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Eric Aitala

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  1. Oh, I figure plenty of emails and phone calls happened too.. But considering it was announced on the internet, why shouldn't people complain there? And how does where the complaining takes place change any of the facts? E
  2. If you receive an email like Please note the text I have highlighted in the red box, "Please do not reply to this message. All replies go to the Forum Administrator" i.e, I get the reply to this email with whatever the recipient sends. I have no way to disable this function or alter the way this message is formatted to make it more obvious to not respond to it. I delete these immediately when I get them.... but folks should be more careful. Thanks, Eric
  3. Pre-orders are now being taken. https://salvinosjrmodels.com/collections/indycar
  4. https://www.svsmgallery.com/Top-level/Contests/IPMS-USA-2023-Nationals-San-Marcos-TX
  5. My current compressor is a Testor's Aztec I won from FSM many years ago... It works, but sometimes I think having a tank might be better and provide more consistent air pressure. Thanks, Eric
  6. Here are some links. https://www.tedsmodelingmarketplace.com/fittings-for-all-lines/ https://www.detailmaster.com/collections/fittings https://www.spotmodel.com/index.php?cPath=298_312 E
  7. https://www.hiroboy.com/Cobra_Guardsman_Blue_Paint_60ml--product--906.html maybe?
  8. Hi, Anyone heard of Timbertech compressors? They seem to have a varied, low cost selection of compressors on Amazon... Eric
  9. Hi, Look how curbside is defined in https://ipmsusa.org/sites/default/files/2023_ipms-usa_national_contest_rules.pdf I think this might be the 'bigger' issue as you would not likely see a race car parked at a curb. Yes, WRC cars do use public roads and could be parked next to a curb, but... Eric
  10. Apparently now that the voting is underway the form/page can't be edited... E
  11. Check out the PDFs listed at the bottom of https://news.ipmsusa3.org/news/ipmsusa-constitution-and-laws-proposed-2023-amendments-and-revisions-and-ipms-executive-board Eric
  12. Mostly b/c I misunderstood what Jeff was asking and that we need the 2023 spaces too. I will create a 2024 section... E
  13. Can you back the windows with tape, then fill the opening? You might need to sand both sides but... E
  14. I'm seeing people use UV Resin for clear windows... See He also shows it on TikTok...
  15. One source http://www.nexus-models.com/red-5-build.html but I thought they were Reefer White then massively weathered.... might have has an initial coat of black... Eric
  16. I don't understand how this has anything to do with IPMS? Its not an IPMS email address... Standard phishing email... I get a handful per day... E
  17. I use them fairly often. I do use primer and also decant the paint. It goes on much shinier when I use the can, but I probably don't have the airbrush pressure right. Tamiya is also releasing the lacquer paint in bottle form so no decanting needed. Not sure if it needs thinning though as I've not used it yet. It may have leveler in it, but I have noticed silvering even on pretty smooth paint. I've been putting down a layer of clear and polishing it a little. Eric
  18. I have a fixed 50mm, f/1.2 lens for my Canon cause it's really fast unlike the basic lens it came with which I think is a 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 . E
  19. Yes, the cameras in most phones are very advanced, but when it comes to optics having a big lens that can be a light bucket really helps... especially in places that are not well lit. As to the differences with phone and SLRs I can show you two examples... This is pretty standard table show from an iPhone (an iPhone 4!) >> This is from a Canon DSLR set with a very narrow depth of field >> The narrow depth shows off the model nicely and blurs out the background so it's not so distracting. While it might be doable with the iPhone you would need an app that allow you to open the camera aperture and adjust the 'shutter' speed.
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