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Re: The Hobby Thread

Postby D41 » 10 Mar 2020, 05:54

That crab sure is a long way from home.
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Re: The Hobby Thread

Postby Rossgo » 21 Mar 2020, 09:08

Kwacky wrote:Will do
Cheers Kwacky.

Haven't been on for a while, work and other bits and pieces have taken over.

Have you got back your phone yet?

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Re: The Hobby Thread

Postby Kwacky » 21 Mar 2020, 09:26

No. Still using my old one. Supplies of parts are slow reaching the UK. It's a Chinese phone.
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Re: The Hobby Thread

Postby Rossgo » 21 Mar 2020, 09:47

Ahh right I see mate. Yea it's not good at the moment. Fingers crossed it won't take too much long to get back to you

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Re: The Hobby Thread

Postby Rossgo » 21 Mar 2020, 09:53

As I've had to self isolate I've been working on my BF109 1:32 scale

Haven't got too far with it but here it is so far. Needs more work. Then can fit it togetherImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: The Hobby Thread

Postby Rossgo » 24 Mar 2020, 09:55

Cockpit done!ImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: The Hobby Thread

Postby D41 » 24 Mar 2020, 12:11

That's VERY impressive, Rossgo....you really went to town on the level of detail in that. I wish I had your level of talent & patience.

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Re: The Hobby Thread

Postby Rossgo » 25 Mar 2020, 08:33

Thanks D - I going to start the engine soon. Fingers crossed that comes out as well as I expect!

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Re: The Hobby Thread

Postby D41 » 25 Mar 2020, 13:16

You might give some thought to selling your models, mate. There's a small market for them, but your work is right up there at the high end of the spectrum---you'd do very well.
I've sold a few in the past, but just because I don't like the clutter, and just for the $30 or so it takes to buy another kit. And I've bought one or two as well...for inspiration as much as anything.
Something to think about.
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Re: The Hobby Thread

Postby Rossgo » 26 Mar 2020, 08:16

Never really thought about it to be honest D as pro modellers are crazy good. Might be a good idea just to free up some space though when I do need too. Didn't realise there would be a market for that to be honest

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Re: The Hobby Thread

Postby Blade » 03 Apr 2020, 09:20

I like watches and its become a bit of a hobby. Been after a Tudor for a while. The original Heritage Black Bay, nick named the ETA Smiley is now discontinued and starting to become collectable and appreciate in value so thought I get one. Really pleased with it (y) Nice tribute to the original Tudor Submariners.

The white gold used on the hands and markers instead of the usual rose gold makes it look quite unquie for a Tudor and there are some other nice features like the use of the traditional Rose logo, a slimmer case, oyster bracelet and a different movement which are all seen by collectors as classic Tudor.

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Re: The Hobby Thread

Postby Cav » 03 Apr 2020, 09:24

I love watches and my Wife does not understand why. There's something beautiful about the craftsmanship involved, the balance of the details and the proportions of shapes, sizes and materials.
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Re: The Hobby Thread

Postby Blade » 03 Apr 2020, 09:31

Cheers Cav (y) Think your above comments nailed it, and my wife doesnt get it either :?

Ironically a 5 pound Casio from Argos will keep better time but it's not simply about accuracy it's about the appreciation, craftsmanship, materials, proportions, heritage it's a feeling rather than a physical thing. Hard to explain. I think your into watches or your not.
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Re: The Hobby Thread

Postby Perkles » 03 Apr 2020, 09:38

awesome I do love a classic Rolex
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Re: The Hobby Thread

Postby Blade » 03 Apr 2020, 09:46

Perkles wrote:awesome I do love a classic Rolex


Cheers Perkles. The Black Bay was the watch that really relaunched Tudor back in 2010 and established them as a watch company in there own right instead of always being associated as part of Rolex. These days people will appreciate a Tudor rather than having to explain the whole Rolex thing.

Saying that the oyster bracelet is identical to my mates Sea Dweller just a different clasp. The case is also identical to a submariner just a different crown, so still obvious links to Rolex which is no bad thing as there hardly sh1t watches (giggle)
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Re: The Hobby Thread

Postby Cav » 03 Apr 2020, 09:58

Dude.. what camera did you use for that photo? I was on my phone before but just opened the image on the laptop.. it's actually in focus so I don't believe it's a phone image!
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Re: The Hobby Thread

Postby Blade » 03 Apr 2020, 10:04

Yep used my phone, point and shoot. I have no photography skills what so ever (blush)

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Re: The Hobby Thread

Postby Cav » 03 Apr 2020, 10:09

Is that an S10?
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Re: The Hobby Thread

Postby Blade » 03 Apr 2020, 10:12

Yes, takes good pictures (y)
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Re: The Hobby Thread

Postby Cav » 03 Apr 2020, 10:17

I'm disappointed with mine. It's really difficult to get a good shot. I've even been onto Samsung Support for it but it's crap. I'm outside the 30 day period to get a hassle-free exchange too.
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