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If You See Murphy
Posted by Doc Ward on Saturday, January 20, 2018 6:40 PM

Punch him for me. Him and his stupid law...

I got my work bench mostly back in order, and I've been back to working on a P-47. Things have been going well, I've been trying some new to me techniques with moderate success. Not to the standards of plenty of modelers here, but I've been pleased. I was working to put the tail wheel assembly in, and looking around, didn't spot my tube glue. I also didn't see my super glue. Odd, but oh well. I reach for the liquid cement, wipe excess of the brush, touch the fuselage where the tail wheel attaches, and just watch the glue wick down (up) the rudder and make a mess of things.

Looks like I have some sanding, some masking and some re-painting to do, and hope it doesn't look too bad when I am done.

~sigh~

Gotta say, doctor, your talent for alienatin' folk is near miraculous.

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Saturday, January 20, 2018 8:58 PM

Right there with ya, Doc. Spilled a bottle of Testors liquid cement over a P-40 a while back. I finished the kit and the O.D. paint covered up the spilled glue across the nose.

OK. On the bench:

MENG 1/48 F-35A dedicated to my late brother Buzz.

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Posted by Doc Ward on Saturday, January 20, 2018 9:01 PM

fotofrank

Right there with ya, Doc. Spilled a bottle of Testors liquid cement over a P-40 a while back. I finished the kit and the O.D. paint covered up the spilled glue across the nose.

 

 
I think I will keep the liquid cement off the list of choices and off the desk as much as possible from now on.

As an aside, it seems my super glue "migrated" upstairs somehow.

Gotta say, doctor, your talent for alienatin' folk is near miraculous.

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, January 20, 2018 10:33 PM

Touched the brush to the glass-frame join on a Jeep.

Watched the glue shoot in between hood and fingertip.

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Posted by fermis on Sunday, January 21, 2018 6:55 AM

Doc Ward

Punch her for me. Her and her stupid law...

Fixed your statement there!!! 

Only a women would make such laws!

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Posted by Doc Ward on Sunday, January 21, 2018 8:00 PM

fermis

 

 
Doc Ward

Punch her for me. Her and her stupid law...

 

 

Fixed your statement there!!! 

Only a women would make such laws!

 

I always pictured Murphy as some sarcastic, crotchety old senior NCO

Gotta say, doctor, your talent for alienatin' folk is near miraculous.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, January 22, 2018 8:54 AM

Doc Ward

 

 
fermis

 

 

I always pictured Murphy as some sarcastic, crotchety old senior NCO

 

Pretty sure he was an officer, a Lieutenant or Captain when he invented his law.  And I believe he passed away a number of years ago, so I don't think you can speak to him.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by goldhammer on Monday, January 22, 2018 9:24 AM

See him/her????? Every day, lives on my bench, in my vehicles,in my house. Even has a vacation spot at work in the body shop.

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, January 22, 2018 6:46 PM

Don Stauffer
Pretty sure he was an officer, a Lieutenant or Captain when he invented his law.

He Is a Major ..... Major Dillemma Murphy .

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Monday, January 22, 2018 6:58 PM

I see him as a Navy 30 year Master Chief who thinks everyone in the world is a raw boot seaman recruit, and has to pay for breathing his air.

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Posted by Doc Ward on Monday, January 29, 2018 3:31 PM
I would say all are possibilities. I'm in the process of cleaning up the mess. Murphy is still hanging around, though, so we will see how it goes. I'm getting close to finishing though, if I can get past this rough spot.

Gotta say, doctor, your talent for alienatin' folk is near miraculous.

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Posted by Keyda81 on Monday, January 29, 2018 3:44 PM

I think we've all been there, lol.  I've dumped the Microset several, and I mean several times while decaling.  One night I even sent a bottle of Aluminum paint summersaulting through the air and onto the floor.  I still am not sure how I managed it.  Thankfully the paint missed the model I was working on(69 Z/28 Camaro)but left a giant streak on the carpet.  At that point I decided it must be time to pack it in for the night. 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, January 29, 2018 4:46 PM

Oh Im on a first name bases with him working on machines all my life

 

 Nick.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 7:09 AM

I'm not sure folks realize he was a real person!  He worked for Air Force at, I believe, White Sands NM.  Google Murphy's law for more about him.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Doc Ward on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 7:16 PM

Don Stauffer

I'm not sure folks realize he was a real person!  He worked for Air Force at, I believe, White Sands NM.  Google Murphy's law for more about him.

 

 

No, I learned something new.

Gotta say, doctor, your talent for alienatin' folk is near miraculous.

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  • From: West of the rock and east of the hard place!
Posted by murph on Sunday, February 11, 2018 3:59 PM

Doc Ward

Punch him for me. Him and his stupid law...

I see him every day.  I hate him too!

Retired and living the dream!

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, February 11, 2018 4:16 PM

I do believe good old Murphy is dreaming up some kind of special h*ll for me.....it appears the ex and I are getting back together after 35 years....

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Posted by Doc Ward on Sunday, February 11, 2018 8:34 PM

goldhammer

I do believe good old Murphy is dreaming up some kind of special h*ll for me.....it appears the ex and I are getting back together after 35 years....

 
I got nothing. 

Gotta say, doctor, your talent for alienatin' folk is near miraculous.

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 10:48 AM

Do You Mean Commanding General Murphy ? 

 Oh , my gosh , Since I have been out of the service I can't seem to stop running into Him /Her . There's a point where I have to walk away my bench .Why ? Well , with that interference  ,I just have to get to a calmer place after cleanup ! T.B.

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, February 18, 2018 4:26 PM

Murphy visited my house today and I didn't even invite em. I was mixing a jar of Tamiya paint when I knocked it over. Son of ....  It was 15 minutes of cleanup. Then, when I was cleaning my AB, I knocked over a jar of lacquer thinner. Some days are just cursed. But... no damage to a model. There is the silver lining.

 

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Posted by Doc Ward on Monday, February 19, 2018 8:19 PM

Bakster

Murphy visited my house today and I didn't even invite em. I was mixing a jar of Tamiya paint when I knocked it over. Son of ....  It was 15 minutes of cleanup. Then, when I was cleaning my AB, I knocked over a jar of lacquer thinner. Some days are just cursed. But... no damage to a model. There is the silver lining.

It's always good if you can see the bright side of things.

Gotta say, doctor, your talent for alienatin' folk is near miraculous.

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