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  1. Dead on, 51st just about a block off I10. I was right there at Travelers Inn. Price was right. Room 121, right up front. Shade in the later part of the day. That helped.
  2. This was sitting in the parking lot of CARLS JR next to the motel I'm in for CDL training. On the battery box it says Atlas Van Lines.
  3. Yeah I wish. I also build Aircraft and Armor, and I use acrylics through my airbrush so you can imagine how that goes.
  4. Lookin good. Mine is still in progress too. I'm smoothing the cab and sleeper. Stretched the living daylights out of it too. Makes me want to pick it up and start working on it again, seeing this one. I can't advise on the wheel/tire thing however as I haven't gotten that far into mine. Want to make sure the bodywork and chassis workout before I tackle what could be used as parts for other rigs if the bodywork doesn't work out.
  5. Hah I bring them in the bedroom to hang and dry. I can't leave them outside they wouldn't last 5 minutes.
  6. Best way to get them in is don't start buying it all up for them. Let them watch and dream and tell them no for a couple of years and then for christmas, BOOM, and let it go from there. Worked like a charm on both of mine.
  7. On Page 3 was scratchbuilders stuff, so here this might help. https://www.dropbox.com/s/utsifpe38klg537/Scale%20Calculator%2001beta.zip?dl=0 It's a scale calculator for Windows. I created it, and it appears to work fine. If anyone notices anything with it let me know. I don't plan to ever charge for it, it's 100% free.
  8. I won't touch ebay anymore, they say I owe them 12 bucks, they owe me 150. I'll take them all the way to the top.
  9. Awesome. My oldest was a little early, and was a lightweight too. With 4.11 gears though he can really get lost.(Yeah shameless beverly hillbillies plug). This your first one?
  10. Those forklifts are kinda ugly I think but I'd probably do something similar if I had one so I'm not one to talk. HAH. That old Chevy though, beautiful.
  11. Too many gun or ammo malfunctions today when I went shooting. GGGRRR
  12. I'd like to echo all of this. Some specific Mentions My mother, who spent her time in the USAF watching the radar scopes My cousin Dennis Boley, Currently NHRA Divisional tech inspector and Racecar driver, but Formerly Navy. My Grandfather 25 year Army Veteran. Passed on a few years ago, but he lived just long enough to see his first Great Grandchild(my oldest son), not for his second(my youngest son) My cousin Gail Davis, who died in Vietnam at LZ Xray, in IA DRANG. Think of the movie We Were Soldiers. He died day 2 of that hell. To every service member who gave all they had
  13. Lookin good man. I can't wait to get some truck money rolling in so I can get one of these. Have Keith Marks print me out some decals, with white on them and baby let it roll.
  14. CLAYTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  15. I know right? It's a big Whiskey Tango Foxtrot moment. Well I've got my American and POW flags hanging up from my balcony for today, and am going to go out and go shooting today while it's still legal to do so, will be illegal in 60 days, unless it's your own. You can't even show your buddy the new gun you just bought anymore, it's illegal. Ok rant on that over. Have fun today fella's.
  16. It's either Testors one coat or custom lacquer. sitting in brake fluid I mean I can scrub and scrub and scrub with the toothbrush(stiff bristle), and while you can see the brush turning a little red from it, it doesn't seem to do anything to the paint on the surface. I can only conclude that at this rate it would be 2-3 years soaking in this stuff. The paint just was not reacting well at all, which maybe it's a formulation issue in this batch. Might have something to do with it's difficulty in removal. I've never had any sort of an issue with any of this paint before. I'm at a los
  17. That is just horrible, making the rest of us look so bad. LOL. Seriously though that is awesome. They should be injection molding stuff liek that, that people want to see, not the same old subjects revisited. Moebius has taken a chance on the 18 wheeler stuff and has done well. Can't tell me AMT is hurting from reissuing that stuff either. Great job on it. I'd never be able to get the gooseneck straight or the curves to match from side to side. You going to use that big dozer as the load when it's done?
  18. I've not had a problem with humidity and clear. I live in Oregon(yes it does get hot here 113 degrees) it's also very humid, it is the pacific northwest afterall. There are any number of things that could affect it though. I'll have to start paying attention to techniques, I just learned without really paying attention to what I was doing different. I used to have the issues though. I doubt I'll have much time to do anything in Phoenix. I think it's pretty much wake up, get some grub go training, go get some grub go back to motel pass out. Repeat. I can put a face to the name I've j
  19. Ok ok ok, so what is it with these concrete pumpers? I see one the other day called Putzmeister, and here tonight I see one called Schwing? Please tell me this is a huge joke. WOW. Sure is funny though. I almost wrecked my SUV when I saw putzmeister I was laughing so hard.
  20. I think I'm going to have to take him up as the brake fluid doesn't seem to be doing anything to it either. Though I have narrowed the color choice. Krylon Shortcuts purple, or Chrysler Bright Sublime Green from back in the day, which would really make the thing POP!
  21. Looking good. I guess without the engine work that thing goes together quickly. I've done Star Trek decals(as in the aztec pattern) so I can imagine what a PITA those friggin things were. Still not a Volvo fan by any stretch but it's lookin good. JT I know what you mean we have one up the road a few minutes from me as well. Except that I intend to drive for them. Hopefully I'll be quitting my current job at Sprint effective about June 7th.
  22. I wouldn't mind doing one of these in red with Knight transport decals. I see their trucks ALL the time up here. Of course they run the prostars too......... Something for the future perhaps?
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