Psychographic

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  • Location Bethlehem, PA
  • Full Name David Gilmour

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  1. Psychographic added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    Help a little girl have a better Christmas
    It is really not my style to spread stuff like this around, but for some reason this really hit me hard when I read it ( enough so, to bring me out of my self appointed exile from forums). All this little girl is asking for is some cards. A dollar store card and a stamp is less than a bottle of paint, or a tube of glue.
     I myself lost the holiday spirit years ago, but that doesn't mean I don't have a heart. I just can't stand to see a child go through what this poor girl has endured and will for the rest of her life. I do not know this girl, but I do remember reading about the tragedy of the fire which killed the rest of her family and how her dad covered her with his body to protect her.
     
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/mind-and-soul/this-orphaned-burn-victim-lost-her-family-in-an-arson-attack—all-she-wants-for-christmas-is-your-cards/ar-AAgaMB9?ocid=ansmsnlife11
     
    I sure hope this doesn't break any forum rules. If it does, I apologize.
     
    Thank you, Dave
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  2. Psychographic added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    While sitting at a red light I spotted the back of this in a restaurant parking lot and just had to find out what it was. I was very surprised to see it was a Subaru. I have no idea what model or year it is, but it sure is cool. Any one know anything about this little car?




  3. Psychographic added a post in a topic Cover versions of well-known songs   

    Al Jourgensen and the boys of Ministry have quite a few covers that are interesting.

    Louie Armstrong



    Golden Earring



    Rolling Stones



    Deep Purple



    Leadbelly


  4. Psychographic added a post in a topic 55 Chev drag crash   

    Did anyone notice they are racing on what appears to be pit lane of a circle track? I'm no expert, but I doubt that's a good surface to be racing on.
  5. Psychographic added a post in a topic Name That Tune....   

    Living Colour, Cult of Personality?
  6. Psychographic added a post in a topic Name That Tune....   

    Kiss Me Deadly, Lita Ford
  7. Psychographic added a post in a topic Cover versions of well-known songs   

    Trent Rezner, Atticus Ross doing Led Zeppelin's Immigrant Song


  8. Psychographic added a post in a topic Project Silk Purse,,,, The Corvan   

    It's on hold until it warms up a bit. My workbench is in the basement which isn't heated, but usually stays fairly worm. This year it's been fairly cool down there and I hate being cold. The good news is warm weather is in the 10 day forecast for my area, so I should be back on this soon.
  9. Psychographic added a post in a topic 1950 Buick grille and front bumper   

    Thanks Rich. I went to the modelhaus site and filled in the info on the search and nothing came up under bumpers and grilles. Then after you posted they had them I just tried "All parts types" and there it was!
  10. Psychographic added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    1950 Buick grille and front bumper
    Does anyone make a grille and bumper for a 50 Buick?
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  11. Psychographic added a post in a topic Name That Tune....   

    Shot in the Dark, Ozzy?
  12. Psychographic added a post in a topic Will these imperfections show through my paint?   

    In my experience with dealing with this sort of thing you have to sand down past the surface of the plastic. Imagine the body being a road surface and your sanding a shallow pothole where the vents are, then filling it in. I use a styrene/MEK mix to make a filler. Use a thin layer and give it a few days to a week for the MEK to evaporate, then sand it smooth.
  13. Psychographic added a post in a topic C4 Corvette suspension   

    There are some pics of the chassis mods and LM Corvette suspension in this thread.

    http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=88999&page=1

    I really need to get back to that project and finish it up.
  14. Psychographic added a post in a topic Project Silk Purse,,,, The Corvan   

    I cut out the corner of the drip rail and added a new piece.



    Next I used some .030 rod to make the wheelwell lips and used .020 rod for the bottom edge of the rockers.





    After a pass with some finishing putty and a quick sanding it's starting to really look like something.


  15. Psychographic added a post in a topic Project Silk Purse,,,, The Corvan   

    I used .020 square rod to make a drip rail for the roof. I also was reminded of how much I hate working with Ca glue. I almost made it with one piece, but it was about a half inch to short. One of the front corners split, so seeing as the joint was going to be in the front anyway, I cut both sides.just behind the front doors to add the needed piece.

    It's crazy how a little detail like this changes the whole look ( at least to me it does) of the van.



    The corner closest in this pic split too. If I can't sand it round to follow the contour of the body, I'll cut it out and make a new section to fill in.



    I started looking through the inventory for some donor door handles. I found a pair from a 56 Nomad that looked close enough. Here's my rig for making the mold.





    I've never tried to cast something so small, I hope I don't screw it up.