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  1. On 8/23/2020 at 12:32 AM, StevenGuthmiller said:

    All valid points I suppose.

    It's just a question that starts rolling around in my head whenever I hear people talking abut decanting paint.


    I do have to point out that you apparently have made a mistake in your quantity calculation.

    500 ml is equivalent to a little over 16 fluid ounces.

    I'm pretty sure that Tamiya doesn't make 16 ounce spray cans. :D


    I also want to address your concern about flammability of lacquers sent in the mail.

    I order from Scale Finishes, MCW and Alclad quite frequently and have yet to have a package burst into flames. :D

    I would worry more about breakage or spillage than flammability, and I have yet to have any of those issues in many years of ordering lacquers through the mail.

    The vendors of these products are all very conscientious and package their wares extremely well.


    In my case, as I'm sure is the case with many others, Tamiya products are a mail order experience as well.

    In over 30 years of living in two different cities, I have never seen a can of Tamiya paint in either a hobby shop, or any other store, with the exception of the occasional can of primer.


    Unless I want to use Testors, (which I don't care to) ordering by mail is a must.







  2. A very nice job of a difficult model, much better than the one I built years ago.

    I had a 1:1 ‘32 sport coupe for many years and added an inline fuel filter very much like your model shows because I was tired of getting stranded with the needle/seat plugged with tank crud. When I saw your model it made me wonder if you had the same real life trouble I did!


  3. Wow! I love it! Brings back memories…….

    My parents actually had two, brand new, 1956 Plymouth wagons, a lower trim level though- Savoy or something like that. Both 6 cylinders and 3 on the tree. The reason they had two was the first, light green colored, one didn’t make it thru the first year- total lemon. The second in quite ugly gray wasn’t much better. I remember the dashboard ashtray was quite crude and sounded like fingernails on a blackboard when you pulled it open. This was quite a disappointment from the excellent quality our 1954 Plymouth had, so it was back to Chevrolet for them after that. 

  4. When I click on the Forum button the section that used to be the first up is now gone. This is the section where news/progress of the magazine was the first topic posted and it had a 10/2020 date. The second section was WIP, which is now the first section. Am I missing something here?

  5. Steve I just heard back from the Spud Valley show in Fargo next month; unfortunately there will not be a competitive model car show there this year. I will still try to attend again as there will be a lot of plastic for sale and I have other (too many) hobby interests that are covered there! Would be interesting to meet you in person.

    Don’t let these people who are attacking you for your building style get under your skin. I am sure the majority of us here totally enjoy what you do each and every step of the way and take these opportunities to learn new skills and methods seriously. Keep up the good work!

  6. Steve, the Spud Valley show in the past has sometimes included a display of car/trucks and a competitive show. For sure there will be people selling kits. Sometimes some rare items show up. It’s at the Fargo Marriott near West Acres Mall in Fargo. 
    I am trying to get more information from their contact person and will let you Know if I find out more. 

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