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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #2925 on: May 13, 2019, 03:55:32 pm »
DFZ!!! Been wonderin about you. Been a while! Glad you rested up. I'm sure your pretty amped to be feeling better.  :wacko:    Thanks for the concern... uhh... this was all very new and a very unsettling experience for me. I think I've learned to take it easy though, so... silver lining? Still not 100% but I'm way better off than I was for that week/week and a half or so.


I'm not as amped as i could be for a lot of reasons but i'm doing fine compared to so many in this world... now, you, mister, should really take it easy. I know that sitting at home doesn't pay bills but you know it's not going to help trying to do stuff when you're still recovering, and it only makes it worse in the long run.
I do like the selection of 80's movies although i haven't seen them all. That "Last Starfighter" sounds interesting.
I loved Johnny 5 and it's been way too long since i've watched any of those movies. ;D

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« Reply #2926 on: May 13, 2019, 05:32:35 pm »
Good advice... I'm going to try my best. I've managed to free up a little mowing-free time this week so I hope I can maintain focus and stay relaxed. You called it... I've been my own worse enemy in this whole ordeal. This mess is teaching me to relax and be less tense and stressed out, though, so there's that...   ;D

Find 'The Last Starfighter' and watch it immediately! It likely won't have the same impact on you now as it would have were you to have seen it in the 80's as a kid like I did... but like the man said, it's held up quite well over time and is a damn fun watch. Coincidence: I'm putting it in to play this very minute! Just finished "Navigator.."  :lol:

In other news... I'm attempting last minute corrections to the nose of the Gunship. Turns out the fuselage blends into part of the area and I missed that. Oh well, she's getting there! For how shithouse the parts and fitment were, this is turning out the be quite the nice looking model so credit to EE for that I guess? Or... credit to me for pissing away the hours fixing it? I dunno.... trying not to be too mean to EE I guess. It really is turning out to be a nice looking lil plane so thanks to them for that!  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #2927 on: May 14, 2019, 03:41:46 am »
The Last Starfighter - not bad, not bad at all. :thumbsup:

However, I prefer Battle Beyond the Stars - which I really have to find a copy of, one day, to complete my Seven Samurai collection. ;)
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« Reply #2928 on: May 14, 2019, 03:47:17 am »
I was heavily influenced by The Blues Brothers.  Mammoth car chases and amazing music.  And the scene in the restaurant!  "Sell me your women".  I've long wanted to behave like that.
With Carrie Fisher and John Belushi in the cast just imagine the partying that went on...
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #2929 on: May 14, 2019, 06:14:16 am »
Blues Brothers - one of my all time favourite's.

First time I saw it was on a coach coming home from a Palace match and it hadn't quite finished when we got back to the ground. We all made the driver drive around the ground until it had finished  ;D

Mind you every time I see it I refuse to accept that Dan Aykroyd is playing Elwood ???
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« Reply #2930 on: May 14, 2019, 08:23:51 am »
Didn't make it through the movie marathon yesterday. So... today, I re-group and try again. I didn't get to Harry and The Hendersons and Blue Brothers so I will try again. Of course, I need filler for the afternoon so what I'll do is watch the Back To The Future movies first.


Painting is the order of the day. I have some clean-up sanding and a quick re-prime of the nose section again where I'm trying to blend the clear nose piece into the fuselage. It's better than it was but I'm afraid with the nice white paint it'll still out if I don't make it better. Shouldn't take long to do this, however.

Struck out trying to find pictures of the paint scheme on anything.  That'll teach me. Next time I see something interesting I will save it. I think I have the right colors anyway. The green is SORT OF "iffy". I tried it on the test bed. I'll try to take a pic of that later. Anyway.... I think once it is cleared at the end that it should be right. We'll see! 

