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  1. Display Cabinet Ideas

    I just added a picture to my above thread from Photo Bucket, it seems to be viewable. Curt
  2. Looking for a WWI Forum

    Aeroscale's Early Aviation Forum is one of the best, most active sites I've found, I learned allot for that site. Curt
  3. Hasegawa 1/48 A-7D, this has been on my to-do list since birth..... This kit goes together nicely, build it wheels up speed brake down, nice presentation. I did an "E" model this way, ran a curved acrylic rod up the exhaust, attached to a base. Curt
  4. Photobucket

    How did you download you "Bucket" ? I just tried using 2 of the methods provided (1) Download album and (2) Share Library to another source. #1 Download bucket did not respond, clicked on the "I'm not a robot" icon and hit download with no response, Method #2 was not used as I do not want to transfer this to FB. What's the trick? A few weeks ago I couldn't even view my photo's at all. Curt
  5. Nationals Judging Question

    Actually YES, any of your entries (ANY) are eligible for "Special Awards", Special awards such as the Theme award is NOT a category award. Theme falls in with "Best of Show" Best A/C, Best Armor, these are special and not a specific category award with a 1st-3rd award system. Curt
  6. Compressor with tank

    I have a 20 gal Craftsman compressor that's belt driven, I've had it longer than my kids...I like it allot as I use it for everything. But there are many different directions you could go. 1. Buy a new construction type compressor, belt driven (quieter). 2.Go the Co2 route, (no sound at all) 3.Buy a Airbrush dedicated compressor (expensive) 4.Convert your existing tank with a new silent (quiet)Just some ideas. Size of tank may have some bearing on the production of moisture but climate will be the #1 factor, just drain the tank on a regular basis say monthly. You can buy a inexpensive pressure regulator water trap combination, they work well, I have not experienced any water related problems with mine,I drain my tank about once a year and it will produce about a cup of water...I know I should drain it more often, but water has never been a problem with the water trap regulator I use. HTH Curt http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/6e4AAOSwEetWBQxi/s-l1600.jpg
  7. How do you store your spare parts?

    I still have bulk parts stored in kit boxes... But now I like to keep my parts in sealable parts organizers, especially during a build so parts do not get lost. You can organize as you like keeping wheels tires in one compartment weapons in another, however you like to divide them up. I also use them to store paint. Curt
  8. pour stubs on resin cockpits

    I'd avoid the sheet of glass for safety reasons, head down to any Floor Covering store and ask for a Marble tile sample from their discontinued lines, they will give you all you want as these are always available and actually become a problem if they don't throw them out quick enough.One advantage to the Marble as opposed to a ceramic tile is it will be flat, most ceramics are not truly flat and will have waves and imperfect surfaces, and the sample tiles will have some sort of thick signage glued to the back theat holds tile information, this will help prevent the marble from braking as marble is quite soft. As for removal of the pour blocks, if for some reason I cannot cut it off with a saw, I'll chuck up a drum sander into my dremel and grind it off, quick, messy and toxic... Curt
  9. Sierra Hotel at Nats?

    A big Thanks to Pat for being able to attend, Mike and myself were unable to make it this year. No, the F-16 inlets have not bean released yet, they are kinda on the back burner for now. Were going through some changes right now, Mike and my schedules have been pretty messed up this past year and we never got back on the casting track after last years Nationals. I cannot commit on any time frames, but we will continue to sell, no products are being dropped, and we have more new items planned to keep us overwhelmed with Master set ups for awhile. Curt
  10. Lacquer clears coat

    I use Testors Dull Cote Lacquers exclusively, I like to add a bit of paint thinner (mineral spirit) to my mix which is essentially 70% thinner to 30% clear, I'll spray and keep adding lacquer thinner till the last cote is straight thinner, it gives it a nice flat sheen. Also if you experience the "Blushing" mine looked like snow, white dots, straight Lacquer thinner will melt is and the affect will go away. Curt
  11. Stupidity Check

    Mike laid out the Block table HERE on ARC. The wheels are different on Blk 40's,scab plates will depend on era,the A/B kits, well are, A's and B's and I'd use then on a different project. Curt
  12. need help

    As Rob.w said, or go to the kitchen and get some baking soda. Curt
  13. Advice re. tabbing fuselage halves

    Why tab at all... just glue in short segments and align as you go, it'll be less headache. Curt
  14. Best 1/48th F-15C

    I haven't paid more than $25.00 for my Hasegawa kits. Curt