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May 23, 2021

Update

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:17 am

Just a general update with some observations.

First, white is a hard color to paint.  I have a rule that I never paint a pure white or a pure black.  You may have heard me say this on the podcast.  I usually add a touch or blue, gray or tan to the white.  That is what I did on the AA-5 Ash missiles for the Tu-128.  It worked well, but, frankly, I struggled with getting the paint on the missiles.  Not sure why I struggle so much.  I got fuzz in the paint.  Not sure why or how.  I think I have it knocked out, but it was more of a struggle than it should have been

Second, wear the damn Optivisor™.  My eyes have declined over the years,  Yet, because I am nearsighted, I have thought that I can work in modeling close up.  I can’t.  In short, wear the damn Optivisor™.

Third, get over your fear.  The M-30 and Mossie have not made the progress that they should have.  The reason on the M-30 is that I don’t know what the heck I am doing.  On the Mossie, I am not sure why I have been putting it off.  In any event, Fear is the mind killer.

Don’t fear.  Go bravely forward.  Even if you screw up, you make progress.

3 Comments

  1. But once the fear has gone through you, only David and the M-30 and Mossie will remain. 😉

    Comment by dixieflyer500 — May 23, 2021 @ 8:19 am

  2. Fear is the mind killer, etc. Can’t wait to see how the new Dune handles this.

    Comment by dknights — May 23, 2021 @ 11:19 pm

  3. I’ve already seen that scene, it’s excellent. It’s in the trailer.

    Comment by dixieflyer500 — May 25, 2021 @ 11:05 am


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