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My Authentic Decals Fall Apart and Disintegrate! (UPDATE)

I bought a set of 1/72 decals for a Messerschmitt Bf-109F-2 on ebay. When I went to apply them to my project, they disintegrated on contact with water! Fell apart completely! So I had the ebay seller send me a new set, thinking I got a bad batch. Nope. Same issue. The email address on their website is wrong too. does not work, but the packaging has listed, so I'm emailing them to make things right instead of the seller. If they don't though, I'm gonna have to get a refund from the seller for carrying a crappy product.

No Disintegration! Kinda appropriate given my project:

EDIT: I emailed photos of the decals, and after a few weeks Authentic Decals has sent me a refund of $10 for the decals that fell apart. It doesn't mean that I'll buy any more Authentic Decals, but at least they're a good company. I still have to track down decals for my Messerschmitt project though....

Custom R3-D3 Star Wars 4GB USB Sony MicroVault ClickFlash Drive

This astromech has TONS of memory!



Disney Star Tours Exclusive Astromech,
assigned to the Starspeeder 3000

USB Flash Drive

Made with a 4GB Sony Microvault Click Flash Drive--Preloaded with Data Compression Software

Clear dome glows blue when in use!

Shark Navigator Swivel LEAD WARNING

I was at Costco this weekend and was looking over the box for the Shark Navigator Swivel UV410. On the bottom of the box is the following warning:

It reads: WARNING: This product contains chemicals, including lead, known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects and other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
Scary AND inconvenient

Photos of 27 Boulder Crescent 80903

As promised, photos of the property concerns at 27 Boulder Crescent St, which existed when we moved in. The previous tenant lived at the address for 6 years.

To Our Landlord: Ana Zook

Aug 3, 2011

TO: Ana Zook

RE: 27 Boulder Crescent St Colorado Springs CO 80903

I have checked all of the sprinklers and increased the watering time for the front portion in front of the house as well as the back yard. However, Zone 6 does not seem to be doing anything at all, despite running for 20 minutes. Where is Zone 6 in the yard?

It is obvious you take pride in the exterior of the homes you rent. Therefore, I thought I’d bring some external property concerns and liabilities to your attention. I have enclosed photos of the concerns which have existed since we took possession of the property.

Photo A The back screen door is clearly beginning to rot on the bottom. This damage can be seen from the front and back of the door. Not pictured is the fact that the screen is held on the inside by duct tape

Photo B There is a shingle on the rear of the house that is coming up

Photo C There is grass growing out of the gutter in the rear of the house. I suspect that the entire gutter is …

Newest Custom Piece British Torpedo Boat

The newest and latest from Soja Rinn Industries. In mid WWII, after suffering numerous losses in the English Channel to German UBoats, the British launched their new torpedo boat to re-take the seas
Wooden duck base 1/72 PT 212 Torpedo Boat with British Lancaster decals

Dear Obama Naysayers/Credit Denyers

Dear Obama Naysayers: According to your logic, Osama shouldn't have been blamed for the 9/11 attacks. He didn't fly the planes into the Pentagon or WTC. He only financed and masterminded it all. Why blame him?

I'm not taking credit away from the military--credit should go to everyone involved: the SEALs, the operators, the analysts, the personnel at Gitmo, even Bush, whose terrorist round-up produced the intel.

Or, if a sports analogy would work: Bobby Bowden shouldn't be credited with winning National Championships in 1993 and 1999. Instead of "Bowden Field" at Doak Campbell Stadium, it should be "The Players and Coaches of 1993 and 1999 Field" at Doak Campbell. He never put on a jersey and threw a football or made a tackle.

Business analogy: Is Wal-Mart a success mainly because of the cashier at the front or Sam Walton?

I'm not taking credit away from the military--credit should go to everyone involved: the SEALs, the operators, the analysts, the …

To Representative Doug Lamborn and Senators Udall and Bennet Re: NPR

Representative Doug Lamborn, Senator Mark Udall, and Senator Michael Bennet, You will not receive my vote in any re-election for supporting a bill or amendment to rid NPR of federal funding. I spent 18 months being under-employed in Colorado Springs. Instead of working on getting jobs here, instead you decide to put your political efforts into defunding NPR? Where are the jobs? Why don't you spend your efforts fixing the tax loop-hole that allowed GE to make $5.1 billion in profit and not pay a single dime in taxes? I vote independent. I support public radio and NPR. This one issue could give you or deny you a re-election vote. Do you really want to get rid of Prairie Home Companion and Car Talk and Science Friday? Please support funding for NPR. As your constituent, I urge you to support full funding for public broadcasting in the budget bills currently being debated in Washington. Federal funding for public broadcasting supports 1,300 local stations, 21,000 local jobs and the 17…

Dyson Authorized Service Centers in Colorado Springs

There are only 3 Dyson Authorized Service Centers in Colorado Springs:
Nelson Appliances (Fillmore)
Vacuum Cleaner Warehouse (Academy & Maizeland)
AAA (Academy & Flintridge)
Any other vacuum repair location, is NOT authorized. They may charge you for work otherwise covered by your warranty. They may even put 3rd party parts on your Dyson, which voids the warranty. Be aware and don't be scammed!

When I worked for Dyson, customers always commented that Nelson was the best place for any vacuum repair.
When in doubt, call 1-866-MY-DYSON

Huckabee's Not-So-Subtle Jab at Palin

If you can't directly attack a potential GOP nominee, why not go after someone from Hollywood?
Which comment do you think Huckabee is aiming at Bristol and Sarah Palin? The "nannies and caretakers and nurses" or "poor, uneducated" and without "government assistance"?
"There aren't really a lot of single moms out there who are making millions of dollars every year for being in a movie. And I think it gives a distorted image that yes, not everybody hires nannies and caretakers and nurses.
Most single moms are very poor, uneducated, can't get a job, and if it weren't for government assistance, their kids would be starving to death and never have health care..."

ARC Finds

Picked up Return of the Holiday Hangover Vol III at ARC tonight for a buck featuring Tegan & Sara, Kings of Leon, Flyleaf, and Bowling for Soup

and a while back, this Homelite 31290 Flood Light. It needs new wiring and a bulb. I have no idea what bulb to get, and don't really need a flood light in my office. Maybe I could find a low-wattage or LED bulb with the same huge base