the beautiful Tornado. Fun Fact: when the Tornado was released by Monogram in 1/72 (gulf war markings) I refused to believe it was an actual aircraft! Mind you, I was 12 and thought the only things the British used were Phantoms. 

 

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He seems to be doing much better (despite refusing to take a nap this afternoon) and sported a pair of brand-new sharkmouth slippers once we got home:

In strange,terrible symmetry, mine refused to nap as well. I think it was the day-light savings time with the semi-annual middle finger to parents everywhere.

 

Jeffers.

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2 minutes ago, modelglue said:

Just look at all those rivets! Will look mighty fine next to the beautiful Tornado. Fun Fact: when the Tornado was released by Monogram in 1/72 (gulf war markings) I refused to believe it was an actual aircraft! Mind you, I was 12 and thought the only things the British used were Phantoms. 

 

I think I had one of those as a boy, though it may have been before the Gulf War, as mine was painted wraparound using craft paints purloined from my mother. Oh, how we all laughed when she found I'd painted it in my bed. I had no idea the RAF used Phantoms until 1992, when my dad brought home a book by IIRC Tony Holmes for me on them (it was withheld from me for several days on account of poor behaviour), and the essential rightness of it struck me at once.

 

 

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Nice progress PC and that surface detail looks really good :)

I hope you and Winnie are feeling better soon and that you can both catch up on your sleep. 

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Ahmed and his spotter have arrived, and are currently glued to an old Greek coin while their primer coat dries. Bracing myself to try painting Woodland BDU coats next...

 

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If anything, I think he'd probably be wearing cast-off Soviet uniform -- many DRA soldiers who deserted took their Soviet kit with them when they resigned.

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Four hours into US Election Day in this part of the world :hmmm: .

 

Sorry to hear you both are under the weather. Rest is definitely called for.

 

The aircraft really has a lot of presence. I would be interested to see how it looks compared to an F-111. I suspect still substantially larger?

 

The cockpit looks very sharp now through the quite clear canopy.

 

Best wishes for feeling better soon,

TonyT

 

 

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Just now, TonyTiger66 said:

The aircraft really has a lot of presence. I would be interested to see how it looks compared to an F-111. I suspect still substantially larger?

 

 

Almost exactly the same size as an F-111 -- slightly smaller -- but showing the incredible efficiency of aircraft design under the New Socialist Man, it carries a payload slightly smaller than that of a Tornado.

 

1 minute ago, TonyTiger66 said:

Four hours into US Election Day in this part of the world :hmmm: .

 

 

Ugh, don't remind me. Hopefully tomorrow will prove a stern rebuke to would-be Emperor Cheeto, but I'm far from confident. 2016 has been a bad year to put things to the people the world over. 

 

3 minutes ago, TonyTiger66 said:

The cockpit looks very sharp now through the quite clear canopy.

 

 

Erm, it's not on yet. 

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2 hours ago, 06/24 said:

 

Ahmed and his spotter have arrived, 

I'm pretty sure that the figure on the left is actually Santa Claus 06/24. Are you sure you didn't buy the Father Christmas Assault Set by mistake?

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2 minutes ago, TheBaron said:

I'm pretty sure that the figure on the left is actually Santa Claus 06/24. Are you sure you didn't buy the Father Christmas Assault Set by mistake?

 

"Naughty son of a bitch!" [whoosh!]

 

Or alternately:

 

 

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