(Not) The Mandela Effect

The Mandela Effect is the name given to the phenomenon of false memory, when it concerns pop culture. The most famous example is the memory many people have of Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the eighties, which made it very disconcerting to see him become president of South Africa some years later. What makes
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In science (real science) you have to do the experiment. All is bullshit until you do the experiment. All. So I put some of Golden’s Hard Molding Paste on a model (test subject) and tried using it as I would any conventional filler. In other words, I did something I don’t like to do. I
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I almost bought a bottle of Golden Acrylic Matte Varnish today, just to prove that I’m a man. So, we’ll just have to pretend that I have some. Here’s the deal. I’m always encountering a forum poster who is crying loudly about his matte varnish drying to a frosty froth. Not clear. Frosty. Now, on
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For years, I recommended Microscale Liquid Decal Film the way some people promote apple cider vinegar. I could not imagine that this product would ever do anything bad. All it did was good. It restored “old, fragile decals” to “like new condition” with a minimum of fuss. But over time, I began to have my
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I said I would (eventually) acquire a tub of this acrylic putty and report on it. I was hoping that the word “hard” meant “hard” like auto-body putty (Bondo) or regular model kit putty (Green Stuff?) but “hard” in this case means hard like a bar of soap or hard rubber. It’s possible to sand
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Here’s a link to PJ Productions. They make pilots for those of us who still use them. The link will take you to the 1/72 pilots, but they have figures in other scales. They also seem to sell other stuff, but the pilots are new to me, so I figured that it might be new
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Here are some scans from the February 1970 issue of Scale Modeler. We are living in The Golden Age of Plastic Kits. After this, it will not come again. But we are also living in The Golden Age of “Experts” Who Use the Internet to Inflate Their Egos While Failing to Provide Any Real Help
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More experiments. I bent the stem wire into an appropriate shape and just pushed it into the drywall. Drywall is very soft and you can just push the wire into it if you grip it with some pliers or your own manly hand. A little super glue will hold it in place and it supports
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The Revell-O-Rama displays from the sixties were designed to use wire to hold the models in a “flying” posture. My plan is to display models in a “flying” state using some derivative of this idea. The first thing I’ll need is some wire. The stuff that came with the Revell-O-Ramas is similar to, but not
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I tested one of the Stoppel decals and was very pleasantly surprised. It worked perfectly. This marking came from this sheet that I bought for a few bucks on eBay. This sheet has to be thirty-five years old–probably older than that. More like forty? That would be 1977–when Stopple decals were sold by The Squadron
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