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Eric last won the day on March 28 2017

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    IPMS Silcon Valley Scale Modelers
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    Milpitas, CA
  1. This might sound like sacrilege to some but I had all my issues since I started in 1975 as well as some earlier issues I had picked up along the way. Wife and I are planning on moving across the US and I sat down to pack them up. As I started going thru them I realized that I had not looked at any of the old issues of Quarterly, Update or the Journal in at least 5 years. Decided I didn't need to take the cross country if I wasn't using them, so I took them to my IPMS club and let anyone who wanted them have them. Also doing the same thing with my old AMPS Boresight, MMiR and Fine Scale Modeler magazines I had. Never really realize how much room they took up. Eric
  2. Wife and I are planning on moving across the US this summer. Any suggestion on moving built kits. Thanks, Eric
  3. raised panel lines

    One of our members in our club painted the raised panel lines black. He then painted the aircraft Olive drab. After it had dried he lightly sanded the panel lines to exposed the black paint. It looked really good and sounded very easy. Eric
  4. I agree with Gil. It took me awhile to find the Chapters map when I was looking. Also there used to be a list of foreign IPMS websites that was useful but I don't find that anywhere. Eric
  5. Academy M-36 done

    Finished Academy's M-36 kit. Personal opinion, pass on this kit. Interior in the hull is not correct for an M-36 and the turret interior parts are not installed correctly. I also believe the turret is the wrong size and shape (cannot confirm as I cannot find a decent overhead drawing of the vehicle). Also the kit represents an diesel M-36B2 and not the gasoline version used in ETO. Anyway added some resin stowage to the turret and a Tasca 50 cal. Did do some work on the interior as well to try and get things right. Painted as a M-35 during the Battle of the Bulge. Eric
  6. IDF M-50 VVSS Early

    Looks like you have some 3D printed phone box and exhaust screen. Who makes those? Eric
  7. IDF M-50 VVSS Early

    Planning on using a set of Panda Plastics T54E1 tracks and duck bills I've got in my stash. Eric
  8. IDF M-50 VVSS Early

    Looking good. I just started an early M-50 as well. Mine is an Dragon M4A4 hull with a Formations turret. Eric
  9. Tamiyas M4A3 E8

    I have not built the kit but one of our club members has (he has also built the Dragon kit). He said the suspension was way easier than Dragons and looked just as good. Eric
  10. Future and Microscale Microset and Microsol

    I've had the same reaction using Future as well as Alclad clear coat gloss. I think the issue might be that Microset and sol use ammonia in it's formula and ammonia attacks water based products. I do use a second coat of clear after I decal and it seems to clear up the cloudiness issue. Eric

    I think the kit was by AMT. It was a 1/16 (I think) kit of Shelby 427 Cobra. I don't know what the used as a reference. One of the prominent item on the body is the oil cooler scope in the front, totally missing from the kit. The engine parts really didn't match up well. It had dual carbs but the way they were installed didn't make any sense. Finally just tossed the kit, wasn't worth the time to try and fix it. Eric
  12. What was your first model store like?

    First store I remember having models was a department store in my home town. A little while later I found a true hobbyshop that really got me into modeling. Eric
  13. TreadHead needs some help again. Pavla Stocker

    UMM-USA at http://www.umm-usa.com/ and roll models http://www.rollmodels.com/ carries Pavla. Not sure if they have the set you want Eric
  14. If you have a TAP Plastics near you they carry RTV mold material and 2 part polyurethane resin. I believe I paid around $60 for the mold material and resin. Eric
  15. Achtung! minen signs for downloading

    Frederico, I've tried to download the images but when I do the images are bigger than 1/35. What am I doing wrong. Thanks, Eric