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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #3900 on: April 14, 2020, 09:11:50 am »
Good to know you're feeling better, mate!  :thumbsup: The way things are going in NYC is scary but if everyone does their part, i'm sure y'all be safe around there. I'm sure that being a modeller, you're pretty good at social distancing so you should be ok.  ;)
Those are big wings there...  I'm sure Kit will love that... ;D :thumbsup:

Yeah, man, really... aside from certain shortages at stores my life has largely been unaltered... I'm an intorvert, if I'm not working (or running errands/groceries) I AM at home. I maybe once a year host a small get-together here but going OUT to socialize hasn't happened in years. I do miss it sometimes and it's kind of sad but then again I'm perfectly happy being home. When I'm not home..... know where I want to be? Home. I mean.....  It's like.... I'm not spending any extra time at home as a result of this stuff... because this is always were I'm at anyway.  ;D
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« Reply #3901 on: April 14, 2020, 09:46:16 am »
Glad you're feeling better and have at least some work.  The places I miss going most are museums.  And I could use a haircut, and it'd be nice to take my daughter to a playground now that the weather is getting better.

Hm.  Maybe I should pull my kits out.  But, 4-year-old, so too much risk of damage, and honestly, not much time to do stuff on my own.

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« Reply #3902 on: April 14, 2020, 03:26:26 pm »
Thank you!

Hopefully this level of being cooped up will go be done with within the next 2-3 weeks. Not so sure about that, but uhh.... wishful thinking I guess?  Haircuts!!!  That's one I think a lot of people were caught off guard about. I'm starting to see more and more people mention it and one of my friends was quite upset about it.  ;D   Once again, I luck out, because I cut my own hair and did so yesterday morning in fact. But.... I definitely sympathize. My clippers busted once and I went something like 4-5 weeks without a haircut and it was driving me mad there toward the end.
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« Reply #3903 on: April 19, 2020, 09:22:36 am »
Going for "a" big push on the Pluto build today. Me goals is to 'ave the wings, front and empenage stuff both, by evening. Tall order because I still need to refine things and I screwed up yesterday and actually went backward on the build and made something that was nearly finished into a mess so it might take some doing.

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« Reply #3904 on: April 20, 2020, 05:51:54 am »
It's always good to have a plan even if it falls at the first hurdle, because at least you have a framework to work around and your brain is already partially focused on it  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #3905 on: April 20, 2020, 10:04:09 am »
Yeah buddy!   You're right.. having a plan of allows me to bypass problems sometimes and keep working. Keeping momentum is important, I've found. When I'm busy working on a build, I tend to want to keep at it whereas when I don't really have a clue what is going on and haven't been working on it I'm more apt to say, "Ahh, hell, I just work on it some other day." 

The repair work I had to do where I screwed it up went really fast. In fact... it went so fast I didn't know what to do myself and then got distracted and started tinkering with everything else BUT models. (have I mentioned that I have ADD?)   I managed to glue one wing on, though, and propped it up to dry. At this point I should have got back to working on other little bits of the build but I instead found myself putting together a BBQ and some other things.  ;D ;D 

Later on I started playing video games but I stopped long enough to put the other wing on. I figured at this point since it was so late I'd just let that stuff dry up overnight. I looked at it earlier and it looks really nice!!!! This is pretty fantastic for a random pile of garbage being glued together. Today I'd like to finish getting the rest of the wings on and maybe even get the engines on.

Other good news... I sent a bill for a 1/4 of the normal amount ('pro-rated' I guess is the term) to my people in OKC where the trash contract originates and they surprised me by sending along the full amount.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #3906 on: April 21, 2020, 05:54:55 am »

Other good news... I sent a bill for a 1/4 of the normal amount ('pro-rated' I guess is the term) to my people in OKC where the trash contract originates and they surprised me by sending along the full amount.  :thumbsup:

They obviously appreciate your work and honesty  :thumbsup:

Having a plan works well for life as well mate. Doesn't have to be detailed indeed best if it isn't, but a framework is good.
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« Reply #3907 on: April 21, 2020, 09:06:05 am »
Caught back up now.....   today will be spent mowing customers' lawns and after that I think I'm going to grill up some food on the BBQ I assembled.  Meanwhile, the Pluto is largely glued together now. No going back! This is basically the end form. Going to be some intersting painting going on... I might even leave those horizontal stabs off until later or something. I dunno.... this whole project is weird. 

