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How's Your Modelling During the Lockdown?

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5 minutes ago, JohnT said:

The person who invented autocorrect should burn in Hull

Fixed that for you ^_^

 

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2 hours ago, Nocoolname said:

 I'm starting to go into real 'bunker mentality' and expect to find myself communicating via morse code at some point. 

I hope you don't start depending on Felix Steiner to come to your rescue!

 

Dave

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I must have been leading a really dull life these past 5 years as my lifestyle hasn't changed at all. Other than walk the dog 3 times a day (I live in the country and have a bit of land so am technically still in my garden!) I spend all day inside modelling, or more accurately, procrastinating over modelling. The grass cutting season is now upon us so I guess I'll be spending a couple of days every fortnight cutting grass too.

This morning I will complete my first 'lockdown' build of an Eduard 1/48 Hellcat and then it's on to a Wingnut Wings Albatros so that's my summer sorted (especially as I don't have any model shows to go to).

 

Duncan B

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Well my building still has to start after almost three weeks of not working🙄 the first period I was planespotting as all these cargoplanes that usually arive at night and some that never were to be seen here had to be photographed 😎

I certainly have a few things on the bench like a DC6 1/72 firebomber in restoration and I am trying to cleanup the last bits and bobs on my Iraqi Hawker Fury..there are also a few engines that need some cleaning up for my KMC 1/72 Boeing 727 and if someone want to by this kit when he comes along one please don’t buty one as this is a real Frankenstein kit in such a way that almost nothing will fit.

And that nose is so wrong that I grafted a heller 707 one on it, but still I have at least another month of not working so should get some work done on that one 🤪

My girlfriend isn’t at home as she has a ton of work to do as works at a crematorium...

So at the moment I do her personal catering and look after the house.( I am trying🥴)

 

cheers, Jan

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16 hours ago, BIG X said:

With my typical habit of 'grabbing defeat from the jaws of victory' - I managed to break a couple of ribs on Saturday 21st March & have been almost 100% incapacitated ever since :doh:

 

I would love to be modelling - but I just can't - BUGGA!!!

 

Good luck to those that are getting stuff done - I am watching in awe & envy - STAY HOME / PROTECT THE NHS / RAID THE STASH 😷

Oh dear join the club. I broke my humerus running for the tram, 15th March, I have had to try left handed modelling( no not a Phantom ) it's just the pits

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1 minute ago, KITCAT said:

Oh dear join the club. I broke my humerus running for the tram, 15th March, I have had to try left handed modelling( no not a Phantom ) it's just the pits

Breaking your Humerus isn't funny...

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Now that I am on Furlough until further notice, I am making a start on an old tool Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire.

 

Actually aiming to complete a model since returning to modelling 15 years ago (before kids came along).

Edited by Sidders

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Two weeks in to lockdown for me having been sent home from.work indefinitely. 

 

Modelling is my go to thing so I have decided to get the shelf of doom cleared first. Two kits are being finished simultaneously and I'm enjoying myself. This has not gone unnoticed by the Mrs however and she is lining up diy tasks which will slow down progress. 

 

So.Modelling wise all is good. It's a pity it couldn't be in happier circumstances. 

 

Best wishes to all and stay safe.

 

Greg 🍺

 

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Third week of being at home, and the modelling has taken an upturn.

Keeping mind and body active, with a daily 9 mile bike ride, then BM GBs.

 

First week I wrapped up this SK Helldiver:

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Second week I completed this Airfix Lancastrian conversion:

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And this week I'm hitting a Valom Bombay:

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2 hours ago, Duncan B said:

I must have been leading a really dull life these past 5 years as my lifestyle hasn't changed at all.

Only five years - that's bragging. Many of us have lived most of our lives like this. :wink:

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Discovered 4 AlleyCat Lightning conversions in a cupboard, so took advantage of Big H selling Lightning F2A’s at a 3rd off...will start carving them up after stalled projects are finished....Airfix Phantom and Revell Tonka, then the Airfix Bucc which isn’t stalled but just subject to my usual glacial pace....oh, and the decorating that Mrs SD has allocated me...

 

SD

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Being retired, lockdown hasn't made a heap of difference to us, apart from being unable to socialise with friends and family on a personal basis. The fridge 'n' pantry is always full and we can maintain them that way by our permitted sojourn to the supermarket on a weekly basis.

Living on a 10 acre block, 4 acres under garden, we have plenty of potential for exercise, walking the dog, chats to the neighbours over the fence and, Lawd help me, actual gardening........

After 5" of welcome rain in as many days, no excuses not to plant the heap of trees which seem to have accumulated in the shade house.

 

 

On the modelling front, less than usual as Mother Bear seems to find  jobs that suddenly have acquired a sense of urgency they didn't have a month ago.......

So, when I can escape/procrastinate or otherwise dodge said urgencies, the ICM I-16 needs paint, the Revell Condor is awaiting decals, the Trumpeter F-106A and the Modelsvit Beriev Be-2 both need a mojo application..........

 

Strange that whenever I wander into the model room with the intention of getting a couple to completion, BM seems to be on the screen and I can't wait to see what you lot have been up to.........

