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Re: 1/72 Pro Modeler B-17 909
« Reply #60 on: April 24, 2020, 07:32:02 AM »
I sat down to finish the rest of the stencils and just couldn't do it.  I did the fun stuff instead.


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Re: 1/72 Pro Modeler B-17 909
« Reply #61 on: April 24, 2020, 07:18:52 PM »
Good work!

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Re: 1/72 Pro Modeler B-17 909
« Reply #62 on: April 24, 2020, 11:29:10 PM »
Nice !

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Re: 1/72 Pro Modeler B-17 909
« Reply #63 on: May 01, 2020, 04:59:29 PM »
I got her on the landing gear last night.




I was waiting on some paint for touch up before starting on the weathering but when  I pulled my air compressor out to work on it last night I found a box with a bunch of paint I didn't realize I had so I'll back at it soon.

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Re: 1/72 Pro Modeler B-17 909
« Reply #64 on: May 01, 2020, 08:53:10 PM »
Looks nice!!!

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Re: 1/72 Pro Modeler B-17 909
« Reply #65 on: May 04, 2020, 12:14:49 PM »
Good !

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Re: 1/72 Pro Modeler B-17 909
« Reply #66 on: May 11, 2020, 12:56:05 AM »
I haven't lost interest but haven't gotten anything done on the B-17 for a week because I went back to work. I have three small children and many of us took several weeks off work when our state issued a stay at home order, and that's when I actually had the energy for modeling again!

But on my first day back I remembered again how bad the environment was.  I work for a new car dealer that was bought out last year by a family that's far less than honest to their customers and employees both, and the environment is toxic. Most of our original group of ~25 employees has left over the last ten months.  Last week the work situation continued to degrade and at 4:30 on Friday I got an amazing offer from another dealer which is more than 20 miles closer to home and is headed in a very positive direction.  So after almost 19 years in the same place, I loaded about $30,000 worth of tools and boxes onto a ratty U Haul trailer and I'm starting a new job tomorrow. Five of my former coworkers are already there and it will be great see some old friends again.
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Re: 1/72 Pro Modeler B-17 909
« Reply #67 on: May 11, 2020, 06:15:30 AM »
Wish you good luck at new job and take care, time are critical.

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Re: 1/72 Pro Modeler B-17 909
« Reply #68 on: May 11, 2020, 09:09:20 AM »
Good luck with your new job!

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Re: 1/72 Pro Modeler B-17 909
« Reply #69 on: May 11, 2020, 01:15:27 PM »
Yes, enjoy the new challenge!

I had much the same situation in the late 1980s, the dealership was bought out and the new owners changed EVERYTHING. I was the second one to move out, but our move took us 1,500 miles farther from home than nearer!

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Re: 1/72 Pro Modeler B-17 909
« Reply #70 on: May 12, 2020, 12:32:35 AM »
Thanks for the well wishes, guys.  My first day went about as expected.  The building is old and there isn't enough room, but the light at the end of the tunnel is they're in the process of building a new, very large building that is supposed to be open in the summer.  So far everybody in the shop seems to have accepted me and are decently friendly, which is something I was worried about.