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  • Birthday 11/28/1947

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  1. Old Dog

    Glucosamine and Chondroitin?

    I take them regularly, my PC physician recommended trying them a number of years ago. My issue then was primarily stiffness in my hands. Do they work ? Well my hands haven't gotten any better but they haven't gotten any worse either. The only way I could find out for sure would be to go off of them for a period of time and see if they get worse. Not ready to do that yet. I suspect how well they work depends a lot on your issue and your body. Not recommending, just relating my experience.
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    Opti-visor diopter

    Without looking it up I'm not sure what the magnification is or if the number marked on the lens is the diopter. The one one I use most has a 5 marked on it. I also have a 7 and a 10. as mentioned above the higher the number the closer to your face the focal point will be. You can buy the lenses separately and change them. The older versions just had plastic push pins to hold the lenses on but the most recent one I purchased had screws, which are less like to pop out but more laborious to change. All my comments are referencing the Donagal Optical Optivisor and not one of several imitation ones that are available.
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    The archer and Jack

    I was in a modeling slump for most of 2018, at least as far as model aircraft was concerned, most of my modeling efforts were directed towards my model railroad hobby and I found it difficult to spend any time building planes. I also hadn't complete a 1/32 scale aircraft since the early part of 2017 so towards the end of last year I decided to see if I could get back in the groove. I looked through the stash with a couple of prerequisites, low parts count, simple paint jobs (I really hate masking) and kits I felt I would be satisfied build OOB or with a bare minimum of after market. I decided on two, hoping that I would manage to push at least one of them through to completion. Those two were the Pacific Coast Models Re.2005 and the Hasegawa J2M3 Jack. Although the Re.2005 was a short run type kit test fitting looked good so I started it first. The cockpit nearly go the best of me. No matter what I did I couldn't get it to fit to my satisfaction. I finally came to the realization precious little of it can be seen through the tiny cockpit opening. The PE instrument panels hides up under the cowl and about all you can see is the seat and chain link harness. The only other thing that was fiddly was the landing gear which took several tries to get the stance some where close to correct. In any event I managed to get it finished and though it's not one of my better efforts it looks OK in the display case. I also think my photography skills have atrophied, either that or the auto focus on my nearly 20 year old digital camera is failing. Anyway here is the archer... These aircraft were only in service for a short time so I kept the weathering to a minimum. The Jack was a joy to build and any issues I had were of my own making. Since these were used primarily for home defense and the fact that I wanted for once a japanese aircraft that didn't looking like a stripping job gone bad, I left it fairly clean and pristine. I had a PE set for this but used very little, the PE IP looked way to one dimensional too me so I ended up using the kit panel with the kit decal. I does have a wash on it but it was too light for the camera to pick up These two seem to have gotten my juices flowing again and as soon as I finish up some micro scale kits on the shelf of doom I hope to start another large scale kit. Thanks for looking !
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    F4U-1 "575" Lt. Ed Olander

    What he ^^^ said ! Makes my paint jobs look like something a third grader would do.
  5. I have always used lacquer thinner 50/50 and have not had any issues, maybe I'm just lucky. One tip if when spraying you get what looks like cob webs from the tip it's a sign you need more thinner.
  6. Old Dog

    Another Corsair Detail

    Interesting but it begs the question of when was the fabric areas last recovered ? If it was part of a cosmetic restoration perhaps the process was simplified as in no stitching or original style rib tapes.
  7. Old Dog

    Handley Page Halifax in color

    Nice ! Thanks !
  8. Old Dog

    Spitfire Floatplane

    Most excellent ! Great attention to detail !
  9. Old Dog

    So much for "standard USAF lettering"!!

    Taken in service or a museum bird ?
  10. Old Dog

    LEM/Ruporator 32018: Bell P-59 "Airacomet"

    Nice review, thanks ! One small niggle with the kit, the 59 had centrifugal engines, like the Meteor, not axial flow so you don't see a fan when you look down its throat like you do on an axial flow engine.
  11. Old Dog

    Paul Fisher Fire Relief - GoFundMe

    A local body shop owner frustrated by his dealings with the three major insurance companies always finishes his commercials with "Remember... they are not your good neighbor, you are not in good hands and they are not on your side" !
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    Very nice, looks like an 'A' wing from Star Wars !
  13. Thanks ! Am enjoying watching your progress on this, keep up the good work !
  14. Just curious, does the interior lip of the cowling on the real McCoy extend back that far ? It looks like it would be hard for cooling air to reach the upper part of the cylinders if so.
  15. I have not had any of them come loose yet and some are several years old dating back to when the self adhesive sets were first released. That said I usually put a drop of Future into the instrument openings to provide a lens and this often times seeps between the layers so that may be supplementing Eduard's adhesive. I also have found that flat coating the upper layer helps reducing the grainy appearance. While I like not needed to paint them, of late I've become dissatisfied with the one dimensional appearance of the Eduard sets for 1/32 and have been using supplied decals or Airscale's over the instruments or using the Yuhu panels instead. I still use Eduard's for the smaller scale stuff.