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World War II
Discuss WWII and the era directly before and after the war from 1935-1949.
Hosted by Rowan Baylis
FRROM 1:32 I.A.R.-80A
Joel_W
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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - 08:07 AM UTC
Rowan,
My workbench and modeling room is pretty neat, but I loose things all the time and sometimes I actually find them after the build is done and in the books. But sometimes I never do.

To my way of thinking it's your mental organization that's the most important thing, and mine is pretty poor these days.

Joel
Merlin
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 09:14 AM UTC
Hi Joel

I'm tempting Fate more than usual this year by having multiple ongoing builds running simultaneously on separate workbenches to try to meet the deadline for my book. That inevitably means moving things around a lot - and the one thing I've never been good at is "putting things back where they belong" when I've finished with them.

Most years I have a major tidy-up in my workroom, but I don't know if it would do more harm than good just now. I think I need to reach a stage where I can afford to take a proper breather - and the tidy-up will form a natural break between projects.

The only problem then will be (and I know this only too well after previous "spring cleans") - instead of not being able to find one or two things that have been mislaid or covered up, I won't be able to find anything, because I won't remember where I tidied it away!

Back to the build: fingers crossed, the lead wire will arrive from Poland tomorrow or Saturday. I've got the day off work on Sunday, so I think I'm good to get the cockpit finished then...

I've had a couple of mishaps with the infamous "carpet monster" - slightly odd, seeing as there's lino on the floor in my workshop!
- but the details of that can wait until my next post with, hopefully!, shots of a pretty much finished cockpit.

All the best

Rowan
Joel_W
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New York, United States
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 07:20 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi Joel

I'm tempting Fate more than usual this year by having multiple ongoing builds running simultaneously on separate workbenches to try to meet the deadline for my book. That inevitably means moving things around a lot - and the one thing I've never been good at is "putting things back where they belong" when I've finished with them.

Most years I have a major tidy-up in my workroom, but I don't know if it would do more harm than good just now. I think I need to reach a stage where I can afford to take a proper breather - and the tidy-up will form a natural break between projects.

The only problem then will be (and I know this only too well after previous "spring cleans") - instead of not being able to find one or two things that have been mislaid or covered up, I won't be able to find anything, because I won't remember where I tidied it away!

Back to the build: fingers crossed, the lead wire will arrive from Poland tomorrow or Saturday. I've got the day off work on Sunday, so I think I'm good to get the cockpit finished then...

I've had a couple of mishaps with the infamous "carpet monster" - slightly odd, seeing as there's lino on the floor in my workshop!
- but the details of that can wait until my next post with, hopefully!, shots of a pretty much finished cockpit.

All the best

Rowan




Rowan,

Multiple builds should prove to be a certain test for your organizational skills As for the carpet monster, he or she as I've never been able to figure out which it is, doesn't care about what's on the floor, the end game is always the same.

Joel
Merlin
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Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 05:42 AM UTC
Hi again

Well, my lead wire arrived from Poland today - so my one week's delay has turned into nearly two, because I won't have a chance to get to the workbench until Friday. That should teach me to keep my workshop tidier in future - but it probably won't, if I'm honest...

All the best

Rowan
Joel_W
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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 12:35 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi again

Well, my lead wire arrived from Poland today - so my one week's delay has turned into nearly two, because I won't have a chance to get to the workbench until Friday. That should teach me to keep my workshop tidier in future - but it probably won't, if I'm honest...

All the best

Rowan



Rowan,
Look at it this way. At least you have the wire when you will need it for your next build session. I'd say it's a win situation.

Joel
Merlin
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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 08:12 AM UTC
Cheers Joel

I'm really looking forward to getting underway again.

I've just had a look at the list of reviews we have on Kitmaker and there's no sign of Plus Model's Lead Wire. I've got to say, since discovered it years ago, I find it indispensable - there's nothing else quite like that I've ever come across. It comes in a variety of sizes from 0.2mm up to 1.0mm and its flexibility is amazing and it just does jobs that nothing else in my arsenal of materials can tackle - hence my dismay at having mislaid my stash of the small diameter stuff to tackle some cabling in the cockpit of the IAR!

All the best

Rowan