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  1. Thunderchief, I'll bet Gus was more fun than anyone could imagine. I am also deeply moved by the responses here and the fact that people and their pets seem to make them more three-dimensional in the blog-o-sphere. Models are great and that's why we come here but the people here are what make this a great site to come to and take the edge off our stresses and our fears and challenges. I have brought Coby's ashes 1500 miles back east to the home where I grew up. My mom passed last September and I have to say, living here without her makes this one large, empty, co
  2. Andy, A heartfelt and touching tribute to a wonderful pet. I grieve with you as many here do, I'm sure. Our pets do become such solid anchors to our own existence and I, for one, forget how, as one person has said, "They are with us for a short period in our lives, but for them we are there for their whole life." That has been in my head since Jan 4 this year and I still feel devastated. I suppose it will get easier as time passes but yes, I understand the enormous space that has been left. They are our alter egos and our friends, asking for very little and giving
  3. That is so cool. Only recently have people dove into the very unusual relationship that people have with dogs. I've also noted how through selective breeding, humans have diversified all the different breeds, supposedly from one genome, the wolf. Everything from Chihuahuas to Bull Mastiffs, it's remarkable and many of them with distinct and unique personality traits. It's been a month and a half now and though I'm feeling a little better, I am still very much attached to my emotions toward Coby. I have read many testimonials and seen some videos where dogs and their masters
  4. A most kind word, thank you. The month is passing quickly and I am packing, almost ready to move 1500 miles away. I have an almost irrational fear that I will leave his spirit behind here as I go. I have his ashes and memories which seem so miniscule to the larger-than-life pup that he was. I do believe he was sent to me so I could have a companion and to help my self-worth as the airline I worked for continuously tried to destroy me. But Coby was always there, happy to see me, to be my friend and to spend time with me as if it was automatic. There is no other relationship o
  5. Thanks Model-Junkie. It's strangely compelling how we get so attached to our four-legged friends. Thank you for sharing your story about Niblet. Cool name.
  6. Thanks, Rob, you are most kind. It was completely unexpected the first time I saw Coby watching TV. I've had dogs all my life but none of them had any interest and I had always supposed that it had something to do with the picture tube and the way the human brain processes visual information vs. the way a dog's brain does. But this little guy would also watch the large picture tube TV I used to have and that's where "doggie on TV" became a thing. If I said that, he would run to go see the dog on TV. Sounds silly, yeah, but like a lot of people I talk "child-speak" to my dogs.
  7. Thanks crackerjazz. And thank you, everyone. I took Coby's ashes home yesterday afternoon and they did a paw-print and hair trimmings that I can look at from time-to-time, along with the nice box that hold his mortal remains. Will Rogers said, "They tell me when dogs die, they don't go to heaven. Well, when I die, I want to go where they go." I also noticed that on IMDB, one of the single most popular episodes of the old The Twilight Zone TV show was "The Hunt" where a hillbilly and his dog, Rip both drown when raccoon hunting. The show examines the pair as they travel a road
  8. Thanks T thunder. I took his ashes home today. They did a paw-print cast and hair trimmings. It's only been a little over a week but I'm trying.
  9. Two fine buddies to have around! I'll bet they are a blast! Thanks for the photo. They look great!
  10. Thank you Curt B. The pain they tell me will diminish but never go away. I should hope it never leaves completely for it would lessen the value of this extraordinary animal who would wake me when my blood sugar was low (no training) and who would follow me to every room or find me when I went out of his sight and he didn't catch it. Fora belly rub, a rawhide chewy, a walk or a ride in the car. Always just happy to be with, to be "among". Only dog I ever knew who watched television. He knew what the day would be like based on what clothes I put on in the morning. Slacks = work day and he
  11. Thanks most kindly to all who've replied and also all who've viewed my post. I genuinely think very highly of this site and have been coming here since the early 2000's...most knew me as Rusty Shackleford. My life changed dramatically in 2004 and after that, much of the joy had gone out of it, except for this little guy who always made me smile. Good people here. Kind and thoughtful and I've watched a great many builds here and some extraordinary skills. Thank you all again.
  12. Note the tail jack to prevent the nose from pointing sykward.
  13. Fellow ARC'ers, I have spent the last week grieving heavily for my beloved dog, Coby. I have never had a dog as fun, as loving, as loyal and as smart as him. In 2007, I was on a day off and going into town for lunch in South Carolina and he ran in front of my truck. I screeched to a stop, got out and he was genuinely glad to see me, jumped up with his paws on my chest and I noted the lack of a collar. However, I assumed he had escaped from his yard and so, I put him over the fence where I thought he belonged and went about my day. Oddly enough, the exact same thing happened th
  14. I went with this that I found on eBay® years ago but for the life of me I cannot find it again listed there. A wooden or metal-mesh would've done just as well but I was on a budget then. They came in various sizes and this was the largest capacity one. The shelves all had a clear plastic front barrier allowing me to read the labels
  15. Once the lume is "charged up" you can take the UV light away and let it glow for as long as it lasts. Here you can see in a lighted room it still retains some "glow" and if you dim the room lights it will be a bit more pronounced. Same as on a wristwatch dial.
  16. I am shining a UV flashlight onto the material here and you can see it glows brightly when the UV light is on it. One application might be to have the model displayed in such a way that you can have UV LED's shining on places on the model in such a way to keep them bright like this.
  17. Here is the mixed stuff, in a little container to show the natural color when it's not glowing. It is quite easily applied to surfaces and adheres well and holds its shape.
  18. McFly, I came up with another possible inexpensive solution. I often dabble with watchmaking and sometimes have to re-apply lume to the hands or the the hour markers. The glow-in-the-dark powder is mixed with a white glue medium and when dry, is luminescent when charged up in room lighting, daylight or especially when UV light is applied to it. It's relatively inexpensive and can be bought off of eBay®. There are different brands and some come with pre-filled applicators. There are also different colors. I usually use just the standard green but it seems to match
  19. https://www.ebay.com/itm/12V-A6-EL-Panel-Electroluminescent-Light-Neon-Sheet-Tape-Cuttable-Actuator That link won't work, so it seems but if you copy and past in the eBay search window, you should be able to find it. The trimmable sheets work It'll take some thinking and patience. This is from a stalled project where the buyer backed out. I tried fluorescent paint with a UV LED behind it, didn't care for it. I ultimately decided on electroluminescent sheets that are cuttable/trimmable. They are powered by a 9VDC battery but with an AC inverter.
  20. Glad you're still in there kickin'. I am not at the buying stage yet but curious if your 1/32 F-100 intake will fit on the all-new F-100F from Trumpeter. I'm assuming (uh-oh) that the engineering of theirs is identical to the "D"; Flat on the bottom. I'm still awaiting reviews and comparison sprue shots from some enterprising individual.
  21. I love this thread. I noted Randy's interior and marveled at it. Naturally, this model cries out for "diorama", either landing on the asteroid with The Companion and Zephram Cochran or on Eden with Sevrin. Maybe on the hostile planet where they crashed investigating Murasaki 312.... or even a giant wall presentation with the planet killer and Matt Decker flying into it. My mechanical engineering side cries out for figuring out how to flip a switch and get the doors to operate, knowing full well that grips on the set opened and closed them, sometimes with difficulty.
  22. Remember, the Tardis is bigger inside than it is outside. I will watch to see how you master this modeling feat. Shouldn't be a problem...🤨
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