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Bill Bailey is a comedy genius…and a pretty good musician
In Soviet Russia……
july stash, a set on Flickr.
Growing Stash from these holidays- I spend too much money when left to my own devices!
MG Smoked Clear RX 78-2
1/1 Real Grade Construction Set
ANA 1/144 (still to come)
All sets are 'rare' and quite hard to get outside of Japan so Im quite happy with myself
Storm Damage, a set on Flickr.
Property Damage from the 5/7/11. Got off pretty lightly in the 'hurricane strength winds' (according to the news). Pity the tree didnt fall 2 meters more to the left as I could use a new car!
Read this in the paper today at the obstetricians today…made me giggle!
World champions, Finland's Taisto Miettinen and Kristiina Haapanen
A Finnish pair have won the country's annual wife-carrying competition for the third year in a row, organisers said on Saturday.
Taisto Miettinen and Kristiina Haapanen defended their title in front of 6,500 spectators who turned out to watch the celebrated event in Sonkajarvi.
The 46-year-old lawyer, his partner's legs wrapped around his head, sprinted 253 metres, leaping hurdles and negotiating a water pool along the way, all in a time of one minute.
Less than a second behind them were Estonian rivals Alar Voogla and Kristi Viltrop while a Lithuanian couple came third.
The competition has its roots in the legend of local bandit Herkko Rosvo-Ronkainen who lived in the forest at the end of the 19th century and stole food — and sometimes girls — from nearby villages.
"The course was trickier this year due to the water obstacle, which was deeper," said Miettinen in a telephone call.
"The weather conditions were also particularly tough, 30 C (86 F) is too much for me," he said.
The secret of his success? Miettinen, who has taken part in the competition 13 times, likes to practice the course wearing ski boots to build up his leg muscles.
He and his "wife" — for Haapanen is just a friend — are the first pair in the event's 16-year history to win three times in a row.
This year 47 couples from 10 different countries took part, with Israel, Russia and the United States among the countries represented.
Another quick build from the backlog. As mentioned below, I originally got this kit due to a stuff up at Hobbyco during my first ever online purchase from them (They didn't have a number of items that I ordered and paid for so they offered to select 'substitutes' to replace my ordered kits)
Anyway, this has been sitting in the cupboard for over a 18 months so I thought I should have a crack at it as it was my oldest backlog kit. You can read the kits backstory in this post but as I have not watched Stardust Memories, I have no idea!
Whilst the shield hand is a PITA (which is frustrating as the shield is a feature which makes this kit pretty unique), Im happy with how this came out given its was a straight OOTB build
Slideshow of the build and other assorted pics
Pulled this out of the backlog to get it started. Not sure why but it it just felt like the right time!!
It comes with clear option parts so I decided to give the internals some paint loving and see what how it comes out!
Front of pod
Back of pod- will have to give the gold a light sand as I was a bit heavy handed (plus I killed my 3/0 brush doing this for some reason)