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Post  rsv1cox Sat Sep 24, 2022 2:51 pm

I keep one near my work bench and it was overflowing. If I tried to find something it was always on the bottom and fishing around among sharp razor blades isn't smart. So I decided to clean it up, keepers to the left, move the things on the right to a more appropriate spot and trash can the middle.

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Didn't happen. I managed to toss a couple of broken props (I used them for "pull throughs") and some small pieces of wood. I did move some of the things on the right to other tool boxes but most of it went right back in the junk box, cut fingers be darned. But, it's no longer over-flowing.

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Post  944_Jim Sat Sep 24, 2022 4:02 pm

Bob,
Come help me with this please...I'm trying to get to the black trunk to pack up kits and find a cowl I suspect may be a match to my Scientific P-63 King Cobra (eBay plans, box and a piece of the kit a few months ago.
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Post  Marleysky Sat Sep 24, 2022 5:09 pm

Which one is a "junk" box??  Yo Bob, you don't wanna be sticking your hands or fingers in a box with those Exacto-Saws, they be really really sharp!!  I've tried to stack and separate my stuff by Trade: Electrical,Plumbing,Roofing, Painting,and Mechanical. One of these days I'm gonna donate most of it to the local  Habitat for Humanity, just to make some room.    Still it's a jumbled mess and only I can sometimes remember where stuff is. It's a excursion of discovery.
I'm up at my son's house helping paint a bedroom/hallway. Brought out my trusty old canvas drop cloth, rolled it out and found a craftsman Screwdriver and Pliers in the middle of it!  
When I get a round to it  I'm gonna setup my wrenches like this:

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Post  rsv1cox Sat Sep 24, 2022 5:52 pm

Jim, You're just trying to make me feel good.  Your "cubby" workshop:

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I'm sure you have another though.  My basement workshop.  My greasy garage workshop where all the A/F boils and Berrymans takes place is another story.

I am sort of a disorganized neatnick.

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But, my display case is a mess.  No more room inside so I stack everything on top.

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And Rene, so knuckle busters/adjustable/cresent wrenches AKA's come in milimeters?  Thought you were fighting MM's every inch of the way.  Smile I bet when you do yours, you change the lettering.

Years ago, a complete X-acto set came in that box.  It had a clear plastic sliding cover.  X-acto's have long since disappeared but the junk box remains.  

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Post  944_Jim Sat Sep 24, 2022 11:17 pm

Bob,

You've done a great job with space utilization. Every thing in it's place, and easy to find. I wish I had 1/2 the time and space you have. Retirement can't get here fast enough!

I did dig the facing wall clear. Now I have to put it all back, but in better order. Once it is put back together, I'll put the N-scale railroad up for review. Then y'all will see the other 1/3 of the closet.

I had to dig out the trunk to inventory kits, and add more to it. I scored a Scientific P-63 "kit" a few months ago. It has all the box, plastics, fuselage, small bits, and the plansheet, but not much else. This one is from the same series as the deceased Scientific P-40 Kitttyhawk and the Super Mustang ( larger 1/2A built-up symetrical wing/profile fuselage). The cowl is rough, so I pulled/checked all of the other Scientific kits for the same cowl (the whole point of digging out the trunk). Sigh...nope.

I've already validated the King Cobra uses the same wing (but different wingtips) as the Super Mustang. With that knowledge, this one will be easy to "fill in the blanks." Dave Cowell of DPC Models got a fresh scan the day after the "kit" arrived, and will shortly have fresh bucks so he can add the King Cobra to his catalog. He does a great job of reproducing these old kits.

The sad part of doing this impromptu inventory was discovering I have two Scout kits...one laser-cut BMJR and one die-crushed Veco. I also discovered I have more than enough Norvel .15s, an embarrassing pile of Cox engines that need clean/service, and a bunch of old Pactra Dope that may never get used. I need to write up the inventory to prevent additiional duplication.

Does anyone else have unintended duplicates?
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Post  rsv1cox Mon Sep 26, 2022 10:37 am

I have not seen a Scientific P-63 kit, that would be an interesting build.  I have the P-39 and P-63's from Wen Mac, they produced them by the tens of thousands, they are everywhere.  

Duplicates?  Yes, I have a few. Sad  Spray paints mainly but industrial razor blades too.  Add tubes of CA and various glues and cements.  Do I have that? a question I ask myself while shopping in Walmart/Lowes/Home Depot.
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Post  GallopingGhostler Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:02 pm

Walt had at least 2 Air Cobra plans, a P-39 https://aerofred.com/details.php?image_id=96039, a 28 inch span control line in June 1954 Air Trails. The other is a P-63 clipped wing racer with large engine from his book. It would not surprise me that Scientific may have had either a P-39 or P-63 in its half-A line up, but perhaps was short lived?

One could take the 28" one, downsize to 18", then make it into a simplified hollow log or profile, with Walt's style of construction. If built-up wing, adapt one of his hallmark totally straight leading edge with a Cobra style wingtip.

His attempts at scale were at best, a "Silver Lining". drunken
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