Dave Ambrose

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  • Birthday 05/31/1955

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  • Location Poway, CA
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  1. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic How's it going everyone?   

    Hi Sam, and welcome. That's a very nice first model. I've been finding it useful to limit myself to one new technique or material per build. I get overextended and frustrated if I try more than that, then the project goes on the shelf for a while.
    As for photo etch parts, they are made from very thin metal which has been coated with a light-sensitive resist. You expose the resist through a mask, and wherever there is light, the resist hardens, forming a barrier. You then wash away the unexposed resist, and put the metal on a backing tape. You drop it into a solution that removes the unprotected metal. Once the unprotected metal dissolves, you're left with the parts you wanted. You can make parts with very fine holes and details this way.
     
  2. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic New distracted driver hazard - Pokemon Go   

    This game seems to be taking San Diego by storm. I live near a park, and it's been full of kids. On the plus side, they're out walking and face to face socializing. Nobody's gotten run over yet, but a couple of geniuses walked off a cliff near the beach. One fell 80 feet, the other 50, and had to be rescued from the cliff face. Both are going to be very good friends with their orthopedic surgeons for a while.
  3. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic 41 Chevy rat rod   

    Finally, a rat rod I like. Nice work.
  4. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic PERIOD HOT-ROD REFERENCE 1930-1949   

    What an interesting thread. Thanks for posting it!
  5. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Re-careering   

    Good luck. It should be fun to learn something new. Good idea to pick something that can't be offshored.
  6. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Fireball Modelworks New Items June 29, 2016   

    I love those Minilites. I'm gonna have to get some. I wish I had a set for my MG. Full size, of course.
  7. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Revell 1948 Ford Woody   

    That looks great! The wood came out beautifully.
  8. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Summertime Chores That Keep Us From Modeling   

    I'm pretty sure that houses are an infinite time sink. We've got a bunch of stuff that needs doing. My modeling time will be taken up by a gate, a new floor in out bedroom, an exhaust hood in the kitchen, and a new shed.
  9. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic What Pleased You Today!   

    Yeah, that'll do nicely. :-) Thanks!
     
  10. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Help/Advice needed regarding children   

    You have to accept little kids on their own terms. Early on, they're busy building motor skills. At that age, they actually understand quite a bit, but they have no way to communicate with you verbally. They're not completely wired yet. They'd like to come to you, but they can't yet. They will remember you, so being engaged with them is a good thing; even if it's making funny faces at them.
    He's trying to learn how to interact with you. At this point, he'll give you things, then come and take them again. He's actually learning an important concept, conservation, that we take for granted. Reading a book on child development might help put this all in context for you. It did for me, though many years too late for my niece and nephew. (but, they loved me anyway)
    The important thing is that you just care about him. He'll figure out that you're real quickly enough. They're very good at that.
  11. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Now I think I'm getting better   

    Looks like you got a nice, craftsmanlike paint job.
    Paint drama is still my biggest source of modeling pain. I started making checklists. That helped a lot, but I still have things go awry for various reasons. It gets better tho. My last couple of builds have been largely paint drama-free.
  12. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic What Pleased You Today!   

    I got rid of my afib today. That makes me very happy. I even feel like doing a happy dance.
  13. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Health Update: Cautiously Optimistic   

    Good luck, Harry. I hope you can get this resolved without major intervention. There's a reason they call us patients. We have to be.
  14. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Strangest Thing On Your Workbench?   

    The strangest thing on my workbench? Most likely the person sitting at the bench.
  15. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic '32 Tudor, chopped, channeled, stovebolt--finished!   

    I like it. Great color too.