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Terryd05/02/2012 13:50:08
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Hi All,
 
Some folk have just too much time and patience.
 
I came across this forum thread while researching my other hobby, railway modelling (not loco modelling). 45 pages and counting.  Even his prototype is a complete model. Although wholly plastic (sorry Wolfie) It is worth looking through the whole thread as the standard of modelling is almost breathtaking (as commented by several contributors) in it's overall complexity but it is the patience of the guy that strikes me. Like most of us here I have several models on the go at once but this guy appears to be so single minded.
 
Regards
 
Terry

Edited By Terryd on 05/02/2012 14:17:42

NJH05/02/2012 14:00:36
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I agree Terry
 
In the past I've heard some very negative comments from model engineers when " plastic models" are included at model engineering exhibitions. The complexity of some of these plastic exhibits and the skill, effort and time required in making them must be admired. The paint finish achived by good plastic modellers would put some otherwise excellent engineering models to shame. I like to see them.
 
Norman

Edited By NJH on 05/02/2012 14:01:06

David Clark 105/02/2012 16:11:35
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Hi There
Did we not all start out on plastic models after the Meccano?
regards David
 
 
JasonB05/02/2012 16:51:19
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Did they have plastic back then David
 
Yes I started with plastic kits, then an RC off road car, then Dad took me to an ME exhibition and you can guess the rest.
 
J
Richard Parsons05/02/2012 17:26:56
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I am afraid that I started with the cardboard Micromodels. I could buy a whole packet for 1/3d and that left me 3d to spend on other things. No sweeties they were on ‘ration’ in those days.
Rdgs
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Tel05/02/2012 19:04:14
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Posted by David Clark 1 on 05/02/2012 16:11:35:
Hi There
Did we not all start out on plastic models after the Meccano?
regards David
 
 

... and sneak an occasional one in even now, if we want to be honest!

wheeltapper05/02/2012 19:14:00
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Thanks for finding that,I just spent all sunday afternoon going through the entire post.
 
one word.....BRILLIANT.
 
Roy.
Stub Mandrel05/02/2012 19:30:09
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Very impressive indeed; ne must have the patience of a saint.
 
Poor choice of libation though.
 
Back in the 60s my pocket money was index-linked to the price of a Series 1 Arfix kit.
 
Neil
Terryd05/02/2012 20:56:29
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Posted by Stub Mandrel on 05/02/2012 19:30:09:
Very impressive indeed; ne must have the patience of a saint.
 
Poor choice of libation though.
 
Back in the 60s my pocket money was index-linked to the price of a Series 1 Arfix kit.
 
Neil
 
Hi Neil,
 
You must have been quite rich,
 
It took me several weeks of paper rounds to afford one of those (plus 5 Woodbines) . Mind you I can still remember trying to remove fingermarks from a Spitfire cockpit canopy.
 
Nostalgia ain't what it used to be

Regards

Terry
Terryd05/02/2012 20:56:32
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Sorry, double click, Doh!

Regards

Terry

Edited By Terryd on 05/02/2012 20:57:17

Mogens Kilde13/05/2012 08:03:37
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Hello Folks

 

An other outstanding model :

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/8lz1dX/:daRjUDTA:aQK7Zar6/www.ueba.com.br/hosted_pages/Incredible-Little-Mech-Sculpture/

 

Regards

Mogens

Edited By Mogens Kilde on 13/05/2012 08:04:35

_Paul_13/05/2012 10:47:17
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Posted by Terryd on 05/02/2012 20:56:29:
Posted by Stub Mandrel on 05/02/2012 19:30:09:
Very impressive indeed; ne must have the patience of a saint.
Poor choice of libation though.
Back in the 60s my pocket money was index-linked to the price of a Series 1 Arfix kit.
Neil
Hi Neil,
You must have been quite rich,
It took me several weeks of paper rounds to afford one of those (plus 5 Woodbines) . Mind you I can still remember trying to remove fingermarks from a Spitfire cockpit canopy.
Nostalgia ain't what it used to be
Regards
Terry

The Spitfire pilot was best painted with my older sisters tiny eyeliner brush....

Steve Garnett13/05/2012 11:51:29
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Posted by _Paul_ on 13/05/2012 10:47:17:

The Spitfire pilot was best painted with my older sisters tiny eyeliner brush....

And you have lived to tell the tale!

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