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About SSNJim

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  • Location Bowie, MD
  • Full Name Jim Edwards

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  1. SSNJim added a post in a topic Ollie's strike again   

    The Ollie's in Jessup had the 90/91 LX Mustang, 99 Mustang SVT, Speedwagon, Sox & Martin GTX, VW Rabbit, Ivo's Showboat, SW&C Willys, Hayes T-Bird, Dodge VTS Ram, Jukebox Ford, and others, along with the generous supply of older Lindberg kits. Nice selection.
  2. SSNJim added a post in a topic Rapid Transit System " paint code cuda "   

    I was wondering how you were masking this. There's no sign of masking materials in the pictures, and I can't imagine taping off the whole car each time you change colors. I do very few multicolor paint jobs.
    Very nice work. Looking forward to seeing the results.
  3. SSNJim added a post in a topic Is it just me, or has the site slowed down again?   

    I have a similar one. When I click on the last read post button (the dot to the left of the topic title), it may take me to page 4 of 5. I read page 4 and go to page 5. When I click back to try to get back to the index, it won't change pages. It will usually go back if I don't change pages (4 to 5).
    In that case, I generally right click on the back button. It will present a list of the pages I've recently viewed in order. I select the page I want to go to, and it works. The reason I say the page I want to go to is that there is often advertising links between the pages I choose, and I may have to skip them. I use IE11 as my browser. 
  4. SSNJim added a post in a topic some corny jokes   

    I lay awake at night thinking how awful it would be to suffer from insomnia.
    A quick guide on how to fall downstairs:
    Step 1
    Step 6
    Steps 8, 10, 11, 12, 13
    I bought a pair of shoes from a drug dealer. I don’t know what he laced them with but I’ve been tripping all day.
    Just heard that a woman is on trial for beating her husband to death with his guitar collection. 
    The judge asked, "First offender?" 
    She says, "No, first a Gibson, then a Fender!"
    Life was so much simpler before I got married, I mean who'd have thought there was a wrong way of putting the milk back in the  fridge?
  5. SSNJim added a post in a topic Revell Q2/Q3 Flyer   

    Signs I've seen on hobby shop doors:
    Unattended children will be sold.
    Unattended children will be given an espresso and a free puppy.
  6. SSNJim added a post in a topic Old Kits: To Build / Rebuild or Not   

    I typically won't buy a glue bomb unless it is an unusual kit, or has a part I've lost over the years. The last few I bought were a 1971 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler, 1960 Corvair 4 door, 1961 Pontiac Tempest 4 door, 1961 Dodge Phoenix,1969 Lincoln Continental, 1971 Ford Pinto, 1966-ish Olds Toronado, and 1960 Pontiac. Those you don't find unbuilt for less than $25 (The Cyclone and Corvair were more expensive, but comparably priced to a modern kit that's been reissued ad nauseum). All were complete and mostly undamaged, and built to various skill levels. The ones I have started on have disassembled pretty cleanly. I'm working on them at a glacial speed.
  7. SSNJim added a post in a topic Front wheel drive   

    Revell Ford Focus
    Revell Acura Integra
    Revell 199x Pontiac Grand Prix
    AMT Ford Taurus
    MPC Cavalier
    Johan Toronado/Eldorado
    Just a few off the top of my head. They all have somewhat detailed FWD drivetrains.I think there is an Revell Acura RSX, and some other Anerican Honda Civics with detailed FWD also, Plenty out there, it depends on what you're looking for. Many of those above can be had pretty cheaply.
  8. SSNJim added a post in a topic Snowed in today..movie??   

    You only got two hours out of the Nova?
  9. SSNJim added a topic in General   

    Ever seen an engine run before?
    From the inside?
    Very cool - a flathead engine with a glass head.
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  10. SSNJim added a post in a topic some corny jokes   

    Here's a few more. Been kind of quite here.
    What's brown and sticky?
    ... a stick!
    A man went to a psychiatrist. "Doc," he said, "I keep having these alternating recurring dreams. First I'm a teepee, then I'm a wigwam, then I'm a teepee, and then I'm a wigwam. It's driving me crazy. What's wrong with me?"
    The doctor replied, "It's very simple. You're two tents."
    My racing snail isn't doing very well in his races at the moment.
    I've removed his shell to reduce weight and make him more aerodynamic.
    It hasn't worked.
    If anything it's made him more sluggish.
    I've just bought a gun from a tyrannosaurus Rex. He's a small arms dealer.
  11. SSNJim added a post in a topic Offbeat Places You Have Purchased Model Kits?   

    Up until probably the mid-90's, I used to be able to find them just about everywhere I went. I've found them at Williamsburg Pottery, Radio Shack, convenience stores, dollar stores, auto part stores, gas stations, gift shops, toy stores, drug stores, and on and on. I don't remember ever being in a hobby shop from when I was a teen in the 70's to the late 80's.
  12. SSNJim added a post in a topic Wounded warrior model kit donations   

    I wasn't saying don't do it; I was saying if you were interested in helping veterans, there are better ways. It all depends on what your goal is. Again, the American Legion, VFW, DAV or other veteran service organizations will probably know who will take your donations.
  13. SSNJim added a post in a topic Wounded warrior model kit donations   

    Somehow many of the unopened model kits I pick up in thrift stores seem to have some sort of veteran build program label on them. How effective are those programs to have veterans build models? Not very, from my experience.
    I would donate cash to legitimate veterans' organizations or volunteer your time to help veterans. Contact your nearest American Legion or VFW to determine who is legitimate. The main interest of those two organizations is the welfare of veterans. They can, and will, help you to provide useful services to veterans, or donate cash to somewhere it will do some good.
    Just my two cents from someone who spent 16 years punching holes in the ocean.
  14. SSNJim added a post in a topic Supercharger   

    The most obvious one would be the supercharged Ford 3.8L in the Revell Thunderbird SC kits, and some of their Cougars. A few of the Cougars came with the 302 V-8.
    As far as non-Ford 3.8s, see above.
  15. SSNJim added a post in a topic Allison Thunderland body parts   

    Unfortunately the Allison Thunderbird kit doesn't have any red taillights included. It has custom taillights molded into the body. Modelhaus had tail lights for the 69s, but that's not an option any longer.
    I'm considering a custom T-bird that won't require the rear valance. If I decide to do it, you can have mine but it is still only in the planning phases, so it may be a while.
    Out of curiosity, does your original issue 69 have the T-bird insignia on the C pillar? The Allison's C pillar doesn't.