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About southpier

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  1. southpier

    best online AFV modelling stores?

    that's SO not user friendly. in the Colonies, and I order from everywhere. even Hobby Link Japan fulfills there orders through customs in 30 days or less.
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    D Day Cricket manufacturing

    internet search has netted various sources to buy, but none how these were made. would a die stamping machine to be used for the upper, and cut off machine for rolls of spring stock the lower? and a crimper to hold them together? manufacturing plant planned for the model railroad and thought this to be a good choice: raw materials in, finished product out, many interior details. thanks
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    pre- 1950 packing material

    what was used before foam peanuts & plastic air-bags? excelsior ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_wool) comes to mind, but what would replicate it in 1:35 scale?I remember cosmoline and wrinkly wrapping paper, but neither would provide cushion in a shipping crate. thanks
  4. southpier

    Revell VW Samba 1/16

    piping. the little roll about 1/4" in diameter sewn between two pieces of fabric to help it go 'round a bend and look finished. helps establish the arris.
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    Hasegawa 1:24 Willys Jeep MB

    thanks for the 'bare-bones' picture of the power plant
  6. sidebar: amazing how much tobacco was consumed 75 years ago. I have been watching Generation War & Babylon Berlin, and everyone from wake to sleep has a cigarette in their hand. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_War https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babylon_Berlin
  7. sometimes the Hobby Spirits reward our efforts!
  8. hat geeks unite! http://www.thefedoralounge.com/
  9. southpier

    1/24 Morris Minor 1000 (Series V)...HELP!

    windshield: www.modelcarsmag.com/windshield-tool/ chrome: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/alclad-chrome-how-to/
  10. southpier

    Fiat 806gp full-scratchbuild 1:12

    work of art, it is. a work of art.
  11. southpier

    1/24 Morris Minor 1000 (Series V)...HELP!

    carpet? flocking: www.modelcargarage.com/store/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=16
  12. if the floor pan isn't painted, you might have some luck playing a hair drier amidships and twisting it with your hands until it sits even. go past where you think it should be because the plastic may have a memory and not hold the full correction. another way might be to cut a slice in the high side and wedge in a piece of plastic strip. also, in between build sessions, weight the assembly down to help it behave. looks like you're too far along for the hot water dunk cure. the body might help the floorpan retain its shape, but you're wise to begin course correction as soon as possible. might take a little of this and that, and in the end simply sanding a flat spot on the other front tire to bring the high side down.
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    Sdkfz 251 aufC

    lighting is a nice touch
  14. southpier

    Avions Voisin Record 1927 1/8

    this is going to prove interesting. thanks for the link above, too. much to explore there.