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Everything posted by ralph4hand

  1. Many year ago a member of our club made a few stirrers out of a small ship propellers wedded to straight sections of steel rod. Mine works great in my battery powered drill. I also use the non-business end of a paint brush to break-up settled paint before stirring. See you in Phoenix.
  2. An old trick for testing connections for leaks is to liberally use soapy water around them and watch for air bubbles while you run your compressor. You'll your airbrush once you've got it set-up. Happy Holidays.
  3. Hay Gil, Gotta tell you - Great little write-up on your NMF technique. While I've always been a fan of your incisive Forum commentary, I've rapidly become a fan of your models and how-to methods. Thanks and keep up your great sharing.
  4. Gil, Love your step-by-step construction photos and very helpful supporting commentary as you go along. Thanks for sharing and I'm really enjoying following your build. Looking forward to seeing you in Phoenix and TAKE CARE,
  5. Yep, Ron. As I recall my building base was a couple layers of cardboard box laid out flat, the model plans laid over that, and the wax paper pinned over those, and then the assembly on top held in place by simple straight pins straight out of my mother's sewing machine drawer (with her permission and encouragement ). Occasionally I'd spread glue over my fingers because I enjoyed peeling it off after it dried. AH, the joys of youth!! Thanks for the memory jog, TAKE CARE and Hope to see you and Robin (I remembered this time ) in Phoenix.
  6. Agree - and it sure brings back fond memories of my early (balsa stick and tissue paper) modeling days in the late 40s. Only thing missing is the building base for the straight-pins and wax paper ......
  7. I'm using Firefox vers. 3.5.3, running under Mac OS 10.4.11, and have had no problems.
  8. Gil, I'm looking forward to seeing the outcome of your masking.
  9. ELO is in stock at eHobbies - 8 oz size @ $ 8.99 + S&H http://www.ehobbies.com/flo542143.html
  10. Start with your Forum Member Profile. How to complete your Member Profile - Click on your Forum ID - upper left hand corner at top of this page - (ex. Logged in as: yourForumID (Log Out) ) to fill out your info so we can get to know more about you. Do it NOW! You can see other Member's Profiles by clicking on their ForumIDName to the left (ex. ralph4hand above my photo on this post). You'll also see what "modest" folks we are. See you in Columbus.
  11. Easy - but a tie.. 1. The Day the Earth Stood Still and 1. War of the Worlds (50's version)
  12. Dick, Boy - Thanks for the GREAT TIP on how to do biplane wings (a daunting task to many of us). Your idea fits into the "Geez.. Why didn't I think of that?!" - and I'm an engineer too! Psst - On my next trip to the Hardware Store I know what I'm gonna buy...
  13. Looks like it's still available Check out: http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/flo/flof542143.htm
  14. Back in "olden days" John was Editor of the IPMS/Greensboro, NC Chapter Newsletter and served as IPMS/USA Quarterly Editor 1968-1970. John did a GREAT job in both capacities. He really knows his subjects.
  15. Ken, Thanks for posting those great pages. Normally, I'm a WWII a/c modeler (prefer interesting camouflage schemes) but occasionally a good jet scheme comes along that tweaks my interest - as these SU schemes do. I've downloaded the pages and am enjoying them. Thanks Again and hope to see you in Columbus.
  16. I will be there both Friday and Saturday. While I'm not an armor modeler; I go to enjoy the models and talking with other IPMSers attending. Have a Safe Trip and looking forward to seeing many of you there. Look for me - I'll be wearing my USAF Vet hat with a a full array of IPMS Convention Pins, and an IPMS T-shirt - if it's not too cold! The IPMS shirt is great attire for the AMPS Convention
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