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  1. Well, I've only asked how he was doing after the fires and wishing him well. I'm not comfortable asking him for any help as he's got bigger fish to fry etc... with every things that's going/gone on with his life.
  2. Thanks Steve. It's been sitting for about 2 years now. However I am looking forward to problem solving the situation. The car is still soaking as I tried to fix it before using resin and super glue which is coming off. I'm hoping to strip is über clean before attempting a restore.
  3. Hi, Would any one have advise on how to harden a rubberized resin body that was stupidly soaked in an alcohol bath? I'm stripping it in SuperClean which doesn't seem to be causing further damage. Once cleaned of any paint etc... my plan was to freeze it for a few days and then slowly reinforce with strategically placed styrene while filling in any gaps, holes etc with Tamiya white putty. After I feel that the body looks good, I was going to use a polyurethane based acrylic primer. Is this a good plan? Is there anything I am missing, should change or add? The kit is my beloved Fisher 908 and rather then discard, I've decided to restore it out of respect to Paul Fisher, his work and his craftsmanship. I'm still very sad over his loss of home and business during the Cali Paradise fires as I can relate going through the same thing in the Cali Woolsey fires. Thanks in advance.
  4. This is a stupid idea and ask. Sorry for the pollution.
  5. This is a stupid idea and ask. Sorry for the pollution.
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  7. Thank you JC, I appreciate the info. With all of its shortcomings, I still wish for it. I did have 2 copies which were both lost in the So Cal Woolsey fire.
  8. Hi, Would any one happen to have an old Heller 907 in any condition that they'd like to donate to a good home and cause by chance? Thanks in advance.
  9. Hi, I was curious if some one has a 1/24 458 Italia body that they would be willing to donate to a worthy cause?
  10. Hello, Thank you for the posts as I appreciate all of your thoughts. I see this has invoked some passionate replies indeed. One thing's certain, this would be a lot of work wether it be a Pixar's Cars character or a functional vehicle. Man, there are simply so many kits to build I'm really unsure. I've a seriously stalled FXX-K in my new workshop of sorts from pre-pandemic just looking at me. Since I must complete a task before moving on to something else or I feel in limbo, I'll finish that one up and then see what happens. Thanks again.
  11. Hi, What do you all think of this? I'd omit the blower etc... and just have some small hood scoops/vents. I was thinking to base it off of the Revell Pro Modeler 69' Charger.
  12. Hi, I'm still fantasizing about building again and was curious if any one had some pics or opinions about their wood and leather colors? Thanks in advance.
  13. Hi, I was able to pick up a Badger Billion Air 480-1 for a nice price. Curious what type of oil it uses? I've seen SilentAire oil which goes for a premium and will get it baring alternatives. Hoping synthetic compressor oil would work. * Update, went ahead and bought the SilentAire oil for super cheap.
  14. Thanks Kurt and you are right. I really like it's design however will pass on it.
  15. Hi Kurt, The units CFM is .25. I've not air brushed at anything over 20PSI but the units specs are based on 220V and there support has not tested output on 110V.
  16. Hello every one, I was curious if any one has some experience using the Mr. Linear L7 compressor? It seems to peak at ~21-22PSI-ish, has a small foot print and is very quiet. The quality and over all design seem top notch. The price is, well, the price. But I try to live by; Buy nice or buy twice.
  17. Hello all, I was curious if any one has tried Splash Paints metalizers and how they compare to Alclad metalizers? Thoughts and opinions are very welcome and thanks in advance.
  18. WOW!!! I just got the latest issue in my mail box, THANK YOU Big Kahuna! What a marvelous example of fine and superb editing, publishing and content in general. Together with this site, MCM really is the finest scale model resource around. Man, I just love my new issue. It just feels very very special.
  19. Wow thanks Monsignor Bill. I also enjoy your changing avatar, very cool!!!
  20. I agree wth Stanley, get him what he wants. I'm a relative beginner, started with a resin kit and it came out fine. PS If you are able to offer guidance and help here and there, man I bet he would be super stoked. When my LHS was around, I would go in now and again and pick there brain as this one guy was a commissioned builder on the side.
  21. Too bad he doesn't have any one to help him set this up on eBay as that would be easier for him and the customer.
  22. Hmm, I've heard if such things, vaguely. Seriously though, Gary said to not send check or money order.
  23. Wow and I thought all this time that it was a fictitious business name of sorts. That's cool that his actual name is Fred Cady. How would he preferred to be paid? I see some really cool decals that I'd love to have.
  24. Hi, Would any one mind telling me what that rear hump behind the driver (circled in black) is called? Sorry, I'm an idiot!
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