Adam Baker

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About Adam Baker

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    Full Blown Model Geek
  • Birthday 05/25/1980

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    Mooresville, North Carolina
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    Scale modeling of course! I'm also into 3D CAD Modeling, both professionally and on a freelance basis.

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  1. Ah., great, thanks for that info. I'm still hoping to maybe track a sheet down to do it in 1/32, but if not, I'll definitely look for the 1/48 sheet, and will let you know if I need something special. Hoping in the next few weeks to make a trip out to the airport where Felix 107 is at so that I can get a bunch of pictures for reference.
  2. Title says it all. Trying to find Fightertown Decals 32012 sheet so that I can build Felix 107.
  3. I know there were several members at the Nationals. I really wanted to go but couldn't make it work out. Really sucked having it that close and not being able to finally make it to one. When are the Hickory club meetings? Maybe I can try getting out for the next one.
  4. No, I haven't, but I've been thinking about it for quite some time. I've been a member of the model club in Gastonia since 1994, and have recently started going to the club meetings at the Hobby Town in Mooresville.
  5. Great, thank you very much for the info. I guess I'll start searching for a sheet.
  6. As the title says, I'm trying to find decals to build VF-31 Tomcatter 107, the F-14D to fly during the F-14 retirement ceremony. This bird is on display at a local aviation museum, so I'd love to build this particular aircraft. I've been able to find several sheets for 100 & 102, both of which were at the Ceremony, but neither actually flew. 102 I believe was one of the static aircraft, and I believe 100 was originally supposed to do the final flight but it "broke down" prior to taking off. I'm beginning to wonder if maybe I'm going to have to piece the markings together and have custom decals made for the pilot names. Looking at doing this in 1/32 w/ the Trumpeter F-14D kit.
  7. Just saw on Facebook that Iron Maiden has signed an agreement to release a 1/144 kit of the Boeing 747-400 they are using on their current tour. No release date as of yet.
  8. Ah, thanks. I couldn't for the life of me figure out what I was doing wrong.
  9. Was browsing through the internet this morning, and came across an article stating that Lockheed has agreed to purchase Sikorsky from Unites Technologies for 9 Billion dollars.
  10. How about Marshmallow Harvesting? Well, here's a link, since I can't figure out how to embed a video.
  11. No, not yet. That was something I figured I'd try doing Monday if I cant find anything this weekend. I only came up w/ the idea of using this type of fastener a couple hours ago, and I don't know that MSC, McMaster Carr or Grainger would have anyone available at the moment. I have found a company that can make them custom, but that is really the last route I want to go if I can help it.
  12. Hmm, not sure why the image didn't show, but I just saved it & uploaded it to my photobucket acct, so should show now. Unfortunately no, I cant share it. The project is covered by an incredibly strict non-disclosure agreement. Posting images of the part would cost me my job, and potentially cost the company a massive amount in fines.
  13. I know this is probably way out in left field for most things posted here, but I need help finding bolts for a project at work. I work for a carbon fiber composites shop, and right now I have a project I'm working on that will be 2 halves that will be bolted together. Carbon fiber generally doesn't react well be to being tapped, especially w/ the pressures this part will see when in use, so I have to use some kind of threaded insert or bolt to hold the parts together. I'd originally thought about threaded inserts or some kind of captive fastener, but the design of the parts make laminating in threaded bosses incredibly difficult, it possible at all. So, what I'm looking for is a male & female screw/bolt that will come in from each side to hold the parts together. I've found this time of thing is generally called a sex bolt, binding bolt, architectural bolt, etc. I've found several different kinds, but the issue I'm running into, is I need the fasteners to be #8-32 thread. Anything larger wont fit in in the part. This is what I'm looking for looks like. This is the female end. Ideally, I'd like to find these w/ Socket Heads, but I think Button Heads like the image would work too. The current design uses Socket Head screws, so thats what I'm trying to copy.
  14. This storm is moving into NC & Virginia now, and it seems to be doing a decent job of holding itself together as it goes over the Appalachians. The leading edge weakened some, but it appears to be gathering strength again. Looks like it'll probably hit us in the next hour or two.