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How could this happen?

20 December 2014 - 10:50 AM

My wife had a winning bid of $5.50 with free shipping on a simulated leather tablet case on ebay. The next day, we get a message from the seller stating that their engineers asked them not to ship bad items to their customers and offered a full refund. My wife nor I caught the message for five days. I replied to them that when they got a good product to ship it. No problem. That evening, we received the tablet case. :huh:  It looks and works fine. So, I go to my ebay to leave feedback for them. When I get to that item, it shows that I had already left feedback. :huh:  I asked my wife if she had left feedback. She normally leaves that up to me. She said she hadn't. I know I didn't and know she didn't. I checked their feedback and nowhere is there feedback from our account. They left feedback for us. So, how is it that they got the item marked as feedback left when we didn't actually leave feedback for them? I don't have a problem with it necessarily. I was going to leave positive feedback for them anyway. I'm just wondering how they did it?

'59 Chrysler Imperial. AMT or JoHan?

16 December 2014 - 06:55 AM

I recently bought the reissue by Model King for cheap on ebay. After receiving and opening it, it seems more like an old JoHan kit to me. Especially when I look at the interior and chassis which are both terrible. I have other AMT kits from the same era and they're nothing like this. The chassis on this kit is overly thick and the interior is overly shallow.  :rolleyes:  I know AMT sometimes boxed JoHan kits and sold them under their label. Is this another one of those instances?

Source for a decent GM LS engine and transmission?

13 December 2014 - 08:41 PM

I just bought a '68 Chevy pickup promo and I want a modern LS engine and 6 speed transmission for it. Which kit has this combo?

'62 Studebaker Lark for trade

25 November 2014 - 01:10 PM

I have this up for trade. The body, interior, wheel covers and tires are mint. The chrome on the head lights and grille is marginal. The chrome on the bumpers is shot.






Looking for a Monogram '81 Land Rover for trade. I may consider other similar kits. Nothing produced after 1990.


Easy "tip" for Plasti Kote primer users

07 October 2014 - 05:57 PM

I hate the new nozzles on the new Plasti Kote primer cans. Especially the shield that has to be twisted. The way the nozzle is concaved, it allows the primer to pool back over the opening. So, the next or later spray stroke you make, you get big spit of primer or a dried clump dumped onto the part.  :angry:  So, I cut off the shield, bend the nozzle back until it broke loose from the can and replaced it with one from a can of Tamiya paint. It fits the stem from the can perfect. The difference it makes when spraying is amazing! The Tamiya nozzle atomizes the primer so much better and has a much better spray pattern than the nozzle that comes with the can. I haven't sprayed an entire body with the Tamiya nozzle installed yet. But, I will be soon. The parts and pieces I have used it on has really impressed me so far. And now I can remove the nozzle and put it lacquer thinner to keep it clean and spraying like new. I'll do this to every can of Plasti Kote from now on.