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Procopius

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35 minutes ago, Sgt.Squarehead said:

I'd recommend you watch Ken Loach's new movie "I Daniel Blake" together before you make any firm decisions though.  :mellow:

 

 

I'm not sure even Ken Loach would try to claim that you have to live like Daniel Blake; just that too many people do

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Just now, Ex-FAAWAFU said:

 

 

I'm not sure even Ken Loach would try to claim that you have to live like Daniel Blake; just that too many people do

 

As it happens, I'm a social media manager, so the only ailment that's a threat to my livelihood is carpal tunnel. That and I have to be on Twitter today, but all I can do is do my job and still be a loving dad and semi-attentive husband and hope to god that 2016 doesn't commit any more outrages against what I believe in or care about. 

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17 minutes ago, Ex-FAAWAFU said:

 

 

I'm not sure even Ken Loach would try to claim that you have to live like Daniel Blake; just that too many people do

 

And never by choice.....If you slip through the net, a bureaucratic abyss awaits below.  :mellow:

 

I reckon you'll be fine PC, sure the ambient level of craziness will spike for a month or two, but then things will calm down.....Unless someone shoots The Donald of course.  :whistle:

 

If that happens all bets are off.....Personally I'd book a ticket to Heathrow and take your chances!  :poo:

 

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11 minutes ago, Procopius said:

 

As it happens, I'm a social media manager, so the only ailment that's a threat to my livelihood is carpal tunnel. That and I have to be on Twitter today, but all I can do is do my job and still be a loving dad and semi-attentive husband and hope to god that 2016 doesn't commit any more outrages against what I believe in or care about. 

Today must be gargantuan for you. Relax, sip something hot, and most importantly build a model.

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7 minutes ago, Sgt.Squarehead said:

 

And never by choice.....If you slip through the net, a bureaucratic abyss awaits below.  :mellow:

 

 

 

I have a scar on my right palm from where I had to remove my own stitches after I'd run away from home and couldn't afford to go to the doctor. There's no net here at all.

 

Just now, modelglue said:

Today must be gargantuan for you. Relax, sip something hot, and most importantly build a model.

 

We don't do anything political (normally), so it's just a normal day in terms of content gathering and sharing. But this hugely changes what my organization's priorities will be, I daresay. 

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3 minutes ago, Procopius said:

 

I have a scar on my right palm from where I had to remove my own stitches after I'd run away from home and couldn't afford to go to the doctor. There's no net here at all.

 

I'm not sure which is better.....IMHO the reason WWII is regarded with a certain nostalgia in the UK is not so much the war or the victory itself as what we built afterward.  :mellow:

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1 minute ago, Sgt.Squarehead said:

 

I'm not sure which is better.....IMHO the reason WWII is regarded with a certain nostalgia in the UK is not so much the war or the victory itself as what we built afterward.  :mellow:

 

Yep, I've read up a lot on UK postwar society these last few years, on the theory that if you love something, you have an obligation to try and understand it. One of the things I love about the British is their struggle (often with or even within themselves) to build a gentler society. I don't think you've always -- maybe even not often -- succeeded, but speaking as an outsider, there's a compassion and a kindness to the way you frame things that I find deeply beautiful. I know Britain is more than England, or Spitfires, or Shakespeare, or Nelson's ships off Trafalgar, or the Beatles, or Irn Bru. I don't think I could love anything that wasn't at least a little complex, and the British Isles and their inhabitants are nothing if not that. I've known since I was a boy that I wanted to be part of the story, that I wanted the privilege of having something to offer, and if it can't be while I'm alive, Mrs P knows I want my ashes scattered in the Channel. She's threatened to keep half of them for herself, but I'll take whatever I can get. 

 

Anyway, the canopy is on:

 

30843137876_ff7ac759c8_h.jpg20161109_090854 by Edward IX, on Flickr

 

I used Tamiya tape to pull it into place.

