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May 23, 2021


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.


  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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