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Jon Cole

Member Since 03 Dec 2007
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Hudson photoetch

25 February 2015 - 04:04 AM

Does anyone make a photoetch set for any of the Hudson kits?
Really wish Mobius had included at least decals for the script on the trunk. 

BMW i8 Hybrid

22 February 2015 - 10:38 AM

Kit is on the way, so I thought I would share these.











Wet sanding help

21 February 2015 - 12:15 PM

I need a tip or idea how to wet sand near raised parts, such as body side trim, etc. I can smooth out the "open" areas, but I have a hard time on the edges. Any suggestions?

This has potential to affect new kit arrivals

05 February 2015 - 01:29 PM

West Coast Ports Could Shut Down in Days, Cripple Asia Trade




Traffic at nearly 30 West Coast ports is on the verge of "complete gridlock" and shipping officials have threatened to stop paying dockworkers if a contract deal is not reached soon.

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Pacific Maritime Association CEO James McKenna said West Coast seaports, which handle some $1 trillion in trade per year, could shut down in the next five to 10 days and cripple U.S. trade with Asia. He said the organization is not considering a technical "lockout," but warned that the shipping system would inevitably bring itself to a stop if congestion persists.

PMA and the International Longshore & Warehouse Union have been working to negotiate new contracts since May. Nearly 20,000 dockworkers at 29 ports are impacted. PMA says ILWU has conducted slowdowns, walk-offs and other actions at key ports, aggravating congested conditions and disrupting cargo movement in a bid to influence the talks. He said productivity had dropped between 30 percent and 50 percent in recent months, crippling whole strings of vessels, in some cases. It's like "they're getting paid to grind us into the ground," McKenna said.

The union denied the claims and said the congestion crisis was "employer-caused."


-- Karma Allen, CNBC



First published February 5th 2015, 8:01 am

What's going on here? I'm getting Fb friend requests from here...

18 January 2015 - 04:25 PM

...and I am on here rarely these days. Just got one from Gregg, and he doesn't really know me from anyone. So unless he just jumped back on the Facebook bandwagon, I sense a... "hack" on his Fb ID. He isn't the only name from the hobby I suddenly out of the blue receive a "friend" request from.
Anyone else?