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brad4321

Member Since 08 Sep 2011
Offline Last Active Jul 28 2014 05:21 PM
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In Topic: NASCAR (over) Rules...

24 June 2014 - 03:20 PM

 

Not so. Bats vary greatly–lengths, weights, brands. There is no MLB rule that says all hitters must use the same identical bat. Not even close.

I know that.  My point was there are rules about the bat.  You can't go up there with a titanium 2oz bat simply because you thought of it and built one. 


In Topic: NASCAR (over) Rules...

24 June 2014 - 03:07 PM

 Nascar has lost so many fans over the years with all the rule changes and always leveling the playing field with the cars..

The problem for me is the new points system.  One thing Nascar had on the other sports was that every event was a huge piece of the puzzle.  No long regular season followed by an exciting post season.  Every single race for nine months mattered and all of them the same.  Now, all these races during this part of the season are completely meaningless, and I don't mind as much missing them.  


In Topic: NASCAR (over) Rules...

24 June 2014 - 03:00 PM

The whole idea of "parity" is what I don't get. It's almost like they are actually trying too hard to "level the playing field."

 

It's as if they made a new rule in baseball that everyone had to have a batting average between .250-.270 or else you couldn't play. Or every pitcher had to have an ERA within a certain range or else he couldn't play.

I don't agree with at all.  There isn't parity.  There is a tight set of rules.  Too tight for my taste? Yes.  But there is plenty of room for the best teams with the smartest engineers and crew chiefs, and best drivers, etc etc to dominate and win.   To your baseball analogy, it would be like if the batters had rules governing the weight and length and make of bat.  And thats exactly what they have.  The best hitters hit, and the lesser hitters strike out.   There are no rules in Nascar mandating how successful you can be.  If you follow Nascar, you'll see there isn't much parity.  The same teams finish up front and the same ol' teams finish in the rear.  


In Topic: For the love of _____. Help me figure out airbushing

26 February 2014 - 12:26 PM

I feel your pain.  Even after years of practice, I still get stumped.  Airbrushing is like playing golf.  Some days, everything works.  Some days, nothing works.   And you feel like you're doing everything the same.  What helped me recently is using more thinner and less pressure.  Also helping me has been mixing the paint with thinner before I put it into the cup.  I normally use Tamiya acrylics because they give the fewest amount of headaches.  I've had no luck with Vallejo.  Model Master acrylics are pretty easy to use.  I never ever airbrush enamels.  Maybe that's my problem. :)


In Topic: Future as a primer and other primer questions.

26 February 2014 - 12:20 PM

My thoughts on primer.  The Tamiya stuff is awesome.  If you have a LHS or Hobby Lobby, get some and be done with it.   Future can be a barrier, but I would never think of it as a primer.  The main role of primer in my opinion is to show flaws.  Plastic can look perfect.... until you put some grey primer on there.  Gaps and sink marks and all kinds of uh-oh's appear.  If you're painting a lighter color, make sure to use some white primer over the grey primer.  The Tamiya stuff is easy to spray.  I've never seen it attack anything. I've never come across a type of paint you can't use over it.  Occasionally on military stuff I airbrush Vallejo's primer.  I never use it though if you will be doing any masking as I've experienced lifting after using it more than once.  Maybe my fault but...