 

So stay safe, you lot, do what you're being told and HAPPY MODELLING !

Rog

 

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Not quite 1 week into a 2 week stand down I've been informed that I'm now off until the 28th, so between odd jobs around the house, going for a daily walk 

I've managed to get a wriggle on with a couple of stalled builds, hope everyone here stays well and gets out on the other side more or less ok

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Am still working (in utilities - hopefully nothing will happen to that!) but working from home, and finding I have a lot more free time, both saved from not having to commute and also going out shopping/seeing people(!) etc.

 

Getting a hell of a lot more hobby things done and enjoying the distraction it brings - also managed to convince my better half to get a kit and have a go at one herself. Fingers crossed! 

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7 hours ago, KITCAT said:

Oh dear join the club. I broke my humerus running for the tram, 15th March, I have had to try left handed modelling( no not a Phantom ) it's just the pits

I had an op on my right hand (cue self-abuse jokes) last Nov, and was out of action for quite a while, although I probably did too much :blush: and set myself back a bit a few times.  Having no discernable use for your right appendage is very far from ideal.  I had my carpal tunnels done just after my lad was born 10 years(ish) ago, and had forgotten how much of a pain it was, in both senses of the word :owww:

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Mine modeling time is none existent. I had taken my Hurricane back out of the box and was starting to do a little sanding on the prop. I was also thinking of starting something else. Either an Airfix Beaufighter or a Special Hobby Northrop Delta. But then my wife's already existing cold got a bit worse and she had a slight fever. So she's been living in our bedroom for a week, just in case while I'm out here doing the housework and entertaining the two cats, one being a recent arrivial from animal rescue that she and the eldest daughter, who also lives here, decided to get. I had no input into the matter. My daughter has a cold, too, but no fever, so I'm basically up here, on the main floor, by myself, without being able to get down to my room. I've become chief cook and bottle-washer. The best I get is a 200 yard walk up the street to check the mailbox. 

 

Oh WHAT FUN !!

 

 

 

Chris

 

 

P.S. I do get to sit and browse this forum, so life isn't a total pile of :poop:, but it's close.

 

 

 

 

 

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I'm currently building 2x Airfix Spitfire Mk1a marked up as 65 Sqn aircraft. They are my first two models in about 25 years and need a few more decals, some touching up in places and then some final weathering and they'll be done. I've also started my 15 yo son on an Airfix Mk1a (his first model) as well whilst I have started a Messerschmidt bf109e-3 (aircaft markings tbc) and a Skunkworks MQ-9 in 39 Sqn markings, all in 1/72. I've bought an Airfix BE2c in 39 Sqn markings to be my first WW1 aricraft (I'm dreading it!) and a Lancaster B.III has just been primed ready for starting next week. 

 

all while still working 12 hour shifts and entertaining the family!

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You might think being retired I would have been constantly doing something with those boxes in the garage that contain more boxes that contain plastic, but up until the middle of March I.d kind of wibbled around them.

 

Then I decided that a 3 model simultaneous build would be a good way of filling in time from ringing sainsburys customer service line 639 times and after a 2 minute message telling me how committed they were to serving me as a customer, thhey said  "Unfortunately we are very busy right now, please ring back later", painting the garden fence, weeding, mowing, lawn raking, taking curtain poles down and re fixing them, and wondering how on earth have I managed to get drops of Extracrylic sky all over the keyboard?

 

I've almost finished my triple build of aircraft that flew off HMS Ocean while my father served aboard her on her two deployments to Korea in October 1952 to September 1953, a firefly Mk. 1 (airfix), A Sea Fury FB.X (Frog, and a Firefly Mk1 (Modelcraft), Each of them has issues, mostly fit, fit and fit. Lots and lots of filler, sanding, Mr Surfacer, filling, sanding, etc., but 3 passable representations of the original now sit on my panit stand, primed (Halfords grey primer rattle can) and I decided to paint the undersides sky.

 

I have extracrylic sky, so shook and stirred, then poured some into a palette dish, and on impulse decided to add a few drops of Mr Colour thinner.

 

My word, I didn't expect the free flowing extracrylic paint to turn into a gelatinous mass when I mixed the Mr Colour  thinner into it with a coffee stick! Because that's what happened. Anyone had that experience with extracrylic paints?

 

After some clean up, I just put some neat paint into the palette, and brushed on. it's very thin from the bottle, so I envisage at least another two coats.

 

Oh, in between getting the 3 Ocean planes together, I built a tamiya 1/48th V-1 flying bomb, just on impulse.

 

So modelling is going on impulse at the moment.

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Dear all -

 

As for myself, I was already looking for work following my temporary work contract not being renewed end of December.    I finally had a verbal offer for a job literally two days before the formal lock down so now that has gone on hold ...........

 

Luckily, my wife Jacquie is still working but came down with mild symptons of C19 end of last week so I am stuck at home for next two weeks.   Since this crises started I am quite literally flying through my model builds.  Currently about quarter way through my WNW Fokker DVII build.

