Hi Dwayne, Yes, creating a master takes a lot of dedication and hard work for the hobby. We do appreciate your taking time to do this. I thought I had read in your post above that you realize your master was much more delicate than you thought. You got upset in a personal email when I explained that your beautiful master might break upon removing it from the master mold and I understand that it might make you sweat. I suppose it is like praying that your wife survives giving birth due to a difficult pregnancy. You are doing a great job.
Be Careful using alcohol on resin parts especially denatured alcohol. You might literally rub away a script on a body or part. That is one reason I don't use the 300 series white resin from Smooth - On, I use their Task 8. Once it cures it will withstand being boiled in water and is chemical proof. If the recommended curing process was followed it would be good for 260 degrees of heat.
My biggest pet peeve is how a mint rare convertible body gets treated by a seller who does not give that flimsy windshield frame the slightest thought. It might be in great shape before mailing it. The seller might pile parts on top of it too. I purchased a rare 63 Buick Electra kit from Model Car Mountain and asked them to please put the body in a separate box. I told him I did not care if the postage was more and he happily agreed to do so for me. The one good thing to do for a convertible is to take some cardboard like a cereal box and make a rectangle out of it about 3/4 inches wide and set it over the frame and tape it to the sides of the body. A cardboard condom of sorts. LOL
There might be some mis interpretation here. The house, barn and property would not be part of the business sale unless you could afford to buy said buildings also. This is just so you would not have to move or disturb how the business is set up and operated. It would be less than a hundred feet to work.
http://www.moonlightmodelers.com/ Yes, April 9th is Desert Scale Classic 12. Brad Noorgard told me today that some big names from Indiana are planning to attend. It is a really big show that draws a crowd from many states and gets magazine coverage. I do plan to attend this year. Due to a serious bout of depression last year I was not there.
Frank, you may not see the value in it but I do. I know that Don and Carol are quite busy with the business and upon their announcing the closing in the near future it has just boggled their minds. There is a guy named Bob Zetterman who brings a big load of Modelhaus parts and sets up at a table at our Desert Scale Classic model car show and contest and does quite well. I have seen people set and end up with two pages of parts they want to buy while he is there and Bob will have parts for most everyones wish list.
Yes, you might need to sand it down a bit. I found plastic polish and I highly recommend it. I have spent lots of money on plastic polish. Most I don't like. This is a great product but a bit pricey too. This stuff is good for polishing pant too. The product was developed by the companies owners.