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    I just found six different box sets of the Pactra International colors in a storage bin, and I have a Pactra small bottle paint rack that is still filled about 60% with unopened Pactra color bottles. Unfortunately, one of my favorite flat metallic colors that I could apply with a brush without streaks--Flat Metallic Gray--is gone. Testors metallics just do not apply well with a brush to any spot larger than 1/16th inch.
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    On a shopping spree once again(just got my bonus). Ordered a Fine molds Kit and PE(includes the rigging) from Japan. The reviews on this were good, should not have any difficulty wit the build. This plane you do not see many builds.
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    Nice scores Kevin! I agree with Rusty, that camouflage on that Russian bird is most intriguing. I'd love to know more about that too. Okay, here are some of my acquisitions from the past couple weeks. First is this one, given to me by a friend who got it from his next door neighbor: That has since been sold. Made a pretty penny off it. Next are two deals I got from Squadron, both were gotten for between 60 and 75 percent off: I've already started both of these. The locomotive is already at the painting stage. Last is a gift I got from a friend and fellow AMPS member: That's probably gonna be it for awhile; I need to save up for Phoenix. I have plenty to keep me busy for awhile anyway.
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    Wow...that looks great!
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    Personally, I've never thought of them as smelling pleasant; just stronger or not so strong. And, I've always used enamels and lacquers which have the heaviest fumes. That said, I do have a "fondness" for the smell of paints, thinners, and glues; but I think it's simply because I associate them with the fun of model building; not with any direct olfactory stimulation. To paraphrase Robert Duvall in "Apocalypse Now"...."I love the smell of Dull Coat in the morning".... GIL
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    I am driving as I did the last time Nat's were in Phoenix. Flying actually takes longer. By the time I factor in the time to get to the airport, check in, go through TSA, wait to board, fly, disembark, wait for luggage, go to the the auto rental counter or wait for the shuttle and drive to the airport, it takes close to 6 hours. Not to mention the $700 for rental car and airline ticket. I can drive from San Diego in about five and a half hours for the cost of one tank of gas and I don't have the cost of a rental car or wait for a cranky shuttle driver. Yup, I'll drive.
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    As you know, the Hyatt Regency Hotel is our convention hotel. It is located right across the street from the entrance to the convention center. Rooms are going like hotcakes, but we're not sold out. But, that's only because we have a significant percentage of the hotel rooms in our room block. The one thing to be aware of is that king-bed rooms are selling quickly. However, we still have plenty of two-queen-bed rooms available. If you try to book a reservation at the hotel and get a 'no rooms at the inn' type of notice, check what you've asked for, because they king bed rooms will be sold out soon. Just change your request to a queen bed room and you should be able to book your room. If you continue to have difficulties, contact me at [email protected] or Dick Christ at [email protected]. We'll help work it out for you. Based on room nights booked, we expect to have lots of people at the convention. We hope you're one of them. See you in August. Steve
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