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    BiggTim reacted to Artful69 in Make the others jealous   
    Hi everyone ...
     
    Been a while, I know ... I HAVE been busy ... just not with modelling related stuff ...
     
    First ... this whole virus hullabaloo has left a lot of people without work ... It really breaks my heart to see the economic damage done ... on the other hand it appears most of our customers sought the time at home to employ our company's services! ... Which means the exact opposite is true for me ... Sooooo glad I have time to relax today.
    I love listening to music - often LOUD ... and although they come in for a lot of criticism I like Beats Headphones for the loudness and drive they give to my music. One the main criticisms that Beats come in for - is that they are very overpriced. I agree ... which is why I tend to wait until the particular model that I'm after has been out for a while ... and I can grab a bargain here or there. I've wanted an upgrade from my bright red Beats Studio 2.0's for a while - ever since the Studio 3.0's came out ... I've had them since sometime in 2013 and have replaced the battery and ear pads since then - other than that, they've been awesome. Studio 3.0's retailed at anywhere from Apple's $449 down to about $399 when they first came out ... so when these (Matte Black only) were advertised at $269, I pulled the trigger ... got a pair for my GF while I was at it. The improvement in audio quality over the Studio 2.0's is quite good 
     

     

     
    Next ... I saw an ad placed by ericg over on LSP for RAAF resin upgrades - i grabbed a couple of Mirage III cockpit sets and one underwing pylon set for my BAE Hawk.
     

     

     
    I also saw the whole WNW drama unfolding over the last week or two. I've never owned a WNW kit ... the thought of WWI biplanes/triplanes etc and all that rigging ... not my cuppa! ... but I was keen to see how their Lancaster turned out - RRP wise. With that option gone and local online supplies of the HKM Lancaster dwindling fast here in Aus, I pulled the trigger now to save waiting around for future restock.
     

     

     

     
    And lastly ... the MAIN reason why I've been so absent over the last couple of months ... I'm getting ready to by a house and land package    ... There's been a LOT of research ... and a steep learning curve ... but - this is the perfect time for someone like me to pull the trigger - in this market.
    Finally settled on the new estate ... now just got to get the design package priced up and commence negotiations!
     

     
    Rog 
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    BiggTim reacted to LSP_K2 in Make the others jealous   
    I'd be having me a new dog.
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    BiggTim reacted to dutik in Make the others jealous   
    This was good luck tat he didn't get the postman! If he had chewed the postman we might have seen a stash fire sale to pay some bills... 
     
    Regards
    - dutik
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    BiggTim reacted to coogrfan in Make the others jealous   
    My latest Goodwill find. The kit came with only one of three white metal props, but casting a couple of replacements shouldn't be a problem. 
     

     

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    BiggTim reacted to Stokey Pete in My first double build - Calling them DONE   
    Managed to get paint on the underside of the Aggressor during the last couple of days, help in getting over the disappointment of the peeling paint on ‘Zeus’. 
     
    Again there are a few minor touch ups where masking hasn’t quite stayed burnished down, along with a few very small peeled spots that will easily pass as newly painted panels when the weathering process gets going. 
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    BiggTim reacted to JefH in 1/32 Hasegawa P-47 "Oh Johnnie"   
    Finally calling my Hasegawa 1/32 P-47 done. Finishing it in 3 months is possibly a new speed record for me. 
     
    I used Montex masks, Quickboost gun barrels, Eduard "Zoom" dash and Barracuda wheels.  Paints are Alclad and Gunze mixes.
     
    In hindsight I kind of wish I had riveted it, but when I started I was looking for a straightforward build to get the modeling mojo going.  Mission accomplished.
     
    Here's a link to the build 1/32 Hasegawa P-47 "Oh Johnnie"
     
    On with the pics.
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    Thanks for looking and the encouragement along the way.
     
    Jeff
     
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    BiggTim reacted to daveculp in The Culture of NOT Wearing A Mask   
    Just got back from dinner out with my lovely wife, and we brain-stormed about the question in the OP.  Here are the possibilities we came up with.
     
    1)  Your mask is on backwards/inverted
    2)  Your mask is not covering your nose
    3)  There is a funny/notable design on your mask
    4)  It's all in your imagination
    5)  Those people are not as good as you are
    6)  They don't know why some people are wearing masks suddenly
    7)  They know something you don't
    8)  They have murderous intent
     
    That's all we could come up with.  Who knows what the real answer(s) are. 
     
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    BiggTim reacted to LSP_Matt in The Culture of NOT Wearing A Mask   
    Thanks to those who answered Uncarinas questions.
     
    Closing this down now.
     
