Posts Tagged ‘What am I doing?

21
Jul
18

Eyelashes

Eyelashes are supposed to keep things from falling into your eyes. Why do I have to keep fishing them out of my eyes?

28
Jul
16

Random Thought

What if the wolf was an innocent land owner, and the three little pigs were illegal squatters, who made themselves out to be the victims, to anyone who listen?

19
Jun
15

Greetings, from the Swamp

So, that post I made, about all that water coming down in such a short period time? Apparently, there’s a price to paid, for finding fascination in such things.

 

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15
Jun
15

The One Day Flood

This all happened from a single cloud burst, that lasted maybe an hour, if that. It’s that short period of time that it happened in, that makes it interesting, not its severity. We’ve had worse, and it’s pretty mild, by most people’s standards for a flood, I think. So, when I “flood” I basically mean “the low part of the back yard turned into a swamp, again.” Continue reading ‘The One Day Flood’

21
May
15

The Truck-Cat Lives

Finally getting close to finishing this thing. Mostly need to finish the new chase rack and the light bars. The rack is just set in place, in these pictures. I was more and more unhappy with the first one I built. It doesn’t have mounting feet, yet. It still needs tabs to attach the light bars, and I want to add some small tie downs to it. Those will probably just be little tabs, with holes in them for hooks or scale rope. Still need to get the fuel filler painted, too.

 

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01
May
15

Old Times: Part Deux

Did you know that Windows has a built in backup, that can create and restore a disk image? Pity it also has to completely wipe the existing partitioning to do it. Doesn’t matter if you’re only trying to restore a single partition…. Continue reading ‘Old Times: Part Deux’

30
Apr
15

Just Like Old Times

Well, this is fun? No. Fun’s not the right word. This is interesting. And, I’d put in a relevant clip from Firefly right there, but I don’t think I can use YouTube, right now.

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08
Apr
15

Another Truck-Cat Update

I should have numbered these….

I built a slider bar for the back of the chassis, to prevent tearing up the body, when the truck drops off of things. I built it to extend past where the bumper will be, and kick up at the end to come up behind the bumper. That kick at the end, gives me a place to attach a couple of D-ring tabs from Mad Dog RC. To those, I bolted some King Kong mini tow shackles, from RC4WD.

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27
Mar
15

Small Transformers Review

Because, I’m reviewing small Transformers. 😉

 

I’ve gotten a few of the current Legends class TFs, lately. These are rapidly becoming my favorite size class. This will be covering Powerglide, Windcharger, and Bombshell from the Combiner Wars sub-line.

 

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Alternate modes are all fairly solid. Powerglide’s is the weakest, but he’s also a triple changer. He has a gun mode, that I’ll touch on later.

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20
Mar
15

I’m Still Here

No pictures, this time through. I just felt the need to post something. Real life kind of hit me upside the head, so I’ve not felt like working on much of anything, for last month or so. Most of my energy has gone towards expanding my comic into a couple of side comics. Comic Press is kind of clumsy, with multi-comic sites, and converting the site over to a network was a massive pain. Nothing ever seems to work the way it’s supposed to.

 

I’m back to working on the RC truck-cat thing, however slowly. Just trying to get the body painted, right now. Spent a few hours last night replacing the brake pads on the thing with new ones cut from a Formica sample. (Matte finished travertine, it was all Lowe’s had in the sample rack.) I’m hoping the more slippery surface will help tame the steering. The super thick diff oil has helped, but stainless steel pads on stainless steel disks lack finesse. The steering goes abruptly from wide, gradual turn to a snap turn with one track locked up.

 

I guess, there’s a reason differential breaking fell out of favor on full-sized tracked vehicles. I have ideas in my head involving cut down crawler axles driven by two 55 or 80 turn motors. But, lets not go there.




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