 

Two important notes if you're building this kit:

 

  1. The fit of the nose is very important. I think I did it wrong, and it's thrown a lot of stuff just a tiny bit out of whack
  2. The decals are very thin and will curl around themselves at the slightest provocation, or no provocation at all

Test fitting the two hoods:

 

30843137436_f8644bb787_h.jpg20161109_091112 by Edward IX, on Flickr

 

30843137376_1f9d1457f9_h.jpg20161109_091123 by Edward IX, on Flickr

 

30843137166_f2858dc3d2_h.jpg20161109_091108 by Edward IX, on Flickr

 

I think these were meant to only be assembled in the open position, and the fit is a little dicey -- the positioning of the dividing wall in the cockpit is also important, and mine was slightly angled. Dumb of me.

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Magnifique.

 

[Irn Bru???   Filthy stuff with a disturbing resemblance to your new President-elect's tanning medium of choice.  Still, each to his own!]

 

 

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Just now, Ex-FAAWAFU said:

[Irn Bru???   Filthy stuff with a disturbing resemblance to your new President-elect's tanning medium of choice.  Still, each to his own!]

 

 

 

I wouldn't know, I never got to drink it while I was there. However, I drink Diet Dr Pepper (Dr Pepper Zero over in the UK) by choice, and its flavour is widely compared to brackish six-day-old motor oil.

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35 minutes ago, Ex-FAAWAFU said:

Magnifique.

 

[Irn Bru???   Filthy stuff with a disturbing resemblance to your new President-elect's tanning medium of choice.  Still, each to his own!]

 

 

Rubbish. Best hangover cure ever invented (especially if accompanied by a haggis and egg roll).

 

PC, I've spoken to our social media team about vacancies, if I get a response I'll be in touch!

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1 minute ago, 06/24 said:

PC, I've spoken to our social media team about vacancies, if I get a response I'll be in touch!

 

You can't imagine how much that means to me, even as a gesture.

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Irn-Bru is just the thing to counteract a dreadful hangover.

 

I only discovered this when I moved from England to Scotland many years ago. At the time I was told that in Scotland Irn-Bru actually outsold Coca-Cola as a soft drink beverage. I'm not sure if it's still the case?

 

Even without spectacles I can see the canopy is on and it looks rather good. :thumbsup2: 

 

TonyT

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Cockpit canopy looks bang on to me.

 

BTW, they played this on the radio this morning...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m7tPikH0UA

(The reason is in the chorus)

 

Oh, and if I may, PC, thanks to all for the nice words about Phoebe Lydia.

I sent the proud parents a link to Groucho Marx singing the Lydia song!

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9 minutes ago, Pete in Lincs said:

BTW, they played this on the radio this morning...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m7tPikH0UA

(The reason is in the chorus)

 

 

What a disaster. US interest rates are now set to rise, which makes selling our house much less likely. 

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2 hours ago, Procopius said:

One of the things I love about the British...

 

Egbert, that bought a lump to my throat. Thanks for reminding us about the good things we forget...

 

Nice fit on the canopy from where I'm sitting and I'm sure you'll 'adjust it' to your liking. :)

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14 hours ago, Procopius said:

Anyone in the UK looking and able to hire a US citizen and bring them over just in case? Asking for a friend.

 

I'm looking for some-one to build the kits in my stash (I'll never get to build them all) and hang around the house to accept deliveries of kits (which is why I'll never build all the kits in my stash).

Edited by Beard

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56 minutes ago, Pete in Lincs said:

Cockpit canopy looks bang on to me.

 

BTW, they played this on the radio this morning...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m7tPikH0UA

(The reason is in the chorus)

 

That's brilliant! I am so stealing it!


 

Thud learned early on he didn't have be witty, he just needed to know witty people so he could steal their ideas......

