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  1. Sounds like a torn meniscus. Had that happen to me. After some arthroscopic surgery and five to six weeks of therapy, was right as rain.
  2. Thanks! I made that same observation myself awhile back, even suggested a separate section for all those obits that loaded up in here and got stepped on! Glad to see I’m not the only one with an opinion about it!
  3. Just to update. It finally did get delivered on May 10. Funny thing is the tracking info changed too! Very odd!
  4. Here’s an interesting eBay tracking update! Never seen this before! Hope it shows up someday!🤔
  5. Yup. Drugs will do that to ya!
  6. Just bought one too. Was not aware there were two holes! Thanks for the heads up!
  7. Unless you reeeally really want the box art, you can probably do better price wise!
  8. Don’t know how to copy the link from my phone but, there’s a thread on this forum Using Alcohol and Distilled Water for Static Charge Removal dated September 20 2014 on this exact subject! Try the google search to get to it. Should answer your question.
  9. I decided to try my hand at some weathering and picked up some Tamiya weathering sets at hobby lobby. I checked out some YouTube videos for some instruction and kinda got the gist of it, just need to practice. The question I have and isn’t clear anywhere is, if these powders can be thinned somehow. I was expecting a consistency of something like my wife’s eyeshadow makeup. This stuff seems much harder and doesn’t pickup on the applicator very well. I should say, some colors do better than others but just not consistent for one to the other. I realize this is a dry-ish application but it’s not picking up very well so, I thought if I could dip the applicator in some thinner it would pick up and apply better. Any ideas before I experiment and possibly ruin the stuff would be helpful. It’s a little pricier than I expected! Thanks!
  10. I don’t usually like to complain about things that can mostly be resolved with a little imagination but, today I pulled out of my stash the out of production Trumpeter ‘63 Nova coupe. Still sealed in the original cellophane! Decided it was time to build this one in dedication to my high school sweetheart. She drove one of these in our senior year and taught me how to drive a stick in it! We graduated in ‘77 and she went off to college. We were talking about possibly getting married after she finished school and got a job teaching special education. The degree she was studying for. But in ‘79 she was killed in a bad accident while taking a break from her studies to go for a bike ride and was hit by a van driving way too fast for the road conditions. Never saw her on the curving hilly street they were on. This broke my heart for a long time! I still think about her and what might have been. Anyway, I’m getting into this kit and as is my habit planning my project sequence for paint, assembly, etc. start taking inventory of the parts and find that the left headlight bucket is missing! Now mind you, this kit has not been opened and still sealed in its bags! I think well, maybe it’s a short shot! This is the chrome tree and the chrome covers the nub where the part should be! But everything else is molded sharp and complete so after close examination it appears that the part must have pulled or broke off before chroming! Needless to say I am more than peeved! I don’t have to tell anyone here that this is a difficult and expensive kit to get these days! I got lucky and was able to acquire this kit from an estate sale at a reasonable price with all intentions of building it. Now I’m stuck unless I can get a replacement or figure out something! Maybe the AMT repop wagon kit will fit. I don’t know. Right now I’m too POed to think straight! Anyway, thanks for letting me rant!
  11. Now take that and put it in a box and it will improve the amount of time it takes! Also brings down the humidity a little too. Basically what I do. Oh, and maybe use a bulb thermometer to monitor temperature. My box gets about 95 degrees with a 100 watt incandescent bulb.
  12. Elmers make a clear school glue. Just like the white only clear! Use it for lenses and windshield.
  13. It’s been mentioned that Windex or washer fluid was used to thin craft paint. These are usually tinted blue! Doesn’t this affect the paint color?
  14. Well, I’ll compare it to styrene model plastic. Rockwell B scale we use where I work to check softer metal materials for production stampings. Now, I’m not sure how accurate it will be or even if it’s going to work, but I’m going to try for my own curiosity. So there’s the reference point. A durometer test would probably be more accurate but I don’t think we have one.
  15. I used small dabs on clear parts that allow the UV light to pass through and penetrate the Bondic and thoroughly cure it. I tried to poke a pin in the joint to test the softness and couldn’t pierce it! I was skeptical at first considering the tiny light they provided. Was quite impressed! Again, these were small dabs not thick beads. The Bondic instructions show that if heavier amounts are needed, it should be built up in layers. Maybe a more intense UV flashlight or as mentioned, sunlight is needed for your application. I ordered a UV penlight from Amazon with an adjustable beam. Should be here by Monday or Tuesday. I’ll do an experiment at work and try to check the hardness on a Rockwell tester if possible, to see what it is on the B scale. Get back with results before the end of the week
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