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peteski

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  • Location New England, USA
  • Full Name Peter W.

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  1. peteski added a post in a topic USPS question   

    I posted a link which goes to USPS where the restrictions are clearly stated. My statement about the slowness is also factual. If someone wants to use Media Mail for other items, it is their choice (not mine).
  2. peteski added a post in a topic wire wheels???   

    How about Replicas & Miniatures Company of Maryland?  Norm sells couple of different types of motorcycle wheels with etched spokes, resin rims and tires.
  3. peteski added a post in a topic Autoquiz 348 -Finished   

    Well, you can't always depend on that. But it wasn't even needed:  The heritage of the car in question was obvious.
  4. peteski added a post in a topic USPS question   

    Media Mail is the "slow boat" mail - the cheapest and slowest. Probably send via a yak!  You get what you paid for.  
  5. peteski added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Yeah!  I noticed in many recent programs that background music has become foreground music, and you can barely hear what is being discussed.  It is very silly and I don't know who and why they decided to start doing it. Must be them new Millennial sound engineers.  They are so used to multitasking that their brains must somehow find a way to separate the music from the speech. Or maybe simply nobody is simply watching the program to verify that everything is ok.
  6. peteski added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Yes there is - you can upload photos to your threads here.  Admins generously lifted the upload limits so all your photos for the posts in this forum can also be hosted here.  This means that the photos will be visible for as long as this forum is online. No more broken photo links!
  7. peteski added a post in a topic USPS question   

    Here are the various shipping options explained (including Media Mail). https://www.usps.com/ship/mail-shipping-services.htm
    There is a link for "show detail" about each. Click on "show detail" in the Media Mail section for . . . more details and restrictions.
  8. peteski added a post in a topic Autoquiz 348 -Finished   

    As soon as I saw it I knew it was one from the VW family.  It does have very strong lines of the Golf/Rabbit family, but the grille-less nose, fender-fuel-door, and the rear quarters louvers say "rear engine".
  9. peteski added a post in a topic Esci/Revell Mercedes 500 SLC   

    I have both of those pictured kits. And the 190 too.  I bought them because I like the unique subject matter.  The hood is attached to the body by a thin layer of plastic - it is designed to be easily separated.  The wheels are undersize (IIRC, they are more like 12 or 13" wheels). Then the tires make up for it, so they have tall sidewalls. I have been contemplating having new (correctly sized) wheels 3-D printed. I would also like to 3-D print the louvers in the side windows behind the B-pillar.
  10. peteski added a post in a topic Sharpie always rises to the surface   

    The ones I use are Sakura Micron markers. https://sakuraofamerica.com/pen-archival#  Not sure if those are used for Gundam stuff.
  11. peteski added a post in a topic small zip-lock bags, ~3-4"   

    I usually get mine at https://www.sciplus.com/p/CLEAR-ZIPSEAL-BAG-8-X-10-PKG-100_41604
  12. peteski added a post in a topic Testors Spray Can seeping, anyone else have this happen?   

    I think most people experiencing the cans oozing just throw them away. It might be a good idea for all the people who had this happen to them (in this thread) to open up a case with RPM (Rustoleum) to maybe open their eyes to the fact that there is a problem.  With the advent of the internet, it is easy to notify the company about possible problem.
  13. peteski added a post in a topic How many scales?   

    Thanks!
    In the 1:6 Harley Fat Boy still unassembled?
  14. peteski added a post in a topic Sharpie always rises to the surface   

    So we were all partially correct.
    Rapidograph is a type of a technical pen. Some are filled with India ink.  I sometimes use very fine type of marker for accenting panel or door lines, or for some precision detail-painting.
  15. peteski added a post in a topic How many scales?   

    My post stated "I have build models from 1:6 Tamiya Harley Fat Boy bike to 1:160 Photoetched brass vehicle kits from Micron-Art (and pretty much most of the scales in between)."  That includes 1:43.