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  1. David, it sounds like you have your mind made up that the tape and the paint is the cause of your problem and none of the advice that anyone here gives you is going to do anything to change it. As you have already seen by the replies in this thread, modelers usually do not sit by idly when someone bashes a product, manufacturer or retailer that they use and like. Your problem sounds like user error to most of us and not faulty products. However, none of us are there and you haven't posted any photos so that we can get a better understanding at what might have gone wrong. Also, please go back and read the forum rules regarding language, politics and religion. Most of us have used the same paint and tape that you have and have not experienced the same issue. I personally have used Model Master lacquer and Tamiya tape without issue, except when I did not burnish the edge of the tape down well enough and the paint seeped under. That was user error and not the fault of the tape or the paint. Some tapes will leave residue behind. To limit the chance of this happening, remove the tape as soon as possible. 24 hours is a long time to leave it on. Lacquer dries fast and I am usually removing the tape in 1-2 hours. I then let the painted parts sit over night so that the paint can fully cure.
  2. As cantankerous as some of the members are here, we left it anonymous. Some of you would be "Why did so and so like my post, I don't even like that guy" We may make it visible at some point. This was an experiment to see how much it would be used. I think it is used enough to justify keeping it around, so we may tweak it. Dave has a master list of things to address with the board when he gets free time. The like button isn't high up on the list.
  3. Just a reminder --- No COVID discussions, because within 2 comments it becomes political. Carry on.
  4. Lets steer the conversation away from politics please. I don't want to keep locking threads and nobody wants to be put on moderation.
  5. Just wanted to point everyone to the rules again. We have a lot of new members that may not be aware of the rules. We also have some long time members that are starting to experience selective memory when it comes to the rules. It is also important to note that there are separate sections for work in progress (WIP) builds and completed (Under Glass) builds. These sections are further broken down into various specialty or niche groups. Please read all the descriptions and section headers so that you can post in the appropriate section. As this is mainly an automotive (car/truck) forum, your model may not fit into one of our specific sections. If that is the case, it probably needs to go in the "Everything Else" area. The section about Model Cars Magazine, is only for questions or comments about the magazine. Do not post general questions there.
  6. No more talk of Santa Clause or the Easter Bunny please. Lets put this train back on the track and discuss Atlantis Models. Thanks.
  7. You can install an Ad Blocker if they are that annoying, but please remember that the ads are what keep this site running (and free to use).
  8. Who cares? Apparently all of you do. It amazes me the things you guys decide to argue about here. Now I know you will say you aren't arguing, but are only pointing out the futility in it all. Welp, you are arguing, you have chosen sides and if someone from the other other side says something, you feel you must also reply with something. Everyone looking to get the last word in. I think that could qualify as arguing. Some of you are impressed with all of this, some of you are jealous, some of you think you are above all these peasant dealings, some of you are mad because you can't go cherry pick the good kits, some of you are mad because you are nowhere near Phoenix, some of you just don't like some of the people posting in this thread. Better the kits, even if most are common, go to a dealer than to the dump. This is a brick and mortar store that now has a chance to survive a little while longer. Remember all those threads where you were mad the local hobby stores were few and far between. Remember how you said you would support your LHS before purchasing online. This was your chance to stay "way to go, I hope he makes enough money to keep the doors open". Was that brought up in this thread somewhere? Did I miss it?
  9. Got laid of Thursday (after 22 years with the company).... Agreed to terms of new job on Tuesday... Turns out my old job was holding me back and my new deal will exceed the old one. They are even setting up a satellite office in the same area as my old one. Commute even stays the same.
  10. Please remember you are not allowed to offer to buy or sell on this site.
  11. Larry is the one that could best answer this for you.
  12. Click the subscribe button at the top of the page. All the info you are looking for should be there.
  13. I think I can speak for the other moderators here and say Dave does all the hard work that keeps this place running smoothly. We just tell you not to curse and to play nice with others and move the trucks out of the car section and....you get the picture. Thanks Dave, for all that you do here.
  14. I never realized just how big these cars are.
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