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  1. a very nice rendition of "The Little Deuce Coupe" I have one of these in my stash to do some extra detail on.
  2. unless you're using your voice in your own home (or writing notes on paper and then burning them), you should consider that nothing is "private"...and even then there is no guarantee.
  3. even if you don't build it box stock, that thing is loaded with some parts perfect for swapping.
  4. so..., if I type in "BLAH, BLAH, BLAH", will it enter a naughty word?
  5. if you haven't already...consider getting rid of the front turn signals, it would clean up the nose a bit.
  6. nice builds, I am really need to get me some of these, they look like they have great potential for bashing.
  7. I enjoy most of the shows mentioned, however, it sounds like Foose is being hated on based on what is seen on Overhaulin, and sounds like you haven't really taken a good look at his other work (and that's okay... you can hate on anyone you like). However...the thread is about "Foose kits", I was most disappointed that the Impala kit did not replicate the award winning "Imposter" build. Consider that Foose is a Ridler award winner for good reasons, one of the reasons is that he has the respect of other builders. Iron Resurrection and the Martin shop do great work and have talented builders, that just makes them different from other media show builders (not necessarily better than all the rest), and there are a whole host of other car craftsmen that I didn't see mentioned here. As has already been said, it's a matter of taste...beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
  8. the red circle and below are the battery that unscrews, the kit I bought included another battery that can be charged separate from the airbrush.
  9. after a little consideration, I may add a small accumulator to this if the pump pulses cause painting issues.
  10. finally dipping my "arm" in the 3d printer pool. there are some fantastic sales of printers right now, so I ordered an Elegoo Mars3 resin printer for $300. supporting equipment will add to the cost but I can make the UV bake box and possibly the rinse station using scrap equipment from work.
  11. Mailman brought me this cordless airbrush yesterday, I have limited experience with airbrushes about thirty years ago...so we'll see how this goes.
  12. they just put the arrow going the wrong way
  13. I have a few things to posit regarding this thread. I personally have a hard time finding auto shops that can do work to my satisfaction for the types of work I am unable to do by myself at home, this means I have to research shops and attempt to glean (hopefully) truthful reviews of potential establishments and then see if the shop I have chosen will perform to my expectations without gouging me for things not needed. That being said, the lack of craftsmen out there for any discipline is shrinking as fast as the cheap "apps" are being created. Some trade schools produce stars but most "graduate" students barely able to identify a wrench from a screwdriver. The desire to be excellent has been replaced with the desire to make do, and if by chance anyone attempts to push for "better than average" (and we all know that the average bar has sunk pretty low), then you're just asking too much. Regarding the "IT" issue, the problem may not always reside with the person actually doing the IT work, but instead may rest squarely on management/corporate greed not allocating sufficient resources to protect the companies from outside intrusions.
  14. great work, nice to see the 1/32 scale kits getting a little love.
  15. in the phoenix area are material shops called SAS that sell bulk material and scraps of materials by the pound. I have stocked up with "glove thin" leather scraps in various colors for a very reasonable cost. There may be surplus material stores in other states or available from online sources.
  16. My wife is getting me this microscopy-thing from Amazon for free with these codes: (not sure how long the codes are good for) just put the item in your cart then apply the codes, if it doesn't work, just empty your cart. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08LVN5J3Z/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://l.messenger.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2FB08LVN5J3Z%2Fref%3Dppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00%3Fie%3DUTF8%26psc%3D1&h=AT1CJs1RQR3QDclzLFMTiyfeba9OhDHLVmR-BJ_1-agVj2CTkjm-RGvqQ1ykP-WkZPp4v2ex1jIX1W_R9U_kTyhHbywvwvn4QTDh8Cw2MjOuSFJebPsSAtRUbX7xcQpP2LT7Cg codes: EOH9YZU4 , YJZYLQAI
  17. the Forum Finds section is a great addition (IMHO).
  18. here's my crown jewel in 1/32 scale, a Pyro kit.
  19. the "mystery carb" has the general shape of a mid-50's to mid-60's Rochester 4bbl, non spread-bore carb. might have been in an Impala or Corvette kit.
  20. I don't know if Mark Jones (Scale Master) has been mentioned yet, I don't know if he's built old hot rods but he's posted photos of his camaro here, I'm envious of the engineering he's done to it. Seeing his scale work here and in person is amazing.
  21. it's nice to see the Desert Scale Classic get some "cover-age". I don't know if they were the first to go to the virtual contest format, but they certainly did it well.
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