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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #2970 on: May 31, 2019, 04:51:11 am »
With a little work those could be modified into something more appropriate for some of our builds - PSR...

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« Reply #2971 on: May 31, 2019, 05:10:51 am »
And there will be tons of of it no matter what kit I use so it's not far off the mark.    ;D      We could Call it Poly-Source Retailers and all it does is transport glue, primer, and sand paper.  :angel:
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« Reply #2972 on: June 03, 2019, 01:02:14 pm »
Making moves on all three current builds.

On the 737 I've repainted it finally. The finish STILL has flaws in it but I'm tired of pissing in the breeze here. After all the decals are on it won't be noticeable anyway and the truth of the matter is that overall it's a pretty nice, smooth, shiny white finish appropriate for a nice clean airliner!  :thumbsup: 

So, with that out of the way I've begun working on modding the engines. They need to be stretch 5mm and then the pylons themselves are to be made much thicker and "beefier" per the ADV and gravel kit set up. For now, everything seems to be going well. I've extended the engines making sure to carefully keep everything not only aligned but maintaining the taper shape/effect of the engine nacelles toward the back. These things go from more tubular to what would be the beginnings of a cone in the back...   kind of tricky.



The gunship is going very well. I feel as though the hardest work is all behind me and I'm definitely more than 50% done. This is the latest picture as of 10 minutes. I haven't even posted this on into the proper thread for it yet.  :thumbsup:  Sneek peak!  So anyway... I still need to work on some of the De-icer areas but there's not a lot of touch up painting to be done as the masking job worked tremendously well. Right now I'm painting the howitzers and the 4 engine intakes. After that, the bit of straightening on the de-icers is all that's left then I can gloss it.



Lastly, the wee F-4 Phantom of Brithish Caledonian. I'm currently detail painting and getting ready mask it. Going to paint some blue on the tail section and try to fix up the interior a bit then it's just masking the nose and anti-glare thing mainly. Might work some more on the exhaust things and intakes too, I think they need it.



It struck me all of a sudden that these are same scale so why not get a formation pic!




AND HELL, why not?!  Perhaps in this alternate universe the avalanche mitigation company Avalancer contracts with B/CAL for them to use their F-4s as spotters/guides or something?! It's all nuttery anyway!
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« Reply #2973 on: June 04, 2019, 04:30:41 am »
Maybe the Phantom drops marker flares on the top of the slopes?
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« Reply #2974 on: June 04, 2019, 05:38:10 am »
Perhaps in this alternate universe the avalanche mitigation company Avalancer contracts with B/CAL for them to use their F-4s as spotters/guides or something?! It's all nuttery anyway!

Maybe the Phantom drops marker flares on the top of the slopes?


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« Reply #2975 on: June 04, 2019, 07:28:57 am »
I like both of these ideas! 

I'd like to actually build a little plane to go with this one at some point but I think something like a Bronco or Skymaster or something would be more apt. Something slow, yet powerful enough, with a high wing.

Plans for today??  Not sure. I've decided to take a day off from work and I've no plans really. I did a bunch of chores and stuff yesterday so I don't feel guilty just sitting around so..... I think I'll break from tradition and not make much of a plan and just see what happens. Models? Video games? Both? Movies?   ;D    It's the start of the month so all the streaming services have new fair so I'll likely just make an afternoon of building models and watching Tele.   :thumbsup: 

I know I need to paint the red tips of the wings on the gunship. I keep forgetting these and I'm in danger of skipping it. I think that is all that remains between me and a gloss coat then on to transfers! I'm actually looking forward to this process this time. The sheet in the kit looks very nice and is quite comprehensive!

Having a love/hate relationship with Eastern Express and this kit...   love the subjects, hate the fitment, love the interior detail, hate the FITMENT, love the decal sheet, HATE THE FITMENT DID APES MAKE THIS?!.

I'd like to start sawing on my Caravelle to make the super stretch Caravelle. I guess I need to get a thread together for it, too. I'm trying to wrap my mind around stagger cutting the halves but with window placement and my inexperience It's just making my head hurt. I think I could do it if I broke out my ruler and took copious notes and measurments.  Things like this tend to confuse me so we'll see, but I think I'm going to try this first one with just straight cuts then reinforce the interior with posts.

