I came to this forum with my only previous forum experience on shooting and hot rod forums.
It seems to me that there was always a “What did you do (in the reloading room or to your car) today” thread going.
I thought maybe I’d give it a try here. This would be for guys who want to show their work, or not.
Did you finally vacuum all the ejector pins off the floor?
Find that .8mm drill bit you lost in the carpet last week because it stuck in bottom of your left shower shoe this morning?
Fix your kid’s or grandkid’s doll or toy whatever?
Repair your no good brother in law’s plexiglass bong?
Repair your wife’s phone charger cord?
Drain your 20 gallon compressor?
Reorganize your paint and toss the brushes with one single strand longer than all the others?
Get a new light? Hobby mat?
Stab or cut yourself, again?
Whatever, anything goes as long as it’s in your workshop and doesn’t involve looking at porn while your significant other is upstairs.
I painted the tools and other stuff on my Dragon Panzer IV E. Also did some washes on the running gear. I need to finish spraying the tracks and get them on the model and weathered. Kinda got bogged down.
Sat at my desk and perused the forums on the computer. Thought about cleaning the work area for a fleeting second but got distracted by an ad for a hobby store site. Cruised from the forums to the online store spent some time looking around. Saw a model I couldn’t live without, ordered it. Went back to perusing the forums. Thought again about cleaning up my work area. Got distracted by something and ended up leaving my workroom. This is how my days go lately. Plenty of partially finished projects. No real initiative to finish any of them.
Spent lots of time studying Wingnut Wing instructions trying to figure out what colors go where before I screw up another project. No closer than when I started. Really need to finish one project before starting another but I don’t see that happening this time.
My room is where I do everything including modeling stuff. Mostly watched a DVD (Star Trek: Deep Space 9), did some part clean-up (14.5 mm gun receiver from Meng ZPU-1), played some Diablo II, and read (Warpaint #28: Fairey Firefly).
Well I belt sanded 1/10th of an inch off my shed door so it would close again. I then took a grinder and shaved about 1/8th of an inch from the topside of the back doors dead bolt so that would work again.
Strange thing is that both the shed door and the dead bolt worked fine in July…
Housekeeping after finishing a build
Pet Kali & Joey
Start another kit build
Pet Kali in hobby room
Wife ran out of baby powder. Told her not to worry had baby powder in hobby room. She ask why would there be baby powder in your hobbyroom? Replied comes in handy rolling Super Fine Milliput very thin to make Zimmerit for Panthers, Tigers & Pz IV’s!
I think it depends on the soil the shed sits on. I’m not sure I’d had have the patience to shave off 1/10 of an inch. But mine had sunken into the ground enough that water was constantly leaching into the bottom of both doors, rotting them over time. I ended replacing the entire floor, and cutting at least an inch from the door bottoms. In order to do that obviously I had to remove the bracing and then reconfigure it and put it back on once the cutting was done. The clay soil means that when it rains, everything is fine now. During drought periods the shed sinks enough that doors drag again on the square pavers I have outside of it.
So far this morning(about 8:30 eastern time US) I rearranged some things on my work desk and made a camo net out of gauze and the white glue water mixture(old school). Later plan to decide which kit to use for the IDF campaign and maybe get a start on that.
Whilst placing the decals on my Amusing Hobbies Centurion Mk.5 (an outstanding kit A+++) I spied a sag in the gloss clear coat on the glacis (ARGH!) so after the decals set I went back to the offending area with a 2400 grit sanding sponge to take down the wad of clear coat. It was tougher than I thought and I caught quite a bit of the surrounding area, so now it’s back to the base coat with the airbrush for some touch up.
By the way, the model is painted in AK Real Colors RC264 Bronze Green, an excellent color match and AK RC is my favorite paint for so many reasons. Back to the airbrush.
This thread is a fantastic idea!