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  • Member since
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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Wow its cold!
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, January 25, 2019 9:04 AM

Below zero this morning, high will be only a bit above.  Even with a space heater in the shop, I can't keep it warm enough to work there, and it will be much colder nex week.  I suspect I won't get any modeling done for at least a weekSad

Space heater is a pain- I have to turn it off to airbrush or rattlecan. But I can work for a few minutes.  I just don't have that much to do on current project that I can do in a couple of minutes.  Maybe I'll spend the next week learning a new CAD program and experimenting with my Cricut machine.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Edwin on Friday, January 25, 2019 9:15 AM

Don, are you in Minneapolis or St Paul?

I know it gets really cold there. Was stationed in Minneapolis for work in 2006. 

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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Friday, January 25, 2019 9:40 AM

I'm north of minneapolis about 50 miles, it was -12 below when I left the house this morning

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/72 A5M4 Claude

1/72 AN-2, 1/72 EF-111

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, January 25, 2019 9:41 AM

Mom grew up in Duluth......Heard all kinds of horror stories.

When it hits the mid teens here I'm looking for warmer climes.

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Posted by Keyda81 on Friday, January 25, 2019 10:02 AM

It's about the same here in western NY.  Modeling is one of the only things that helps get me through this miserable thing called winter.  If it wasn't for family and friends being here I would of left a long time ago. 

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  • From: MN
Posted by Nathan T on Friday, January 25, 2019 10:19 AM

Below zero here in ND for the next 12 days...

 

 

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, January 25, 2019 11:08 AM

I'm away from home for a bit, and it is even cold down here in central Florida today. Going to have to change into big boy pants to go out. Crying

Must be a powerful system!

-Greg

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, January 25, 2019 11:10 AM
Thats why I moved to NC,was 12 on monday morning,but warmed to 35,rest of the week was in 40's.We get all seasons here,just not as extreme,thats what I like about it here in the mountains.Locals talk about hot summers and cold winters,traffic and taxes,I laugh and say try New Jersey.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, January 25, 2019 11:18 AM

Pffftttt.... amateurs. It’s winter. What’d you expect? I live in Central New York and we dealt with everything old man winter throws at us, including below zero temperatures. I know it sucks but let’s face it... embrace the suck.

Yesterday, some communities in my area are dealing with flooding. Yes, flooding from constant rain and freezing rain. Creeks overflowing because water has no where to go. How’d you like to deal with that in the middle of winter?

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  • From: Central Texas
Posted by NucMedTech on Friday, January 25, 2019 12:22 PM

Not up to dealing with any of that! That's why i am here in Texas, 30's in the morning then warms up to mid 50's to upper 60's. 

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Friday, January 25, 2019 12:47 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

Pffftttt.... amateurs. It’s winter. What’d you expect? I live in Central New York and we dealt with everything old man winter throws at us, including below zero temperatures. I know it sucks but let’s face it... embrace the suck.

Yesterday, some communities in my area are dealing with flooding. Yes, flooding from constant rain and freezing rain. Creeks overflowing because water has no where to go. How’d you like to deal with that in the middle of winter?

 

Yup.  I'll stick to our cold and few days in the neg's  over flooding,snow,ice,..    it's the friggin apocalypse!

 

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/72 A5M4 Claude

1/72 AN-2, 1/72 EF-111

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Posted by bluenote on Friday, January 25, 2019 1:04 PM

I live up in Toronto and personally I love the winter.  On really cold nights it's great to hunker down in the basement working on a model, listening to music and enjoying a stout or other dark beer.  I enjoy walking the dog and coming back to a nice, warm house.  

After enduring a long, cold winter, it makes me appreciate summer that much more.  It feels like I've earned it!

 

 

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, January 25, 2019 1:15 PM
I just moved from Connecticut where it's right at freezing to SW Florida where its currently 66. I'm in heaven

 

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  • From: Somewhere in Ohio...
Posted by DasBeav on Friday, January 25, 2019 2:06 PM

10degrees here in North Central OH. Sunny and no wind, actually quite nice. Below zero monday....50 wednesday...I love Ohio weather, wouldn't change it for the world!

 Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

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  • From: Green Bay, WI
Posted by redraider56 on Friday, January 25, 2019 2:16 PM

Cold front is making its way through Wisconsin now too after constant snowing the last few days.  Was -6 when I left for work this morning.  The same temp is the projected high for wednesday.

-Matt

On The Bench: 1/48 Monogram B-17G "Man-O-War II"

 

 

 

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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Friday, January 25, 2019 3:14 PM

It is only really cold when your man bits freeze to the toilet seat and the wife has to get the blow torch out!

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, January 25, 2019 5:09 PM

Hi Keyda81 !

 I wonder , do you live near Buffalo ? I can remember 12 below and wind effect snow at 6 foot in one day ! The hardest thing for a Medium build  guy and grandma riding the streetcar was going out across the road to try mounting those slippery steps ,this was in 1965 by the way .  T.B.

