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  1. While I never been to a KISS concert, I am a big fan of the '70s stuff (original KISS) - their music and the theatrical performance. Everything else after that (with few exceptions) is meh. 

    I also have to chuckle when I see any of those '60s and '70s Rock bands still performing today.  Those guys are old farts!  I wonder how, back in their prime in the '70s they would look at themselves as 60- and 70-something guys playing live rock concerts.  It's surreal!  Not that there is anything wrong with that.  Rock on 'till you drop guys!

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  2. 14 minutes ago, A modeler named mike said:

    You are proof that the repetitive playing works! You remembered the company airing it and what they were pushing. Not to mention Lily..

    Better ads use clever plots or good (not stupid) humor. Those are more memorable to me than being annoyed by repetitive ads.  I still remember The phone company Yellow Pages commercials from the '90s.  Those were very clever.  Furniture Stripping, Rock Drills, Dumb Waiters, Civil Engineers, and many more.  In more recent times State Farm Insurance ads are also quite good.  But Liberty Mutual ads with the emu are really annoying. Wouldn't get insurance from them.

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  3. 23 minutes ago, gbdolfans said:

    I know the Marketing that if you see a commercial more than once, you are more likely to remember the ad. I just find it annoying to have to see the same one 2 or even 3 times in a row. The on that is most prevalent is the one by AT&T with Lily on the plane. See, it works !!! There are others and they are just as bad.

    Anyone finds this bad??

    Very bad.  Right now it is a season for the Medicare "plan C" ads.  Camp Lejune, Asbestos, and all the ambulance chasers ads. Ad-noseum!

  4. On 12/3/2023 at 11:05 AM, Andy Oldenburg said:

    Before I attached the belts I fabricated a mount for the alternator and added micro hex nuts. The parts received a bit of patina.


    That is not an alternator.  It's a generator.  I don't know if alternators were used on any cars of that vintage.  I know "picky, picky, picky". :)

    But seriously that is a very interesting project (not one I would attempt).  It is looking pretty darn good so far.

  5. 6 hours ago, A modeler named mike said:

    I get what your saying but I come from a time when law was respected and individuals took pride in their work and had values as you probably did also..

    I also come from that same time, but unfortunately the world around us has drastically changed (and not for the better). We may have the "old world" morals, but large portion of current population does not. Same goes for the work ethics or even common sense. Just ask Ace.  ;)

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  6. 10 minutes ago, A modeler named mike said:

    If this service is a paid for service then I would have to can their butt and find a new provider of that same service. I personally have no problem calling out BS and eliminating it. Not on my dime! 

    We are taking about Postal Service employee, or restaurant staff.  Even if they got canned, with the way today's world is, they could find you and kill you. In today's world killing someone is not a big deal.  But they would likely not get canned, so they would continue to provide the sub-par service to you.

    Yes, I'm exaggerating a bit, but you get my point.

  7. On 12/4/2023 at 6:48 PM, jaymcminn said:

    Just received 3 sets of these. The detail is staggering, so much better than any photo etched wheel could manage. I'd love to see a slightly deeper set with Michelin XWX tires for Ferrari 275s and 365 Daytonas!

    Jason, contact Jason at Jack Modeling, He accepts requests (these wheels and tires started as a request on this forum).  Since he already has a CAD design for the 250GTO wheels, it should be easy to change the rim depth or other dimensions. The tires will be a bit more involved, but doable.

  8. 24 minutes ago, Vintage chromoly said:

    No price on the cap.

    its the last bottle that was still good from my childhood. My model building years were late 70’s until around 84ish.

    Hm, I thought the priceless caps were introduced later in the '90s (to present) so they would not have to remake the caps using the new, constantly growing price. Generic cap solved that problem.

    EDIT: On second thought, I seem to recall that the little square bottles had different diameter necks too, using different caps.  Larger and smaller. I think the small caps didn't have prices and were used in paint sets. But my memory is fuzzy, I think I still have a paint set from the '80s. Would have to dig it out and check the cap.

