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  • Member since
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  • From: Winter Park, FL
I just spilled...
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 10:35 AM

...a freshly opened bottle of Testors liquid cement across my work area! The glue splashed up on the nose of the AMT P-40N I'm working on. The glue splashed across the green cutting board, and took the white ink right off, and pooled under the plastic box of my Husky needle file set. I'm really beginning to doubt my suitability for being back in this modeling hobby. The number of failures seem to greatly exceed the number of successes I'm having. I don't mean to whine, I just feel like I'm having a difficult time measuring up.

My rant is over. Now I need to finish cleaning up the mess and assess the damage on the P-40. Maybe paint will cover the glue blemish on the nose.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 10:40 AM

O, now that sounds familar. My bottles of plastic weld just seem to throw themselves over when i least expect it.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

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  • From: Denver
Posted by tankboy51 on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 10:42 AM

Well it's all a learning experience!  Mistakes and accidents happens all the time.  One just keep on going like all of life.

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 10:45 AM

Thanks, guys. Sometimes an event like this just sucks all the wind out of my sails...

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 10:53 AM

Measure up? To what?

We all do stuff like that.

When you go to fix the plane, take your time and do your best work.

Good luck!

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Posted by Eagle90 on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 11:06 AM

Nothing we all haven't done.....and still do!!!  A couple of weeks ago I tipped my bottle of Micro Sol...and you guessed it...all over the decal sheet!  That was ugly.  Many times I've tipped over my Tamiya glue.  Alcohol bottle while cleaning my AB, thinner while setting up for a paint job....You're not alone, and don't worry about "measuring up".  This is just part of the hobby.  LOL!  Press on...it's all good mate!  Yes

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 11:13 AM

Actually, the plastic on the nose of the P-40 is kinda shiny now. I'll just need to buff the carburator intake a little to smooth out where the glue hit. The O.D. paint should cover the area OK. Now I'm going to try to glue on the tail wheel again. That's how this all started...

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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 11:15 AM

You got this man!  It will probably turn out to be the best build yet!  Big Smile

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 11:16 AM

If I had a dime for every time I've dropped my airbrush and bent the needle.

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 11:19 AM

Eagle90

You got this man!  It will probably turn out to be the best build yet!  Big Smile

 

I certainly hope so, Eagle90. This P-40N is meant to represent an airplane my dad may have flown while he was assigned to Lowry Field in 1945.

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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 11:21 AM

It will and he will be very proud!

Lowry Field...Denver?  Would that have turned into Lowry AFB?  That's where my tech school in the Air Force was.

 

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 11:24 AM

All it takes is a little positive reinforcement to get a guy to keep pressing on!

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  • From: Northern New Jersey
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 11:26 AM
Ever since I started using Tamiya Extra Thin,I have not done that,different shape bottle made a difference ? For the Testors,I heard many solutions,hollow out a hockey puck and put the jar in,glue the jar to the lid of a can are just a couple.

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 11:28 AM

Eagle90

It will and he will be very proud!

Lowry Field...Denver?  Would that have turned into Lowry AFB?  That's where my tech school in the Air Force was.

 Yeah, same place. My dad was there for B-29 transition training and flight engineer school from January 1945 to September 1945.

 

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 11:31 AM

Old habits are hard to break, I've always used Testors liquid cement, even way back when.

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  • From: Lowell City, Mars
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 2:33 PM

I have several clamps, about 6" long with a sliding jaw.  I have been clamping one of them on the open bottle of glue or paint, with the handle extending flat on the table.  Your bottle won't tip, and it is easy and quick to move it to the next bottle.

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

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Posted by Wildcatfan247 on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 2:35 PM

#1 Opened a brand new bottle of micro sol, working on a computer all day long, I know better than most, no open bottles.  Put the cap on my drink everytime I take a sip.  I didn't and spilled almost all of it ruining all the decals for a model.  #2, my best paint job ever on a Honda NSX, thing was beautiful, all i had to do was glue the trunk lid on.  Used a toothpick to put the glue on with, was very careful not to get any on it.  Somehow, a big ole blob of crazy glue got on it.  I'm hoping buffing will take it out.  We all do stuff like this.

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Posted by Wildcatfan247 on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 2:37 PM

GMorrison

If I had a dime for every time I've dropped my airbrush and bent the needle.

 

If my airbrush was a gun, I'd been dead a long time ago!!!

