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About mtaylor

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  • Birthday 07/04/1948

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    Model shipbuilding. Varied depending on the day.. :)

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  1. Yes. Try diluting the white glue with water... about 50/50. Some also use solvent-based varnish. Once the footropes are on, coat with the solution of choice (test to see which works best for you).
  2. Count me in Jack. Popcorn at the ready. I'm hooked at watching the plastic kits come together. And no... I'm not doing another one as I have to cover the floor with sanding dust.
  3. From me, this post is going to be pretty serious. With the passing of the government payout, the scammers are starting to work overtime. They say their from the IRS and "need some information"... like your SSN, home address, etc. For heaven's sakes...HANG UP!!!!! People are already giving them personal info. I did my patriotic duty when I received two calls today and strung them out for around 30 minutes each before telling them what part of my anatomy they could kiss and wondering what their mothers would think of them now. I think I upset them a bit. While I'm on the topic of scams and stuff... I heard from a friend that there's a lot of "I'm bored, so let's tell each other about ourselves...". Don't do that one either. With the type of questions they are asking in the "game".. a scammer could pick up enough info to steal your identity. (By the way, the friend called because her "questionaire" as questions about "close friends"..... Be careful out there. Facebook and other social networks are full of scum looking for your info. Same for callers.
  4. I had to Google it... there's a good explanation here on wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gundam Knowing Wkipedia, there's probably more there then you will want to know.
  5. Looking great. If you decide the dust has to really go... do you have a small tube you could attach to a small vacuum like small computer vac or car vac? I wouldn't use a full size vacuum as the suction would probably pull the model apart.
  6. They also made "smaller" binnacles with no lamps, just the compass. These were usually tied down and could be removed to below decks.
  7. KingDavid, I deleted your duplicate post on this topic.
  8. I doubt that there was an argument or a shortage of volunteers.
  9. I'm taking the bait also, Jack. Join the Vietnam Era Air Force.
  10. Here how to get around that... set up the work area with the ship. Do some things on the ship. Then go work on the plane (and here's the important phrase) "while the glue is drying". Seems to work most of the time.
  11. I'm just... wow... no words. That beast looks great and I love the skull you have.
  12. Meh.. don't sweat it, all our brains are going. The tail numbers look great.
  13. "When all else fails, punt." This from an old Marine commander I had who was US football fan. This one's from my dad: "If you get sick, one of two things will happen. You can get well, which is good. Or you can die. This gives you two possibilities, First, you can go to heaven and everything will be great. Or, you can go to hell and then be so busy meeting old friends you won't have time to worry."

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