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Everything posted by zeus60

  1. I'm not familiar with them, but if there's a kit you're interested in, I'd suggest you look it up on scalemates. The scalemates entry for the kit will show its history, so you should able to tell where the plastic came from. HTH Stacey
  2. FYI, Scott Zuibeck is rebelalpha on eBay.
  3. I'm the same kind of modeler - er, assembler. 🙂
  4. I don't have this problem, because my skills don't improve... 🙂 Also, I am much more casual than most modelers, in that the only research I usually do is to read is the instructions. I'm not too interested in the history of the subject, either the particular subject I've modeling or the basic variant. I just like putting plastic together. Stacey
  5. I would be a bit careful with paper towels that had liquid cement on them, as it is flammable. Once it evaporated, I agree with the others: I think you can just toss it. Stacey
  6. Be nice to see pics! Perhaps I should start another thread, pics of your non-model hobbies/passions. Your comment reminded me of an episode of the Swedish TV series Wallander. Kurt Wallander, the protagonist, is an avid music lover and has a large collection of LPs. At some point someone asks him how many he has, expecting an approximate answer like 2000. Wallander knows the exact number he has - I can't remember if it was a little more or a little less than 2000. Stacey
  7. I know this is not the main topic, but 7500 LP's sounds like one cool collection!
  8. Thanks for the info. I had seen some reviews on Amazon that indicated that you could not cut anything unless you subscribed. Apparently, that is not the case. Stacey
  9. Some photos. Hope I can get direct image links to work. Sorry, but my stash is spread out.
  10. No, I won't, but I will echo the thoughts of STORM and admit that the anticipation of building the stash is part of the enjoyment of the hobby. I just counted, and I have about 550 kits, and that doesn't count the roughly 140 that I've decided to sell.
  11. I use the same as Richard, and will second his comment on the importance of safety in this hobby. Stacey
  12. I've had this issue with Lifelike decals. I'll have to remember to not use Microset next time. Thanks for the tip. Stacey
  13. I wonder if his stash is documented. I also wonder how he decides what to build next. I sometimes have that issue, even though my stash, which is large compared to most, is much smaller than his. Stacey
  14. And I thought I had a lot of kits... He also builds well. Interesting home-made vacuforming, too. Stacey
  15. Sorry, I wasn't clear, and maybe I misread your original post. Was the paint that turned into goo paint that had been thinned with leveling thinner? I see no problem using leveling thinner when you airbrush, but I wouldn't add leveling thinner to paint that I was going to store for any length of time. In other words, did you add anything to the bottle that had the paint that turned to goo? Or did you only remove paint, in order to spray it? If the first, then that may be the problem. If the second, then perhaps you got a bad bottle. Mr. Color paints do turn thick, but I don't
  16. I'm thinking maybe the issue with the GX100 was that you added leveling thinner, rather than the regular (i.e., non-leveling) thinner. The retarder in the leveling thinner may be the culprit. Just a thought.
  17. There is also Mr. Mild Retarder, which might be easier to get. I've never done this, but you might try adding the retarder to Mr. Color Thinner or to Tamiya Lacquer Thinner and using that to thin Mr. Color paints. I have no idea what the ratio would be. This is just a thought on my part, as I have not tried this. Stacey
  18. Well, I purchased some kits from an eBay vendor in Japan. They went through acceptance at Osaka on April 8, and have not progressed since then. My guess is that transport between Japan and the US is being prioritized and/or limited, so that medical needs get priority. Despite what many of us think, modeling supplies are not the highest priority items. 😃
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