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Posted by Wildcatfan247 on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 2:38 PM

Eagle90

Nothing we all haven't done.....and still do!!!  A couple of weeks ago I tipped my bottle of Micro Sol...and you guessed it...all over the decal sheet!  That was ugly.  Many times I've tipped over my Tamiya glue.  Alcohol bottle while cleaning my AB, thinner while setting up for a paint job....You're not alone, and don't worry about "measuring up".  This is just part of the hobby.  LOL!  Press on...it's all good mate!  Yes

 

Just posted, did the same thing the other day with the micro sol.

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Posted by seastallion53 on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 3:02 PM

I tipped over many bottles of decal solution,paint,glue,thinner over the years.it comes with the territory.

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  • From: Boston
Posted by Wilbur Wright on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 3:22 PM

I always use a dab of  "Liquid Nails" to stick my plastic welder/glue to a 4 inch by 4 inch piece of luaun plywood.

I've never had a spill in ten years since doing this. 

 

I would recommend this to anyone that uses a bottle that may topple over. It is the definitive solution to spilled glue bottles.

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 4:04 PM
Just last night I removed the lid and nozzle off a bottle of thin CA to replace it, decided to pour out "just a drop", before screwing on a new lid and ended up pouring half the bottle on my work bench.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

In Que

1/700 Trumpeter Slava class Russian missile cruiser
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

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  • From: providence ,r.i.
Posted by templar1099 on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 4:12 PM

Hopefully the worst thing to come out of this will be a new thread on all of our major f***ups.

"le plaisir delicieux et toujours nouveau d'une occupation inutile"

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 5:13 PM

I have NEVER had anything bad happen to any of my models while working at the bench !

(He said with a straight face...... as he pulled the freshly glued part  out of his eye.....)

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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Posted by Marcus McBean on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 5:18 PM

Welcome to the club.

Last night in a hurry I knock the piers off the magnetic strip that was holding it and it drop on the tray of wires I pre-cut to assemble a set of T-48 tracks.  It gave me the luxury (I didn't want) of watching that tray flip end over end throwing over a hundred wires all over the workbench, carpet floor, and the spray booth.  Spent an hour picking up as many as I could find (about half) and another 30 minutes making more.

Darn Opti-visor, I need to learn to raised it up when I am reaching for something.

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 5:23 PM

Torn open a few vacuum cleaner bags in my time.

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 5:55 PM

fotofrank

...a freshly opened bottle of Testors liquid cement across my work area! The glue splashed up on the nose of the AMT P-40N I'm working on. The glue splashed across the green cutting board, and took the white ink right off, and pooled under the plastic box of my Husky needle file set. I'm really beginning to doubt my suitability for being back in this modeling hobby. The number of failures seem to greatly exceed the number of successes I'm having. I don't mean to whine, I just feel like I'm having a difficult time measuring up.

My rant is over. Now I need to finish cleaning up the mess and assess the damage on the P-40. Maybe paint will cover the glue blemish on the nose.

 

How 'bout knocking over bottle of Testors next to couple of TWO freshly painted Italeri BR.20 kit parts like happened to me in 2006?

How 'bout ruining a brand new 1980 Monogram B-36 kit in 1980 goofing up bad painting Testors enamel silver over not yet fully dried Testors aluminum?

How 'bout loosing TWO Azur Breda 65 kits in 2012 cutting/fitting rear gun position that were under/oversized never mind cracking to pieces?

How 'bout loosing that really good-looking fully-built Monogram P-36 in 1982 after fiddling around more with the canopy that wasn't glued on properly (this one hurt really, really bad)?

How 'bout loosing that decently-painted ancient Airfix Ju-87 the same year when one of the wings fell off & cracked up in pieces (still wanna try to build another one of these relics)?

How 'bout the resins I'd lost...my baby brother died year ago today so I just should stop here...

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 6:02 PM
Or, how about spraying flat white thinking it was the final clearcoat.
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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 6:09 PM

mississippivol
Or, how about spraying flat white thinking it was the final clearcoat.
 

...or spraying on raw lacquer forgetting to mix in the semi-gloss, that nearly happened oh so many times!

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 6:10 PM

mississippivol
Or, how about spraying flat white thinking it was the final clearcoat.

    LOLOLOL!!!!!!!!  I have done that ! only I grabbed the gloss black instead of Glosscote.

So much for $10 worth of decals. I just finished painting it black.... easyer than stripping it.

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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