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  • redboat219
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    Nice trick.

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  • RCJetDude
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    David, I am having trouble understanding the red and blue where the draft numbers are. Can you help explain what you have going on there? The screen mask with random glue spots filling the grid is genius sir. I learned something new today. Thank you!

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  • Das Boot
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    Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

    Stop bothering me, you miserable old ****!

    Anyway...

    ...Yeah.

    I have been hoping around between projects a bit more than usual -- sometimes even I am left wondering what to do next (and why!). Anywho...



    By the way, your SWM 1/96 BLUEBACK is looking fine. Seems you're coming to terms with your Paasche H-model air-brush, and the markings look good too. Drop the other shoe and paint those two marker buoy fairing plates 'international orange', and you'll be done with it. AND weather that beast!

    What's next on your workbench?

    David
    I’m done with the BLUEBACK except for painting the periscope. I’m working on the SCORPION now, and I’m painting her as launched, but will paint the buoy covers. I eliminated the covers on the BLUEBACK as they didn’t have any. Click image for larger version

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by Das Boot View Post
    You’re jumping around on the page a bit. Who’s boat are you working on? The one with grass on it. Looks good.
    Stop bothering me, you miserable old ****!

    Anyway...

    ...Yeah.

    I have been hoping around between projects a bit more than usual -- sometimes even I am left wondering what to do next (and why!). Anywho...

    The project with the 'grass' is one of Dave Manley's magnificent 1/96 kits, the HMS TRENCHANT of the TRAFALGAR class of British SSN's. I've put this guy at the top of the rotation in the hope of having it finished and all trimmed out in time for the big Groton event later this month. Sure wish you could make it, Casey, but I do appreciate what a long drive that would be for you. Red Clay for sure, pal!

    By the way, your SWM 1/96 BLUEBACK is looking fine. Seems you're coming to terms with your Paasche H-model air-brush, and the markings look good too. Drop the other shoe and paint those two marker buoy fairing plates 'international orange', and you'll be done with it. AND weather that beast!

    What's next on your workbench?

    David

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  • Das Boot
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    You’re jumping around on the page a bit. Who’s boat are you working on? The one with grass on it. Looks good.

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  • rwtdiver
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    Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

    And there I was, *****ing about world changes around me, as I ignored the most vital and wonderful circumstances of my existence:

    I was born to those two successful people; I was gifted every opportunity life could offer; I exist in this time and place with all the wonders and advantages available to me; I have lived my life under the wing of the best, most just, country on this planet; and I had the very good fortune of hooking up with the most wonderful gal I will ever know -- a relationship that made me so much better than I otherwise would have been.

    Looking back, I'm one lucky guy. It's been a hell of a lot of fun. Indeed, I won life's lottery.

    Now, to make the best of the time left; to stop nit-picking the little things beyond my control. It's time to knuckle down and address my bucket-list.

    David
    David,

    Well said Sir!

    I to have a wonderful mate, friend, and encourager in my life! I am blessed! "Let's get back to building"

    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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  • Das Boot
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    When I was a young guy on Amateur Radio, we used to make fun of the old guys on 40 meters HF. All they would do is talk about their ailments and the old days. Now I’m them. Time is karma.

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  • James Wittaker
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    Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

    And there I was, *****ing about world changes around me, as I ignored the most vital and wonderful circumstances of my existence:

    I was born to those two successful people; I was gifted every opportunity life could offer; I exist in this time and place with all the wonders and advantages available to me; I have lived my life under the wing of the best, most just, country on this planet; and I had the very good fortune of hooking up with the most wonderful gal I will ever know -- a relationship that made me so much better than I otherwise would have been.

    Looking back, I'm one lucky guy. It's been a hell of a lot of fun. Indeed, I won life's lottery.

    Now, to make the best of the time left; to stop nit-picking the little things beyond my control. It's time to knuckle down and address my bucket-list.

    David
    Hats off to you sir, reading your comments I have a kind of inexplicable sadness. But as long as we keep a young heart, sir, the most important thing in life is to be happy, happy yourself! Quality of life can not determine a person, think about it, your old friends accompany you to play RC models, in the forum there are new things happening every day, this is enough. A person is optimistic or pessimistic just the way he sees things differently.

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  • Davidh
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    David,

    Heck, I’d love to get hold of some of your molds.

    David H

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  • redboat219
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    https://youtu.be/qJ4BHM9CgGU

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by rwtdiver View Post

    David,

    Reading the above commentary really makes me sad, it has also made me think about life and what getting old really means! Golden years! Quite far from the truth for some of us!

    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat"










    And there I was, *****ing about world changes around me, as I ignored the most vital and wonderful circumstances of my existence:

    I was born to those two successful people; I was gifted every opportunity life could offer; I exist in this time and place with all the wonders and advantages available to me; I have lived my life under the wing of the best, most just, country on this planet; and I had the very good fortune of hooking up with the most wonderful gal I will ever know -- a relationship that made me so much better than I otherwise would have been.

    Looking back, I'm one lucky guy. It's been a hell of a lot of fun. Indeed, I won life's lottery.

    Now, to make the best of the time left; to stop nit-picking the little things beyond my control. It's time to knuckle down and address my bucket-list.

    David

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  • Subculture
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    The tragedy of growing old is not that one is old but that one is young.

    Oscar Wilde

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  • rwtdiver
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    Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

    The future?

    I still find myself working to the old professional model making protocols. I still waste time on production tooling that will never be used more than one time -- stuff that will wind up in a local land-fill once I assume room-temperature, as no one who survives me will have neither the skill set or desire to make use of the fixtures, jigs, templates, stencils, masks, tools, authored articles, and documentation Ellie and I created and collected over the decades.

    I still make tools where repeated parts are not required; making stencils where a one-off mask will suffice; championing 'old school' methodologies few today understand or care about; and I still update my research files for 'future project' I'll never get to. Old habits die hard.

    (When the EMT's drag my ass out of here they'll need a crowbar to get the 'day-planner' out of my hand -- hope springs eternal!).
    David,

    Reading the above commentary really makes me sad, it has also made me think about life and what getting old really means! Golden years! I totally understand it's what you make it!

    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat"










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