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Finnbar says: I used to know a guy who tattooed LOVE across his left knuckles, but didn't tattoo HATE on the other knuckles because he was right-handed and realised he couldn't finish. Ever run out of skills or inspiration halfway through a job?

(, Thu 24 Jun 2010, 12:32)
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Airfix helicopter
At the age of 16, I started building an Airfix Mi-24 Hind helicopter, with the intention of entering it into a sad-boys' model competition organised by the Air Cadets (Top prize: another, slightly larger, slightly more complicated Airfix kit)

It was a little bit harder than I anticipated. Quite a lot harder.

My enthusiasm for the project soon ran out, so I carefully packed it into a biscuit tin, taking it out every now and then for a dabble.

In fact, 28 years and three house moves later, this is what it looks like:

I'll finish the fucker if it kills me. Probably.

(The full nine yards on my doomed quest HERE)
(, Thu 24 Jun 2010, 12:55, 6 replies)
Hinds are AWESOME!!
I feel your pain too. I hardly ever finished any of these things when I used to buy them as a kid. Other than the massive Vulcan bomber I had hung from my ceiling.

God I was a geeky kid.
(, Thu 24 Jun 2010, 13:03, closed)
When I did finish these kits
My brother and I used them for "realistic" dogfights, which ended up with fireworks being shoved in the gubbins...
(, Thu 24 Jun 2010, 13:04, closed)
I had a V-bomber slung from my ceiling, too.
A Victor, in my case. I wanted a Vulcan, though...
(, Thu 24 Jun 2010, 13:06, closed)
I really wanted the Vulcan
Luckily my dad did too, so it was fairly easy to nag him into getting it for me.

The only other one I took a lot of pride in was a 1:48 Tornado, complete with working swing-wing,

I also used to 'fly' my models around my room. Main problem, I found, was that the transfers therefore came off from repeated handling and needed to be re-applied.
(, Thu 24 Jun 2010, 13:14, closed)
I hate that...
I clicked the link, I saw the photo and before I read anything I thought "Judging by the body side it must be a Hind".

Now this is why my missus thinks I am a total sadcase.!
(, Thu 24 Jun 2010, 14:43, closed)
Just explain that it's from
your years in Afghanistan fighting the Russians with the mujahadeen.
(, Thu 24 Jun 2010, 14:58, closed)

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