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About charlie8575

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  • Birthday 08/05/1975

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  • Location Marlborough, Ma.
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  1. charlie8575 added a post in a topic My Chrysler A 318 poly head engine 3d printed at home   

    Very impressive. I'm definitely buying at least two or three of these with the single 2-bbl.
    Charlie Larkin
  2. charlie8575 added a post in a topic What Pleased You Today!   

    I've given serious thought to taking a CAD class. If all else doesn't pan out, I honestly wouldn't mind doing my own design work, or working doing that.
    I turn in my key tomorrow, and I don't want to do it like this, but five of eight weeks not being paid on-time or paid in full, with a generally-deteriorating workplace relationship is all I can take.
    I've decided to look into going back into teaching, and have applied to a few schools. I'm keeping my options open for a few things, ranging from re-starting my business (and one of the reasons I'm looking at taking a CAD class,) to going back into real estate in some capacity, as well as a few tide-me-over things while I sort it all out.
    Charlie Larkin
  3. charlie8575 added a post in a topic Scratch Building an Aussie Ford Falcon **New update,24/6/17**   

    Pure awesome.
    Charlie Larkin
  4. charlie8575 added a post in a topic 1958 Bonneville Convertible with a 50ies look   

    Curious- what's wrong with the lettering? And where did you get the photo-etch?
    Charlie Larkin
  5. charlie8575 added a post in a topic Model rubber tire rot, has it happened to you.   

    While I wont go into histrionics over it, it has two major problems:
    1. They can be difficult to mold so they look right.
    2. The molds to make them would probably be more expensive.
    3. Painting them would be difficult, unless you mold the wheels separately, which could make assembly difficult.
    Charlie Larkin
  6. charlie8575 added a post in a topic Model rubber tire rot, has it happened to you.   

    I really wonder if there's a better material to make tires out of?
    Silicone, perhaps?
    Charlie Larkin
  7. charlie8575 added a post in a topic What Pleased You Today!   

    Writing the letter of resignation that I've needed to write for the last six months, but circumstances prevented it.
    I'm not immediately transitioning into a new job, per se, but I have some applications out, and a few more going out. One of my customers is retiring from his job, and I might be able to pick up some of his work, at least for the summer, maybe a bit longer if I need to, running in and out of Logan.
    The letter hasn't gone in yet, but it will most likely be tomorrow or Tuesday.
    Dad said it was the best letter of resignation he had ever seen, enumerating all my concerns and all my grievances, and not showing one sign of bitterness. I have to say, I was rather pleased with it, myself.
    The simple act of writing it and having it ready to turn in has actually made me feel better.
    Charlie Larkin
  8. charlie8575 added a post in a topic Moebius 1955 Chrysler 300   

    Coming out nicely.
    Charlie Larkin
  9. charlie8575 added a post in a topic Okay, I moved the party and there's no voting, but there's likes, the rest basically stays the same, come up with one idea for a model kit and work it out   

    I'm in. And with the cost of tooling and design rapidly falling, I can really s-t-r-e-t-c-h that money out. With some care and a little careful planning, I might even be able to actually work up two or three kits and keep it within budget.
    Don't think I won't try.
    Charlie Larkin
  10. charlie8575 added a post in a topic NNL East and the most wanted list!   

    A snap Disco Bird would be quite alright with me. With the amount of time I don't have, I'm finding I really like the new snap kits as an alternative to full-detail.
    The resin body looks good. I'd also consider that if it came complete with interior and correct wheels, perhaps sized to fit the Pegasus whitewall tires. The Diamond Jubilee Edition is a pretty package.
    I suggested the 1950 Buick Special Sedanette. The frame, floors and front suspension are done with the '50 Olds. Buick used Torque-tube drives, so the rear suspension would require 3-5 new parts (torque tube, rear axle if separate, and two springs,) engine/transmission, body and interior. It's a rare, but well-liked body with all walks of 1:1 automotive life.
    I also requested the re-issue of the Museum Pieces.
    I'd by a correct Mercer. I'd also buy a non-Ford/Chevy/over-the-top 1930s car. That Buick would be ideal. There are a bunch more I'd like to see.
    Charlie Larkin
  11. charlie8575 added a post in a topic Revell Q2/Q3 Flyer   

    Interesting. Hobbytyme is expecting them in their warehouse last week of the month, +/- a couple of days.
    We'll know soon enough. I have six on order. Three sold, one for me, two for stock.
    Charlie Larkin
  12. charlie8575 added a post in a topic MPC Fuzz Buster Volare - lets kick it around   

    I think I might build mine sometime this year.
    I'll have to make cast duplicates of my Duster 340 (now I really need to learn how to do that,) and probably grab a 904 from M.A.D. at NNL-East.
    Figure out how to sand/fill those T-bars so they look decent, and then off to paint...I always liked that Chianti Red. Perhaps with the camel interior.
    Charlie Larkin
  13. charlie8575 added a post in a topic Update on Revell Model A Coupe and Roadster kits   

    Saw that in the store's e-Mail this morning. Definitely  very good news.
    Charlie Larkin
  14. charlie8575 added a post in a topic Revell Q2/Q3 Flyer   

    My salesman told me April 30 for the Suburbans a couple of days ago, along with a price increase from Revell.
    The Charger will be a strong seller, and I think the Torino in straight-stock form will move better than the S&H.
    The '64 Fairlane usually sells well. I expect no different, especially if the stock-ish parts are included. It'll be a nice base for one of MCW's bodies.
    A full-detail Mustang needs to happen.
    Very disappointed to see the Foose Eldo is not correctable (i.e., stock,) I really hope they'll do a stock version down the road. In stock form, I remember that it was usually a pretty high finisher in requested subject polls, and the stock version allows you to build a completely-customized version to your vision, not having to work with/around someone else's.
    Charlie Larkin
  15. charlie8575 added a post in a topic Tax added on Ebay now?   

    In Massachusetts, although you're "supposed" to collect tax, private sellers usually don't, nor do they at yard sales and such, which would be tough to do anyway, so the Commonwealth lets it go, it's not worth chasing.
    Now, if someone has a store or does eBay as a business venture, they yes, they collect Massachusetts sales tax.
    If you're an out-of-state buyer, they're supposed to waive it.
    Charlie Larkin