Toner283

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  • Location Arthur, Ontario, Canada
  • Full Name Chris Tone

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  1. Toner283 added a post in a topic Modelhaus email response   

    Also, just a month or two before the passing of their son they had made the announcement that they were going to retire in the spring of 2017. In response to that announcement, they were slammed with orders from folks wanting to get parts before they shut down. Then with the passing of their son, they understandably  stopped making parts for a while. 
  2. Toner283 added a post in a topic Chrome Reverse No Longer Needed   

    One of the nicest sets of chrome reverse wheels in scale IMO is in the 62 Catalina custom kit. Those wheels with a couple of coats of tamiya smoke look fantastic.
  3. Toner283 added a post in a topic Quick Change rearend   

    The paddy wagon has a very nice QC under it. Much nicer than the rest of the kit IMO.
  4. Toner283 added a post in a topic Three Odd Questions   

    If you were to find a farm Toy Show there are usually guys there who sell parts and pieces to restore old toys. One guy local to me has about 15 different sizes of tractor tires and wheels along with a bunch of other parts. That way you can actually look the parts over in your hands before you buy. A little better than buying off of ebay on an "I think that looks right" hunch.
  5. Toner283 added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    The right to go to the bathroom when you need to is considered a basic human right and to take that right away is very illegal in most places. I would be making some phone calls.
  6. Toner283 added a post in a topic DIY dehydrator   

    Don't forget to get extra racks to make it tall enough to fit a model car body and the painting stand.
  7. Toner283 added a post in a topic After market advice   

    Agree 100% with this. Stuff from the Modelhaus, Replicas and Miniatures of Maryland or Drag City Castings (our own Ed Fluck) I will buy from with no hesitation and without having seen the parts beforehand. Anyone that I have not already dealt with, I ask around before they see any of my money. There are guys that I would buy from at shows with no issue because I already have the parts in my hands I know they have it. However those same people I would never buy from them through the mail or over the internet because I don't know when or if I will ever get my parts.
    A good example is Jimmy Flintstone bodies. A lot of people like them because they are cheap and easy to get ahold of and Jimmy ships very quickly so I'm told. However for myself, if you gave me a Jimmy Flintstone body I would give it back. In my opinion, they lack the quality and especially the crispness that I expect. Maybe dealing with the likes of the Modelhaus has spoiled me but I would rather rather pay a little bit more for a very good resin body or find a styrene one and do the conversion work myself.
  8. Toner283 added a post in a topic Would anyone be interested in a "Where to find..." directory of drag parts?   

    Traditional Rod and Kustom in scale. Kinda like the H.A.M.B. but in plastic.
    http://trakinscale.proboards.com/
  9. Toner283 added a post in a topic Would anyone be interested in a "Where to find..." directory of drag parts?   

    Have you checked out TRaK? There is a section on the forum called where did you get it. it has a listing of traditional style parts available in various kits. Might want to check over there for some ideas. Also Gary, have you checked out Vintage Drag Models? They are a hardcore vintage drag site no modern stuff allowed. It might take a few days to get approved to view the site but it is worth it.
  10. Toner283 added a post in a topic Hot Rod Christmas   

    No pics.
     
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  12. Toner283 added a post in a topic Revell SoCal Speed Shop double kit   

    Too bad. I believe that a  properly scaled, accurate belly tank model would sell very well.
  13. Toner283 added a post in a topic Light bulb for paint drying?   

    They are meant to hold food. You need to cut the centers out of all of the racks except the lowest one. I bought 4 extra trays for my nesco to make it high enough to hold a body on a holder. Any one you buy will need modified for paint drying. I can't stress this enough, put a thermometer in the dehydrator with the model. Much above 105° and you risk this: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/107741-what-not-to-do/
    The first time I ran mine I ran it with nothing but the thermometer for a couple of hours so I could fiddle with the temperature to get it in the sweet spot without risking a body.
  14. Toner283 added a post in a topic Dear Santa.......................   

    That was pretty entertaining. Gotta love the look on her face at about 1:50 when she is aiming at that building.
  15. Toner283 added a post in a topic Light bulb for paint drying?   

    Check this thread out. Lots of great info. 

    Mine is a Nesco American Harvest with the temp control. Frank may run his at 115° but I keep mine at 105°. 115° is a little too close to the warpy droopy temperature for styrene for my comfort. I have a $7 walmart digital thermometer that I leave inside my unit.