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  1. 1 hour ago, BlackSheep214 said:

    Political discussion can be mature, civilized discussions without offending folks as long as we're all... well just that...  civilized. The ones that are easily offended are the ones that have a problem that causes these threads to get locked down. In another forum I belong to, we do have political discussions but they NEVER go off the rails.

    Take it as you will. I'm the wolf but I refuse to follow the sheep. 

    Doesn't matter if the discussions are civilized or not, they are not allowed here.

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  2. 4 hours ago, michaelbaskett said:

    I'm afraid we have been forgotten Peter...

    Actually, Dave has been working behind the scenes to track what is going on with these late/lost shipments. He is trying to determine if it was a fault of the magazines, the printer/shipper or the postal service.

    I assume you guys have reached out and contacted Gregg and Larry at the magazine.

  3. The debate itself is quite mild mannered, its all of the folks that aren't even participating in the actual discussion that really derailed this thread.

    My thought on freeze plugs are this.... They are used to clear the passages after casting a block. They also serve a dual purpose because they could give a visual indicator that the water in the engine had frozen. Most folks rarely check their oil, so looking at the freeze plugs would be asking to much. Back in the day, I would guess they used straight water in the cooling system and freezing would have been an issue. Now that most folks use antifreeze, it is no longer a concern. Freeze plugs are also much easier to say than sand removal access port cover.

    Rock on Daniel, that is a simple detail that folks can add if it applies to what their model is trying to represent. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. 7 hours ago, Classicgas said:

    One moment forums are for discussing kits that have accuracy problems, the next minute there's no room for discussing kit problems. 

    As I am sure you know Lee, discussing is one thing, pounding your opinion on others until it becomes confrontational and personal is another thing. We let the discussion go on for quite sometime, in hopes folks would just wait until the completed model was shown (as was asked by the OP several times on page 1 of the thread). That was our fault, we should have stepped in sooner to save some of the more egregious posters from being removed from the site. We really don't want to be like the mods were at the SA forum. Lots of comments over there vanished within hours of being posted.

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  5. I will take this opportunity to remind everyone to be courteous of others and to go back and read the forum rules. There are right and wrong ways to voice your concerns or criticisms. The right way leads to constructive discussion and civil discourse. The wrong way leads arguments and lines drawn in the sand. Too often these discussions become "Us vs. Them" because people want to keep reiterating their view over and over when stating it once is enough. Just take a step back and think about what you are posting. Try to look at all sides of the discussion. Realize that yours isn't the only voice and that you don't have to respond to every post that goes against what you think or feel. We complain that model companies never issue new kits and then we complain when they do. What kind of message does that send to the companies?

    It is never OK to bash or abuse another member here. Going to go back and reread this entire thread to see if any others need to be issued warning points or given a timeout. I will probably remove a lot of the posts as well which is something we really do not like doing.

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  6. I think i am going to do what a lot of other folks ultimately will do, whether that admit it or not. Going to get one and put it on the shelf with all the other kits I will never get around to building.

    Thanks for posting the sneak peek Tim. I like seeing the final buildup photos you do, as you do seem to point out the pros and cons of most kits you build.

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  7. There are some instances, like this one, where just reporting an issue or simply sending a PM to moderator is preferred to starting a thread on a subject that has been locked/removed two times prior. Any thread about the Like Button is going to get the same comments from the same cast of characters.

    This is a fairly new function for this board and there are probably a few additional boxes that need to be checked to sync it with some of the boards other policies. Do not let this minor inconvenience keep you from more important things.

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  8. 2 hours ago, RichCostello said:

    I can't believe that this has generated 6 pages of responses! Forget about it already!

    If it gets to 10 I win $100.

    It's not truly anonymous, the mods can see them (I guess that is a default setting). Like I said awhile back, when Dave gets down to this portion of his list of things to do, we will look at it again. There are more important things to keep up on, like the ads that get out of control, than worrying about changing settings or removing the reactions.


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  9. 11 hours ago, Plumcrazy Preston said:

    Model Roundup could have got their goods from a bogus source, who the Christ knows why I'm really having trouble. They had better give me my money back on that bad paint soon or I will file a dispute thru my credit card. 

    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.

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