kitbash1

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  • Birthday 01/03/1958

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  • Location Pickering, Ontario, Canada
  • Full Name Douglas Graves

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  1. kitbash1 added a post in a topic Rising price of our hobby   

    When my mother-in-law was still alive and pissing me off, she would go to Vegas once a year with her sister. Those two old bittys were the luckiest two on the planet. One time she won 5 grand on the second pull of the handle on a slot machine. Another time she won 25 grand playing Roulette, and on the same day she won 10 grand at the Blackjack table. She would go down with about 2 grand and planed to not bring anything back, but the two of them always came back with 10 to 20 grand between the both of them. 
  2. kitbash1 added a post in a topic Round2 kit issues   

    My first question t you is, are you sanding the body before painting or primering. I've built two Round 2 kits with no problems what so ever. That said, matbe I'm just lucky.
  3. kitbash1 added a post in a topic Rising price of our hobby   

    I agree. 
    My weekly allowance was 3.00 ( I know, it's an odd amount but that was my old man )
    A model kit was between 2 and 5 dollars  ( in  Canadian dollars )
    I added to my weekly allowance by returning pop and beer bottles, and cutting lawns in the summer and shoveling snow in the winter.
    Saturday afternoons I could be found at the local hobby shop.
    And yes, our world was perfect
     
     
     
     
  4. kitbash1 added a post in a topic Mini Lathe & Mini Drill Set Up   

    Very nice setup you got there. 
  5. kitbash1 added a post in a topic Cutting tools for separating bodies   

    I built the same kit a few years ago and used a scribing tool to separate the body into the individual parts.I used a scriber from Mr. Hobby and one from SMS. Both fit in the handle of an X-ACTO knife. Take your time when using these cutters, and you'll get a nice clean cut line. 
  6. kitbash1 added a post in a topic Favorite Fast Food   

    It depends on what I'm in the mood for. My two favorites are Popeye's Chicken and Fat Bastard Burrito's ( and yes, that's the real name of the place ). When I was in high school, there was a local place call Harry's Burgers in Scarborough. My standard order was their Steak on a kaiser ( medium rare ), onion rings and a large orange drink.
  7. kitbash1 added a post in a topic An apology   

    I have no problem with the way you post your pictures. Keep up the good work.
  8. kitbash1 added a post in a topic An Open Letter...   

    Too true. Hockey parents, Soccer parents, Go-Karting parents. 
  9. kitbash1 added a post in a topic embossing-powder, replacing flocking?   

    My question is, where do you buy Embossing Powder ? I'd like to give it a try on my next build.
  10. kitbash1 added a post in a topic need some help   

    Maybe this is what Todd is referring to as " Clear Coat ". That's what came to mind when I first saw his post.
  11. kitbash1 added a post in a topic Another LHS closing up shop.   

    You make some very good points Howard.  As you know, we have 5 hobby shops in our area of Durham Region and the eastern part of Toronto. I buy from all 5 as well as the internet shops, Ebay and yourself. What I can't get from the LHS I get from other sources. So, I think that I spread my cash around the hobby and support everyone, both brick and mortar stores and online ones.  
  12. kitbash1 added a post in a topic Trans Am Racing Series Kits   

    I agree 100%.The best 18 bucks I've spent on  reference material in a long time.
  13. kitbash1 added a post in a topic Talk about horrible looking customizations....   

    Just because you can, doesn't mean you should...
  14. kitbash1 added a post in a topic Corvette C7R   

    From what I got from the artical, the decal sheet only does the 4 car. Maybe Patto will do a full sheet to do both. But it's a nice kit to add to my Corvette shelf.
  15. kitbash1 added a post in a topic Printers plate developer   

    Try using plan white vinegar. This is used as a poor mans developer in black and white film development. It might work on the off set plates.