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  1. Since I’m full on kit needs, I’m going to start ordering a few AM items for my stash. Just placed an order this morning for the Trumpeter A6-A interior kit since it has a fish bowl cockpit. Kind of a pricy AM accessory for a kit, but with a cockpit this large why not go for it! Now I need to figure out which other kits I have in the stash are deserving of this kind of love.
  2. So sorry for your loss. It’s the one thing that really sucks about having pets. Last year one of my guys at work had to have his cat of 19 years put to sleep. Our pup of 13 years had get put down just before Christmas as well. Man, it was hard.
  3. Uh oh. Another Ernie. Not another liquor swilling rabble rouser are you? Not sure how we could handle two here. Welcome to the forums! I too am lucky to finish a couple a year. Probably even less since I retired!
  4. I can only do that around here in a very limited time of the year. Obviously winter is too cold. But our summers have such high humidity that any lacquer paints would blush like crazy and have that nasty white haze over everything. I drop my AC in the man cave down to 69 degrees and go at it!
  5. Hey Peter, sounds like some good precautions. May I add that you leave the fan running for a half hour to an hour as the paint dries? While paint dries it’s still emitting the same chemicals as when you’re spraying them.
  6. Wasn’t there a similar story with one about to get converted and a guy discovered is was something like the lead C-47 in the D-Day invasion?
  7. Ok, one has a more yellow hue to it, other is just green. Is this one of those “I need to know my subject better” to pick which one to use? Example, building the Fisher Cougar and soon Panther. Going with gloss sea blue. Wheel wells are green but I cannot find color photos with enough detail online for reference. Was one used in certain years? Area of the plane? Manufacturers? And why are both colors sold as “interior green” but one brand is green, another the yellow hue of green?
  8. I’ve actually not tried them with paint. Just used one to spread micro sol liquid masking over some tape joints. So far getting tiny globs of glue in the right spot seems to be my best use of them.
  9. I’ve got that kit. One day…
  10. Don’t forget to put your vent in the window before you start spraying. 🤡 I was airbrushing lacquer primer on my Fisher Cougar and started to wonder why it wasn’t drawing the fumes out so good. Well, it was. But it was just blowing them back into the room under my bench. I’m such a maroon.
  11. Oh man, that kit screams for aluminum foil skin!
  12. Somewhere, sometime in my modeling career I managed to get a small sample of micro brushes. Went into my drawer of tools and hobby junk to be forgotten about. During my new bench build and reorganization I dug these out and put them in one of my new parts/storage bins on my bench. Pulled one out on a whim to place CA glue on a very small area. All of a sudden I have discovered a new useful tool I don’t know how I've been building without them. And now I needed to know where to find more. Amazon of course! Advertised for makeup application, car detailing, etc. . If you haven’t tried these, do it! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M0QAYOL?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
  13. ScottsGT


    Now that is 100 degrees outside, I’m hiding behind my bench from the heat. Well, trying to. But having to go move the water sprinkler around all day too. If the wife is home we go float in the lake, or the hot tub since it’s cooler than the air outside. 🤪
  14. Hey Barry, saw this posted on LSP as well, you still need them?
  15. Happening everywhere. I buy something on Amazon with Prime. Use to be here in two days. Now I’m lucky if it ships out in two days. Wife told me (in the 11th hour) to order some really nice water shoes for a cruise we were going on last week. So I look them up online and it says 2 day shipping. Not a problem. It’s Monday morning, leaving the following Sunday morning. B@$**#ds didn’t ship them until Friday and the delivered them to my house when I was in the middle of the Caribbean Sea.
  16. I’ve got one in the stash I can dig out and scan for you. But it will have to wait until tomorrow though. Scott
  17. Got home from an 8 day cruise and went back to work on the Cougar. Got the cracked and warped wing air splitters fixed using brass sheet to cut and file new ones. of course Mr. Quality Control inspector had to get involved.
  18. Hey guys, proud dad moment. Today my son was part of the Mecum Auction in Indy with a car he built in a matter of just over a month. He works for a semi-retired wealthy guy that dabbles in cars as a hobby. From old to new, he buys, builds and flips them. He started with basically an almost stock ‘62 Corvette and installed an LT4 supercharged engine, 8 speed auto, new wiring harness, aftermarket IRS (factory was fixed axle in ‘62) and had to make it all work together including getting the computer to work with the engine and transmission. Even though it seemed like auction prices were a little weak across the board (I think yesterday’s stock market shenanigans had folks spooked) it pulled $160K sale price at the hammer. His first build was an AC Cobra kit car they sold last year for $58k, so this build was quite the jump. During the build When I was his age I was doing the same thing, but no where near this level of builds due to not having the opportunity his boss has given him. I seemed to only find guys that wanted everything done for next to nothing. I can say, I was way ahead of my time 35-40 years ago.
  19. Got the Panther too. Snagged this one last week after searching for years for one that wasn’t priced in the stratosphere. Figured it was a great kit to break in the new bench. id love to have a two seater, but I’m poor now. 🥵
  20. Honestly, this was one of my “The straw that broke the camels back” issues. Being a (former) state employee, pay raises are a rare item and handed out to “buddies” and paperwork manipulated accordingly. We were all working from home and given “busy work” that was a complete waste of time and managers were having online meetings to justify something, no one knew what. But a good bit of us all came back to work and then they offered for those that sit behind a pc all day to work from home 3 days a week. Some even more. The rest of us had to come in. It really put a burr under a lot of saddles with these guys working from home not having to spend on gas money and some were no longer using daycare for their kids. And to add insult to injury, they would try to schedule our work around them coming in on Monday or Friday or try to dump their responsibilities on someone there so they didn’t have to come in. In a nutshell, they got a big pay increase while the rest of us got the same old thing. Not to mention I was driving 90 miles a day round trip.
  21. Two weeks today. I’m ready to call them back and see if I can return just so I can get a break from all the work. Harv, you nailed it. I’ve finally unpacked about 99% of the moving boxes of my hobby stuff from the move a year ago tomorrow. I’m not unpacking the “shelf of doom” boxes thought. Shoveled a yard of top soil around the yard yesterday and going for another truck load this afternoon.
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