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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #4080 on: September 04, 2020, 10:34:01 pm »
Interesting artwork. Found it uncredited but "Joe Jusko" is at the bottom so I assume that is the artist. Fascinating old-school type of shark plane...





Also.... paint work on the F-86 to come soon.
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« Reply #4081 on: September 05, 2020, 05:51:54 am »
Catalina meets Batplane ?
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« Reply #4082 on: September 05, 2020, 06:43:13 am »
Catalina meets Batplane ?

Batalina...
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #4083 on: September 05, 2020, 06:49:27 am »
Catalina meets Batplane ?

Batalina...


 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

THAT'S what the 'B' stands for in PBY then!
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« Reply #4084 on: September 06, 2020, 02:52:58 am »
Catalina meets Batplane ?

Batalina...

 ;D ;D I think I have just the right nose art as well  ;)
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« Reply #4085 on: September 09, 2020, 11:58:10 pm »
I was also thinking "Bat-something" when I saw it.  :mellow: :mellow:

Hell....where do I begin. Weather, work, endless list of project and chores. Positive: getting quite a bit of work done on some of this. Also, weather is cooperating. I'm still crippled up with the busted foot and gout but that is getting better, too. Uhhh...  something like that. Overall, things are getting better and better by the day.

As far as model stuff is concerned, after three months, I finished my one week long Sabre:




I have so, so many other plans for so any other things but I'm going to get this model stuff going proper again if I can. I'm nearing the time of year where it's much more possible so that helps. Plans as of NOW are to try to finish the 2-3 builds I have going now that are needing finalization. One is the Saudi 737 and another is the PSA L-1011 Tristar. Both of these have become a monkey on my back and I think I need to get them done so I can progress without some sort of mental "hang-up" slowing me down.

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« Reply #4086 on: September 10, 2020, 02:55:49 am »
As far as model stuff is concerned, after three months, I finished my one week long Sabre:

My kind of performance! Excellent, I'm not the only one! :thumbsup: ;D
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« Reply #4087 on: September 10, 2020, 06:09:53 am »
Sabre looks good mate  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #4088 on: September 10, 2020, 11:05:04 am »
As far as model stuff is concerned, after three months, I finished my one week long Sabre:

My kind of performance! Excellent, I'm not the only one! :thumbsup: ;D

It's funny as hell..  I never imagined it would take this damn long.  ;D ;D    Part of it was not investigating the kit. I've sort of put myself off of reading reviews and build pages and such as I was convincing myself NOT to do a lot of kits but I think for the week long GBs I'll go ahead and research the kit to make sure it doesn't need all types of surgery. This old Frog bird was more of a pain in me arse than I was expecting. Cutting out the entire gear bay system, for instance.  Live and learn! 
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« Reply #4089 on: September 10, 2020, 11:06:03 am »
Sabre looks good mate  :thumbsup:


Cheers!!! I'm happy as hell with it. It's a neat looking "thing." I have nothing else quite like it and I've satisfied one of my "list" items for modelling, which was to apply camo atop NMF. 
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« Reply #4090 on: September 20, 2020, 01:56:51 pm »
'Bout to start something new I think. I've been wanting to finish off a couple stalled airliners but I'm finding it difficult to get motivated for it but I've been rolling around an idea for a Thunderbirds A-10  (Thunderbrrrrrrt).  Might just get started on that soon.

I'm slowly making progress with the grand re-organize and deep clean to include re-arranging furniture and stuff.... I've concluded I have too much heavy stuff on the Eastern side of the house and so help me, the floor is tilting downhill in that direction.... foundation problems or something....  anyway, I'm going to move most of the heaviest stuff to the West wall and this is VERY MUCH complicating things. Making progress, however. I'm doing what I can to more properly store things. Problems like storage spaces only half full and stuff like that.... once I get those areas filled I can make the rooms more tidy themselves and I'll be moving a lot of my stash to another room so I can open up THIS room enough to finally get on with the re-arranging of furniture. BUT ANYWAY.... I THINK.... THAT EVEN THOUGH I'M NOT DONE WITH THIS YET, THAT I WILL START A NEW BUILD.

