SSNJim

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  • Location Bowie, MD
  • Full Name Jim Edwards

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  1. SSNJim added a post in a topic tamiya vs revell paints   

    Unfortunately, Revell paints are not sold in the US so I can't make a comparison. I have found the Tamiya paints don't work as well for brushing as, say, Testors. Tamiya metallic colors do seem to work pretty well for me. I've been using other than Tamiya for most brush painting.
  2. SSNJim added a post in a topic Is it true???   


    Found a frontal view. I think I like it.... Google "chopped purple Riviera" for more...
  3. SSNJim added a post in a topic Is it true???   

     

    This I would like to see more of. I don't think I've ever seen one of these chopped. Very different looking - I like this angle.
  4. SSNJim added a post in a topic When did color fall out of favor?   

    I saw a couple of cars over the past week that had that metallic finish you would see on some of the snap kits and other toy cars targeted towards younger kids. They weren't quite as shiny, but quite eye-catching. You certainly won't get lost in the crowd.
    After a bit of Googling, I found it is called chrome wrap. Apparently it's a fairly new thing.
  5. SSNJim added a post in a topic What predictions can we make for new kit releases in 2017?   

    I'd rather see the 2016 Trallfazz Belchfire 500. Bet they would sell a million of 'em!
  6. SSNJim added a post in a topic Lets See Some Muscle Bikes (banana seat bikes)   

    When did these become "muscle bikes"? I've heard them called Stingrays, banana seat bikes, 20 inchers and other things, but never muscle bike. I was a pre-teen or teen during the years these were popular. I never had one (I had a 26 inch 3 speed), but my brother and many of my friends did.
  7. SSNJim added a post in a topic Airbag recall... giant PITA!   

    I got three recall notices on my 2007 V6 Mustang - there was a temporary fix for the driver side (done), a permanent fix for the driver (awaiting parts), and the new passenger side recall.
     