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3 hours ago, Procopius said:

 

Yep, I've read up a lot on UK postwar society these last few years, on the theory that if you love something, you have an obligation to try and understand it. One of the things I love about the British is their struggle (often with or even within themselves) to build a gentler society. I don't think you've always -- maybe even not often -- succeeded, but speaking as an outsider, there's a compassion and a kindness to the way you frame things that I find deeply beautiful. I know Britain is more than England, or Spitfires, or Shakespeare, or Nelson's ships off Trafalgar, or the Beatles, or Irn Bru. I don't think I could love anything that wasn't at least a little complex, and the British Isles and their inhabitants are nothing if not that. I've known since I was a boy that I wanted to be part of the story, that I wanted the privilege of having something to offer, and if it can't be while I'm alive, Mrs P knows I want my ashes scattered in the Channel. She's threatened to keep half of them for herself, but I'll take whatever I can get. 

 

Anyway, the canopy is on...

I can't like this post more than once or to any greater degree but it's one of the best things I've read lately for any number of reasons on a cultural level. Then, to top it all, you did some model-making :) 

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4 hours ago, Procopius said:

 

Yep, I've read up a lot on UK postwar society these last few years, on the theory that if you love something, you have an obligation to try and understand it. One of the things I love about the British is their struggle (often with or even within themselves) to build a gentler society. I don't think you've always -- maybe even not often -- succeeded, but speaking as an outsider, there's a compassion and a kindness to the way you frame things that I find deeply beautiful. I know Britain is more than England, or Spitfires, or Shakespeare, or Nelson's ships off Trafalgar, or the Beatles, or Irn Bru. I don't think I could love anything that wasn't at least a little complex, and the British Isles and their inhabitants are nothing if not that. I've known since I was a boy that I wanted to be part of the story, that I wanted the privilege of having something to offer, and if it can't be while I'm alive, Mrs P knows I want my ashes scattered in the Channel. She's threatened to keep half of them for herself, but I'll take whatever I can get.

Do you know Ed,I think you know more about us than we do ourselves,but by and large,what you've said there pretty much hits the nail on the head.

Don't know whether you've ever seen this series,but quintisentially,this is what being an Englishman(for me anyway)is all about:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT7G6-F7CRY

 

Edited by Miggers

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4 hours ago, Procopius said:

 

Yep, I've read up a lot on UK postwar society these last few years, on the theory that if you love something, you have an obligation to try and understand it. One of the things I love about the British is their struggle (often with or even within themselves) to build a gentler society. I don't think you've always -- maybe even not often -- succeeded, but speaking as an outsider, there's a compassion and a kindness to the way you frame things that I find deeply beautiful. I know Britain is more than England, or Spitfires, or Shakespeare, or Nelson's ships off Trafalgar, or the Beatles, or Irn Bru. I don't think I could love anything that wasn't at least a little complex, and the British Isles and their inhabitants are nothing if not that. I've known since I was a boy that I wanted to be part of the story, that I wanted the privilege of having something to offer, and if it can't be while I'm alive, Mrs P knows I want my ashes scattered in the Channel. She's threatened to keep half of them for herself, but I'll take whatever I can get. 

 

 

Britain is more than Spitfires? First I've heard. 

 

But seriously (I hate using that phrase), the problem is that a lot of us who live here won't know what we've got until it's gone.  I could go on but it'll become a political diatribe and no-one wants to hear an old Socialist wittering on.

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Lovely words about us Brits at such a testing time for you guys. :huh: 

In other news that's a stonking canopy you have there. :lol:

 

Jont

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3 hours ago, 06/24 said:

Rubbish. Best hangover cure ever invented (especially if accompanied by a haggis and egg roll).

My experience exactly 06/24. Irnbru and haggis has saved the Baronial bacon after  more than one night on the heavy...

4 hours ago, Procopius said:

know Britain is more than England, or Spitfires, or Shakespeare,

A little K.B. to a accompany your generous paean PC:

You'll find your British dreaming one day.

Tony

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