F-4 ....   hell I dunno... still gotta mask some stuff but this thing is so damn small some of it is proving to be rather difficult.

So that's a loose plan for today. Things I'd like to work on but who knows what will get done and won't.  ;D 
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« Reply #2976 on: June 05, 2019, 05:50:58 am »
I keep forgetting these and I'm in danger of skipping it.


Which is why I keep a small notepad on my modelling desk and once I get to the "finals" on any build I note down the small bits I still need to do, including any touch ups etc, and cross them off once done. It's amazing how many pages these "finals" can run to  ;D
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« Reply #2977 on: June 05, 2019, 07:32:13 am »
I'll start to do that. I've 3-4 builds now with one little missing thing (usually something in the cockpit)and it's funny on one hand but frustrating on the other.  :o ;D   Oh!! And case in point, just yesterday I had .... one brush stroke of cover up paint that I meant to put on and forgot about it then glossed. This is ultra easy to fix but illustrates the point.



That whole area went bad on me... I had to fix the silver, too. The finish suffered a bit but this is the underside of the stabalizer so I don't really care. It looks fine and it's hidden 99.999999999% of the time.  :laugh: :mellow: ;D

Plans today? I definitely have a plan I want to stick to. It's time to decal the gunship. I need to find something to use for N numbers (lest I'm stuck doing them individually) then make a decision on the name itself. I think I'd be fine without it but if I can somehow muster up the gusto I could try it and see if putting on all those individual letters is worth the hassle or not. Not to mention, the FONT could wind up not looking right. I'm stuck with WWII Luftwaffe letters and modern day USN letters. Not a lot of wiggle room here. The letters may simple not look appropriate for something civilian commercial.
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« Reply #2978 on: June 06, 2019, 06:20:05 am »
Oh!! And case in point, just yesterday I had .... one brush stroke of cover up paint that I meant to put on and forgot about it then glossed. This is ultra easy to fix but illustrates the point.


Absolutely. It's cases like that where I find having the note of "finals" helps you organise things and somehow makes them seem less frustrating.
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« Reply #2979 on: June 07, 2019, 05:23:52 am »
Did not sleep worth a crap last night. Had a weird kind of anxiety type feeling mixed with unease and being unable to relax. Kind of like restless leg syndrome but for your WHOLE BODY. Have some really tight uncomfortable muschles up in my upper left back that are bothering me from sleeping funny that weren't helping matters. So anyway, it made it really difficult to sleep last night and now I'm up and getting ready to go mow. Probably won't work much on models today... I have errands to run during, before, and after work as well and I'll likely be really worn out. Going to be this way all weekend and into next week. I am now officially behind at work because the person I was going to pay to mow MY yard disappeared off the face of the damn planet so now not only does my yard need to be mowed, it is REALLY high. This will take no less than 6 hours and I can't even get to it until Tuesday... so.........  then I turn around on Thursday (next week, mind you) and start the "cycle" all over again and I already have FIVE jobs scheduled that day including FOUR lawns... SO.....  (and of course, this is almost a week away, plenty of time for other people to holler at me to get their yard done) so anyways AT BEST I might find enough free time AND energy to work on my One Week GB Next Saturday 8 days from now.     UHHHHHHHH..   :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:             SO yeah, for the first time since I joined the site, I may have to miss the one week GB.  :angry: :-\      Unreliable people, man, I swear... this feels a lot like the horrible year in 2017 where I went through employees who refused to show up to work and it rained 2-3 times EVERY WEEK, THE ENTIRE GROWING SEASON and I was behind 95% of the year.

Not real happy.

Also, I'm thinking long term. It's been YEARS since I wasn't in excruciating pain around the 4th of July for Independence Day but this year I'm finally rid of the sciatica for the most part and wanted to grill and host in the backyard for July 4th but I don't think it's going to be possible now. There's no way to make the yard look good. I'll mow it but it's so tall it'll leave debris and piles everywhere and look like garbage. I won't be able to "make it look good" in time for the 4th and I may not even be able to mow it again between next Tuesday and then. ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL these problems because one person proves to be unreliable.