  8. SSNJim added a post in a topic some corny jokes   

    You wanted more? Here's a few of the cleaner ones from my collection. Caution: Long post.
    ACURA A Car U Really Admire
    ACURA A Car Unquestionably Reliable Always
    ACURA A Classy, Unique, Race-ready Automovile
    ACURA All Cars Usually Require Adjustment
    ACURA All Customers Undergo Repair Anxiety
    ACURA Americans Can Underestimate Routine Accidents
    ACURA Another Crummy, Useless, Rotten Automobile
    ACURA Any Child Understands Real Automobiles
    ACURA Asia's Curse Upon Rural America
    ACURA Automobile Causes Universal Road Accidents
    ALFA ROMEO All Loosely Fitted Accessories Remain On Motorway Enraging Others
    AMC A Major Cost
    AMC A Morons Car
    AMC A Mutated Car
    AMC Active Mom Carrier
    AMC All Makes Combined
    ASTON MARTIN Anglophiles Seek To Own, Now Many Are Really Trashy, I Notice
    AUDI Accelerates Under Demonic Influence
    AUDI Aging, Unfulfilled Dentists' Investment
    AUDI Always Undermining Deutsche Intelligence
    AUDI Another Ugly Deutsche Invention
    AUDI Attention: User Doesn't Indicate!
    AUDI Automobile Under Demonic Influence
    AUDI Automobile Unfortunately Devaluates Immediately
    AUDI Automobile Unsafe Designs, Inc.
    AUDI Awfully Unsafe Designs Implemented
    BEETLE Battered Everywhere; Expect To Lose Engine
    BEETLE By Everyone's Experience, They Last Eternally!
    BENTLEY British Excess Needs To Leave Everywhere, Yesterday
    BMW Babbling Mechanical Wench
    BMW Bad Mans Wheels
    BMW Barely Moving Wreck
    BMW Bavarian Meat Wagon
    BMW Bavarian Money Waster
    BMW Beastly Monstrous Wonder
    BMW Beastly Monstrous Wonder
    BMW Beautiful Masterpiece on Wheels
    BMW Beautiful Masterpieces on Wheels
    BMW Beautiful Mechanical Wonder
    BMW Big Money Waste
    BMW Big Money Wasted
    BMW Big Money Waster
    BMW Big Money Works
    BMW Big Money. Why?
    BMW Big Mormon Wagon
    BMW Bikes Made Wonderful
    BMW Blasphemous Motorized Wreck
    BMW Born Moderately Wealthy
    BMW Bought My Wife
    BMW Brakes Maybe Work
    BMW Break My Wallet
    BMW Break My Window
    BMW Break My Windows
    BMW Break My Windshield
    BMW Breaks Most Wrenches
    BMW Bring Mama's Wallet
    BMW Bring Massive Wallet
    BMW Bring More Wampum
    BMW Bring More Wrenches
    BMW Bring My Wallet
    BMW Brings Me Women
    BMW Brings More Women
    BMW Broke Man Walking
    BMW Broke My Wallet
    BMW Broken Money Waster
    BMW Broken Monstrous Wonder
    BMW Brutal Money Waster
    BMW Bumbling Mechanical Wretch
    BMW Busted My Wallet
    BMW But Might Work
    BUICK barfed up icky Carmel korn
    BUICK Bearing Unimpressive I4s, Current as Kennedy
    BUICK Big Ugly Imitation Chrome King
    BUICK Big Ugly Import Car Killer
    BUICK Big Ugly Indestructible Car Killer
    BUICK Big Ugly Indestructible Compact Killer
    BUICK Big, Ugly Idiot's Cat Killer
    BUICK Big, Ugly Imitation Chrome King
    BUICK Big, Ugly Import Car Killer
    BUICK Big, Underpowered, Impressing China Keenly
    BUICK Bought Understanding It Can't Kickbutt
    BUICK Built Using Inferior Car Knowledge
    CADILLAC Can American Designers Invent Lovely Lines? Apparently, Can't.
    CADILLAC Car And Driver Indicates Lady Luck Abandoned Consumer
    CADILLAC Certified As Detroit's Inadequate, Lumbering Luxury Automotive Catastrophe
    CADILLAC Chrome Accents Decorate In Lavish, Luxurious, Aristocratic Car
    CADILLAC Colossal Automobile Delights Individuals with Lumbering Luxury And Comfort
    CADILLAC Costly Automobile Delivers Indulgent Luxury, Lavishness And Comfort
    CADILLAC Crazy And Demented Idiots Like Large American Cars
    CADILLAC Crazy Aunt Drives It Like a Lunatic Across the Country
    CAMARO Can't America Make A Real One?
    CHEVROLET Can Hear Every Valve Rap On Long Extended Trips
    CHEVROLET Can Hear Every Valve Rattle On Long Extended Trips
    CHEVROLET Can Hear Every Valve Rattle, Oil Leaks Every Time
    CHEVROLET Can Hear Every Valve Rattle, On Long, Extended Trips
    CHEVROLET Can't Hear Excessive Valve Rap Over Lousy Engine Timing
    CHEVROLET Car Has Extensive Valve Rattle On Long Extended Trips
    CHEVROLET Cheap Heap, Every Valve's Rotten, Oil Leaks, Exhaust Too
    CHEVROLET Cheap Heaps: Expect Very Routine Owner Letdowns, Excessive Trouble
    CHEVROLET Cheap, Hardly Efficient, Virtually Runs On Luck Every Time
    CHEVROLET Cheap, Heavily Equipped Vehicle Running On Least Expensive Tires
    CHEVROLET Clutch Hangs, Every Valve Rattles, Oil Leaks Every Time
    CHEVROLET Condition Hopeless, Entire Vehicle Relies On Leftover Engine Technology
    CHEVROLET Constantly Having Every Vehicle Recalled Over Little Engineering Troubles
    CHEVROLET Constantly Having Every Vehicle Recalled Over Lousy Engineering Techniques
    CHEVROLET Cracked Heads, Every Valve Rattles, Oil Leaks Every Time
    CHEVROLET Cracked Heads, Every Valve Rattles, Oil Leaks, Engine Ticks
    CHEVROLET Cracked Heads, Every Valve's Rotten, Oil Leaks Every Time
    CHEVY Cheapest Heap Ever enVisioned Yet
    CHRYSLER Can Hear Revs, Yet Sense Little Engine Reaction
    CHRYSLER Can't Have Refund. You're Stuck Loser -- Endless Repairs
    CHRYSLER Can't He Repair Your Slow, Leaky, Expensive Rustbucket
    CHRYSLER Car Having Really Yucky Stupid Lazy Engine Runs
    CHRYSLER Company Has Recommended You Start Learning Engine Repair
    CHRYSLER Could Have Remained Your Sickly Lame Elderly Relative's
    CITROEN Car Is Thoroughly Rotten -- Overhauls Endlessly Needed
    CITROEN Crummy Interior, Terrible Road-holding, Owned Entirely by Nitwits
    DODGE Daily Overhauls Do Get Expensive
    DODGE Darn Old Dirty Gas Eater
    DODGE Darn Ole Dirty Gas Eater
    DODGE Dangerous On Days Gears Engage
    DODGE Dead Old Dog Going East
    DODGE Dead On Day Guarantee Expires
    DODGE Dead On Delivery, Go Easy
    DODGE Dead On Delivery, Guarantee Expired
    DODGE Dead Or Dying Garbage Emitter
    DODGE Dear Old Dads Garage Experiment
    DODGE Death Overcomes Driver's Generous Ego
