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  1. Asking for Mom, who wants it for an AMT 1950 Chevy pickup. She does not want to airbrush, period. I went to the LHS but they were out of a lot of Tamiya spray lacquers. It’s ok if it’s a flat military color. She can just spray clear over it. Thanks. Lee
  2. This is the Meng 1/35 kit. I knew it was more detailed than previous 2A4s, but...wow. These individual track links are a monster pain. Three separate pieces per link. The kit came with four assembly jigs which I glued to some sheet plastic to make a longer section at one time. Pretty detailed, though. It’s been ages since I sat down at the workbench. I haven’t had one in a long time. I lost it when I rented a room to my brother. I’m house and dog sitting for my sister this week, so I taped some heavy sheet plastic over her wooden dinner table. My goal is to have the Leopard done for an upcoming show in San Antonio. update: about one hour later, I have the second side of the track built. Glad that part is over.
  3. Ace- I like the one from the tweet. Phire- That’s really interesting about the Aurora Archeopteryx. Tamiya also include a really small one in a set of dinosaurs.
  4. Yeah, the dinosaur proto-bird. (Having trouble posting a pic right now) I suppose it wouldn’t sell, or someone would have already made one. It looks like a daunting scratch build. Maybe I’ll get really bold one day and try it.
  5. Wow. I really expected my request to go nowhere. Trading whole kits sounds cool to me. I’ll look for a box big enough to ship this in. I’m in construction and can not get to the Post Office on a weekday. I’ll have to send it on Saturday. Thanks! Lee
  6. I have a 1926 Dump Truck that was sealed this morning. Would be happy to trade the dump bed for a fuel tank or we can work something else out. Thanks. Lee
  7. I want to build a crazy street rod/street freak based on a sketch I saw a while back. Since my idea is based on a sketch, other mid/rear engine drivetrains could also work. A Tamiya Matra V-12 would be cool.
  8. My mom grows tomatoes and last year she made a lot of pasta and pizza sauce using a recipe from Alton Brown. Pretty darn good.
  9. If you can convert the plane, Draw Decals makes a sheet for it. https://www.drawdecal.com/precious-metal-p-51r-released/
  10. I’ve made a few. Several with fruit last year. My favorites were blackberry, raspberry, and best of all was tart cherry. I recently bottled some coffee liqueur. I made a White Russian and WOW. I’ve never had one of those before. Good thing I only had enough cream to make one. I’ve been using half gallon mason jars to make these. The cherry and coffee liqueurs might convince me to order some one gallon jars off Amazon. I may start an orange one next weekend (and use Tangelos instead).
  11. That is one heck of a gap between original production and continuation series.
  12. I did a quick search, looking for models. Not a lot available, at least in 1/24. I did see that a guy in England will soon be offering models built to order in 1/8 scale. He currently offers a Chevron B8, Lola T70 MkIIIB, and some ugly old Lotus. His prices aren’t that bad.
  13. Stumbled across this while looking for pics of the Porsche 906.
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    Preach it! I’ve had a paid Fotki account for about 19 years. I get what I pay for. I also visit sites about hunting and target shooting. I am amazed at classified ads for $15,000 double rifles without pics. They can buy a rifle that costs as much as a car, but can’t pay for a photo hosting account? Gimme a break.
  15. Are they marinating with mayo? Because that sounds nasty.
  16. Dessert tonight is crepes with mascarpone filling covered in cherry sauce. They use it on Food Network a lot...and mispronounce it a lot.
  17. People who put the “R” in the first syllable of Mascarpone. THAT’S NOT WHERE IT GOES!!! eh. First world problems.
  18. I think that second pic is part of a 1930s/40s Opel Blitz cargo truck. I don’t remember which manufacturer or scale, I have had several in 1/35 and 1/24. The larger kit is also offered as a civilian version and a fire truck. Great thread, Casey.
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    The Perfect Deuce

    Was that airplane fuselage part of the show? Because if that thing is some kind wacko bus or rv, that would be the coolest thing ever.
  20. I didn’t notice it was resin. Still, buy the kit, measure the parts with a dial caliper, multiply your measurements by 1.4 and make new parts in 1/25 scale from Evergreen sheet and strip plastic. Go bananas and multiply by 2.19 (2.1875) and make one in 1/16 scale. Then sell the unbuilt original kit on eBay.
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