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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #4065 on: August 22, 2020, 08:54:07 pm »
Take care of yourself, the rest can take care of themselves.
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« Reply #4066 on: August 22, 2020, 09:08:48 pm »
Thanks, brotha.... I'm going into the new week with a mindset of trying to slow things down. I believe... if I can make it through Tuesday that the rest of the week should be less intense as far as paying work is concerned and I plan to largely hide away from the heat and do inside things. September can't get here quick enough!
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« Reply #4067 on: August 22, 2020, 09:17:36 pm »
Can you work in the morning, take a break in the early afternoon and finish up when the day starts to cool down?
Wasn’t it Kipling who said “Only mad dogs and Englishmen stand in the noon day sun”?
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« Reply #4068 on: August 22, 2020, 11:13:08 pm »
Indeed, I do similar some days.... I'll work to about 2:30 or so then come home and take lunch. Sometimes I'll take 2 hours before I go back around 4:30 or so. During this time I not only eat lunch and cool down but I do chores, get things ready for the next day, pre-prep to cook supper, etc. It's quite handy. Later on when I'm done with work around 7:00 there's less to do and I can get to relaxing quicker. It's pretty nice, really... it makes for a longer day but I take the time to not only eat lunch but get some stuff done to help "future" 7:00 o'clock me out.
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« Reply #4069 on: August 22, 2020, 11:39:51 pm »
Alright. Check this out. Accentuate the positive..... right? OK... so.. first off.. here's this whole bag of various size and grits of little sanding sticks or "twigs." I got these offa Amazon in a rare deviation from eBay. Nothing against Amazon; I just eBay more when I buy stuff. I should probably check out Amazon more often.





This done showed up like 4 months ago but hey, late better than never.  I haven't used them yet but they seem pretty neat.... they're like.... various sand paper and sand paper type stuff with a foam thing in the middle for a sandwhich. Nice and thin.... I've hear people say they like 'em for models.

 And here go the paintbrushes from ABC (I think that's right).  Not bad, they look nice!! Arrived pretty quick, too, condsidering over-seas and the whole slow-down because of the Covid-19.



Probably going to cull the brush stash to get rid of things and start using these. It's nice having new stuff. Earlier this year I bought all the scalpels and blades. Now I have brushes. Makes me want to work on something! I'll find the time soon.
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« Reply #4070 on: August 23, 2020, 12:06:46 am »
Just caught up with your thread, mate, and things do sound tough.  If it’s any consolation I think others have been through similar at some point, but not necessarily to the same extent.  It’s rubbish when it happens.

A reboot/reset does, as you say, sound in order and hopefully you’ll be able to do that.  Also I hope the recent arrival of the ‘goody boxes’ helps inspire you to be diverted towards some hobby time, and to enjoy the diversion.

You sound a conscientious hard worker worthy of down time.  If some folk are telling you otherwise then yes, as has been suggested, they should be encouraged to participate in some ‘work experience’.

Anyway, you take care.
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #4071 on: August 23, 2020, 06:17:54 am »
Those brushes arrived nice and quick Brad, especially given the "times we are a living in"  :thumbsup:

I know it's easy to say mate, but you need to "simply" set your own standards and live up to them as best you can. Don't try and emulate others unless they are are truly inspiring. You seem like a decent, hard working lad and you need some down time, we all do. Don't worry about others, take care of yourself and any you really care about  :thumbsup: I learned that the hard way a long time ago, but it is the right approach.
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« Reply #4072 on: August 23, 2020, 06:32:09 am »
Can you work in the morning, take a break in the early afternoon and finish up when the day starts to cool down?
Wasn’t it Kipling who said “Only mad dogs and Englishmen stand in the noon day sun”?

It was actually Noel Coward in 1931, but I agree it's a Kiplingesque idea.

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Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.........
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #4073 on: August 23, 2020, 07:12:21 am »

It was actually Noel Coward in 1931, but I agree it's a Kiplingesque idea.


I can HEAR him saying it!  ;D
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« Reply #4074 on: August 23, 2020, 10:43:59 am »
Just caught up with your thread, mate, and things do sound tough.  If it’s any consolation I think others have been through similar at some point, but not necessarily to the same extent.  It’s rubbish when it happens.

A reboot/reset does, as you say, sound in order and hopefully you’ll be able to do that.  Also I hope the recent arrival of the ‘goody boxes’ helps inspire you to be diverted towards some hobby time, and to enjoy the diversion.

You sound a conscientious hard worker worthy of down time.  If some folk are telling you otherwise then yes, as has been suggested, they should be encouraged to participate in some ‘work experience’.

Anyway, you take care.


