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SfanGoch

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  • Location De Garden Spot of De Woild, Greenpernt, Brooklyn, NY
  • Full Name Joe Zrodlowski

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  1. SfanGoch added a post in a topic When did color fall out of favor?   

    It's a muscle car, not a shopping mall shuttle.
  2. SfanGoch added a post in a topic When did color fall out of favor?   

    As long as the brick was stowed in a cargo pocket, that would not be considered a fashion faux pas.
  3. SfanGoch added a post in a topic 88 Times a Day....Smartphones   

    Software engineers also made electronic fraud, identity theft, and oodles of other fun activities possible. Life is dull only if you allow yourself to be addicted to and controlled by the technology and, for one reason or another, you lose access or the ability to use it. Like I stated before, technology is great. BUT, there is no physical permanence to software and what it creates. It exists only in the abstract in the form of lines of code. You can't touch it. If your hard drive fizzes out, all that neat collection of electrons which constitute your life in the modern world is gone. Just playing devil's advocate, don't take it personally. 
  4. SfanGoch added a post in a topic 88 Times a Day....Smartphones   


    "I you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with b*****t."
       
    Every profession follows that precept to a degree, some more than others.
  5. SfanGoch added a post in a topic 88 Times a Day....Smartphones   

    That translates into "We specialize in vague generalities."
  6. SfanGoch added a post in a topic 88 Times a Day....Smartphones   

    Technology is great......until it stops functioning. My point is that if, God forbid, a major catastrophe occurs and civilization as it is presently exists comes to an end, an overwhelming percentage of the population would not be able to cope with what's left. Techies are useful when it comes to working with virtual reality. It's a whole different ballgame when having to use your hands, as well as your brains. When their magical devices no longer function, the jig is up, pal. They're as useful as attempting to screw in a left-handed light bulb into a right-handed socket. I don't need a computer to perform mathematical operations or to design something. I can use a slide rule, drafting equipment and hand tools just as easily. I appreciate technology; it's that I don't depend on it anywhere nearly as much as some other people might.
  7. SfanGoch added a post in a topic 88 Times a Day....Smartphones   

    It'll be a really helpless society if ever the power grid C R A P S out. Us OFGs can be the real life versions of Negan and run things.  
  8. SfanGoch added a post in a topic When did color fall out of favor?   

    Murse - carried by beta-males. 

    If it doesn't fit inside your trouser pockets, you don't need to carry it around. That goes for double for the hiking backpacks lugged around by dumb*sses on subways and buses. You're going to work (maybe), not on an expedition through the Andes.
  9. SfanGoch added a post in a topic When did color fall out of favor?   

    Yup. Just like no "real" Jeep had four doors or was built on a Fiat 500 platform. There's something terribly wrong within the time-space continuum, man.
  10. SfanGoch added a post in a topic When did color fall out of favor?   

    I'm with you on that. What's up with a 4 door Charger, anyway? The two Challengers up front show what happens to almost everybody after 40-odd years........you get fat and develop a double chin.
  11. SfanGoch added a post in a topic When did color fall out of favor?   

    There were the Chia Hair commercial from 1990 and the Adobe  Mexican import Clay Car commercial from 1986.
  12. SfanGoch added a post in a topic School Me On Scalefinishes Paint   

    A 1 oz. bottle is enough to paint a small car body. Depending on what you plan on painting, you might need to get a 2 oz. size.
     This is the application guide from the ScaleFinishes website.
  13. SfanGoch added a post in a topic Why no kit plating chrome?   

    Art, I didn't say that it's not doable. 
    I pointed out exactly the same thing you wrote in your response. The plastic still requires to be etched prior to being placed in the electroconductive solution. My point was that it's an involved process and the kits available are still fairly expensive. The refills can be just as costly as the kit itself. 
  14. SfanGoch added a post in a topic Why no kit plating chrome?   

    The Eastwood kit isn't usable on plastic. First of all, plastics are non-conductive. In order to electroplate plastic, it must be etched with an oxidizing solution, placed in another solution containing copper or nickel ions which chemically bond with the etched plastic and provide a conductive surface for electroplating. In short, it's an involved process which isn't worth the effort or financial layout to plate model parts at home.
  15. SfanGoch added a post in a topic weathering product   

    The problem with spraying a fixative on chalk or dry pigments is that they will absorb the fixative and darken,and in some instances, very significantly. My POV is from my primary interest in modeling AFVs. The petroleum and oil based weathering products impart a more realistic look and are better suited to handling.