     
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    BiggTim reacted to Lothar in The Culture of NOT Wearing A Mask   
    I've gotten an appointment at the local hairdresser 2 weeks after they've reopened and asked them if they had
    a shearer available that day. After the cut prices on the wool markets were in free fall. But it felt so good not
    to look like a Tibetian Terrier anylonger.
    Lothar
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    BiggTim reacted to johncrow in The Culture of NOT Wearing A Mask   
    My wife gave me a coronacut six weeks into this thing, as my kids were starting to avoid me.  She'd never driven a set of clippers before, and did a good job. Now I'm thinking how to convert the $14.95 I spent on a haircut every month to resin. 
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    BiggTim reacted to Subodai in Some low passes   
    I've done those kind of moves in the digital world in sims and games, but seeing some of those in real life is simply staggering!
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    BiggTim reacted to Stokey Pete in Some low passes   
    My all time favourite low pass will remain this one. 
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4iOoiEbtf2w
     
    The Spitfire Haircut.
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    BiggTim reacted to alaninaustria in Some low passes   
    And we wonder why there are accident reports published every year... 
    Cool, but very irresponsible some of the clips... especially the Flanker that chased down the one spectator... 
    Cheers
    Alan
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    BiggTim reacted to LSP_Matt in Some low passes   
    Geez those Mig29's. When they pour on the gas it looks like the afterburner is pouring crude oil into the exhaust. A nice smoke trail.
     
    That first chopper was nuts!
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    BiggTim reacted to LSP_K2 in Some low passes   
    I recall seeing in a documentary one time, a Mustang strafing a German airfield, and he was so low, you could clearly make out little puffs of dust under the wings, where empty cartridges and links were hitting the dirt.
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    BiggTim reacted to LSP_Ron in Some low passes   
    Some of these are insane.  The first copper at the 0.17 mark had the rotor blades about a foot off the ground when banking out.
     
     
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    BiggTim reacted to James Rademaker in Whoops!   
    Now , now , remember to stay six feet apart,
    Jim
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    BiggTim got a reaction from mouldman in Hasegawa P-40 kits.   
    You could always convert it to a Russian P-40E Klimov M-105 engine version!! (shameless plug for my conversion set)   There's only been one built so far, ever, so it would be very unique!
     
    Tim
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    BiggTim reacted to D.B. Andrus in New S.O.W. Contact Info   
    Work proceeds apace with new landing gear sets. Fresh products coming soon to be announced here first!
     
    My new contact address is:
     
    DBAndrus(at)protonmail(dot)com
     
    Cheers,
     
    Damian
     
     
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    BiggTim got a reaction from Rick Griewski in I'm going to be off furlough 05/18! UPDATE   
    I truly hope things improve for you soon my friend!! 
     
    The company I work (from home) for is able to begin phasing some people back into the office in a week or two, but I will be one of the last allowed back, probably in a month or two, due to my volunteer EMS work on my off time. It puts me at a higher-than-average risk of contracting it, even if I don't get sick from it. 
     
    I'm not complaining, I actually don't really want to go back to the office, ever. Maybe I can milk this long enough for me to find another job that I actually like. 
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    BiggTim reacted to D.B. Andrus in The Culture of NOT Wearing A Mask   
    Well said.  All the virtue-signalling is putting me off - a lot.
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    BiggTim got a reaction from williamj in P-40E-1 Lt. John D. Landers 1/32 Hasegawa   
    Wow!! Just outstanding - I love your paint and weathering style on every build. Just so expertly done!
     
    Tim
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    BiggTim got a reaction from Out2gtcha in The Culture of NOT Wearing A Mask   
    Not that I think this is the appropriate forum to discuss this, but I will only contribute this. I found this an interesting read, and was surprised by some of it. I'm not saying which side of the issue I'm on, just that this was thought provoking:
    https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/question-and-answers-hub/q-a-detail/q-a-on-covid-19-and-masks
     
    I'm out, good luck.
     
     
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    BiggTim got a reaction from D.B. Andrus in The Culture of NOT Wearing A Mask   
    Not that I think this is the appropriate forum to discuss this, but I will only contribute this. I found this an interesting read, and was surprised by some of it. I'm not saying which side of the issue I'm on, just that this was thought provoking:
    https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/question-and-answers-hub/q-a-detail/q-a-on-covid-19-and-masks
     
    I'm out, good luck.
     
     
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    BiggTim got a reaction from Rick Griewski in Hasegawa P-40 kits.   
    You could always convert it to a Russian P-40E Klimov M-105 engine version!! (shameless plug for my conversion set)   There's only been one built so far, ever, so it would be very unique!
     
    Tim
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