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1:12 Monkey 125 (Tamiya 14134)
 
Monkey 125
Tamiya 1:12
14134 (134)
2019 | New tool
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26. January at 07:40:09 Share
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Bob Hall Try the Testors Lacquer "Italian Red" stuff comes out great and is so easy !

1993 Ford Ranger Splash - Vibrant Red- | Album by springfieldm14 (1:24)

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20. January at 07:10:55
Tom ... Managed to make a boo-boo. In my focus to dry fit the radiator and hood, I glued on the cab before mounting the engine. Oops. Had to pull the cab off. Wasn't a total disaster but not good either.
21. January at 01:16:05
Tom ... Tried out a new tool for placing flat pieces. Worked like a charm. Very happy with it. My only worry is that it feels like it'll get damaged really easily so will have to baby it.

Model Pal Vacuum Pickup Tool (Micro-Mark 81851, No)

No Model Pal Vacuum Pickup Tool (Micro-Mark 81851)
26. January at 02:12:30
Tom ... I have to say how much I like using a wet palette. Makes life much easier and saves a lot of paint. I can't imagine not using one now. I also enjoy hand painting with Vallejo paints. Much easier to work with than Tamiya, even with a retarder.
26. January at 02:27:50
Bob Hall That does look like a handy little tool ! Neat !
26. January at 03:19:45
Chris Greathouse Neat tool, I may have to look for it.
26. January at 03:27:52
Tom ... Finally got everything painted except for the brass plates on the wheel hubs and some kind of treatment for the tires but at least I can start assembling.
26. January at 05:09:52
Bozzer Tom, regarding the red paint. Revell and Humbrol have nice Red Enamels. I'll get you the number for the colour I'm using, when I get back in the cave. They go down great and thin really well. I used Humbrol enamel thinner with both, but you can use ordinary white spirit.
26. January at 07:21:06
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1:24 Medium 3 ton. Firetruck (Italeri 3778)
 
Medium 3 ton. Firetruck
Italeri 1:24
3778
2007 | Changed box
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January 22, 2020

Tom ... wants this item
1:35 Model T 1917 Ambulance (Revell 03285)
 
Model T 1917 Ambulance
Revell 1:35
03285
2019 | Changed decals
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January 21, 2020

Tom ... owns this item
No Magnivisor Deluxe (Carson Optical CP-60)
Carson Pro
Magnivisor Deluxe
Carson Optical
CP-60
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January 15, 2020

Tom ... added a new photoalbum.
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Tom ... Ha, Bill! I'm always looking for a reason to drive by the LHS. We should start a support group... :)
20. November 2019 at 08:24:51
Tom ... Also, tonight I did some Alclad priming and with the new ventilation there were no fumes in the house. Very happy with that. I may even default to using (decanted) Tamiya Surface Primer for all my priming now, even though Badger's Stynylrez is super good. Maybe use Tamiya for the initial coat and then Stynylrez for second and third...
20. November 2019 at 08:32:48
Chris Greathouse Tom!!?!? You got rid of the flumes?! That's the best part of the whole hobby :P
20. November 2019 at 11:17:59
Tom ... Eh, don't store Super Clean on its side. It managed to eat through the materials in the cap. Lesson learnt.
15. January at 17:37:56
Chris Greathouse Yikes!! At least the cap wasn't at the bottom. You might have had a bigger problem. I'll remember that when I buy more (gallon) of Super Clean. At least it doesn't look like a terrible mess to clean up.
15. January at 17:45:18
Tom ... I was thinking the same thing about the cap being up top. Thankfully I seem to have enough super clean left to handle the Italeri Australian Truck :) Man that is a lot of chrome!
15. January at 17:55:42
Chris Greathouse I've used the same pint (I store in a pint container) of super clean for at least the last 10 or so vehicles. Cut the sprues to fit in a gallon bag, put them in, pour in Super Clean, lay it flat and wait/flip/play with it until it's done... I usually dechrome first so it has hours and hours (I usually let it chill all day) to dechrome before I even have to think about chrome pieces.

