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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 Elfin 400 Repco (Aussie 60's Big Banger Sports Car)   

    Sounds like the Aussie version of the CanAm series. Nice looking race cars.
  2. Miatatom added a post in a topic Moebius 1965 Cyclone A/FX 427 SOHC   

    Nice detail work. Great job!
  3. Miatatom added a post in a topic DALE JR   

    If I were him, I wouldn't get back in the car starting today. He's got to race Talladega twice and Daytona once before the season is over. Too many concussions. Nastycar is in trouble and has been for a number of years.
  4. Miatatom added a post in a topic Using Micro Mesh Sanding Sheets   

    I can't use alcohol since all my painting is with lacquers.

  5. Miatatom added a post in a topic Using Micro Mesh Sanding Sheets   

    I'm doing a test overnight with half an area washed with Dawn. I'm going to hit it with some clear tomorrow morning and see what happens.
  6. Miatatom added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Using Micro Mesh Sanding Sheets
    I've used Micro Mesh sanding sheets and gotten great results but there's one issue I'd love to clear up. In the past, I've had fisheye issues after sanding with the sheets and then applying more paint. Someone told me that the sheets have silicon in them and that was the problem. If that's the case, can it be removed with a good soap and water bath? In the past, I've always used the sheets on the final coat, be it color or clear because I kept running into the fisheye issue. I'd like to be able to use the sheets and then apply more paint or clear without having to deal with fisheyes.
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  7. Miatatom added a post in a topic Newbie glue/bonding broken windshield support ?   

    Welcome back! Like you, I took a break of about 50+ years. A lot has changed.
    To get things perfectly lined up, you can try a couple of things. These are going to take 3 hands or some sort of tool to hold the parts together. You could try gluing the pieces by applying CA glue (Super Glue) and while you or someone holds it in "perfect alignment", hit it with some accelerator. It'll bond instantly. I use this brand. 
    https://www.hobbylinc.com/hobbylinc-insta-set-cyanoacrylate-accelator-2oz-hobby-ca-super-glue-accelerator-151
    You can also try the stuff they're selling on TV (can't remember the name) that cures instantly when you shine the light they provide on it. I've also heard that it is good for filling voids. I don't know if it will work on your problems. 
    If there's space without it being too noticeable, I'd cut a piece of thin sheet plastic and glue it to the back side for added strength. 
  8. Miatatom added a post in a topic Dawn soap (not ultra) for washing brushes, etc.   

    I wear the nitrile gloves from Harbor Freight for that.
  9. Miatatom added a post in a topic Dawn soap (not ultra) for washing brushes, etc.   

    Dawn is an excellent degreaser and it's in the first step when I build a model. "Wash all non-chrome parts in Dawn".
  10. Miatatom added a post in a topic Has anyone tried power coat powder for floor mats?   

    How did it turn out?
  11. Miatatom added a post in a topic Using an Electric Toothbrush on Model Cars   

    As suggested, I bought a set of punches at Horror Fright and they do make it easy to cut out tape or thin plastic. 
  12. Miatatom added a post in a topic Model Cars Magazine, The Future   

    Another great idea! 
  13. Miatatom added a post in a topic Model Cars Magazine, The Future   

    I like this idea a lot!
    Maybe you could combine martinfan5 and Bills suggestions. I'd pay $10/year to continue to access this valuable resource. Maybe combine that with a digital only subscription to the magazine for an additional fee? Some recognition such as the bar or something else unique might motivate some to contribute if they see a lot of folks with those notations below their avatar. Tribal culture!
  14. Miatatom added a post in a topic An Adapter To Use a Tamiya Spray Nozzle on a Model Master Can   

    Thanks, Bill. It's cheap too!
  15. Miatatom added a topic in Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials   

    An Adapter To Use a Tamiya Spray Nozzle on a Model Master Can
    Everyone seems to love the spray nozzle that comes with Tamiya spray paints. I do. They are much better than the MM nozzles. But Tamiya doesn't have every color you might need. So how can we use a Tamiya spray nozzle on a Model Master can? Here's the solution I've some up with. I started thinking about this when I saw a tip about making an adapter to fit cans in order to decant paint for airbrushing. As many of you know, the blue tip of the Tamiya spray nozzle protrudes and the outside diameter dimension is the same as the inside diameter dimension of a plastic straw. You can put a straw on the tip and decant to your hearts content.
    I used some aluminum tubing from a local hobby store. There are two pieces to make. The two sizes of aluminum tubing you'll need are 0.125" and 0.157". Both are outside diameter measurements. Cut a piece of the larger diameter tubing 0.2" in length and cut a piece of the smaller tubing 0.4" in length.
    Insert the larger tubing piece into the Tamiya nozzle and insert the smaller piece into the larger one.
    As you can see, I've had a little paint spray out onto the top of the can. I'm going to experiment with shortening the longer piece and see if that will help.  Might try using a little epoxy to seal it all up too.
     
     



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