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Most frustrating session ever...
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Tasmania, Australia
Member Since: November 06, 2009
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2014 - 01:13 PM UTC
So after a frustrating day where nothing right happens, I finally get some time to settle down and get some more work done one my T-80BV. So start with some PE, off the fret and cleaned up no probs, test positioning piece it get attacked the carpet monster. After a small battle lasting a few minutes I won. Settle down again getting some done the Carpet monster attacks again. After a half hour battle the monster wins this round and I fabricate a replacement part after about 10 minutes work. All PE in place an I realize Trumpeter's placement of parts while not 100% wrong is found on very few of my reference pics. So I remove all the PE, clean up surfaces and prepare to reposition more accurately. All parts except the last in place then the Carpet Monster attacks again. In a battle worthy of legends lasting over 2 hours it slays me, forcing me to replicate a PE part with some horrible curves. How do I feel

Oh well with some sleep behind me I'm ready to face this new challenge, hope it gets better...
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2014 - 01:16 PM UTC
Wow that's some carpet monster , mean is it not ?
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2014 - 02:47 PM UTC
Put some stockings over the hose of the vacuume cleaner and that usually finds whats lost and beats the carpet monster.
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Wisconsin, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 03:13 AM UTC
Good tip Darren !
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Arkansas, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 04:15 AM UTC
I drape a towel over my lap and wear short sleeves. To help with the battle of the carpet monster, I also put a large, heavy piece of white plastic under my bench and chair. I have lost five parts in two years. These are your average size parts(a little larger than a grain of sand).