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Vince Nemanic

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  1. 2019 Round2 Car Kit Releases

    The "new" Dukes of Hazzard snap kit and the three shop dioramas are all new tools from Round 2. Just sayin'.
  2. What went wrong???

    In case you are wondering, yes I am better at taking paint off than putting it on, LOL.
  3. What went wrong???

    I have had good luck with Tamiya and Testors lacquers by soaking the parts in 99% alcohol that I buy at the Target pharmacy section. A pint is about a dollar and I have a few bottles, since I need to add some new alcohol every few uses. It also strips acrylics and pre painted models. I've heard that 90% alcohol also works. Also, my Purple Power is about 5 years old and has been used straight from the jug. I also add some fresh when it weakens or gets low. It works much better when the temperature is in the 80s or more as opposed to 60s or less. I strip unknown paint in the order of cost. I try alcohol first, then Purple Power, and lastly Scale Coat. Scale Coat is great, but last time I bought it -2 years ago- it was over $8 a pint.
  4. Tom Carter

    FYI, Tom's Daughter posted on Spotlight Hobbies that he fell, broke his leg and was in surgery. Since many of you have met him at shows and have bought from his business, I thought that you would like to know. I wish him a speedy recovery.
  5. What went wrong???

    Go to Wal Mart and buy some "Purple Power" cleaner/degreaser. Using it full strength, soak the body over night (or longer) and scrub with an old toothbrush. Rinse the body off, and repeat as needed. Warnings: do NOT use an aluminum or metal pan to hold the parts as it eats metal (a Tupperware type container is best); if you rinse it out in an enameled sink, wash the sink REALLY well afterward: and wear gloves. The Purple Power is reusable so pour it back into the bottle. If your paint job is enamel, it should strip pretty well, Purple Power also strips chrome plating in about 15 minutes, EDIT Steven mentioned (Castrol) Super Clean, and you may also see the term "the Purple Pond". Purple Power and Castrol Super Clean (also referred to as CSC) are similar products and do an equally good job. I use Purple Power because it is a bit less expensive and Wal Mart often doesn't have CSC. Some say the purple pond because both products are purple. And I agree with Stephen - don't buy another kit because that will cost more than a gallon of either one.
  6. What went wrong???

    Go to Wal Mart and buy some "Purple Power" cleaner/degreaser. Using it full strength, soak the body over night (or longer) and scrub with an old toothbrush. Rinse the body off, and repeat as needed. Warnings: do NOT use an aluminum or metal pan to hold the parts as it eats metal (a Tupperware type container is best); if you rinse it out in an enameled sink, wash the sink REALLY well afterward: and wear gloves. The Purple Power is reusable so pour it back into the bottle. If your paint job is enamel, it should strip pretty well, Purple Power also strips chrome plating in about 15 minutes,
  7. AMT Ford C600 is just becoming available as a Hostess delivery truck. The Wheelbase might need adjusting and the box would be a total scratch build. you would also have to scratch build the AC, bumper extension and other details.
  8. Lifetime subscription

    Guys, I have known Gregg for a couple of years longer than he brought out the magazine. He is an honest honorable guy. He has said numerous times that your subscriptions will be honored. If you have 5 issues left, you will get 5 issues. Maybe this will get all of your attentions. KNOCK OFF THE GRIPING ABOUT YOUR SUBSCRIPTIONS !!!!!!!! YOU WILL GET THEM !!!!
  9. Lifetime subscription

    Has there been n announcement for those of us NOT signed up for Paypal?
  10. I never had the Brabham - Matra kit, but I think one was F2 nd the other F3, not Formula 1 cars.
  11. Must be fake.

    There was a post somewhere about that . It was taken by a diver in a shark cage. It is real.
  12. GSL- any body got some pictures to post yet?

    There are a number of groups of pictures on Facebook. Steve Hinson, Roy Sorenson, and another (I forget the name) have posted so far.
  13. May 2019 Round 2

    I thought the Dyno Don Comet was the same as the Model King kit. That would make it a '67 with a non-stock grille.
  14. Iconic cars not kitted

    How about a Ferrari 250 Lusso or Cobra Daytona ?
  15. LONG.Long Long Long shot I'm looking for this ?

    Would be the same engine in the Fire Fighter Mustang II?
  16. There is more to the road race Piranha than that, The Man From UNCLE car had a one-of-a-kind nose and tail. All other Piranhas were more like the drag car.
  17. I have developed a couple of medical issues that will keep me home this time. Nothing life threatening, but I can't bend my knee to get into either a car, bus, or airplane.
  18. R2 April 2019

    I zip through it with the sound off. "the cool stuff about this is..uh.. .let me read the box to you because I don't know anything about it".
  19. That's not Jungle Pam

    Barb Roufs has been deceased for about 30 years. RIP.
  20. Pics of your Showrods anyone?

    Too funny!
  21. Boy, is this guy going to take a bath soon!

    Before Round 2 can reissue the Tow'd, they have to realize tht the engine and gearbox are in the Depth Charger and its sister kits.
  22. Sometimes I hate Hobby Lobby

    I use the coupon on my phone because I don't get the newspaper, so once it is scanned I can't use it until the next day. Besides, I was just pointing out the options for the use of the 20% off sale, not discussing various tactics for using the 40% off coupon. As many have observed, all Hobby Lobby stores do not operate the same way. My store will not charge full price and the 40% off coupon on a sale item, for example.
  23. Sometimes I hate Hobby Lobby

    Tom, you sort of touched on the reason that I didn't mention- time. Besides the time standing in line, it takes me about 40 minutes to do a round trip to HL and it takes about $2.50 in gas ( I live in CA). Also, using a coupon three times means three trips to HL. Even if I go there when we are running errands, the HL is not close to our other shopping locations.
  24. Sometimes I hate Hobby Lobby

    One thing needs to be said. If you buy 3 or more kits that are the same price, the 20% off is cheaper. If one kit is more expensive than the others, the 20% off is better when the cheaper kits add up to more than the most expensive one. if the kits are the same price, there is no difference when you buy 2 kits at 20% or 1 kit at 40% and 1 kit at full price.
  25. 57 T-Bird "BattleBird" "update 12-25-injectors"

    Looks good, my friend!