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  1. This guy is usually a vender at SoCal swap meets. If I had the money to blow, I would by the Chrysler cross ram just to hand on the wall. So cool.
  2. Passed this in Pomona on the way back from the swap meet.
  3. Went to the Pomona Swap meet today. First time I have been there in several years. It was amazing. I managed to find a couple models too I've wanted on of these since they were released way back when. This one was missing the the instructions and decals. No problem. This was one of three Balsa planes I have never seen before by the same manufacture. They were all from 1944. With a finished wing span of over 6ft. I had to have this B17 since the price was good. Kids back then must have been master craftsmen because there is only wood, and a piece of acetate to work with. The instructions are very detailed. But for the radial engine cylinders it says to "carve a piece of scrap plastic and wrap it with thread. You are expected to thermoform your own canopies too. I'll hold on to it for a while. I got this for a buck to annoy my wife. She is not a cat fan. I am.
  4. What an incredible piece of work through and through. I've followed this thread from the beginning. It is so cool to see this one in finished form. Well done!
  5. Sorry if I came across as harsh, Bill. I can see how my message could be read that way. To add to your point, when we were thinking about moving, we looked at a house with a Sun Run solar deal. They would have wanted us to assume the contract. That was a deal killer for us. Scott
  6. Where to start..... I have lived in California all my life. My wife sold solar panels for Sun Run in 2009 when she could not get a job as using her new teaching credential because of the 2008 recession. She went door to door and have nothing but respect for her for doing that. Sun Run is a company that works on the premises that you cannot afford panels, so you pay your bill at a set rate through though Sun Run. They put the panels up for free. It works for some people. When we were ready for solar panels, WE did our research by checking our power bills - pool and liberal use of the AC AND planning for a Chevy bolt electric car. Guess what..... We BOUGHT solar panels with a loan and at an annual rate we SAVED money over our annual usage. When we added the electric car and saved even MORE money. Our gasoline bill went from 300.00 a month for a truck to 40 dollars a month for the Bolt as the main driver. And guess what added value to the house? The solar panels. Here's the moral... Check your expenses and make a decision. Don't let some youtube ding dong (wonder who backs that guy) or a Pay-us-instead-of-buying tell you what''s what. Do your research, and think long term. Oh- We have been making extra payments on the panels with the savings. When they are paid off we are free and clear we will me looking at hundreds in savings a month. Scott
  7. I am weeping for that boattail riv that got hooked up with the wrong type of customizer. Sad end to my favorite American design. Poor girl.
  8. When I was building, I had some episode every time I put something together. I went from this to this, with one slip from hand to floor. It took a bit, but I fixed it. Hosted on Fotki Even the small assemblies can take a hit This... went to to this when the rotary blade grabbed the assembly and flung it into the back board of my bench I rebuilt it Andy Kelleog from SAE once said to me, "If you can do it once; you can do it again."
  9. Yep - NOTOX - black tube with yellow letters, smelled good, safe, unusable.
  10. I agree. Thanks for posting the vacuform tutorial. Well done. Still watching. Scott
  11. About 15 years ago I lived near a hot wheels clearance center - and I was single. I checked it out a couple time a month and picked up some pretty cool stuff. They had some large die cast stuff at cheap prices - like 20.00 or less. This is one of my favorites of the large ones. I still have a lot of my original HotWheels from 69. I would have to dig them out and take pics.
  12. I'm wondering why the front door is on the second floor.
  13. So many awesome elements to this build. Great execution and styling. I really enjoyed following along.
  14. That looks great! I've always wondered about those. Still not ready to step up.
  15. Ditto. Love those salt shakers. I'll be watching, Pete.
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