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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #3600 on: January 04, 2020, 12:26:35 am »
That'll make a good Retro-Jet as Pan Am flew Tri-Stars but only in the later schemes with 'Pan Am' writ large on the fuselage.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #3601 on: January 04, 2020, 11:30:13 am »
It'll be awesome!!! I'm going to see if it all fits today when I get done with chores.

I can't believe how stupid I was to mess up my PSA decals!!! Next time I will be more diligent in my testing and dry fitting. I just plain simple screwed up and I have no one to blame but myself.

Here's the sweet part, though, I have enough cheatline/windows material left to make a PSA whif.... it'll be a much SHORTER airplane but I can make..... like......  uhhhh.....  Well, I dunno....  a PSA something because aside from the cheatlines I screwed up yesterday I still have an entire length of it along with all the names and stuff.  :wacko:
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« Reply #3602 on: January 04, 2020, 12:43:04 pm »
UGGgGGGHGHHHHH. I'm such a sucker.  :banghead: :banghead:   

These PAGA decals would likely work just fine but as I was looking at them all I could think about was PSA so I went and had a look around the internet and turns out those sheets are rather sparse at the moment but I did fine 5 of them in Korea so I bought one.  ;D   In order to justify this, however, I will need to go and cash in a large part of my aluminum can collection within the coming week to replace the money I spent.

But uhhh... what relief!!! I don't want to abandon PSA. I feel better now. I won't be so careless with my measuring next time!  :mellow:

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« Reply #3603 on: January 04, 2020, 05:44:02 pm »
Decal solutions can be both a blessing and a curse.
I have to remember not ti use the red one (micro sol is it?) on my home made clear decals as it is too strong and can eat them.
You have the patience of a saint with this one Brad C.

Hows the dog?  You mentioned taking him to the vet.  All OK?

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« Reply #3604 on: January 04, 2020, 07:20:25 pm »
Red is a beast. I only use that one at the end well after the decals have been placed and have sat for a few hours. I use micro set just to help them slide around but this time I kept having to use it while trying to get "too much stuff" to fit into "too little space". Overkill; it turned my stuff gummy and made portions not want to move. 

Next time I have decals sitting on for a long time while I arrange them I'll just stick with water. ALL THIS could have been avoided if I had double checked my dry fitting. I got lazy and it cost me.   :angel: ;D   

It's funny though..... because... for how thin they are the 26 decals material is STRONG. I mean... I had that stuff on and off the model, pulling and tugging it, rolling over the edges, etc. It just held together like it was made of mylar or something. Alas, my constant tampering and abundant micro set finally did them in but damn I'm impressed!


Buddy went to the Vet. Costly at $130 and they double charged it. Created a huge mess I had to work out and my money was held hostage but anyway.....    I had them express his anal glands and they told me that yeah, he needed it, and they might be infected and same deal with a bleeding hard to heal wound on his tail that came from a stupid bot fly so he has a ton of antibotics and they fixed up his B-hole and he seems quite a bit better already.  :wub:
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« Reply #3605 on: January 04, 2020, 10:15:43 pm »
Check this out....  a buddy of mine here in Lawton has somehow found himself in possession of what looks to be around 1,000 model kits. I have first dibs.

I'm not quite sure what to make of this information. I tried to look at the three pictures he provided to see if anything stuck out. Nothing did but I also can't see a good portion of it due to low picture quality. There are mainly aircraft, but a few car kits and armor as well.

I did see a few really old kits...... some stuff looks like it could be valuable or desirable and I imagine ALL of it is desirable but I have to pick and choose these days since I have a considerable space eating stash of my own....








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« Reply #3606 on: January 05, 2020, 12:10:27 am »
Glad to hear Buddy is on the mend.  That part of a dog is important to them.  As proved by the amount of time they spend licking it.
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« Reply #3607 on: January 05, 2020, 01:36:42 am »
Glad to hear Buddy is on the mend. 

As am I mate  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #3608 on: January 05, 2020, 05:46:36 am »
Glad to hear Buddy is on the mend. 