Thank you! I appreciate the support. I'm with yous guys and I've even harped on it elsewhere about how people seem to be long on talk but short on help. People can criticise and complain but what they never do is offer to help solve these problems so I'm finding myself less and less interested in their input......           Here's to looking forward to that re-set. Might have a mini-reset here in a couple days anyway... they're cutting the water off to fix a main so for about 8 hours I'll not be having running water so that kinda kills going to work that day because I refuse to leave and go out in the heat without a shower beforehand so I might have a lil mini vacation that day or something.
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« Reply #4075 on: August 23, 2020, 10:46:41 am »
Those brushes arrived nice and quick Brad, especially given the "times we are a living in"  :thumbsup:

I know it's easy to say mate, but you need to "simply" set your own standards and live up to them as best you can. Don't try and emulate others unless they are are truly inspiring. You seem like a decent, hard working lad and you need some down time, we all do. Don't worry about others, take care of yourself and any you really care about  :thumbsup: I learned that the hard way a long time ago, but it is the right approach.

WILCO. I'm working on it... I have to break loose from this current rut of perpetual work-mode. Habits are so hard to break sometimes, though.  I think I might need to get downright pissy about my off time like I do my work time. Like..... tell people to straight up kiss me arse if they don't like it and if I want to sit around all day that's my perogitive. Ha!
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« Reply #4076 on: August 23, 2020, 10:47:30 am »
"Mad Dog" is a phrase that has been coming up pretty often here recently........  hmmmm.... 
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« Reply #4077 on: August 25, 2020, 09:19:52 pm »
Picture for interest.




This is something I've been thinking about for a couple years. I have a bunch of surplus sprue and have always wanted to make "sprue-goo" to use as filler. I even have a couple fouled bottles of cement (applicator nozzles jammed, don't want to brush it because it's thick) to get started with to make a small batch.

I've heard in the past that there are chemicals you can buy "in bulk" to accomplish this and can even be made to use as traditional styrene weld.  The idea of buying a lifetime supply of model glue for the price of one TeT bottle appeals. This feller (picture) mentioned these two chemicals so is that the ticket?

Also.... am working on the F-86 tonight!  Finished off the missiles and the drop tanks. Outside of the gear doors painted. I sanded the body itself after a really rought coat of primer then subsequently over sprayed the hell out of the silver and it crazed (oddly enough, I'm not that upset... I knew it could happen when I tried to do all the coats at once  ;D  as usual, it backfired.. I swear this is my ultimate weakness) .   It's on its way, though....  I put the plane outside to dry in the ultra heat and surprisingly low humidity. That way I'll be able to sand it sooner and get back to painting it. Other than finished the gear doors I think that's it... whole thing will be waiting on sanding and re-painting of the airplane itself so I'm going to try to get back into my Saudi 737 which needs a bunch of masking.
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« Reply #4078 on: August 29, 2020, 11:17:41 am »
Trying to get back to models today if I can. I have a bit of house cleaning and organizing to do. That could take anywhere from an hour to infinity but I'm going to focus on just getting THIS room nice and tidy.

At last, I oversprayed my F-86 and it crazed in a few areas so I threw it outside to dry up in the 100+ degree heat (108 yesterday) and low humidity. Man... that low humidity.. sure is nice! Nice for things drying up, too, it's been out there like 4 days now so I should be able to sand that crazing away and re-apply the silver paint then it's on to getting the stripes painted on. In my interpretation of this aircraft, I'm electing to go with dark green stripes right on top of the NMF. In my research this seems the most likely method the Indians used on their MiGs.

In other news.. it's been yet another frustrating week. The morons that my mama paid to tear down a shed (the one ol' boy I was going to pay that never showed up) fecked around and stole my expensive sledge hammer that I kindly set out there for them to use. I'm pissed off about it. It was my daddy's and was about the only thing out there I cared about. They could have stolen damn near anything else and I wouldn't have been nearly as upset. I was about to take another sledge hammer and go turn his vehicle into scrap with it but decided against it. Good news is, though, in a last ditch attempt to find some peace and happiness I've went ahead and had that gaming computer made.....    I have it now... I went yesterday and bought a new 4K 65 inch TV, gaming keyboard, and gaming mouse. The TV.... surprisingly inexpensive. They make higher end models and what not but for $500 I have a very large (in my opinion) nice TV that runs 4K and blah blah blah and should be just fine. No telling when I'll get all this crap set up finally but I figure if I dedicate a little bit of time to it each day I'll just let the motivation either occur and push me through to the end or at least be satisfied with little chunks of progress that eventually will lead to "the promised land."

BUT, more than the computer the stuff, I want to get my F-86 on track today and I should be able to do that.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #4079 on: September 02, 2020, 11:45:35 am »
Computer and TV sitting boxed up. IT's been raining a bunch though so I've been stuck inside so I've taken the opportunity to continue my deep cleaning and organizing. Going to re-arrange the hell out of things in here to facilitate everything. It's going to be nice if I can stick with it before lawns start kicking me arse again which is due to start tomorrow. In other words... I have today to get it done in if I want to set that stuff up which means I have to focus strictly on this room here.  BUT ANYWAY.........   F-86 has been decalled and now I'm going to paint on the camo and detail painting... some weathering, etc. Could be done with it today, we'll see.
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