Miatatom

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About Miatatom

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  • Birthday May 31

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  • Scale I Build 1/24

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  • Location Soddy Daisy, TN (near Chattanooga)
  • Full Name Tom Shirley

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  1. Miatatom added a post in a topic What do you drive?   

    I don't think I've posted pics of my snake. Factory Five kit, Mazda merlot color, 302 Ford engine, 5 speed. A lifelong dream fulfilled. Sold to a friend.




  2. Miatatom added a post in a topic PHOTO ETCHED PARTS   

    ....or Future.
  3. Miatatom added a post in a topic Anything Good at Harbor Freight?   

    A wise sage that taught me a lot about wrenching on race cars explained why it was a good place to buy tools. If you buy a set of "whatever" and one of them wears out from use, replace it with a really good one from SnapOn. Mac, Craftsman, etc. to . The rest will be good for occasional use.
  4. Miatatom added a post in a topic Making my own waterslide decals   

    Bernard, what brand and store?
  5. Miatatom added a post in a topic good way to mix M.M. and testors paints   

    Yes. Not a big deal though. I'm still on my first roll and have plenty more.
  6. Miatatom added a post in a topic good way to mix M.M. and testors paints   

    Go get some Glad Press and Seal. Remove the cap and clean the lid and bottle top. Cut a small piece of the Press and Seal and cover the opening. Screw the cap back on. You'll never have a problem with stuck lids again.
  7. Miatatom added a post in a topic Dieselpunk Alternate Reality Turbine Hybrid II, sneak peek   

    Love it! Can't wait to see the finish. What color?
  8. Miatatom added a post in a topic Anything Good at Harbor Freight?   

    Yeah, even my wife likes to go in with me and look around.
  9. Miatatom added a post in a topic Anything Good at Harbor Freight?   

    I use this a lot. Took the rubber suction thing off the bottom and mounted it to a 2x6.
    http://www.harborfreight.com/2-3-4-quarter-inch-articulated-vacuum-vise-3311.html
  10. Miatatom added a post in a topic Cheap oil = lower plasic prices?   

    I still have a dumb phone!
  11. Miatatom added a post in a topic Cheap oil = lower plasic prices?   

    BTW, if you buy models at Hobby Lobby, be sure to go online and sign up for their newsletter which includes a 40% off coupon every week.
  12. Miatatom added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Detailing Lettering on TIres
    I've heard of using a pencil eraser and almost dry paint and blotting the letters. Does anyone have any other techniques they use to paint letters and insignia on tire sidewalls?
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  13. Miatatom added a post in a topic Mazda MX5   

    You did a great job! Gotta get one!
  14. Miatatom added a post in a topic testors ez clip airbrush   

    Get a Paasche H with the #3 or #5 tip.
  15. Miatatom added a post in a topic Airbrushing   

    Everyone has an opinion on airbrushes. I started with a Badger Patrior 105. Retails for over $100 but I got it for $45. I figured it must be THE airbrush for me. I had moderate success with it. After much reading I bought a Paasche H siphon feed and love it. Simple, easy to clean and inexpensive and works great.