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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 01:09 AM UTC
I would just like to say Thank You to Mal from Camogirl and I after his visit to our Air Cadet Squadron today to do a modelling workshop with (the few) cadets that turned up. As a suprise one of our squadron officers (Derek Bradshaw) turned up to show off some of his current projects of master patterns he is making for MDC. The cadets seemed to throughly enjoy the day (as did we) and hope we can do it a gain some time soon (and maybe make it a full weekend so we can cover more than we did today)

Heres some pics from the event


Mal explains gluing kits and how to minimize gaps in the fuselage

Cadets listen intently as Camogirl sits in the background building a kit

Mal demonstrating decalling models while Derek Bradshaw watches on
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 02:03 AM UTC
Looks like you guys had a great day there!
I bet its the busiest modelling day Mals had in months :-)
Im looking forward to seeing some build threads from the inspired air cadets!
Nige
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 05:04 AM UTC
Looks an interesting day out.
Mal is a very good teacher, he has shown me numerous ways of doing things at various model shows. The cadets are in good hands with all 3 of you teaching them.
Nice to see some young modellers taking an interest in plastic sniffing instead of computer games.
Andy
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 06:13 AM UTC
Hi Mal,

Nice meeting you. Thank you for spending your valuable time at 195 Sqn air cadets today, I'm sure that everyone benefitted from your help and experience. Also, a big thank you to Allen Berry and Sam Scoles for making it all happen. I hope to meet you again some day.

Best regards

Derek
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 11:52 AM UTC
Good on ya, Mal!
It's fellas like you who ensure that this hobby will always have another generation willing to take it to new heights.
(Though never having actually met, I wonder if I'm the only one surprised upon seeing the pics, that our Mr. Mayfield is slightly less,shall we say, Hirsute than I might have imagined. No insult intended, Sir Mal, as I'm heading down that road rapidly meself, but I somehow didn't picture you quite so tonsorially challenged... )

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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 11:39 PM UTC
Thanks Allen and Sam. A long day but enjoyable none the less. It was a pleasure to see that there are youngsters out there that enjoy the hobby. Vast amounts of praise should be sent to Allen and Sam for the time and effort that they have obviousely put in at their Air Cadet Squadron.


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I hope to meet you again some day.



Hi Derek, thanks for taking the time to look us up. Actually meeting you was the bonus for me on Saturday Scratch building moved a couple of steps closer, after speaking to you and seeing your remarkable stuff.

I won't say what but there are some remarkable detail sets in the pipeline Derek makes scratch building look easy, a few more visits to 195 Sqn Air Cadets (about 1000 ) and I might start to detail one of my 1/24 Airfix models


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Good on ya, Mal!
It's fellas like you who ensure that this hobby will always have another generation willing to take it to new heights.



Thanks Robert, it's the very reason for doing it. However Sam and Allen deserve far more praise than me, they are doing it every week.


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(Though never having actually met, I wonder if I'm the only one surprised upon seeing the pics, that our Mr. Mayfield is slightly less,shall we say, Hirsute than I might have imagined. No insult intended, Sir Mal,



:-) Yes I do seem younger than my actual years :-) You probably are the only one, as I've already met most of the other muppets

Mal
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2007 - 12:43 AM UTC

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Yes I do seem younger than my actual years You probably are the only one, as I've already met most of the other muppets




So we're muppets are we? :-) :-) :-)

Nige
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2007 - 01:32 AM UTC
:-) Wasn't me guv
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2007 - 02:42 AM UTC
If we're picking Muppets can i be either Stadler or Waldorf - cos at work they thinki keep moaning all the time.

Well done Mal for putting the effort in to help out the Cadets, i hope you got something out of it as well as them. I always used to when i was a Scout Leader.

Andy
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2007 - 03:42 AM UTC
Well i think my avater gives away which muppet I am. Not to worry , Mal is coming back in March to judge our Squadron model Comp and I sure there plans to bring him back later in the year
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2007 - 03:53 AM UTC
Well done Mal, Allen and Sam. Looks like the cadets had a good time and with the three of you to assist with any problem I'm sure we will have some grand builds coming our way.


