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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #2025 on: July 10, 2018, 06:35:01 am »

I used to have a huge Meccano set too, mostly inherited from My Dad but add quite a bit to it myself. Now, that's got me thinking --- what the heck happened to all of it ---

I've still got some of my Meccano bits and bobs, it was the fate of my train set that always puzzled me  :unsure: Then one day, many years latter, when I was having a pint with my dad he admitted that when he left my mum (and by inference me as well) he took it with him  :-X His excuse was that I'd got to the age where I was more interested in beer and girls and anyway I was into modelling rather than trains  ;)
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #2026 on: July 10, 2018, 07:47:04 am »

I used to have a huge Meccano set too, mostly inherited from My Dad but add quite a bit to it myself. Now, that's got me thinking --- what the heck happened to all of it ---

I've still got some of my Meccano bits and bobs, it was the fate of my train set that always puzzled me  :unsure: Then one day, many years latter, when I was having a pint with my dad he admitted that when he left my mum (and by inference me as well) he took it with him  :-X His excuse was that I'd got to the age where I was more interested in beer and girls and anyway I was into modelling rather than trains  ;)

One time in my early teens, I explored the attic. I had found a door which I never knew about because it was hidden behind a huge dresser at the very top of the stairs. I found a train set there of my Dad's, very large one of mostly clockwork powered engines and such. The rail gauge was about 2" IIRC. Now after your comment, it's another thing I'm wondering what happened to it too ---
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #2027 on: July 10, 2018, 09:35:56 am »
I have seen those!! I like all the ones I caught a glimpse of but really like the WWII Fighters. Pretty sweet, I can't wait to get a couple. I'll have to, though, until I re-stock the bank account.  :lol: My discretionary money evaporated this morning at 6AM when the power steering pump started howling and then again when I got home and learned of the AC problem.

:o  When it rains, it pours. -- OK, so I'm having my business equipment break down and have only just "patched" some of it so I can press on and complete jobs but I really need to take this stuff "off the line" and properly repair and tune it. Money and time. Now all of a sudden my power steering pump is going out on my truck (or it developed one hell of a leak this morning), then to top it all off I get home and the air con is out!!!!  No Bueno, it's too hot for all that!!!  Might not be no kits of NOTHING around here for awhile.  ;D ;D   

So anyway.... no telling what's going to happen in the way of builds as I find myself suddenly having to move things like refrigerators and boxes so that there is easier access to the inside half of the AC system.  :banghead: :banghead: 
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« Reply #2028 on: July 12, 2018, 01:28:13 am »
3:30 AM so you know what that means.... try to come up with a modeling plan today.

Won't be much of one. I'm in the cleaning mood now from all the stuff I did the other day and since I got so much done doing that, I'd like to keep going and get caught up on some of my other monthly type chores like vacuuming the stairs and trying to get things further organized up here. It's going to be a pain but if I take my time and keep at it I should be able to free up more floor space around here. Like playing Tetris for real.

After that, however, it's time for the big push on the Spitfire. I'll work on it after I get the Yak-53 primed because it's silly to not have something drying while I work on other things. I consider it a waste of time not to do so.

No plans after that, really, but I'll find something to do. I also plan to work on a LEGO kit but I'll get into that later.
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« Reply #2029 on: July 12, 2018, 07:09:40 pm »
All this went out the window. I did indeed spend a good amount of time with the clean-up re-organize of my storage spaces in and around the AC unit. Good stuff! I had piled up lots of "I'll sort this later" and now I've finally done it.  ;D

But anyhow.... I DID manage to prime the BAC 111. I forgot to monkey with the nose but it needs more sanding on the wings anyway.





I took a pic the other night of my Yak-53 now that it has tailplanes on. I also brought back my lil friend since he wound up on the desk as a part of cleaning things up.



Speaking of, I put some filler along the seams where the tailplanes hit the fuselage. I also put a small dab on the main wings where I missed some. I can sand this  whenever I'm ready then it's ready for primer.
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #2030 on: July 13, 2018, 12:49:50 pm »
I like what you've got going but E.T. simply rules!!! ;D  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #2031 on: Yesterday at 02:08:31 am »
He's the best part and about all I have to show for the last week. I've done next to nothing on any builds in 4-5 days at least now. lol

Probably will be the same today. I'm still working on "spring cleaning" around here so no telling what'll happen. I'm finding myself worn out a lot, too, which makes it difficult to do anything. But.........   I would LIKE to try to to go for the gusto on the Spitfire. I didn't work on it any at all the other day like I said I would. All I did was prime one thing and put putty on another.

I need to sand the wings on the BAC 111 .... AGAIN. Getting tired of this. I'll have to break out my sanding sticks again to get in close to the fences. That's where the problems lie.

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« Reply #2032 on: Yesterday at 02:16:21 am »
I make my own "sanding sticks"

I've got loads of double sided "padded" sticky tape from my local store and i can use one side to stick this to a coffee stirrer or cocktail stick etc and then cut it to whatever width I need and then stick various grades of emery paper, again from the store, to the other side. You can get them very narrow on the cocktail stick mounts.

Nice and cheap, the stirrers are borrowed from the coffee shop  ;D, and very effective.
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« Reply #2033 on: Yesterday at 02:37:00 am »
Dude, I'm going to have to try that. That's one thing I've noticed about my nice, good, store bought sanding sticks. They do fit into places well, opposed to say, a nail file type sanding stick but some places and shapes just won't go. I'll often cut slices of sand paper into a tapered V shape or what not for in between twin fins or something but have been needing this in stick form so your idea sounds like just what I need.

I ought to go into business making custom sanding sticks. . . .. . . .. to hell with these lawns.  ;D :wacko: :-X ;D ;D ;D ;D
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