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Carpet monster has a twisted sense of humor.

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Carpet monster has a twisted sense of humor.
Posted by Straycat1911 on Sunday, December 20, 2020 10:15 AM

Model building is such a weird hobby sometimes.

I lost the tail fins for a 1/32 Sidewinder missile a couple weeks ago. Searched the bench, the floor, the usual places you’d EXPECT a missing part to be. 

No results. ‍♂️

Jump in the shower this morning, step on something. Didn’t have my glasses on so I couldn’t see what it was. Picked it up.........

It’s the Sidewinder fins. 

What the WHAT???????

The carpet monster has a twisted sense of humor.

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, December 20, 2020 10:54 AM

Yes!you find the part after you make a replacement!

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Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, December 20, 2020 11:31 AM

Hmmmmm...the 'winder's target must have tried to loose the heat signature in a cool rainstorm.

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Posted by Straycat1911 on Sunday, December 20, 2020 11:35 AM

philo426

Yes!you find the part after you make a replacement!

 

 

Hadn't gone to that point yet, so all's good! 

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Sunday, December 20, 2020 11:45 AM

That's the wormhole that dropped parts sometimes fall through.  They always jump forward in time, and sometimes to a random location nowhere near where you dropped them.  Alien

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

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Posted by gregbale on Sunday, December 20, 2020 12:10 PM

philo426

Yes!you find the part after you make a replacement!

That's what happened with my recent F-5E. One of the main gear doors dropped off the work table unnoticed (my bad), hunted high and low, finally gave up and made a substitute.

Found the missing part several days later on a sock in the hamper. I never walk around in stocking feet...best I can figure is when it dropped, it managed to fall directly in between my sock and the shoe I was wearing!

As the old saying goes, "I couldn't have made that shot intentionally if my life depended on it...."

Greg

 George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
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Posted by disastermaster on Sunday, December 20, 2020 2:04 PM

goldhammer
Hmmmmm...the 'winder's target must have tried to loose the heat signature in a cool rainstorm.

Now THAT's a GOOD one!

https://i.imgur.com/Gcc59Dk.png

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Posted by disastermaster on Sunday, December 20, 2020 2:54 PM

philo426

Yes! you find the part after you make a replacement!

 

 

There's an inter-dimensional time portal that floats
throughout my home. While responding to this post
it stole my mouse cursor from this screen .....
3 minutes or so and it's back.
 
 
 It just struck again....      Allright, so now I can continue.
 
 I lost a nickel sized part off my desk area years ago.... it reappeared https://www.smiley-lol.com/smiley/sf/1robot.gif 6 months later in the corner of a room I rarely go in to at the other end of the house.
https://u.cubeupload.com/Disastermaster/imageproxyphp.gifWell, I realized long ago that I can usually remake a part faster than I can find it.
 
 
 
 

https://i.imgur.com/Gcc59Dk.png

fox
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Posted by fox on Sunday, December 20, 2020 3:50 PM

Was doing some airbrushing on parts of the SBD I'm working on the other day and decided to quit for a while. Took the airbrush apart for an overdue thorough cleaning. When finished, that TINY tip that the needle passes through was nowhere to be found. You know that something like that calls for immediate action. Took everything off the bench slowly and found nothing. Put it all back, got down on my hands and knees with a flashlight and thoroughly scoured the floor for about an hour with no luck. Decided to bring out the big gun (one of those extra bright lights that shows a light bright enough to blind a burgler at 50 yds) and did the search again. When finished, with no success, I stood up and as I turned off the light something caught my eye. There was the tip sitting right under the edge of the clear plastic floor protector. How it got from the plastic bowl all the parts were in as I cleaned them on the bench to where it was found I have no idea. 

Score "1" for beating the rug monster.Toast

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, December 21, 2020 7:13 AM

philo426

Yes!you find the part after you make a replacement!

 

Yep, the best way to reveal the location of the original part is to make and install a copy.  This has happened twice on my current project!

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Greg on Monday, December 21, 2020 8:21 AM

Of course I've had parts show up in strange places too, but so far your story takes the proverbial cake.

-Greg

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Posted by TheDemiGod on Monday, December 21, 2020 9:25 PM

Straycat1911

Model building is such a weird hobby sometimes.

I lost the tail fins for a 1/32 Sidewinder missile a couple weeks ago. Searched the bench, the floor, the usual places you’d EXPECT a missing part to be. 

No results. ‍♂️

Jump in the shower this morning, step on something. Didn’t have my glasses on so I couldn’t see what it was. Picked it up.........

It’s the Sidewinder fins. 

What the WHAT???????

The carpet monster has a twisted sense of humor.

 

 

Wait... what? How did it end up in the shower in the first place? You got Gremlins or what? LOL!

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Posted by Pawel on Monday, January 11, 2021 2:33 PM

Hello!

Let me play the topper here...

https://dilbert.com/search_results?terms=topper

Some time ago I have developed tiny 1/72 AKM Rifles (Kalashnikovs)

https://www.shapeways.com/product/69FEGJTCL/1-72-akm-7-62mm-rifle-12x?optionId=76934768&li=shops

I have carefully painted one of them tiny rifles and of course held it with tweezers - ding! - and off they went down my messy workbench. I cleaned up the bench but I couldn't find it. Life goes on I thought. That was about a year and a half ago - closer to two years when I think about it. Now today I 've found this rifle laying on the workbench chair.

Now this wouldn't be so weird, but in the meantime I have moved, so it's a different workbench, with a different chair in a different house, far away from where I lot it.

Now this ain't no bulls**t and I've got a paper, err, photo to prove it!:

1:72 Kalashnikov rifle by Pawel

Thanks for reading and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:14 AM

Just more evidence that supports the wormhole hypothesis, where the part can move through time and space

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

dlh
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Posted by dlh on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:07 AM

This has happened to me several times:

A part flies out of the tweezers toward me.  I search for hours including vacuuming and sorting through the bag.  I give up and go back to work, finding the part laying right in front of me on the bench.Bang Head

Dave

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Posted by oortiz10 on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:03 AM

OK, this is too fun! I have one that happened to me just yesterday, although I'm not sure it's a Carpet Monster story.

So, I'm working on a couple of AH-1s in 1/48, and I decided to scratch the "air conditioning" system. I had made a small "vent" that I was going to attach to the end of a coiled "hose" I had made. I was holding it with my tweezers, and had just placed a dab of glue on the part when, PING! it went flying. The piece is tiny and I figured I wouldn't find it again so I didn't even try. I just went ahead and scratched a new part. Then, hours later, I went down stairs for dinner. Sitting across from my wife, she asked what was on my face. The part had shot out of my tweezers and super glued itself below my eye! I never even know it was there! I never felt it hit me! Of course, I had already made and attached its replacement. 

C'est la vie!

-O

-It's Omar, but they call me "O".

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Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:14 AM

Had a part flip off the tweezers and unknowingly into my coffee cup. I'd finished what id' wanted but there was still an inch or so left in the cup. Got busy and forgot to take the cup to the kitchen to clean it. Next morning, I retrieved my cup and in the kitchen, dumped the remains into the sink with the grinder running. "Oh %&*"!!!! Saw it just in time to make a grab for the part before it headed down the drain and into grinder oblivion.

Still have my fingers, and the part. 

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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Posted by tankboy51 on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:43 PM

I have lost count over the last 50 or more years I've lost and then some times hours or sometimes years later found missing parts.  I'm getting used too it....sort of.

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