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David G

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  • Birthday 09/25/1966

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    Nashville, TN
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    old stereos, model kits

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  1. I agree. My wife and I saw it on an IMAX screen and the footage is stunning. Crystal-clear.
  2. yes, the lacquer might "bite" into the plastic and stick. I read one website that recommended Mission Models Clear as a good clear coat. Again I would want to try on scrap before committing to a turntable lid or anything valuable. thanks gents!
  3. yeah maybe. I thought I had buffed all the polish off the piece. Now I wonder if it was TOO buffed, that the Future had nothing to grab onto. I will experiment with some scrap plexi I have at home before committing to use it on a turntable lid. It was a nightmare to try and wash that stuff off the candy dish top, I thought ammonia would cut through it easily.
  4. so I've used future/Pledge on canopies before, and airbrushed a coat of it as a clear gloss in prep for decals before. As a favor for a friend, I polished out a plastic candy display top other night, standard 600 grit to 800 to 1000 to 1200 to 1500 then Novus 3, 2 and 1. Looked pretty good, thought a coat of Future would really make it shine. I tried brushing it on with a 2 inch brush. It seemed to want to bead up and run off the piece without coating it evenly. I let the excess run off and drip onto a paper towel. Seeing rivulets of future in some spots, and seemingly none in other spots, I applied another coat. After a few minutes, I started seeing wavy white/frosty areas on the piece. I tried to wash it off with water but no luck, that made it worse. Finally after using a scotchbrite pad (which scratched it all to hell) and ammonia and windex, I got it all off and had to polish it again. What did I do wrong? I restore vintage turntables as another hobby and was thinking Future might be a good finish coat after polishing scratches out of the dustcovers. But not if this is the result. thanks!
  5. I just purchased a resin set from Harold, will I receive a canopy and decals with it? thanks
  6. Squadron's "What's New" page shows the P-40F in stock.
  7. so riddle me this, Batman....they have Wingnut Wings kits shown in their latest print catalog, yet when you go to the online store they're nowhere to be seen. You can't even find them by searching for the item number shown in the mail order catalog. what the heck? Also, (put on tinfoil hats please) I was looking for the Airfix 1/48 Gloster Meteor F8 shown in their catalog, so I go online and type in "AX09182" which is their stock number, hit ENTER, and for a SPLIT SECOND you can see the box art and description for the kit, but then it shows a "0 search results....sorry about that!" message and their standard big black box with site links at the bottom. I've noticed this disturbing habit of their website when you search for something, it shows it for an eyeblink but then states no results found. And yes, I tried it both in Firefox and Safari, same results. Very odd and both practices are not customer-friendly.
  8. I'm getting a conversion set from Harold, so will need decals and canopy as well, please add me to the list.
  9. I can sympathize, I have 3-4 (not sure anymore) compressed vertebra in my lower back, maybe L2, L3, etc. that was done when I fell down a hill around age 10 and landed on my tailbone. My back hurt like a SOB for 2-3 weeks but my parents didn't seem real concerned (thanks mom and dad!). Only in my 20s after years of pain did I seek care and discovered the damage in x-rays. I guess it happened during a growing period when I was young, and they set that way. Anytime I overdo any kind of work, or sit wrong, for too long, I have lots of pain. No sciatica thankfully. My current chiro guy says my upper back had to carry the load my lower back couldn't anymore so I have a weird curvature there, and a lot of arthritis between my shoulder blades. I've tried therapy, shots in lower back (temporary at best). I walk a lot and try to mind how I sit at the computer, and get up every half hour to an hour and walk. I always say if doctors perfect a spinal column transplant, I would be the first volunteer!!
  10. the A-8 is on sale at LuckyModel for $71.98. Slow shipping to US adds another $25 which brings it to about $98 shipped.
  11. the prebuilt 190 had working landing gear, you could raise or lower it. I haven't checked my kit to see if they kept this feature, or modified the molds/parts so that you had to choose gear up or gear down permanently.
  12. I hope I don't get flamed by my fellow LSP members for saying this, but you guys do realize that this Merit 190 did not start it's life as a kit, right? It was sold as a prebuilt and prepainted replica plane, much like the old 21st Century Toys/Ultimate Soldier brand of toy tanks and planes that were sold in Toys r Us about 10 years ago. Admiral Toys and BBI Toys also did some aircraft. Merit reissued some of the older 21st Century planes and tanks, Admiral and BBI got our of the business, 21st went bankrupt. The 190 prebuilt was briefly available here in the states, but was more available overseas. Merit and Hobbyboss are either the same company or closely related, so they decided to release the 190 as a kit, much like they did for their big 1/18 SBD Dauntless, for those who wanted to build and paint it themselves and add detail or convert as they wished. They were never designed or intended to be a full-blown, highly detailed kit like a WNW or a Tamiya. As for the price, I think I paid about $85 for mine from Squadron, during a sale and I had a 20% off coupon. You get a lot of plastic for the price, and due to the size it is impressive on display, but yes I agree, the fine detail is not there. It was never intended to be. The modeller has the option to build it as-is, and paint it the way they like, or they can superdetail and correct it like A-10LOADER is doing to his 1/18 F-14B in the "Works in Progress" forum. That is some excellent work and worth reading. So far they have only released the Fw190 and the SBD in kit form, it remains to be seen whether they do the same for the AV-8 Harrier in 1/18.
  13. haha I love this. my stupid cat, I have a cat bed on a desk just for her, and some half-inch thick audio cables in a pile, covered up with an old towel to....get this....keep the cat hair off them. Guess where my cat likes to sleep? yep on top of the towel, on top of the lumpy and hard cables.
  14. I would be interested in a conversion set as well Harold. Hope it happens!
  15. I hope to be there, job and family permitting. it's a 2 hour drive for me, will be first time Nats have ever been this close for me. David
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