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  1. 6 hours ago, Rob Hall said:

    Been 'warming' up yesterday and today (mid 30s today) after the deep freeze...supposed to be in the 50s Thursday..all the snow will melt in my yard...then ice and snow Fri and the weekend.. :(

    That sounds like the weather report for the Boston area. But we have over a foot of snow on the ground  - one day of 50 degree weather will not melt all that snow.  It will barely put a dent in it.

  2. 6 hours ago, iamsuperdan said:

    I'm still not sure if these flat earthers are just trolling, or if they legitimately believe it. I really hope it's the former.

    I'm afraid that they are serious.  We also have non-believers that humans landed on the moon, or even traveled beyond the Van Allen belt.

  3. On 1/5/2018 at 2:19 PM, Ace-Garageguy said:

    Here's a link to an article from Psychology Today, published in 2011.It cites results of several studies and polls that are alarming in their implications about the literacy and awareness of the American populace...like the sad fact that more than 40% of Americans DID NOT READ A SINGLE BOOK OVE

    R THE COURSE OF A YEAR...and unbelievably, 18% of Americans believe the sun revolves around the Earth.

    That explains the ever growing Flat Earth Society.  :wacko:

  4. On 1/6/2018 at 12:06 PM, Matt Bacon said:

    I knew I kinda recognised it (though those orange Matchbox cars didn't reflect the rather nicer lines of he real thing).

    I also have that orange Matchbox model  (and have owned it since the '70s).  It looks nothing like the real car.  I always thought that the Matchbox model was cool looking but odd. Now that I saw a photo of the real car I can say that it is sleek and beautiful (but the engine is a bit of an overkill).

  5. Um, are you sure you mixed (shook) the paint in the spray can really well before decanting?  Sounds like you left the "thick stuff" (the pigment and resin) still in the spray can, so what you have is just the solvent tinted with the paint's color.

  6. 12 hours ago, echoxrayniner said:

    Ahh dont worry, it takes two weeks between completion and getting the actual prints, so there's a fair bit of waiting regardless. If I had the printer myself I'd have 'em but sadly I rely on outside folks for it D:

    And between 4 projects, managed to wrap one up; the '78 Dodge Aspen Super Coupe:
    1978aspensupercoupepreview.jpg

    If these are printed on Alps printer, if you used metallic silver ink undercoat (instead of white) for the taillights and marker lights, that would give them a nice metallic color (imitating the real lenses). But some Alps printers have problem printing any color over metallic, so that might not work.

  7. On 1/5/2018 at 3:45 PM, LDO said:

    Wow. I didn't realize this question was more than 4 years old. 

    Yeah, I'm not sure how members suddenly discover old threads and reply to them.  Nothing wrong with that - I'm just wondering . . .

    I usually don't look past the new messages (less than 1 week old).

  8. 17 hours ago, unclescott58 said:

     

    By the way, I must be getting old. Because the girl from the kit that Ken showed doesn't look too bad to me. Is there any chance of seeing more of this kit? I've heard rumors that some of Pyro's larger scale kits weren't too bad. 

    Not only she doesn't look bad, the quality of the sculpting and even molding seems pretty nice to me.  Especially considering it is a PYRO!

  9. Looks like you have duplicate posts on this.

    They used to be Tampo printed (the dull ink). I have not bought any new Hot wheels for several years. So the graphics are now shiny?  I wonder if they have modernized from Tampo-printing to direct-to-substrate ink jet printing using UV-curable inks? That is what the model railroad industry is now embracing for decorating those models.  If that is the case, those will be hard to dissolve.

  10. They used to be Tampo printed (the dull ink). I have not bought any new Hot wheels for several years. So the graphics are now shiny?  I wonder if they have modernized from Tampo-printing to direct-to-substrate ink jet printing using UV-curable inks? That is what the model railroad industry is now embracing for decorating those models.  If that is the case, those will be hard to dissolve.

  11. On 12/29/2017 at 4:01 PM, JohnU said:

    Another trick I learned after purchasing a tool from micromark and giving it a closer look was, take a sewing needle and nip or grind the eye end off to make a fork. Then use this fork to transfer a tiny drop of glue to hard to reach assembly points. Surface tension of the liquid glue will hold in the fork until touched to the part. Works great for all types of thin adhesives. Mount the needle to a handle of your liking for better dexterity. Sewing needles come in a variety of sizes so you may want to use a smaller size for the thinner viscosity adhesives.

    Nice thing about this set up is when it gets gunked up with glue it can be cleaned with the proper solvent and reused.

    I have been using this trick for years (long before Micro Mark started selling their tool).  I read about this tip I believe in the Finescale Modeler, in the '90s, in their reader's tips section.  As far as the gunked up tips go, I just scrape the glue off using a hobby knife with a well-used #11 blade.  It is quicker than using solvent.

  12. On 12/30/2017 at 12:09 AM, Lownslow said:

    Tried something new im way happier doesnt matter if its 10 below or 100 over, it always dries, 20W LED UV light costs around 50$ for a chinese one or 200 used for an LAB grade one. The one im using came from a dental lab. Only works on Enamels,Laquers and some Urethanes. Its near instant with rattle cans.

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    UV light?  Why?  Are hobby or automotive paints UV-curable?  I never heard of that.  My dehydrator uses a 40W heating element. Wouldn't a plain 40W incandescent bulb generate same amount of heat (IR, not UV energy)?

  13. 4 minutes ago, niteowl7710 said:

    Poor Joe didn't even make the error, I did, but both of you were so busy correcting me you didn't even realize it was me you were doing it too...So is correcting my spelling, but making a "misteak" while doing it an unintended irony of being a "Pollack"? :rolleyes::blink:

    My (misteak) misspelling was purely intentional (followed by the smiley to further reinforce the intended humor).  And I was bustin' Joe's nuts  for correcting the first, but missing your second spelling mistake of a similar sounding word. If is has not been clear enough, I'm just having fun (no offense, critique, or trolling intended).

  14. 16 hours ago, BVC500 said:

    To follow up on Peteski's review, the body molding is a step back for Revell.

    To give credit were it is due, I quoted Daniel's (review) post commenting on his use of English language.

    As far as the sink holes go I'm no mold engineer, but as I understand, sinkholes are caused by too-thick of a cross-section of the item being molded.  That is a mold design issue. Or possibly by not injecting enough liquid styrene.

  15. 22 hours ago, 1930fordpickup said:

    Thank you for the Info Joe.  I have always wondered about the requirement for trademarks. I also like the english lesson, I do need that bad. My worst subject in school, now to just remember it. 

     

    Being pedantic, Joe missed the other misteak.  :) So here's another Pollack correcting an American. All in good fun (mostly to bust Joe's nuts) ;)

    "This is the only one of these kits that's peeked piqued my interest, thanks for the peak peek inside."

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