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John Allen

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  • Birthday 03/07/1948

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    Mobile, Alabama
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    Golf, modeling

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  1. Recently purchased this kit from Steve at Cult man, Included was the PE, masking for the globes, and I ordered the light kit. Started build for my son-in-law. All ok until masking the plastic globes. Followed instructions in addition to checking U-Tube to cover all bases, masking was tedious to say the least. After masking in place washed with future to prevent paint bleed. Dry did procedure a second time. Applied gold acrylic for metal frames. Removed masking no paint bleed thru but masking left glue residue on clear plastic areas. Did not attempt to remove believe cannot be done without keep
  2. Hello Mark, Been out of the loop for a while. Sybile wife of 52 years passed May 8th. I am just be beginning to deal with it. Years ago she was an ACLS Paramedic and I a Marine Policeman. Little Bio Hurricane Frederick took out Dauphin Island Bridge. We went on calls together, her medicals my rescues. for a 3 year period. this was before life flight so transport times were between 2 to 3 hours depending on weather by boat and C.G. Training choppers if training in the area. We were tied to the hip, and as close as 2 people could be. Apologize to all know this was not the area to post.
  3. Have many bottles of model shipway paints that have dried up. I have used a Dremel and bit to break the paint down add water and bring it back, this is a tedious process. Today I took a bottle of red that was totally dried up. Put a small amount of water in it and put in microwave for 10 seconds. It did not distort the shipway bottle which is a heavy plastic and paint softened enough to stir with a stir stick. That being said This may be a stupid idea, not knowing the chemical nature of the latex paint and or any residue left in microware. Therefore moi being a dumb soul when it comes to
  4. Keith, Been out of the loop for sometime, caught up on your masterpiece. I appreciate your inquiring mind and always needing to know. Building backwards to go forward very cool.
  5. Everybody retract their claws, the sun is shining birds are singing and we all woke up on this side of the dirt.
  6. Me thinks one who chooses to post cornbread made round in a square tray is destined for greatness as a facilitator. What better way to take a position of baking round or square cornbread. Now all can get a jar of sorghum syrup and slather over the cornbread.
  7. Rob S, Don't worry about the bumps in the planking tiles even though there extremely thin they will take a lot of sanding, also you will probably have half the bag left over so don't be chincy if you break one or sand too much you will have plenty left. Also late to your log always read ahead with Mamoli instructions you'll find on page 6 you should have added to page 2 (example). Looks Good John Allen
  8. Hot summertime sampling Mobile bay for fish stocks late 60s 17' whaler 4 of us bag lunches due to heat mostly Vienna sausages and crackers. Had a coworker would mix a can of Sweet Sue tripe, hot sauce and Vienna's. As soon as he cracked the can on the Tripe the noxious odors escaped and would gag a maggot at 50 yards. From then on would swap that detail with another employee. Always cost me more well worth it. Gagging now as the nostalgic aroma comes forth from my imbedded memories. Bon Appetite'
  9. LOU, Looking good, light at the end of the tunnel. By the way thanks for the life check instead of a knock on a neighbors door a phone call. No answer check obits, answer still kicking unless you get a recording then go back to the obits. Ain't technology grand. Get the Huey done.
  10. Been a long road, flags are the cherry on the cake. Kudos on a wonderful build. I couldn't put my little buddy next to any of my builds, he's a canine chain saw turn your back and you have toothpicks. Looking forward to more pics.
  11. Am impressed, one of the best in awhile. Attention to details excellent Kudos on a masterful build. If you made her a little bigger could have added cotton bales, cattle and Minstrels playing at the dock that would have been a real hair puller, all kidding aside 1st class build.
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