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Member Since 14 Feb 2011
Offline Last Active Nov 14 2014 05:05 PM

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In Topic: Magneto coil

31 July 2014 - 04:15 PM

Thanks these are asll great responses. I'll have to decide which way to go from here. Thanks for your help.

In Topic: What Irked You Today?

21 February 2014 - 06:51 PM

People who constantly criticize every new kit that is released tends to irk me today and every day really. Not everyone in the hobby is a rivet counter or a contest winning builder and the constant whining is really over the top! If you don't like a companys product don't buy it. I would wager that some of you buy the newest kit just so you have something to complain about. One of the major complaints that I hear working at my LHS is how much kits have gone up in price "since I was a kid" and I don't think people realize what goes into producing a kit. In my opinion most of the kits out there today build into a perfectly acceptable model to sit on ones shelf, if you want a contest winner than you'll have to put in the time and effort. The whining just seems to have reached a point where it is becoming a hobby unto itself. I hope everyone takes this in the best possible way because far be it from me to cause any more strife in your already harried life. Enjoy!

In Topic: Removing Chrome Plating

30 January 2014 - 06:42 AM

:unsure: After soaking all night in Bleche Wite, now made by Black Magic and called new and improved, I still have flecks of chrome on the parts I am trying to strip! I changed the solution once and even brushed the parts with a toothbrush. Any ideas for a different product that will safely do the job?

In Topic: Hobby Shops... Are They Viable Today?

13 January 2014 - 02:25 PM

I work at my LHS and can speak to this question with some observations from the other side of the counter. I have dealt with numerous customers who have asked about a specific product and during the course of our discussion they make a statement about the price being lower on line, and while this may be true without the shipping cost, I never fail to point out that while that may be true you can't speak to a web site about the various pros and cons of that item. You can't easily get tips or suggestions from a website either. Don't get me wrong, I have purchased things model related off the web but they are things out of production and I usually have to pay a higher price than when they were newly released. The web has it's place but it will be a sad day when and if it ever completely replaces the LHS!

In Topic: Nostalgia funny car chassis

13 January 2014 - 01:58 PM

I told you that green would look good Tony! So far so good now i want to see that body.