 

Regards

 

Dave

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1 hour ago, GrimReaper09 said:

I'm currently building 2x Airfix Spitfire Mk1a marked up as 65 Sqn aircraft. They are my first two models in about 25 years and need a few more decals, some touching up in places and then some final weathering and they'll be done. I've also started my 15 yo son on an Airfix Mk1a (his first model) as well whilst I have started a Messerschmidt bf109e-3 (aircaft markings tbc) and a Skunkworks MQ-9 in 39 Sqn markings, all in 1/72. I've bought an Airfix BE2c in 39 Sqn markings to be my first WW1 aricraft (I'm dreading it!) and a Lancaster B.III has just been primed ready for starting next week. 

 

all while still working 12 hour shifts and entertaining the family!

That’s quite the epic full throttle return to the fold. 

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Put onto furlough last Wednesday after working from home for a week.

 

My conscience (plus my wife and kids) pointed out that the kitchen that I started 18 months ago really ought to be completed.

 

So far - A half day of tiling / grouting saw the tiling finished, apart from 3 tiles because I've run out and B&Q can't supply by click and collect, 2 afternoons have been spent installing end panels and plinths and I can see the end of the project in sight.

 

This means that the evenings are mine to do what I want at the moment, so a Dragon Gloster Meteor plus a couple of Warhammer Galvanic Servohaulers have been completed over the weekend, the Iancave has been tidied out so I could get back in there, so tonight I've been airbrushing my 1/32 ME262 rescued from the shelf of doom.

 

Hoping to get a couple more off the shelf of doom over the next few days....

 

IanJ

 

 

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I can't say I have noticed a huge difference, apart from possibly going out for a walk every day now! 

 

Due to illness, I work part time from home, but business dried up completely this year. That means any time I would have spent working is now either spent in model making or doing a spot of gardening. Model-wise, I still have way too many kits on the go, but I'm easily distracted and oh look, a squirrel!

 

I have made some good progress on my Arma Hurricane I and Airfix Blenheim IV, both of which I thoroughly enjoyed. Neither kits are without their foibles, but given a little thought, went together without too many hassles. I have also been working on ten P-51s (Airfix, Hasegawa, Academy and Tamiya) which are in the prime/fill/sand/repeat phase. As a good many of these will be in NMF, I want the finish to be close to flawless as possible. It ain't half time consuming, though!

 

What else? A Hasegawa Jaguar GR.1 that's coming along nicely, a Heller Javelin T.3 (I'm trying to get the wing joins blended in at the moment), a Fujimi Phantom FG.1 that I am converting into an FGR.2. This one has been a joy so far. Then there's the Airfix Sherman/LCM III that I'm building for my little buddy Noah (my friends' six year old boy) as he is massively into tanks, landing craft and D-Day in particular. I'll also build a pair of old Airfix Mustangs for top cover. I have ordered some mini neodymium magnets to hold the ramp closed. If I get it right, he should be able to open and close the ramp easily enough.

 

In addition to all that, a sudden and inexplicable obsession with MiG-21s has come out of nowhere, and I'm itching to get started on a brace of Eduard 1/72 -21MFs. I need to wait for the cockpit turquoise to arrive first though. I have spent the past few nights going down the rabbit hole of research into the various colours used. If anyone knows of a good, one-stop resource for Soviet Cold War colour standards, please shout!

 

Cheers,

Mark.

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Having been retired for years the lockdown should have little effect on me. However both the wife and I seem to have lapsed into a 'holiday mood' with the result that little is getting done and

the wine cellar is at risk of serious depletion!

 

Have been poking my current Conqueror build on a daily basis but given that a days serious work would just about have it ready for painting the progress can only be described as snail like.

 

The whole lockdown thing is messing with my mind a bit, not helped by the fact that the only anti-depressant that ever worked for me, - my motorcycle,- is now off limits. Matters are made worse by the cancellation of Motogp, after we had treated ourselves to a new 4K telly for this season!

 

On the plus side we seem to still be fit and healthy, and our Government has been taking the whole business much more seriously than many around the world which could mean we will get out of this sooner rather than later. 

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I spoke too soon. She hath momentarily removed herself from the bedroom. There is hope on the horizon!

 

 

 

 

Chris

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Posted (edited)

I'm afraid its had the opposite effect on me. i have not done anything model related or otherwise for a few days now. Everything has closed down outside so i have no push to do anything. cant buy models now as they are too costly all of a sudden and i'm out of money and support to carry on modelling. i dont watch TV now as its all doom and gloom, all day long and they seem to love going over and over it again and again, so much for mental health. The tv is unplugged in my room. when my depression strikes me i tend to do nothing, i dont go out or do anything, i stay in my room with the door shut just reading any emails and reading books. outside of that I've lost all interest and cant bear to go and do anything. i dont know when i'll be able to face a model again. everything is a struggle and this been 'going to happen' for a few weeks, i dont fight it as its just putting off the inevitable; it does hit sooner or later no matter what i try. all i can do is reply to posts and emails. I have a few kits to do but i cant think about bringing myself near to even look at them.

 

feel free to delete this reply if its too sad.

Edited by Markh-75

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