Then pour the Super Clean back into the pint for the next go.
15. January at 18:33:24
Spanjaard nice hobby room :)
15. January at 22:47:58
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Tom ... owns this item
1:8 Wicked Witch of the West (Polar Lights 903)
 
Wicked Witch of the West The Wizard of Oz
Polar Lights 1:8
903
2015 | New tool
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January 13, 2020

Tom ... added Scale Auto Magazine to his list of favorite magazines
13. January at 21:19:37 Share
Tom ... marked this item as on order
1:24 Schlingmann Unimog RW1 (Revell 07531)
 
Schlingmann Unimog RW1
Revell 1:24
07531
2019 | Changed box
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27. November 2019 at 00:56:23 Share
Chris Greathouse Me likey!!! Where'd you pick up this bad boy?! PM me when you start!
12. January at 20:29:34
Tom ... Got it on amazon for $60. I like that it has a ton of detail.
12. January at 23:46:40
Chris Greathouse I saw that on there... been tempted many times, 250 pieces in a beefy vehicle.. and I want several of the UNIMOGs. But now I'm on an Egg Girl van mission. It'll cost about $200 to get the other 3 vans that I don't have. Sucks how time makes the cost/value go up :P
13. January at 02:02:19
Tom ... Hobbies always expand to the size of one's wallet. There's no getting around it. :( Money *and* time. I just spent three hours scrapping seams, sanding and mounting little pieces. It's like I haven't done anything. Sheesh!
13. January at 03:16:16
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January 12, 2020

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Tom ... wants this item
1:24 Benz Patent-Motorwagen 1886 (ICM 24040)
 
Benz Patent-Motorwagen 1886
ICM 1:24
24040
2020 | New tool
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Tom ... added a new project.
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On hold
1:24 Australian Truck (Italeri 719)
 
12. January at 00:06:13 Share

January 11, 2020

Tom ... marked this item as on order
1:8 Wicked Witch of the West (Polar Lights 903)
 
Wicked Witch of the West The Wizard of Oz
Polar Lights 1:8
903
2015 | New tool
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November 27, 2019

Tom ... wants this item
1:24 Schlingmann Unimog RW1 (Revell 07531)
 
Schlingmann Unimog RW1
Revell 1:24
07531
2003 | Changed box
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Tom ... Pulling the plug on this one. Tried to get fancy with the body panel lines and made a pig's ear of it. There was a bunch of things I was not happy with and this last one was just one too many. Meh....
26. November 2019 at 01:11:08
Chris Greathouse Sorry to hear that! :(
26. November 2019 at 01:22:17
Valters Orlovskis The best way to paint gold panel lines on this kit is gold marker:
Progress | Album by Angelos (1:24)
26. November 2019 at 10:10:57
Chaz Gordon I've experimented with Sharpie Metallic markers under Clear coats. So far, the Tamiya Solvent based acrylic clears do not harm the sharpie, haven't tried water based, but I'd guess a fairly safe bet
26. November 2019 at 15:04:13
Tom ... Excellent build Valters! After I messed up the first panel line I did the others free hand with the sharpie and go mixed results. I think I need to find a sharpie with a fine tip, preferably a chisel, rather then the big fat tip I have now. My next build will be the fire truck so I'm going to be asking you how you did your lights. They are perfect.

Also I don't care for the Alclad Gold Plate colour. I think for the fire truck I'm going to try some other paints out first. The Alclad is too dark for my liking. I'd like something a bit brighter.
26. November 2019 at 20:06:02
Valters Orlovskis Thanks, Tom! :)
The Centropen Gold marker I use has a quite sharp tip. It was cheapest Gold color marker in shop but I chose it because of size of tip. Color is a bit dark but it works nice.
About lights - if You mean side lights then ring in front of light is made from copper wire, connection point was soldered and sanded, and then glued to plastic with clear Epoxy, which at the same time fills external perimeter between ring and plastic. The tricky internal parts for all lights was reflectors, actually it is very easy to make them, but hard to explain all in words (especially because my english is not very good :) I'll make a picture of process later and then post a link here. And important step is good planning of gluing / filling / sanding / masking / painting sequence.
About painting - I use AK Interactive Xtreme Metal Brass color but made a mistake when choose black base instead of some light color. The black base gives good "volume" effect for surface but at the same time final color appears too dark.
If I remember correctly the painting sequence for side lights was following: some metallic color (inside of clear parts), Black primer (Vallejo), Black base (AK or Alclad), Brass (AK), Tamiya Clear, Light Grey wash (Vallejo) and finally one or two coats of Tamiya Clear.
26. November 2019 at 22:04:50
Tom ... Good point Hans. I hadn't thought of that.
27. November 2019 at 00:03:32
Tom ... Valters, thank you for the info. I look forward to the how-to pictures. Good to know about the AK metal brass too. I love Alclad's chrome and aluminum, (though I might someday try using Molotow's liquid chrome) so I feel good about those colours. Just need to figure out a good brass and I'll be really happy... for now :)
27. November 2019 at 00:11:24
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November 26, 2019

