George Campbell (Login blueangelmodeler) HyperScale Forums from IP address 184.108.40.206
Fellow Modelers --
I implore your help in appeasing the Carpet Monster !! It jumped six feet from the floor to the top of my paint booth, dragging my 1/72 Pax River Blue Angel back with it.
In this seizure, the starboard stabilator was devoured ... i have searched naked eye and with flashlight all over the floor, behind the display case, under the air compressor, etc -- and even carefullly inspected the ceiling ... to no avail.
Since burnt plastic is a pleasing aroma to the Carpet Monster, will all of you please sacrifice one-tenth of your best suplus sprue for the return of my stabilator. Perhaps in three days, like the whale spit Jonah out, my stabilator will reappear !! Thank you for your special help, George
Easy solution (always works....well - almost always) -
April 9 2012, 9:10 PM
Go back to the scene of the disappearance and intently look for something else. The stabilator will magically reappear before your eyes. Amazing. It'll be like it was right there all the time (which it was/is).
Steven Flowers (Login steven9) HyperScale Forums 220.127.116.11
George, here is a old trick.....................
April 9 2012, 9:27 PM
My Paw showed me this one. When you drop a nut or bolt or (part) on the ground, find a identical part (port side) and lay it at your feet. Your eye will pop to the same shape within about a five foot diamater. We easily loose perspective of scale. Soooo, rip off the port side and tell me I am wrong!
If your carpet monster is a mean one, you are on your own.
your trouser cuffs and the instep of your shoes/slippers. I think the Trouser/Shoe monsters (a close ally of the Carpet variety) live in there.
I've sometimes found leavings in there after a week of fruitless floor searching.
This message has been edited by Wurger41 from IP address 18.104.22.168 on Apr 10, 2012 1:24 AM
Yup, been there done that. Nothing like going through a vacuum bag full of disgusting filth and dog hair in search of a part, yuck!!!! And of course we all have heard the sweet sound of a canopy we have searched and searched for being crushed into the carpet, yup...good times. One or two little tricks that might help, keep them on a piece of masking tape, as well as cutting out little parts while on the tape (really good for PE parts that might put your eye out), and always find someone else who can look for the part, a fresh pair of eyes help, that's why I had kids. Well, that's all I got for now, but I can say I have gotten very good at scratch building because of the "carpet monster".
P.S. Hard surfaces aren't much better, they bounce for miles!