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, January 25, 2019 5:13 PM

Hey ,Snapdragonxxx :

 Did you spend time on the U.S.C.G Icebreaker, Eastwind, too ? That's where I first got any thoughts like that ! How about this ,You and the Missus on Ice station Zebra . Yeah the plane broke .Twelve days .Ain't ever gonna be near cold that bad again .If it keeps getting frosty in Texas I may move to Hawaii .

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  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Friday, January 25, 2019 6:16 PM
It was 4 with the wind chill of -18 on my way home from work this morning here in east central Indiana probably the coldest it's been in a few years.

Clint

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, January 25, 2019 8:25 PM

Upper 40s to low 70s here... and the humidity dropped this afternoon, so it was perfect airbrushing weather after my bike ride. But it’s only for the next few days...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, January 25, 2019 9:57 PM

tempestjohnny
I just moved from Connecticut where it's right at freezing to SW Florida where its currently 66. I'm in heaven
 

That is the nice thing about living here in Central Florida. We get a small taste of winter but none of the extreme weather from up north. Currently the lows are in the 40’s and the highs in the 60’s. 

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by JohnnyK on Friday, January 25, 2019 10:22 PM

Temperatures in Chicago next week: Tuesday Low -17 Hi 5; Wednesday Low -21, Hi -12; Thursday Low -10, Hi -4; Friday Low -5, Hi 3. Wind chill on Wednesday is predicted to be 60 degrees below zero.

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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Saturday, January 26, 2019 3:54 AM

I have done survival training in the Artic circle and as part of that, lived in a tent, been ducked through a hole in the ice into some "refreshing" water and a forced march over 48 hours.

 

You guys keep warm and safe! May your paints never freeze!

 

 

James

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, January 26, 2019 6:35 AM

Edwin

Don, are you in Minneapolis or St Paul?

I know it gets really cold there. Was stationed in Minneapolis for work in 2006. 

 

I'm in Coon Rapids, Northwest of Minneapolis a bit.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, January 26, 2019 6:39 AM

bluenote

I live up in Toronto and personally I love the winter.  On really cold nights it's great to hunker down in the basement working on a model, listening to music and enjoying a stout or other dark beer.  I enjoy walking the dog and coming back to a nice, warm house.  

After enduring a long, cold winter, it makes me appreciate summer that much more.  It feels like I've earned it!

 

 

 

My problem is my basement is a walkout basement, and my shop is on the walkout side, so it gets colder than on the front side of the basement.  And, being a basement, it does not have as many furnace vents.  The space heater brought it up to 65 Thursday, but then I have to keep turning it off when I airbrush or spray.

 

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Saturday, January 26, 2019 7:21 AM

Gimme winter in the Bitterroot Valley, Montana! This picture was taken last week. Those are the Bitterroot Mountains.

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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    July, 2018
  • From: The Deep Woods
Posted by Tickmagnet on Saturday, January 26, 2019 7:46 AM

Don Stauffer

Below zero this morning, high will be only a bit above.  Even with a space heater in the shop, I can't keep it warm enough to work there, and it will be much colder nex week.  I suspect I won't get any modeling done for at least a weekSad

Space heater is a pain- I have to turn it off to airbrush or rattlecan. But I can work for a few minutes.  I just don't have that much to do on current project that I can do in a couple of minutes.  Maybe I'll spend the next week learning a new CAD program and experimenting with my Cricut machine.

 

The cold is a bummer. Not to change the subject but you mentioned your cricut machine. I just got one and absolutely love it but still learning it's ins and outs. It makes great stencils for painting. Have you had yours long and what do you primarily use it for?

 

 

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    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Saturday, January 26, 2019 8:37 AM

Don... be lucky you don't live in Lebanon. Not Lebanon, PA but Lebanon the country in the Middle East. A co-worker of mine has family out there and this is their winter ....

https://stateofmind13.com/2012/03/04/beiruting-com-fail-and-pictures-of-lebanon-snow-that-are-not-lebanese/

Snow typically 5 meters or more high, houses literally buried...

Now do you feel better?

 

 

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    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, January 26, 2019 8:48 AM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

Don... be lucky you don't live in Lebanon. Not Lebanon, PA but Lebanon the country in the Middle East. A co-worker of mine has family out there and this is their winter ....

https://stateofmind13.com/2012/03/04/beiruting-com-fail-and-pictures-of-lebanon-snow-that-are-not-lebanese/

Snow typically 5 meters or more high, houses literally buried...

Now do you feel better?

 

 

 

Yeah, but the cold weather keeps Hezbollah indoors... once it warms up, they come out, start acting the fool, upset the Israelis and then it’s game on again...

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    April, 2010
  • From: Green Bay, WI
Posted by redraider56 on Saturday, January 26, 2019 9:23 AM

It was -15 this morning with a windchill of -30.  Didn't stop me from taking a short drive to Algoma, WI and photographing the Lake Michigan sunrise.  Surprisingly I wasn't the only person stupid enough to be there  doing the same thing.

 

-Matt

On The Bench: 1/48 Monogram B-17G "Man-O-War II"

 

 

 

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