Asthmatic Camel's Nerdy Modelling Thread.

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Asthmatic Camel's Nerdy Modelling Thread.

Post by asthmatic camel » Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:31 am

As opposed to NBL-type modelling, just to clarify, and separate from the Fag-o-Cycling thread which, while nerdy, is not quite this nerdy.

Some of you will be aware that, with dotage rapidly approaching, I have resurrected my boyhood passion for modelling so feel free to post anything remotely relevant, (NBLs included), here.

ed showed some interest in the N gauge Mallard I picked up on eBay and I finally got to try it out on Saturday night. Imagine my joy :) when it immediately worked and subsequent despair :cry: when it proceeded to throw both its traction tyres, one of which became firmly jammed in the wheels and piston rods, not to be easily removed. Urgent remedial surgery was required.

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I'm delighted to report that the elderly patient survived and is making progress.

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Re: Asthmatic Camel's Nerdy Modelling Thread.

Post by ed » Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:51 am

Any sort of model, ac?
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:00 am

Just subscribed to your channel

Still subscribed to your other channel :)
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Re: Asthmatic Camel's Nerdy Modelling Thread.

Post by Witness » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:00 am

asthmatic camel wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:31 am
anything remotely relevant, (NBLs included)
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Re: Asthmatic Camel's Nerdy Modelling Thread.

Post by asthmatic camel » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:06 am

ed wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:51 am
Any sort of model, ac?
Oh, any old sort will do, I'm not fussy. :)
Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.

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Post by asthmatic camel » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:07 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
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Just subscribed to your channel

Still subscribed to your other channel :)
I'd forgotten I have two. (It's my age.)
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Re: Asthmatic Camel's Nerdy Modelling Thread.

Post by asthmatic camel » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:26 am

Acquisitions to date, (not including track, rolling stock, transformers, etc, etc), 00 gauge "41 Squadron" and "Royal Scots Fusilier", N gauge "Boadicea", "LMS 1118" and "Mallard". All now thoroughly cleaned, serviced and working and going safely back in their boxes until I've finished turning the loft into a more pleasant place to spend time and got some track layed, (and replenished my savings account.) One more beauty is due to arrive this week after a nail-biting, last-minute bidding war on eBay. :)

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Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.

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Post by ed » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:44 am

Here is a model of Mons Meg that I bought from some guy in Scotland. It has an interesting story associated with it but it (the story) evokes memories of "turds" and "punchbowls" so I will forbear.
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Like the two N gauge locos.
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Post by asthmatic camel » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:01 pm

Oooh, Oooh, look what arrived!

A Hammant & Morgan Safety Minor transformer, even older than the one I already had!

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But does it work?

Yup. Not bad for £14.99. :)

Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.

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Post by shuize » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:44 pm

Witness wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:00 am
asthmatic camel wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:31 am
anything remotely relevant, (NBLs included)
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I live to serve. (Red for sparks, of course.) :mrgreen:

Not nerdy enough. More glasses, less shirt.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:11 pm

In that last video, it look like you're torturing it.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:16 pm



Shows my own memory is not 100%, though I don't attribute that to age.

I coulda sworn there was a can of Irn Bru in there somewhere.
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Re: Asthmatic Camel's Nerdy Modelling Thread.

Post by Witness » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:37 pm

shuize wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:44 pm
Not nerdy enough. More glasses, less shirt.
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See? No shirt. :mrgreen:

I won't indulge in nerd, we have AC and ed for that. :evil:

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Post by asthmatic camel » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:16 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:11 pm
In that last video, it look like you're torturing it.
Even nerds enjoy a little S&M from time to time. :)
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Post by sparks » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:01 am

Witness wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:00 am
asthmatic camel wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:31 am
anything remotely relevant, (NBLs included)
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Post by asthmatic camel » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:44 am

ed, I'm going to trigger your atavistic urges, here. :twisted:



Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.

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Post by ed » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:39 am

My god. Amazing stuff. Have you seen the WW2 recreations?
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Post by Giz » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:46 pm

Nice going AC!

For myself, having small kids has meant dramatically less free evenings/ weekends so I have replaced a lot of the shooting competitions and board games playing with restarting warhammer 40k (which I’d stopped playing ~25 years before). Generally doing a bit of painting/modeling/conversions each night after everyone is asleep.

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Post by Witness » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:35 am

Some hippie style?

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Post by Giz » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:13 am

That is hardly a nerdy model!

These are nerdy models: the blood angels high command!

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