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Chevy Cheeseburger - ?

Yesterday, 05:06 PM

anybody know where he went? he's a YouTube regular - maybe 2 videos per week - and hasn't been around for awhile now. I think he owns an aftermarket parts business - xtreme scale detail - so maybe he's helping santa's elves???

wicker decals

27 September 2014 - 04:53 AM

anyone have an idea for making wicker (caned) body panels? or decal source?


I'm not inclined to try the "solvent & mesh" method.



detail junkees

22 September 2014 - 08:25 AM

anyone know of a dealer for these products?


after watching one of dr cranky's videos, I tried to place an order direct this morning - there was going to be a 21$ ship & handle fee for a $38 order. but it did include a "free" steering wheel in exchange for a secret password .....


from the Lay It Low forum, I am concluding the company is in Texas, so customs can't be the excuse.



obviously I did Not complete the order;



OK- update: DJ got back to me with the McGuffin - S&H should be $5.25 flat rate - that's real & fair to me.

slammer or curbside?

07 September 2014 - 11:04 AM

watching a favorite physician's video from his testing facility ... there was a specific correction in the lecture from the former to the latter - or vice visa (sic) - I cannot remember.


I always thought the two terms were interchangeable; what's the dif?

the Blowing Elephant or Every Picture Tells a Story, don't it?

29 August 2014 - 04:00 AM

animation, even the suggestion of movement, can be a great diorama tool. it works best on 'open house' night or in still photography. but what happens after the crowd leaves or the page is turned?


maybe others had the classic Plasticville, USA model train villiage in the late 50s. remember the "running commuter"? he was a very Dan Draper-esque character with his Van Huesen  hat and briefcase swinging from his arm. perched on his square plastic base, he looks like he might actually be able to catch the 7:05 barreling past the Union Station.


but as soon as the train passes the station and heads towards the Big City just on the other side of Styrofoam Tunnel, you were left with a pale yellow plastic figure balancing on one foot in mid stride. looked a bit odd for the 99% of the time the train was not whizzing (in the correct direction!) past the station, didn't it?


at six or seven, we would not have given this type of vignette a second thought. our energies were now directed to the automatic milk can loading car, or switchman emerging from his shack only to about face and go right back inside.


so when the elephant blows his spray, what will divert our attention from all the wet?