  9. 3 hours ago, MrMiles said:

    I honestly dont want to go that route.  im sure the guy knows that we have the ring and doesnt care. if we call and complain, he might just smash stuff away from the camera before gently placing it down on my porch, and then claim it was like it when he got it.

    its similar to how i will never complain about my food at a restaurant, poorly tasting food is much better than spit filled food

    That is the dilemma nowadays. We experience some really poor service from an individual on whom we depend on, but we are afraid to report it worrying about possible repercussions. 

  10. Thinning kit's entire windshield (or any "glass") is pretty much impossible because you woudl have to be able to reduce the thickness of the inner surface by exactly even amount. I just don't see that being possible (especially on a windshield with complex curves). If you don't have it done evenly, it will cause optical distortion.  Plus all the smoothing and polishing would take a lot of time.

    Also, even if very thin, the kit's windshields are out-of-scale thick anyway. Best solution is to use the windshield as a buck for forming a new windshield from thin clear material (such as PET).  Vacu-forming or similar heat-forming method should produce a scale-thin clear windshield.

  11. 6 minutes ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

    The problem, as I mentioned above, is RUNAWAY exothermic reactions when materials are used by the untrained or inexperienced.

    Sure, I understand.  But for the relatively small items we cast (even as large as a full 1:25 scale car body), I don't believe that runaway reaction is even something that could happen.  I know that with all the small parts I cast, I never had the molds get more than lukewarm using urethane, and even less so using epoxy.  You are looking at this through the eyes of someone who has done casting on a very large scale.

    I actually have more of this issue with CA glue and accelerator (which also sets through an exothermic reaction).  I have had it get hot and even bubble up.

  12. Most resins used for casting are usually polyurethane-based.  But both 2-part Urethane and Epoxy generate heat when they are curing (the exothermic reaction). Also, since (2-part) polyester resin was mentioned, that also cures by an exothermic reaction.

    AFAIK, all 2-part chemically-cured resins are exothermic (they generate heat while curing).

  13. On 12/2/2023 at 7:26 AM, Can-Con said:

    Peter, I can guarente you I live more north and more east then you do, and I don't even know where in the States you live. 😉

    Regardless of where we live, what I stated is accurate.  Northeast USA (New England) is Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.   I was just making a point that spraying paint cools it down.  If this is done in a hot and humid environment, that cooling spray effect will condense water from the air onto the object being painted, ruining the paint job. If the ambient air is cool and much drier, there is not enough moisture in the air to condense, so no damage is done.  I have experienced this enough so I know not to spray paint during hot and humid days.

    Reviewing this discussion now, this specific problem could be humidity related after all. 85% RH seems quite high, but we also  don't know the air temperature of when the painting took place.

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  14. We had few of them back when they were popular.  They communicate with each-other through IR communication (like a TV remote control), so they can have conversion and learn things.  There was even an app for PalmPilot (remember those personal assistants before smart phones took over?) which allowed you to control and communicate with the Furbies.  We still have couple stashed away (for when they become prized collectibles). :D

    Then the same company came out with a Shelby - similar toy but it looked like an oyster. It was slightly more advanced, and they also communicated using IR, but the silly thing was that the communication protocol was not compatible with Furby!  Go figure.

  15. 1 hour ago, Can-Con said:

    My guess would be the weather, Jon.

    Cooler air holds more humidity and that can be a factor. 

    I'd wait for drier weather. Humidity is much more of a factor with these things then just temperature. The drier the better.


    I live in the Northeast USA and we are currently entering the winter months. The cold air is much more drier and holds much less moisture than warm summer humid air.  Easy way to observe that (other than looking at the hygrometer) is getting static electric zaps everywhere I touch. That is because dry air does not allow the static electricity to dissipate. That is why I prefer casting and painting in the cooler months. No worries about moisture absorbed into urethane resin causing bubbles, or paint blushing due to ambient moisture condensation.

    But colder ambient temperature does usually increase the viscosity of liquids (like paint), so the temperature alone could be contributing to this paint issue.

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  16. 12 hours ago, bobss396 said:

    Eh.. not so fast on the 1303 Krylon clear over decals. Since my post I had a bad experience with it over kit stock car decals. It reacted with one on the roof, I had to strip the whole car and do it over.

    Decals are not all made the same.  Different brands might use different decal film chemistries, and different types of inks.  Different brands/types of clears will affect different types/brands of decals.  Only safe clear to use on all decals would be water-based acrylic clears. 

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