retired & glad

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  • Birthday 12/02/1944

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  • Location Morganton, NC
  • Full Name Richard Haas

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  1. retired & glad added a post in a topic Make your own "glass" fuel filter   

    I haven't tried the glass beads but might look into it. I use a very small diode. The paint for identification on them can be taken off and some are clear and some are kinda orange inside. I like the orange ones since it looks like gas in it.

    Richard
  2. retired & glad added a post in a topic White Thanksgiving!   

    No snow but a little sleet and rain. Since I retired, I'm also glad I don't have to drive in the bad weather to get to work. Now, I only have to worry about the doctor appointments and drug store. Can't forget Walmart also.


    Richard
  3. retired & glad added a post in a topic Used tape for a fabric look on interior.   

  4. retired & glad added a post in a topic Used tape for a fabric look on interior.   

    Thanks Matt
    It might be called that ( paper tape). It does have a smooth fibre texture to it. I also have some brown color tape that I know is called paper tape. I think the only thing I worry about is how long it will stay stuck without coming loose. Maybe if paint would be applied to it after stuck, it might bond to the primer and stay. I only used a silver and black sharpie. Time will tell. I did like the way it gave a fabric look to the seat, doors and floorboard. I think it would look great on some of the old cars that had the fabric seats.

    Richard
  5. retired & glad added a post in a topic 1957 Dodge - - W.I.P.   

    I'll pull my rocking chair up and follow your build. I like your builds and I also like the 50's since that was my best fun time with 1:1 cars.


    Richard
  6. retired & glad added a post in a topic Used tape for a fabric look on interior.   

    I am going to try the headliner on a scrapped body I have laying around. I hope my hands and eyes are steady for this. I might make a template out of card stock and get the shape right and then tape it.

    Thanks for the good remarks. I have messed with models just a little over the years and it's been at least 20 since I have actually started and finished one. I have quite a few old kits I bought years ago but never built.

    Richard
  7. retired & glad added a post in a topic Used tape for a fabric look on interior.   



    Thanks Jim
    It is a tape I had to use for a bandage a few years back and was what I had on hand. It is real thin and doesn't seem to have a pattern to the surface. It went on and stuck real good. Trimmed with a x-acto knife.
    I tried it on a piece of plastic before I stuck it on the interior. I have a silver sharpie and after sticking it on, I just added the sharpie to it. I used a toothpick to work the seams in the seat and sides. The floorboard is the same with black sharpie.
    This brand is Kendall Tenderskin. I'm sure this or similar is at a drug store or wal-mart.

    Richard

  8. retired & glad added a topic in Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials   

    Used tape for a fabric look on interior.
    I thought I would try something I read on here to give the interior a fabric look. I had some medical tape from years back and taped it to the seat and doors to give it a little better look than just painting it.
    I taped and trimmed then used a Sharpie to add the silver color. I also used it on the floor board to simulate a low profile carpet.
    Made it look a lot better than just paint.
    I am just a beginner on models and I think I made it look a little better.

    Richard




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  9. retired & glad added a post in a topic Food Dehydrators & Paint Dryers   

    This is a couple of photos of the dehydrator I made from one a friend gave me. It only had 2 trays and had no height to it. I took some lexan and made it high enough to hold a lot of parts. I had to seperate the fan and heat so I could adjust the heat. I ran another cord and seperated the fan and heat circuit. I took a receptacle and took the tab off the hot side to seperate the two plug ins. Took a dimmer and ran it to one plug and left the fan hot all the time. I ran the fan through the front switch on the unit so I could just use air and use the dimmer switch to control the heat.
    Not very pretty but it works great.

    Richard


  10. retired & glad added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    I got my first Master airbrush spray booth. Not bad for what I paid for it. Now I don't have to go outside in the cold to paint.
  11. retired & glad added a post in a topic question about working with acrylics   

    I have the same question as Ryan^^
    I have a lot of acrylic paint from my r/c racing days and would like to use it up before spending a lot of $$$$$$ for lacquer or enamel paint. I do have an old bottle of Future that I never used on my floors and hope to use it up.
    Any help for both of us would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    Richard
  12. retired & glad added a post in a topic '57 chevy stepside front glass too small   

    Thanks Gary
    I'll probably do something about the same. I don't have anything to vac-form with. I'm not experienced enough about different mfgs. and kits to tell if something is exact or not. If it's not right in the kit, then it probably won't get changed to make it the right shape or size.
    Thanks
    Richard
  13. retired & glad added a post in a topic '57 chevy stepside front glass too small   

    I wonder why they didn't make a trim piece that the windshield would sit in? This is the way it should look.

    Thanks Bill
  14. retired & glad added a post in a topic Which knife?   

    I like the looks of the Fiskars. It looks like it would be comfortable to use.

    Richard
  15. retired & glad added a post in a topic '57 chevy stepside front glass too small   

    Hey Roger
    Thanks for the info. My first idea was to do that but I don't have any styrene on hand. Looks like I need to start ordering some things to build up my inventory of repair parts and pieces. The heat shrink tubing is working pretty good but not what I want it to look like.
    Thanks for the reply.

    Richard