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Bill J

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    MCM Ohana

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  • Scale I Build
    1/25 and 1/24

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  • Location
    Valley of The Sun
  • Full Name
    Bill Jay

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  1. Buying a compressor

    My first air brush compressor was one of those Badger little blue ones and I hated it. It was extremely noisy, vibrated around off tables, or around the floor and it pretty much made me hurry through paint projects so I could turn off the terrible noise. I now have a silent air compressor. I can barely tell it is on, works great and I can paint in my little painting room for hours on end. I can listen to the radio or just enjoy the silence. I would recommend the one I have except I can no longer find it. I bought it from Amazon in 2015. I also have a large compressor with a tank that is outside in my garage, I can use it in a pinch but I broke the cover off the motor and it hit the cooling fan blades and broke them all off. So, I don't run it any longer than to fill car tires occasionally. A good tank compressor is nice because it only comes on when the tank needs to be pressurized to your settings. Most are noisy, so if you can be away from them, it's noise can be tolerable. I recommend a good silent compressor but I see many are called "quiet" but without actually using them, it is hard to tell how quiet they are. Good luck in your quest.
  2. 2020 Family Truckster !

    They're all ugly and since the average buyer can no longer afford them, they should all just go away. GM and Ferd can close some more plants and lay off more workers. It seems to be a theme.
  3. Joe Weatherly Pontiac

    A beauty, nicely done. I love those old Pontiacs, great cars in their time.
  4. My built kits

    Brian, very sorry that you lost your house and all the model, they all looked great. I guess the loss of tools and supplies hurts a lot too. The good news is that you are here with us, for that I am thankful. Best wishes for a speedy recovery to a "normal" life. As far as Tamiya items go, they are great to deal with online, and do not charge any premiums. A great source that I shop with often for paints mainly. They lock up paints here in Arizona to keep taggers from getting them. Not working! Hang in there man and I hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving.
  5. First Look, Revell Ford GT Le Mans

    Kit looks good, I see some challenge applying all those decals!

    Great herd of Fords, All very nice
  7. Here's a rare sight!

    I'm with Dave, no big wheels!
  8. I built the Orange Crate and the Roth Outlaw and Mysterion, all when I was a teenager and had no worries in the world, lots of free time and bought one kit at a time. I think it helps to stay focused. Nowadays, there are way to many irons in the fire, too many other things to get accomplished by a deadline and so on. I doubt I could keep interested in an Orange Crate very long. The old Revell kits were a challenge but all that I tried were buildable, just more work that the majority of the kits during that time. Heck, an AMT kit from say 64 could be built in hours. Waiting for paint to dry was the only setback. One piece chassis, a few piece interior and you had a model on the shelf. Revell helped us evolve with the detailed kits. Then again, maybe it was where we all began stashing loads of kits and never getting to them....
  9. Clarence Lovell Torino Cobra

    Super nice Torino!! Great decals and paint too!
  10. The only 6 that is correct for a 57 Chevy was included in the 60 Chevy pickup that AMT did. The air cleaner is wrong but the correct air cleaner can be had from http://public.fotki.com/KenK/kitchen_table_resin_kits/ http://public.fotki.com/KenK/kitchen_table_resin_kits/chevy-6-air-cleaners/57chevys4200442vi.html
  11. Jaguar D-Type XKD 606

    Very impressive work on the D type. Really nice
  12. Salvinos JR Monte Carlo

    Nice to see them attempt to correct some of the missteps in the Olds by making some add on parts. That's a first. So far the Monte looks promising.
  13. https://scenesunltd.com/collections/brakes/products/battery-combo-set-e03
  14. Chaparral 2C by ARII

    The Chaparral looks great. Now I want one
  15. Cool!! I am in for several of these. I plan one per the boxed kit and steal the engines from the rest