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About Doughnut

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    MCM Regular
  • Birthday 01/12/1967

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    Farmington, MN
  • Full Name
    Don Stadick
  1. 1/8 Scale Offy Midget

    One of the members of our club, Don Stauffer, recently completed his scratchbuilt 1/8 scale midget as well. It is really impressive. Here's a photo: http://public.fotki.com/dstadick/rpm0411meeting/dsc01792.html He is quite the expert and if you have any questions, I can pass them on to him. Excellent build so far.
  2. 1/8 Ford 1932 Hiboy

    Looks fantastic, a great retro hot rod. The only thing I would add (if it were mine), is a little cap on the center of the steering wheel. It looks kinda plain.
  3. Fish in the model room

    To actually address the original topic, Yes, I have had a 90 gallon aquarium near my modeling hobby and it was the toxins from the CA glue and other items (clear coat gassing out) that made my fish sick. When I moved my model room to an enclosed room, I never lost another fish to illness. Varnish will also kill fish with the vapor it leaves in the air. The two hobbies just don't mix well.
  4. Mississippi Resins- NOW OPEN!!

    Just a little helpful advice - Accessories has two C's in it. (under Polishing Accessories and Engine Accessories)
  5. inventory

    I use an Excel spreadsheet and classify them the way 58 Impala mentioned, by catagory. I can then take the spreadsheet with my (via my pocket PC) to events and know if I have the kit before buying another. It has also helped for insurance purposes. I have recently added a column to tell me where the kit is (which box) as I organize them in my crawl space. Many of the modelers in my club think I'm anal, but I prefer to be organized.
  6. Tire Cleaning

    As long as we're on the subject . . . does anyone know what the white powder-like substance is that has attacked some of my tires? Is it a form of oxidation? My tires are stored in Rubbermaid totes (not completely air-tight) in my model room with normal humidity. I have not tried to clean them yet, but I will try the Purple Power. I just don't want it coming back once the tire is on the model! Thanks.
  7. Spraying with Tamiya Pure White

    I'm with Jon Cole. I can't find Tamiya primer around here anymore so I switched to Dupli-Color and it has been fantastic. The one I use under white is called "White Sand". It's also a lot cheaper per once than the Tamiya. Good luck.
  8. Milwaukee NNL Date?

    There are 200 pictures of the show at the RPM website. Please visit www.RPMModelClub.com and click on the Gallery menu. Enjoy.
  9. how to make a lathe.

    Keep searching and hunt around. After all, sometimes the thrill of the hunt is quite fun. I kept watching and stopped in a Harbor Freight one day and sure enough, there was the micro-lathe on clearance for $109. It was missing the allen wrenches that normally came with it, so the manager knocked off another 10%. My friend went to another Harbor Freight and got the same deal. While it's not the best out there, it does the job.
  10. DIY Decals in MCM?

    While I agree it would be a great topic to cover, I will point out one reason that they may have stayed away from it for so long and that reason is licensing. As a decal maker and former legal company employee, I can tell you that as soon as a magazine starts to promote something that could be even remotely considered as encouraging one to break the law, they get in hot water. They would have to emphasize that you can only make decals of your original artwork and honestly, who is interested in doing only that? As you yourself stated, you would like a tutorial that covers scanning, and scanning is the first step in artwork piracy. For example, to legitimately produce decals that include a Goodyear logo, you have to get permission from Goodyear themselves. To produce a decal for a car that was driven by Don Prudhomme, you need to get Don to sign off on it (good luck on that one!), and so on. As I have also stated on other similar topics, there are so many variables that an article would have to cover inkjet, color laser, Alps-based dry inks, etc. Each method is completely different. So while I share your enthusiasm and think it's a great idea, I can also offer you some ideas why they won't.
  11. Micro Lathe Question

    Thanks Terry. I am getting power to the switch, but from there I need to dismantle the rest of the lathe to see how far it goes, which think I will have to do. It's past warranty, so I don't need to worry about that. Thanks.
  12. Micro Lathe Question

    I purchased a micro-lathe through Harbor Freight last year. I know, it was cheap and you get what you pay for, but I have never used one before and I didn't want to invest a ton of money before seeing if I liked turning my own parts or not. Bottom line is that the motor stopped working. I checked the brushes and blew it out the brush dust with compressed air, but it simply won't start. Does anyone have any insight on what I can try to get it running before recycling this thing and getting a new one? I've only used it a few times. Thanks.
  13. pinto wagon

    It's a kit that I've always wanted because my first real car was that Pinto wagon! Mine was red with the paneled sides and it had a factory four on the floor. Funny thing is that I bought the 1:1 car back in 1982 for $50, and now the model is exceding it!
  14. Tamiya sprays

    I have heard this from several people and experienced it this weekend. As soon as the can gets about helf empty, it's time to decant because it simply has too much propelant left in the can and causes the bubbling. Otherwise, I feel Tamiya is the best on the market and use them almost exclusively.
  15. Simple model? Thanks for the help, everyone!

    My daughter (who is nine) wanted to take a step up from the snap kits to the glue kits. I won the new AMT curbside 2010 Corvette in a raffle and showed it to her. It was the perfect kit and she loved it. Very well designed to fit between the snap and full-on glue kits. Highly recommended.