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About steamboy

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  • Website URL http://www.rpmmodelclub.com
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  • Location Outskirts of Gotham (Mlps, MN)
  • Full Name Clint Williams

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  1. steamboy added a post in a topic NNL North entry forms are online!   

    Yeaaaahhhhhh.... I'd steer clear of that intersection if possible. Still not a pretty thing over there. As usual, plenty of construction projects up and going again but nothing too major on this side of town.
  2. steamboy added a post in a topic NNL North   

    Sorry guys! We've debated the date change for awhile. We found that this tends to have less conflicts with graduation parties and other local events. As for the Sunday choice, it has proven a much better turnout since we changed to it. No matter what we do, it will never fit everyone's schedule unfortunately. Stick with us and someday it will all far into place! See those of you there!
  3. steamboy added a topic in Contests and Shows   

    NNL North entry forms are online!

    Just goto http://nnlnorth.com/

    See everyone there!
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  4. steamboy added a post in a topic Customer service rant but not what you expect.   

    Love this post... having worked retail for over 15 years, I too know the stories. Working in a bicycle shop, the business is very seasonal. Spring is CRAZY time! My opinion has always been to suck it up and help the customer as well as possible, HOWEVER my famous quote at the shop is "it's just a bike shop..." Its all about an enjoyable, recreational experience, let's not make this too serious. (Similar to our model hobby) Nobody's living or dying, losing a job, missing a flight while on vacation, or anything like that. I have reminded customers of that fact also... shuts them up pretty quick too. For years, I have been the guy that the "good customers" come in to see, probably because I give them the respect they return towards me. I also slide discounts to many of them, even though they don't expect or ask for it. That's why I do it, they are the ones who deserve them, not the guy I see once a year who comes in for the big sale or wants us to price match internet pricing. 'Nuff of that.

    Moving forward...I am in the midst of starting my own hobby/model shop and will be dealing with the same retail woes on my own. I'm sure it will draw all types, the nice thing being "I" get to call the shots. Tell the jerks "no", give the good guys breaks, and I'm sure "suck it up" once in awhile, go on, and remind myself... you reap what you sow...
  5. steamboy added a post in a topic completely unrelated electronical question (need help)   

    my buddy had same problem on his CB 550 cafe bike. Check-out some bike forums, LOTS of guys have posted on this...
  6. steamboy added a post in a topic Venting a paint booth   

    I wouldn't "Y" it myself. May work just fine, but depending on the length back to the dryer, fumes could go that way.
    Any "Y" or "flapper" also has the potential to trap lint which is NEVER good for dryers, and most likely against building code.
    I have a booth only a few feet from our dryer and I chose to put in another flapper vent in the outside wall of the house.
    Not a big deal, cheap and FAR superior way to deal with the fumes.
    On aside note... have fun with the dust/lint associated with having it so near your dryer. I fight this EVERY time I spray.
    Plans to separate the room are in place and should cure these issues.
  7. steamboy added a post in a topic Airfix 1932 Chrysler Imperial   

    Very nice! Our club has a "classic car challenge" going on now. Should be a nice turnout with a dozen or more cars in the works. I'm tackling an old '28 Lincoln, just have to decide on the right paint scheme.
  8. steamboy added a post in a topic Looking for Parts for Revell 1/12 Choppers.....   

    He is around, not online much probably. I helped him master the parts for this kit. From what he's told me, depends on the condition of the molds. As they wear out, he only remakes them if there is a demand for the particular parts. I think he has some of these though. I can inquire next time I see him.
  9. steamboy added a topic in Model Club News and Announcements   

    NNL North website

    Check out the NEW, brief site for our NNL up nordt here ya, you betcha!

    We've kept in brief so far, just what you need for now. However what for more in the coming weeks with the show just around the corner!
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  10. steamboy added a topic in Model Club News and Announcements   

    RPM Model Club (Minnesota) NEW website!
    OK, mabey not NEWWW! But recently changed hosting and got a few updates with MANY more around the corner. Help us spread the word and it will get some pretty cool features soon!


    We are trying to re-build the site to better reflect our growing club. We have nearly doubled our numbers in the past few years and have some VERY enthusiastic and talented builders from around the Twin Cities area.
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  11. steamboy added a post in a topic CR5 LeMans Corvette "what if" and others...(fixed)   

    fixed I think, that was odd....
  12. steamboy added a topic in Under Glass   

    CR5 LeMans Corvette "what if" and others...(fixed)
    Finally finished this from years ago... alittle fun with "what if". I added Find the Cure decals to the hood and weathered it alittle.

    another from the past, a buddy gave me the decal set...

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  13. steamboy added a post in a topic P.P.F   

    Funny thing cazxr2, I had a similar thought when my daughter was born (now 7yrs) So I started a kit that I had but would never build since it's a Chevy product. (not really a fan).
    This is my Photoshop mockup I used for inspiration.

  14. steamboy added a post in a topic Sprintcar pics - up to '07 specs   

    Thanks again, the hood is spit from the hole to the back edge. To install it, I had to pull the sides out slightly and slide it past. This was one of my dilemas too, but it works quite nicely.

    The padding if I remember is a thin slice of foam sheet from Michaels Crafts. Its sticky backed foam sheets I found in different thicknesses and colors. Then wrapped with black wire and twisted on the back.
    Same with the steering wheel pad and the kneepad, attached to a small aluminum plate.
  15. steamboy added a post in a topic Sprintcar pics - up to '07 specs   

    Thanks, not too many more pics, unfortunately. I kept it "curbside" without even an intake as you'd never see it anyhow.
    I did make the decals on my Mac with Illustrator, photoshop and inkjet printer. They are OK, the black/red fade was not so good.