CadillacPat

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  • Location Houston
  • Full Name Pat Parker

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  1. CadillacPat added a post in a topic Two hobbies, two demographics. A view from the middle   


    Harry I'm really surprised. These are my sentiments exactly.
    I don't understand the "need" someone has to make sure others will carry on a hobby.
    Let natural selection take its course.
    There will still exist a core of people who build Models because they like it, not to be noticed by others.

    Internets and Forums do not accurately show the number of people who build Models.
    Internets and Forums only show a few Modelers who enjoy posting on Forums.

    Modeling, even plastic car Modeling, can't die, but so what if it gets thinned out a whole lot.
    Why desire people to do something they don't really want to.
    Let the Hobby crash and be rediscovered in 50 or 100 years.

    Harryhausen didn't whine when CGI took over his style of Modeling.
    He continued to work his craft right up to the end.

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  2. CadillacPat added a post in a topic What to use as base coat ?   

    I wouldn't use a Flat Black base for these or any other color shift paints.
    Go with a Gloss Black.
    Just about anything should work. Even a cheap spray can enamel Black.
    These paints contain only a pigment from House Of Kolor and were formulated especially for good adhesion to plastic.

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  3. CadillacPat added a post in a topic Making a tear drop hood scoop with Squadron's white putty   

    I use Milliput SuperFine White Putty and you can make applications thick as a golf ball without shrinkage or cracking.

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  4. CadillacPat added a post in a topic Chrome Restoration: Re-Chroming Plated parts?   

    ChromeTech,

    http://www.chrometechusa.com/


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  5. CadillacPat added a post in a topic Making a tear drop hood scoop with Squadron's white putty   

    Okay, what am I missing here?
    Is that the Hood Scoop?

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  6. CadillacPat added a post in a topic New off-topic area   


    Austin I know excatly what Dr. No or No.1 would do.
    They would Nip It In The Bud!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. CadillacPat added a post in a topic " Everything You Need To Know About Making Decals - Part 1 "   


    Absolutely Dennis,
    The 10 pak Clear InkJet Decal Paper from Papilio.com is Item # 1AS8511K

    The White, which there are uses for, is W1AS8511K
    While there are uses for White it is a mistake to assume you can trim excess White Decal Paper from the edges of a printed Decal and achieve anything other than a grossly recognizable edge.

    Choose the cheapest shipping offered.

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  8. CadillacPat added a post in a topic New off-topic area   

    Keep the new Off Topic area where it is, out of sight and down at the bottom where it doesn't clutter up the board.
    Having the Off Topic area already shows a definite presence of those who only post Off Topic comments and subjects.
    It has already cleaned up the site.

    CadillacPat
  9. CadillacPat added a post in a topic New off-topic area   

    Oh the Humanity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. CadillacPat added a post in a topic New off-topic area   



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  11. CadillacPat added a post in a topic " Everything You Need To Know About Making Decals - Part 1 "   

    Retro,
    There's already a thread talking about other graphics programs, a few of them if you'll check past pages here.
    This is about PhotoShop.
    If you'll Google----- Graphics Programs------- I'm sure you'll find several of them.
    As I have said, you may be able to get versions of PhotoShop free online.
    I've used several graphics programs and discarded them all for PhotoShop.
    I don't use Gimp, Foozle, Dingo, TontoFast or any of them.

    You might post a thread over in Questions so we don't get this thread flooded with off topic graphics programs.
    Maybe someone will write a Tutorial to explain it.

    Follow along, and try to get one of those free versions of PhotoShop.

    CadillacPat
  12. CadillacPat added a post in a topic Where to get Little Hypodermic Needles?   

    In your Yellow Pages.
    Your local Medical Supply Store will have them and graduated medicine cups for mixing paint.

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  13. CadillacPat added a post in a topic Paint prep on high gloss molded plastic   


    Bill you would need a microscope to detect any molecule sized gaps left when using ScotchBrite on plastic.
    Just as I'm sure the same tiny gaps would show up after brushing with Ajax.

    ScotchBrite works fine for recessed and molded areas. Just squeeze and twist.
    It's what most AirBrushers use for painting Plastic.
    Adhesion is not problematic.

    There are different colored gauges of ScotchBrite, I use the green.

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  14. CadillacPat added a post in a topic New off-topic area   

    Let's hope this will bring some credibility back to the General Section.
    At the moment it is more of a Chat Section.

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  15. CadillacPat added a post in a topic Paint prep on high gloss molded plastic   

    Pick up some ScotchBrite Pads.
    I use the Green and it gets down into tiny crevices.
    Then just wash with a toothbrush, soap and water.

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