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Offline AlW

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Re: 1/1400 AMT Enterprise-C
« Reply #195 on: November 05, 2018, 04:43:34 pm »
Geez, Steve, sorry to hear about your hand.  I hope the surgery goes well this week and you can get back to life as normal.

Your ship is coming along great!  Each build has things that go sideways, but 90% of them are correctable.  You've just experienced more than the average on the "C" but you're getting past all that.  Your windows look amazing as does your nacelle lighting.  The base coat doesn't matter as much as the final so just think of that as practice for what comes later.

Good luck this week, and let us know how you're doing when you can.


Offline modelerdave

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Re: 1/1400 AMT Enterprise-C
« Reply #196 on: November 05, 2018, 05:46:25 pm »
Oh, my, Steve! Sorry about the hand! I hope your surgery goes well and you have a quick recovery.

And yeah, I can relate to your airbrush woes! As I said elsewhere, I have a love/hate thing going with it.

Offline starsiegeplayer

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Re: 1/1400 AMT Enterprise-C
« Reply #197 on: November 05, 2018, 11:30:55 pm »
How long will it take for you to recover?  :(

Offline MSgtUSAFRet

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Re: 1/1400 AMT Enterprise-C
« Reply #198 on: November 06, 2018, 07:36:02 am »

Thanks, guys, for the support!

I don't know the recovery time, Star, but the web says 4-6 weeks. I am hoping this is the worse case scenario, but the office is already expecting 4 weeks. So we'll see.

I'll keep you all informed. It will be interesting to see if I can build with one hand.  ;D

Thanks again!

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Offline scottminium

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Re: 1/1400 AMT Enterprise-C
« Reply #199 on: November 10, 2018, 11:26:57 am »
Ouch! Hope the surgery and recovery go smoothly, or at least as smoothly as they can!
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Offline Madhatter

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Re: 1/1400 AMT Enterprise-C
« Reply #200 on: November 11, 2018, 03:59:29 am »
I can only echo the other's posts and pass on my sympathy to you in regards to your hand. That's a real hindrance to some awesome building
Airbrushing is always fun isn't it? A long time ago I made it a habit to clean my airbrush out fully after each session. Alcald's airbrush cleaner is the best tool in my shed. It's a shame I won't be able to get it here now as the only store in Melbourne has stopped stocking it due to supply issues. I only have 3 bottles left in total, so I have to use it sparingly now :(
First world problems huh.....
According to a lot of builders, it's better to spray the lighter colours first then the darker. Mind you, I guess that would depend on the effect you want, but as a general rule of thumb, that's the way it should go - so don't beat yourself up about it. I know it's a real PITA to have to respray something as well as try to remix the ratios correctly.
Anyway, I hope you recover soon and without too much pain!

Offline Spencer

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Re: 1/1400 AMT Enterprise-C
« Reply #201 on: November 11, 2018, 08:44:12 am »
It's a bit cliche, but we're our own worst critics, especially when Murphy decides to come knocking.
But you've done a awesome job so far.

Here's hoping your hand recovers.


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Re: 1/1400 AMT Enterprise-C
« Reply #202 on: November 14, 2018, 07:09:22 pm »
I've dealt with tendonitis myself. I think some people are just more prone to it than others, depending on one's blood chemistry. About 15 years ago I developed carpal tunnel syndrome, to the point where it became excruciating to use a mouse or to type on a computer. However, I overcame it with hormone replacement therapy (cortisol) through a naturopathic doctor. I'll never be 100% normal again, but I can do what I want to do pain-free.

About 5 years ago, I received a model-related product (can't remember which one) in the mail and I got too excited that I did not use a box cutter. I thought I could just yank it open with my right pointer finger. I think I tore a tendon inside and have since developed trigger finger. I can't make a fist with my right hand anymore. Still, I have 70% mobility and can do most anything without thinking much, but sometimes my finger might lock and freak out.


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