lordairgtar

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  1. lordairgtar added a post in a topic When the "solution" is the problem!   

    I have. The system works fine and we don't pay the fee for the testing. I can use my dealer where I bought my car or the tire shop in town. I personally prefer having techs that know something about cars than the chimps that worked at the old DMV places. I had one guy try and put the front wheels on the dynomometer thinking my 83 Mercury fox platform Marquis Brougham wagon was front wheel drive. I banged on the thick plate glass trying to get his attention. In the nick of time a woman inspector from the other lane made him stop and place the proper axle over the dyno.
  2. lordairgtar added a post in a topic When/What do you clear coat?   

    Sorry it took so long to get back to you. X-acto blade for paring of the bulk on the mold line, then light grit sand paper to smooth it out. Maybe a shot of primer, let dry, then sand to see if I got all the lows and highs. It's all trial and error sometimes to find the technique that works for you. Good lighting is always good.
     
  3. lordairgtar added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Got a Surf Woody in our model club raffle last Friday and also got a Ford inline six from an old Falcon kit. Did not know what it was until someone told me what. That engine was free in a box of parts.
     
  4. lordairgtar added a post in a topic When/What do you clear coat?   

    Each kit presents it's own problems/solutions. I usually go with the instruction sequence just because there might be an issue with fitment. That said, test fit all bits before gluing. If at all possible build in sub assemblies. Like do up the engine as a whole, (minus bits that are chrome or painted a different color) then maybe the next sub. Try and leave parts on the trees until you need them. That way, they stay easy to find (not always...Murphy's Law) and you won't be fretting over that last small bit that just was there a minute ago. Also, instead of breaking, use a small nipper/cutter or X-acto blade to remove part cleanly. Do not forget prework...cleaning mold lines, sprue tags, etc.
  5. lordairgtar added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Been to Top Fuel events. Wear ear plugs
     
  6. lordairgtar added a topic in General   

    Lotsa cars
    A lot are diecast, toys and such, but promos and built models too.
    http://www.kare11.com/mb/news/local/land-of-10000-stories/church-discovers-30000-cars-in-donated-house/88817062
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  7. lordairgtar added a post in a topic about how many models have you   

    After reading about this guy, we are all amatuers. Lots of die cast but some kits as well...and he willed it to his church.
    http://www.kare11.com/mb/news/local/land-of-10000-stories/church-discovers-30000-cars-in-donated-house/88817062
  8. lordairgtar added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    An old trick to fix faded and yellowed decals was to tape the decal sheet to a window. Art work facing the outside  where it would get exposure to the sun. Make sure window does not get condensation. After a couple of days or more, the paper should be closer to white again. I would then scan the decal onto new deacl paper and make a new copy. Or you could take a chance and spray a light coat of clear over the old decal and use that.
     
  9. lordairgtar added a post in a topic AMX GT SHOW CAR RESIN KIT   

    I think if one did do this car as a personal model build or as a resin offering I hope they realize the car has a lower roof line than a stock Javelin. Otherwise it will wind up looking like a pregnant Gremlin.
     
  10. lordairgtar added a post in a topic So why were "Suicide" doors used by the auto manufactures?   

    I'm the opposite. I want to read everything on the subject, especially that of anything relating to the automobile. Art does not have to prove anything about his auto history knowledge. Read the words...or not. You can pass over the posts from anyone if you think they may use too many words. I myself love the discussions that happen here, and I know that when I see a response from Art, I might learn something. At 61 years of age, I ain't stopped learnin'.
  11. lordairgtar added a post in a topic Finally getting organized!   

    Love the Packard Hawk brochure. They sure knew how to get you hooked with those beautiful adverts. I think they are worth saving.
     
  12. lordairgtar added a post in a topic Captain America Film Car: Design and Models   

    If some small manufacturer makes a resin model of this...grab it right then...because the thing will be expensive and rare. Just like the League Of Gentlemen model, it's going for stupid money now. Either that or start cobbling up the Rommell's Rod kit with the JoHan Mercedes Roadster kit.
     
  13. lordairgtar added a post in a topic Phew! Cigarette Smoke Removal From Styrene & Resin Parts - Help!!!   

     I was told in my youth that a little goes a long way and cologne is NOT French for bath substitute.
  14. lordairgtar added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    When it rains, it pours!!! Last night at model car club meeting it was rummage night so members brought stuff to sell...and sell they did. I got an Aero Vette and two 1/32nd scale 70 Novas and two 1/32nd scale 76? Novas, all four are Monogram I believe. Also got an unmolested 1/32 scale 65 or 66 Mustang fast back from the old AMT series of 1/32nd kits. I also won a 1/32nd scale Ranchero (reissue of the same series that the Mustang was part of) in the raffle. The Novas are kits that came with engines too. The newer Nova kit is not a very good one as the chassis detail is rather simplistic, but with one of the 70s chassis, I can make the 76 look great underneath.