As am I mate  :thumbsup:

Makes 3 of us.  :thumbsup:
Re that friend's stash, i can see a few of interest but i'm also broke at the moment... :rolleyes:
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« Reply #3609 on: January 05, 2020, 07:01:39 am »
That stash looks a bit like my Loft.  ;D
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« Reply #3610 on: January 05, 2020, 09:34:06 am »
Thanks y'all! I hate when my little friend doesn't feel good.


That stash. Hmmm. Uhhhhhh...  Well. I don't know what to think about that.  ;D

I'm happy with what I DO have and on that note I'm taking today off from paying and non-paying work alike to get some projects updated. Plans for the Lysander especially since it is time sensitive. Time to check up the XL. At last I decided to move the nuke to center pylon to free up a wee bit of room elsewhere. I either need to add something else or remove something. I might just get funny with it and throw a really old WWII iron bomb on it somewhere but then again I might come to senses later and not bother.  :mellow:
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« Reply #3611 on: January 06, 2020, 04:12:29 pm »
No efforts today. I spent all my time outside working because it's relatively nice out so I got my gargantuan can collection together so I can turn it in. I've already turned in half of it. This is ridiculous! So many cans..... sooooo sooooo many cans. Bad thing is that aluminum prices seem to be at the LOWEST I can ever recall. What I took down there last time would have netted $80-100 2 years ago and all I got was a measly $26. I was NOT amused. TONS of work for that tiny $26. Worth it? NO. Factor in all the hours it took to do It was less than minimum wage for certain.  SO ANYHOW, I'm doing it again and I might be able to get another $20-30 out of this gigantic pile of cans which will cover my decals and buy me lunch.  :thumbsup:   But... man.... if I didn't come across so many all the time I'd start just throwing this crap in the trash.

Tomorrow, if the weather is nice again, I probably won't do too much. I need to stay outside working and I'll take the stupid cans to the recycling place. As long as the nice weather holds, I'm going to take advantage. That said, I would like to get started on painting. I can dig out all my paint stuff and have it handy then cycle through all my current builds and paint everything that is ready for it.


I guess I forgot to note it but yesterday I painted the DC-9 wings. The tailplanes kept faling on the floor so I have to do those over  ;D  but they'll be done next and I'll start painting them.
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« Reply #3612 on: January 07, 2020, 06:41:42 am »
At least your helping the planet with your cans  :thumbsup:  ;)

I didn't realise the price of scrap Aluminium had dropped that much. In the UK you just put your cans in the re-cycling bin and if you are lucky they don't charge you to take it away  :unsure: Anyway the old tin coated, steel cans were much easier to re-cycle, and no I'm not biased having worked in the industry for so long  :angel:
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« Reply #3613 on: January 07, 2020, 07:20:12 am »
At least your helping the planet with your cans  :thumbsup:  ;)

I didn't realise the price of scrap Aluminium had dropped that much. In the UK you just put your cans in the re-cycling bin and if you are lucky they don't charge you to take it away  :unsure: Anyway the old tin coated, steel cans were much easier to re-cycle, and no I'm not biased having worked in the industry for so long  :angel:

Yeah, scrap metal prices have plummeted.  If I have enough, sometimes I'm lucky to get a couple bucks for gas.

NJ's pretty much the same as the UK- put your recycling in the recycling bin, and away it goes, without question or cost.  Although, Atlantic County Utilities Authority, who does our recycling in my part of SNJ, has issued guidance that they don't take certain plastics orcardboard (mainly freezer and pizza boxes and clamshell plastics)
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« Reply #3614 on: January 07, 2020, 07:33:08 am »

NJ's pretty much the same as the UK- put your recycling in the recycling bin, and away it goes, without question or cost.  Although, Atlantic County Utilities Authority, who does our recycling in my part of SNJ, has issued guidance that they don't take certain plastics orcardboard (mainly freezer and pizza boxes and clamshell plastics)

The what they will and what they won't recycle in the UK almost requires a Phd course to understand and it varies from local authority to local authority, and then when the recycling men come they throw it all in the same truck, sometimes with the general rubbish  :banghead:
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