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Daryl

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Re: Cut and Stick -if you are old enough!
« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2006, 12:49:31 PM »

In the club I belong to we have 5 juinors out of a membership of 40, which is quite good and by the sound of things far abouve the average.

We often get local kids turn up on bikes and ask questions like ' how fast does it go' and anything with a gun ' is that the Bismark' or with out a gun 'is that the Titanic'. We do try to explain but usually they look baffled and zoom off when we mwntion how much our models cost and how long it took to build them.

Pity about Airfix.

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« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2006, 08:03:57 AM »

Daryl- lucky you! At my club we have had in total 42 members (average age was about 61!) and two Juniors. My son was one of them. About the Airfix-case I am sorry as I remember that my modeling-life started with their kits, as well as Revell, Matchbox and others. Pity, when I have got them all ready I hung them up on the celing and it looked like the battle of Britain.
But these kits had been a very good start for the beginners- it seems to me like another chance gets lost for catching up fresh blood to the hobby.
And I often ask myself: What will happen to our models if we disappear? Better I don`t mind too much....  :-\

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« Reply #27 on: September 04, 2006, 05:42:17 PM »

My airfix etc kits that i built niegh on uuummmggghh years ago, adorn my youngest ceiling, a mix of bi-planes and ww2 and a lightning, he takes no notice though, more interested in the playstation. :-\
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« Reply #28 on: September 04, 2006, 06:00:38 PM »

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And I often ask myself: What will happen to our models if we disappear?

Our models, if they are any good, will probably long outlive us.... :-[
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« Reply #29 on: September 05, 2006, 08:27:13 AM »

Colin, wouldn`t start a bet on that!
A club-member of mine had won a several national and international trophys, some excellent built boats. They all had been kept under a glass-cabinet and his both sons had known about their value and all the work behind.
Anyway- he passed away and two or three years later they had been found in the bin. Thrown away, no more value- out of sight, out of mind. Sad but true- and both sons had been modelers too!
Though we had taken them and refurbished it for the club (of course you`ll never reach their original appearance, lots of items missing), to be kept in the clubhouse.
Though- don`t start a bet if our models will overlife us......

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« Reply #30 on: September 05, 2006, 09:02:51 AM »

That's tragic   :'( :'( :'(
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« Reply #31 on: September 05, 2006, 09:35:24 AM »

It`s not the hobby itself- probably I am wrong if I say: There is a lot of philosophy behind the modeling. It`s a kind of..... lifestyle?

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Daryl

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« Reply #32 on: September 05, 2006, 12:53:02 PM »

The firm I work for ( should that be attend!) thinks modellers are an excentric bunch. All I can say is exentricity runs in my family..... It galloped towrds me!!

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« Reply #33 on: September 05, 2006, 01:07:43 PM »

Daryl, so I was told by my boos. He takes me as an introverted, loopy modelaholic  ::)..... and his hobby is..... PARAGLIDING!  ;D

Life is very relative- isn`t it?  ;D  ;D  ;D
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« Reply #34 on: September 05, 2006, 01:13:30 PM »

.... I completely agree with you Daryl! Except my so called work colleagues think its a joke playing with trains and model boats at my age, but then narrow minded people do have that problem with anything outside their normal scope of wisdom and vision! (Heavy man!  :D)

Nor do I mind 'excentric' - to be honest, I probably wear that well, even at work - being in sales! (and as do quite a few of us I would guess - in fact I would think its harder not to be!  ;D )
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« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2006, 01:31:56 PM »

Excentricity is the power of modeling- or so..... (oh dear- another philosophic statement)  ;D ;D
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« Reply #36 on: September 05, 2006, 02:31:30 PM »

That reminds me....

The crank-throws give the double-bass; the feed-pump sobs an' heaves:
An' now the main eccentrics start their quarrel on the sheaves.

Now who knows where that comes from?  ;)
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« Reply #37 on: September 06, 2006, 12:57:27 AM »

McAndrew's Hymn - Kipling - I think.

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« Reply #38 on: September 06, 2006, 07:21:00 AM »

.... I do believe he's correct - trouble is, I could never understand it as the whole damn thing's in Scottish!  :D
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« Reply #39 on: September 06, 2006, 07:50:36 AM »

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McAndrew's Hymn - Kipling - I think.

Full marks Rick - just goes to show culture is still alive in the model boating fraternity.

Yes, Brian, I know it's in Scottish but you have to admit it's got rhythm!
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« Reply #40 on: September 06, 2006, 09:50:23 AM »

Kipling isn't culture - it's like Gilbert & Sullivan: a religion!
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« Reply #41 on: September 06, 2006, 10:12:42 AM »

A "Black Adder"?  :D
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Daryl

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Re: Cut and Stick -if you are old enough!
« Reply #42 on: September 06, 2006, 12:33:17 PM »

But he does make excedingly good cakes !!!!

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« Reply #43 on: September 06, 2006, 01:14:42 PM »

.... an he wrote exceedingly good poetry (in English sometimes too!  ;D )

                                The strength of twice three thousand horse
                                That serve the one command;
                                The hand that heaves the headlong force,
                                The hate that backs the hand:
                                The doom-bolt in the darkness freed,
                                The mine that splits the main;
                                The white-hot wake, the 'wildering speed--
                                The Choosers of the Slain!

Now then Colin - this one has rythym!! Its also an anthem that suits me better... final verse of 'The Destroyers' of 1898 vintage!



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« Reply #44 on: September 06, 2006, 07:48:32 PM »

I'd also recommend "Their Lawful Occasions", a story about Naval manoeuvres on board an 1890s torpedo boat.

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« Reply #45 on: September 06, 2006, 10:07:30 PM »

I do like a lot of Kipling's writings although not everything.

I saw a pre WW1 cartoon once. A young man and his girl gazing soulfully into each other's eyes.

He : Do you like Kipling?

She: I don't know darling, I've never Kippled.  :D
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« Reply #46 on: September 06, 2006, 10:23:50 PM »

Hello all, my thanks go to Rick F and Colin Bishop for introducing me to a most moving piece of poetry. If like me you'd never heard of it the try http://www.kipling.org.uk/poems_mcandrew.htm and readit through in a guid Scots accent I'm sure you'll manage. It really is an inspired poem. Once again thank you gentlemen

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« Reply #47 on: September 06, 2006, 11:13:47 PM »

That's great Red Hamish. I'd not read it for a while myself until this thread reminded me, it is indeed a moving piece which is evocative of the glory days of steamships and which contains a lot of technical accuracy too. Other favourites of mine are "Sussex" which is my favourite county (and just down the road!) plus "Mandalay", "Danny Deever" and "The Land".
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« Reply #48 on: September 06, 2006, 11:44:17 PM »

We've travelled a long way from the Health and Safety Police to "Barrack-Room Ballads", haven't we?
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« Reply #49 on: September 07, 2006, 08:09:52 AM »


... Thanks for the suggestion Rick, I'll chase that one up and have a look!  ;)

My own Kipling favourites are 'the Destroyers' as mentioned above (eh, 6,000 hp (!) and Kipling was impressed - wonder what he would have thought of the Destroyer that took his name 40 years or so later - 6 times plus that hp!)

Also Gunga Din... and Mandalay - both my Father's favourites (who introduced me to Kipling) - my Father served in the RAF in Burma at the close of WWII, hence Mandalay being a favourite.... I've still got his Flying Log Book (RCAF!) Aircraft Recognition 'folder' and also his copy of 'Barrack Room Ballads'.

Sorry Colin - think I said to you before, but my favourite county has to be Devon!

Cheers, Brian
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