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  1. I broke out a Ford GT40 and copied Bills' recommendation of the tooth brush, hot water and cleanser. The body had a dull finish and looks like it's ready for primer. Highly recommended method!
  2. Looks great! Here is a RX-7 that I want to build some day. http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/aos/aos47453.htm Speaking of WRC, how about Sebastien Loeb coming out of semi-retirement and beating everyone else in Argentina by almost a minute. He is the greatest!
  3. Yes! While building my Cobra, I was a member of the FFCobra.com board and always felt it was the best, most helpful forum I'd ever been associated with. I now have the same opinion of this forum.
  4. I owned one almost identical to that. Wasn't a SVT though. Great job!
  5. Getting back into the hobby after over 50 years, I don't have any spares to practice on. Maybe an empty plastic milk container or something similar?
  6. Bill and anyone else with good suggestions, what do you use to "practice"? Is there something bigger than a plastic spoon that can be used?
  7. To ensure that you get the correct ratio of putty and hardener, use scales that measure in tenths of a gram. Harbor Freight has them on sale now for about $6.
  8. I hope the one I've got in my stash turns out like yours. Great job!
  9. I bought a scriber called the Scribe-R. The website that has them is http://www.radub.com/ Look in His Shop, then Tools, then Scribing Tools. It's part number is RB-T019. Works great.
  10. I've got a few glue bombs that I've got to do the same thing with. Some folks say to give them a dip in water and then put it in the freezer. It's supposed to help. Here's a thread on that subject. Good luck! http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=30114
  11. Is this available from anyone in 1/24 scale? The ad talks mostly about rivets but there are louvers on the sheet too. http://www.micromark.com/ho-scale-decals-with-raised-3d-rivets-and-other-surface-details,9968.html
  12. Yeah, I just completed a little test and softened up some sprue. Thanks for the responses.
  13. Should lacquer thinner be used to strip enamel off of plastic? Will it soften the plastic?
  14. As you can tell by my avatar pic, I love them! I've got to get a model and build a replica of it!
  15. WOW!!!! That's a super job. Your son looks like he's got it displayed in a safe location. I'm a Trekkie (Trekker?). A local station has the show on at 9 PM on Saturday's. I have them set up to record. Didn't realize this was Contact Day minus 50 years.
  16. Great info Pat! I too have collected the tools you listed. Can't wait for the next installment.
  17. Anxiously awaiting installment #3. Headed out in the morning to gather up the tools. Great info, Pat! Thanks!
  18. +1 for the Badger 105. I also got a less fine point needle and tip. I like it a lot.
  19. I'm just getting back into it myself. I started with the el cheapo one from Harbor Freight. It actually did a fairly decent job. I've since bought a Badger Patriot 105. Found it on Amazon and with a $25 discount for using their credit card for the first time, I got it for less than $42 including shipping. Still learning to use it though but I like it. You'll need to get a little more specific about kits. What genre, what makes and models, etc.
  20. Jim, I looked up the tutorial. I remember it being very good. Only problem is all the photos aren't displaying. http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=49626&hl=%2Bclear+%2Bsilicone+%2Bcaulk
  21. Wow!!!! That's super sharp!
  22. That's a pretty general question, Nathan. We'll need to know the size tubing you want to replicate as well as the scale you are working with.
  23. Well, I have 2 on the shelf and will be watching our build. Keep the updates coming.
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