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  1. not really a movie, but the turner and hooch new series on disney+ is really good. i watched each episode twice already
  2. this is mostly my fault for buying this and not continuing searching, but... i bought something on amazon from a 3rd party seller, shipped by amazon. it is not supposed to arrive for 5 days after i ordered. the next morning, i found almost the exact same thing for the same price on amazon but would arrive the next day. i saw the item had not yet shipped from amazon, so i clicked cancel order. i got an email that they wont cancel it because its shipping soon. however, here we are 2 days later (3 days total) and it is still not marked as shipped. i know it should arrive in a couple of days now, but out of principal, they said its shipping soon, and it still hasnt. i dont see why they wouldnt cancel it. it said on the email that i could return it if i like, but at this point, im just going to keep it. also, irked that i bought something on ebay that says ships within 2 days. here i am 5 days later and still not shipped. printing the usps label within 2 days is not the same as actually shipping it. i paid more for this over a different seller because it said it would arrive faster. 5 days is pretty long to not even ship something and its sunday, so it will go into its 6th day at least. the ebay estimate was that it is supposed to arrive tomorrow, but that isnt going to happen. but god forbid if you leave neutral or negative feedback for people that actually deserve it....i got a negative comment by someone on ebay for asking if something had shipped 7 days after the auction ended. it wasnt a negative feedback, but a negative comment on a positive feedback. i had not even left them poor feedback. i gave them a positive with just "arrived" as the feedback, and i get a bad comment back. i dont know why i keep getting surprised by slow shippers on ebay, it seems to become normal that things take a week to ship it. i love it that they say payment within 48 hours or they will cancel your order as non payment and then they take a week to ship i know i need to learn better patience, but meh.
  3. I watched the new suicide squad movie on hbo. It was light years ahead of the last one, but inly because the last one was such garbage It reminded me of the guardian of the galaxy movie in its humor. I thought it was ok at best. If you like t hff e style and comedy of the gardiens movie you will probably like it. I mostly watched it because I was bored out of my head
  4. this glue is hard to find now, and gets expensive. the model master glue is my very favorite. the testors version is not the same container, and not as good. the new revell glue also is not as good. i thought it would be the same, but it isnt. it doesnt stick as well. i prefer this one over the tamiya glue because it will not remove paint if as long as you dont rub it. it will stick to painted pieces quite well, but will stick to plastic to plastic better. i also found that i make more mistakes with tamiya glue. its very thin so sometimes it goes through a gap that i dont notice and ruin pieces.
  5. How well does the amt 41 plymouth go together? Is it a good fitting kit or a nightmare like the 51 chevy kits, or somewhere in between? I dont see it built too often or at least displayed in the under glass on this site
  6. got one from ebay. no longer needed
  7. Wanted: revell/monogram 1940 ford convertible I think its been in both brands. Really i only need a good body unstarted and undamaged but i think its unlikely anyone has an extra laying around, which is why im looking for the whole kit These have a tendency to break on the windshield frame, so if you could verify that it is ok there. I have bought 3 and all 3 were snapped.
  8. Those were used like air conditioners. they would bring in air from the outside and somehow cool it down a little. im not sure how well it worked Edit: according to wiki it worked best with low humid weather and used water evaporation to cool the air https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car_cooler
  9. Looks really good. I really like ehat you did with it I have this next on my list. Does this car go together well?
  10. i tried a ps paint on one of my models because i ordered the wrong thing accidentally. it was smoke color i use to tint rims. however, it doesnt really stick to the rims well, if i rub on it a bit, or use tape on it, it will pull off the smoke color completely. i have never seen anything like it.
  11. without giving away anything, the last 10 or 15 minutes ruined the entire movie. it made the entire beginning of the movie pointless. Also they went from well versed in military to idiots.
