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  1. hmmm....that's a good question. I actually haven't run any tests to see the thinnest that would hold up but I may have to do that. perhaps a line up of sheets on end at various thickness and angles to see what it can do. I'm always leary of doing these kinds of test for not wanting to "waste" material. But if I were smarter I'd realize that the actual waste is not knowing what it can and can't do and trying to print things that fail.
  2. I recently upgraded from a Photon to the MonoX and can attest you won't be sorry. Not only the larger build volume but MUCH faster and higher resolution as well. I think they've really honed in on the printer set-up and so far any print mistakes I've had are purely ME not doing something right, and that's even more forgiving. I've only had a few mishaps but otherwise incredible print success rates. Get it! Bill
  3. Beautiful! Can't wait to see this finished. coming along great so far.
  4. 1/32 scale T-38. Kind of crazy that there never has been one in an injection molded kit, being the primary jet trainer for so long AND used by the Thunderbirds.
  5. One dynamic that has changed is most kids now have instant access to communicate with their friends through various means. We had 2 ways only for the most part. Either go hang out in person and interact or occasionally call them. But in the days of land lines, calling them in my house had to be a limited time so we didn't tie up the line. Now pretty much all kids have cell phones and social media accounts etc... They aren't necessarily getting actual real face time, but they are talking all the time (maybe not listening?). In some cases, WAAAAAY too often. It's a new world out there for sure.
  6. Not the best pics and it's just primer on them but here's where the parts stand now. I printed the spindle uprights along with the cooling shroud. And a period correct fire extinguisher. A quick test fit and think its a pretty decent improvement.
  7. Thanks Janman. Yes the box art is....well it's something. "U.S. Sports Car". Love the generic workaround to avoid licensing. LOL The kit itself is decent. It's kind of strange as if there were different teams working on different parts of the kit and they didn't communicate among themselves. Some areas are really nicely detailed and build up beautifully and some areas just barely have a shape that's close to something. And then what's missing completely is perplexing. From the images and build ups I've seen of the Meng kit, if you can afford it I think it seems to be a much better
  8. Decals on doors and a mock up of the wheels in position. I've seen mixed photos where some make the rims appear to have a gold-ish tint to them and other simply seem to be a natural magnesium kind of color. For sure I'm going to be weathering this so it may not be as noticeable either way I go. Such a cool looking car IMO. Just screams speed even sitting still. Thanks for checking it out....if anyone is checking it out that is.
  9. Pretty much my experience minus the actual fever. Just FELT feverish without actually running one. It was strange. Had cold cheeks occasionally as well...go figure. Hope you kick it man!
  10. IMO, I think it's possibly genius keeping/using the Squadron name. Yes, they went down in flames by poor customer service, BUT there are still many people out there that simply wasn't buying from them long before they tanked themselves. Those people still have found memories of the Squadron catalog and seeing it around once again might ignite and old flame. They wouldn't think twice about ordering from them again provided the marketing is good and the service starts out right. I'd be happy to support them if nothing than for nostalgia and keeping a US company going. Or possibly it's the stupid
  11. Small update on this. I wasn't happy with some of the kit suspension parts so I 3D cad'd up some as I go. I started with the brake disks, hubs and axle assembly. I'll get some paint on this soon and hopefully have a better pic.
  12. Sorry to hear about your friend. I know several people that got it to various degrees of seriousness. It's certainly nothing to scoff at. I just think a more measure approach was warranted. Many places have simply done things only so they can say they've done something. Often causing more damage than not. But I suppose history will tell what was right and what was wrong. BTW, on topic, my effects of the shot lasted approximately 30 hours of just aches and pains and sleeping a LOT. Took about 18 hours after 2nd shot before those symptoms set in, but otherwise not a big deal. Arm hu
  13. I understand there was (is) no perfect answer. But in general I would have said that a baseline of which people SHOULD be the first to receive it would have been people that are more at risk of serious effects of the virus because of pre-existing conditions. It's coming out now that the average overall healthy adult that has contracted the virus has a much stronger immune system resistance now, that lasts much longer than those that received the shot. Natural immunity is always a better course of action IF that's an option. And yes, I agree 100% with your last point. MANY people s
  14. Yes, perhaps ALL of that is extremely far fetched fake news. But what isn't fake news is that the vaccine (which I've had both rounds BTW so I'm not against it completely) is a rush to market, non-FDA approved, emergency use only drug that had bypassed many safeguard tests in a way in which some would say is pretty unscientific. Whether or not you should get it is a personal decision and should remain that way. But MANY of the policies that were being implemented were practically useless and worse, potentially harmful. And I've heard it said by MANY MANY pediatricians that they feel the risks
  15. I thought he was talking about the 2 fins that come off the fairing at an angle toward the bottom front lip, not the shape of the fairing itself? But it's all Greek to me so...
  16. 🤣 yup. 'tis awesome for sure! Love the work and originality of the idea. Bill
  17. YES! I've been looking for 1/32 scale Blue's pilots well done for a while now Bill
  18. "Pretty frickin' cool" is a good description indeed. You mad mad man! this is incredible.
  19. RIP Mr. Collins and God speed.
  20. I can pretty much just echo what MoFo said and maybe add one small point. You didn't say your budget so in general Mofo is right about just getting resin for model builders. BUT if cost isn't as big a deal I'd suggest MAYBE getting both an FDM and a resin. I say maybe because it totally depends on what you want to model and do with them. For me personally, I will use some FDM prints for items that surface finish isn't as important as strength, like inner supports, larger flat structure areas that can be easily sanded or parts that are going to be under some sort of covering. Case in point, I p
  21. ohhhh nice! That's a really beautifully unique car. In the raw plastic color scheme I could see that being a Batmobile! Keep up the great work and keep us updated. Bill
  22. "But hindsight is 20/20" And sometimes hindsight is SO good it sees things that never actually happened.
  23. I LOVE where this is heading. Such a unique and cool subject. I'm surprised I've never seen anybody try to tackle a bobsled. they are really cool vehicles! Thanks for sharing. Bill
  24. Yeah, I hear ya. I apologize to ALL you shuttle guys, I've not only dropped the ball on providing some more good shuttle parts, I think I forgot where the stadium is located to even find the ball again. 🙂 I hope to get back there......one day. I had (and still have good intentions of getting back to shuttles and triyng to come up with some more products for it. The payload bay is something I've always wanted to tackle and just never seem to get the time to really work it out correctly. That and the cost of maintaining the software program I'm used to using is hard to meet sometimes. The
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