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by Packard Fan
Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Dioramas
Topic: My first diorama
Replies: 5
Views: 1854

Re: My first diorama

Nicely done young man!👏🏻👏🏻
by Packard Fan
Wed Jun 30, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Classic car forums
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Classic car forums

I am already a member of Diecast.org. Am hoping there are a few other forums out the to join.
by Packard Fan
Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Classic car forums
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Classic car forums

Can someone direct me to a Diecast forum that delves into the classic cars of the 20s,30s,40s ?
While I can appreciate today’s interesting sports and racing cars I much preferr the models of the early 20th century..
by Packard Fan
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Model Care & Replacement Parts
Topic: Polishing paint using a low speed Dremel
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Polishing paint using a low speed Dremel

Yeh,agree as to the quality of attachments on Amazon, I’m thinking actual Dremel attachments would hopefully be of a higher quality..
by Packard Fan
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Model Care & Replacement Parts
Topic: Polishing paint using a low speed Dremel
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Polishing paint using a low speed Dremel

Curious if others have ever tried used a Dremel tool to polish/buff the finish on their Diecast models,obviously your using a low speed setting, just curious if this is a viable alternative to hand polishing....
by Packard Fan
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Model Care & Replacement Parts
Topic: Replacement for a missing radio antenna
Replies: 5
Views: 1801

Re: Replacement for a missing radio antenna

A thought from an old guy,take a acupuncture needle put a small 90 degree bend in it insert in the hole for the original or drill a tiny hole just above the windshield, put a small drop of thick super glue on it and when dry a small drop of silver paint should give the appearance of the antenna moun...
by Packard Fan
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AutoArt Alternative?
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Re: AutoArt Alternative?

Must agree on the matter of Zamac , remember back years ago h.o model Locomotive kits used Zamac for boilers and drive wheeels it would literally crumble after a number of years, my thought is the newer composites now finding their way into model cars is a vastly superior product to diecast Metal . ...
by Packard Fan
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post Your Latest DIECAST Purchase
Replies: 8851
Views: 635333

Re: Post Your Latest DIECAST Purchase

Easier said then done when using a Mac, most sites are now able to process my photos when i reduce the size below 150 Kbs which is easier than messing around with most photo editing programs I’ve seen.
by Packard Fan
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post Your Latest DIECAST Purchase
Replies: 8851
Views: 635333

Re: Post Your Latest DIECAST Purchase

Sun Star 1939 Horch 855-SR in what I like to call Midnight Black.. Delivered yesterday and it’s in mint condition, took a polishing cloth to it and it just gleams! Excellent example of a classic Roadster at a more than reasonable price... at less than $75 love it when a bargain comes my way. Perfect...
by Packard Fan
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Hello from Estonia
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Hello from Estonia

Welcome Sten, sounds as if your well on your way to a nice collection !!
by Packard Fan
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Model Care & Replacement Parts
Topic: Storage box for 1:18 car. (Not a display case.)
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: Storage box for 1:18 car. (Not a display case.)

I would try a good quality size 12/14 shoe box with the appropriate packing as noted above,
by Packard Fan
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Model Care & Replacement Parts
Topic: Wheeler Dealer Mini
Replies: 7
Views: 622

Re: Wheeler Dealer Mini

Used to enjoy WDs but afraid I kinda lost interest when Ed China exited the show!
by Packard Fan
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Model Care & Replacement Parts
Topic: Model Wax to improve the colour and looks of your models
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: Model Wax to improve the colour and looks of your models

When using a Dremel rotory tool for polishing be sure it’s the variable speed type tool and use ONLY slow to medium slow speed settings to keep from burning the paint , finish buffing your model with a small swatch of micro fiber cloth..and Qtips for those reeeally tight spots, lol
by Packard Fan
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shipping in the age of CV19
Replies: 65
Views: 2144

Re: Shipping in the age of CV19

My latest package from little elm Tex. To Phx.Az. Bout a 1000 mi. Took 6 days. Only complaint I had was with the tracking, saw it arrived in Dallas the following day probably 50mi. Then not a word til it arrived in my package locker .
That tends to give me a bad case of nerves! Lol

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