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Izzy Madd

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About Izzy Madd

  • Birthday 08/02/1966

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    Between the eyes
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    Shoot from the hip
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    http://Hide the body well
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    And clean the blood up. It stains
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    Then deny all knowledge
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    And your secrets safe with me. Unless I get blamed

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    Saturn, or it could be Mars‽ no it's definitely Pluto via the trap door in my padded cell.
  • Interests
    Being eccentric.

    For those more observant of you. I've just had a promotion and therefore had the old padded cell revamped complete with hidden trap door. Just don't tell the guards as they've not noticed yet.

    So any bad spellings or strange insults are purely deliberate unless you know me well enough to know I dont know the difference.

    And hunting down that darn Cap'n Flint...

    And ignoring the laws of physics. As I didn't write em.

    As that covers just about everything what else can I say

    And if you don't believe me I'll willingly discuss everything from Quantum Physics to Homer Simpson to Da Vinci to Yogi Bear.

    Me and Yogi are best buddies, along with Leo DV, but Yogi cheats at poker. As does Einstien so we don't allow him to play. Yogi's ok as he's useless even when he cheats.

    Grand master of the ancient martial art of Ecky Thump

    And taking on too many builds at once...

    Ongoing builds,

    Cutty Sark Revell 1/350 (Mini Nannie)
    Cutty Sark Airfix 1/130 (Big Sis)
    Will (Everard) Billings 1/65 but with wooden bottom, because I can

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  1. Hi folks trouble is back. I use the bottom from a plastic soda bottle. Then I have five wells, one for PVA, PVA and water, soapy water, CA and acetone, in one place and they don't fall over. And the sides make good windows at a push. I also use the cap as a well if I only need one glue pot.
  2. Trying to remember the location of my hidden trap door. As its too well hidden.

  3. While I'm on forced go slow on building. In case you might not have noticed it doesn't mean I'm not able to stick my oar in here.
  4. Ahoy fellow squirrels, Whilst I'm annoying half the crew of this global ship I might as well annoy some more. Now don't take this wrong I'm not criticising in any way. Just trying to understand different lines of thought My question is about the phrase "scratch built" Now technically anyone who alters the model from the kit is then scratch building all be it more kit bashing. But it's just degrees. And I would like to know how do you decide if it's kit bashed or scratch built is it percentage. And if so is that by weight or volume... Now my real question is. Surely scratch
  5. Ahoy there one and all. Now I know I'm more than a loaf short of a picnic. And got more loose screws than a bucket of bolt. But have I imagined it. Or what. As a former cabinetmaker and all round wood butcher. I know that unle you like your wood with splits in it. In exterior conditions where it is likely to get some excess moisture on it. That unles there is no choice you only put ONE fixing in the plank. I THINK I've read the same as regards ships decking. Which lets face it get a tad damp at times. So why is it everyone is imitation at least two fixings. On each plank.
  6. Hi, He's not just letting me have the instructions but a full set of plans which he's doing specially. So I'd say a great chap.
  7. Ahoy there, Just a little snippet of info for anyone who wants it. I've just learnt that if you need info about a Billing model. The best contact is not the Danish site as that's now defunct and running on auto. Or the English one But here agesofsail@gmail.com As I've just been after a set of plans and they are sending me a set ASAP. And that's from an email sent last night. Not only useful but fast. Hope this helps someone
  8. Is it just me or does anyone else have problems getting acrylic paint to stay on the model. I understand that grease needs to be removed before painting. No problemo. But when it's been drying/curing for over a month and I come to "touch up" parts. And I end up with more missing paint stuck to my fingers than was on the model before I started is taking the wee wee. How are you spposed to hold the blooming thing if the paint stick more to me than the model. Somebody please help. What am I doing wrong. And don't say holding it. Or I'll send the parrot around. And she's not in
  9. Hi, Thanks Greg the peg A double update as regards blackening. The copper I consider a failure as putting out in the rain would be quicker, here at least. Not so sure in Aussie.:-). But the brass has had a while longer and now the colour is ideal and doesn't rub of on totally uncleaned brass both rubbed down and untouched. As one of the wheels was rubbed down the other straight out of the box. I realise it may take longer than the chemicals sold for the job. But if you've got parts you know you want black. You know it at the start. So start the dip then then when you are read
  10. Hi, Thanks Mobbsie, as it happens it's ended 3 and a half hours ago but I'm being taken out for a meal with the family today‽ so I'll still be celebrating. As its the last one before the big 50. You never know my mental age might even get into double figure. but then again perhaps not its too boring being grown up.
  11. I'm afraid I'm on very strict orders to sort out my store before starting anything at a all. But part of the reason is the fact that I managed to get hold of 4kilos of various block. All wood all mixed. But I've now got enough blocks that are decent quality to kit out half the navy. I must admit I am very eager to start as I've managed to get a source of very accurate info from someone associated with NRG. And it's shows some very big differences. Most of which I'm hopeful of incorporating. I'm not allowed to show any of the images but I'll be sure and state when I've used them. I think they m
  12. Ahoy again. As its been so long since my last post. I thought I'd give you another top tip from the other side of sanity. Are you trying to get that perfect finish on those hull planks or decking. But that woods not palming fair and there are holes and grooves where that horrible grain is. Well worry not. I have the solution and it doesn't involve paint. If you need to fill small grain rips or plucks. So as to get a smooth finish without hiding the grain. You need three things some varnish. Any will do but I find alcohol based works best. Such as sanding sealer. Some thinn
  13. Ahoy there one and all. An update on the update I never posted just to update you. If your still following me. HOW.? When I removed most of the brass it had considerable amounts of the dreaded CA over it which I could have left in the Detol for a month but I decided to speed things up a bit. And so threw them all in a load of acetone. For a couple of days. Tenderises it lovely with a bit of gravy... This then had its own unexpected effect. It removed a lot of the blackness. So as they were multi coloured. Back in the Detol they went. I'm pleased to say that they went even black
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