Military Modelling

Good job I can’t post video clips on here from my phone of the mass Spitfire start up then....





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"...we can either stand down or blow up - which do you want....?"
 
I'm moving back to the UK after almost 8 1/2 years overseas on MOD and FCO postings. Unfortunately it's coincided with the discovery of one or two things lurking in my chest that really shouldn't be there. It's likely I will undergo an operation to excise these beasties (they're in my lungs - I feel a bit cheated as I've never smoked). But every cloud has a silver lining. I'll have several weeks of convalescence in our new house and out of storage will come a stash of models and my extensive OO rail layout; predictably GWR - mid 1920s. I can't wait to see them again and given that I will be on very light duties, I think this will be very good therapy. Moreover, since we moved abroad, the online range of stuff means I won't need to leave the house to get anything!

I do have the Trumpeter HMS Dreadnought 1:350 with extensive pe bits to tackle; actually it's pretty daunting and might hamper my recovery!
That sounds like a real bummer. I hope they manage to scrape you out and get things back to normal. The sooner the better as you'll have more time to work on the hobbies during convalescence. Difficult choices; get the trains out, get the stash out, add to the stash or get stuck into the Dreadnought. Good luck with the op.
 
Got some resin wheelie bits for the Corsair. Mainly owing to the mould seam round the rubber part provided by Tamiya. Detail on the resin is good but that wheel is going to rattle a bit and will need filler. Maybe I can overinflate the tyre until it fits.

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Didn't get much further over the weekend. Started modifying the undercarriage bays. Started well then ran into snags. Superglue would't hold a coupe of the parts. Every time i would catch themwith a finger they would move a bit. Not unlike a lose dental crown. You know its lose and need to get it fixed but just keep pushing it into place with the tongue while trying to postpone the inevitable. The inevitable being what happened as a few pieces fell out. That will be tonight's work as well as fitting the second wing root. The fit is almost perfect except at the leading edge and there's no way to apply pressure other than holding it between two fingers and wait.....and wait Tough when others are posting aerial porn.
 
Good job I can’t post video clips on here from my phone of the mass Spitfire start up then....




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I may have just done a sex wee thinking about it. Imagine the consequences if it came with sound and moving pictures...?

The HSE would be all over this thread like a dose of bubonic plague!

Clean up in aisle two :)
 

Clean up in aisle two :)
Oh, that is so weird-looking; the prop RPM and frame rate matching to make the prop look like it isn't spinning!
 
That sounds like a real bummer. I hope they manage to scrape you out and get things back to normal. The sooner the better as you'll have more time to work on the hobbies during convalescence. Difficult choices; get the trains out, get the stash out, add to the stash or get stuck into the Dreadnought. Good luck with the op.
Thanks. Having had jobs 'on steroids' over the last few years, I realise that I do very little to relax. The few models i've built over the last few lyears have been in time snatched from overheated schedules; one of the first thoughts I had when I received the interim diagnosis last week was "f$ck, what will hapoen to the rail layout and my models?"

Shallow, I am.
 
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Thanks. Having had jobs 'on steroids' over the last few years, I realise that I do very little to relax. The few models i've built over the last few lyears have been in time snatched from overheated schedules; one of the first thoughts I had when I received the interim diagnosis last week was "f$ck, what will hapoen to the rail layout and my models?"

Shallow, I am.
Well, normally, people would be asking what size boots you have...…………………...but in this thread, they'll be asking the scale first :)




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Serious head on, all the best on the treatment
 
Well, normally, people would be asking what size boots you have...…………………...but in this thread, they'll be asking the scale first :)




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Serious head on, all the best on the treatment
Size 12E (hobbit sized). Ships 1:350; aircraft and AFVs (not that I've built either for years) 1:72/76. Rail: 00
 
Got some resin wheelie bits for the Corsair. Mainly owing to the mould seam round the rubber part provided by Tamiya. Detail on the resin is good but that wheel is going to rattle a bit and will need filler. Maybe I can overinflate the tyre until it fits.

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Didn't get much further over the weekend. Started modifying the undercarriage bays. Started well then ran into snags. Superglue would't hold a coupe of the parts. Every time i would catch themwith a finger they would move a bit. Not unlike a lose dental crown. You know its lose and need to get it fixed but just keep pushing it into place with the tongue while trying to postpone the inevitable. The inevitable being what happened as a few pieces fell out. That will be tonight's work as well as fitting the second wing root. The fit is almost perfect except at the leading edge and there's no way to apply pressure other than holding it between two fingers and wait.....and wait Tough when others are posting aerial porn.
Gaptastic wheels...…...are you sure they are the right ones given the size difference between the wheels and the rims, daft question I know...but ?
 
Size 12E (hobbit sized). Ships 1:350; aircraft and AFVs (not that I've built either for years) 1:72/76. Rail: 00
Bloody typical...….nothing in my size :)
 
And talking of old wrecks, time to play spot the Wildcat

 
managed to knock these hydraulics out - another 12 this size to do, then another 12 to do for the upper surfaces. This is taking bloody ages

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