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samdiego

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  • Birthday 06/04/1959

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  • Location Hi, Desert . . .AZ
  • Full Name Sam Tate

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  1. samdiego added a post in a topic Foose Cadillac   

    Got an email that my replacement body has been shipped. 
  2. samdiego added a post in a topic 2013 Challenger or a similar-looking model   

    Have you tried talking her into buying an easier car?
     
  3. samdiego added a post in a topic Dirty Donny Pinball Punk   

    I got mine from Tower Hobbies. Just got an email from Douglas Ridge @ Round 2 about the decal issue. I love it when you contact a company with a problem and they respond like you're probably trying to scam them. Like I could be mistaken about the missing white layer
  4. samdiego added a post in a topic Dirty Donny Pinball Punk   

  5. samdiego added a post in a topic Dirty Donny Pinball Punk   

    I've never outsourced part of  a project before, but my son started painting figures a little while ago and has already surpassed my skills in this area. I'd like to have some of his work, (and since he used to ask me to paint his figures) so I mailed the monster to him.
    This is the pinball machine. One of the proposed pellet bumpers is sitting up on the edge. I'll need to paint the sides of the upper structure white before the side decals go on. The decal issue introduced itself as I pulled the thing from the paper. I grabbed a piece of white sign vinyl and fit it into place while the decal was still on the wet paper then reapplied.

  6. samdiego added a topic in All the Rest   

    Dirty Donny Pinball Punk
    I just got to the point of applying the decal to the upright face. There is no white layer printed underneath. I remember the 1st Mobius Hornet sheet had this issue and it renders them pretty useless over any color but white. I've sent an email to Round 2, maybe they will correct it. Seems easy enough. 
    The rest of the kit is good. The sculpting of the monster is well done, The pinball machine is a tad wonky but, it follows the kit theme, I guess. The playing surface is, disappointingly, represented entirely by a decal albeit a nice one, except for the lack of a white underlayer. I've decided to have a go at scratching flippers and such from styrene, bumpers from pellet gun pellets and chrome wire for the rails. I have BBs that are just slightly oversized but I might use them as pinballs anyway. There isn't any "glass" provided either.
    I never paid much attention to Monster Kits when I was a kid. I've built Leaky Louey and Stroker McGurk's surfboard recently. I just wanted this one for the 1/8 scale pinball machine. I'll post pics eventually. 
    Please post yours here.
     
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  7. samdiego added a post in a topic Revell instruction sheet up for the Gran Torino   

    My favorite aspect of Arizona cars is that they don't have a front tag or hardware.
     
  8. samdiego added a post in a topic Foose Cadillac   

    No support of any kind. My body was on its side with the A-pillars facing the rest of the parts
  9. samdiego added a post in a topic Comfort Models, Ya Have One?   

    Another fan of the AMT '53 Ford pick up. Love the Alexander Bros shop truck version. I've done at least three of these over the years
  10. samdiego added a post in a topic Using the "Purple Pond"   

    After the bath, I like the Mr Clean magic eraser to remove stubborn stuff. Purple doesn't work on everything though. My secondary bath is Brake fluid
  11. samdiego added a post in a topic Foose Cadillac   

    Yup,  I e-mailed my request Monday. They e-mailed me to say I had to send the actual barcode cut from the boxtop. 4-6 weeks wait.
  12. samdiego added a post in a topic Foose Cadillac   

    I got mine yesterday, yay. Anybody else get the folded A pillars?, boo. I predict a bit of packaging will be added to support those A pillars as soon as they get tired of mailing replacement bodies.
  13. samdiego added a post in a topic What else besides chrome markers?   

    I just picked up a bottle of the old standard Testors Chrome. The must have done some work on the formula. It's way chromier than I remember.
  14. samdiego added a post in a topic STEVE SCOTT ,A.KA . [ UNCERTAIN T ]   

    I'd definitely pay $15,000 for the real one!
  15. samdiego added a post in a topic How many of you name your builds?   

    Usually referred to as the "mess" on the bench