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About JohnU

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  • Birthday 05/21/1959

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  • Location Northfield,Ohio
  • Full Name John Urminski

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  1. JohnU added a post in a topic Stirring up paint   

    Agree! This is perfect! Can reach the corners of those square testor bottles with it too. Just remember to stop spinning before removing it from the bottle!
  2. JohnU added a post in a topic What's your holy grail kit?   

    1967 Pontiac Bonneville. Kit or promo. That front end is so unique it’s cool! When I was a kid our neighbor had one. Great old guy. Taught me a lot about cars since my own pop wasn’t much of a gear head. Like to have one in his memory. eBay prices are just ridiculous!
  3. JohnU added a post in a topic How do You Say 1:1?   

    I always thought 1:1 was kinda goofy referring to a real car or truck. After all, it’s not a “full size” plastic model.
  4. JohnU added a post in a topic gas station tv   

  5. JohnU added a post in a topic 1 of 15,000 '48 Tucker   

    Just an FYI to all Tucker fans, the AACA museum in Hershey PA hs an amazing collection of Tuckers cars and collection of memorabilia including multiple iterations of engines, prototype frame, drive train and suspension components, pictures of the plant and original drawings by Preston Tucker and so on! Truly a must see. 

  6. JohnU added a post in a topic Ollie's has big car kit sale - see attached ad.   

    Yeah, big sale! The one near me had four, counted them, four model T kits! That's it! Either someone came in and scarfed up everything early to flip on eBay or this was all they had to begin with. Didn't bother to ask because there was really nothing I could live without.😏
  7. JohnU added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    What's going on with the rubber
    Some grayish white residual substance appeared on the tires of unbuilt revell 69 Dodge Charger R/T. It seems to wipe off easy with no damage but wondering what could be causing it? I'm storing the kit in a dry basement with the rest of my collection. This seems to be the only one I've found like this and have never seen this before. Should I be concerned?
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  8. JohnU added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    The list of all the dead people bugs me. I come to this forum for fun and relaxation not to get depressed. My own mortality is creeping up on me fast enough so maybe a separate section can be made up and called it Celebrity Obituary where everyone famous that died can be listed. That way one can choose to avoid it if they want.  I use to like coming to the off topic lounge but it's been pretty morbid lately! Sorry for the rant but I needed to get this off my chest!
  9. JohnU added a post in a topic Google Photo   

    Pic doesn't show up on my iPhone. Not sure if it's a problem on my end 
  10. JohnU added a post in a topic Model Cars Magazine, The Future   

    I see your digital version, but this magster app appears to have the latest issue 203 of model cars available. I know jack about apps but this seems like piracy or copyright violation to me if this is not authorized by yoou!
    p.s. I'm a subscriber for more than five years love this magazine!
  11. JohnU added a post in a topic Dust Masks for Sanding?   

    How about wet sanding to keep the dust down. Also helps keep the paper from loading up. Painting though, respirator and paint booth or outside.
  12. JohnU added a post in a topic Model Cars Magazine, The Future   

    So, is this a revenue source for Gregg? I thought he wasn't going to go digital with the magazine himself.
  13. JohnU added a post in a topic Old blade disposal?   

    I'm a tool and die maker. Take my excess used blades to work and toss em in the scrap steel hopper. 
  14. JohnU added a post in a topic Another use for modeling clay   

    Simple elegant idea! Thanks!
  15. JohnU added a post in a topic hobby shops in Cleveland, Oh area   

    Stewart's Hobbies in Whilloughy
    Depot Train and Hobby
    4342 West 130th St. Cleve. OH
    Been to both places, nice selection of kits, and supplies. 
    Stewarts in Whilloughby has a better selection of vintage kits though. If you go, check out Whilloughby brewery down the street. Great food and craft beer if your so inclined!👍