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  • Scale I Build 1/24 & 1/25

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  • Location Baton Rouge, La.
  • Full Name Carl Krumm

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  1. mole53 added a post in a topic Now that's a real replica builder.   

    THUNK!!!!    Sound of bottom jaw hitting the floor.
  2. mole53 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Harbor Freight Dehydrator
    Harbor Freight has thier dehydrator on sale,, and I am thinking of getting one. How good is it and what is involved in modifing it use for painting? Any info would be much appreciated.
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  3. mole53 added a post in a topic anybody else have this problem (brake fluid)   

    Dave I feel for you buddy. A long time ago I tried to strip a model RR engine, key word try, with brake
    fluid and it stripped the paint fine. It also stripped the bonding agent from the plastic leaving it in the shape of an engine but a rubbery, crumbly mess. That being said, I'd say your problem is the plastic. I now use brake fluid exclusively with no problems. Besides its cheap, a buck at the dollor store, and I can't find purple power around here.
  4. mole53 added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 6/24/2015 Added Video   

    Chris, HELP! I'm going thru Mooneyzs withdrawls, and I need a fix bad. I have followed your build since the beginning and have been blown away by your phenominal attention to detail. Please get back to the bench, for your own sake, I'd hate to see this project end up in a box on a shelf, yoyu got too much invested in it.
  5. mole53 added a post in a topic Two Questions   

    Bill E. ---- Thanks for the link to the Craig Stansfields 2011 R & M catalog. I'm building Revells Datsun 510, with the moulded
    in tail lights and would like to keep the surface detail.

    Joe ------- Thanks for the suggestion, but like I told Bill E., the tail lights where moulded in and I cut them out without any thought
    as to what next.

    Bill G. ---- Your links were older than Bill E.'s link but include pictures. Thanks anyway. Buy the way, I like your YouTube channel.

    Snake45 -- Thanks for the tip on the epoxy, I see what you mean about rubbery, the 5 min. stuff I used has filally hardened
    (only took 4 days).

    I'll let y'all know how the next batch turns out.
  6. mole53 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Two Questions
    Like the title and tags state, I got two questions. One, does anyone know where I can find a picture referance to the latest Replicas & Minitures releses. Two, I have tried casting taillights with 5 min. epoxy and two drops of red food color. The results where OK but nothing to write home about, too dark & opaque. I only need two, I want them clear red & I don't want to spend money on bottles of resin dye, I'm cheap. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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  7. mole53 added a post in a topic Dad's going to kill me.   

    Great model Rick, I know how you feel. Back when I was 16 I totaled my moms '63 Buick Electro 225. lost it on a wet street and slide sideways into a phone pole, digging a 3' trench. I got my drivers license 2 days before and the car just returned the day before from the upholstery shop with new seat covers, mom was NOT happy.
  8. mole53 added a post in a topic Bending tubing   

    Thanks guys, was thinking of making a set of headers for a double dragster build, but decided go with plastic rod and drill out the end instead.
  9. mole53 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Bending tubing
    Is there a tutorial or could someone tell me how to bend small dia. tubing without kinking it?
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  10. mole53 added a post in a topic AMT double dragster?   

    Thanks guys. The goggle search was a big help and Bill I only saw one "chassis" (wink, wink) in that ad!
  11. mole53 added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    AMT double dragster?
    I am starting the AMT dbl dragster rail kit, single engine, and was wondering if there is a 1:1 equal for the frame. Any info will be helpful
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  12. mole53 added a post in a topic Detailing vs Disability   

    Carl, (great name)
    I'm sorry to here about your problem, I can relate to to your plight. A little over a year ago I was doing some work on my table saw, with a dull blade, no guard and in a hurry. The outcome was not pretty, all the fingers on my left hand where damaged,almost severing my index finger. After two surgeries and countless hours of p.t. I am permenently flipping the bird at the world. This past year has been rough, looking at all the great works on this forum and trying and failling to do the simplist task, I just now feel comfortable enough to mess with plastic again.
    The reason I'm telling you all this is don't give up, I really can't give you any personal advice about foiling except to try some of the excellant tips that you've been given and learn and adapt.
  13. mole53 added a post in a topic Model Cars Magazine Dealers   

    The Hobby Towne store in Baton Rouge, La is no longer in business.
  14. mole53 added a post in a topic Lago-Talbot race car by SMER   

    I've got one of these in my stash.and your right, this thing is basic, with a capitol B. I'll be watching this thread with extreme interest.
  15. mole53 added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Sweet 16
    I don't know if this should go here or not. I haven't figured out what this is going in but when I do ya'll be the first to know. I started this topic in the q & a section about a week ago and just got around to posting some pics.

    Please don't laugh too hard at my photography, the only camera I have is my iphone. Comments are always appreciated.
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