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Thommo

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  • Birthday 02/27/1964

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    WW2 aircraft models, triathlon, fishing, WW2 history

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  1. Our youngest works for the Australian Olympic Committee. In 2016 she covered the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang (South Korea). Controversially, our women's 2-person bobsled team (Jana Pittman and Astrid Radjenovic) did not get selected to attend by the Australian Sliding Sports Assoc. even though the AOC chose them to go. So I'm building her a 'what if they did go' diorama to go on her desk at work. .
  2. Lol ! Damn right. Meanwhile, here in Oz, some Muppet doctor gave two oldies in a nursing home four times the required vaccine dose. The result - nada, nothing, zippo, zero. Geez that vaccine is nasty!
  3. As I said, personal freedoms have limits. It's why we (and America) throw pedophiles, rapists & murderers in jail. Some of the personal freedom losses the big tough gun-totting guys are have a hissy fit about are just bloody soft - e.g mask wearing. It's wearing a little paper mask while out and about. They're not asking you to cut your balls off with a butter knife and hand them over to the government. And America pfftt? Haven't you blokes noticed the new world order? We're sticking it to China & that Zuckerberg dweep from down here. Soon you'l
  4. My American friend says the same. All hung up about losing his personal freedoms. Freedom is fine, as long as you realise there are limits to personal freedom.
  5. When do personal freedoms have to run second to taking one for the team? I'm a bit sick of the personal freedom card getting played all the time. Sometimes, it's not all about you.
  6. Nope, it only just landed on our shores yesterday here in Oz. Front line workers get it first. We will be way down the list. Hardly any cases here anyway, though the state of Victoria goes into lockdown every time someone sneezes. Very interesting differences here between state governments (Labor = lockdown at will, Coalition = far less prone to blanket lockdowns). Must be terrible to be a small hospitality business in some states here - whether you can open or not is a day to day proposition. Hopefully the vaccine will end all this - though I guarantee the virus wi
  7. Finished. Used some 1.5mm polycarbonate sheet to make a protective cylinder to keep the dust out. Next trick is to get it to Sydney in one piece to deliver it to our daughter. 2039698220_FinalVideo.mp4
  8. Iwata HP-CP Full strip, once per year maybe (but have never removed any of the teflon seals). Put a bit of Iwata lubricant on the trigger and valve mechanisms. Trigger has been known to get sticky. Once I put some tissue paper with lacquer thinner into the back of it and cleaned all the way down to the needle packing seal. Was a bit of grey gunk in there. Remove the needle, the fine needle tip and its covers and clean them probably every 20 spraying sessions. Put some hairs on a paint brush down the tiny needle tip nozzle to clean it. Sometimes I need t
  9. The fragile console bits have a bit more structural strength now with the installation of the decking & 'interior tree limb thingys???'
  10. Yup, only building an inside the Tardis scene. Central console well advanced, contains a blue & flashing green LED which will run off a 9V battery. Still lots of tubes going everywhere to be added over console. Now wrestling with the upper & lower deck structures. was going to insert pics from Imagur but does not seem to work like it did ???????
  11. Building a 10th Dr Who diorama for my eldest daughter who is a big Dr Who/David Tennant fan. Will eventually be the Dr inside the Tardis. Might add a few other characters.
  12. This might have been posted before? Anyhow..... Qantas are in a world of hurt atm due to Covid, just like all airlines. Major staff layoffs. Even domestic flights severely curtailed due to border closures between states here in Oz. Very sad state of affairs. Last night they announced their 30yr sponsorship of the Australian Wallabies Rugby Union team would cease (though that might be as much about the Wallabies being sh*t recently as it is financial 😉. Maybe they will go and sponsor the NZ AllBlacks!). Qantas Airlines: Repair Division Thought thi
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