Tom ... added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 15 images
1:24
In progress
1:24 Model T 1914 (ICM 24017)
 
26. November 2019 at 20:16:43 Share
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1:24 Model T 1914 (ICM 24017)
 
Model T 1914 Fire Truck with Crew
ICM 1:24
24017
2018 | Changed parts
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November 24, 2019

Tom ... will attend SCM Australian Trucks Groupbuild
SCM Australian Trucks Groupbuild in Moranbah
SCM Australian Trucks Groupbuild
AU 15. February until 31. May 2020, in Moranbah
24. November 2019 at 22:59:48 Share
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1:24 Australian Truck (Italeri 719)
 
Australian Truck
Italeri 1:24
719
20xx | Changed box
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November 23, 2019

Tom ... started this item
No Apollo Lunar Module (Fascinations MMS078)
 
Apollo Lunar Module Metal Earth
Fascinations
MMS078
2014 | New tool
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23. November 2019 at 23:41:50 Share
Tom ... owns this item
No Micro Miter Box (Micro-Mark 86407)
Extra Long
Micro Miter Box
Micro-Mark
86407
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November 22, 2019

Tom ... owns this item
No Hobby Line Engraver (Trumpeter 09912)
 
Hobby Line Engraver
Trumpeter
09912
2009 | New tool
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22. November 2019 at 22:30:42 Share
Tom ... owns this item
No Perfect Plastic Putty (Deluxe Materials BD44)
 
Perfect Plastic Putty Fills fine gaps, Creates invisible seams
Deluxe Materials
BD44
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Tom ... owns this item
No Gray Putty (Squadron Products SQ20202)
 
Gray Putty Fast-Dry Formula
Squadron Products
SQ20202
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November 20, 2019

Tom ... wants this item
1:87 The Firefighter (Revell 0389)
Harbor Fire Boat
The Firefighter
Revell 1:87
0389
1979 | Changed ???
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20. November 2019 at 21:18:13 Share
Tom ... owns this item
No Head Mount Magnifier (YOCTOSUN YS-EGM-UGV1)
 
Head Mount Magnifier
YOCTOSUN
YS-EGM-UGV1
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20. November 2019 at 18:51:24 Share
Tom ... and Bryn Crandell are now mates.
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Tom ... wants this item
1:35 HUSKY TSV (Meng VS-009)
British Army
HUSKY TSV (Tactical Support Vehicle)
Meng 1:35
VS-009
2018 | New tool
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November 18, 2019

Tom ...
Jeez, these things are still small at 1:16! How do people paint 1:35 figures with any detail?
1:16 146th New York Zouaves Officer (FeR Miniatures PCW00012)
 
146th New York Zouaves Officer
FeR Miniatures 1:16
PCW00012
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November 17, 2019

Tom ... owns this item
No Neatfi XL Task Lamp (Neatfi 9501LED)
 
Neatfi XL Task Lamp With Clamp
Neatfi
9501LED
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November 15, 2019

Tom ... marked this item as on order
1:16 146th New York Zouaves Officer (FeR Miniatures PCW00012)
 
146th New York Zouaves Officer
FeR Miniatures 1:16
PCW00012
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Tom ... owns this item
1:108 Harbour Tug Boat (Revell 05207)
 
Harbour Tug Boat
Revell 1:108
05207 (80-5207)
2001 | Changed decals
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15. November 2019 at 01:33:42 Share
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November 13, 2019

Tom ... wants this item
1:24 1913 Ford Model T Roadster (Revell 07661)
 
1913 Ford Model T Roadster
Revell 1:24
07661
2019 | Changed ???
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November 9, 2019

Tom ... wants this item
1:12 Street Rider (Tamiya 14137)
 
Street Rider
Tamiya 1:12
14137 (137)
2019 | New tool
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November 4, 2019

