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Zero77 last won the day on February 10 2018

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  1. Hello guys ! I just write you a few words to give you some news. I can believe it's been so long since my last post... The truth is that at the moment (and it's been so for more than a year !) i dont have any time to build models... Not even enough time to buy all the great kits i just saw they were released since last year. So many things happened ! I sadly saw that Paul Fisher lost his house and all his work... Very bad news... I dont see Gary (GT Resin) anymore, did he leave the forum? Some of you kindy sent me PM, thanks a lot guys and very sorry that i did not answer in time ! Actually, at first my job takes me a lot of time. Then, my wife and i bought a new house, it's an old house made of stones (about 1870/1880) and there is a lot of work to get it to modern standard. At the same time, we sold our former house and since the end of the summer, we are under pressure to move everything from one to another (not easy at all when you are already short in time). And as sometimes the fate seems to be definitely against you, my father just commited suicide at the end of august, for no real reason except he was depressed. We knew it, but not that much, i talked to him by phone the day before, and he seemed fine. It makes me sad but at the same time i'm very angry at him for what he did to all our familly... Actually he put a bullet in his head. My aunt (his sister) found him, she now sees a psychologist as the image is stuck in her mind.... My 94 y.o. grand-mother (her mother) suffered a lot, my mother is now alone, i had to lie to my kids (i told them it was a gun accident) as they are to young to understand suicide i guess. It's been a few weeks now so things are now more calm, but it's still somewhat disturbing. That's really the most stupid thing to do. I'm even more angry when i think about all the people who die whereas they want to live. But that's it, it's done, we wont get back now, never ever. With all of this, my father's death, the moving, the works in the house, my job and so on, i did not have any rest day since mid august... But i think that's ok. So are the news, good or bad. I sincerelly hope to get back to the hobby as soon as possible, but i dont think it could be before the end of the year, or even a bit more. Cheers ! Nicolas
  2. Some of you may have noticed i've not been very present those last months. Indeed i was very busy at work and also for other stuff. I will certainly move in a few months, for a larger house, and especially a larger garden to put a large garage. Why the garage? Because of that It's not a show car, but the paint is the original paint applied in the factory in 1971. It's a 442 1971, with 455ci engine, with W25 ram intake hood option, lime green paint, power windows, AC, jade green interior, and almost everything is original. Only the radio has been changed for a modern one (i may rebuild it as original, but i would change the whole fake wood panel, as it has been cut for the new radio CD). The interior looks almost new. I'm very happy with my Olds !
  3. Lol, that's funny you ask... Some Aires sets fit nicely, others are aweful. The F-104 cockpit is certainly one of the worst fit ever. Mine took me almost as long to fit than to build the whole model. I talked about this in the WIP, iirc... However the casting and details are so beautiful that it's "almost" forgiven.
  4. Amazing paint job ! I love the many little touch-ups, that's very realistic. Was it the Tamiya kit?
  5. Bob, did you get only the canopy or also the windscreen? Did you mentioned the sprue letter in the form?
  6. Wow ! That's amazing ! Glad i have not glued the windscreen yet on mine ! Do they request any proof of purchase or something? I have two kits in the stash, bought at the same time.
  7. EZ Line is called the right name. It's actually very easy. Just make sure to untwist the EZ line before gluing it. You can just let it fall and thread it slightly through fine tweezers. With Prim elastic line a twist is even more noticeable, though it's also easier to untwist. With a bit of care you can get no twist at all.
  8. I'm too ashamed to take a picture of the room at the moment. It's all dramatically cluttered with about 1 year accumulated dust and piles of boxes everywhere. I definitely need to tidy and clean it. The desk itself is covered with dozens of tools, model parts, pieces of kitchen towels, brushes, paint jars, and dead mosquitos. Sorry guys, it looks like a desk from Mad Max.
  9. No music for me. But i have always some youtube something running when i'm buidling models. I watch reports, interviews, debates and so on.... Actually i dont really watch, i listen to....
  10. It dries very fast so you have to close the cap immediately after use. I also put a drop of water in the tube when it becomes a bit thick/dry. However, if it's brand new it's not normal. This putty is useful for some special applications, as you can wipe it simply with a wet towel or cotton bud. On the other hand you have to make it water proof with a good coat of any other paint or primer if you need to use anything liquid over it. But it's useful if you have to fill seams in tight areas or make some repairs or filling over arround a painted area.
  11. I missed it yesterday, but Happy birthday Iain !
  12. The build looks amazing. However, i'm very sorry to say that, but i'm not able to read anything more than a few lines of text and a few pictures on a screen. Even a very long review is often too much for me. I'm an old paper kind of guy.
  13. Indeed that resin is incredible ! Very nice original subject, cant wait to see it progressing !
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