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About LDO

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  • Birthday 07/02/1969

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  • Location Near Austin, TX
  • Full Name Lee

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  1. LDO added a post in a topic M1A1 Abrams 1/35 Iraq edition   

    Nice work. If I can make one constructive comment, I'd like to say that rusted tank tracks are sort of an old wive's tale. When they are out maneuvering, dirt and mud run across them with some force and clean off rust. Those areas should be bare metal. I was an M1A1 tanker from 1996-200 in Germany and 2000-2005 in Texas National Guard.
  2. LDO added a post in a topic 1928 Lincoln White Wall   

  3. LDO added a post in a topic Model Builders' Warehouse Update: Clearly Scale in stock 5/16/17   

    I signed up before it was cool.
  4. LDO added a post in a topic I'am depressed   

    I graduated in 1988. I recently slipped and fell in the shower for the first time ever. Nearly got a can of shaving cream where it does not belong. Went out and bought a non-slip mat. Gettin' older.
  5. LDO added a post in a topic Some more tamiya 1/12 kits   

    Dang. I was hoping to get the Matra.
  6. LDO added a post in a topic Great news for Duesenberg fans   

    Thanks. I forgot about that.
    Nice looking model car.
  7. LDO added a post in a topic Great news for Duesenberg fans   

    Where can we see it? I didn't see it on his website or ebay.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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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  13. 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.
  14. 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"
  15. 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.