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Modelling mojo and state of mind


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Sertraline, Thyroxine, Steroxol, Tamulosin, Forixga, and beer.  Don't recommend the conditions that will lead to your GP prescribing these, but unreservedly recommend beer...

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11 hours ago, durham light infantry said:

This is my church, this is where I heal my hurt. (CopyrightMaxi Jazz) but it so right.

 

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Wonderful. That looks like a place where you could actually find things (including yourself)!

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I have a list of jobs including finding a leak underneath the bath that needed doing today but I sacked it off in favour of doing stuff to the railway...

I’ll deal with all of that stuff tomorrow now as I feel relaxed having done enjoyable things today on the spur of the moment.

I mean it’s been leaking for a while now and I have worked hard this week so having a day off to relax was a good plan.

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Today started well, I had a very stiff back & shoulders after gardening & cycling at the weekend. I was overdue a massage from my osteopath lady. She did a really good workout on the back and right arm I damaged 6 years ago. great.

 

On the way home I stopped to look at the condition of a river bridge I have some responsibility for (as trustee of a railway group). Stumbled on the river bank, fell backwards & put my left hand down. 6 hours later it feels like its in a bed of nettles, stinging & buzzing, I’ve injured the nerves. ! 

 

And signs of corrosion under the bridge, from road salt and flooding. 

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The sunnier weather hasn't improved my mojo, sad to say. A lot of smaller parts for the scratch building work continues to arrive, which is good. At least, I think it's good.... I determined right from the off that there will be NO modelling until the shed is completed. Sure, I'm collecting bits, but not putting them together. It does get me down, but the self-control is vital.

 

I'd show some pictures of the shed project, but I managed to smash the 'phone yesterday... AARgh! Still, another2 weeks, and the second jab takes place. I haven't been in a pub since granny was a lad.... Do they still accept Florins? 

 

Keep with it, folks,

Ian. 

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In general I am feeling Ok and the sun and walks are helping. Unfortunately not so as far as my railway activities are concerned, sadly my motivation has gone and I feel rather as a football manager must feel with their team bottom of the league by umpteen points, only two or three matches left in the season and the sack looming.

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I've finally started getting my mojo back as I've returned to finishing off my Revell Saturn V, painting over the mistakes I made and heaven forbid, gluing stuff on :jester:  I've noticed from watching tv programmes that the pandemic and lockdown has made a lot of people wary of going outside and meeting others, they feel they've lost the ability to interact with people.

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So I've been told that my new job isn't working out and 5 months in they've decided to part ways. Sometimes you think things are working out fine then bang, someone takes it all away again. Thankfully it seems like my previous boss will take me back. Its proper crap though as I was enjoying it.

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If your modelling mojo has completely deserted you my advice is,.... buy Airfix kit. Choose something you did when you were a kid, even better. I remembered doing the Saturn V as an 11 year old, ( I see Jools has been similarly inspired) For me the Blower Bentley, a Shorts Sunderland, a Spitfire, Schools class loco and the SRN4 hovercraft would all work. All will take you back years and remind you why you like making models.

Cheers

David

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7 minutes ago, David Bell said:

If your modelling mojo has completely deserted you my advice is,.... buy Airfix kit. Choose something you did when you were a kid, even better. I remembered doing the Saturn V as an 11 year old, ( I see Jools has been similarly inspired) For me the Blower Bentley, a Shorts Sunderland, a Spitfire, Schools class loco and the SRN4 hovercraft would all work. All will take you back years and remind you why you like making models.

Cheers

David

Funny you should say that David. Around Christmas time I bought a handful of Revell kits and started building them. Spurred me on to do some wagon kits and before I knew it, had the old mojo back and Glencoe took flight properly. 
 

 

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I must admit that my modelling has stalled, mainly due to health and family issues.  I think I’ll be getting back in the saddle once the doctors finally decide which painkillers to give me to reduce the crippling pain in my back.

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50 minutes ago, Eddie R v2.0 said:

Funny you should say that David. Around Christmas time I bought a handful of Revell kits and started building them. Spurred me on to do some wagon kits and before I knew it, had the old mojo back and Glencoe took flight properly. 
 

