Harry P.

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  1. Harry P. added a post in a topic A delicate question   

    Not gonna happen.
    The only way I can see to remove the decal is to apply masking tape and try to "rip" it off... but you'll probably wind up ripping the tissue paper. Since you say acrylic paint was used, then the decal applied on top of that, you might try soaking the decal with some water applied with a brush... maybe that would soften the decal's glue and allow you to scrape or lift it off somehow?
    I suggest just painting over it.
  2. Harry P. added a post in a topic Automotive (and other) toys from our childhood   

    The good old days... 1962 Sears Christmas "Wishbook"...

  3. Harry P. added a post in a topic escale   

    Welcome. I think you'll like it here.
  4. Harry P. added a post in a topic Question about tape   

    I agree. Tamiya tape (comes in 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch widths) is the best product to do color separation lines. Razor-sharp lines, sticks well so no bleed, yet pulls up easily and won't take paint with it. It's a little pricey, but it's the best tape I have found so far for masking off bodies.
  5. Harry P. added a post in a topic Automotive (and other) toys from our childhood   

    I never had this, but remember the TV commercials. One of the weirder toys ever...
  6. Harry P. added a post in a topic Automotive (and other) toys from our childhood   

    If lawn darts are banned, why are "regular" darts allowed? Seems like they arbitrarily picked on lawn darts, while many other dangerous things are still allowed.
     
  7. Harry P. added a post in a topic Mufflers are getting exhausting   

    Another way to make mufflers... cut some large aluminum tubing to length, then carefully flatten the tube to oval shape by placing a small piece of wood on the tubing and then gently tapping with a small hammer. Don't go too far, you want to get an oval cross-section, but don't want to totally flatten the tubing. Muffler ends made of styrene sheet, drilled to accept solder pipes. Smaller diameter aluminum tube cut to short lengths and slipped over the ends of the solder pipes to create the open exhaust tips.
    I don't see the advantage of making the pipes by using styrene tubing with brass rod inserted into it when solder alone can be bent easily and will hold its shape just fine... yet is soft/bendable enough to allow you to fine tune the fit easily.
  8. Harry P. added a post in a topic Auto ID #208   

    I mean it was easier for me!
  9. Harry P. added a post in a topic Dodge L700   

    Agreed. And it's not too late. 
  10. Harry P. added a post in a topic Cool Parts   

    That's about all they're good for.
  11. Harry P. added a post in a topic Cool Parts   

    Oh, please...
    Would you pay $7 plus almost $4 shipping for a worthless piece of trash?
  12. Harry P. added a post in a topic Tiger Gold AMT '65 GTO   

    Very nice.
  13. Harry P. added a post in a topic 75k limit for photos   

    Yeah, I'm on a Mac, so it's Command-V.
    I guess on a PC it's Control-V.
  14. Harry P. added a post in a topic Cool Parts   

    I agree... throw in a few cool display/diorama parts instead of that silly miniature box!