Tom ... added AK Interactive to his list of favorite colors
4. November 2019 at 18:26:23 Share
Tom ... added Alclad II to his list of favorite colors
4. November 2019 at 18:26:23 Share
Tom ... added Tamiya Paints to his list of favorite colors
4. November 2019 at 18:26:23 Share
Tom ... added Vallejo Model Color to his list of favorite colors
4. November 2019 at 18:26:23 Share
Tom ... added Winsor & Newton to his list of favorite colors
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Tom ... changed his profile picture.
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Tom ... marked this item as on order
1:16 Netherlands Musketeer (MiniArt 16010)
 
Netherlands Musketeer XVII Century
MiniArt 1:16
16010
2004 | Changed parts
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1:8 Mars Attacks (Moebius Models 936)
The Topps Company Presents
Mars Attacks Martian Warrior
Moebius Models 1:8
936
2014 | New tool
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Tom ... added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 6 images
1:24
In progress
Scratchbuilt
 
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October 29, 2019

Tom ... marked this item as on order
1:24 American Sport Car Drivers (1910s) (ICM 24014)
 
American Sport Car Drivers (1910s)
ICM 1:24
24014
2019 | New tool
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29. October 2019 at 03:23:37 Share
Tom ... wants this item
1:35 TOOL SET (MiniArt 35603)
 
TOOL SET
MiniArt 1:35
35603
2019 | New tool
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29. October 2019 at 02:30:48 Share
Tom ... wants this item
1:24 American Sport Car Drivers (1910s) (ICM 24014)
 
American Sport Car Drivers (1910s)
ICM 1:24
24014
2019 | New tool
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October 26, 2019

Tom ... marked this item as on order
1:24 Model T 1912 Light Delivery Car (ICM 24008)
 
Model T 1912 Light Delivery Car
ICM 1:24
24008
2017 | Changed parts
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October 25, 2019

Tom ... and Chaz Gordon are now mates.
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October 14, 2019

Tom ... started this item
1:24 Model T 1912 Commercial Roadster (ICM 24016)
 
Model T 1912 Commercial Roadster American Car
ICM 1:24
24016
2018 | Changed parts
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Tom ... now follows Fred_
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October 5, 2019

Tom ... owns this item
1:24 Jaguar XJ-SC V12 Cabriolet (Hasegawa 20352)
 
Jaguar XJ-SC V12 Cabriolet
Hasegawa 1:24
20352
2018 | Changed box
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14. September 2019 at 21:16:58 Share
Bob Hall I have the original 1987 issue of this kit, looks pretty cool !
4. October 2019 at 04:21:24
Tom ... I'm excited about this one. Just wish life would give me some time to do some actual modeling....
4. October 2019 at 21:28:19
Bob Hall I feel ya, 100% !
4. October 2019 at 21:48:24
Munkyslut I had a 1/16 Japanese XJ-S (probably Bandai ?) when I was a kid.
I grew up with them, really nice cars, make for a great model
4. October 2019 at 21:52:17
Bob Hall When I was a kid, I had a friend who's dad loved the Jag's and the XJ cars, but hated the unreliable engines and owned 3 Jags but had replaced the motors all 3 with Chevy 350 motors.
4. October 2019 at 21:55:44
Munkyslut Bob........ SBC into XJ-6 & XJ-12 was a popular mod Stateside.
Of course over here we just repaired them.

Tom...... what's the kit quality like?
4. October 2019 at 22:06:34
Tom ... Munky it's not bad at all. The plastic is quite hard (even feels slightly brittle) and the details are sharp. For me there's a little bit of flashing on sprue E but nothing terrible. The glass is in perfect condition but the quality is not great. Has a slight melted soft look which is a shame. If you look at the "What's in the box" for the kit those are actually pictures of my kit.
4. October 2019 at 22:41:19
Munkyslut That's pretty good quality except for the glass moulding then. Can you improve the glass with a layer of Future or similar?
What do you plan for colour?
4. October 2019 at 22:47:22
Bob Hall I guess, it was just one of those car memories from my youth. I was thinking of doing mine in British racing green with the tan leather interior and tan fabric top.
4. October 2019 at 22:51:10
Tom ... Definitely the tan interior but I think a light body color.
5. October 2019 at 23:46:04
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September 16, 2019

Tom ... owns this item
1:25 1969 Olds 442 W-30 (AMT 1105)
 
