Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude

Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude
Where Great Intelligence Goes To Be Insulted

Monday, 24 October 2022

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Y’see everything under the sun on JewTube. Remember those stupid plastic models ya did when you were a kid? They’re done by grown men now. The guys have ventilated paint booths, air brushes, jeweller’s tools, riffles, tweezers, and paints, adhesives, texturing tools and brushes that would cost a small fortune. The big thing for them is detail. If they’re doing a war bird for sample, they paint and detail EVERYTHING. The hydraulic hoses. The oil that leaks from the fittings. The scuffed paint. The rust. The carbon from the machine guns and exhaust. I wonder if they go overboard with it sometimes? The weathering looks right on, say - a period authentic model of a Corsair fighter plane that was stationed at an airstrip in the jungle islands of WW2 where everything rusts and rots no matter how well you take care of it. But I see the fellas doing that to modern airplanes like the F-18 and I wonder… do they get that beat up and run down? All the jets I’ve seen look well maintained….? When these guys finish up the planes look like this old fighter here….

Today I start skinning the Turd Bird in earnest. I am not good at it, it’s my first serious attempt at this… but the ride is almost over. I may be able to get it into the air by the time the snow flies. Pics to follow. I have made mistakes of the face/palm variety… but that is part of the learning curve. I’m watching experienced RC plane builders on OyTube doing much more elaborate builds…and they goof up too. It seems to be an endemic part of the hobby… screwing up… and then trying to recover or work around the FUBAR.

I hope your Monday was tolerable, and that your workarounds are small and insignificant. Thanks for popping by.

7 comments:

  1. It's not FUBAR until you chuck it in the woodstove. First stage is SNAFU, second is TARFU. You're a long ways from FUBAR. And like I've learned over the years in many, many DIY projects at home, by the time you finish it, you're STARTING to get good at it.

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  2. I have gone through life like that, why change it? It works, I know the work arounds and at this stage of the game, I am comfortable with it...

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  3. Some of the modern jets are absolute pigs. They look great from a distance, but get up close & personal and they’re filthy. Gun gas residue, hydraulic fluid, black streaks from fretting….. If they ain’t leakin’, they’re empty.

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    1. p2, fretting? My ignorance is showing my hairy legs...

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    2. Fretting is any sort of metal to metal wear from vibration or motion. In aircraft, any two riveted aluminum seams can fret, and the metal debris forms a black soot; combines with any oils or fuels and makes a black goo.

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  4. I saved an old Diwotine 520 kit from when I was like 14 years old just so when I built it I would be able to super detail it. That kit has to be around here somewhere I saw it not that many years ago when I packed a box of all my little mini war kits and figures and stuff (which I did after my eye sight got too bad to enjoy the hobby anymore) but damnit I cannot find that box now... I know it is here somewhere.

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