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We are looking for something fairly new, about 2 or 3 years old. We tend to buy a car and keep it for a while. A Toyota is near the top. I would like a Yaris Cross, but even secondhand they are expensive. Interestingly enough, the newer Yaris and Honda Jazz have only been offered as hybrids for the last two years. 

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Smoke/ CO alarms.  Sexy, innit?  There's an inspector coming to see the damaged roof shingles from the windstorm (the December one, not the several before or since) - first time I'm even exploring making a home insurance claim- and after three months waiting, he's coming Monday, and "Oh, the insurance company is going to want to see pictures of detectors and fire extinguishers in all common areas."  So now I'm scrambling to get caught up with what I should have done already anyway...

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A set of 1/35 Echelon decals for a Vietnam M113 and an unboxed Dragon 1/72 Sd.kfz 261 (which turns out to be a bit of a dog of a kit and will need a fair bit of work to correct / add missing details).

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A workshop Apron. 

At High school (decades ago) we had to wear white cotton aprons when we did woodwork class. They had a large pocket on the front.

Grammar school came next. No woodwork. So I used to wear the apron when modelling to protect my clothes.

I recently remembered this, and, wondered if an apron would help to defeat the carpet monster as dropped items would maybe go into the front pocket.

Well yes, the pocket idea does work. A bit. Also it saves slamming knees together when something does drop over the edge!

Here's the item I bought from the big river, at a decent price too. Heavy duty, waxed, waterproof, pockets tool hanging loops, the whole shebang. Bloke style!

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Could it start a new modelling trend I wonder. BTW I also wear it when I'm cutting wood etc in the garage too.

The manshed access is through the garage.

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Similar idea, a lightweight apron is fine for modelling.  The addition of a couple of small magnet strips, from an old fridge, and a metal strip fitted to the underside of the workbench, turns the apron into a catch-all. 

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The magnets detach from under the table easily, should I wish to leave the workbench in a hurry.  It's an age thing.  :crosseyed:

 

Mike

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My latest purchase .... carpet tiles, timber and timber sheet ..... and a day spent carpeting the back of, and building and fitting custom stowage in my van .... 1:1 modelling! 🤣

 

Keith 😁 

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5 hours ago, Bullbasket said:

What's it like?

 

John.

Very nicely detailed. As to be expected, the decals are yellowed.  Here are some of the motor parts

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The rubber-band tracks are actually valid for the M3 and derivatives.

The full album is here

 

HTH

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dnl. 

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2 hours ago, bootneck said:

The addition of a couple of small magnet strips, from an old fridge, and a metal strip fitted to the underside of the workbench, turns the apron into a catch-all. 

I'm glad you mentioned that, as I had heard about that as an old(?) jeweler's trick.

 

I really should learn to do this too as most of the parts that fall are due to my hotdog fingers. Sadly, this may not help so much for tweezers launch events.

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16 minutes ago, dnl42 said:

I'm glad you mentioned that, as I had heard about that as an old(?) jeweler's trick.

 

I really should learn to do this too as most of the parts that fall are due to my hotdog fingers. Sadly, this may not help so much for tweezers launch events.

Stitched Velcro tape found at any fabric store would work also. Then you can use adhesive velcro tabs on the underside of your desk to attach it too. 

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16 hours ago, Mr T said:

We are looking for something fairly new, about 2 or 3 years old. We tend to buy a car and keep it for a while. A Toyota is near the top. I would like a Yaris Cross, but even secondhand they are expensive. Interestingly enough, the newer Yaris and Honda Jazz have only been offered as hybrids for the last two years. 

Yup, years ago, my stepson bought an Hybrid Auris

4 years old 90.00Kms on the clock at around 9500€

He used it for 9 years, no problems, He changed it last year for a brand new Corrole Hybrid...

And the Auris has 360.000 Kms done....

Mrs CC is dreaming of a Suzuki Jimny now....

That little jeep are pretty expensive even in second hand....

Whatever, Honda and Toyota are the best in reliabilty....

Sincerely.

CC 

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From The Aviation & Military Book Centre

Model Art Publications while interesting and with high standards of photography/artwork/drawings are out of my price range with a brand-new cover price of £30'ish for 128 page magazines with Japanese text (and rather oddly English article titles) but some went on special offer last week which with postage worked out as three for the normal UK retail price of one so I got -

Model Art Air Model Special No.30 – Swing Wing Fighters , F-111 , F-14 , Tornado , SU-17 , Su-24 & MiG-23

Model Art Air Model Special No.31 - F-4 Phantom II , long nosed and Spey engined variants.

Model Art Air Model Special No.31 – Phantom/Mig Killers , F-4 Phantom v MiG 21

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More non modelling stuff, though I won't bore you with the bill for fixing the rear shock absorbers on our Audi (£900, if you must know!) but with what little spare money was left I bought these; firstly, from Bloomsbury publications, the latest 3 books in the 33 1/3 series on albums;

 

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Each book in the series is on a single album. So we have Sandanista! by the Clash, This is Hardcore by Pulp, and Invasion of Privacy by Cardi B.

