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  • Birthday 02/04/1976

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  • Scale I Build 1/25

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  • Location Talentless Hack University at Wheelman's Warehouse
  • Full Name Matthew Brownlee, card carrying member of the Donnie Boger fan club

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  1. highway added a post in a topic Old kits to trade   

    I'd me more than happy to have you ship that basket to me!  I really need an extra V12 for a project.
  2. highway added a post in a topic No Photo bucket pics   

    I just checked, now when I try to go to Photobucket, I get the "Down for Maintenance" hanging kitty. 
  3. highway added a post in a topic Why do I have to log in every time I change a browser?   

    And just as I said earlier last week, I finally got back home from work and on my main computer now, which was logged in when I left and "Remember Me" checked, and I still had to log back in from the main. 
  4. highway added a post in a topic Why do I have to log in every time I change a browser?   

    I get that under the area where the bold, smileys, and other options are and at the bottom of a quote box, with an "ENTER" type arrow on the right side that if you mouse over it says "insert paragraph here". Not sure what it's for though. 
  5. highway added a post in a topic Why do I have to log in every time I change a browser?   

    It's very simple actually, security. As was mentioned, different browsers don't link together, but even if different devices are linked and using the same browser, this still happens for the security of your accounts. For example, I use Chrome on my main computer at home, my laptop that is usually at home as well but is seeing more use this week since I'm out of town for work, and also my phone. Everything is linked, all my bookmarks are on each device, and when I left the house I was logged on here on both the main and the laptop, but when I came on Monday night at work, I had to log the laptop back in. 
  6. highway added a post in a topic What size styrene to use?   

    I forget what I used one this one, but there is a build thread here on it that I think I mentioned what I used. 

    I do know that for added strength, I added some square tubing on top of the frame to also serve as a mount for the sleeper. It will be a little better to see in the WIP pics in the thread, but if you look closely at the pic above, you can see how under the cab the frame gets thicker under the sleeper and to just behind the sleeper. This has held up well, most of the time the build has been mocked up, minus a couple years being packed in a box thanks to life, the sleeper sits on the frame, and the almost 3 years that it has been not packed away the frame has no sag. 
    If you aren't doing a big sleeper and just a stretched frame, you could used some metal strips inside the frame extension for the added strength and hidden in the frame rails.  
  7. highway added a post in a topic What makes me do it????   

    I have little voices in my head that keep saying "BUY THIS!!!!"
  8. highway added a post in a topic Truck Kits You've Scored Recently   

    These followed me home today. 

    The hobby shop I visited with a friend had all except the NASCARs, they were from my friend, and there are still THREE of the F350s waiting in the back room with my name on them waiting for me to go back and bring them to be reunited with their friend. 
    The KW was a "Holy Grail" that I have been waiting for nearly 20 years to replace after I lost the original that I built almost 30 years ago as a kid in a house fire in 1997. At least it's one of very few kits in my collection I know exactly how it will be painted, I always loved the metallic blue it was molded in originally like the box art, and it will be painted just like the box art. 
  9. highway added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    I went with a friend to visit a hobby shop near where he lives, and these followed me home. 

    The two NASCAR kits were from my friend for some Slixx decals I needed donor kits for, the rest all came from the hobby shop. It was well worth the drive not only for the visit, but to bring home some kits shops in my area never even stocked. I know I will be making a few more trips there, I still have THREE Meng F350s in the back room with my name on them!! 
  10. highway added a post in a topic The newest model year in your stash   

    Actually I believe it is a 2008. 
    As for the newest model year in mine, it is the Raptor. 

  11. highway added a post in a topic AMT D50 bed side and 352 cab   

    I found this on the Drastic Plastics Fotki Instructions site, you are correct.
    You are also correct on the Deora, but now I'm puzzled.  The friend that gave me the Belvedere let me look in his Deora after I told him the idea I have for the Belvedere and the need for the auto, and his had a manual transmission. 
  12. highway added a post in a topic AMT D50 bed side and 352 cab   

    Do you know which kit? The project I need it for is a Lindberg Belvedere and it only has manual transmissions.
  13. highway added a post in a topic AMT D50 bed side and 352 cab   

    Thanks Brian for looking and the offer, but I need the small Mopar automatic in the D50 for a Slant 6 project I want to keep bone stock. 
  14. highway added a post in a topic B.R.B.O. Kenworth W900L...5/3 update   

    Yeah, it's well over 300". I went back through the build thread on my custom Ford both here and SA's forum that was originally where that build was born, and I measured my Ford to be 14.5 inches from center of the steer axle to the center of the front drive axle, which I scaled out to be a 345" wheelbase. When I originally measured it with an Italeri 40' container on the back, it came out to a total of 72' long in scale. Now it's pulling a 53'er!!
  15. highway added a post in a topic B.R.B.O BJ and The Bear Custom   

    Yep, and giving me more ideas!  
    It's going to be tough in another way for me too when it comes to paint, it will be the first two tone paint job I've attempted in a very long time.