russosborne

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  • Location Glendale AZ
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  1. russosborne added a post in a topic What kind of job do you have?   

    currently unemployed (not by choice). Over 20 years as an electronic technician, mainly working on RF stuff.
    Have a pending job offer to become an entry level jet engine assembler. Assuming all the background stuff is good, which it is unless someone mistakes me for someone else with the same name.
    Russ
  2. russosborne added a post in a topic A reasonably SERIOUS new-tool '70 Charger Revell is hiding in plain sight...   

    I hate the movies, and am not a Charger (or even Mopar in general) fan.
    But I will buy this kit (if finances allow) because I love street cars with big blowers sticking out of the hoods. 
    Russ
  3. russosborne added a post in a topic Got an MRI today   

    Not sure about Illinois but check into medical marijuana. One of my nephews came back from irag really messed up, that stuff is a big help for him. 
    Russ
  4. russosborne added a post in a topic Revell '57 Ford Gasser   

    I feel just the opposite. 
    Big and little tires scream hotrod/cool to me.
    I also love that they decided to make the wagon into the gasser. 
    Obviously just my opinions. Feel free to make the coupe into a gasser if that is what you want.
    Russ
  5. russosborne added a post in a topic What is your Favorite Auto or Truck Program??   

    I like Jay Leno, but even still I don't watch his show.
    I was at a club meeting last night where that Brian Johnson show was on. Not for me.
    I gave up on watching all the car shows. Either way too scripted/fake or just too many cars that I will never have a chance to have. I personally don't enjoy watching other people having fun if I can't partake as well.
    About all I watch on TV anymore is the news, and that is only if I happen to be in the living room when my wife is watching.
    Russ
  6. russosborne added a post in a topic What Pleased You Today!   

    How is Portillo's? Never been to one. How is the pricing?
    Let me put it this way, lately I am having to go with Subway's 6inch of the day sandwich for $3.
    Thanks,
    Russ
     
  7. russosborne added a post in a topic Inside of a Tamiya rattle can(photo)   

    Thanks for the clarification Mike.
    Will have to try that if I ever get that advanced. I've got a booth and a decent airbrush, and either a model size compressor or I can use the garage one. But it is still quicker and easier for me to just use the cans.
    Russ
  8. russosborne added a post in a topic Will we see other G-body cars after the 83 Hurst Olds?   

    Before reading this thread I had totally forgotten that my sister had a 79 Gran Prix that I used to drive alot after getting out of the Navy. My parents got it from her a few years later, and then I got it for a while when they were driving my Sentra and making the payments for me during a rough patch. Sky blue with the wire wheel hubcaps.
    I would definitely buy one if it was available. Plastic only though, don't want it bad enough to pay for a resin kit.
    Russ
  9. russosborne added a post in a topic Inside of a Tamiya rattle can(photo)   

    Mike,
    So you are the reason for all the "no burn" days here.
    Seriously, though, where are you ripping the top off at? The smaller part around the nozzle, or are you talking about where the top meets the sides?
    Thanks,
    Russ
  10. russosborne added a post in a topic Need some design help. AMT '57 Chrysler   

    Actually Bill, one or two of the customs you posted look pretty nice.
    But the idea of using all the custom pack parts is hilarious. I may do that myself if I still have any of those around, but I think all I have left are a couple of sets of the bumper/grille ones.
    Russ
  11. russosborne added a post in a topic What Pleased You Today!   

    Thanks.
    I just turned 57, fat and very out of shape. My body does not bend or stretch like it used to.
    Climbing in and around aircraft is probably not in my future, but it's a good thought to keep in mind. Things can always change and that could be an option. Although I really really want to be able to retire in the next 10 years if not earlier, but short of winning the lottery that is not going to happen.
    Oh, and this may be an FAA cert. repair station(I don't know), but they manufacture engines. I do have to go through the FAA background and drug testing.
    Guess I can say it's Honeywell. Used to be Allied Signal and I believe Garrett Turbine before that even.
    Russ
  12. russosborne added a post in a topic Models at the Office?   

    I did it a couple of times at a past job. Wasn't a cubicle though (production job, had it sitting on a workshelf next to me), and a couple of pieces of one got broken off. People liked to pick it up and get a close look.  But I did get lots of good comments on it and I enjoyed it being there.
    Russ
  13. russosborne added a post in a topic What Pleased You Today!   

    OK, technically it was yesterday, but I got a job offer (pending background checks and such) that would pretty much solve my financial issues. Not as an electronic tech, but they did like the fact that I am very experienced with testing and troubleshooting, and that I do have mechanical experience (working on cars as a hobby). It's a contract position for now. May or may not lead to direct hire later, no promises. After not having a reliable paycheck for so long I don't really care as long as the job lasts for a while. It's by Sky Harbor (Phoenix AZ) airport.
    Job is doing production work (assembly and some testing possibly) on jet engines and APU's. I'm still a little foggy on what all I would be doing, but apparently getting greasy is part of it. Hoping to start about the first of September if all goes well. If not, I will be doing a follow up in the "what irked you today" thread.
    Russ
  14. russosborne added a post in a topic Inside of a Tamiya rattle can(photo)   

    Thanks.
    Yep, I have only seen the through the straw method before.
    the kid left in me (I'm 57) wants the marbles from the cans.
    Russ
  15. russosborne added a post in a topic Inside of a Tamiya rattle can(photo)   

    Very interesting.
    Question though. I may not be understanding exactly how decanting works, but I didn't think you could get all of the paint out even doing that? I thought it was just a way to "convert" from the can to an airbrush?
    Thanks,
    Russ