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Miatatom

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About Miatatom

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    MCM Ohana
  • Birthday May 31

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    1/24

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

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  1. Harry Pristovnik

    Terry, Harry was THE BIG DOG on this forum. We all have so much respect for his incredible builds. You"re lucky to have one of his builds.
  2. AGHHHH!Dont drop the airbrush!!!!

    I highly recommend this AB. It works great and is considerably cheaper than some of the other similarly styled ones. I got the grip too. Makes handling it easier.
  3. I ordered mine from the UK. Took about a week and a half as I recall. eBay, maybe?
  4. Revell ‘66 Shelby GT350

    It'll be a replica of one that my best friend had. It was his first new car and his favorite. He repeatedy kicked himself for selling it. I'm going to build it and give it to his son. His dad and I go back to childhood. His son, me and his dad did some good trail riding together in the early 80s.
  5. Revell ‘66 Shelby GT350

    I'm currently building a 67 GTX as well.
  6. I've tried a lot of tools and IMHO, this is my pick. http://www.radubstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=77_110&products_id=329
  7. Revell ‘66 Shelby GT350

    Well Aiden, I've got 60 years on you. Older than dirt? It's great to see young folks like you getting into the hobby. I've got the same kit and will definitely be building it as a vintage race car. Good luck and welcome!
  8. This seems appropriate

    From the article, "Lost here is the gentle pursuit of a modest competence, the doing of something just because you enjoy it, not because you are good at it". I had a 165 average in bowling, at my best. Shot bogey golf, sometimes. As a motocrosser, I usually finished mid pack (I was a great starter). Go karts! In 1989, I got off dirt bikes and into karts (safer?) where I promptly crashed and broke my back. I won a few small autocross events in the southeast in my class and a couple of enduros in vintage racing. But I always considered myself a middle of the pack sort of guy and I quit beating myself up over not winning all the time. Enjoy the ride as much as the destination.
  9. Painting in seriously, seriously, HUMID climates

    Like Casey said, a dehumidifier will work, that is, if your garage is finished in. Probably won't work if it's not. I spray in a room in my basement. My dehumidifier keeps it at about 50% humidity all the time.
  10. What do you drive?

    Exactly!
  11. What do you drive?

    Cool! Named her yet? Maybe something from that era like Hazel. My mom's name. 😁
  12. Paint booth

    Some folks use them and seem happy. Those really aren't booths though, just paint stations that remove the fumes. Truthfully, I can't see how someone could get a blemish free finish without dust getting all over it, but that's just me.
  13. Yes, please, master builders, tell us how you do it. I'd love to get better at this. Just bought a new set of drill bits. That'll help, I hope.
  14. I've never had that problem.
  15. I use 91% isopropyl alcohol to strip lacquer paints.