 

And you are making a great job of Glencoe. I follow it with interest.

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It turns out I am doing it the other way round. My Gauge 3 diorama of Embo will feature two plastic 1.24 kits. A Bedford truck and a little grey Ferguson tractor. I will likely do these last after i have made the diorama and the train that goes on it

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2 hours ago, David Bell said:

If your modelling mojo has completely deserted you my advice is,.... buy Airfix kit. Choose something you did when you were a kid, even better. I remembered doing the Saturn V as an 11 year old, ( I see Jools has been similarly inspired) For me the Blower Bentley, a Shorts Sunderland, a Spitfire, Schools class loco and the SRN4 hovercraft would all work. All will take you back years and remind you why you like making models.

Cheers

David

My mojo seems to have deserted me again, but I will second this advice as last year I dug out several part-made Airfix kits from well over 30 years ago and actually finished one, possibly for the first time ever......  Perhaps when the weather "stabilises", I'll set up outside.  I liked modelling outside.

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Doesn't take much to take mine away, but I think at the moment I an concerned about some professional matters which is spilling over.  I'm in the middle of an end of course assessment which is pushing all sorts of buttons and I have a change in role coming up which is frankly daunting for me though a massive opportunity too.

 

I've been doing my current role with a number of companies for 20 years now, but soon I will be joining the proper 'professional' coders and it's a bit scary for an old codger like myself who was self taught - this is impostor syndrome in full swing.  The assessment I am currently doing has already made me think hard about what I know, have had to learn very quickly about securing a web page for public use over the safety of intranet sites.

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My modelling mojo is at a low ebb, because I'm busy doing other jobs that will help it in the long run (converted the loft to store things safely, then bought a new shed so I can separate my tools, materials etc from the gardening stuff, and theoretically make it easier to get to).

 

I've also found that doing a project that's a bit different and 'out there' is helping; having done the Cakebox and the Seaside miniature railway for competitions, and with a load of half-made garden railway projects on the boil, I was getting a bit stalled with railway modelling.  But me and my Eldest are doing a joint project based on "The Iron Giant" by Ted Hughes (just for the fun of it really), so I'm doing a model of said metal man which equates to about 2ft tall in 1/32nd; different, a bit wierd, and it turns out very fun for being a break from the norm, more like the sort of model-making I used to do at Uni :)

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First time tonight I have sat at my worktable for a good few weeks.. just not had the chance and to a degree the inclination to do any modelling.

 

In mid-April I quite quickly came into possession of a large quantity of slide transparency boxes, mostly the twin 50 slide boxes that Jessops used to make x120, along with 3 of the 80 slide carousels plus 10 stack boxes that each hold 500 slides I think. To cut a long-story short it was either rescue them and cart them home or potentially they would have been disposed of. Still got load more to collect at some point soon. Plus I arranged to purchase 20 of my favourite ever wagons from my friends widow too. So that side-tracked me somewhat especially finding room for the stack of slide boxes yikes.

 

So tonight I tidied up my work table so that has made things a lot better. The MEA to SJA conversions of the Bachmann wagons are pretty much complete, the Accurascale PCA is in process of changing from STS version to Blue Circle version, POA to PSAs in hand just need to restart those but need to strip the paint off the now shortened height bodies, so they will need dunking in jar of superstrip if it is still potent enough.

 

So all in all feel better in a way just tidying up. Oh and a nice OO twin van model on its way from Cornwall using some birthday money.

 

My blog on here way out of date too oh well.

 

Cheers Paul

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So to follow up on losing my job a couple of weeks back, it looks like I'm going to be getting my previous job back. Pay isn't as good but its enough to see me through. Gives me space to think about my next step at least. Anyone got a decent paying job going that involves paying me to drink beer and watch trains?

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On 27/05/2021 at 20:31, Coldgunner said:

So to follow up on losing my job a couple of weeks back, it looks like I'm going to be getting my previous job back. Pay isn't as good but its enough to see me through. Gives me space to think about my next step at least. Anyone got a decent paying job going that involves paying me to drink beer and watch trains?


Sign me up for that :P.  I’d love to have my old job back as a bus driver but that’s not going to happen after my stroke in 2018 and diagnosis of MS last year.

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