Free Gift #2

When you sign up for the subscription-based Eaglemoss 1:8 scale Ghostbusters Ecto-1 model build, you will receive five FREE gifts along the way. The first gift was the Collector’s Binder, and the second is this License Plate. This plate arrived with Issue 4 (Stages 7-10).

This License Plate is a full size metal replica of the plate seen on the car in the first film. It arrived loose in the shipping box, but was wrapped in plastic. It is embossed around the letters and appears to be painted with the graphics. Not too bad for something free. Do be careful though, the edges are extremely sharp!

3-in-One Oil

If you are building any of the die-cast metal large scale models out there, you are probably familiar with the pain around driving screws into metal parts. In my experience, some of these screws have a tendency to bind up, strip threads, or simply snap off. Not only does it cause frustration, but it could cause a long delay in your build waiting for replacement parts.

For a while now, I have read about other builders that were using a little oil on their metal screw threads to help reduce the risk of damage and the effort needed to seat these screws fully. Up until this point, I had taken my time to carefully pre-thread metal screws, but it turns out they were on to something. I recently picked up some 3-in-One Multi-Purpose Oil (from the WD-40 Company) and it has changed everything!

I simply dip the tip of each metal screw into a tiny drop of this stuff and they go right in and without any drama. I should have done this sooner! If putting a little oil on the end of a metal screw is not feasible, you can also use a toothpick or other small tool to apply the oil directly into a screw hole before installing the screw.

I highly recommend grabbing a bottle of this oil (or other similar lubricant). It will surely save you time and headache!