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What breed is that big boy? We adopted this guy a about 18 months ago, from a shelter. He's a great fella (although apparently a runt at just over 100lbs) and has settled in nicely. But the Vets and dog folk here seem baffled at his origins. I'd never seen another like him until this thread.

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7 hours ago, markmcguire25 said:

What breed is that big boy? We adopted this guy a about 18 months ago, from a shelter. He's a great fella (although apparently a runt at just over 100lbs) and has settled in nicely. But the Vets and dog folk here seem baffled at his origins. I'd never seen another like him until this thread.

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Much Thanks,

 

Mark

Sirius is an Irish Wolfhound, I'm at the job now, once back home I could see the picture.

SWMBO is a dog specialist, so may be we can tell.

Sincerely.

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We adopted one of our dogs last October, she had also been used for breeding and was just ' a dog ' with no character at all, and not in great condition. Now, with some love, a good diet and exercise she has become a completely different animal. I'm sure you will have noticed changes also.

Sorry, was there a Spitfire somewhere?

 

John

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1 hour ago, Biggles87 said:

We adopted one of our dogs last October, she had also been used for breeding and was just ' a dog ' with no character at all, and not in great condition. Now, with some love, a good diet and exercise she has become a completely different animal. I'm sure you will have noticed changes also.

Sorry, was there a Spitfire somewhere?

 

John

:rofl2::rofl2:

Oh sure it is !! 

This one is gone to RFI

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But still there is a Mk IX, a PR XI and a .24.....

And since there are a LOT of Spitfires in the stash...

But I hesitate in carrying on with this thread or start a new one...

What do you think John ??

 

11 hours ago, markmcguire25 said:

What breed is that big boy? We adopted this guy a about 18 months ago, from a shelter. He's a great fella (although apparently a runt at just over 100lbs) and has settled in nicely. But the Vets and dog folk here seem baffled at his origins. I'd never seen another like him until this thread.

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Mark

Hello Mark, 

Sorry but I can't see your pic, even on my PC

Sincerely.

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8 hours ago, Biggles87 said:

We adopted one of our dogs last October, she had also been used for breeding and was just ' a dog ' with no character at all, and not in great condition. Now, with some love, a good diet and exercise she has become a completely different animal. I'm sure you will have noticed changes also.

Sorry, was there a Spitfire somewhere?

 

John

Hello John !

The smiley was for the Spitfire remark !

On the other hand, adopting dogs from breeders is oftenly sad but it's a great gesture.

Sirius is 5 years old, for such a massive dog it's already an old dog...

We had now to have a surgery for his knee... 1200€ in our face... But we cannot let him loosing one of his leg...

Breeders are USING dogs, not more than cattle for them !!

Now Sirius is only beginning to create a relation with us, but he feared when we had to go...

What's the breed of your dogs, let's see them !! 

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Hello Dears,

Now do you smell the early Marks Spitfires ???

I received this today !!

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And this too !!

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But that's another story !!

Now what I was waiting the most is on my Shagbat thread :jump_fire:

Have a great modelling time !

Sincerely.

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As requested a picture of our girls, they are all Golden Retrievers ( out 6th, 7th and 8th over 40 years ).

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Dora (10 yrs) and Blanche (8yrs) on the bed, and Rosie (5yrs) standing. Blanche is the one who was adopted last year, I'll let you guess which one she is.

 

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3 hours ago, Biggles87 said:

As requested a picture of our girls, they are all Golden Retrievers ( out 6th, 7th and 8th over 40 years ).

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Dora (10 yrs) and Blanche (8yrs) on the bed, and Rosie (5yrs) standing. Blanche is the one who was adopted last year, I'll let you guess which one she is.

 

John

Hello John !

What a nice bunch of Goldies !!

I think and SWMBO agree that the adopted one is the one lying down

It's good but difficult to adopt old dogs, but the reward for them is great.

Oracle our late Boxer was rescued when he was 7 years old, the vet told us that he still could live for a year or two...

Then, with the BARF and a good life, he made 7 years with us. But at 14, the liver cancer finally win the battle.

Congrats John great pack indeed !!

