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  1. The stupid Japanese mouth apparatus and earwax removal technique are ads that are extremely annoying as you know what!
  2. I like this idea! You could use a feeler gage set to stack up the exact amount you need for the radius of the rod to scribe the center!
  3. I’m toying with the idea of using a battery operated electric toothbrush and modifying it to take sanding and polishing pads. Still in the mental experiment stage.? Not an original idea though, I think it was deep in this forum somewhere!
  4. Jeez! I checked your link and Walmart shows it’s out of stock already! Guess your tip rallied all the hoarders!?
  5. Another vote for Tamiya smoke. I use the bottle stuff and brush it on. Used it on the rims (not original to the kit) of this Revell Black Widow. You can see the difference to the bumper where I didn’t use it.
  6. On eBay a seller called Larrygscale has a ton of finished diorama stuff. G scale that translates to approximately 1/24, 1/25. A little pricey but appears to be finished and ready to use. Stuff I didn’t know you could find! I haven’t bought anything yet but it’s fun to look at what he’s got!
  7. So...typical used car dealer.?The wife was curious about them too. I’ve figured with their advertising overhead they weren’t the best bargain in town.
  8. Just did the same thing except I used a round white sticker label on the lid first. Some of the darker colors kinda disappear against the black lid. Also added the paint ID number as well.
  9. Wow Brian, thanks for the link! Gonna book mark it. That looks like a match for the calendar picture car I’m talking about! Got a much better view of the drop top boot and it looks like it might be much easier to fabricate myself than to source it from a different kit.
  10. Thanks for the info guys. I figured I would have to make my own. Been scouring my stash of limited convertibles kits and was coming up with nothing that would fit or modify close enough. I didn’t realize Studebaker actually didn’t have a convertible. My inspiration was from a car calendar photo we have at work. It has red body paint, white interior, a black folded down top. It’s got a lowered stance with wire rims and wide white wall tires. The grill bars have been removed for a more open look. I suppose it’s obviously a custom job but boy, I can’t stop wanting to build one just like it! It looks so classic cool!
  11. I’ve got an older release of this kit and I’d love to make a convertible out of it. But I’m struggling with finding a boot that will fit without too much hacking! It would be nice to have this option in the reissue!
  12. Ok, I see a seller from Australia listing $3.30 with $28 US for shipping.
  13. Wow! $27.00 for 14 ml (.49oz) with free shipping from England on eBay! Wonder what it will cost if it becomes available in the US.
  14. Well, after a little gentle research on Google (Scalemates, RC World), I’ve discovered that it is an acrylic varnish. Suggests to me it’s very similar to Future floor finish. In a smaller bottle!?
  15. I’m a lefty and learned to play guitar at eight years old. Seemed to come easy because all the notes and cords are manipulated on the neck with the left hand! Never understood the need for flipping and restringing for a “left hand guitar”!
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