Monday, 16 February 2015

Here We Go Again………………..

Hello again. I’m back after quite a long break from blog land. Eighteen months to be precise. I’ve had a few false starts in trying to get back in the swing of making my models, but this time I think I’m ready.

So, last week I contacted my good friend at scalescenes to see what kits I’ve been missing out on since I last visited his site. I was like a kid in a sweet shop. So much to choose from. I opted for the T036 School in Brown Brick. Once I download the kit I dug out my trusty laser printer from the loft. It had been mothballed since I’d stopped modelling all those months ago. Well, low and behold I couldn’t get the damn thing working. The print quality I was getting was terrible. Not to worry, I would just pop down to work and print a couple of sheets off  to me going. Would you believe that printer was not printing correctly either! All of the colour balances were out. It looked terrible. At this point I was devastated to say the least. I really wanted to get down and get my model started. So I looked up on line for a set of toner cartridges for my old printer. I knew they wouldn’t be cheap and I wasn’t convinced it would solve my problem. So I bit the bullet and bought myself a new printer. I’ve had to wait until today for it to be delivered and I’m chomping at the bit ready to go. The printer is all set up and ready to go now and I’m a happy chappy.

This is the printer I’ve opted for. It’s a Xerox Phaser 6600.

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I’ve printed out all of my sheets and I’m very pleased with the results. I’m all ready now to start this model. Roll on tomorrow. Watch this space.

Until next time……………

Chris sig


Mad Mary said...

Fantastic Chris, loved looking at your stuff before so will be nice to see you making again.

Mary xx

Elizabeth said...

Wonderful news, now enjoy your great hobby...Make sure to take lots of photos.