    DODGE Dem Old Dudes Go Everywhere
    DODGE Dies On Day Guarantee Expires
    DODGE Doddering Old Dudes Get Excited
    DODGE Drips Oil & Drops Grease Everywhere
    DODGE Drips Oil Drops Grease Everywhere
    DODGE Drips Oil, Drops Grease Everywhere
    DODGE Drips Oil, Drops Grease, Everywhere
    DODGE Drips Oil, Drops Greese Everywhere
    EDSEL Every Day Some Engineer Laughs
    EDSEL Every Day Something Else Leaks
    FIAT Failed Italian Automotive Technology
    FIAT Failure in Automotive Technology
    FIAT Feeble Italian Attempt at Transportation
    FIAT Feeble Italians Attempt Transportation
    FIAT Fiat Is Always Trouble
    FIAT Fix It Again Tom
    FIAT Fix It Again Tony
    FIAT Fix It Again Tony?
    FIAT Fix It Again, Tony
    FIAT Fix It Again, Tony!
    FIAT Fix It All the Time
    FIAT Fixed It Again Today
    FIAT Found In A Trashcan
    FIAT Futile Italian Attempt at Transportation
    FORD Fabricated Of Refried Dung
    FORD Fails On Rainy Days
    FORD Fantastically Orgasmic Realistic Dream
    FORD Fast Only Rolling Down Hill
    FORD Fast Only Rolling Downhill
    FORD Fastest On Race Day
    FORD Fatally Obese Redneck Driver
    FORD Fault Of R&D
    FORD Faulty, Obsolete Racing Device
    FORD Fifth On Race Day
    FORD Fill Oil Reservoir Daily
    FORD Finally Obsolete Racing Device
    FORD Fine Off Road Driver
    FORD Finest on Reliability & Durability
    FORD Fireball On Rear Denting
    FORD First On Race Day
    FORD First On Recall Day
    FORD First On Road to Dump
    FORD First On Rust and Deterioration
    FORD First Owners Recommend Dodge
    FORD Fix Or Recycle Dilemma
    FORD Fix or Repair Daily
    FORD Fixed Or Repaired Daily
    FORD Flimsy Old Rebuilt Dodge
    FORD Flipped Over Roadside Disaster
    FORD Flipping Over Results in Death
    FORD Follow Our Rusty Dogsled
    FORD Foot On Road Decelerates
    FORD For Old Retarded Derelicts
    FORD Forced On Reluctant Drivers
    FORD Fords Only Roll Downhill
    FORD Foreign Office Research Department
    FORD Fork Over Repair Dough
    FORD Forlorn, Old, Ratridden Dustbin
    FORD Formed Of Rejected DNA
    FORD Forward Only -- Reverse Defective
    FORD Forward Only; Reverse Defective
    FORD Fouled Out Re-done Dodge
    FORD Found On Redneck Driveway
    FORD Found on Road Dead
    FORD Found On Rubbish Dump
    FORD Found On Rubbish Dumps
    FORD Free Or Reduced Drastically
    FORD Frequent Opinion: Really Disappointed
    FORD Frequent Overhaul, Rapid Deterioration
    FORD Frigin' Old Rebuilt Dodge
    FORD Full Of Rusty Dirt
    FORD Fumes and Odors Readily Detectable
    FORD funky old rebuilt dodge
    FORD Funny Old Rattling Dump
    FORD Funny, Old, Rattling Dump
    GLC Goofy Losers Car
    GLH Goes Like Hell!
    GM Garbage Motors
    GM Generally Miserable
    GM Government Motors
    GM Grossly Misconceived
    GMC Garage Mans Companion
    GMC Garage Man's Companion
    GMC Generally Malfunctions Completely
    GMC Generally Mediocre Cars
    GMC Generic Made Chevy
    GMC Gererally Mediocre Cars
    GMC Get More Cash
    GMC Get More Chicks
    GMC Gets Mechanics Crazy
    GMC Gods Mechanical Curse
    GMC God's Mechanical Curse
    GMC Good Mountain Climber
    GMC Got Mechanic Coming
    GMC Got Mechanic Coming
    GMC Gotta Mechanic Coming?
    GMC Great Motor Car
    GMC Great Mountain Climber
    GMC Great, More BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH
    GMC Greatest Mistake Created
    GMC Greatly Maligned Cars
    GMC Grief & Misery Combined
    GMC Grossly Misconceived Creations
    HOLDEN Heaps Of Lead Doing Entirely Nothing
    HOLDEN Heaps Of Loud, Distorted Engine Noises
    HOLDEN Heavy Oil Leaks, Deafening Engine Noise
    HOLDEN Holden Owners Lose Drags Every Night
    HOLDEN Holes, Oil Leaks, Dents and Engine Noise
    HOLDEN Hope Our Luck Doesn't End Now
    HOLDEN Horrible Old Lump of Decrepit Engineering Nonsense
    HOLDEN Horrible, Obscene, Loud, Disgusting Engine Noises
    HOLDEN Hot Oil Leaks Down Every Night
    HONDA Had One Never Did Again
    HONDA Had One, Never Did Again
    HONDA Hallmark Of Non-Descript Automobiles
    HONDA Hallmark Of Non-Destructable Automobiles
    HONDA Hallmark Of Non-Destructible Automobiles
    HONDA Hand Over Numerous Dollars to Asians
    HONDA Hang On, Not Done Accelerating
    HONDA Happy Owners Never Drive Anything else
    HONDA Harley Owners Need A Dependable Alternative
    HONDA Harley Owners Need Dependable Alternative
    HONDA Harley Owners Need Dependable Assistance
    HONDA Has Only Normal, Dull Attributes
    HONDA Hated, Old, Noisy, Damaged Automobile
    HONDA Highly Overpriced Non-Domestic Automobile
    HONDA History Of No Dramatic Acceleration
    HONDA Hold On Not Done Accelerating
    HONDA Hold on Not Done Accelerating!!
    HONDA Hold On, Not Done Accelerating
    HONDA Hold Overs Not Doing Anything
    HONDA Honda Owners Need Depends Always
    HONDA Horsepower Option Never Did Appear
    HYUNDAI Here's Y U Never Drive An Import
    HYUNDAI Hope You Understand No Dependable Autos Included
    HYUNDAI Hope You Understand Nothing's Drivable And Inexpensive
    HYUNDAI How Your Usual Nerd Drives An Import
    IROC I Race Old Cars
    IROC I Reek Of Cologne
    IROC Idiots Ride Of Choice
    IROC Italian Retard Out Cruisin'
    JAGUAR Jerks Are Giving Unasked Advice Regularly
    JAGUAR Jesus! Another Ghastly, Unbelievably Annoying Repair
    JAGUAR Junk Always Going Under At Repair shop
    JAGUAR Just Another Gearbox Under Annual Repair
    JEEP Jinxed Engine has Extra Parts
    JEEP Jump Excitedly in Every Pothole
    JEEP Jumps Everything Ever Parked
    JEEP Junk Electrical and Emissions Parts
    JEEP Junk Engineering Executed Poorly
    JEEP Junk Everyone Eagerly Purchases
    JEEP Junk Everyone Eyes for Parts
    JEEP Just Eats Every Part
    JEEP Just Empty Every Pocket
    JEEP JUST Enough Engine Power?
    JEEP Just Enough Essential Parts
    JEEP Just Expect Endless Problems
    JEEP Just Expect Excessive Problems
  9. SSNJim added a post in a topic Favorite Fast Food   

