Author Topic: You know you're middle aged when  (Read 54454 times)

T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #50 on: February 17, 2015, 09:52:02 pm »
Bloody hell.  When I saw the pic of the Westland Whirlwind twin-engine monoplane I remembered the squadron code before clicking to enlarge it.

My all-time favourite was the Short Sunderland.  Always had a thing for flying boats.
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #51 on: February 17, 2015, 09:59:05 pm »
As a kid I didn't do Airfix very often. But in my late teens, for some reason, I did a few kits. I found liquid glue, as opposed to the stuff in a tube, was a revelation.
I didn't discover this until I went to college ~ 1989.
Dichloromethane and capillary action FTW!
Don't go putting it in your tea.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #52 on: February 18, 2015, 03:18:56 pm »
Bi- (and Tri-) planes were my thing.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #53 on: February 18, 2015, 03:39:09 pm »
Who can forget the thrill of the Lancaster bomber, or the black night fighter with the rear gun turret?
Many attempted Nelsons Victory or the Cutty Sark, so few completed though.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #54 on: February 18, 2015, 04:09:10 pm »


It was good, clean, healthy fun.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #55 on: February 18, 2015, 04:13:18 pm »
Who can forget the thrill of the Lancaster bomber, or the black night fighter with the rear gun turret?
Many attempted Nelsons Victory or the Cutty Sark, so few completed though.

Boltoun-Paul Defiant?
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #56 on: February 18, 2015, 06:10:42 pm »
Northrop P-61 Black Widow.  Like a P-38 on the 'roids.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #57 on: February 18, 2015, 10:01:11 pm »
As you get older, build bigger models.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #58 on: February 19, 2015, 07:55:17 am »


It was good, clean, healthy fun.
We were not allowed to read 'trash mags' at school. That was the sort of abuse that went on at boarding school. Anyway the result was everyone read them and collected them in hoards.
On reflection, I think my personal values were formed by these mags.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #59 on: February 19, 2015, 09:16:07 am »
Me too.  It has caused arguments between myself and Mrs Flatus when choosing new domestic appliances.

I put it down to being  conditioned to hate 'Les Bosches'

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #60 on: February 19, 2015, 09:27:09 am »
"Achtung Tommy!!"
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Re: You know your middle aged when
« Reply #61 on: February 19, 2015, 09:38:22 am »
Middle aged or middle class ???

because working class people only read the Sun and drink cans of larger ?

Middle Class is when you can spell Châteauneuf-du-Pape but can't spell Lager.

Middle aged is when you recreate a John Bishop stand-up routine in a forum thread.


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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #62 on: February 19, 2015, 09:47:55 am »
Thanks to trash mags I know that Japanese soldiers go "Aieeeeeeeeee!" when shot, but Germans go "Aaaaaaarrrgh!".  USAnians and BRITONS, of course, never got shot in the first place.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #63 on: February 19, 2015, 09:58:51 am »
Thanks to trash mags I know that Japanese soldiers go "Aieeeeeeeeee!" when shot, but Germans go "Aaaaaaarrrgh!".  USAnians and BRITONS, of course, never got shot in the first place.

Of course Brits get shot we just don't make a big deal out of it.

Waterloo 18th June 1815:

Lord Uxbridge has nine horses shot from under him leading cavalry charges and then when close to Wellington a cannon ball hits his right leg.

Uxbridge: "By God, sir, I've lost my leg!"

Wellington: "By God, sir, so you have!"

That's the way to do it, none of this screaming over a little flesh wound like johnny foreigner.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #64 on: February 19, 2015, 10:11:25 am »
To lose one leg could be described as a misfortune.
Homo sapiens - a creature so intelligent it knowingly sowed the seeds of its own destruction and did nothing about it.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #65 on: February 19, 2015, 10:15:32 am »
Was Waterloo in 1915? 

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #66 on: February 19, 2015, 10:48:24 am »
...when, while enthusing over old Airfix kits, you're uncomfortably aware that that mini-Strandbeest kit the missus bought for you two weeks ago is still sitting unbroached on a corner of the kitchen table.

...and when yesterday's 100k has left you so brain-dead you can't produce a grammatical sentence.
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #67 on: February 19, 2015, 10:49:12 am »
Was Waterloo in 1915?

That's another sign of being middle aged, you should always wear your glasses when typing stuff or you miss all your mistakes :)
Fixed it now.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #68 on: February 19, 2015, 10:51:11 am »
Was Waterloo in 1915?

That's another sign of being middle aged, you should always wear your glasses when typing stuff or you miss all your mistakes :)
Fixed it now.

With the pleasing effect that Oscar's Dad's question now looks somewhat incongruous.  Well played, sir!
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But hold the oysters.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #69 on: February 19, 2015, 11:36:45 am »
 ;D

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #70 on: February 19, 2015, 11:52:59 am »
The Airfix site has reminded me… if you want to waste (really?*) a few hours, then don't hesitate to visit:

http://www.samsmodels.com


*time well spent
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #71 on: February 19, 2015, 01:48:33 pm »
The Airfix site has reminded me… if you want to waste (really?*) a few hours, then don't hesitate to visit:

http://www.samsmodels.com


*time well spent
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Looks like werk'll have to take a back seat for today :thumbsup:
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #72 on: February 19, 2015, 09:09:30 pm »
You've not been to any of the cool new places that the local 'zines write about..
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T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #73 on: February 19, 2015, 09:22:20 pm »
You posted something rather good on a forum yesterday and you want to post it on another forum today but you're not quite sure that the forum you posted on yesterday wasn't the one you're thinking of posting on today but the traffic is so high on both that you can't find it so you end up not posting it anyway so as not to post it twice on the same forum and look like a twat; but in any case in the meantime you've forgotten what it was you wanted to post so that's all right.

Or did I post that already???
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But hold the oysters.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #74 on: February 19, 2015, 09:38:55 pm »
Regarding the old Warlord comics:
I seem to remember getting those whilst I was in mid-primary school ( mid-'70s ), on account of a friend being from an RAF family, and he was quite into that kind of stuffs.

I remember joining up to the 'club', and getting a little plastic wallet through the post with a top-secret membership card and a code-sheet.
Every week, the comic had a page from the HQ, from the Top Dude who went by the name of Lord Peter Flint, IIRC.
There was always a secret message to be decoded, and it helpfully told you whether it was encoded in 'Letter Code 1', 'Letter Code 2', 'Number Code 1', or Number Code 2'.

Can't remember what any of the messages were, tho!