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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Tuesday - 1/12/2021
« on: January 12, 2021, 07:03:00 AM »
Morning all,

I did manage to get an airbrush session in yesterday at lunch.  A little progress here and there adds up.  ;)

Thanks again for the condolences, thoughts and prayers sent this way the other day. 

We're getting our act together for the drive up to PA for the memorial service on Monday. We'll leave on Friday and drive a little over halfway.  Then we'll finish the trip off on Saturday.  I was on the fence between driving and flying however, after getting everything set up for the flights, my credit card wouldn't work so I simply said to heck with it and told the wife we were going to drive up instead.  Turns out the bank thought it was suspicious activity on my card and kept declining the transactions. 

Have a great one!

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Monday - 1/4/2021 Back to work...
« on: January 04, 2021, 06:49:26 AM »
Morning all,

The first day of the first five day work week I've had in quite a while.  I was getting used to those short weeks/long weekends.  I'll have to make a few of my own in the coming months.

I got a the walls braced for Moscone's Bail Bonds this weekend and the detail parts cleaned up and ready for a coat of primer.  Maybe I'll slip in a little work here and there throughout the week.   :D

Have a great one! 

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Kit Building / FOS Moscone Bail Bonds - 2021 Build Challenge
« on: January 02, 2021, 12:08:07 PM »
Here's my choice for the 2021 Build Challenge - the FOS Moscone Bail Bonds.  I'm not sure where this one will end up when it's done.  Could be on a shelf in my garage or it could end up on a layout somewhere else.  ;)

For today it'll be just the obligatory box and contents shots.  When I'm done here I need to the hit the workbench and start gluing stuff together.   ;D

The box.


The instructions are on top.  I've perused them a couple of times already to get a feel for what's coming my way.


Some individual bag of components, castings, Durham's Water Putty (there are stucco walls) and strip wood that used to be held together by a rubber band that has dried out and fell apart.


The main walls and some acetate for the windows.


And finally a few templates.


I'm kind of happy to have my feet back on land and in familiar territory after the Sea Port Build.  That one was fun but, as always, it's exciting to move on to something new.   ;D

Thanks for following along!

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Wed - December 30, 2020
« on: December 30, 2020, 06:21:39 AM »
Morning all,

Well, back to work for today and tomorrow.   :(  I think I could easily get used to this not working stuff.   ;)

I wrapped up the boat build.  I just need to take some final pictures and update my build thread.   :D  Just in time to clean off the workbench and kick off a new build for the new year and the challenge.   ;D

Have a great one!

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Monday - December 21st - The Winter Solstice
« on: December 21, 2020, 07:42:54 AM »
Morning all,

Welcome to the shortest day of the longest year ever.  ;)  Also happens to be my better half's birthday.  Juniors birthday is tomorrow.  Neither one likes hearing Happy Christmas or Merry Birthday.   ;D  ;D  ;D

I think all I have left to do for the boat build is put the mast in place, run all the rigging and attach three or four final details.  I should be able to wrap this one up so I can start the Winter Build Challenge on time.   ;)

Have a great one!

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Thursday - 12/17/2020
« on: December 17, 2020, 06:46:46 AM »
Morning all,

Last work day of the week.   :)  The agenda for tomorrow includes routine blood work in the a.m. and wrapping X-Mas presents.  Probably some workbench time too.   ;)  Today's agenda is testing software.   :(

Have a great one!

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Tuesday - Dec. 15, 2020
« on: December 15, 2020, 06:46:12 AM »
Morning all,

Another day at the old dining room table/office.  Maybe a little workbench time between work sessions today (I sign off around 3 but have to sign on again around 7:15 in the evening).  Every little bit I get done gets me closer to the finish line.  The next build is on the horizon.   ;)

Have a great one!

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Thursday - 12/10/2020
« on: December 10, 2020, 06:40:09 AM »
Morning all,

I love Thursday when I know I have Friday off.   ;D  Workbench time tomorrow for sure.   ;D  ;D  ;D

Have a great one!

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Wed - 12/09/2020
« on: December 09, 2020, 06:57:49 AM »
Good morning all,

I have a meeting late this afternoon to discuss what I'm supposed to be working on this month.  I should have started working on it at the beginning of the month but here we are on the 9th just getting started.  Yeah, we're "Agile".   :P

Looking forward to another long weekend.  I have Friday off again.  One chore around the house on Friday and the rest will be spent at the work bench.  After our kitchen remodel was complete and everything was painted we had a leak in the roof result in a stain the freshly painted ceiling.   >:(  Leak has been repaired.  Now I have to touch up the ceiling to cover the stain.

Have a great one!

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Morning all,

Not much time left to shop for X-Mas.  I've done most of mine from the comfort of my computer chair.   ;)  Everything except scratch off lottery tickets.  ::)

Just another day at work today.

Have a great one!

PS - A package just arrived for my better half.  It has that familiar FOS tape on it.  I wonder what she's planning on building.   :P

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Monday - Dec 7, 2020
« on: December 07, 2020, 07:03:59 AM »
Morning all,

Dec 7th.  "Date which will live in infamy."  :'(

Back to work.  Got some work bench time in over the weekend.  Made a little progress on my boat build but still have a little ways to go.

Have a great one!

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Thursday - Dec. 3, 2020
« on: December 03, 2020, 06:42:05 AM »
Morning all,

TGIT!  Yeah, I'm off tomorrow.   ;)

Guess I'd better start my X-Mas shopping.  Not much time left.  The wife is always challenging to shop for.  I'm sure she says the same thing about me although I give her a long list of kits I'd like to have (but have no use for). 

Have a great one!

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Wed - Dec. 2, 2020
« on: December 02, 2020, 06:40:14 AM »
Morning all,

I sure hope Tom is starting to feel better.

I need to call for service on our Lemonex.  We flipped it over to heat yesterday because the temperatures dipped to the 30's over night.  It's been running constantly using the emergency heat and not the heat pump.   >:(  Since we bought this thing I swear they've replaced everything on this unit except for the concrete pad it's mounted on.  One good thing about working from home is I don't have to schedule things like this and then run home to meet them at their convenience.

No news on the workbench front.  I hope to remedy that on Friday.  I don't have to work a single Friday for the remainder of the year.   ;D

Have a great one! 

 

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Tuesday - 1st day of December 2020
« on: December 01, 2020, 07:53:20 AM »
Morning all,

I've been holding off in case someone else was starting the daily thread today but finally decided to give and create one.  Means we'll probably end up with three!

I hope Tom's feeling a little better today.  Fingers crossed!

Nothing new to report here.

Have a great one!

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Friday - November 20, 2020
« on: November 20, 2020, 06:51:42 AM »
Morning all,

The only thing better than a Friday?  The Friday preceding a week of vacation.   ;)

Hope to make progress on the boat build next week!

Have a great one!

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