Back in those days I worked for a guy who chain smoked so bad that when he was working in the lie flat drawing files, he'd put his ashtray in one of the drawers (remember manual drafting on mylar?) ! One day he was finished and walked away and someone spied smoke coming from one of the closed drawers! Fortunately it was just the little bonfire he always had smoking in his ashtray instead of the drawings catching fire. And when companies started banning smoking, the first step was that people couldn't smoke in open areas, but were allowed to smoke in a private office. You had to be a manager to have an office, so suddenly there was a surge of promotion requests from departments. So people got promoted for being smokers. Oh I'm soooo happy companies banned smoking in the workplace.
and we're pleased that it stopped raining here! And that the hurricane went out to sea and spared the battered New Jersey coastline! Summer is over! We had the pool officially closed on Friday. I stood watching wearing sweat pants and a flannel shirt. Used our gas fireplace to warm up the den last evening, it's getting cooler.
Optical illusion. One of the things I like about this kit is the exact fit of some of the assemblies. for instance, if you pop those interior side panels (with the wheel wells) into the body, then key it into the floor, it pretty much all snaps in place. Then the floor board snaps to the chassis with sure fit. There's nearly no way to mess that up. You may even be able to do it without glue it goes together so well.
The issue I find with using super glues as filler is that it sands at a different rate than the primer around it, sometimes leaving it's own edge to repair. One of the things I do with very small imperfections is fill them with the same primer that you have used. Sometimes a dab of it into a small imperfection, like a rain drop placed from a toothpick, will dry down a bit and the remainder will be easy to sand blending right into the surface around it. I've also taken same primer, sprayed into a small cup and left to thicken up a bit as it dries out. This works well too.
I was in that environment way before AutoCAD existed. I started on CAD in 1981 on Intergraph and Autotrol systems, little green screens running off large main frames. We had two of those, the size of a mini van, each only able to support 4 of those little green screens. And you are right... dark room, air conditioned to the max to keep the equipment cool, and the biggie that we forget about nowadays, no smoking in the space because it was hazardous to the equipment. As a non-smoker that was a treat because back then people could smoke at their desks... and they did! Right next to you.
I think a '58 would be a sure fire winner! It hasn't been done since, um... 1958?! And a '58 2 door sedan has never been done. Or swerve around the obvious of a '57 Ranchero and go right to a '58 Ranchero to surprise the crowd.
When I was in 8th grade we had one period a week called "Clubs". Of course I joined the model building club. Being at a school for military dependants on a US Army post in Germany this was interesting since kits were hard to come by, especially American kits. We'd keep our models in our lockers and work on them that hour each week. Mine was the Airfix 1913 Dennis Firetruck. That's such a complex kit that I didn't make much progress. I'd brush paint a few parts... out of time! And I'd put the still damp parts away. And I knew I lost parts when the box got jostled in my locker. Never did finish that one! As an adult, I've bought the old Airfix kits for another try someday.