Been in a big time rut lately and I need to break out of it somehow so this might be just the ticket. Feeling motivated today, too. For a few weeks I've not been sleeping well and it came down to my new pillow. I decided to force myself to adapt to the pillow as was but it just won't work so I took a bunch of the stuffing out of it last night (as is suggested on the packing....  it said right on there that if it's not the way you like it, open it up and take out the stuffing until it is) and I slept better. Amazing what a good sleep can do. I think I still need to take a little more stuffing out but it seems to have helped so that's a plus.

So anyhow... I have this Monogram A-10. I'll build this sucker nice and clean... no Pave Penny thing, not weapons, no pylons....   I'll keep the avenger but CHROME PLATE the tip that sticks out of the nose but for the sake of the story, the gun is out, too, so that it's lighter and can do more fancy moves at air shows. So... we'll have a Thunderbirds A-10. I have a bunch of spare Thunderbirds transfers to use... I may have to order some in anyway, but if I can, I'll use the ones I have. There will be masking and tricky paint work I imagine but painting the whole thing white will make it easier I suspect then the wing stripes, nose paint, and tail paint might have to be masked but I don't think it'll be too difficult. Actually sort of looking forward to it!

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« Reply #4091 on: September 20, 2020, 02:06:36 pm »
The T'birds A-10 sounds REALLY good, I can't wait to see what you make of the idea.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #4092 on: September 20, 2020, 03:55:12 pm »
Dang near sitting on my hands with this one! I'm going to give my house chores another hour or two then I'm going to try to get into the kit and also dig out the decals. They are in a Hasegawa Thunderbirds Set.  Good news: I know right where it is. Bad news: it's rather buried under stacks of other stuff. That said, the kits are all being moved around per the organizing so I'll sort of be killing two birds with one stone. I will use the opportunity to transition... I'll keep at the house chores and work my way toward digging out that box and when I do, I'll segue into working on the model. Solid plan in place that satisfies two compulsions.   :wacko:


I've always thought in my mind that display teams should also have one (or two... so one is a back up) of other premiere aircraft in the arsenal to go around with the traditional teams.  Thunderbirds.... for instance.... could have an F-15, A-10.... a single F-22... etc....      Blue Angels could have had a single Tomcat.... things like that.
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« Reply #4093 on: September 21, 2020, 06:18:12 am »
Co-incidentally it took me ages to sort one of my new pillows out so that I was comfortable with it. Really important to get it sorted if only to stop your neck from giving you gip in the morning.
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« Reply #4094 on: September 21, 2020, 10:25:55 am »
Holy hell... neck problems and arm problems... I'd wind up sleeping barely on the corner of the pillow where I could smash it flatter and then have my arm under there. It got to the point where my arms were hurting pretty bad from that and my neck was all messed up as you said and I was like, "Ok, damnit, bested by a pillow!!!"     As it was, it was really bulbous and firm. It was great if you wanted to sit somewhat reclined as if reading a book but if you sleep on your belly like I do (I almost never sleep flat on my back ....... unless I'm taking a nap for some reason.... and even then I usually wind up flipping over at some point.)   So here I am sleeping belly down and trying to have my head up on this 50 story tall pillow....    I decided to stop waiting on the thing to conform to me so I eviscerated it. (probably take out a wee more)

Updates. I made huge grounds on the house organization yesterday and as promised transitioned to model stuff. Didn't make it to looking at the kit. I just sort of started digging out the Thunderbirds stuff and then got to cleaning up and organizing my work station and got a lot of that done. I will continue today and should be able to easily finish the work station clean up (sometimes I have to do this before starting a new build so I feel more organized) and get into the kit. Later today I'll be able to start moving my stash to another room and when that happens I'll get to Thunderbirds stuff and then I should be able to actually get started. I plan to kick off by immediately getting the landing gear , gear doors, and canopy finished and set aside. 
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