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About Flat32

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    Federal Way, WA
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    Raymond Federowicz

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  1. What Irked You Today?

    https://www.niteguard.com/animal/mountain-lion-bobcat-cougar-deterrent Googled bobcat repellent.
  2. 1/24 Tamiya Honda NSX (old)

    I think the videos are great. I watch them at 2X speed. I learn more from a well done video than from a couple photos. Kudos to Tiago for making them.
  3. What Irked You Today?

    Mike Lindell commercials a dozen or more times every day for well over a year on my favorite TV channels AND my favorite radio station.
  4. Amt 36 Ford?

    Master models that are made by reverse engineering from a factory blueprint or actual item are best and easily done. Reverse engineering from photos is more like work and usually compromised on accuracy. FreeCad, free download software, allows you to import a photo and trace over it. Problem with the wheel is no cross section of the center.
  5. Amt 36 Ford?

    If I had one of these actual rims I could make a CAD model in about two hours. The wheel hub in another two and print them in the normal model scales. Printed could easily be refined into resin mold masters. Your pictured plastic model representations are rather poor IMHO.
  6. 1926 Mack AC Dump Truck

    This is the radiator fan.
  7. 1926 Mack AC Dump Truck

    On my tanker kit cab there are little alignment pins and everything fits fine when pre-assembled. Planning on using tacky stuff on the inside instead of tape on the outside because I have no experience taping stuff together. I don't even have glue yet. Might count the rivets for kicks.
  8. 1926 Mack AC Dump Truck

    Beautiful kits. Just noticed wrinkles in the seat cushions. Interesting how small the gates are. So small many parts were loose from the trees in an sealed kit. Hope Jim B keeps posting progress.
  9. 1926 Mack AC Dump Truck

    Any photos of one with a gin pole? Or one with a factory installed winch? Grew up in the 50's and once a year my Dad would haul a load of scrap metal into town to the scrap yard where they had one in daily use. Money from the scrap he bought more useful iron and paid for welding tank refills. As a kid I was fascinated by the chain drive and solid tires. Last I saw it they used it to load a 337 Lincoln Flathead engine into my '61 Corvair trunk back in 1963. Would like to build it using the log truck.
  10. Is your phone tracking you ?

    Perhaps if people got buried with their smartphones some afterlife or paranormal activity could be detected. A proof would be Amazon deliveries to grave sites. Might even be able to track where their soul went so popup ads could be sent there. I wouldn't be surprised if odor detection finds it's way into near future smartphones and we start getting soap and deodorant ads. Put it in your will to keep your Paypal account open just in case.
  11. Crash test

    My reason for bringing up this subject (fragility) is because my model project is stalled by concerns about it. Possibly my own cheap excuse for not moving on to the detailing stage. While I assume the detailed models are LDT (look don't touch) there has to be some unspoken guidelines on how durable they need be. I've seen mention of pinning some parts in a post that I think also mentioned transporting models to shows. And other posts related to shipping or receiving built models. I suspect experienced builders instinctively know how to judge the physical strength or weakness of the components and have ways of overcoming the weaknesses. My target is scale accuracy and realism when viewed at a scale foot and a half. Of course that only really happens in closeup camera shots or under magnification. A really good model invites closer inspection and in my warped sense of things demands it. As much as possible I'd like the parts that are movable 1:1 movable at 1:25. No point in being movable if they can't survive being moved. My problem is dealing with resin parts where the printed resin doesn't compare favorably to styrene and thickening encroaches on scale. Non destructive "crash test" guidelines that make sense along with test methods would be ideal.
  12. 1926 Mack AC Dump Truck

    Many thanks for that bump. I ordered the dump and earlier tanker kits.
  13. 1926 Mack AC Dump Truck

    Somebody must have done something to it. I can't believe it left the kit maker/manufacturer looking like that.
  14. 1926 Mack AC Dump Truck

    What kit is this?? Most interested in the engine right now. Is it a resin cast? Looks to be an assembly of parts with some added detail. Anyone willing to post pics of the engine parts untouched?? Beautiful truck and I can't help wanting one.
  15. WW III, the war on plastic.

    I 3D print my larger models in PLA plastic and it is biodegradable. I am intrigued by "modern" product packaging and how sophisticated it has become. I appreciate most the intricate cardboard creations, dislike the huge clear plastic clamshell packages that require a tool to open. Absolutely hate foam peanuts even if they are the biodegradable version. I'm biodegradable. Don't want to leave behind a bunch of forever trash. Don't particularly like my house being biodegradable while I'm using it.