1969 Olds 442 W-30
AMT 1:25
1105
2018 | Changed decals
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30. April 2019 at 21:21:27 Share
Bob Hall Whoa ! A Muscle Car ! An AMERICAN Muscle Car ! NO Way ! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
14. May 2019 at 04:36:28
Tom ... Ha, true true Bob. And it's AMT too... :) An impulse buy at the LHS as it's the closest thing I've seen to a Ford Capri my mother had in the seventies... in Ireland no less. So if anyone knows where I can get a decent kit of a Ford Capri Mk II with vinyl top, I'm all ears....
14. May 2019 at 18:49:07
Munkyslut I reckon I built a Japanese 1/24 Capri in the very early 80's......
16. September 2019 at 20:39:46
Munkyslut W30 Cutlass is gorgeous ;) I really fancy a 71-72 with a 455 in it
16. September 2019 at 20:41:01
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September 15, 2019

Tom ... added a new project.
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August 22, 2019

Tom ... wants this item
1:24 Bedford 'OSB' (EMHAR EM2404)
 
Bedford 'OSB' SWB 'O' Series 5-ton Recovery Truck
EMHAR 1:24
EM2404
2014 | Changed parts
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June 19, 2019

Tom ... marked this item as on order
1:24 Subaru TT2 Sambar Fire Engine '08 (Aoshima 051429)
 
Subaru TT2 Sambar Fire Engine '08 Subaru Oizumi Factory Package
Aoshima 1:24
051429 (50)
2017 | Changed parts
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June 13, 2019

Tom ... and Chris Greathouse are now mates.
13. June 2019 at 06:39:57 Share
Bob Hall A Match made in Decal Heaven ! LOL
13. June 2019 at 06:46:44
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June 6, 2019

Bob Hall@Tom ...
COME BACK TOM ! WE MISS YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL !!!
6. June 2019 at 01:52:20 Share
Chris Greathouse He's enjoying porch life at the moment... Then he's moving to sunnier pastures... or fields, or wherever to fly his RC planes for the sunny season. He said he'll still lurk around the site... not enough in my opinion! :P
6. June 2019 at 01:55:59
Bob Hall I figured he'd been taken by aliens or Terrorists or something ! He Just up and disappeared !
6. June 2019 at 02:05:30
Chris Greathouse It's funny because I sent him a similar message yesterday, then you send him one today.
6. June 2019 at 02:09:16
Nathan Dempsey I just sent out a drone, but it hasn't spotted him...
6. June 2019 at 02:17:30
Bob Hall Nate ! In my experiences, If a drone spots you,you don't come back, if so, it's in many pieces ! LOL !
6. June 2019 at 04:15:07
Chris Greathouse We could drone his RC base! *ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US* :P :P
6. June 2019 at 04:30:06
Tom ... Sorry guys, I was in rehab dealing with solvent abuse and OCD issues. They didn't allow internet access but I was permitted my favourite sprue cutter and a sanding stick... my nails are immaculate!... they just need some 2K clear...

Bob, you know changing your name won't fool the drones. They can detect muscle car thoughts from a hundred clicks. Old European bangers don't generate the same level of brain activity it seems.

Yeah, it's hard to be modeling right now with the good weather... and the porch is my favourite place on the planet and we are getting long evenings again. But don't worry, it won' t be long before I get a wild hair up my butt and breakout the airbrush and glue pot again...
6. June 2019 at 18:11:13
Bob Hall AHH ! The previous stated "decal rehab" ! In you absence "Archer J Maggot" made his triumphant return along with his many aliases, so I had to become the "Good Bob" So, don't stay away too long or I may build a Beamer or Benzo in your absence ! LOL !!!!!!
6. June 2019 at 18:17:04
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May 18, 2019

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May 17, 2019

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May 9, 2019

Tom ... and Stuart Perry are now mates.
9. May 2019 at 22:49:33 Share

May 5, 2019

Tom ... owns this item
No CR (Iwata R 4500)
Revolution
CR
Iwata
R 4500
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April 27, 2019

Tom ... wants this item
1:35 M4 High Speed Tractor (HobbyBoss 82408)
 
M4 High Speed Tractor (155mm / 8-in. / 240mm)
HobbyBoss 1:35
82408
2007 | Changed parts
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