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Old 04-11-2013, 05:40 AM
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I've set up a heat lamp that should bring the area up 10 degrees or so. I hadn't been using my usual means of heat the workshop, since that's a kerosene burner with an open flame! [X(] We've have an unusual cold snap the last couple of days. Today was probably a high of 60F and a low of 45F. The temp inside my Japanese house is usually not much difference from the temperatures outside.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:48 AM
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Two problems with that:

1. I don't have a sewing machine.
2. I don't know anyone who does have a sewing machine.

At least the pattern looks right, though.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WNodJE-818...g+stitches.jpg

Anyway, maybe by the time the RCU photo upload is working again, I'll have my solution. It's not helping that it's taking FOREVER for the dope to dry (6˚ C / 70% humidity). I put the last coat of dope (a 60/40 dope/thinner mix) on the threads 9 hours ago and it's still tacky.
Don, you live in a country that has the most tailor shops on the world.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:00 AM
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Weather is like that here in the spring and fall.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:02 AM
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Don, you live in a country that has the most tailor shops on the world.
[:-] I don't believe I have ever seen a single tailor shop in my 17 years in Japan. And for that matter, I couldn't tell you off hand, where to buy a sewing machine in my area. I've never seen them in any of the regular appliance shops. Still, they must exist. Now you have me curious!
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:09 AM
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Well, here they are online (ranging from about $180 to $350). But it really is odd that I don't recall ever seeing one for sale in any of the local stores. Have I just been turning a blind eye?

http://global.rakuten.com/en/categor...oogtrans/ja/en

Frankly, I think my wife would split my head open with an axe if she found out that I bought myself a sewing machine to make rib stitches for a model.
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Well, here they are online (ranging from about $180 to $350). But it really is odd that I don't recall ever seeing one for sale in any of the local stores. Have I just been turning a blind eye?

http://global.rakuten.com/en/categor...oogtrans/ja/en

Frankly, I think my wife would split my head open with an axe if she found out that I bought myself a sewing machine to make rib stitches for a model.


Your wifehave not a sewing machine???,...ok.
Go to the tailor, 15 minutes work and everything is good.
That isnot a big problem.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:23 AM
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:48 PM
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Well, the dope has dried, but the whole thing now looks like a satellite map of the snowy Himalayas. What an enormous waste of time and materials this has been.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:03 PM
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[:@][:@][:@][:@][:@][:@][:@][:@][:@][:@][:@][:@][:@][:@][:@][:@][:@][:@][:@][:@][:@][:@] The wax in the wax paper, seems to have been softened by the dope and has bonded in areas with the koverall. So I have to throw everything I've done for the past week away.

I'm going to take a break from RCU and from modeling.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:14 PM
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That's a mega bummer Don.. I can imagine your frustration...pobably a good idea to take a breather... How I admire your perseverance
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Done Coe's way http://www.rcscalebuilder.com/forum/...080&PN=1&TPN=4
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:10 AM
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Due to persistent problems with site maintenance on RCU, I've decided to continue this build on RCSB. I won't be posting any further updates here.

http://www.rcscalebuilder.com/forum/...204&PN=1&TPN=1
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I will be watching there.
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