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  1. Will keep them in mind.............Thank you. I don't do "EvilBay" for my own reasons.............
  2. Thanks.........it looks as if "Scale Hobbyist" does in fact have a good stock of kits, but they don't have that particular one Greatly appreciate the link anyway..........always good to have sources.
  3. I am seeking a model of the " Trumpeter 1/24 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I ", and would like to know where I might stand a chance of finding one?? ( I have tried "Sprue Bros." & "Squadron" and those are the only two I know ).
  4. I am looking for the best, (in terms of quality, price and service), place to get aftermarket detail parts etc. for my "Airfix" & "Trumpy" 1:24 WW2 airplane kits in the U.S. - (I am also not opposed to the U.K., as I know there is a lot there, but shipping sometimes makes that prohibitive).
  5. olfogey

    Air compressor and airbrushes.

    After going through converting a shop compressor - (about $75 w/ all "doodads"), I ended up with one that worked fine but TOO noisy for my preference. I then spent $100 on one of the little Home Depot portables, which was OK, but still noisy................I then did something I had thought about for a year or two, but never worked up the nerve to try - I went to my local fire extinguisher servicer, and inquired about a CO2 tank and regulator. BEST MOVE I EVER MADE!!! - completely silent, a medium tank will last about a year, even with heavy use, and no need for water filters, as it's completely dry. These can also be had from soft drink vendors........CO2 is what powers the soft drink cup servers you see everywhere.
  6. Due to my age & abilities, I prefer 1:24.............wish I could find a few other fellow fans.
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    Still alive!

    I can relate.............I went from Nebraska to Texas temporarily a few years back - (worst move of my life). My son & I used to fish on the boat is T shirts while the "natives" were in parkas. LOL
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    Humbrol Gloss & Tamiya Acrylics

    This is a GREAT reference site for using "Future"...........You may know of it already, but if not...............http://www.swannysmodels.com/TheCompleteFuture.html Jim J. -- "olfogey"
  9. Ended up with the "Optivisor"............"Thanks" to all who shared personal experience & advice. It was appreciated .................
  10. olfogey

    Too much, too soon

    Best of luck...........you know I'll be pullin' for you Jim J. -- "olfogey"
  11. Did FINALLY get hold of three of the AirFix "QuickBuild" kits for him today at the local hobby shop, and he LOVES THEM!! Built one in about half an hour & loved every minute...............Thanks Guys :)
  12. Paul- Thanks for the encouragement..........sounds like our situations are very similar. I too "feared" the "WnW" kit after I opened it. (lol) I'm going to give the "Optivisor" a shot...........never used one before, but I figure it sure couldn't hurt at this point. Jim J. -- "olfogey"
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    Which magnifiers do you all use??

    Thanks for the tips guys! I'm leaning toward the "Optivisor"...........part of me is tempted to go the cheaper route due to fixed income & never having had one before, but I think the extra $$$ spent would be worth it in the long run. Jim J. -- "olfogey"
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