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  • Member since
    June, 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Cleaning up after Irma...
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 1:20 PM

Yep, even modelers have to clean up after a hurricane! Friday and Saturday I broke down and boxed up everything on the patio where I do my painting. I disconnected the portable AC unit and put a large trash bag over it. Boxed up all my Alclad, MM and Testors paints and my airbrush and compressor and brought all that stuff into the house. And my paint booth. Boxed up the kits I was working on, until the boredom became so mindnumbing that I took the time to mask the canopies for the P-40N and A-24 (SBD) I'm working on. BTW: I may be taking a break from building airplanes with greenhouse canopies for a while.

After cleaning up the yard yesterday and today, I'm setting up the paint shop again. Cleaned off the table top and hooked up the portable AC. Closed up the vinyl windows that blew open during the storm. Now I'm laying out the painting table. During all of this I found the tail wheel that goes with my AMT Beech Staggerwing. The tail wheel broke off when I did the weathering on the airplane. I substituted the much more substantial tail wheel from Revell's 1/48 P-47N.

With any kind of luck, I'll be back up and operating by tomorrow and painting the P-40 and A-24 by the weekend.

José better stay away. Don't want to do this again for a while...

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 1:35 PM

Good to hear your safe and sound. Not heard from anyone in Florida for a couple of days, but undestandable.

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

  

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

  • Member since
    June, 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 1:45 PM

Yeah, Bish, it was quite a blow. Actually, the worst part was the waiting. When the storm got here it kind of a relief.

  • Member since
    August, 2013
Posted by Jay Jay on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:19 PM

I left the humble abode after boarding up and tieing down and went to a shelter for 3 days. Came home yesterday (9/11 ) to find no damage and the power still on. Praise God ! Today was spent cleaning up all the tree debris around the house . maybe I can get back to modeling my 1/350 Cruiser Houston tomorrow,so I can finish it for Modelpaloosa

 

 

 

 

 

 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.

  • Member since
    December, 2013
  • From: Orlando Florida
Posted by route62 on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 8:50 PM

I got power back yesterday afternoon.  I did not get any major damage, about two dozen shingles came loose and lots of tree debris.

Most of the food in the fridge will have to be replaced.  Walking around my neighborhood, some had down trees and damage to their homes.  I live in an old neighborhood with lots of old trees close to homes.

I did get a lot done the day before and after the storm on my F-18 build to keep from getting bored.  F-18 is fully decaled and ready for weathering.  Only good thing about a hurricane is that the day or two after, the temp outside is cool so even without power the house is cool and clean up is not in full sun and humidity.

  • Member since
    January, 2014
Posted by Silver on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 9:40 PM

More bad weather is to come.It's no where near over.Every year..A bigger one is to come in the future.I know.I am from that area of the country.In my younger days I flown F-100's out of FLA.I eventually moved to Washington State.Take care of your self.Happy modeling.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, September 14, 2017 2:45 AM

Good to hear you guysare ok. Still not heard from PJ or Eagle yet, hopefully its just a lack of power.

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

  

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

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, September 14, 2017 4:08 AM
Was just wondering the same thing. Hope everything is ok

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:17 AM

Had a PM from eagle, he is ok, just been kept busy working after the storm.

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

  

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

  • Member since
    August, 2013
Posted by Jay Jay on Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:45 AM

Got a PM from PJ. everything is fine with him as well

 

 

 

 

 

 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, September 14, 2017 7:40 AM

That's good to hear! It's a pain to replace property but I'll be happy if none of you guys were hurt. 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, September 14, 2017 8:53 AM

Hey FotoFrank !

 I am not worried about your model stuff . Are you and the family doing alright ? You seem to have a handle on your work area . Good for you . Did the living quarters fare okay ? If so Good . Take care and remember we all worry .  T.B.

  • Member since
    June, 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, September 14, 2017 9:43 AM

Yeah, Tanker, we came away better than most. Our power was back on after two days. Where we live, the utilities are underground. No damage at all to the house, no injuries to us or our pets. For most of us here in this part of Seminole county it's really just a matter of clean up. Most damage is trees down and a few houses lost shingles from the roof. We're pretty high above sea level here (100+ feet) and our soil is pretty sandy so the rain drained away pretty fast. Haven't seen any flooding in this area. It's the folks south of us and in the Keys who have a long way to go! Down that way, aerial views look like the aftermath of Andrew or Katrina. The folks down south are going to need a lot of help rebuilding. I hope the Feds come through with all the money and aid everyone down there will need. Read in the paper this morning that grocery stores are having a hard time getting shelves restocked. I've been in communication with Route 62, and he and his family have power back. Our IPMS chapter has a build day this Saturday at a local hobby shop. We'll see who shows up and hear what their stories are.

Thanks for checking in on us, Tanker.

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, September 14, 2017 11:02 AM

Glad to hear that you all are ok. Just got through with Harvey and the only damage we got was the rear fence got knocked down. I stood it back up but need to replace it. Here in Corpus we got off light. The folks in the Rockport/ Aransas Pass areas...................not so much.

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

  • Member since
    January, 2014
Posted by Silver on Saturday, September 16, 2017 6:16 PM

I think Houston is doing fine because everyone went to the home Astros baseball game.

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