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EJS

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About EJS

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  • Birthday 02/12/1942

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  • FirstName
    Eugene
  • LastName
    Schmidt
  • IPMS Number
    46447
  • Local Chapter
    Grand Rapids MI Chapter
  • City
    Wyoming
  • State
    Michigan
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Michigan
  1. I use two. These are the one's that work for me. 3M blue glazing putty for larger fills. This is the stuff auto body people use for fine scratches and stuff. Sticks tenaciously, dries harder and sands out very smooth. The other, my most used for general filling is Perfect Plastic putty by Deluxe Materials. I have tried all of the standard modeling puttys and this is my favorite. Some guys have said it dries out in the tube, but I've not had an issue. My tube is about 2 years old and is just like when I bought it. The tube is designed to be set on the bench with the cap down. This keeps the putty by the opening and keeps the air at the bottom end of the tube.
  2. Now, that's tiny. Nice job. EJ
  3. Thank you. Will be looking for those pics. EJ
  4. Looks Great! Do you have more pictures that can be accessed somewhere? I'd love to see them. I'm doing the Gallery Models WASP LHD-1, 1/350 kit with extra PE, aircraft and vehicles, but I'm doing it as ESSEX LHD-2. Got some nice decals for it too. Need to get more data on any differences in the appearance of WASP & ESSEX. EJ Assistant Treasurer, USS ESSEX CV/CVA/CVS-9/LHD-2 Association.
  5. Unfortunately, I lost most of my pics in any build logs I had going due to the Photobucket fiasco. I do have the photos, but they are stored in a portable hard drive. There are several thousand in there and I never saved them in folders, so they are all random, thousands of them. The time to sort them would be significant and the time to repost them to a new hosting site, then repost them to the various forums would take even longer. I'd rather be building, so, the only ones I have taken the time to update are threads that I'm actually working on at present and posted on various forums. Thanks for your interest though. I really like following your work. You get more done in a week than I do in 2 months. You give me the push I need to get back to the bench. EJ
  6. Nice. How can I update meetings for West Mi IPMS? EJ
  7. I agree. My most satisfying builds have been subjects selected because it means something to someone else, such as a ship a veteran served on or something like that. These models are treasured by the recipiant instead of stored by the builder. A few pictures taken remind me of the story behind the build and the joy of seeing the face of the recipiant light up. That's more than enough for me. EJ
  8. Could also be a marketing thing as MM / Testors / Lines are now owned by the paint giant Rust-O-leum corp. Instead of product being driven by a corporate structure entirely devoted to modelers (Testors) it is now a very small part of the corporate entity. The Rust-o-leum family has many different brands they own now such as Zinzer and others that I'm sure have a huge, huge percentage of the corporate sales in comparison with the teeny bottles of model paints. Because of the large volums of coatings they produce, it is easier for manufacturing methods and materials throughout the entire product line to meet all the new EPA standards for VOC's. I also do leather craft work and the finishes and coatings available for that craft have changed or disappeard completely as well, for the same reasons, especially the lacquers. It's a new world out there, completely out of our control. EJ
  9. Is it OK to post Grandkids stuff? My kids are in their 40's, but my grandson and I build. He's 11. EJ
  10. 1/350 USS ESSEX in her 1960/64 era with angled deck and hurricane bow. Seems the molds for the old Revell 1/540 are broken beyond repair, at least the hull portion. Too bad someone doesn't mold the hull as an aftermarket part and Revell sell the rest of the kit. At least they would get something out of the other spru molds.
  11. 1/350 USS ESSEX in her 1960/64 era with angled deck and hurricane bow. Seems the molds for the old Revell 1/540 are broken beyond repair, at least the hull portion. Too bad someone doesn't mold the hull as an aftermarket part and Revell sell the rest of the kit. At least they would get something out of the other spru molds.
  12. Make one. Cardboard, a bolt, washers, plywood for the base. I use this and just discrd the cardboard "spinner" disk when it gets to much paint on it. I can also paint several objects on different disks, leaving the object on the disk to dry and move so I can put on another disk for the next item. EJ
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