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About modelercarl

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  • Birthday 04/06/1941

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  • Scale I Build 1/25 & 1/24

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  • Location Howell, Michigan
  • Full Name Carl Gowan

modelercarl's Activity

  1. modelercarl added a post in a topic Looking for a custom decal maker   

    Check with Thomas Logan at speedwaydecals@yahoo.com, He does excellent work and is very reasonable.  He has a day job so it might take a week or two to deliver but well worth the wait.  I have used him several times with great results, and he makes every effort to make sure you get what you want.
  2. modelercarl added a post in a topic Model Cars Magazine Renewals   

    Just a couple of suggestions.......I would think that eliminating the poly bags and printing the magazine on less expensive stock would reduce the publication costs considerably.  When you look at the number of subscribers versus the number of them complaining about getting "damaged" copies, it does not seem like a good business decision to add the burden of bagging the magazine and although printing on expensive stock gives the impression of value, it is after all just a magazine.
  3. modelercarl added a post in a topic 2011 MSP Charger with LEDs   

    That is an impressive model, well done.
  4. modelercarl added a post in a topic Were you ever been treated badly because you are a man? Divorce, etc   

    The Trump lawsuit was not part of a larger lawsuit, it was against Trump, his dad and their company.  He tried countersuing but the courts dismissed the case, they fought it for 2 years with no success and finally capitulated and agreed to do remedial things that met the approval of the justice department who then dropped the lawsuit.  But I will let people "show some maturity and a little deeper investigation" and google Trump lawsuit for racial discrimination, spend the rest of the day reading some factual information on this subject and make up their own mind.
  5. modelercarl added a post in a topic Were you ever been treated badly because you are a man? Divorce, etc   

    Funny how often people don't think being sued for racial discrimination because he would not rent apartments to people of color isn't evidence of his true feelings.
  6. modelercarl added a post in a topic Extortionate overseas shipping   

    I am confused by some of the comments.......last November and December I sold 17 kits that I felt I would never get around to building out of my stash on Ebay.  When I wrote up the kits for auction and/or buy it now the Ebay program gave me an opt out box to NOT use their shipping service, but handle the shipping myself on all listings.  I shipped pretty much all over the US, I kit to Greece and I kit to Germany.  I just used USPS Priority Mail which was reasonable in cost and delivery time.  In the feedback I received a few of the buyers even remarked about the reasonable shipping costs.  I have a personal account with USPS but Ebay doesn't know that.
  7. modelercarl added a post in a topic Were you ever been treated badly because you are a man? Divorce, etc   

    I understand it is in the Off Topic section as it should be, but that doesn't negate the fact that it is a ridiculous thread and will, if history is any indication, generate some ego driven ridiculous commentary for our entertainment.
  8. modelercarl added a post in a topic Were you ever been treated badly because you are a man? Divorce, etc   

    This is terrific, a few friends and I had some good chuckles last week over the thread started by the naïve kid wanting some help with possibly setting up a webcast and thought that since it was locked that this week would be boring, but here is another ridiculous thread started on our MODEL BUILDING site so it looks like this week won't be boring after all....gotta go get some more popcorn though.
  9. modelercarl added a post in a topic Michigan State Police Mustang   

    I bought 2 sets of MSP decals from JBOT decals several years ago.  I even updated him on the new colors and license plate for my order.  They were excellent and laid down smooth.  Had to wait quite a while as he was very busy at the time.  I don't know what his status is now but you should check with him first, very reasonable prices too.  Model Car World has the exact MSP color in spray gun lacquer which is what I used but I think they can furnish it in rattle cans also.
  10. modelercarl added a post in a topic wife here to help my husband get back into the thing he loves most   

    I usually don't get involved in a "what's the best stuff for a beginner" posts because usually those asking for help end up getting inundated with info....most of it good, some of it not.  You (and your husband) will find that there are an overwhelming number of things that have value to a model builder and most of it depends on personal preference, skill level, cost and dedication.  The reason I am responding is that I am impressed you are trying to do something to help your husband get into a hobby starting from scratch.
    I am 75 years old and built models as a kid and teenager, quit the hobby until about 15 years ago when I got back into it and since have bought and built about 50 models (cars, trucks, trailers, etc.).  I have about 20 more kits in various stages of build that I try to finish whenever I get "the bug"
    I tried various airbrushes and a couple of compressors in the beginning and after about a year I settled on the Aztek A4709 for airbrushing.  It is a dual action that is relatively easy to learn how to use and I like it because you can control the amount of paint, avoiding runs.  You can buy the A4709 in a complete kit that will include everything you need to get started, the "gun" as you call it, feed bottles, various tips for different paints and applications, air hose for connecting to the compressor and an instruction booklet and video.  I did a google search and found that you can buy this kit for $150 brand new.  It also has a lifetime guarantee from Testors the mfr.  After trying a couple of models of air compressors I settled on a Paasche Model D3000R compressor, it comes with everything you need....pressure regulator, air trap with manual bleed and is a very quiet compact unit.
    Just a couple of other things I have "settled" on is glue, I use Model Master Liquid cement #8872.  It come in a little black container with a long thin tube for feeding the glue to control where you apply the glue, and I absolutely recommend Model Car World automotive lacquer paints for spraying (you can get them at mcwfinishes@ssnet.com)  I did discover that you can get a "starter set" of spray paints (13 2oz bottles) from Testors Aztek for $65.
    I will close this longer than intended post with my last bit of advice....you can find everything a beginning model builder needs at www.micromark.com.  They have a wide range of tools at reasonable prices and deliver pretty quickly.
    I have been using these products and sources for probably the last 13-14 years and have great success with them.  I wish you much success in your endeavor and your husband is a very lucky guy to have a thoughtful wife like you.
    If you have any questions you can PM me.
  11. modelercarl added a post in a topic Ferguson Tractor from Heller   

    Just got my 2 kits today (one for me, one for a friend who owns one), and was really impressed with the package until I opened one of the kits and realized that you can easily place 4 complete kits in one box.  Is this a heller thing or what?
  12. modelercarl added a post in a topic Just a thought about 3D printing   

    I think 3D printing is going to become the fastest technology ever adopted into mainstream uses ever.  I have 2 grandsons in high school ( a public school a short distance NW of Detroit) who are already working with it along with CAD classes.  I have a 7 year old granddaughter whose parents just bought her a "toy" 3D printer for $233 on Amazon last week.  One thing about learning this technology at a young age is that the kids don't know that some people think it is "advanced" because everything is new to them, they don't have to re-learn some skills like us old folks.  Learning is their everyday existence whether biology, mathematics, computer science, etc.
  13. modelercarl added a post in a topic Does anyone here make decals?   

    Contact Thomas Logan at speedwaydecals@yahoo.com.  He has printed quite a few decals for me, all custom and in white and gold along with most of the usual colors.  You can work with him on custom designs until he gets what you want.  He has a day job so it might take a week or two but his decals are worth the wait.  Reasonable prices also.
  14. modelercarl added a post in a topic Jack Reacher Fans   

    Lee Child sold out to the highest bidder.  Cruise bought the rights to the Jack Reacher series, I hoped it would flop but apparently Cruise is getting enough return on his investment to continue "playing" Reacher, probably the worst casting I can remember!