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About Xingu

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  • Birthday 07/02/1967

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  • Location Huntingtown, MD
  • Full Name Michael Hill

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  1. Xingu added a post in a topic Photobucket Problems   

    The function that let members delete the threads and posts has been removed. You can ask a moderator to remove threads if you want them taken down. There is often still good information in those threads, even if there are no photos to go along with them.
    The magazine does have a Facebook page.
  2. Xingu added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Amazon must have some weird packaging agreement with the carriers. I got a single 1/2 oz jar of embossing powder from Amazon that came loose in a 14"x12"x4" box.
  3. Xingu added a post in a topic Found a very (extreme?) rare modelkit, dare I say it?   

    I have not had the chance to see it, but have heard about it from several people and it sounds impressive.
  4. Xingu added a post in a topic Taking photos of models   

    Everyone has already given great advice. Since model cars are stationary subjects, the tripod will be your best friend. I use a wireless trigger on my camera when I shoot, so I do not have to use the camera's timer. The timer and remote triggers are just ways to get your hands off the camera before the photo is taken.
    I use my camera in aperture priority, set it to f36 and let the camera do the rest. I generally get pretty decent results without a lot of effort.
    Once you start getting nice photos, you will soon realize that you just picked up another hobby....photography.
  5. Xingu added a post in a topic Tall Cedars MDA Car Show 2017----Hershey, PA   

    Gran Coupe convertibles are pretty rare. I owned a Gran Coupe...Coupe for a few years.
    Thanks for sharing these.
  6. Xingu added a post in a topic Revell 1980 Dodge Ramcharger   

    Yes, both of the kits I bought had straight bodies. I had my LHS bring them in for me when they first came out. I mentioned that there were issues with warped bodies and the owner told me to go ahead and check before I left the store with them. He wasn't going to let me leave with them if they were warped.
  7. Xingu added a post in a topic Ferrari F40LM   

    I hope you didn't take that wrong. I say it as someone who has a model (Porsche 959) sitting in view of my work bench that has a bad paint job and a fingerprint on the glass, to serve as a reminder of the time I should have stopped and started over.
  8. Xingu added a post in a topic Ferrari F40LM   

    Every now and then you need to push through and see one all the way to the end, just so it drives home the fact you should have started over a long time ago
    From the photos it looks very nice. Looks good in blue. From what I have seen, I do not think any race car goes together without a little massaging and reshaping.
  9. Xingu added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    A quick Google search and that looks like the one advertised in Hemmings for just south of $160k.
  10. Xingu added a post in a topic panel suburban   

    Turned out great! I'd drive it.
  11. Xingu added a topic in On the Workbench: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    Revell 1980 Dodge Ramcharger
    Started this one a few days ago. With the exception of the transfer case, it is all going together well. I had to trim a lot off of the transfer case so that the frame would sit tight against the bottom of the interior tub. First color (Tamiya Pearl Light Blue) of the 2-tone paint job went down very nice. Hope I don't mess up the second color (Model Master GTS Blue Pearl). You can see it on the sides of the interior tub. I find it is fairly easy to get runs with the Model Master rattle cans. Will need to keep repeating "Light Mist Coats" as I am spraying it. Not 100% sure what I am going to do with the interior. Will probably go with a blue that is in between the two shades of the exterior. I may also use the Pearl Light Blue (it is a nice looking color) with dark blue carpet.

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  12. Xingu added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Bill - Go get it checked out. I fell and landed on my butt many years ago. Ended up breaking two vertebrae and didn't know it for about 10 years. I could have prevented a lot of my current pain if I had just went to the doctor then. I used to be young, tough and stupid. Now I am old, broken down and stupid.
  13. Xingu added a post in a topic Cover versions of well-known songs   

    The link earlier in the thread was dead, so thought I would post this again. This is my favorite cover.
  14. Xingu added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    Funny how we get a gut reaction when we see something like this car. My first thought was Pierce.
  15. Xingu added a post in a topic Great Traders List   

    Thanks Kevin.
    Will trade with bismarck again!