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basementcalling

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On the Road Projects
« on: June 24, 2014, 07:20:25 PM »
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OK, frequent travelers, a question for you. Actually several questions.

What types of modeling projects have you successfully undertaken when flying for business and staying in a hotel? What is in your travel tool kit? What do you AVOID taking along to stay in the good graces of TSA. I'm headed to Denver for 2 weeks soon for a convention and then a week of whatever the heck I want. I won't have much down time the first week, but I am thinking I may weather some cars with decals I bought and perhaps work on a few small GHQ miniatures (assembly, but probably not painting).

Suggestions?
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Re: On the Road Projects
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2014, 08:50:00 PM »
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If you check luggage you can add some kits and basic supplies. I've even brought paints and decal solution double wrapped in ziplocks.

That said Denver is the home of caboose hobbies - which I travel to every time I fly though Denver. So you can probably buy most if what you need after you get there.

And don't forget there are a number of TRW members in that area who could lend a hand.
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Re: On the Road Projects
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2014, 08:55:48 PM »
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Philip, Caboose Hobbies is on the must visit list. I am also hoping to hit the museum in Greeley and Cheyenne on a road trip out of Denver in the week I have to myself. Might not be able to get to Caboose until that second week when I have a rental car, as first week schedule is pretty tight during business hours.

I haven't heard much from any TRW Denver area a$$hats, but that may change with this thread.  Also gonna be seeking out interesting spot for photos for possible backdrop use.
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Re: On the Road Projects
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2014, 08:57:35 PM »
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You won't hear from them until they know you are coming.
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Re: On the Road Projects
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2014, 08:59:14 PM »
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While travelling I have: scratchbuilt several large wooden buildings (including two snowsheds), assembled wooden kits, assembled repetitive small assemblies for larger structures like bridges, painted and weathered metal vehicles, written articles for the model press, written JMRI signal control logic , etc.  I am currently gathering materials to scratchbuild a metal clad sawmill while we are away back east this summer.  In most cases I get up 2-3 hours before the rest of the family to take advantage of the "quiet" time! :)  I always strive to ensure any hotel has an area where I can work without disturbing them.

I pack cutting surfaces, hobby knives, glues, paints, small tools and lots of materials...these are all packed in a sealed cardboard box and then placed in checked luggage.

Vacation time can be a very productive time!

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Re: On the Road Projects
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2014, 09:07:27 PM »
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You won't hear from them until they know you are coming.

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Re: On the Road Projects
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2014, 09:14:00 PM »
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i actually do 90% of my modeling on the road. All of my big steam kitbashes i usually do on the road. i am a signal construction foreman for BNSF and if were driving, i take a large tackle box and backpack with all of my supplies. i usually try to get most of my frame milling done at home but i sometimes do it in the hotel parking lot.
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Re: On the Road Projects
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2014, 11:53:15 PM »
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Man, you guys are hard core.   I have brought stuff on a few occasions but typically my travel doesn't allow for much down time.   I will bring plastic kits and a sanding stick or emery board and file off the sprue nubs and mold artifacts.  Then sort them into ziplock snack bags based on proposed paint color.   But mostly I just use the time for researching freight cars or other "electronic model railroading" activities. (and surfing forums doesn't count, btw  :RUEffinKiddingMe: )
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Re: On the Road Projects
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2014, 01:37:33 AM »
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Haha... You should read my thread about a layout for Thailand.

I usually do decals while traveling because I hate decals. It's only when I have no other activities to do will I actually complete some thing
You've crossed the walls, excelled
Further along through their hell
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Now spread your wings and sail out to me