Dave Ambrose

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About 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 I don't do hot rods. Well, maybe I do.   

    So....this is for anything but a car, right?
  2. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Will Slow Down of Cottage Industry Slow the Hobby?   

    There are young people building models. They're even doing high quality builds. But, they're building Gundams, not cars. My daughter builds Gundams, and we go to the Gundam Guys show in Fullerton. I'm usually the oldest guy in the room. I think if we made a place for the science fiction modelers, they would come. We'd probably get a lot from each other too.
  3. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Jeff Lindstrom`s: 1930 Ford Model A -10 1/2 second race car on the "Work Bench" 9/10/16   

    Yet another great build, John. The scratchbuilding and paint detailing is superb.
  4. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Virus on this site   

    Our ads are served by Google. I don't expect that to be an infection route, though sites like Yahoo! aren't nearly as diligent about the ads they serve.
    If you did get infected via one of our ads, let me know and I'll get with Google. I've already tagged a few as inappropriate for this site.
    I'm moving this thread to General.
  5. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic New Content   

    I just looked at your profile and didn't see anything amiss. Did you accidentally mark the entire site as "read"?
  6. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic how do I change/edit my forum name?   

    We can change your name, and even merge accounts. Send me a PM and I'll fix it.
  7. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Real Frigin' Lacquer thinner!   

    Yes.  I found an old can in the shed. I'm very happy. They still sell the real stuff in Aridzona and Nevada. Maybe a road trip is in order?
  8. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Site is loading topics slow   

    It also looks like we're a little overdue for some database maintenance. I can do it this weekend. Expect to see the site down for about 15 minutes or so.
  9. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Forum Rules and the "Warning Counter" Explained in Detail   

    I can change your profile name to something else. Just send me a PM.
  10. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Tough question at my age!   

    I'm in a similar situation, tho not as bad. I went up to the rafters and did a quick count. Hmmm.....that's more than I thought. Worse yet, Mary, my wife, poked her head up there. I got busted. My kit buying has slowed dramatically. It took a little while to come to terms with that, but I'm OK.
    I look at my kit stash and I like it. I'm looking forward to building them all, and at this point, that's not too unrealistic. I have relatively few duplicates, tho I do have some, and those are mostly intentional. If Rachael can slow down with the raffle wins, I'll be in good shape. 
    Unfortunately, my build rate has slowed due to other priorities, but in the long run, that's not a bad thing either. At the end of our current project chain, I will have a new workshop. With a spray booth and air compressor. That will make building much easier.
    I don't expect to be slacking, but I'm looking forward to retirement too.
  11. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic What kind of job do you have?   

    Perhaps unsurprisingly, I'm a software engineer. I do a lot of stuff, but I mostly design systems that scrape information off paper and get it into somebody's computer.
  12. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Favorite Fast Food   

    Here in San Diego, Rubio's is our go-to fast food place. They are best known for their very tasty fish tacos, but they have other stuff too. I only occasionally get tired of them.
  13. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Make real paper conical air filters   

    That's very clever. I'm totally gonna steal your method.
  14. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Rising price of our hobby   

    I think the big difference for new kits is that you're trying to pay for the molds on a much smaller kit volume. Back in the '60's you could sell hundreds of thousands, or even millions of kits. Now days, it's 10s of thousands. That's probably most of the price difference.
    Now that I have the '30 coupe kit in hand, I can see that Revell is taking a more modular approach to their molds and kits. That's going to help a lot with pricing.
    Royalties also play a part, but that's usually on a per unit basis.
     
  15. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic When did color fall out of favor?   

    I like colorful cars. My Xterra was bright yellow. In 13 years of driving it, only one person ever pulled out in front of me. We replaced it with a blue Frontier pickup truck. We had the hardest time getting one in something other than SoCal drab. I swear that 95% of the cars around here are black, white, silver, or some kind of metallic beige.