I also started painting the landing gear. Not much left on that.. just need to paint the tires black. I also need to paint the gear doors and spinners. I think I'll have the spinners match the green I'm using.
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« Reply #2931 on: May 14, 2019, 08:15:06 pm »
Making progress on the gunship but I'm getting ahead of myself and starting to make mistakes so I'm shelving it for awhile. The 737 is still drying. I can work on modifying the engines but I simply don't want to so......   time to start something new!  Not the massive 707, though, I want something easier.

This is a bit older idea. I wanted to make something to go in my 1/144 airliners collection that fits the theme but WASN'T an airliner. So, I came up with a British Caledonian F-4F. It can be a parts/mechanic runner or some pilot shuttle or...... something. Anyway... I'll paint it up white and slap some transfers from a BAC-111 on it.

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« Reply #2932 on: May 15, 2019, 02:48:32 am »
Airline Wars! ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #2933 on: May 15, 2019, 08:42:53 am »
Could you imagine? Big planes like 747 would be capital ships and carriers and the like and the fighters are decked out in the glorious schemes of all the airlines, doing battle in the skies.  ;D
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« Reply #2934 on: May 15, 2019, 11:31:56 am »
Now, that's just Crazy Talk... oh wait, this *is* a What-If site...

should we be worried, or just sit back and watch the fun and shenanigans ensue?  ;D

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« Reply #2935 on: May 18, 2019, 09:18:10 am »
I think it would be glorious!   Being one of my favorites, I can't help but wonder what fully armed F-16 would look like... in.. say........   I dunno...  American Airlines or United livery.  How about a Lufthansa Tornado or a bigazz BOAC Vulcan or something?!?!  ;D ;D ;D   Could come up with some weird story... like...when the U.S.  " de-regulated " the airlines that they REALLY de-regulated the hell out of the airlines and something went wonky and they started buying military grade weapons to try to eliminate the competition with missiles instead of lower fares.  ;D
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« Reply #2936 on: May 18, 2019, 02:59:20 pm »
Protect your routes at all costs!!
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« Reply #2937 on: May 18, 2019, 03:52:54 pm »
That's the spirit, brotha!!! 
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« Reply #2938 on: May 20, 2019, 02:20:34 am »
I feel like ARSSSSSSSSE  (actually, by time I finally posted all this I'm feeling a lot better already).  ;D   Woke up at 3, hoping it was 6. Too much on my mind and today is a big day for multiple reasons so I just got up. This is what I was doing last year anyway(as early as 1:30AM which I'd like to never do ever again. ANYTHING prior to 2:30 is too early no matter what) and I need to get used to waking up early but 3AM is pushing it. Oh well, once daylight arrives I'll feel better.  :thumbsup:

We have big time weather moving in today. A 5/5 on the "dangerous weather" scale so in the least there will be severe storms and we're expecting lots of hail and tornadoes. The timing of all this means I may only get one or two lawns mowed (I have 4 scheduled again) and of course trash is first but I'll do at least half of that before sunrise. BUUUUUT...  looks like I might get rained out and will be home working on models. The chance of rain is up to 100% at the 9 oclock "area" so I'll be hard pressed to get any mowing done seeing as how the sunrises around 7:25. We'll see how it goes!  :wacko:

I'd like to finish the paint work on the F-4 if I can. It's pretty close now. I need to sand the whole thing (but in 1/144 it won't be too troublesome) then add the last few coats then I'll start in on the detail work like anti-glare stuff and the NMF around the exhaust, etc. Would be nice to gloss it by the end of the day.

In other news, I'm making more progress on the gunship. I'm in the masking phase and have masked the cheatline and the border of the bottom half of the hull. I need to finish maskng the borders around the cargo door then run my wide tape over the 'field'areas then I need to either purchase or cut some 1.5-2mm wide strips of tape so I can make my custom "A" logos on the tail. Next up I want to make an anti-glare patch forward of the windscreens and also paint and mask some walkways for the top of the aircraft. Somewhere in all this I'll do the detail painting for things like APU exhaust, gear wells, odd-ball panels, and things of that nature.
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« Reply #2939 on: May 20, 2019, 08:31:01 am »
0300hrs is, for me, as often as not, bed time! :o
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