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About circus4u

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  • Birthday 10/31/1947

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  • Location
    Casa Grande, Arizona, USA
  • Interests
    G Gauge Model Railroading, Circuses & Circus Models, Christmas Lights
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  1. I use wirekat's LED spotlights to illuminate my cutouts. I have never tried CFL's since I use LOR and LOR does not like CFLs.
  2. I agree with the use of transfer paper. I always prime the board before tracing and cutting out. That way, I can trace the entire pattern at once. After they are cut out, I fill in the cut edges of the plywood and prime the cut edge. As far as shading, I can't offer any advice there; once I cut them out, my wife takes over and does all the painting. When finished, she gives them back to me so I can coat them with polyurethane.
  3. If you are planning to use one next year, then buy your fog fluid this year after Halloween. I bought 30 bottles from Walmart at 74% off last year. It's not a big seller, so wait until they mark it down to at least 75% off.
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  6. How about a "nostalgic" window like the dept stores used in the 50's -- the window in "A Christmas Story" with the trains running. Perhaps you can find some 50-60 era toys to display in the window.
  7. My wife has done well over 150 cutouts for our display. She carries the paint color onto the cut edge of the plywood. She uses the paint pens for lines to accent details. She uses white and silver for black and some other dark colors, black for other colors. Alot of her color changes are done through shading and dry brushing though.
  8. Been ordering from them for the past five years and never a problem.
  9. I use monoprice all the time. Bought a 100 ft toslink cable with metal ends for $26 to link my computer to my surround sound system in a different room.
  10. Not too familiar with these monitors, but I know some have been experimenting with them to allow the viewer to select what songs play or to activate animations. Seems like a good price. Dell Home offers its Dell SX2210T 21.5" 1080p Widescreen Multi-Touch LCD Monitor for $399. Coupon code "XZK78GP3HB1QVC" cuts it to $279.30. With free shipping, it's $119 off and the lowest total price we've seen for this display. Sales tax is added where applicable. The SX2210T features single- and multi-touch capabilities, a 1920x1080 (1080p) resolution, 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 2ms response time,
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  14. Would a blower from a central air conditioner/furnace air handler work?
  15. Bet you have to pay extra for the external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters too!
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