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Eric

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  1. Mark, I don't of any in Vallejo but if are driving and coming from Southern CA, then you might want to check out Ace Hardware in Berkley. I know "A hardware store?", but my understanding is that the owner wanted a loan to start a hobby store. Could not get one but could get one for a hardware store. So he opened a hardware store on the first floor and a hobbystore in the basement. It has your general current kits but also some unusual aircraft and armor kits. Eric
  2. Well for armor I've got Dragon's 1/35 M-16 Halftrack just about ready for paint and Tamiya's 1/48 Austin Tilly about 3/4 done. Eric
  3. Hi Brian, I don't think the question "Why do you model" has been asked before. Anyway, I started probably around 6 or 7. I think the first kit I got was at a Cub Scout Christmas party. Anyway just started building whatever kit I could get in my younger days (with my mom thinking it was a waste of time and money). I stuck with it because I like working with my hands and it gave me things to do in the evenings. Now I model to try and get rid of all the kits I've bought . Actually I find it relaxing. I prefer building US WW2 armor and aircraft but will build just about anything as long as it interests me. Eric
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    Tamiya "new" Matilda????

    I can't say if it's a new tooled or just an updated kit but there were photos on Armorama site of the kit and spruces at a Japan hobby show. Eric
  5. Dick, I just picked up a bottle of "Pledge with Future Shine" to dip some canopies. Worked just like Future did, dried nice and clear. Dreamsof51, What stores have you checked. I checked my local Safeway and they didn't carry it but my local Lucky's did. I am in Northern California, so not sure what markets you have around. Eric
  6. WOW in stealth uniforms :P . Sorry couldn't help myself but can't see any pictures. Eric
  7. PMMS on their "New Kit News" is the list of the new promise kits from DML. One surprise to me was the announcement of an M-3 75mm GMC. Also on Missing Lynx site Steve Zaloga posted a photo of his preproduction kit he had built. Looks great, now if they would only release the promised M-3 Halftrack kit. Eric
  8. Dreamsof51 (interesting name, what's the meaning) Are you sure you arn't mixing SNJ up with Metalizer? It's been a while since I used SNJ but after it dried I had no problem masking or handling it unless I had use the powder already. As to what I am building, it's the NMF parts on a Tachicoma (from the anime "Ghost in the Shell"). Eric
  9. I just used it for the first time last Saturday. Was dry to touch by Sunday evening. But I am not happy with it. I've never been too good at spraying glossy paint jobs and sure enough some parts are glossy but most are not smooth. Not a good thing with NMF paints. I think my next one will be sprayed with SNJ, at least I don't have to prime with that brand. Eric
  10. Flipping channels last night and saw Quantum Leap. I would add that to my list also. In the fantasy area of television shows I would throw in The Muppet Show. Eric
  11. Top three, hum........that's sort of hard. I use to like watching Lost in Space, Voyage to the botom of the sea, and all those other late sixties scifi shows when I was growing up. When I look at it now I can't believe I watched them. So I guess the more recent shows seem better. Star Trek Deep Space 9 Doctor Who (the new series) Star Trek Next Generation Eric
  12. Well if we are going to start with TV shows, the new Doctor Who is right up there. Eric
  13. Mentioned this poll to my son and he was surprised no one had voted for Star Trek 2: Wrath of Khan. Also went and saw Dark Knight last night and they had a trailer for a new Hollywood remake of......The Day the Earth Stood Still. Looks like it's a typical current Hollywood remake, bunch of explosions and action. Oh well, maybe it will be so bad that the younger generation will want to see what the orginal was like. Eric
  14. Okay my top 3 are 1-The Day the Earth Stood Still 2-Gojira(the orginal japanese version of Godzila) 3-Them! Runners up Star Wars (the orginal, what is now called Episode 4) Star Trek, First Contact Terminator Eric
  15. Thanks for the replies. John, thought about ordering direct but have known some people who had the credit card number stolen by ordering from a European contry. Cwentzel, yea I checked Spruce Brothers but they did not seem to carry a very extensive line of the guns in 1/72. Maybe the sets I'm looking for are old and unavailable. Eric
  16. Looking for a good Quickboost supplier for 1/72 items. Great Models Webstore seems to have alot but I've heard mix messages about them the last few years. I used the about 5 years ago with 1 good and 1 bad experience. Anyone know a good online store that carries alot of the Quickboost items. Eric PS I know I asked this question before but the forums went down before I could check for answers.
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