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Sorry, with all this talk about dogs I forgot to comment on the Spitfire.

The colour looks just right to me in the last photos. I remember watching a green Danish F-100 changing colour as it went from shadow to sunlight many years ago, the pink seems to react to light in the same way.

 

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Hello Dears,

The .24 is corrected a bit !!

These trapeze radiator are a bit rectified ! See !

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and... Yes ! I admit that I cheated a bit too !!

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Don't know what has happened but the post was blocked !

I cheated with a bit of putty and plasticard !

So this Mk .24 is for my Korean serie, even if they finally did'nt have been directly involved !!

Have a great modelling time !!

Sincerely.

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Lovely stuff happening on this thread CC. Sorry it’s been a while I have much catching up to do. Great work sir. Wonderful wonderful pinkness🤗

 

Johnny.

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Hello Dears !

Now, I fixed / cheated the radiator, work will resume on the .24 !!

Lord, I'm once again caught in a 4 nearly finished kits rushing for the RFI...:whistle:

Soooo, here we go !

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PE parts on !

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Meanwhile, I did the fuse extenders for the Stuka's bombs !

The stuka received its RLM 70...

Tomorrow, it will be masking for the white paint on the skyraider !!

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And I found it on FB....

Aï Caramba !! Now I know what to do with my early Jagdpanther !!

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Under my umbrella...:whistle:

Have a great modelling week end !!

And take care !!

Sincerely.

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4 hours ago, limeypilot said:

Love those umbrellas. That would make a great little vignette!

 

Ian

Exactly my thought too !! CC

 

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Hello Dears,

Just to balance my preceding post !!

A crab plane is progressing too !!

I don't know how I manage to loose all my fuel tank's cap on my Spitfire...:wall:

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So I developped a strategy to overcome this !!

First ! Inserting a bit of alu tubing in the hole...

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then, a bit of white stuff in it and call it done !!

Some engraving too with this helpfull tool from Eduard

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22 hours ago, The Spadgent said:

Lovely bombs and belts kid. 🤗

 

Johnny.

Well Thank you Dear Spad...

Still only 2 Spitfires to be finished in this drawer thread !!

A Mk IX and a PR XI !!

But I wonder, To continue this Spitfire thread as there is already a lot of info on it ??

Or starting a new thread for my futures early Marlk Spitfires

What do you think zabout ??

Sincerely.

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A new thread CC I’m struggling to follow all your threads as it is. All amazing I’m sure I’m missing something somewhere. Probably a Trappist ale or two too. 🥰😇

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Hello Dears,

Soo I will carry on with this Spitfire thread !!

It's easier since most of the Docs collected are posted here !

Well the .24 is primed now...

start smelling paint... Start smelling paint !!

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sorry for the blurred pic, I should have cleaned the lens of the cell phone !!

Have a great modelling week End !! 

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Hello Dears,

I just hoped that I would have been free from these pesky yellow cutting edge bands in doing a post war Spitfire BUT !! No !!

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However the korean war stripes are in decals, I masked the location since I did'nt know the density of these decals..

I will not paint it this time on account of the serial number...

The mechanics still have some sens of humor !! 

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I don’t like the yellow leading edges either.I am about to try the decal supplied in the Hasegawa Mk IX on one of mine because I forgot to mask them off before I painted the camouflage!

 

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19 hours ago, Biggles87 said:

I don’t like the yellow leading edges either.I am about to try the decal supplied in the Hasegawa Mk IX on one of mine because I forgot to mask them off before I painted the camouflage!

 

John

Fully understand John !

I still have Tamiya yellow band in decals, I did'nt use it since it looked too dark to me ...

Then the plywood made Tamiya decals on a leading edge...🙄🙄

 

Well, I painted lots of bits and bobs !!

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Then the Airfix exhaust are not too bad once it has been holed up and painted....

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More to come soon, but I focused on my Rocs... Only 57 days left...

I must say that the rocs are boring me a bit !! That's why I did'nt like deadlines...

There must something in my (so called) brain that slow me down when there is a deadline...

And that is for every aspects of my life !!

Thanks for watching !!

Sincerely.

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