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  1. On 6/30/2023 at 11:00 PM, Danno said:

    Talk about sinking to new lows. 

    Oy! Where is that face-palm emoji?

    As a non native-English speaker can tell you that puns are very difficult concept to grasp.  But after being immersed in English for 40 years, I do get most of them. 

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  2. The problem is logistics.  Shapeways makes things easy for the designer.  All they have to do is to supply the 3D drawing.  Shapeways does the rest.  They take care of listing the part, selling and taking payment for it, then packaging and shipping.  Most designers don't want to deal with all those hassles. They rather only deal with designing the parts, and collecting money.   They don't want to run a complete retail business.  it is a major paint in the behind.

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  3. 30 minutes ago, Bill Eh? said:

    I'm not sure, but my initial impression was that they are ready to spray. However, the fine print on the bottom of each label says "Ready to Spray Reduced 2 : 1 with KR70" This might mean that in order to have them ready to spray, you have to reduce them with the included reducer.

    Bill, when you look that statement, it means Paint in this bottle is "Ready to Spray, as it is already Reduced 2 : 1 with KR70" That seems pretty clear to me.  It coudl have been made clearer (like I just did), but they were probably tryign to keep it short.

    Otherwise it would state "For spraying, the paint in this bottle needs to be Reduced 2 : 1 with KR70"

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  4. 1 hour ago, NYLIBUD said:

    So I’m about to watch a re run of (All in the Family),great show.However they put this on before playing the show.Come on no offense,but nowadays,is this really necessary?


    Yes, warnings and disclaimers are totally out of hand. Even on the news they warn viewers that some video segment might be disturbing to some.    I'm offended by all those disclaimers!  Really!  :)

    I'm also watching those reruns on MeTV, but after watching couple of them I find myself a bit tired of the constant tensions and yelling on the show (maybe because they show 4 episodes back-to-back). Still a good show, and like many shows or movies made in the '70s (like Blazing Saddles) would never be made in today's world.

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  5. If there was even a chance this thing was reissued, the rare original collectibles would instantly lose value.  This is silly.  I understand that movie was crappy to begin with (I don't even remember it back in the '80s), and there really isn't a cult following for it like for other cult classics.

  6. 7 hours ago, NOBLNG said:

    Plastic toothpaste tubes.😕 Surely they can’t be that much cheaper to produce than the good old aluminum ones that you could fold up as you use the contents.🤨

    Not only that, but aluminum was a biodegradable/recyclable material, but the aluminum foil-lined plastic tube is not! It is not even recyclable.

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  7. 1 hour ago, espo said:

    Hope your dealer's shop is better about not rounding off the chrome lug nuts than my local dealer. There are those that should not be allowed to operate an Air Wrench without proper training, just saying. 

    Or over-torquing them (well they are likely over-torqued when there is visible damage.  Nobody seems to use any sort of torque controlling devices anymore, and automotive fasteners (especially critical ones, like lug nuts) do have torque specs.

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  8. 1 hour ago, Daddyfink said:

    Ok, this is turning into a bit of a "Get Off My Lawn!" moment. Let's keep it on track. 

    These are wacky show rods, they look wild, and that is all it is, just show. As a kid, I was enthralled by these things. I had no idea if it worked or not, but it looked cool! Now I know better and it makes me chuckle, but hey, it worked on me as a kid. 

    So don't try to take it too serious, it is just for fun. 

    This bathtub hotrod. : r/ATBGE

    Hey, at least this one runs on its own (unless the heat discoloration on the exhaust pipes is faked).  :D

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  9. 13 minutes ago, Fat Brian said:

    The popcorn wagon setup would at least work because both blowers are feeding down, the two upper blowers on the hard hat hauler would explode since they're feeding against each other. 

    Well, but the toothed belt just "kisses" the  lower blower's pulley (instead of making better contact around the pulley's perimeter).  The belt would likely slip over that pulley.  I would think that  tensioner or another  idler pulley would be needed for this setup to work

    I love that triple blower setup. The belt is just wrapped around the blower pulleys (not powered at all).  And I'm no blower expert (although I suppose I could be called blowhard). :D

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  10. 1 hour ago, Hondamatic said:

    If round2 made these again, it would be easy money haha

    Sure, maybe for dozen to maybe even few hundred buyers.  As I see it, we here are not good representation of what the general modeling public will buy.  If the make run of a kit they need to sell thousands for the kit company to make it worth their while.

  11. 1 hour ago, Deathgoblin said:

    I must recommend when working with the Bondo spot putty: for the love of all that's holy, wear a mask!  I was working with this stuff and started developing a really BAD cough.  I keep an inhaler, but that wasn't helping.  It only went away when I stopped using it.  It says on the packaging that it can cause silicosis.  It works great, but wear a mask.

    I suspect this would be a problem when sanding the hardened product. I believe Bondo contains silica as a thickener, so the sanding dust will also contain silica.

  12. 8 minutes ago, slusher said:

    Some  car companies was to start doing away with spare tires and jack because of weight but it’s cheaper for them..

    You might be onto something.  My 2019 Kia Soul has a well under the rear storage area for a spare tire, but as delivered, it was filled with a styrofoam nest which housed a fix-a-flat-spray and small air compressor.   But complete spare wheel was also available from Kia, so I bought it at extra cost.  It is a space-saver type of wheel, but it is better than a can of fix-a-flat.

  13. "Regular" decal paper is thin too. UNless you are talkign about the old Revell decals which were almost as thick as stickers.

    Yes, applying multiple coats of Microscale Clear Decal film will give the decals some more tickness.

    There are decal companies out there, but unless you can provide them with vector-based print ready artwork (have them do the artwork) could get expensive.  Before you ask, no, decal printing companies don't just make copies onto a decal paper.  Most decals need a white undercoat to make the images opaque.

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