charlie8575

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  1. charlie8575 added a post in a topic '58 Edsel Wagon   

    I was thinking of getting one of these; this cements it.
    What are you using to remove his mold release if Bleche-Wite doesn't do it?
    Charlie Larkin
  2. charlie8575 added a post in a topic My worst fears realized   

    Everything Bill said.
    Hang in there, Harry. We're all pulling for you.
    Charlie Larkin
  3. charlie8575 added a post in a topic I think it's time to say goodbye to Florida   

    Sounds like the reason I really want to get out of EMass, and head to CMass or WMass. New Hampshire and Maine are on the radar, too.
    A big move like that can be daunting, but you can do it. Start building your network as best you can and hopefully you'll hit the ground wheels down, if not already rolling.
    Charlie Larkin
  4. charlie8575 added a post in a topic '68 Plymouth Fury. Mass. State Police UPDATE 8/25/16   

    Very nice.
    Where did you get the MSP decals?
    Charlie Larkin
  5. charlie8575 added a post in a topic A reasonably SERIOUS new-tool '70 Charger Revell is hiding in plain sight...   

    Assuming they do a set, looks like it'll be MCG photo-etch to the rescue.
    Charlie Larkin
  6. charlie8575 added a post in a topic Hmm, another brass-era Model T I'm going to have to have, I think!   

    Ooohhh...we'll need to get one or two of these for the shelf.
    Charlie Larkin
  7. charlie8575 added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone news   

    Dave, do you have an item number assigned yet?
    I'm working at one of our local shops and I want to make sure we get 2 or 3 of these on the shelf ASAP.
    Charlie Larkin
  8. charlie8575 added a post in a topic A reasonably SERIOUS new-tool '70 Charger Revell is hiding in plain sight...   

    I wonder if that taillight panel, which doesn't have the R/T badge on it, means we're getting a standard-trim, 318-powered car? That would certainly be different for a model, and if that LA is good, i'll buy a whole bunch of these just for the engine/transmission.
    My dad had a '68 new, with a 318. He loved it. The aerodynamics on this car were so good, he regularly got 25-27 at 60, and even with the 318, it would get up to 120, and there was still rod on the loud pedal.
    He was living in Connecticut at the time, and one of his co-workers needed to go back up to Lawrence, Ma. when his son took very, very ill. They were down on the Connecticut shoreline in Startford, making this about a 200-mile run. His co-worker's ratty old Chevy wasn't going to make it up and back, so Dad let him use his Charger, and asked him to return it with some gas.
    Later that evening, the other guy, Pete, I think his name was, came back.
    Dad: That was quick. Everything okay?
    Pete: Yeah, he'll be allright, but in the hospital for a few days. I didn't think that Charger would move that quickly.
    Dad: Oh? So, I'm curious...how fast does it go?
    Pete: Roy, trust me, you don't want to know.
    Charlie Larkin
  9. charlie8575 added a post in a topic 1940 Ford Coupe Barn Find Diorama   

    You did a very good job with this, Riley. I'm curious, as I didn't see any mention of it- what was the reaction of the spectators to your work?
    Charlie Larkin
  10. charlie8575 added a post in a topic Harvard Forest Dioramas in Petersham, Mass.   

    What a cool little Indian motorcycle; that's one I would love to see in 1/25. Those dioramas are gorgeous.
    I have friends out that way, sometime, I'm going to have to make a little extra time to go poke through the museum.
    Charlie Larkin
  11. charlie8575 added a post in a topic A reasonably SERIOUS new-tool '70 Charger Revell is hiding in plain sight...   

    The tooling looks good. Once the stock version with the irreligious (i.e., un-holey) hood and back seat come out, I'm in. I always liked the '70s.
    A non-R/T grille would be nice. I'm not a good enough hacker to correct that. Maybe one of the resin-casters can.
    I'd build a 318 car, myself.
    Charlie Larkin
  12. charlie8575 added a post in a topic Container for Soaking in Super Clean   

    That's what I use, too. The Zip-Loc/Gladware/store brand equivalent. I find the ones that are about shoebox size are good for the bodies; I use a couple of the 2-cup containers with screw-on lids for small parts.
     
    Charlie Larkin
  13. charlie8575 added a post in a topic Is it true???   


    What Richard said. I absolutely agree with Jesse in principle, but, if it'll move plastic and I can still make a non-molested car out of it, I can work with it.
    Chariie Larkin
  14. charlie8575 added a post in a topic 88 Times a Day....Smartphones   

    I put maps back in my car. I really like them better.
    I use my brain-damaged phone (defective) quite a bit, but I don't think it's quite 88 times/day, although I do a little side-work that requires use of it, and when it does, my nose is buried in it (said side-work is why I got the thing.)
    I use Google Maps to locate things, especially if I have to plan travel for the side-job; I only very rarely use it to actually navigate, largely because I'm very familiar with my little corner of the world.
    I do use Google Maps to go to NNL-East, because the roads around there are completely crazy, and it's the only way I can find my way around, because I have no town road atlases for northern NJ. I also use it when I'm going to NYC because I get lost there very easily, and all the maps in the world couldn't help me. Beyond that, I'll use it in completely unfamiliar territory for which I have no good local maps to use in the car.
    I use my phone at home more, and lately, with all these crazy spoof/fruad/political calls (sometimes, it's 3 calls in 1,) and I like having a phone in the house.
    No tattoos here, either.
    Charlie Larkin
  15. charlie8575 added a post in a topic Is it true???   

    Don't forget AMT's new '66 Riviera c. 1999-2000.
    Charlie Larkin