In other news... I managed to decal the Gunship!!! I think the aircraft itself is done, I just need to put the silver transfers on the props then everything can be clear coated then I guess I need to worry about un masking things. Still worried about the side windows, especially the ones transfers went over. Oh well, with me trusty knife I should be able to figure something out.  ;D  Might work on this stuff today if I can. We'll see!  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #2980 on: June 13, 2019, 03:27:03 am »
Threw everything off the bench and have focused 100% on the BD-5 ever since the 7th. That said, I've barely done anything. THAT said, it's probably enough to get by!! This is such a simple build. The only problem so far is having to clean up some poorly fitting parts and the seams they created but I've already done most of that and even primed it the first time. I'll be needing to sand it some more today before I prime again I think but it should be the last time and I'll be painting by Saturday which is the last day I have to do anything to it. Hopefully I can paint it, gloss it, decal it, clear it, etc all in one evening or I won't be able to finish it. HOPEFULLY today goes really well, however. That said... I have 5 lawns to mow and trash duty so.....   

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« Reply #2981 on: June 13, 2019, 03:32:02 am »
Well? Chop-chop! Get to it, then, Brad, me lad! No time to stand around lolly-gagging! ;D
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« Reply #2982 on: June 13, 2019, 03:50:52 am »
On it! If things go well, I should be able to get back to work on it by 4 this afternoon and I ought to be able to squeeze a good 2-3 hours out of the time between then and bed time depending on energy level. I'm hoping to have some because I should be able to avoid the bulk of the heat today.
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« Reply #2983 on: June 14, 2019, 08:16:35 am »
I've all but lost the deadline on the one week GB! Things were actually looking pretty decent yesterday on time but I've aggrivated a bad tooth and it is in the most extreme pain mode that it can be. It feels as if someone hammer a screw right through the middle of my tooth, split it, and then right into the gums. I've been gobbling so much pain medicine. It hurts so bad most of the time that I can't do anything!!

I managed a tiny amount of work on the lil feller (Bede) last night but now I'm definitely behind. I'm not giving up, but I'll have to somehow PSR, paint, clear, decal, then re-clear this thing then do fiddly bits all in the span of late-afternoon - evening. It'll be pretty intense, but if my tooth isn't killing me I'm going to GO FOR IT and see where I get.  ;D      By then it will be Saturday evening and I'm not sure when the deadline is here but I think GMT is 7 hours ahead of me which, I think means the deadline could be 5PM local?  I dunno, I'll look into it tomorrow.   I remain optimistic. If I can keep eating tons of pain meds and overlap them so that they don't wear off, I might feel OK enough. Yesterday it made an uncomfortable situation in my stomache from the Naproxen, however, and I'll be seeking to avoid that.   :o

Nothing else to report! Once all the mayhem is over with concerning the GB I'll be back on the finishing aspects of the gunship. It's painfully close to being done. A solid two hours of work (beit all at once, or spread out) is about all that's left. Tiny bit of touch up on the glare patch then last gloss coat then I need to cut out the window decal openings and possibly the masking on the windows themselves. I need to put the decals on the props and clear those. After that, it's just the fiddly bits of the gear. PRobably going to leave off all the tiny antennas and stuff but then again it depends on how I feel about it when I reach that point.  ;D
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« Reply #2984 on: June 15, 2019, 06:01:42 am »
Anyone have any tips for severe toothache made worse by being on the same side and flaring up trigeminal neuralgia? Thing is, I can't put anything on the tooth or gums as mere pressure or the slightest touch makes it really really bad.

I'm taking: 
                  Acetaminophen
                  Naproxen (So I can't take any more NSAID stuff like aspirin)
                  Tramadol   

Any over the counter meds I'm missing? Any home remedies I could try bearing in mind I can't put anything on the area? I've heard of teabags for example but that's out....   

This is so bad I can't even eat using the other side of my mouth and I've stopped eating altogether to avoid the pain.

Only good thing I can say is that it feels a little better this morning than it did yesterday so I'm getting better.  :thumbsup: I just need to not aggravate it any more and need some relief as the pills I'm taking are starting to not work as well.


MODELLING... well... hmm...  If I can get to the point where I'm not being driven mad with this tooth pain, I'll be working on my little BD-5. Not must time left but then again it's so small it won't take long to work on it anyway so it could be finished if I'm lucky!  ;D 
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