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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #1095 on: November 16, 2020, 06:08:04 pm »
Waiting like that is one of the worst things ever.... just sort of hanging in limbo. Hope that email hits right real soon!
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #1096 on: November 16, 2020, 11:10:17 pm »
I hope so, too..  :thumbsup:
Well, i did some masking on the Huey's clear parts last night but wasn't able to finish the job. I'll try to finish it today and move along with the rest of the build but there's also the possibility of turning to the F-16W for some more PSR work. And i still haven't chosen my next build... :rolleyes:  ;D
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #1097 on: November 17, 2020, 01:25:51 am »
Everybody's said everything, so I'll just add my "Good luck, mate!" :thumbsup: and leave it at that.
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #1098 on: November 17, 2020, 01:42:24 am »
Your command of English is excellent.  Is that something to look at?  Translating between Portuguese and English?
Just a thought.
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #1099 on: November 17, 2020, 10:23:33 am »
Everybody's said everything, so I'll just add my "Good luck, mate!" :thumbsup: and leave it at that.

Thank you, Master Wombat! :thumbsup:
One very wise man once wrote: "Don't worry about a thing, cause every little thing's gonna be alright." :mellow:

Your command of English is excellent.  Is that something to look at?  Translating between Portuguese and English?
Just a thought.


Thanks, mate. I have done a few translation jobs for a friend of mine who has a video recording business, he's a freelancer in the area and sometimes hooks me up with a few jobs but it's just an extra income source and i don't think i could make a living off of it.
I am looking into getting a certificate to drive forklifts or stackers. Might also look into something regarding agricultural vehicles and other machines. Those are capabilities that are on high demand in my area so it's worth a shot.

Modelling... got some work one on the Huey, masked the windshield/roof/doors clear part and glue it on. Fit is not bad but i have a small step to deal with on the top area. Also started work on the ordnance and this one will be loaded as a Miniehog with two M134 miniguns and two M200 19 shot rocket pods.

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #1100 on: November 21, 2020, 03:32:25 am »
Well, i guess that Madame Rheged's prayer has worked cause i have found a job!  :party:
Starting out next Monday as stacker/forklift driver and warehouse maintenance guy in a sweet potato farm in the area. I don't think i'll have much difficulty adapting but it will be a new job after so many years ding nothing but gardening... Still, it's not rocket science so i'm sure i can learn whatever i have to learn to be good at it, i just have to keep my eyes open, ears listening and my mind working. :mellow:

Again, thank you all for the support, it's much appreciated by me and mylady!  :bow: :bow: :cheers:

Regarding models, lately i've been looking for a few of my holy grail helicopter kits and have been successful in the quest as i've bought pretty much all of my favorites and recently managed to score my second 1/48 RAH-66 Comanche and even more important, a second Monogram 1/32 Blue Thunder!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
At the moment, i'm waiting for the Blue Thunder and a Revellogram 1/48 Apache Longbow and i have promised myself it's the last kit for at least 6 months... I know... the the denial loop of addiction...  :angel: But i have to stop! I've got way too many kits in the stash and at this rate, i won't be able to finish half of them before i'm 100... :banghead:
I have to get my build count per year up a bit more or else, all the money invested in so many kits is just unjustified so, in order to force an increase of the production rate, i've finished construction of the Hobbyboss Huey so, today i'll try to get it painted and gloss coated.
Would be cool to finish it this weekend and get another one on the bench... maybe an OH-6...  :mellow:

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #1101 on: November 21, 2020, 04:15:09 am »
NICE one DZ!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I can just see you zapping around on your forklift, and wondering about camo scheme you're going to repaint it.  ;D
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #1102 on: November 21, 2020, 04:46:02 am »
NICE one DZ!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I can just see you zapping around on your forklift, and wondering about camo scheme you're going to repaint it.  ;D

Thank you, kit!  :thumbsup: It seems like they have bought new ones recently so i may have to wait sometime for some weathering to justify a repaint but one would look brutal in SEA camo... ;D
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #1103 on: November 21, 2020, 05:02:34 am »
Does anyone do a kit of a forklift?  ;D ;D
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #1104 on: November 21, 2020, 05:11:03 am »
Does anyone do a kit of a forklift?  ;D ;D

They do.   https://www.newmodellersshop.co.uk/knightwing/kwb57_fork_lift_truck.htm  00 gauge

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #1105 on: November 21, 2020, 05:27:29 am »
That's fantastic news DZ, so glad for you and your lady  :thumbsup:
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #1106 on: November 21, 2020, 06:37:25 am »
That's fantastic news DZ, so glad for you and your lady  :thumbsup:

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #1107 on: November 21, 2020, 07:11:41 am »
Does anyone do a kit of a forklift?  ;D ;D

They do.   https://www.newmodellersshop.co.uk/knightwing/kwb57_fork_lift_truck.htm  00 gauge

Family Rheged are delighted to hear that you are now employed once more, Zen.   You can't keep a good man down!!

Thank you, mate! And say thank you to your lady for me. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Oh, and Aoshima do a sweet 1/32 Toyota forklift... if i did that, i'd also feel obligated to do the Massey-Ferguson 135 i drove for the 8 years i worked at the estate. I should add that it was the fact that i was at home for breaking my wrist while driving that tractor that made me get back into modelling so, i should do it just for that reason alone but there are only die-cast miniatures of it, no plastic kits.  :-\

That's fantastic news DZ, so glad for you and your lady  :thumbsup:

Thank you, Chris!  :thumbsup: It sure lightened the path for us, at least for the near future.

That's fantastic news DZ, so glad for you and your lady  :thumbsup:

+1 :thumbsup:

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So, i'm now at the bench and i still have a small psr task to do before i get some paint sprayed. The pre-drilled holes in the nose for the two rod antennas that are seen on some Huey variants had to be filled and i did it with sprue glue, which sank and under careful inspection under a good light, it could still be seen so i refilled it and now it should be dry enough for some sanding and rivet rescribing. This may send my "finish it this weekend" plan down the drain... :banghead:
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #1108 on: November 21, 2020, 11:21:38 am »
Far out! I used to drive a forklift down the city streets puffing on reefers. (There for about a week I had to move product from the main building to another one 4 blocks away) This was many moons ago. One time OSHA showed up and I was riding around on the thing with NO SEAT. The seat was messed up so I took it off to have it reupholstered and ... well... didn't have any option but to drive it with no seat/seat belts. Sitting on the safety switch was uncomfortable.  I hopped off real quick when OSHA showed up. We broke so many rules. lmao 
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