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  1. dartman added a post in a topic Tucker kit? YES!   

  2. dartman added a post in a topic Confessions of closet model builders   

    Not model building but my small wood lathe is in the closet in the spare bedroom.Close the
    door and no ones the wiser.
  3. dartman added a post in a topic Fine point paint marker?   

    Sharpies of other colors work well on chrome for an anodized look. 
  4. dartman added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Everything......it's been one of "those" days......
  5. dartman added a post in a topic LHD v RHD USA   

    Sorry,I got nothing......
  6. dartman added a post in a topic Slump Buster's   

    If I get in a slump I get a different kit out and sometimes that does it and if not, I put it all away and get back to my wood lathe for a change of pace.
    After a few weeks of turning pen's I go back with a fresh eye.
  7. dartman added a post in a topic Looks like the Mobius Ford is a hit after all!   

    This is a nicely built kit for sure but no engine pic's? Or is it a curb side with lots of chassis detail?
  8. dartman added a post in a topic Glue bomb   

    I dident want to engage him any more than I did,I just smiled and went on my way.
  9. dartman added a post in a topic Can someone show me a 1920s or '30s box truck?   

    Nice job on the box.
  10. dartman added a topic in General   

    Glue bomb
    Ok,I went to a flee market(I need more flees lol) and an older guy had some kits on his table.I was interested in a 70 (71 ?) duster. The car was assembled with at least 2 tubes of
    glue.The only thing that was painted was the body and it looked like it was dipped in a vat of ugly.Did I mention the hood was glued shut and the roof was crushed.I thought I would get 
    it to save the chassis for parts but when he told me what he wanted for it I just set it back down,thanked him and walked away.The price for this masterpiece was 12.00$.Was I wrong
    thinking it was over priced? He also told how rare this 75 duster was.Dident have the heart to tell him he was wrong on the year and it wasent that rare.Sigh....ok I feel better now.  
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  11. dartman added a post in a topic Dry tip   

    I did leave that bit of information out dident I. I have been using a Badger 150 and 200 with the same issues.I had not thought about over
    thinning of the paint but now i can try adjusting the ratio and see where it takes me. It has been so humid here it may be a few days before
    get to do any painting but i will post what the outcome is.Thanks for the ideas.
  12. dartman added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Dry tip
    I have been using lacquer for painting models with my airbrush for quite a long time (4-5 ) years now.I have noticed lately that when I stop painting for a few seconds (Ok,10 to 20 maybe more) the paint in the nozzle
    is dry.I  now keep a small amount of thinner handy to dip the tip in so I can continue spraying.I never had an issue until a few months ago.Anyone have an answer or ideas? Its making me almost dread getting
    the AB out.     
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  13. dartman added a post in a topic Cigarette smoke smell How to get rid of it?   

    For the paper parts(directions,box) I take them out and let them sit in the sun.I use this when I get anything that was 
    kept in a basement and has that damp musty smell.Be sure to cover them so you dont get any bird doo on them but
    that is another problem entirely. Works for any paper products.
  14. dartman added a post in a topic 1400 mile 1974 Ford LTD Country Squire (Sorry, couldn't find the station wagon thread)   

    When I was in high school (1976-79) I had a Buick sport wagon with the windows in the roof(think Olds vista cruiser) with the 400/th400 combo. I loved
    the car but what made it great was the 4.10 gears the original owner had installed for towing his boat.That car caught a lot of muscle cars off guard.I did
    put air bags in the rear springs and the car could hook in a car wash.
  15. dartman added a post in a topic Can I Use Micro Chisels With Brass?   

    Not with a dremel,I use my wood turning tools and small lathe to work aluminum,brass and copper all the time.As with any turning tool , You do need to keep them
    sharp for best results.