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    Western Pennsylvania
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    Doug Shue

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  1. plumbing.....air lines and such

    That is stranded and it holds a coil nicely yet still sags. Years ago I bought pre coiled trailer supplies from spaulding trading and shipping and they were solid core wire and much too stiff.
  2. Add Mack rears and a pair of NDT's up front and you'll have a period correct military Paystar 5000. I don't mind the tires, it's something different on the shelf.
  3. Message to FCA: Don't Mess With My Challenger!

    Trading smog for smug.
  4. plumbing.....air lines and such

    Also don't be afraid to use solid brass, steel, and aluminum wire from companies like K&S Precision Metals. It comes in many diameters and the thinner diameters works very well for wires and small diameter hoses. It bends easily, holds its shape, and is easily painted. .015" brass wire works very well for representing 3/8" air lines, even if they need to be coiled. For tubes and hoses I use, .010" material for 1/4", .012" material for 5/16", .015 material for 3/8", .020" material for 1/2", .025" material for 5/8", .030" material for 3/4", .035" material for 7/8" and .040" material for 1". Fuel Injection tubes I use .012" brass to represent 5/16" lines. Small air lines I use .015" brass to represent 3/8" lines Large air lines I use .020" brass to represent 1/2" lines For fuel supply lines I use .025 or .030" to represent 5/8" or 3/4" hoses. For Hydraulics I use .080" material to represent 2" suction hose, and .040" material for 1" pressure and return hose. For electrical wiring I use all sorts of material, braided fishing line, monofilament fishing line, sewing thread, brass wire(this includes stranded conductor wires from small wires) Like I said in a previous post I use the cord wires from a Play Station 2 controller for trailer supplies. It's outside diameter is .035" But on a wire that small the individual stranded conductor wires are .006", a few of these strung together make for a convincing wire harness. .006" in 1/25 scale is around 3/16". I'm all for eyeballing but plug wires the size of heater hoses bug me.
  5. plumbing.....air lines and such

    I use the wiring from an old Play Sation 2 controller cord for trailer air and electric supply. The insulation diameter is .035". 1 inch in 1/25 scale is .040" meaning .035" is a scale 7/8"
  6. A "how-to" link for detailing the CAT D8H

    I was watching a video on youtube, it was an in cab shot of a Cat 992G loading Cat 777F haul trucks. One truck driver was caught on camera getting out and watering the left front tire from under the truck.
  7. L700 question, hole behind the seats

    It's just storage. My research led me to original brochures that mention it and show it.
  8. Here are the mounted guns that I didn't use on the build but painted anyway,
  9. This is a build that was supposed to be a "slump buster" build, but like all builds for me it took a little longer than expected. It took me hours to find the bumper markings I wanted and rather than delay the build even longer by trying to come up with decals for the bumper markings I hand painted them with a toothpick. All paint (except for the rear lights) is craft acrylic, I mixed the paint by eye. It has washes of craft paint and then sidewalk chalk and make-up for weathering. The unit numbers on the bumper are from a picture I found of a Jeep belonging to the 326th Airborne Medical Company which supported the 101st Airborne Division. Of course my Jeep doesn't have the litter racks that the 326th used.
  10. Heller Massey Ferguson 2680

    I'll have to put this on my must get list alongside the Porsche Junior kit!
  11. News of Revell molding preparing in US

    I think Revell tooled too many new automotive kits too fast and we see what happened to them. AMT, on the other hand, is bringing back some old tooling and they are doing fine. I love what Revell was putting out in the way of new tooling and supported them as much as possible and will continue to do so. But the car end of our hobby seems to be going towards collecting old out of production kits so repops are selling like hot cakes to guys who want to build a subject but can't bring themselves to build a vintage kit. As far as the 80's & 90's NASCAR kits go, I'm not sure why there are so many on the market, I have bought and built them all since they were new releases. In fact, I'm getting ready to buy a few Lumina and Grand Prix kits. But I do remember buying all I could afford of the AMT NASCAR kits at Big Lots in the mid to late 90's for dirt cheap, like buying 3 kits for the MSRP of 1. I bought more than I could ever build or part out. I still use bodies from those kits as paint and weathering test beds. As far as Revell/Monogram NASCAR kits I've built most of them out of the box and many more were built to replicate local racers. I've built kits of drivers that I don't even like. My most recent kit purchase was the Danica Patrick Aspen Dental car. Unless I get a free set of Harvick or Bowyer decals for it I'll build it box stock.
  12. Autoquiz 390 - Finished

    I believe I got this, I never did find the original picture though.
  13. Autoquiz 389 - Finished

    I spent wayyyy to much time trying to find this, thing.
  14. News of Revell molding preparing in US

    If you look through the tabs in the "about us" section the tab for "The future of modeling" talks about new releases coming in 2012...
  15. 2019 GMC Sierra ( UGLY Truck)

    And "styling based on" has no inherent link with "cloned".