Harry P.

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  • Location NW suburban Chicago
  • Full Name A mere layman...

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  1. Harry P. added a post in a topic A few pics of the real Pontiac Sloper.   

    That is a good-looking car.
  2. Harry P. added a post in a topic Lindberg Auburn Speedster   

    I think it's absolutely hilarious that the door panel lines stick out from the surface!
    Obviously somebody didn't understand that the mold was the negative, the molded part the positive.
  3. Harry P. added a post in a topic Lets play caption this   

    That's the last time I use valet parking...
  4. Harry P. added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Careful. No politics allowed...
    or I could go on about this subject for hours...
  5. Harry P. added a post in a topic I always save plastic packaging, but I'm not sure what to do with this   

    I'm kind of surprised they make that in your size...
  6. Harry P. added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    I remember when if your headlight burned out, you replaced the bulb, which cost a buck or two.
    Now your headlight burns out and there's no way to replace the bulb. You have to replace the whole headlight assembly, which I have heard runs several HUNDRED bucks in some cases. For ONE freaking headlight.
    This is "progress?"
  7. Harry P. added a post in a topic McLaren MP4/6 Long Term WIP   

    Mark is having trouble posting, so he asked me to add this update from him...
    It’s been well over a year since I last updated the work I’ve been doing on the body.  Every month or two I’d color sand the wrinkles and let it set only to have new ones appear.  I’d sand them out and wait and repeat.  Looks like it might have finally stabilized, but I won’t be too surprised if it reoccurs either.  After all, it’s been the better part of five years since I started painting the body…
    Last night I took another stab at it and after sanding out some ripples I blended in some red on the right side and sharpened up the lines on the front with some white.
     
    [URL=http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Scale-Master/media/McLaren%20MP4%206/DSC05940_zpsizpe3bac.jpg.html][/URL]
    Don't know why the URL gibberish posted too... but at least the photo came through.
  8. Harry P. added a post in a topic Defects, short shots and warpage   

    It's meant to keep things from being damaged before you get it. What you do afterwards is your problem!
    I have the same problem with Pocher kits. Somehow the ebay sellers manage to pack everything in the box, but I can never do it after I take everything out and look at it!
  9. Harry P. added a post in a topic Our police officers   

    Because that's the nature of the "news."
    If Officer Jones arrests a suspect without incident, that's the norm. That's the way it goes down 99% of the time. There are thousands of arrests every day where nothing out of the ordinary happens... that's not "news."
    But when something out of the ordinary happens, the media jumps all over it, because that's "news."
  10. Harry P. added a post in a topic 1968 Pontiac Firebird 400   

    Very period-correct looking color. Nice.
  11. Harry P. added a post in a topic Stage Coach Wheelsatnder.......On the workbench 8/11/15   

    Ditto x2!
    Impressive detail, impressive scratchbuilding. Very cool.
  12. Harry P. added a post in a topic Our police officers   

    Another cop was murdered the other day right here in my neck of the woods (Fox Lake, IL).
    Being a cop is hard enough. I can't imagine the stress they have to go through in their jobs. But when there are people apparently making "statements" by specifically going after cops... sheesh.
    You couldn't pay me enough to be a cop. I couldn't perform that job.
  13. Harry P. added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Prescription drug prices are out of control. No wonder so many people have to choose between their medicine or food. It's sad that in a country with all of the knowledge, technology, and advancements in medicine that we have, so many people simply can't get the medicine they need because they just can't afford it. That's not right.
    Can't get into this because it's "political," but I agree with Rich and you guys... prescription drug prices are absolutely insane. I saw a report on 60 Minutes a while ago on the cost of prescription drugs. Cancer drugs are especially expensive. They were talking bout a certain cancer medicine that costs $10,000 a month! (or was it a year? Either way, that's insane).
    So they asked the drug company exec what the point was of marketing a "miracle drug" for cancer when nobody can afford to use it? The best drug in the world is useless if nobody can afford it!
    Good question.
  14. Harry P. added a post in a topic Defects, short shots and warpage   

  15. Harry P. added a post in a topic Defects, short shots and warpage   

    I seem to remember certain kits (JoHan?) back in the old days when I was a kid that were engineered in such a way that the parts trees actually stacked in the box in a sort of precise, interlocking fashion... the trees were engineered to stack and "lock" together to each other in a certain sequence. No crushing, no warping, no parts trees sliding around in the box.
    They could do it then. They can't do it now?