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  1. Welcome, Howard. You're right, this is a great forum for model car builders.
  2. Just read a stat that said there were approximately 1.42 Billion cars in the world. They're not going to replace that many ICE cars any time soon. BTW, we drive a Kia Niro HEV. 51 mpg
  3. As for eyesight issues, I've got lot of lights hung up. But when I really need a lot of concentrated light I use this. It's an old magnetic base for holding stuff like a depth gauge. I bought a clamp on eBay and a really bright flashlight from Harbor Freight and it really helps a lot.
  4. Well, I've been beaten. 😂👍 Rock on, Carl!
  5. I received a nice compliment here on the forum recently because I'm 78 and still trying to build model cars. So that got me thinking, who's the oldest person actually still building on this forum? I turned 78 in May.
  6. Thanks. Well, I'm trying. I've messed up as many as I've finished over the last 12 years. That's how long I've been back in the game.
  7. I've had cataract surgery on both eyes a couple of years. ago. I've got so many lights up, my hobby area looks like Broadway.
  8. I do those things, as well. Yeah, it's the coupe. Building a replica of the car one of my professors had when I was in college. Got to ride in it once. What a thrill. He sold me my first dirt bike after I graduated and we rode together some. He's gone now. Those were some good times.
  9. I'm working on a XKE. The dash has a bazillion small decals. My shaky 78 year old hands make this a particularly difficult task. What are some tricks for making this a little easier?
  10. Miatatom

    61 Ventura

    Nice job. Tell me a little about the Aleenes clear. Nice gloss.
  11. Welcome, Mike. We're finer than frog hair! 😂
  12. Welcome aboard, Jason. GO VOLS!!! 😂
  13. I'm a cat person. Loved the 3 German Shepherd dogs we had but the two cats we had were just great. I still miss them so much. Our neighbor just made a trip with her two children to the Galapagos Islands for a week and we cared for her cat Rooney. I've grown really attached to him. He's an older cat but still very agile and can leap up into a tall chair easily. I just love him. I'm so sorry for your loss.
  14. Welcome EAK! Like you, my area for race cars became my area for model cars. Built my own spray booth too. What kind of racing were you doing? I ran sports cars in SCCA and finally vintage racing with Vintage Drivers Club of America.
  15. Glad you're out and back with us Snake.
  16. Welcome to the forum. It's a great resource.
  17. I meant 1.05 mm but not on bodies. The #1 is 0.45 mm and the #3 is 0.75 mm. These are Paasche H sizes. I also use a Creos PS-290 with a fan spray tip and a 0.5 mm nozzle. Have I confused everyone enough? 😂
  18. It depends on what air brush you're using. I typically use something around 0.5 mm.
  19. And Sigourney Weaver as her mom. JLH, wow, nature has been very, very good to her.
  20. Great career. If you've never seen Heartbreakers, check it out. Usually a bad guy but he did comedy pretty god.
  21. Lordy, Steve, you sure make me feel older than 78. 🤣
  22. One thing I'd like to add to this discussion is Tamiya primer is really hard to remove, if you need to. IPA will remove most paints but Tamiya primers are like granite. I haven't found anything that will completely remove it easily.
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