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24 Feb 2012   #481
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Today, my son-in-law called round with a very belated birthday gift in the form of a 1/72 limited edition model of the de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW 2 in the markings of 899 Squadron embarked in the the aircraft carrier HMS Eagle in 1967.

It was in fact the last naval aircraft I ever worked on and it has immediately become one of my most treasured possessions.

It is number 283 of 750 and apparently has doubled in value since my son-in-law first put his name on the waiting list two years ago - not that I would ever sell it.

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24 Feb 2012   #482
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

what a thoughtful gift andrew, he obviously doesn't refer to you as the F n L, as i do mine
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24 Feb 2012   #483
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

It is Julian, and I'm very appreciative of his thoughtfulness.

Mind you, I still think that in many cases a boy's brains turns to sawdust when he meets a girl!
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24 Feb 2012   #484
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Today, my son-in-law called round with a very belated birthday gift in the form of a 1/72 limited edition model of the de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW 2 in the markings of 899 Squadron embarked in the the aircraft carrier HMS Eagle in 1967.

It was in fact the last naval aircraft I ever worked on and it has immediately become one of my most treasured possessions.

It is number 283 of 750 and apparently has doubled in value since my son-in-law first put his name on the waiting list two years ago - not that I would ever sell it.

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Sweet model Andy. I assume it's a model of the same aircraft in your sig?
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24 Feb 2012   #485
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Today, my son-in-law called round with a very belated birthday gift in the form of a 1/72 limited edition model of the de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW 2 in the markings of 899 Squadron embarked in the the aircraft carrier HMS Eagle in 1967.

It was in fact the last naval aircraft I ever worked on and it has immediately become one of my most treasured possessions.

It is number 283 of 750 and apparently has doubled in value since my son-in-law first put his name on the waiting list two years ago - not that I would ever sell it.

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Wow, must be pretty valuable if there's a two year waiting list!
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24 Feb 2012   #486
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Today, my son-in-law called round with a very belated birthday gift in the form of a 1/72 limited edition model of the de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW 2 in the markings of 899 Squadron embarked in the the aircraft carrier HMS Eagle in 1967.

It was in fact the last naval aircraft I ever worked on and it has immediately become one of my most treasured possessions.

It is number 283 of 750 and apparently has doubled in value since my son-in-law first put his name on the waiting list two years ago - not that I would ever sell it.

Attachment 200053
Sweet model Andy. I assume it's a model of the same aircraft in your sig?
Yes, it is Gary. And all the more reason why I feel it was such a special gesture. I had no idea Stephen had ordered it until he turned up with it and even more remakable was the fact the rest of the family were in on the secret and no-one let on.

Jaidyn, I'm not quite sure why there was a two-year waiting list, but of course the scarcity value alone adds to the model's total value.

I just hope it stays with the family when my time on earth is done.
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24 Feb 2012   #487
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

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Snake?
Snake? Really?
Yep


I was merrily playing the xbox when my GF said "Hey baby, is that a snake?"

I glanced over and a few feet away there it was. Quick little thing it was too. About 40cm long, which doesn't sound like much, but still big enough to deserve respect.

My first thought was to give it a wack, but since I have a touch of the Buddhist in me, I felt it wasn't right just to kill it just for being a snake. Besides I had no idea if was harmless or dangerous.

My snake handling skills are non-existent and my identification about the same, so instead of smacking it, we rang a snake catcher up. I wasn't going to take a 50-50 chance of playing with a potentially deadly snake for my first time.

The catcher turned up, mentioned it was an adult Golden Crowned snake - mildly venomous (not fatal) but painful if bit with a guaranteed hospital trip and managed to eventually snatch him. I'm glad I didn't give him a whack (that's the buddhist in me. Not fair to kill something for simply existing) plus it was in a bad mood and would have bitten given the chance. It was not only quick, but very, very annoyed. He put up quite a fight.

Normally the handler charges about a $100 dollars for removal, but he was a local on his way home and did it for free. The snake got to live, and we didn't have to pay. Win all round. Very nice of the bloke to not charge.

Aside from a few different markings, that type of snake looks very similar to a particular snake that is 100% fatal to humans. I wasn't afraid of it, just not stupid enough to mess with something I wasn't sure about. I kept an eye on it and maintained my distance


(PS - Snakes are extremely uncommon in my area. Especially when found in a living room, slithering around bare feet )
To me the only thing about a snake .. is when it's dead !!!.. every snake to me is a killer snake.

I would really harm anyone who thinks .. it's funny to try and put a snake on me, even in a playful mood. I'm dead serious about being afraid of any snake.
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24 Feb 2012   #488
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post

(that's the buddhist in me. Not fair to kill something for simply existing)


Good call, Patrick. I'd have to agree with you there.
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25 Feb 2012   #489
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Wow Patrick, that was very brave of you. If it was me, I'd have ran 10 miles away just by looking at the snake.
My GF almost did

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I was merrily playing the xbox when my GF said "Hey baby, is that a snake?"
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Ha! Its getting warm here again - 39 degrees tommorrow - and the Eastern Brown snakes are back out in force. Snake-catchers charge $155 a call-out,
Yeah, it was nice of the bloke to do it for free.



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Apologies to my Buddist and other animal-loving friends
I'm a selective Buddhist - I couldn't guarantee a clean shot and didn't want to make it angrier than it already was. I didn't really want snake guts on the carpet either
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25 Feb 2012   #490
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Smarty .. perfect reply..
nothing scares me like a snake.. I'm not easily scared either.
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