Non-toxic Model Building

Brushpainter

Well look, I already told you! I deal with the customers so the engineers don't have to! I have people skills! I am good at dealing with people! Can't you understand that? What is wrong with you people?

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Some ideas haunt me. Like the idea that maybe it’s not clear that this blog is about model building in the least toxic way. No, seriously. That’s what it’s about. I thought that was obvious. Oh well… (I just have this awful image in my head of somebody going “Oh…really? It’s ABOUT that? No kidding?
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I’ve noticed that my Google ranking has been slipping. I mean, I don’t know if they object to my profanity or what, but my site doesn’t pop up as much as it used to when you Google “brush painting.” I guess it pays not to try to push the river by attempting to coin a
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The problem with our hobby is that the internet has turned it into a twisted shadow of what it should be. I’m not saying that building plastic model kits is the most wholesome activity in creation. That appelation is probably reserved for restoring Matchbox cars. But it’s a pretty good, clean activity that involves a
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Right now, I’m upset about one of my usual beefs–s’mores. I know, for a fact, that this “old fashioned treat” was, pretty much, invented by the Hershey chocolate company in the 1980’s, and promoted by them (like crazy) as a way to sell chocolate bars. I’m really tired of reading about how “everybody grew up
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The current pandemic reminds me very much of an earlier crisis. No, not the war (any of them) or the depression (any of them) or the AIDS crisis or anything like those things…at all. I’m talking about the one “crisis” that really does resemble this one, and I’m wondering if it will turn out the
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I’m building a model of a PZL P.11a. Revell made a kit in 1/72 and I never built it when I was a kid. Old Lew Glaser tried to teach me something but I was too stubborn and stupid to get it. The fight between Germany and Poland was a grudge match. Poland has been
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THIS GUY is reporting that Testors is quitting the “Model Master” business after years of being abused by fat old men on Hyperscale. So… in a future where gangs of roving scavengers assault women with impunity and don’t keep their impunities clean or anything, I will have to make-do with some other paint. Now, I
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I once knew a fellow who really liked the cookies called “E.L. Fudge” from the Keebler Company, which is apparently run by eleves. My friend would explain that not only were these cookies tasty, they “looked like little dudes!” When I read about somebody in a forum who complains of “losing his mojo” I am
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Sitting around in isolation can cause 1) insanity 2) a deep and profound insight into the nature of life. I’m voting “TWO.” I am gradually realizing that Western Civilization, in the form of plastic scale model kit building–as it is now, in its current form–is for the birds. I have no chicken in this race.
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Here’s a recipe for white bread, adapted from Sweet y Salado. Ingredients 1½ cup warm distilled water (100ºF – 110ºF) 1 packet of active dry yeast or 1/3 cake of fresh yeast ¼ tsp white granulated sugar 4 cups white flour 2 tbsp white granulated sugar 1½ tsp salt Put the yeast and quarter teaspoon
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