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  1. LDO added a post in a topic Four door or sedan/post interest   

    No interest here. I hope they don't make a 4 door. It would be a giant flop and could even prevent that company from making something cool, like a '29 Ford on Deuce rails.
  2. LDO added a post in a topic Amaco Balsa Foam Carvable   

    If what you ordered doesn't work out for you, I can send a few pieces of Renshape scrap.
  3. LDO added a post in a topic Nuclear car   

    It would be cool to build one big enough to drive. Instead of interchangeable nuclear power packs, have interchangeable battery packs.
    1950s Atomic dreaming with an electric car recharged by solar panels.
  4. LDO added a post in a topic Unique Delivery Van   

    It's an Austin A35, and from what I've read, it's pretty accurate. It's a model of a movie prop, so it has some weird stuff like molded in dents and "rust" spots. Certainly unique. Also 1/12 scale.
  5. LDO added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Has anyone here used Model Master Glitter spray paint?
    Stopped at a new Hobbytown USA today. They had a paint rack for Model Master Lacquers. The top shelf had labels for Glitter paint. Big flakes like on bass boats and '70s custom cars. There was no paint, though. The guy at the shop didn't know anything about it.
    The labels showed silver, gold, and red flakes, plus clear.
    Has anyone here used it? I think it would be great for wild 1970s-style paint jobs, especially on bigger scales. I'm thinking of the big Dodge van that Tamiya offered as an r/c monster truck called "Vanessa's Lunchbox". The body was styrene, so it would be easy to work on. I think it was 1/12 scale.
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  6. LDO added a post in a topic Cheap Chinese lathe.   

    I'm not a fan of the "starter" machine tool. A poor-quality tool with sloppy tolerances will result in sloppy parts. It will teach you bad habits that you will need to "unlearn" when you get a better machine. Start with the better machine. Make better parts. Don't waste time and money on a tool that you plan to outgrow. When it's time to sell, you will lose money on it. Losing proposition all the way around.
  7. LDO added a post in a topic First Talking Car?   

    Eddie Murphy mentioned an '82 Datsun. In addition to saying "Door is ajar", it also said "Say, man- you left your lights on" and "Somebody stole yo battry"
  8. LDO added a post in a topic 1/6 tamiya gsx 1100, mad to the max   

    GS 1100 Streetfighter?
  9. LDO added a post in a topic Tom McMullen`s: AEE- Big Twin -On The Workbench 11-5-16   

    What scale is it? If you need any parts from an old Tamiya 1/6 Harley, let me know. I have one that is partially assembled.
  10. LDO added a post in a topic Nautilus by Moebius, oops, I mean Pegasus   

    For $100, you can get a 1/150 scale (16 inches long) Disney Nautilus. It's resin and white metal, and the hull is solid resin, so no interior detail.
    For $396, you can get one in 1/77 scale (31 inches long). This one has a hollow hull that can be detailed or made remote control. There is a lighting kit made for it. Not cheap, but we only live once. Everybody has their Grail kit.
    There's another company that makes a couple of different Seaview subs. Of course they offer the two different window configurations, but they offer a "Concept II", which is their idea of a second generation Seaview, much more streamlined...and looks pretty good. It's 58 inches long.
  11. LDO added a post in a topic Revell Visit to November GTR meeting test shots   

    Nice! Love that pickup.
    The reason it can't be a 2 in 1 is that there is NOTHING stock on it. That would be 2 complete kits in one box.
  12. LDO added a post in a topic Nautilus by Moebius, oops, I mean Pegasus   

    There are a couple of lighting kits available for this model. One from the US requires assembly; builder needs to know how to solder on a circuit board. There's one from England that I believe is already put together. It also turns on several different lights in sequence, then turns them off in reverse sequence. Para Grafix has an aftermarket photetch set which includes structural beams and ceiling grates for the interior. They instruct the builder to replace all grates if using a lighting kit.
    The Disney version is available in close to the same scale and also 1/77 (31 inches long) from an RC sub place. The 31" long version is $350 and has aftermarket lighting available. Another rc place has one that is 66 inches long. It would be really cool to superdetail that one.
    Having said all of that, neither is anything like the description in the book. That sub is describes as cigar-shaped, 70 meters long and 8 meters in diameter. A few other details are mentioned throughout the book.
    Oh, hey- nice job on the model. That's a really striking display
    I wonder...what kind of paint would be safe for something going in an aquarium? Put that squid in there and scare the heck out of the fish.
  13. LDO added a post in a topic Tools for lathe work?   

    Indeed. I made 2 identical brass gun barrels for a friend's armor projects. They were made from brass stems out of faucets. I'm a plumber and I keep any used brass parts that could be useful for machining.
    This is his T34/100

  14. LDO added a post in a topic Tools for lathe work?   

    I think a Sherline would be the best way to go. LOTS of tooling and accessories available from the factory plus aftermarket support as well. It's a great value for American-made machinery: I don't know of any websites dedicated to getting rid of slop in a Sherline, unlike some Asian tools.
    Check Craigslist as well. You can get a free cell phone app called Craigslist Pro and have several cities programmed in to make searching faster.
  15. LDO added a post in a topic Photoetch wire wheels   

    I'll bet Ian found his answer about five years ago.