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Pete J.

Member Since 07 May 2007
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What is a built model worth?

09 November 2014 - 09:23 AM

I know that this subject comes up often and saw this in a different context, but I think it really applies here as well.  I thought I would share it.

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Automotive model clubs in the Dallas Fort Worth area

01 October 2014 - 01:49 PM

I am aware of the three IPMS clubs in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  Are there any car only clubs?  I am doing some research and was wondering if anyone did just cars and was not an IPMS club.


Eagle Quest has just opened their Web Site

24 September 2014 - 10:17 AM

Squadron has just opened a web site specifically for their contest/convention Eagle Quest. I have been to the show the last three years and had a great time. I look forward to attending in June 2015. Here is the web site.
http://www.squadroneaglequest.com/

Best darned airbrush place on the planet!

15 September 2014 - 01:17 PM

I am very lucky to live in Southern California. Having said that let me explain what happened to me on Friday. I have an old Badger Crescendo 175. It was my first real airbrush(metal not all plastic). I really liked it because it was kind of like me, big and kind of fat. It fit my hand very well.

Well, some time ago, it started blowing paint past the seal into the air valve space. I contacted Badger and they said it was the seal(or bearing) and on the early models, it wasn't replaceable. So I messed with it to try to get it to work and eventually something jammed and I couldn't move the needle any more. I tossed it in the drawer and forgot about it when I got a Tamiya HG.

Now this was probably 15 years ago. A couple of months ago, I was cleaning out my shop and came across it and the following week, I happened to be in Anaheim at Coast Airbrush picking up some stuff. I mentioned it to one of the people who runs the place. He said I should bring it up and he would look at it.

Well, last Friday I roll into the shop and they give the brush to one of the techs and he starts messing with it. Turns out the needle, and the needle tube are bent and the bearing is shot but replaceable. It takes him about 30 minutes to get it back up and running like new. Now I am happy to have my old friend back.

Good enough right? Not really, I ask him how much and you know what it cost? $21 and change! I am just blown away. He just charged for parts, no labor. You just don't find that kind of service often and I figure they deserve a good word!

Lower Left Coast NNL

15 August 2014 - 08:26 AM

Anybody else going to the NNL in Oceanside Saturday? http://www.lowerleftcoastnnl.org/