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  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, June 6, 2022 6:43 AM

G'day mates. To all of you who are running GB's that I am involved in and particularly to those participating in the Absent Friends GB, I wish to apologise for my abscence on these forums. My wife has been seriously ill and I find I have my hands full with caring for her and trying to keep the house and garden in some kind of order. It has left me with no time for the bench, or the PC. I hope you are all keeping well and hopefully I will be back with you in the near future.


I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Monday, June 6, 2022 7:30 AM

My best wishes for your wife, I hope she gets well soon!


All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, June 6, 2022 7:32 AM

No worries mate, I myself have slowed to a stop to repair/remodel my house. The kitchen and some of the floor has been removed. 

I help you wife gets better Ferg and I'll be praying for you and her.


Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, June 6, 2022 9:28 AM

Praying for your wifes rapid improvement. Family always comes first. I don't judge other people because I don't walk in their shoes. We simply don't know what is happening in other peoples lives. Wish you and her all the best. Come back only when you can and she's better, no sooner.


On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Monday, June 6, 2022 9:31 AM

A prayer for your wife's recovery and comfort, and for yours, Ferg.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.



  • Member since
    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Monday, June 6, 2022 9:43 AM

   I am so sorry to hear of your troubles Rob, after our last private chat I suspected I had upset you...never had a reason to think that your beloved is in trouble. My apologies to you for being that selfish. I truly hope your beloved gets well soon and please remember my friend, until you say otherwise I will ALWAYS be your mate.

we're modelers it's what we do

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Monday, June 6, 2022 10:08 AM

Never need to apologize for tending to real life instead of...whatever this is.Big Smile I hope we're all friends here, at least in spirit, and friends understand, even if your presence is missed.

All best wishes for your wife's improvement, and for your and your family's health and well-being. As that famous classic philosopher Red Green would say, "I'm pulling for you; we're all in this together."


George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, June 6, 2022 10:29 AM

Hoping all the best for you and yours.

Get back soon.

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, June 6, 2022 11:04 AM

the Baron

A prayer for your wife's recovery and comfort, and for yours, Ferg.


Well put, I can't say it better. Same from me.


  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 6, 2022 11:35 AM

Gee whiz, you need to take care of important things first- like family. We'll still be here when you're able to come back. My thoughts and prayers for you wife's speedy recovery.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen


  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, June 6, 2022 1:43 PM

Hi Ferg!

     Hey Mate! Homeplace and Missus takes precedent over other stuff. Any Bloke with a Good family Life knows this. No Apology Needed,We do miss you though! I hope the missus is doing well as of this writing. Tanker Builder

  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Monday, June 6, 2022 2:59 PM

Family first, mate - you and your wife have my best wishes and hopes for a speedy recovery.

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?




  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Monday, June 6, 2022 3:22 PM

Hope your wife gets better. No worries re GB. Hope to see you back soon.

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Monday, June 6, 2022 5:17 PM

I know exactly what you are going through mate , I hope it all turns out for the best for you and your wife .


  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, June 6, 2022 5:32 PM



the Baron

A prayer for your wife's recovery and comfort, and for yours, Ferg.




Well put, I can't say it better. Same from me.



 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.


  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 8:32 AM

Hope your wife has a complete and speedy recovery. We all will be here when you are ready for this zoo. My well wishes and prayers go out to you and your family. We ALL are pulling for you. 

  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 4:10 PM

Sorry to hear that news. We will keep your wife in our thoughts and prayers for a speedy and complete recovery.

Don't worry about the GB. We'll be here when all is OK. I've been off schedule too. Family comes first.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 10:21 AM

Hi Ferg,

No worries, for I too am absent from modeling and group builds to care for family and a number of work and home improvement projects.  

Hope you wife gets better.


  • Member since
    August 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 1:50 PM


No apologies necessary, the homefront takes presidence over hobbies, always.

All our best thoughts for you and yours.

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"


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