AzTom

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  • Scale I Build 1/18 -1/25

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  • Location Arizona
  • Full Name Tom Allen

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  1. AzTom added a post in a topic This ever happen to anyone else?   

    The cans seem as heavy as the older ones, the leak is always at a seam. 
    I don't think your tubing is a "use thinner material to save a few cents" issue. If that were the case they would no longer fit inside each other.   K&S makes 2 different wall thicknesses as well as a soft bendable tubing.
  2. AzTom added a post in a topic This ever happen to anyone else?   

    The MM cans leaking has been talked about a few times here.
      When I first had this issue around 2009, I had twenty plus can that leaked, some worse than the one posted here.  I contacted Testors and they verified the date by the numbers on the bottom that they were three years old which is when I bought them.  Testors told me that was beyond the recommended life of the paint.  That said, they did replace the paint after I returned the leaking ones. 
    I have since had more that leaked some but I don't know if they are the rest of my old cans or some of the new replacement cans. So, the leaking cans go back at least to 2006.  I have used cans that have small leaks and had no issues. 
    All of mine have been store in controlled environment since new.
    A asked this question the last time i saw this mentioned on here and don't think it got answered.  Why is the stuff that leaks out clear and never the color? 
  3. AzTom added a post in a topic 1/43 Lada Taxi: How Fail can you get?   

    That not bad looking car.  Nice right up.
    I have a few models from the USSR, mostly early 1900 cars in 1/43.
  4. AzTom added a post in a topic How About Some Light Commercial?   

    Bill,  Here is one of the 1/25 Olivers. They were also made as a shelf model, same but no inscription.  I also have a White Oliver in red and a Minneapolis Moline on my fokti page. Just click on the photo.

  5. AzTom added a post in a topic It's not just California. The southwest is in a serious draught.   

    Ok, we may be onto something here.  All those weather balloons have been absorbing the moister out here in the west and became huge water balloons.  They burst every now and then causing flooding in other parts of the world.
    Just say'in.
  6. AzTom added a post in a topic Kits gone at WalMart again   

    I posted this here in early Aug. I have not been back to see if they have reset the toy dept.  
    http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/104560-walmart-kits-oreillys-paint-sale/ 
     
  7. AzTom added a post in a topic How About Some Light Commercial?   

    Bill,  Those Olivers are my favorite. You know Scale Models made the one you have in 1/25 also. 
    I like the tow truck. Would like to see a WIP here on that one. 
     
    Here's one I did several years ago. This on is 1/34. The bed is First Gear and the truck is SpecCast. 

  8. AzTom added a post in a topic How About Some Light Commercial?   

    I would be all over that one.  I have most all the HW61 trucks in 1/16 but they are just too big next to the 1/18 cars.
  9. AzTom added a post in a topic How About Some Light Commercial?   

    Another First Gear Metro van in 1/25 with opening side and rear doors.

    This is like the Mack Roadrunner mentioned. First Gear in 1/25 scale with opening hood and doors.

    Dodge van by First Gear in 1/25 scale. 

     
    You can click on the photos to go to my fotki page and see more photos of these trucks.
     
     
  10. AzTom added a post in a topic Food for thought, Are models intentionally made with...   

    Marc, You could be correct.  
    Marx toys made vehicles for 40 plus years that were close to the real cars, trucks and tractors but far enough off to avoid licensing.   The Ertl Co. did not renew the Mack license in the late 90's and just change the grill bars and took the name off to keep making the 1/64 diecast truck. 
    I think I have seen Superliner used in other trades, I'm thinking it was a pickup bed liner for awhile.
     
  11. AzTom added a post in a topic 1929 Coleman 4wd   

    WOW!
    This is an awesome build. 
  12. AzTom added a post in a topic 1/18 Die Cast Chopper to Trike   

    That's pretty wild Ray, I like it. 
  13. AzTom added a post in a topic 1/64 LSR salt racer   

    Great start.  I like the hinged engine covers.
  14. AzTom added a post in a topic Missing Link Parts Page started on website!   

    Sorry,  I followed the link above  http://www.missinglinkrc.com/   and it has a Gallery. On that site it also locks up when you click Feedback and FAQ.   I thought they should expand also, probably a glitch.
  15. AzTom added a post in a topic Missing Link Parts Page started on website!   

    I just had the same issue as JTalmage.  Also if you click on the Gallery the Home page won't even work, you are stuck on the Gallery page.  On the Kits page I could click on the item and get a larger photo and description, on the Parts page none of the items would expand.  I was able to them to the cart though.