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dmorrissette last won the day on October 26 2017

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  1. dmorrissette

    3D printer for Modeling

    Noel: There are 1000's of ready made STL files that are complete models and parts. Check out thingverse.com amongst others. Most are very reasonable. I have see full figure kit files for $15. And for 1/350 ships, all sorts of parts to buy or print. Dave
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    Haters group

    Some food for thought. IPMS has about 4000 members down from a high of 7000 about 20 years ago. The general modeling population of US alone, based on numbers from Revell is about 50-60,000. So while we may talk about the rules and craftsmanship, we are a minority of the model builders in the US. If we want to grow, we need all parts- craftsman and fun builders. For me, I have seen people take out micrometers and measure the two wingtips of a plane and disqualify based on the fact they are a millimeter off. That does no one any good. In either case, IPMS supports all of it. 220 plus clubs with IPMS members and many not. Contests open to everyone except the Nats. It is all good Dave
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    Haters group

    And comments like this just reinforce their opinions. To each there own. I know plenty of modelers who think accuracy is overated and some who don't Dave
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    Thanks Eric. This is going to put a dent in my wallet but I want one! Dave
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    1/48 F4U-1A Corsair

    Beauty and I love Corsairs. Dave
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    Academy 1/48th scale CH-53E Super Stallion

    That looks great. I always end up fighting the glass to get it to look right. Yours is perfect Dave
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    Hetzer Late - Academy, 1/35

    Grimy, muddy, dirty and winter camo...love it. Great work Dave
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    1:350 USS Carl Vinson Project

    Congrats. Well deserved Dave
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    Is this forum dying??

    Never been super busy, just steady. Hopefully people are off building kits Dave
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    Gretings from Marcin (Świdnica Poland)

    Beautiful racers. Love them Dave
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    Alclad vs. AK xtreme metal and true metal

    Altin: Couple differences- primary one is AlClad is a lacquer and AK is enamel. AlClad requires a base coat (I use Tamiya Gloss black) for all colors while the enamel needs no base coat except for the high shine colors like chrome. For either, prep work on the plastic is critical. Both can produce great looking kits. I can say that AlClad, especially the Chrome and the like can be a little delicate for handling but I do not know if AK is the same Dave
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    Jim Woody

    Very sad. Always loved the conversations at the nationals and he was a true help to IPMS not only in Orange County but Nationally also. As you said, not unexpected but still very sad. Dave
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    Paint booth

    I have one built by these guys: http://pacepaintbooths.com/pace/ They vent outside which I like And yes theya re expensive but mine has about 400 built models in 20 years and is still running like a champ so....not bad since I like lacquerrs Dave
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    GT Resin Seamless Intakes

    John: Why not try going back to Gary. He is a modeler too so he may still replace them. Dave
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    GT Resin Seamless Intakes

    John: Have you tried contacting them and letting them know? If you are not even giving them a chance to make it right, your statement is not really valid. My GT resin parts are perfect and I have them for the A-10, F-4 and F-105- all with no casting issues. Dave