The Report function of the forum works well. If you see someone acting up, acting out, or just being an okole, use the Report function. It works! I have it set up so it not only sends me an email, but that email is then marked with a flag, and get's put to the top of my email list. I will try to access/look at the report/topic as soon as possible, but remember, I'm on a six hour time delay, and other mods not only have a life, but a real job as well. k den
Probably block you! Check out his feedback. Someone left him a positive and said, "Low quality but for the price its OK". He responded by blocking them! Jeff, report him to eBay for copying your product.
I'm from New Jersey! We just throw them on the beach to keep the tourists on their toes! I wrap mine in masking tape and toss it in my model room trash can. I don't use enough to affect the world steel supply.
Ray, I've had good results giving things away on Craig's List. It was important when I lived in NJ and you had to pay extra to have a large item taken by the garbage company. Once we had a desk I listed for free, and someone didn't show up. I got mad and put it on for $100 and wouldn't ya know, someone came and paid it! When we left New Jersey we gave away most of our furniture as we bought all new for our Pennsylvania house. At our new house, there was a huge wood swing set... we found out it was actually two sets melded together. Put it up for free and two guys came and spent a whole day taking it apart and dragging it away. Saved me a lot of work! Last month my daughter got new living room furniture. I told her to put the old set on Craig's list. They had moved the old set out front to clean the carpet, and a neighbor knocked on the door asking if it was available. Gone!
Like Steve and NIck, I don't clear over my BMF. As part of creating the illusion that your model is a 1:1 car, there are minute differences in the "shine value" between bare BMF and clear coat. Clearing over everything destroys that. If you don't understand that, or if you simply don't care, carry on! I've never had BMF come off a model. I have BMF jobs that are 20-25 years old and are perfectly intact. When people have complained that it comes off, I question their application. I generally find that these are people who lift BMF to reposition a too small piece, use the portion that their fingers have touched, or peel off the excess and return it to the sheet for reuse. BMF should be placed on a model ONCE. If you relift it, reuse the excess or touch the adhesive with your fingers, it's toast. And that's why your BMF comes off.
Rick- Why mess around when there are kits of those years?
1968 Annual convertible in restorable condition
1969's black one is a kit, white one is a promo. Yes, a mint in the box kit is selling for upward of $200 but restorable annuals show up on eBay all the time. It's a matter of setting up a search agent that sends emails to you when one is available and patience. There have also been resin copies of both years, I believe R&R did them, I have a 1969 wagon of theirs. Out of print, but eBay again!
I'm off to "The Big Sit", a get together by the Philly Boys. It's the anti-show. Just a bunch of guys talking models, with their models on display but not registered and no awards of any kind. And it attracts over 50 people... more and more every year. Looking forward to seeing folks who have been hibernating all winter. And it should be 75 out today! I have my short sleeve club shirt on!
Too messy to clean up afterwards! I prefer the usual "Thump! Thump!" when you run them over. Bill, I'm surprised you haven't seized the opportunity to offer a light resin cast cam shaft for these rat rodders! You could even pre-thread them!
Even further confusing to the average Joe when Consumer Reports lists identical twins (for instance Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable) with one on the recommended list and one on the list of cars to avoid.
Many years ago my father in law wanted a new Toyota Corolla. This was when the Corolla and the Geo Prizm was the exact same car. A buddy-0-mine worked at a Chevy dealer and as a favor agreed to give me a cost deal on a Prizm for him. My father in law shows up with a brand new Corolla before I could react. I asked him why since I could have saved him several thousand dollars... he said the Toyota salesmen told him that Toyota sold the Corollas that failed their quality test to Chevrolet to sell as Geo Prizms! And he believed it! And paid full list as usual.
Yup, we used to hold NNL East the last Saturday in March. We always managed to dodge the bullet, never having to cancel the show. But... we had serious snowstorms both the week before and the week after the show over the years!
Many years ago NNL East had a video done each year. We paid a professional company that did car show videos to film this. We'd sell maybe a dozen copies each year. As I stood at the show table attempting to sell these, people would say things like, "No Thanks. My club buys one and makes copies for all our members." So we stopped doing the video. Wouldn't ya know that a lot of people complained! Many more people than we sold videos!
Prior to having a local Hobby Lobby I used the Michaels 40% off coupons. If I didn't see anything I needed, I'd find a lady in the store with a big item in her cart and give her the coupon. Instant smile. Once the new Hobby Lobby opened here in town earlier this year I was standing in the model aisle and there was a guy in his 30s looking at a ship model. We got talking, and I showed him the coupon on my phone. He said he was debating buying the kit because it was expensive, but the coupon sealed the deal. He also bought paint and supplies for the kit. I like to think I'm a fair person, so I've always felt disdain for those who try to beat the system, The last time I was in Hobby Lobby I bought two cans of paint. One at 40% off and one at retail. I remember one guy bragging on the boards that he'd bring his two small kids along with him and all three get on the check out line, each with a kit and a coupon. It hit me that it was setting a real good example for those kids... Dad teaches them how to scam a store, watch Dad take care of himself, and neither kid got anything!