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gerdog

Member Since 25 Nov 2012
Offline Last Active Jan 16 2015 05:28 PM
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In Topic: 1/12 ducati panigale

22 September 2014 - 02:08 PM

Nice!!  I like the flat black finish over the red.  Not a Ducati fan, but, when this came out I had to purchase.


In Topic: Lonestar and reefer, finally done

22 September 2014 - 01:50 PM

Really like the paint!


In Topic: Would you all advise me on how to build and paint a rocket?

23 August 2014 - 01:45 PM

Thin elmers wood glue with some water, and brush on the balsa wood.  Let dry,and sand between coats.  I just paint the cardboard tube, bur I suppose you could apply the elmers as well.


In Topic: So why has the price of model kits gone up?

30 June 2014 - 03:13 AM

I know better than jump in here.........

Per the inflation calculator a kit today vs a kit produced in 1965 should cost $15.

OK....that's still less than MSRP today.

AMT could sell 700,000 1965 Mustang kits and not advertise or promote at all.

Add to that Ford had payed for the 1965 Mustang molds via the promos etc.

Raw materials have gone up more than the rate of inflation.  Otherwise gas should be $2 a gallon....see.......????

In 1965 there were a lot more model builders......I didn't know a single kid that Didn't build.....

And most of us had a hobby shop nearby.

Today......

Add licensing fees paid to the manufactures in place of payments from auto manufactures.

Greatly decrease the number of stores carrying your product.

Greatly decrease the number of model builders.

A kit sells a lot less than those 700,000 Mustangs or even 1.5 million Dukes Chargers.....Sold today??? I'll stay away from that one.

See where we are going???

Do the math....it's easy to see.

Want a hobby that's expensive???  Come on over to O scale 3 rail trains with me!!!! Lionel's new UP Big Boy retails $2200.00 IF you can get one.

Makes total sense.

Any hobby that one totally gets into is expensive!


In Topic: Help!

30 June 2014 - 02:58 AM

I don't believe that I've built a model airplane kit since the mid-late(?) '50's and I would like to build one soon to hang from the ceiling of my den/hobby room. I have chosen the AT-6/SNJ Texan. The box art shows a yellow body, but that wouldn't be a gloss yellow would it? I was thinkin' of spraying it gloss yellow and then spraying Dull-Cote over it, would that work, or no? Your help would be appreciated, thanks.

Go with the gloss yellow.    I have seen these at air shows.

Apparently - side note -  when the german luftwaffe ruled the skies over Germany, in 1941,'42, some of the cockier pilots had the complete me 109 painted gloss yellow.