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  1. 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!

  2. 19 minutes ago, cobraman said:

    I have been to Carmax and found their prices to be high and like most places want your trade for next to nothing.

    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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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”! 

  5. He also played a pretty good Lt. Sulu in the fan based YouTube production Star Trek Continues. Any Star Trek fans of the original series will get a kick out of this “what if they did another season of episodes before they got canceled” offering! It was made around 2013 by die hard fans with fan funding.  It also stars James Doohans son as Scotty! There’s also some cameos of other famous actors along the way. Won’t spoil it for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet! 

  6. Just now, RichCostello said:

    That's how I do it too. Prime body, inside and out, spray the headliner and when dry, wet sand body, mask off headliner, and paint the body.

    This really makes more sense considering how much work goes into finishing the exterior and how much easier and smaller the area that needs masking is on the interior. 

  7. I think he might be asking about the tank pressure not spraying pressure. I have an old Sears Craftsman pancake compressor that has a regulator that shuts off the pump at 125 psi. If that helps. Can paint at 15 to 20 psi for a couple of hours which is usually the limit of my paint sessions. 

    l’d be careful about making your own pressure vessel though. Unless you know what you’re doing, it could be a bit dicey!

    If you really need to store air, Harbor Freight sells a separate air tank that can be filled for off site use. For the price it may be a safer option.😉

  8. 46 minutes ago, Rob Hall said:

    I remember Sears...haven't been in one in at least a decade. I remember my Dad liked Sears, esp. for the tools.  Seems long ago and far away.

    I haven’t waisted my time with Sears Craftsman  since they started limiting their exchange policy on certain power tools before they sold the brand. I’ve found Harbor Freight will exchange tools no questions asked like Sears did years ago! Yeah, I know, “cheap China made carp! Only name brand ‘murican made for me!” Well, in my opinion they have improved a lot and you’d be surprised by the quality most of their tools have. But, if you’re a professional and use your tools daily, then fine go for it! But for the price and the limited use these tools are gonna get around my house, it’s not worth having expensive ones lounging around my garage till the next time I need it. By the way, it’s sometimes been cheaper to buy a power tool from the Freight than rent it too!

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