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In Topic: The absolute worst kit ever!

28 September 2014 - 04:02 AM

The Revell gassers get a lot of bad press as kits, and they were certainly beyond the skills of the average younger, less experienced modelers (I was responsible for a less-than-stellar Anglia myself) but again, they COULD (and still can) make very nice models with enough time and patience.



/sarcasm on/ But. but ... I don't want to be patient and invest time and effort into a model; it should just fall together outta the box! :rolleyes: /sarcasm off/

In Topic: Parking Fun , You know it makes you mad.

23 September 2014 - 03:48 AM

Not if you've got a dash/parcel shelf cam continually recording

If you're that paranoid, you're probably not driving the car that much anyway.

In Topic: Elio 3 wheeled car.

22 September 2014 - 01:07 PM

Here's a shot from their web site.  I'm seriously considering one.




In Topic: GM is at it again!

22 September 2014 - 08:30 AM


I wonder if product liability insurance or something similar helps to defray the massive expenditures GM must be facing with all the recalls.


If not, I'm thinking the bottom line isn't going to look so hot compared to what it would have been if a few more bucks had been spent up front.


Ah, but rework and repair comes out of a different "line item" in the budget.  Bean counters are usually very good at manipulating numbers.


I also wonder if they'll figure out that it's always cheaper to get it right the first time, or just spend so much time apportioning blame that the big message gets lost in the squabble.


Nah.  I started at GM in 1985 (left in 2000) and they weren't too concerned about getting it right the first time.  They were always sending crews out to the back lot to do repairs.  It was always fun (and I would have to assume "cost effective") to do a repair on something installed early in the trim shop after the vehicle had left final assembly.

In Topic: Raw material-Metals

22 September 2014 - 08:20 AM

Mcmaster Carr worked for me. I thought it would be helpful.



It's good that they work for you; no one said they weren't a good supplier.  OnlineMetals.com is also a good supplier and are about 40% less expensive.  There are even cheaper ways of getting your metal.  There are large machine shops that actually sell their scrap on ebay and, yes, it's cheap.