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  1. I use a pair of toenail clippers, and they work as well as anything I've tried, and cost less than a buck.
  2. Well, sir, the pain has apparently not dimmed your abilities any!! Very sharp work!
  3. If you think Super 77 is messy, wait until you try Super 90 - it's contact cement in a spray can. I use it to glue headliners and upholstery in cars. I would not use it to do skinning, unless it was on an ACTUAL plane.
  4. Anyone who knows me should not be surprised....but the XP-38!!
  5. We still have our landline, too, one of the few in my area who still do. When my aging parents sold the family farm a couple years back and moved in with my sister, I took the old black rotary wall phone out of my dad's shop as keepsake, since I'd grown up using it. I cleaned it up (it was nasty!!), replaced the old broken cord, and installed it in my little garage shop. Works perfectly, and it's fun to hear it ring when someone calls. My 18 year techie son thinks it's cool, too. He actually has the modem dial up noise as a ring tone on his smart phone. Tim
  6. It's a pretty good bet they'll just send you whatever they have lots of - in my case it was Anycubic "green" 250g, but it could be anything. The green in translucent, and prints very nicely, but as I said it's pretty smelly. I have since bought a couple of 500ml bottles of Anycubic "grey", which is more opaque, and far less stinky. Link to the grey on Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/ANYCUBIC-UV-Curing-Precision-Excellent-Fluidity/dp/B07G3663HD/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=3V93UJ83M5BXV&keywords=anycubic%2Bgrey%2Bresin&qid=1654459017&sprefix=anycubic%2Bgrey%2Bresin%2Caps%2C236&sr=8-1-spons&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzTVlUUko2SDdVV1VLJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNzI0MTA0MjVJWkJNQVVZTEFBUSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNzI5NzQ5NTRRRURaQ1FDVzZQJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ&th=1 I also have a bottle of Nova3D "clear blue", but I have yet to test it out. Reviews seem to indicate it works well with this printer, and it does not smell as bad as the green did. Link: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07WKM55HL/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 If you need some ideas on a curing box, I used the white foam packaging from the printer and lined it with these: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07K6BK639/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1. Works perfectly and is quite cheap. Hope that helps!
  7. + 1. Smell varies a lot with the type of resin. The green one it came with stunk bad, but the gray one I use now doesn't, both are from Anycubic. I just set the printer in my paint hood and run it while printing, problem solved.
  8. I get mine from Amazon. It has usually come rather quickly.
  9. Dang, that is bad news indeed. Be praying for you John!
  10. Yep, I'm down for that!
  11. Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't that light appear to be in a different location in these two pics? It seems much farther forward on the P-40E. Maybe that is just a difference between the B and E variants?
  12. That's the other part of the issue - I haven't touched a model in 2 years, and I don't see that changing anytime soon, so my motivation to spend a crapload of time and money to go to a model convention is pretty slim, and my wife couldn't care less about that part of it. I find that the only reason I want to go at all is to hang out with y'all!
  13. I was planning to rent a car and road trip out there (3200 mile round trip) with my wife as part of a 25th anniversary "see the country" outing, but with fuel prices the way they are, that has become unaffordable. Trains have too. Even airfares are awful, and I'm with Juggernut - I am not carting 2 or 3 models on a plane anyway, and I really wanted to bring some. Sooo, I guess we're out for this year, again. Gonna have to go somewhere closer to celebrate. Sure am gonna miss seeing you guys! Maybe things will mellow out by next year, and going to TX will be more affordable. Should have gone to Vegas last year after all. 20/20 hindsight, right?
  14. Cool! I did the exact same dio once years ago, but it has not survived. I used a really stiff wire for the cable and it supported the snowspeeder by itself. I have got to try one of these Bandai kits! Tim
  15. I've been following the proxy war in Ukraine for a long time before the actual invasion began, and I noticed that the Ukrainian Army had some very well designed unit insignia on their shoulder patches, which I collect. I had been watching some ebay auctions by a Ukrainian seller for some patches, and when the invasion began, I went ahead and ordered them, figuring the guy might need the cash. The tracking number was posted on 6 MAR, but it stalled for a long time and I feared the worst for the shipper and the package. Amazingly, they arrived in NY yesterday, a full 20 days from the first tracking post. Still a few days to go to get to me, but I have to hand it to the seller for shipping them in the midst of more important things. Especially considering that he shipped them from LVIV, which was under attack quite recently!! Good show, sir! I hope he's safe! Tim
  16. Looks rather like a targeted attack, huh? I guess if you'll shell a nuclear power plant, blowing up the world's only AN-225 is easy.
  17. I'm a redneck, and those dumb a$$h013s make me feel ashamed. No good sense at all.
  18. I absolutely LOVED those! Really, really cool and different!
  19. I wonder if Barracuda would be interested in picking up the molds?
  20. It was a good run, and I really enjoyed your products! All the best to you! Tim
  21. If it's any consolation, I would have touched it too. In fact, even though you just told me not to, I would probably still touch it.
  22. Fun listen while I was working this afternoon, Pig!
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