  12. i typically just get it from amazon or scalehobbyist. the closest hobby store near me that has tamiya is now 1 hour away. i actually just painted one of my models a tamiya green grey airplane paint. it looks pretty good. i will take a look at the paint chart of military to see what they have.
  13. i put the model in the plastic box and put the lid on it and put it outside. i will check on it tomorrow night and see how it looks. it smells like windex almost. the model is still available, so at the very worst case, i can buy another and have a box of parts
  14. The dollar store had 2 kinds of la brand. One was a cleaner with bleach and the other said cleaner degreaser. I Got the degreaser one. Is it the right choice?
  15. in nj you might be surprised how many times we get a call for snow of 6-18+ inches. basically every time there is even a hint of snow. however, i think of all the times they called for it, there was only 1 or 2 times in the past 4 years or so that we got more than a few inches of snow in 1 storm. my sister-in-law and i had a bet once because they were guaranteed to have a huge storm, i think it was like 12+ inches minimum. i told her that if it snowed more than 4 inches, i would buy her dinner. after the storm, i took a picture of a ruler in the snow and it was maybe 3 inches. could you imagine that you had a job that you were wrong 99% of the time and its widely accepted. i even recall the weather person saying "it will rain somewhere in nj tomorrow, sometime during the day" well, that is very helpful. thanks
  16. i dont want to say its impossible to screw up a tamiya spray job because i did it twice yesterday alone. however, its quite difficult to run it or get uneven paint jobs with it. it dries in a very short time and i routinely go from bare plastic to gloss coat in a day or less. however, i am pretty tired of the tamiya colors available. they dont have a lot of the colors im looking for. i prefer to use a spray paint because i enjoy it the most. is there a brand that is as good as tamiya as far as how easy it is to use and get great paint jobs. i have tried some of the spray paints that you can get from walmart, and although they have a good selection of colors, its quite easy to run it if you are not careful, and it doesnt seem to lay as flat as tamiya. i know many people will say airbrush, and i have one. however, i really prefer to use spray cans
  17. thanks guys. i will pickup some of the LA's Totally Awesome first since its cheap and seems to be sold at the dollar store by my house. i will also see if i can find a pencil case or something to put it in with a lid while im there. if not, my wife has some fancy looking cylinder container i can use. i think it would fit my model. i tried to paint my model silver, and then put tamiya clear blue over top of it. the color is amazing. however, it didnt seem to cover the pieces that are raised. in my case there is a straight line that is raised on my hood. i tried several thin coats, like 4 of them, and it was still just silver. finally i tried a heavier coat, and that cause it to pool up in places. im not sure how to get around this issue, but either way its just better to strip it and start over. even if it means with a different color. the clear blue is just so thin
  18. thats awesome, i just wish i could find someone getting roof shingles replaced so i could have a naturally weathered one like that. great share
  19. i just bought an old amt scout 2 kit from ebay a couple of weeks ago. i got it for less than a new kit, so i dont feel bad. i dont understand why they would mold something in yellow though. i hope they also release a version molded in white.
  20. Delete me. It even itself out on the final thicker coat Maybe I sprayed too thin of coat
  21. what is the cleanest, least smelly way to strip a body? i would prefer one that i can toss it in a bucket or something and let it do its thing. also, one that doesnt make the plastic brittle. the kit is a bit older and feels a little brittle already. in the past i used brake fluid, but that would make the plastic very brittle if kept in for too long does this exist? thanks in advanced.
  22. i didnt keep the picnic table. i didnt really like it. i will definitely fix the dog leash though. i didnt notice it.
  23. our neighbor in the apartment next to ours got spoken to by the landlord for having the american flag hanging from a small flagpole on our shared entrance. They were also told they have to remove any hanging plants from the entrance as well. There seems to be a new rule that no flags or anything hanging from tge entrances. Not Sure what happened, last time something like this happened someone knocked over their lit bbq and caused a fire,so no more bbqs were allowed. I say this because he was knocking on doors instead of leaving letters in mailbox like normal
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