Saturday, 18th December 2021
Compliments of the season to my readers
|Here he is delivering my Christmas present|
Weather and other happenings have conspired against walking recently but modelling progresses steadily. Here are some illustrations for the Army Land Rover I am making..
|Instructions for basic chassis assembly|
|Now assembled - colour original plastic of kit|
|More chassis detail assembly and engine installation|
|Now primed and painted. Quite a lot of intricate work here|
Monday 29th November 2021
A while ago I made a model of the RAF Chipmunk trainer. I say I "made" but it was such an abysmal mess it has been put back in the box it came in. However, I have put that behind me and continuing with the theme of RAF trainers I have since made a Jet Provost, see photos below. It is a brave modeller who shows such photos which much enlarge reality showing all the imperfections. To illustrate how dramatic that can be see the the second photo and particularly if you click to enlarge you will see an overrun of black paint on the nose which in real life is almost imperceptible. I will be doing a little touch-up
I had discovered that Aldi were selling some of the Airfix 1/72 kits at £4.99 (Amazon current price £14.95) and that is how the Provost was sourced These kits even include the paints! I have said that I need to have a personal feeling and affinity with any models I make, and the same for subjects for the Photoshop paintings I have done. But, lured by such a bargain I also bought the Messerschmitt 109 and that is now nearing completion.
Lives of great men will remind us
We can make our lives sublime
And,departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time.
Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o’er life’s solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.
I saw a jolly hunter
With a jolly gun
Walking in the country
In the jolly sun.
In the jolly meadow
Sat a jolly hare.
Saw the jolly hunter.
Took jolly care.
Hunter jolly eager-
Sight of jolly prey.
Forgot gun pointing
Wrong jolly way.
Jolly hunter jolly head
Over heels gone.
Jolly old safety catch
Not jolly on.
Bang went the jolly gun.
Hunter jolly dead.
Jolly hare got clean away.
Jolly good, I said.
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