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PostPosted: July 11th, 2017, 1:52 pm 
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Ha! Thread revival indeed!
Love that Great War coin, iggie!

I have moved from the borderline-suicidal hobby of downhill skating (see a few posts back) to the more sedate and revered ancient art of homebrewing:

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Also, like you Shaun, guitar and bass are my jam ;)

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An interesting thread revival, Iggie and quite timely too as far as I'm concerned as I'm getting into other hobby revivals at the moment including playing guitar and bass guitar (I played in local bands for quite a few years) and I'm also giving serious thought towards a return to cycling (I last rode a pedal bike 10 years ago).


I've never played a musical instrument (other than the obligatory recorder at school) and have secretly always regretted it. I sang for a while in an Opera group many years ago, and I have sung at St George's Chapel Windsor and the Albert Hall. I also used to do the sound desk for a local band, which was great fun.

I'm not sure about cycling though....why the return? :shock:

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Ha! Thread revival indeed!
Love that Great War coin, iggie!

I have moved from the borderline-suicidal hobby of downhill skating (see a few posts back) to the more sedate and revered ancient art of homebrewing:

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(The 299th Pursuit Squadron was a fictitious US Spad sqn in one of the Biggles stories)

Also, like you Shaun, guitar and bass are my jam ;)


Nothing borderline about it!! :shock: :shock: Mind you, back in the mid-seventies, we used to bolt our trucks onto 8' long floorboards and race down a hill near where I grew up. We overtook a couple of cars one day, and got told off later by the local bobby :-D . I had ACS 650 trucks, and 70mm Red Kryptonics for wheels :grin:

How is it I can remember that, yet forget what I go upstairs for most of the time? :roll: :shock:

I like the look of the homebrew; that's a great label :-D

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Long boarding is one of those things I'd love to do, but will Never Ever have the balls to actually try... ever.

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I do a bit of woodturning, mainly pens, most of my shed is given over to the lathe, bandsaw, bench sander, wood stock etc. Modelling & airbrushing gets what's left.

Fountain & rollerball pens can be seen in the photo below the turned material is olivewood, the metal parts come in a kit form. More can be seen on my FP page @ https://www.facebook.com/turningimp/

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I love those pens! I have one very similar which has been turned from wood from an olive grove in Bethlehem.

You may just have solved my Christmas shopping problems :-D

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iggie wrote:
Nothing borderline about it!! :shock: :shock: Mind you, back in the mid-seventies, we used to bolt our trucks onto 8' long floorboards and race down a hill near where I grew up. We overtook a couple of cars one day, and got told off later by the local bobby :-D . I had ACS 650 trucks, and 70mm Red Kryptonics for wheels :grin:

How is it I can remember that, yet forget what I go upstairs for most of the time? :roll: :shock:

I like the look of the homebrew; that's a great label :-D


Sorry, bit slow on the response time... :oops:

The 70mm Kryptos are classics! Modern downhill wheels aren't greatly different from them. I tested and designed wheels and boards for a company for a while there....until the second broken leg brought an end to it. I still have some boards and I'll occasionaly roll around to the corner store, but no more racing for me.

I'm the same with the memory - I can recall any amount of detail about my hobby but half the time I'm lucky to remember to put on trousers of a morning...

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Didn't spot this thread first time around so well done for reviving it. I have lots of interests besides building model kits. Indeed, the subject matter of the kits I build are often inspired by other areas of interest.

I am interested in aviation and the history of aviation.
I am also interested in space, astronomy and spaceflight, so read a lot about that - especially the history of spaceflight. I have recently made some presentation/talks to various groups on this topic and my space related models have been used to illustrate some of the subjects covered - such as the Space Shuttle or the Saturn V.
I strum my acoustic guitar now and then and have recently got back into it after a long lay off.

The hobby that takes up most of my time, however, is performing with a local amateur musical and theatrical society. We have just finished a production of the show "Made in Dagenham" and tonight will have our first get together for the next show, which is a compilation show rather than a traditional musical. The group is called "Cody Musical Theatre Company" and some may spot the link with Samuel Cody of pioneer aviation fame. The group dates back to 1920 and for many years was known as the RAE and Farnborough Amateur Operatic Society. We perform to a very high standard (even if I say so myself) and have won lots of awards over the years.



We have a very informative website -

http://codymusical.co.uk/


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Eric Mc wrote:
Didn't spot this thread first time around so well done for reviving it. I have lots of interests besides building model kits. Indeed, the subject matter of the kits I build are often inspired by other areas of interest.

I am interested in aviation and the history of aviation.
I am also interested in space, astronomy and spaceflight, so read a lot about that - especially the history of spaceflight. I have recently made some presentation/talks to various groups on this topic and my space related models have been used to illustrate some of the subjects covered - such as the Space Shuttle or the Saturn V.
I strum my acoustic guitar now and then and have recently got back into it after a long lay off.

The hobby that takes up most of my time, however, is performing with a local amateur musical and theatrical society. We have just finished a production of the show "Made in Dagenham" and tonight will have our first get together for the next show, which is a compilation show rather than a traditional musical. The group is called "Cody Musical Theatre Company" and some may spot the link with Samuel Cody of pioneer aviation fame. The group dates back to 1920 and for many years was known as the RAE and Farnborough Amateur Operatic Society. We perform to a very high standard (even if I say so myself) and have won lots of awards over the years.

We have a very informative website -

http://codymusical.co.uk/



I used to get involved in 'am-dram' while still at school; never on the stage but I loved designing & building sets; my best ones were for the Heiress (Henry James) and Antigone ( Jean Anouilh). This last one involved a huge timber staircase, all in white with a prison cell below, again in white and the rest of the set being entirely black. The cast (I got stuck with playing Jonas) were all in brilliant white tracksuits :-D :-D

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I've picked up top-rope rock climbing over the last two years. Its more fun than drinking.


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I paint seascapes in various mediums. Lighthouses from around the world (but mainly from the U.S.) are my favorite subjects.

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PMM. Awesome painting, that's just beautiful.
Softscience. Nothing like being up a cliff face to get the adrenaline going, many moons ago I used to free climb. NOT something I would consider doing now I have a family though. Now I sm older I can appreciate the gravity of the sport (pun intended)

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Lovely lighthouse. I have a fondness for lighthouses. I grew up on the coast (near Dublin) and the lighthouse in and around the Dublin Bay area have always been significant landmarks.


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