I must admitt that it was possible that my still modelling may be down to being an Air Scout many, many years ago and getting a badge for building and displaying models. So keep at it and good on yur.

Ciao
Luciano
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2007 - 05:08 AM UTC
Hi Mal,

Thanks for the nice words, it was a pleasure to meet you, and the learning curve works both ways...you increased my knowledge somewhat as well.

I am sure that the cadets shall look forward to both your future competition judging, and additional workshop tuitions.

I look forward to seeing your scratch building techniques...as I have said to anyone who has never plucked up the courage before to have a go, there is nothing that cannot be scratch built or replaced on a kit with the use of plastic card and Milliput! (anyone who can convert a model can easily scratch build anything, it's essentialy an extention of the same techniques).

Best regards

Derek

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I hope to meet you again some day.



Hi Derek, thanks for taking the time to look us up. Actually meeting you was the bonus for me on Saturday Scratch building moved a couple of steps closer, after speaking to you and seeing your remarkable stuff.

I won't say what but there are some remarkable detail sets in the pipeline Derek makes scratch building look easy, a few more visits to 195 Sqn Air Cadets (about 1000 ) and I might start to detail one of my 1/24 Airfix models

Mal [/quote]
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2007 - 01:56 AM UTC
I'd like to say thanks to Mal for the day!

I have learnt lots of invaluable tips and would definately be up for another such workshop - Hint, Hint lol :-)

Mal has tons of experience and i am glad he has the patience to share it with us. Also it has rekindled the inspiration i got from Telford for modelling, and i am now pining for a spitfire to do thanks to Mal....Perhaps i should stop this modelling lark it seems it is infectious!

Anyway Thanks again mal, look forward to the model competition in march, and i hope to employ the skills and tricks you have shown me!

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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 12:35 AM UTC

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Anyway Thanks again mal, look forward to the model competition in march, and i hope to employ the skills and tricks you have shown me!


No problem Sam. Like I said it was a "suck it and see day". I now think that I might have a formula for making it a better experience. What I really needed was a model, or models in verious stages so that I could actually demonstrate properly. This is actually a very tall order, but I will give it a go. I was disappointed not to have got on to airbrushing. Sam and Allen can teach you all you need to know, but I come at it from a very different view point to most modellers, I think. AnywayI'm definately up for it again Maybe several of us can get to Grimsby?

Sorry that I called you all Muppets, but I sometimes feel like one myself and it just seemed to fit, at the time :-)

Derek, notice that I took the liberty of giving you your own bulldog badge. This basically makes you a member, you fill the criteria so, if you don't mind Also you mentioned that you were a Country Member, so this is your home anyway. This is completely selfish as I really do want to keep in touch (although I'm pretty useless when it comes to keeping in touch but this place helps).
Mal
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 01:40 AM UTC
i just spotted this thread, and i'd definitely echo whats been said about mal. at one point or another all of us bulldogs have had mal sort out a modelling problem, or had some handy hints (just a couple of weeks ago, i used a technique that makes painting tyres a lot easier, that mal put me on to) and of course theres the work on the stand and this club.
.......and the first person to suggest i am gonzo will earn my displeasure! :-)
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 05:55 PM UTC
Derek, notice that I took the liberty of giving you your own bulldog badge. This basically makes you a member, you fill the criteria so, if you don't mind Also you mentioned that you were a Country Member, so this is your home anyway. This is completely selfish as I really do want to keep in touch (although I'm pretty useless when it comes to keeping in touch but this place helps).
Mal

Mal,

Thank you for the welcome and Bulldog badge...it's probaly the most cherished thing I have ever had out of the IPMS in over 20 years of membership :-) Seriously though, thanks for the welcome home. I have a few scratch built projects lined up for the future (mostly 1/32 scale, but one 1/24 scale), but it may be some time before I can get to them due to my pattern making pressures...I'll keep you informed. I only ever get to make the Newark and Lincoln Expo's each October (I missed it last year, due to patterns and the fact that I hadn't finished - or even started - anything in good time ).

Regards

Derek