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  1. Oh goodie, a Matchbox kit, my favourite. Great start on all the extra detailing. I made this one OOB with my nephew over a week on Xmas hols once:
  2. Yeah Mike - I think I'm in denial at being the wrong side of 50!
  3. Actually, the ER Drs/nurses were just going to send me home in a sling and said it will heal on it's own in 6wks. But from the Xray, I could see it was displaced, and would never heal quite right, so insisted on seeing the orthopedic surgeon (who is a friend of ours - the benefits of living in the country), and he said "80-90% chance it would heal in a sling, but if it were my shoulder I'd get it plated). As I do a lot of swimming & gyming for fitness, I wanted to maximise the chances of being able to swim pain-free again! Yes, the OS also said nice clean break with no bits of bone floating about. Compared to other cyclists plated collar bones, he seems to have gone heavy on the screws (11 of them - most have 6-8) but hopefully that will stabilise it more. And here is the video of the crash from my rear-facing Fly6 camera....on the easiest bloody part of the track - pathetic!
  4. When your other hobbies get you hurt. Crashed the mountain bike on Sunday, surgery Tuesday, supposed to be fly-fishing in NZ in 2 weeks....but it's not my rod arm I broke, so still hopeful of doing a little, though much less & tamer than planned (easy lake shores only).
  5. Jadotville Fouga Magister 1/48

    Good idea - will experiment with that first.
  6. Worst kit box art?

    Winner, Winner, chicken dinner !
  7. Jadotville Fouga Magister 1/48

    The base dio is progressing. Just a few more items to build, paint & add & it'll be done....though I am thinking of sanding off the varnish on the wooden edges of the base & staining it a darker colour. What are the chances of getting through that without busting something
  8. Jadotville Fouga Magister 1/48

    Scratched up some work benches and wheel stops.
  9. Jadotville Fouga Magister 1/48

    Thanks mate. I've got more to add to the base, some work benches and bits of the model (engine, covers etc) not affixed, plus I think I might add a mechanic. Will be in your beautiful part of the world in Feb & again in April chasing those fantastic NZ brown trout on fly. Still keeping my eyes out for jobs in NZ so I can move there!
  10. Jadotville Fouga Magister 1/48

    Started work on the base.
  11. Cod season started December 1 ! I'm tying all my own flies these days for trout, cod, bass and carp. Very satisfying catching fish on your own creations, even if they are a lot rougher than the pristine shop-bought models. The fish don't seem to care.
  12. Kinetic 1/48 F/a-18C

    Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow........that is brilliant work Harry. Glad the fire didn't get you hobby room!
  13. Jadotville Fouga Magister 1/48

    Calling the aircraft done now after adding canopies, radar loops, antenna and fasteners for nose cover. Had some serious struggles, esp. due to failed Alclad Primer, but quite pleased with the final result. Next to build diorama and scratch up a few benches etc. to hold the bits....but will have a little rest first!
  14. Jadotville Fouga Magister 1/48

    Thanks Walt, high praise indeed. Compared to Wardogs super-detailed effort, I'm way behind, but given some of the paint & fit dramas I've had with this, I'm quite pleased with how it is turning out. Gotta knock some of that fluff off the around the '92' that the camera shows - that is from the piece of t-shirt I use to handle it and will brush right off.