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  1. I started out with the same idea. It was an areabig enough for me to sit at a desk and paint in a small booth. I wasn't happy about my exposure to al the paint fumes and decided to enclose an area in my basement and build a proper fully enclosed paint booth. Works like a charm. http://smg.photobucket.com/user/baddogracing/media/Glove%20Box%20Paint%20Booth/gb1_zps3a9deb4e.jpg.html If you're interested, the rest of the photos of my set up are here: http://smg.photobucket.com/user/baddogracing/library/Glove%20Box%20Paint%20Booth?sort=9&page=1
  2. Thanks for the extensive and thorough explanation, Art. I have to agree with JohnU as well. I don't have too many sealed kits but I'm going to be going through them all to ensure I don't have the same problem with other kits.
  3. I recently bought a Revell Ford Mustang GTO IMSA racer with the Motorcraft decals off of eBay. This kit had been opened previously. When I received it, I checked everything over and discovered something that I found very unusual. One of the tires was stuck to some of the clear plastic parts (windshield, rear window and one taillight lens). They had imprints in them of the tire including the lettering. Has anyone ever heard of anything like this before? Should precautions be taken to ensure that dissimilar materials like this are separated, especially if kits will be stored for a while? The seller was nice enough to give me a full refund.
  4. You can paint the air cleaner with gloss paint and then cover it with a flat clear. Here's some info about Micro Sol and Micro Set: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=41635 http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=81627#entry1048115
  5. I use the wooden skewers like a lot of other folks do but I use double sided tape with the thin foam center. A short strip on the side of the skewer can hold several small parts.
  6. I like that a lot! Great color and detail!
  7. I've got to agree with you Jonathan. NASCAR always seems to have the "perfect storm" of events that add drama to every race. This article gives a good indication of the convoluted thinking that the France family uses to control NASCAR. http://www.autoweek.com/article/20140205/NASCAR01/140209923?utm_source=DailyDrive20140205&utm_medium=enewsletter&utm_term=article4&utm_content=20140205-NASCAR--Cheaters-can-still-keep-wins&utm_campaign=awdailydrive
  8. As I've said, they'd love nothing better unless it was Dillon in the "3".
  9. Beautifully done! Love the colors!
  10. They'd like to see Toyota win but I think the money making part can be extended to Dillon as well. NASCAR would love to see the 3 in the winners circle and on the stage in November. It would be almost like Ironhead winning again.
  11. They want to do it the way it makes them the most money. The brass at NASCAR have dreams of Junior or Austin Dillon winning the 500 and the championship, I'm sure
  12. Sorry to confuse you but there's only one race per class. Qualifying races during the week determine the starting order. It just takes 3 days to go through all of the different classes. I think there's about 25. Each class has a final race. It is 19 laps and man, you've never seen close, edge of your seat racing anywhere. Can't wait to see it..
  13. Actually, as a sports car and open wheel fan first, I must say I also watch NASCAR as well. Just a family tradition. To me, the new format of winner take all is a step towards the Sports Car Club of America Runoffs format. It is a one race winner take all for the Amateur championship in different classes in the SCCA. Paul Newman said screw the Oscars as he clutched his first National Championship. He knew how hard he'd worked and raced to win it. Money helps but he was a respected racer by the pros he raced against. I have been to one Runoffs while a member of the SCCA in 1991 and later watched the races where they could be found. Sure miss the old Speedvision. My case is that the Runoffs is the most exciting 3 days of racing in motorsports. Emulating an element of that format makes me think that the last race will be as exciting as any NASCAR race they've ever put on. Go to the bank on it, it'll be all people will be talking about next November.
  14. The only thing I can suggest is to follow Ron's suggestion and wash all your parts before sanding. If your parts have any of the common contamination issues such as mold release or oil from your hands from handling, sanding before washing may serve to imbed that contamination into the plastic. Washing may not be adequate to eliminate all of the contamination.
  15. Here's some info Joshua! http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=44426 http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=24888
  16. Beautiful work, Tulio! You are very talented.
  17. Title says it all. It says on the bottle: New Look - Same Great Product.
  18. Luckily, my brother in law works on computers and had that one laying around and was nice enough to give it to me. You may be able to find one at a computer repair shop.
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