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  1. The fan I used is built to remove exhaust and fuel fumes from the bilge of a boat. Cheap too! http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=76088&hl=
  2. I have 2 of these, each mounted on a 2 x 6. They solve a lot of problems associated with holding parts steady while painting, gluing, etc. A must for older less steady hands like mine. http://www.harborfreight.com/2-3-4-quarter-inch-articulated-vacuum-vise-3311.html
  3. Most everyone is posting their ills and I have quite a few myself. Just turned 70, shaky hands, etc. The biggest obstacle I've overcome is holding onto parts while gluing, detail painting, etc. I solved it with one of these: http://www.harborfreight.com/2-3-4-quarter-inch-articulated-vacuum-vise-3311.html I took the suction apparatus off the bottom of mine (I have 2) and mounted each of them on a short 2 x 6. The swivel head allows a part to be turned and held at pretty much any angle/orientation. My detail painting is still pathetic compared to some but it's much better than it used to be. Gluing parts is much easier.
  4. I had one for a while back in 96. It was a race car with a 2.0 in it. Used mostly for autocross. Tons of fun. A guy drove down from NJ and bought it for $1200 and made a vintage road racer out of it. $1500 might not be too bad a price if most of the car is there and the rust hasn't ruined it.
  5. Dave, where do you find it? As I 've said, the HL folks didn't know what I was talking about. I found some at Michaels but it had sparkles in it that wouldn't have made a suitable material for carpet.
  6. Thanks guys! I was calling it flocking and the HL clerks must have thought I was an idiot.
  7. I've looked at Hobby Lobby and even the store clerks can't seem to find it. What section is it in?
  8. Once again, Jurgen, you have built an incredible model. It is beautiful.
  9. I think you can turn off all those notifications.
  10. Denatured alcohol works better than anything I've tried, given my limited experience.
  11. My stuff always spends some time in my home made dehydrator before I've tried any Future on it. The interior for the Falcon I'm doing was hand painted with acrylics and then cleared with a MM Flat Acrylic Clear and Future mixture of 1:5. Gave it a nice dull shine like 60s vinyl. I hope to have that car finished soon.
  12. I've had a GT40 body with Future on it and it's still fine after a couple of months. I'll probably do a 61 Falcon Ranchero in the next couple of days. Anyone know why it would crack? Still learning about it myself.
  13. I had a 1:1 just like that except the exterior was black. I'm working on a model of it. I hope mine looks half as nice as yours.
  14. I really like it! Nice detail in the interior. Great job!
  15. That's a super clean build. Excellent work!
  16. Great job! I'd like to do one of those builds.
  17. I wanted to make a correction about this experiment. I DID NOT dilute each of the above ratios with alcohol. They were all mixed in the ratios above with Model Master Flat Acrylic Clear FM02015 and Pledge Floor Care Multi-Surface Finish (Future).
  18. I'm fairly new myself and have been leaning towards Future airbrushed over Tamiya lacquer. I just did a little test using Future that you might be interested in. http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=88741#entry1172012
  19. I use an old pair of the wife's PJs cut into small patches. Very soft and smooth. PS She gave them to me.
  20. It dries pretty quick for me. Certainly not 2 days. Humidity maybe?
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