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About southwestforests

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  • Birthday June 20

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    A town on a river
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    Model trains, rockets, planes. Kites.

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  1. Our Name

    My name actually is Forrest, and I actually have autism, and I have had well past my fill of being mocked and ridiculed with that Run Forrest Run bullshit both online all over the place and in person and one time got arrested for punching a person person who got way too in my face with it. I would have zero problem taking that path again, so keep your mouth shut. I then stopped using my name online unless it absolutely had to be used.
  2. UAV/Drone kills....do they really count?..

    Well, look at this then re-answer that, http://www.latimes.com/politics/washington/la-na-essential-washington-updates-us-forces-shoot-down-iranian-drone-over-1497972506-htmlstory.html See also: http://www.arabianaerospace.aero/home-drone.html
  3. ARC Search Engine

    It has something to do with the way the search engine reads what is entered. I think it was this forum, maybe another, where somewhere in the search function details it said that numbers such as 747, 117, 21, 51, basically all the designations we know and love, were too common to use for valid search terms and thus ignored.
  4. It's 2017 and the Army still can't decide on uniforms

    Classy is the correct call. Those look good. My little brother is old enough to have retired from Army in 2015 as a W4, and I think he would like that uniform.
  5. A-7E Corsair II - Hasegawa 1/48

    Good to see that someone's home. And a well done someone too.
  6. The Last Jedi

    I would not be astonished if trailers exaggerated the intensity of things in order to create the desire to to give money in order to see the production.
  7. Why isn't my solder sticking?

    Ah, another train person! Oh, something else, when soldering something where small parts are attached close together to a large metal part, there are issues with the part adjacent to the one you are trying to attach ending up getting hot enough to melt the solder and the part comes loose. I haven't done that situation but people who have report using different solders with different melting points and start with the highest first then work to lower melting points.
  8. Why isn't my solder sticking?

    Could this be a factor? http://www.ipmsrichmond.org/resources/IPMS Richmond-Soldering Photoetch.pdf
  9. Why isn't my solder sticking?

    A question, what diameter is the solder, spaghetti noodle? Soda straw? If it is larger it would again be a heat question. Now, I've not soldered photoetch parts but have soldered solid brass parts for trains, so whether it is a chemical compatibility with the photoetch question is beyond my knowledge. Any chance this might shed any light on the situation? http://store.curiousinventor.com/guides/how_to_solder/kind_of_solder
  10. Why isn't my solder sticking?

    "large pieces" ... hmm ...Even before getting to the flux and solder types question there is the question of heat and whether enough heat is applied at solder point; I don't know how large 'large' is, will have to look up Eduard's website, but large can radiate heat away from soldering point.
  11. Acrylic paint undercoat

    Require, no. Come out better with, usually. I don't know if you mean undercoat in addition to a primer or undercoat as a primer, though it seems to be as a primer. Undercoating, priming, is a good idea so you can find any surface blemishes, if any, which might show up when color coat is applied.
  12. What to build next

    Oh, why not pull out all the stops and go for a diorama at an airshow with the RCAF Stearman parked alongside an 'acquired' MiG-29 in what if livery of some RCAF test and evaluation unit. Hey, you asked for opinions - and did not define what would count as acceptable levels of rationality within those opinions. :D
  13. 1/144 Bombardier Challenger 604 Revell

    Attractive little airplane. Whoever decided the real one needed the stripes (uhh, technical term cheat lines, I think I've heard/seen?) made the right call, they add life to the livery.
  14. My Forums Are On Half The Page

    Here on a PC it's not what I would call jammed; there is about 1/4 screen width at right which is void of content.
  15. Physics, kites, books, and NASA

    http://chelmsford.wickedlocal.com/news/20170929/chelmsford-author-writes-book-about-kites-physicsand speaking of NASA and kites ... https://www.grc.nasa.gov/www/k-12/airplane/shortk.html