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  1. J, those are awesome images of your model. It looks great! But yes, I would suggest possibly starting a different thread so there's no confusion about your offerings. Clearly you have a great eye for this stuff and I would hate for you miss out on your own rewards for your work. 


    Keep up the great work. 


  2. On 9/28/2021 at 8:21 PM, Drifterdon said:

    Your photoetch railings and ladders look spot on.   In fact the whole build looks really nice.   Is this the Trumpeter kit?

    Hi Don. Thanks. Yes this is the Trumpeter kit. It's really a nice kit. A great value for what all you get. Loaded with pretty decent photoetch.


  3. 1 hour ago, southwestforests said:

    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.

    I'm sure that probably had quite a bit to do with it. Lindberg's brand isn't exactly golden. But this kit really is pretty nice considering. It's by no means a Tamiya, but it rates up there amongst the others in it's class and price range in my opinion.


  4. Looks awesome so far! Great job on the engine. Looks like right out of the catalog.


    I built this kit quite a while back and yes, it's a great model. Kind of surprised it didn't seem to grab as much traction as I thought it would. People were Jonesing for a new police unit model and when it finally came out, the reception seemed a bit flat. Heck, the light bars alone are gold for law enforcement builders.


    Keep up the great work.


  5. Looking GREAT! And I totally understand the "tent" dilemma. I've been trying to work on better ways to print to avoid this and it's an on going battle. Often what works for eliminating pits and zits, as I call them, on detail areas makes the prints not print well and vice-versa. It's the biggest set-back in 3D printing becoming a mainstream replacement for traditional in my opinion. We'll get there. Keep up the incredible work and keep us posted.



  6. On 9/3/2021 at 4:47 PM, Slartibartfast said:

    Pre- or post-WWII?

    Doing it pretty much how it comes in the box. So I BELIEVE that's late war, post D-day perhaps? I'm by far not an expert on the ship. I am going to add the floater net baskets, just trying to figure the best way to do them. Not sure I care for the kit PE ones. Could be that I SUCK at photoetch construction. 

  7. Just realized I never started a topic for this build. I'll add some more pics whenever I get a chance if anyone is interested, but in the meantime. Here is a pic showing some figures I modeled up in 3d CAD and printed out to populate the decks. I think they came out fairly decent. There are better 3D printed ones available for sale, but I think these do ok and look better than photoetch figures. More to come soon I hope.




  8. 20 minutes ago, Ken Cartwright said:

    Here's a study that shows that:

    Natural Acquisition Versus Vaccine – Which is More Effective? | UCI Beall Applied Innovation


    But I was referencing vaxxed vs. unvaxxed people who had not gotten sick, so that wasn't really my point.  I suppose if you want to take your chances and get COVID to get the antibodies that's up to you, but it seems less risky to get the vaccine instead.  And the word "mandatory" can have different connotations, so to be clear, I am not for forcing people to get vaccinated, but I am OK with places saying that you can't come in if you aren't vaccinated, even if they are workplaces.

    Interesting article. I will be following this study as well as others and see what peer reviews say. And yes, sorry I did misunderstand what you were saying, sorry.

    As for saying someone can't work somewhere unvaxxed? I'll leave that up to the Supreme Court to decide the legal aspects of that as I'm sure it will get there. I will say it's much different to say you can't work if actually infected with something as opposed to saying you can't if not protected from a potential of getting infected. Hard to fight a case against a potential. 

  9. 11 minutes ago, Ken Cartwright said:

    Vaccinated people have antibodies that kill the virus more quickly, so it has less opportunity to reproduce and mutate.

    ummm....sure about that? I would be interested in the study that shows that vaccinated people have better antibodies than those that have natural ones built up from contracting the virus. I've heard one of the representative from Pfizer say that the mutations are happening faster because of the vaccine. And just for the record, I AM vaccinated so am not coming from a position of anti-vaxxing, just anti-mandatory.

  10. 2 hours ago, jpk said:

    Get vaxed and wear a mask. Hopefully Darwin will take care of cleansing the gene pool. Whenever I go to a public place I double mask, carry my own hand sanitizer with me. For me, when I go into a public building the masks are an identifier of those that are just a bit smarter than those that aren't wearing one. Identifiers like some bumper stickers I see when I'm driving.   

    No words for such a posts. Bless your heart.

  11. I think this is a very common occurrence. One thing I did that helped with this is finding some reason to force myself to just build a kit for fun, the old way. What helped for me for instance was our club had a interclub challenge that only allowed tube glue, paint brushes, and kit out of the box. Because it was a club challenge, you could tell yourself "I know this isn't what my mind tells me to do, BUT I HAVE TO in order to complete the challenge. I think that tricks the part of the brain that normally says "That's not right!" into focusing on the task of completing the challenge. That frees up the fun side of your brain to enjoy just building again. It worked for me but YMMV.



  12. 43 minutes ago, Scott Smith said:

    Yep, this is my A-7 Corsair build that is out of the box. And the Zacto correction is out of the box too.  :rofl:





    First off. WOW! that's beautiful sir! 


    And yeah, I tried to build a model in the box and it didn't go well at all. 🤣

  13. I was fortunate enough to find these at a local Halmark shop that was closing it's doors. They are 3 sided glass shelves that could be configured in multiple layouts. I have another unit like this on the other side of the room and they only costs $50 each. They aren't enclosed so dusting is still a thing but I think they look pretty cool. Keep an eye out for stores closing and/or remodeling and you can find some great deals out there.  


  14. 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. 

  15. On 6/28/2021 at 8:52 PM, Aussie-Pete said:

    Are you designing your own parts/models
    To start maybe try using some free models from Thingiverse.com?

    Can't wait to see what you produce.
    What printer did you buy?
    I'm thinking of upgrading to the Photon Mono X with near 2x the print area of my current Photon.
    Hmmm then I can print my F1 at 1:48 or bigger

    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!



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