Emma Delacruz Harbor Freight September 27th, 2019 - 04:30:24
Many years ago Sterling had a wooden kit of the USS Missouri in a fairly large scale. Unfortunately Estes bought the assets of Sterling and the Missouri is not currently available. I hate to think what one might run on EBay. About the only option today would be a plastic model and about the biggest is 1/350th. Tamiya has a good kit, but if you want wood you will pretty much be out of luck.
So what do you need to get started? If you wanted to be a traditional air-brush artist you would have to choose between a confusing array of expensive airbrushes. Luckily to try improvisational airbrush painting, you only need to purchase one simple, cheap "quick change airbrush" that you can get at Harbor Freight for $10. This brush is special because it allows you to change your colors really quickly and apply thick wet layers of paint.
Another thing you will need is a compressor to power your airbrush. Some artists are scared of air compressors because they look complicated and too mechanical. Please don't be scared! Once you have purchased one and tried it out with your new air-brush, I can guarantee you will never want to go back. There are so many things that you can do with air that you cannot do with a regular paint brush. It will open many doors for you.
Despite some other reviews on the web about this famous retailer, I find that they fill a niche and give consumers a choice as to their specific needs and budget for their hardware products. I find them to be of great quality and have no problem recommending them for some of your hardware needs. They have been in business for over 40 years. Business don't stay in business that long if they are not providing some value to consumers.
While this is a bench designed for light to moderate loads, you might consider replacing the worksurface's fiberboards with lengths of 1½ X4 inch lumber, suitably drilled holes for the plastic dogging clamp inserts. If you are comfortable with a power planer or router, make a suitable undercut to clear the hand cranks and use 1 ½ X 6 inch planks for the work surfaces. That will give you a wider working surface when the two panels are cranked to the max.
Another large plus of grommet is that while you are happily making holes for nails and hooks you might not realize that you are also putting in holes made perfect for bungee cords, the grommets intended purpose. Now you can suspend your cardboard walls overhead and make them ceilings. Shifting walls and ceilings are easily made by stretching out a sheet of cardboard so it is suspended mid air. Using a PVC or 2 x 2 lightweight frame to stretch and anchor the bungee's to. Moving the frame can easily be accomplished with air rams or motors. Even easier is to suspend the sheet on a frame and have it anchored so you can manipulate the cardboard itself. Probably somewhat safer as well.