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 Master Airbrush question!!!!!!!   

    Thanks Dale. I figured it must be cheap Chinese stuff. I think I am going to stay with the paasche brand. All my brushes are paasche and they haven't given me any problem. Just wanting something different. I will look into the talon and maybe push the button to get one. 
  2. retired & glad added a post in a topic Abandoned 1956 Chevy Delray   

    Great job. I'm sure it took you a very long time butchering that one. 
  3. retired & glad added a post in a topic Paint Mixer_Homemade -Tutorial   

    Very good tip. I'll have to try this.
  4. retired & glad added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Master Airbrush question!!!!!!!
    I have 2 paasche H and 1 paasche VL airbrushes and was wondering if anyone is using the Master gravity flow airbrush. Their prices are good but I haven't seen one in person. Just wondering how the quality and upkeep are? I use lacquer and water based paint but it will be mostly used for lacquer. I don't want to get one if it has o-rings that won't last by using lacquer dupli-color paint. 
    Any replies from someone that uses the Master one would be appreciated.
    Thanks
    Richard
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  5. retired & glad added a post in a topic MPC. Mickey Thompson (Cheater Slicks)???   

    They look like a set of drag slicks that would be mounted on a set of rims and hauled to the drag strip in the trunk. When there, jack the rear up and put them on for racing. I had a set similar but I don't remember them having the Holley name on them.
    Richard
  6. retired & glad added a post in a topic Rockford Files trailer   

    Go for it. It is looking good.
    I often wondered when I used to watch the show of how he was able to park it in a parking lot with power and water and sewer connections. I guess that was the wonders of TV.
  7. retired & glad added a post in a topic good way to mix M.M. and testors paints   

    All mine are used for enamels and so far never a problem. Good idea though and I'll change over to glass beads when I buy small bottles of paint. I am in the process of changing over from acrylic to lacquer paint anyway. I'll be decanting from rattle cans just for the airbrush. I tried decanting with drilling a hole in the top about 3 years ago and that was a disaster. Now I have set up the cans with glueing round styrene tubing into the nozzle and get just enough to airbrush the parts I am working on.
    My building cars has lengthened in time since I am trying to make each new one better than the last.  Still not show quality but better than when I started years ago.
  8. retired & glad added a post in a topic good way to mix M.M. and testors paints   

    I like that idea. Problem solved.
    Richard
  9. retired & glad added a topic in Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials   

    good way to mix M.M. and testors paints
    I found a good way to mix a bottle of paint. I have used this for a number of years and it works good. I have a couple of tubes of Daisy BB's. I've had a Daisy BB gun for years and these BB's are the steel ones. When I would get a new bottle of paint, the first thing I would do is put 1 or 2 BB's in them and shake. It acts like a rattle can mixer and this is where I got the idea from. When the bottles of paint sit for a long time, they will have separation from the pigment and thinner. This just speeds up the mixing time and it does get the bottom of the jar mixed very good.
    I guess model builders know this but I thought a new builder would like a little hint that works for me.
    Richard
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  10. retired & glad added a post in a topic Cheap oil = lower plasic prices?   

    After reading this post, I think I'll have another couple of doughnuts.   
  11. retired & glad added a post in a topic How to label spare parts???   

    Thanks all
    I decided to use crazyjim's way to organize. Since I have the units it was the most economically way to go. I've all ready set one up with tape labels and some parts are in it. If it's a special part not common to the average build, then I'll bag and label it with the bags Art suggested.
    After this project, I am going to organize my work and paint bench. I have a storage building with heat that I am going to set up another paint station. I can't use enamel or lacquer at my inside house work station so I am going to set up a paint station outside in the building. I'll still airbrush acrylic inside and the other smelly stuff out in the building. I've used dupli-color before and liked it but only could spray outside with the dust and wind blowing.
    When I get a new computer I am going to start showing some of my builds. All I have now is XP and Vista and need to update.
    Thanks
    Richard 
  12. retired & glad added a post in a topic How to label spare parts???   

    Jim, your the man. Thanks a bunch. I don't think in my dreams I could ever be that organized. We have the same taste for RC cola though. I even have a box of moonpies also. hahaha. 
    You have helped me a lot with very good ideas and photos.
    Thanks
    Richard
  13. retired & glad added a post in a topic How to label spare parts???   

    Thanks Rich and Jim
    I can now see that this could turn out to be a never ending project. I have built mostly plain-jane models and now want to start by adding my own ideas and using spare parts ( when necessary) to make them a little different.
    Rich, I am building room and storage poor. For me, under the bed would be a disaster. My dog would have them from one end of the house to the other. She is all ways at my feet when I am working on one and just waiting for me to drop something. 
  14. retired & glad added a post in a topic How to label spare parts???   

    Thanks Jim
    That's a good start. I am writing a list and then will make labels for them.
    Thanks
    Richard
  15. retired & glad added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    How to label spare parts???
    Hi all. I have been building for a few years now and have gotten to the point of organizing spare parts. I have a couple of plastic pull out trays storage units from another hobby that I now don't use. I need, if anyone has a few photos of what to label the spare parts, to organize them. The storage is not the problem but what to put on the trays to identify them. 
    I've built a lot of the 2 in 1 kits and have a lot of spare parts that are still attached to the parts trees in boxes and I want the room they are taking up for some more kits.
    Any photos would be appreciated.   
    Thanks
    Richard
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