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Osmosis

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About Osmosis

  • Birthday 12/09/1956

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    Pompano Beach Fl.
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    Woodworking,Poker, Golf, RC Sailing, Shooting and what else oh yes just recently building models.

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  1. Today I cleared my work bench off to do some much needed gun cleaning. I know not every one is into guns but a lot of you are into WWII and I have one interesting firearm from that era. It is a Vis 35 Made in Radom Poland originally for the polish army. That is until the Germans occupied Poland and took over the arms manufacturing in that country. This is actually considered one of the premier weapons used during the war. It took the best of the 1911 and Browning Hi Power designs and incorporated them into one very desirable 9mm pistol. This particular pistol was a bring back that I inherited from my Step Father. It does not get shot anymore though it is still very capable. I just take it out of the safe every now and then to give it a fresh coat of oil and think about its history and who might have carried it. Above are just a couple of the Waffen proofs that the Germans added. Any way what do you do at your work bench when you are not building models?
  2. Nope it is glued down. I practiced getting them on and off several times before and after gluing it down. I plan on doing a camo pattern and I wanted it to flow from top to bottom as it would on the real thing.
  3. I know it has been a while but here is my progress so far. The turret and body are all assembled and I have been working on filling and smoothing seams where needed while I wait for my paints to arrive. This kit was always meant as a practice platform for my as yet untried airbrushing abilities. I placed an order with tower hobbies for a bunch of Tamiya paint for this and the battle ship kits that will follow when I feel that my skills are up to it.
  4. I actually received this on my way home from work on Tuesday. OOOOOOOUCH!!!!! Everyone is OK. I was driving on I-95 which is under construction and when I got to one of the places where they are actually working, traffic came to a complete stop. The guy behind me was looking at his cell phone and never even hit the brakes. I know it does not look like it but he was going fast enough that his car was totaled. I will tell you what these Hyundai's are well built. The worst of it is that it is the Admirals car. She has been unable to work since she had surgery in late December so I was driving her car just to burn some gas through it and spin the tires a little bit. Needless to say she is not very happy. The good news is that (a.) Evey one was OK. and (b.) He had insurance and it is already being repaired and should be done by the end of next week. Stay safe out there.
  5. I received the replacement wheels for my Napoleon Canon and Limber kit. However they same as the incorrect wheels that came with the kit in the first place and there where only two. The picture shows the 4 wheels that came with the kit on the right. And the 2 replacement wheels on the left. Obviously the same parts and not enough of them anyway. Bummer!
  6. I wonder if there is not a local problem at the hub. I ordered an item from amazon last Friday and the tracking info showed it arriving at the USPS hub in Teterboro NJ on Saturday where it sat until late last night when it was finally on its way to Miami. Not sure if your stuff goes through Teterboro or not but.....
  7. You will find the devices used to hold a hull while planking range from the fanciest store bought and home made clamping devices (some made custom for only one type of ship) to an old dirty pillow. Like most things in this hobby it all depends on you budget and what you are comfortable with.
  8. I am guessing you did not even notice the giant dog in the background. Although I guess if the door is a building then the dog could be a snow covered mountain? Just to update the seller has agreed to a return of the photo etch parts and has already sent a return shipping label. Very nice of them. I will be giving them a very complimentary review.
  9. Just to update the seller has agreed to a return and has already sent a return shipping label. Very nice of them. I will be giving them a very complimentary review.
  10. I called it rust which makes everyone think "iron" my mistake it is a form of corrosion that we see quite often in shooting and reloading and the marine industry all of which I am involved in. What happens is over time and especially but not always in the presence of salt the zinc leaches out of the brass causing black spots. This can indeed be removed by using a variety of polishing methods. When you remove it you are removing volume from the part and it naturally gets thinner and weaker. I would attempt removing it in on such delicate parts only as a last resort. The bottom line for me is that I plunked down my hard earned money and have a right to certain expectations.
  11. That is without a doubt the most disgusting nasty wreck of a model I have ever seen! WELL DONE!! Once again you have achieved a new high in modeling.
  12. Welcome Aboard and you have landed among some of the best. I am not one of them but they are all around this place. Very helpful very skilled bunch of guys.
  13. Well I decided on the gold medal models P-E kit for my 1/350 Tamiya Bismarck build and found one for $65.00 on ebay from a hobby shop in Texas. It arrived today and is not exactly what I would call "New and Unused". The entire sheet, yes one sheet is covered in rust and totally unusable in my humble opinion. The seller does have a very good rating so hopefully he will do the right thing. Some of it is hard to see in the pics but in the right light it is quite extensive. Let the ebay fun begin.
  14. Well I decided on the gold medal models kit and found one for $65.00 on ebay from a hobby shop in Texas. It arrived today and is not exactly what I would call "New and Unused". The entire sheet, yes one sheet is covered in rust and totally unusable in my humble opinion. The seller does have a very good rating so hopefully he will do the right thing. Some of it is hard to see in the pics but in the right light it is quite extensive. Let the ebay fun begin.
  15. Yup Popeye they are movable. I have decided that since my painting supplies won't be here for a while yet that I am going to concentrate on getting this one glued together. I am finding that challenging enough. I am used to PVA glue and the long set times. Once I have figured out how to get them all stuck togethe,r I will figure out the painting on the next one.

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