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  1. Got this kit from a Facebook auction. Detail sucks and the tracks don’t seem to fit. ‘Anyone know of correction products for this kit or how to fix the tracks? I tore one trying to wrap it around the road wheels.
  2. duck

    Service Research

    Take a picture of it and then resuze and post.
  3. Would any existing kits have compatible tracks for the Esci Jagdpanzer?
  4. Are there any 1/72 Jagdpanzer aftermarket tracks out there? I have a Esci kit I want to improve.
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    B-26 builds

    I have a very rough 1/72 Airfix B-26, a Revell 04325-0389 B-26 and a Monogram kit. The Airfix is deing rebuilt with the Eduards photoetch as well as some resin parts. I just can’t find anything oline about working on the Revell or Monogram kits pr which variant they build into. Any help?
  6. Any ideas for replacing the kit landing legs?
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    Tamiya 1/32 F-14

    I’ve aquired 2 Tamiya 1/32 F-14’s from online auction, one 1994 and one Blacknight. The 1994 was mostly assembled, but very poorly. It included a set of Eduard photoetch, aftermarket ejection seats and wheel, all of which were not used. The Blacknights kit was also started, but oly the cockpit/ front fussalage and main body with some painting and photoetch used. It was also missing the instructions, which i printed from Scalemates.com, and decals. The 1994 kit has aftermarket decals plus the kit set, so I have everythinng I need to build both kits. Who has built this kit using Eduard photoetch and what advice do you have? Thank you
  8. Does anyone know if the Scale Aircraft Conversion ser for the Trumpeter Wildcat would work for the Revell kit?
  9. Looking for a set for above kit. Mine broke and are not liking my repair attempts.
  10. duck

    Cleaning clear plastic

    Thanks for the tips. Between school work, going through the sruff i salavged from the house and everything else, i hope to try some of these before the months out. I’ll update with results.
  11. duck

    My mother passed, but

    Back from PA and mostly caught up on what needed caught up on. There was no will. To do anything with the estate, for lack of a better term, requires a will, but since there is noe, we have to probate one. One of my cousins volunteered to probate the will and act as executor for the purpose of demolitioning the house. The taxes were up to date and we had the county come out and re-asses the propertys value. It went from 10,500 to 500. Yes, that bad. The house is not so much as condemed as we will jot allow anyone to live in it. The sole brother that was living there is being put up by his church until he can get his own place. The dogs my mother had, but neglected went to Blue Chip farm animal rescue and are available for adoption. The problem now comes doen to clean up, clean out and demolition. Nothing more can be down until the probate process is finished. The lone sister who has nothing to do with us might not sign the papers surrendering claim, just because she has nothing to do with us. If not signed within 30 days of notice, its the same thing as signing them, just takes longer. We had a contractor come look at the house. He believed he might be able to salvage it. However, the roof is giving way, so now there is extensive water damage to the south side. The west side is covered in wisteria. So much that its causing structural damage. Add to all this the lack of maitenance, accumulation of tradh, rodents, and waste, human and animal, its too far gone. Compounding the demolition is that the siding is asbestos shingles. I still have the gofundme going, but geared towards dealing with the costs for the cleaning and demolition. If you can give, please do. If not, please share. https://www.gofundme.com/Cleanup-and-Demolish-the-House&rcid=r01-152859924241-dca6201ba1d143f8&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_w thanks
  12. I salvaged some small, wood and plastic display boxes from my parents house. They spent years exposed to dust and heavy kerosine soot. I disassembled them and scrubbed them with dawn dish soap and sanitizers. The clear plastic is still discolored. Any tips on how to remove the discoloration?
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    My mother passed, but

    So far the cause of death is listed as sepsis. No one has received the remains back from the creamatorium yet. We don’t know why it’s taking so long. My fathers remians were back ina few days, not a week plus.We’ve had a distant family memeber, a third or fourth cousin from mom’s side, offer to take over the property, bury the waste 12’ down, remove all the teash for recycling and work on restoring the house. That will depend on what the county and EPA has to say tomorrow, the 29th. The shingles are asbestos, so bulldozing the house makes it a hazardous waste cleanup. More to follow.
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    My mother passed, but

    It’s not so much being legaly compelled, more like therapy.
  15. My mother passed away in her sleep Friday morning. From what I understand, her bed has been the couch for a while now. Not sure if before or after my Fathers passing. She’s been having health issues and, in a way, I believe she was ready to go. While she was my mother, she was not a great mother. SHe treated other kids better then her own, to say the least. The house she lived in, and that i spent the majority of my childhood in, since 1975 is a hoard. The toliet broke in 1979 and was never fixed. Water was supplied by a well, but the last pump went out long ago and was never replaced. This house was a small farm house, small describing both the farm and house. Built sometime in the 1860’s, it has four rooms up stairs and a bathroom, pantry, kitchen and two other rooms down stairs. At one time there were nine of use living there. In it’s current state, it needs to be razed. The last time I visited, I could not believe how bad it was. My brothers tried over the years to have her, and my father when he was still alive, relocated to assissted care. She refused all efforts to improve her and my fathers life. She also refused to allow any health care professionals see the conditions they lived in. The place is bad. Trash is packed into every room. The floors are not visible. The yard is overgrown and filled with trash, furniture and goodness knows what. Now this mess falls into our hands. I am not in any kind of financial situation to get this messed cleaned up. My wife and I are leaving tomorrow to go help where we can. I’ve started a gofundme page to try to raise the funds to get this mess cleaned up. ANy and all help is gretaly appreaciated. http://link.email.dynect.net/link.php?DynEngagement=true&H=NHOkGrDLOAaDCI80WAVIg8k9WH7D2504PCZjFQA%2FwSXn%2BrB%2Buv9Cd3Sg0ExCdn8MkemP3HEfroXybUxoptlUvYzpMkMRyiiBFOzbSK3op5FdiJHkM8XpKw%3D%3D&G=21&R=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gofundme.com%2Fmothers-remembrance%3Futm_source%3Dinternal%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_content%3Dcampaign_link_t%26utm_campaign%3Dwelcome&I=20180518194041.000000e7d9e8%40mail6-71-ussnn1&X=MHw3NzY2NjI6VEVNUElEXzQ5MDQ7MXw3NzY2NjM6UVVFVUVJRF8xMjkzNjQxNjgwOzJ8Nzc2NjY0OkRPTUFJTl95YWhvby5jb207&S=vYHfZlcaLzlTnJRd40BM8eJmA4fK8k1Ci8qPwMmRSbA