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Kit Building / Re: Monster Modelworks Machine Shop
« Last post by deemery on Today at 04:53:42 PM »
Stencil looks great!


I think the way to approach kits like this is to spray seal/prime the parts before assembly, while you can still weigh them down as the sealer dries.   I have a Monster flat where the structure is fine, but the wood back has warped badly.  I need to wet and reweigh the warped section, then add more bracing.


dave. 
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Kit Building / Re: Monster Modelworks Machine Shop
« Last post by Jerry on Today at 04:20:53 PM »
Steve great save.


Nice coloring on the brick so far.  And the stencil came out beautifully!


Be following along on this one as usual.


Jerry
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Seeking Kit... / Re: Seeking early FSM kits
« Last post by PaulS on Today at 03:53:41 PM »
Craig, Sent you an email ...
Thanks,

--Paul
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Kit Building / Re: Monster Modelworks Machine Shop
« Last post by NKP768 on Today at 03:26:57 PM »
Nice save Steve

Doug
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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Wednesday - 03/03/2021
« Last post by deemery on Today at 02:34:31 PM »
Tax software:  I've used both Intuit/TurboTax and H&R Block.  I'm using the latter now, mostly because I strongly dislike Intuit's business practices.  TurboTax seems to be a bit more mature, but both have a strong style of "driven by interview to collect information" rather than letting you work from a knowledge of what things you need to fill out. 

But I'll say that in general my taxes have gotten a lot simpler, with the increase in standard deduction I don't need to itemize like I used to.  But with both programs, there have been times when I couldn't figure out where/how to fill out some specific form/item that I thought I had to report.

Good news on The Judge

dave
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Seeking Kit... / Re: Seeking early FSM kits
« Last post by Rusty Robot on Today at 12:13:16 PM »
Hi all.

Seeking the following early FSM kits:

Signal Tower (30)
Flagstop Station (70)
Coal and Sand Shed (115)
Sand house (180)
Combo Station (kit 235)

I’m only seeking from the forum members for now as I’m looking to avoid places like eBay and other resellers.

Thanks!
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Layout Tours / Re: Cypress Creek Railroad
« Last post by SteveCuster on Today at 11:32:25 AM »
Thanks Thom and Craig.

Craig, The shelf casting is a resin casting from SierraWest I bought from Brett at one of the Expos and the bench is a FSM leftover I think (definitely white metal and a clean casting). Not sure which kit. They came from my painted castings box so I'm not 100% sure.

As far as the dirt goes I'll smooth it out once it all dries and I start to get some defined pathways in and out of the shed. I have it sifted so fine that sometimes the eye dropper of glue erodes the dirt and creates little pathways just like the beach..it's no good and definitely something that I need to correct before the scene is done. I'll end up rewetting the area a bunch more once I start adding details and plant life. That should help level everything out as well.
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Kit Building / Re: Bar Mills Majestic Hardware 2021 build challenge
« Last post by Rusty Robot on Today at 10:55:17 AM »
Great job, Bob. That deck and weathered roofing is wonderful.
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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Wednesday - 03/03/2021
« Last post by Rusty Robot on Today at 10:46:04 AM »
Morning all.

And a cold one here at the Grand Canyon.

Great to see so much activity on the forum since I last checked in!

Have a great one!
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Kit Building / Re: Monster Modelworks Machine Shop
« Last post by Rusty Robot on Today at 10:43:54 AM »
Love the faded look on the stencil. Your choice of colors for the brick work is great, too.

For the warping, a coat of rattle can auto primer (or even a matte sealer) will definitely help, as it will create a membrane between the wood and the water-based paints causing the warpage.
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