 

Those of you who remember my previous comments on these books will remember that I find them generally informative, if not sometimes a bit heavy going, and listening to the album while reading the book helps an awful lot to understand what the author is saying.

 

So I've now got to add another 3 CD's to the 2,600 odd I have !

 

Then, on the musical theme, I got these;

 

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A mixture  of prog from Big Big Train, and metal from Bruce Dickinson.

 

Finally, back to the reading matter, and these fell out of the big A's envelope;

 

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No matter your opinion on Brexit, I'm sure everyone will agree as a seismic change in UK politics it is worth reading about.

The "I was there" book about Jimi Hendrix joins similar books about the Who and Led Zeppelin on my bookshelves.

 

Each book contains about 4 - 500 fan reminiscences of seeing the artiste in concert. The Hendrix one is particularly interesting because the fans reminiscences often mention Hendrix playing in small clubs and theatres after Axis Bold as Love was released, and right up towards Woodstock, rather than the arenas or fields we probably associate with him.

 

Modelling related purchases are almost certain to take place at the Hinkley show, in just 3 weeks, hmmm, I wonder what I could buy ??

 

 

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So, following on from this ..... 

On 15/03/2024 at 20:41, Keeff said:

My latest purchase .... carpet tiles, timber and timber sheet ..... and a day spent carpeting the back of, and building and fitting custom stowage in my van .... 1:1 modelling! 🤣

 

Keith 😁 

 

Two days overall work has resulted in this ..... 

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Four storage boxes under the deck for caravan related and walking 'stuff' and plenty of room up top!  

I'm quite pleased with myself! 😊

 

Keith 😁 

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Just arrived. The Blue Angels Super Hornet comes with a patch, see top left of the box. Hasegawa has announced the (re)release of their F/A-18C (legacy Hornet) with a patch, perhaps Hasegawa are offering patches on selected kits to improve sales?

 

 

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Along with some photo-etch for 1/35 tanks (oh, yes - they'll be back!), that's it for a while...:whistle:

 

Better actually build something. 😁

 

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On 3/17/2024 at 3:07 PM, Keeff said:

So, following on from this ..... 

 

Two days overall work has resulted in this ..... 

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Four storage boxes under the deck for caravan related and walking 'stuff' and plenty of room up top!  

I'm quite pleased with myself! 😊

 

Keith 😁 

That looks good! Nice work!

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I wanted a light I could use outdoors to work on my cars, if needed. (Garage? Pray tell, what is this 'garage' thing of which you speak?)

Found this on a clearance sale:

https://www.menards.com/main/lighting-ceiling-fans/work-lights/masterforce-10000-lumen-folding-quadpod-work-light/z-59240/p-10318787590214016-c-7546.htm

 

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I thought it may come in handy for photography, as well, although I'll need to rig up some type of diffuser for it. It is pretty bright.

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Still no new car, and nothing model related. But, bought some wood based product to make a new shelf in a fitted cupboard where amongst other things I keep old slides etc. Looks better now that I can access stuff a lot easier and it is safer. Also a new bulb for the fridge light. First time it has been changed since new in 2005. There are two bulbs and I replaced both on the basis that if one has gone the other will probably follow it sooner rather than later. Also the cover is not easy to remove/replace. The new bulbs will probably outlast me. 

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Got my printer replacement in yesterday. My old one decided to get a teeny tiny little hole in the FEP film and leak all over the screen. But guess what, what I THOUGHT was the screen protector wasn't. Add to the fact that there were 2 different LCD screen made for this model and nothing to tell me which one fit what printer. after two tries trying  to locate the correct screen and finding out they had to come on a slow boat from China at about what it cost me to purchase my old printer originally. I found refurbished M5 with a better screen  and more detail for significantly less than a replacement screen.. PLus come with a 2 year warranty. SO I'm back in business! Yippee .I do lose about 5 CM in build height(2 in+/-) I can live with that to from 4k  resolution to 12K.

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 Oh, and the first thing I did after unboxing..... make sure the screen protector was added before even THINKING about pouring resin.:yahoo:

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Went in to the local shop to get some AK Precision Antishine for interior bits and pieces, and a Tamiya Birdcage Corsair inexplicably left with me (US Navy GB coming up). The Antishine works nicely so far.

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10 hours ago, Karearea said:

Went in to the local shop to get some AK Precision Antishine for interior bits and pieces, and a Tamiya Birdcage Corsair inexplicably left with me (US Navy GB coming up). The Antishine works nicely so far.

As far as it is a Corsair... You're on the right path....

:rofl2::rofl2::whistle::cheers:

CC

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12 hours ago, Karearea said:

a Tamiya Birdcage Corsair inexplicably left with me

There's a strange phenomenon associated with model shops! 😂

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