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« Reply #3908 on: April 21, 2020, 01:27:45 pm »
The Pluto looks weird... but nice! :thumbsup:
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« Reply #3909 on: April 21, 2020, 06:26:45 pm »
Thanks, hoss!  It's been a fun build, contrary to what I was thinking.  Gotta get my bashing and scratching skillz up somehow... what better way.  ;D
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« Reply #3910 on: April 22, 2020, 05:20:06 am »
Thanks, hoss!  It's been a fun build, contrary to what I was thinking.  Gotta get my bashing and scratching skillz up somehow... what better way.  ;D

The more you do it, the more your skills will improve.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #3911 on: May 04, 2020, 06:50:34 pm »
Been about a couple weeks since I updated this. Haven't had much new information to talk about.   Well, I do now! My puppet toy P-4 Pluto is going very well now and I feel I have some breathing room. I'm confident in making the initial deadline. Check it out!




Now that the Pluto is on its way to the finish line I'm going to start up work on my other projects again in the in between times while things are drying, etc. In fact, the other night I threw a clear coat on the nuclear bomb I'm hanging from my F-16XL build. I think I want to focus on my Tristar, however..... I think that one just needs the transfers applied (although, this is a monumental task... I have an intricate detail set from Nazca and there are dozens and dozens). Most importantly I'd like to get the stuff onto the wings. If I can get all this going then all that would be left after is to glue the wings and gear/gear doors on then she should be finished.

Also, the little 737..... that thing is closing in on having been going for 3 years. It's not unusual to shelve something for years or months but I've always considered this  an "active" build this entire time and the times I've not worked on it attributed to things like waiting on supplies or having group builds intrude, etc. I'd have to look at it again to see what needs done but I think I'm not at the phase where I am trying to get the bottom half painted for detail.

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« Reply #3912 on: May 10, 2020, 08:42:24 pm »
Another near week has passed...    starting yesterday, I did some work on the Pluto. More refinement of the engines area back on the empenage . Tried again today but I'm just so damn tired and worn out from work, paying and otherwise. Tomorrow will be 8 days in a row of mowing stuff and there are a million other little things I've had to do recently as well ranging from the typical to the atypical such as attempting in futility repeatedly to grocery shop and do things for mother's day.  I don't even know how it's possible but even with the whole Covid stuff and losing 60% of my "job" I seem to be busier than ever. Cool thing is... I have a fair amount to show for it! Yard looks grand and I caught up on stuff like trimming bushes and pulling weeds..... organizing stuff, cooking meals for the week(s) and all that.

This evening I settled down after a ton of this crap and decided to grab all the boxes and stuff whatever it may be for all ongoing model projects and re-organized it all and mentally refreshed myself on what all is needed in them. It's only going to be a matter of a day or two before I can really dig my feet in and get back to this stuff in earnest. I've front loaded so much chores and jobs that I'm approaching a "dead-zone" in the schedule that will coincide with less than stellar weather so.........   it looks I'm going to finally be able to get back to some hobbies and get some real STUFF done!  Looking forward to it. I might even do a little bit tomorrow but I have 3 properties to mow and shopping and errands. But, if not, the NEXT day for sure.... unless someone ELSE calls wanting lawn service. Either way, we're getting things done here.  ;D
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« Reply #3913 on: May 13, 2020, 10:34:34 pm »
Did some work on my Pluto ... quite a bit. Frustrating work, though. Sanding and all that... but I'm ready for paint. I stopped short of that because of weather and also being lazy.

A good sign... I also worked on another build! I did some painting and fixing on the weapons for the F-16XL build and got the paint together for doing the camo. I also cut up and sanded some stuff that went very bad when I last worked on it due to an abundance of tamiya glue and too strong clamps..... (don't ask..... keep your eyes peeled, though, you may notice it in the coming pictures).

I had fun... I was distracted by TV and internet but today was the first in weeks since I didn't have to go anywhere and the first in 8 days not having to go mow lawns or do a bunch of errands. I can feel my energy coming back.  ;D

I'll try to do more tomorrow...  hopefully enough to warrant proper updates in the respective threads for each of these builds.
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« Reply #3914 on: May 13, 2020, 10:35:50 pm »
Awesome! 12:34:34 on the time stamp. ^  ;D
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