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About southwestforests

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    Model trains, rockets, planes. Kites.

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  1. Though not about the same incident, nor even in the same century, that brings to mind a conversation Dad had with Grandad after Dad retired from USN and began working for a civilian company, My Dad after he relayed the situation/s, "Are all civilian businesses this screwed up?" Grandad, "No, not all of them, there's at least a good ten percent that aren't."
  2. Add enough clear and you'll turn your paint in to a glaze.
  3. I say this without knowing if finances are like mine got a couple times jobs were lost long-term; there is an overgrown toothpaste size tube of Bondo spot and glazing putty available at places like Walmart for a little over three and a half bucks; it is what I get. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Bondo-Glazing-and-Spot-Putty-00907ES-4-5-oz-1-Tube/16927984 Oh, sometimes after the tube has gone unused for a month or so, some of the solvent can puddle on top, so I take a brass rod and carefully mix it in the tube, just a bit, being real careful to maintain awareness of where end of me
  4. Keeping in mind that my knowledge is other model genres, not automobiles, I wonder if being released under Lindberg name is a factor in that. Memories of Lindberg's 1950s and 1960s airplane models, and some of their ships and tanks, seem to be what most people I've encounter judge Lindberg kits by.
  5. I just got some Mr Hobby aqueous paint in RAF/Royal Navy WW2 hues for an Airfix 1/72 Grumman Widgeon/Gosling. Haven't used it before, which makes this look like a thread to watch. EDIT: Well, check that, wandering around their website reveals that I have used their products some years ago around the turn of the century, Gunze Sangyo,
  6. Found this at USNI which says which pilot was in which condition, https://news.usni.org/2021/09/19/two-injured-after-navy-t-45c-trainer-crashes-in-texas-neighborhood And from the TV station mentioned ... ejecting can itself be very dangerous, and then there's the landing after ejecting, https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/local/military-aircraft-crashes-in-lake-worth-officials-say/287-ef5d024c-df6f-4257-aa5b-4cc552063060
  7. At least here in the US there are a couple different plastic-safe paint strippers for models available from model railroad suppliers. In my experience they are NOT safe for RESIN and will turn it in to pudding. Here's a reusable one I've been using for a couple decades, works in a jar into which you can place the parts, https://www.walthers.com/paint-stripper-remover-for-plastics-16oz-473ml-bottle It has tended to remove Squadron white putty. And one which can be applied to model parts which won't go in jars, https://www.walthers.com/easy-lift
  8. Gotta love a Connie! 😁 Minicraft's kit is one I've not done. Just started video and have paused at opening of instructions. Have a Revell Germany Constellation which has been a couple years now in the cabinet awaiting paint. Now, back to video to see how the kits compare.
  9. Really neat projects here. 😎 Don't watch much TV but did watch some of that back then while living in central Georgia in the 1970s, was fun. And then the brain is having word fun, "Beetle kitbash" ... Beetlebash, which is actually fun to say. There is a model show phenomena which explains things such as, for a hypothetical example, a 100% strictly accurate rendering of a utilitarian work vehicle being overlooked in favor of an imaginary fluorescent scooter.
  10. Haven't used weapons sets as a ready-built stockpile but have built weapons for sets as needed for a given project; and now for something completely different, in the 1990s used elements from both scales of Hasegawa's weapons sets as foundations for scratchbuilt sci-fi game spaceship miniatures.
  11. That's odd. You'd think they'd restrict curling irons since one caused a fire in the apartment above me in the 1990s and having had firefighters as friends all my adult life I've never heard a story about model paint causing an apartment fire.
  12. I don't recall having to cease and discard a kit build as result of mistake. Up till a bout a decade a go the problem was finished builds taking damage during frequent moves. Now it is messy health which stalls builds.
  13. Used to do 1/72 scale armor until about a decade ago & if you have been doing recent searching you definitely now know more than I do about what is available.
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