    I don't remember them being on a baguette, but it's hard to tell after it comes out of a panini press, especially after 26 years.  I'll check into that. Thanks for the lead, Bill! 
  10. SSNJim added a post in a topic Favorite Fast Food   

    Maybe the Europeans here know about these sandwiches we got in Toulon in the 90s. They were cheeseburgers with fries between the bread or buns, and pressed in a panini grill. They were bread - burger - cheese - fries - bread. They were great, and we called them smashed burgers. Never found out the real name, and haven't seen them since. Most of them came from street vendors - I don't remember seeing them in cafes.
    Any one know of these?
  11. SSNJim added a post in a topic Styrene cements   

    Model Master 8872C is what I use. It seems to be a little thick, and has a good working time. It comes in a baseball diamond shaped bottle with a long thin applicator. The Model Master version has a metal applicator, and the Testors version has a plastic one. Same cement, different bottles - I prefer the metal.
  12. SSNJim added a post in a topic Favorite Fast Food   

    There's a small up and coming chain in the DC area called Elevation Burgers that I really like. Their cheese and milkshakes are superb. For burgers, it's a toss-up between them and a single restaurant in Front Royal, VA called Spelunker's.
    Jersey Mike's is my choice for subs - I love their bread. I like the macaroni and cheese pizza at Cici's, too.
    There's still a few Roy Rogers left in the DC area. I rarely eat there, thought
     
  13. SSNJim added a post in a topic Revell vs. Aoshima Datsun 720, any reccomendations?   

    The Revell is a full detail kit, with an engine and 4 wheel drive. The Aoshima is a lowered curbside 4WD. Both have the flares molded to the body. The kits have nothing in common other than the subject matter.
  14. SSNJim added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    I saw a late model Chevy van with what appeared to be a Cadillac Escalade front end on it today on I-95 near the MD-DE border. Only got a glimpse of it since he was southbound and I was northbound.