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  1. The first time I tried the foil under paint for fine script I was puzzled about how to concentrate an abrasive on such a small area. Then I found in my pencil cup an old eraser “pencil” the kind used by draftsmen back in the day before CAD took over for blueprint drawing. Was able to shape it down to a point fine enough to just rub the paint off the high areas of the script! The abrasive in them are perfect for removal of paint because I think they were designed to remove ink on paper. The one I got I’ve had since my apprentice days many moons ago! A light touch is all you need to remove paint
  2. Well, I used to use it for other things other than models that HL provided. I recall using it recently, maybe a month or two ago for my wife’s baking supplies. I literally just looked at my app and discovered the coupon option is gone! Considering I have a small hobby shop full of kits anyway, don’t really mind not using it for that. They weren’t always the best price or selection. At least in my neck of the woods. Seems their data base was recently hacked too!
  3. Looks like they stopped their 40% coupon at the Stow Ohio location plus the coupon doesn’t show up on my HL app either!
  4. Well now, percentage makes more sense and clears the confusion for me!
  5. Wow! I would have gotten that confused pretty quick! Would not have expected equal parts not to be equal amounts! Thanks for the heads up! What kind of a mess would that have made?
  6. Thanks Pete for the link! Mineral oil it is. It’s funny, I just read through the newer Revell version of the visible v8 kit and it says to use vegetable oil as a lubricant! But I’ve seen vegetable oil age, dry out and get gummy in a small bowl so, I don’t think I want that going on inside this finished model!
  7. Hi gang! Need some help. Can mineral oil be used as a lubricant with model plastics? I’m in the process of assembling the old Visible V-8 Engine with lights and motor! Built one as a kid and and barely got it to function! Fifty years later, I want to try again hopefully with better results! Instructions show using oil on areas that move (didn’t know that as a kid!) but does not say what type. I don’t want to go using just anything that would react and possibly craze or melt the plastic! Got a incomplete vintage kit and a new reissued one without the electrics for parts that I’ve been sitting o
  8. Had a sorta funny experience for a watched item I kept getting “another chance” email. Seller had an opening bid for auction of $25 for an AMT 34 Ford 2 in 1 but also had a make offer as well. It closed and relisted twice with no bids but I did make an offer for $20 both times and was rejected. Listed a third time. Same thing, made my offer and this time accepted! Guess the seller decided a sure thing was better than nothing! My perspective is, why list a starting price auction bid then have a make offer at the same time! Stands to reason it’s going to be lowballed especially with $15 shippin
  9. The stupid Japanese mouth apparatus and earwax removal technique are ads that are extremely annoying as you know what!
  10. I like this idea! You could use a feeler gage set to stack up the exact amount you need for the radius of the rod to scribe the center!
  11. I’m toying with the idea of using a battery operated electric toothbrush and modifying it to take sanding and polishing pads. Still in the mental experiment stage.? Not an original idea though, I think it was deep in this forum somewhere!
  12. Jeez! I checked your link and Walmart shows it’s out of stock already! Guess your tip rallied all the hoarders!?
  13. Another vote for Tamiya smoke. I use the bottle stuff and brush it on. Used it on the rims (not original to the kit) of this Revell Black Widow. You can see the difference to the bumper where I didn’t use it.
  14. On eBay a seller called Larrygscale has a ton of finished diorama stuff. G scale that translates to approximately 1/24, 1/25. A little pricey but appears to be finished and ready to use. Stuff I didn’t know you could find! I haven’t bought anything yet but it’s fun to look at what he’s got!
  15. So...typical used car dealer.?The wife was curious about them too. I’ve figured with their advertising overhead they weren’t the best bargain in town.
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