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  1. I normally do not on my stock cars. You should test the decals and the clear coat on some scrap before experimenting on the model. I like to clear the model, polish that out and then do the decals. I use all lacquer paints and clears.
  2. We will be setting up tonight, which runs like clockwork. I believe we have sold out all of the vendor tables and got the majority of prize packages paid for. If not it comes out of the club's pocket! There were a few still open at the October meeting. A big thanks goes out to Rich Argus for all the hard work he does for the club.
  3. I had posted his death elsewhere on the forum didn't see this thread... anyway, the service is Wednesday 10/14 at: R. Stutzman & Son Funeral Home224-39 Jamaica Ave.Queens Village, NYHours 2-4, 7-9.
  4. I haven't been around much with the passing of my wife in 2014 and being consumed with a 1:1 car project. I learned yesterday of the passing of John Agugliaro, known as NYJON58 on some of the boards. He lived in Queens NY with his wife Amy, super people and I ran into them at shows all the time. I haven't heard anything about arrangements so far, but will get back to post it here. There was something on the Hobby Heaven board the other day. Bob
  5. You have to see it up close to believe the widespread devastation the Island took. Something like 650,000 still without power and some will be lucky to be hanging Xmas lights this year. The entire Freeport waterfront area (2 blocks south of the Rec center) was submerged in salt water. The high tide line was at 27A and close to spilling onto the Meadowbrook Parkway. The entire Ocean Parkway (great east-west scenic escape route) is closed down with heavy damage to the barrier beaches. Parts of Babylon and Lindenhurst are still under water with 100 or more houses lost. The total (so far) is 100,000 houses and businesses lost throughout the Island. 5 days after the hurricane, virtually no gas is to be had. Home heating oil is very scarce and another nor-easter is expected within the next few days. Everyone is pretty much in the survival mode right now. The only real bright spot for me is the 11/15 LIARS monthly meeting. Bob
  6. Lookin' for a '51 or '52 Ford F1 grille in resin. The '53 Ford truck grille won't do. Does anyone know of a source? I don't think Modelhaus makes it and I saw one vendor at the NNL East that had one with a truck body, but wouldn't separate it or sell me a grille. Thanks, Bob
  7. I'll be there since I'm a LIARS member. I'm recovering from a car accident but should be able to hold up the entire day. The usual suspects from the area clubs will surely show up. We're doing an early set-up on Friday evening, so everything will be covered and we'll get home at a decent hour. Bob
  8. As the previous owner of a '62 Starfire and a '64 88, I'm liking what I see! Bob
  9. Thanks, they were a ton of work but worth the effort. I should have put a couple of them in the documented replica class, but couldn't dig up my reference material. What did you bring? There were a lot of good models on the table, close to 300 I'd say. Bob
  10. I was there and did okay. Took 1st in the '55-57 Chevy theme class with my '56 Chevy stock car, took a 3rd in another competition class with my '66 Ford stock car. I left the camera at home.. wife had a zillion pictures in it that I would have to download first. There are some pictures on the Hobby Heaven site and maybe the Scale Auto site as well. Bob
  11. Look in the plumbing aisle of Ace or True Value hardware for Kester .062 solder. It comes coiled up in a tube but straightens out when rolled between 2 pieces of plexiglass. Think mine cost $1.49 and can easily make up a few sets of headers including throwing out some in the process. Bob
  12. How tight was the dressing on your knee? When I had mine done I mentioned that the dressing was tight and I could feel my calf bulge. After it started to get hot, they re-dressed it for me. I was in for a week since the surgery was extensive and I was confined to the bed most of the time, so they were watching to see if a clot formed, which it didn't. Get well soon! Bob
  13. My buying spree from 1997-2005 or so was spiked by maybe an irrational fear that some kits would not be available in the future. I did have a big selloff at one point to get down to 180 kits, now I'm up to 330 + once again. I do need to separate out the duplicates so I can get down to a core of 100 kits. In the hobby, constant kit-buying was called hoarding by many. I do have a stash of parts that I've forgotten what I have and am wowed when I run across something cool that I haven't seen in a decade. My modeling area was on the brink of looking like something out of the TV show and I cleaned it up quite a bit and it can use another tidying soon. Bob
  14. I agree, he has mad machining skills. I don't have an open machine right now, making parts for customers only! Bob
  15. In the main gallery, on my browser, your car doesn't show up! I had to go to the roll feature and bingo, there it was. They are also mis-numbered from feature to feature and I have a few red X images that may have thrown the count off. BTW, great color on the Olds. Bob
  16. #167 is definitely mine. #169 goes with #171, think he was from the Newburgh Club. Bob
  17. On out-patient surgery, they often let you loose with a nerve blocker to get you home... and then the excruciating pain sets in! I had major knee reconstruction (knee is great today) and have been there. I was stocked with percodans for the first few days and Tylenol codein from there on. Drugs not hugs will get you through! Bob
  18. Warren always takes great pictures and has impeccible taste in his selections. My cars were # 167, 168, 186, 187, 224. My brother Will's entries are # 172, 173, 228, 229, 230. Bob
  19. Unless the &*%$ hits the fan at work, I'll be there with my bro Will. It's only a 60 mile run for us. Bob
  20. Mine was probably the Monogram Black Widow. I still get flashbacks when I see a built one, takes me back to 1961 or so, Bob
  21. Hey, you guys did okay, that's for sure. Well earned loot, always glad to see your club at out show and all of the others as well. Like a meeting of the tribes. This marked my 12th LIARS show since I joined in 1999. Time flies when you're having fun. Bob
  22. I'm glad you all had a nice time. Everyone seemed to be having fun and things went like clock work. We did the set up late Friday night with a crew of about 12 members. There were 297 models on the table, (a little bit up from 2009) and some great quality work on display. We handed out 81 regular awards and about 13 specialty awards, so 31% of the entries were recognized. There were a few first-timers who attended and they did pretty well. The same weekend is booked for 2011, the 2nd Saturday in November. We hope to see you all back and bring some friends. Bob
  23. Look at some of the Impala sets offered by Model Car Garage. The 1965 set might have what you want. Bob
  24. You should go down to the Post Office with the tracking number and have them look it up, maybe your seller gave you the wrong one? Like I posted above, I've sent model cars many times, heavy machine shop items across the country without a single mishap using the US postal system. Bob
  25. I have had about 550 eBay deals back and forth as well as many private deals in the mail over the past 10 years and the US post office has never lost anything on me. I've used delivery confirmation on almost all of them and do offer insurance to all of my buyers. If it gets lost, its on them. Bigger deals that are of a considerable value, I build that into the price and let the buyer know up front. I hope you come up with the package, looks like awesome kits. Bob
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