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SkyKing

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About SkyKing

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    Plastic Habit
  • Birthday 09/18/1946

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    Michael
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    McMurtrey
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    1746
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    North Central Texas
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    Carrollton
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    TX
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    Male
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    Carrollton, Texas
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    Airliners (Braniff), civil aircraft, real space, sci-fi (Star Trek)

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  1. As far as i have been able to discern, regulation had nothing to do with Testors changing the formula for Floquil. Original Floquil met all the regulations (except, possibly, for California's) but was not "plastic friendly" due to its solvents (toluene and xylene). Also, Floquil catered primarily to railroad modelers,and that hobby changed as more and more ready-to-run pre-painted locomotives and rolling stock began to replace kits. Killing off Floquil and Pactra was nothing more than an unregulated capitalist business decision to eliminate any competition in favor of their Model Master line.
  2. Duke, give True North paint a try. It is an alkyd enamel much like Model Master. The only drawback is that their distribution is not wide, but they do mail order: https://www.truenorthpaints.com/
  3. Steal your kids’ Legos. You can make custom assembly jigs with them.
  4. 🎶 🎶 🎶(Twilight Zone theme)
  5. According to announcement posted elsewhere. The former kit designer for Monogram Models and designer/producer of his own line of some of the hobby’s best vac-form kits had been in declining health and had recently entered hospice.
  6. Have you tried the Wayback Machine? https://archive.org/web/
  7. Looks to me like it might be a ‘71-to-‘73, but I’m no expert when it comes to car identification. Google Mercury Cougar for more info.
  8. Did you have any trouble contacting Whirlybird? I’ve sent emails to two different addresses but have not had a response. I know the proprietors are social distancing due to underlying health conditions , but I used to be in regular contact with one of them and am somewhat concerned.
  9. I have nothing on the HH-3F aft ramp gunner’s position.
  10. I’ve purchased from Whirlybird in the past with no issues. As far as the Special Hobby TH-55 is concerned, you’re probably gonna hafta go to eBay. I know of no US dealer of Whirlybird’s products.
  11. I did a search after reading your post and found many sources on line, especially for the cement in the needle applicator bottle.
  12. Testors has discontinued the entire Model Master line, but on-line vendors still seem to have supplies of many colors.
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