Sunday, 15 January 2017

A Birthday Post.

Before I start, I'd like to offer a belated welcome aboard to Paul McWhirter and William Lancaster. They joined a week or so ago but in my fervour to post, I never got around to welcoming them. Welcome aboard, guys.

So welcome everyone, to Inso's World.

Today is a momentous one because, not only is it my birthday but it is also my very last day in the Royal Air Force. Tomorrow, I am unemployed for the first time in my adult life. I won't be rushing out to get a job tomorrow but will start looking in a week or so.

This week, I travelled up to RAF Benson and attended my leaving do. It couldn't have been better with a great turn out, some excellent banter and a chance to catch up with people I haven't seen for many years. I stayed an extra day to make sure that I was safe to drive and when it came to signing out of the mess for the very last time as an airman, it certainly had a poignancy I wasn't expecting.

So... That's it. I'm a veteran from tomorrow after 28 years and 3 months service. It was certainly an experience but it is definitely time to move on.

In other news, I have been in contact with my caster and it is likely that my 50 pairs of LEGS will be finished around the end of the week and I am very pleased about that because I had expected it to take much longer. Once they arrive, I will clean them up as much as they need and then assemble my little squad of Tartaros styled Exo Squats before being in a position to provide a review and also prepare to get some ready for selling. Once I am happy that everything is ready, I will think about pricing etc and THEN, I will accept orders (if anyone wants them).

My German half track arrived and I have been in contact with the guy who converted/scratchbuilt the model that caught my eye enough to want to try and copy it. He has been kind enough to provide me with some dimensions so I can try to get the proportions right. It will not be an exact copy but with what he has provided, I am confident that I can create something that fits my purposes. SDKFZ is the guy who inspired me to give the conversion a go and one of his awesome projects can be found HERE.

Here's a couple of pictures of SDKFZ's scratch built vehicle:

Click the Pix!

I think it will fit my vision for my Squat army perfectly (assuming I can get the proportions right).

Well that's about it for now. 

See you from the other part of the table!


Modhail said...

Congratulations, happy birthday!
And best of luck on the veterancy/unemployment thing. I hope you find something that suits you soon.

Zzzzzz said...

Promotion at last....

Good luck with it !

Da Masta Cheef said...

Happy Birthday and Happy (uh...semi?) retirement!

Lasgunpacker said...

Congratulations! And hopefully the next job falls into your lap soon.

Inso said...

Cheers :)

My birthday/last day celebrations went very well :)

I'm in no rush for the next job but I am sure something will turn up when I need it :)