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    November, 2017
Hello people.
Posted by Gluecipher on Friday, November 17, 2017 4:23 AM

Im a guy going towards fifty years, year after year,and time goes faster and faster it seems.

Had my first crush on scale models at around 1987, and it was AMT's 1932 ford. Tried my luck with tanks too but we never really felt deeper bond so i just stuck with the cars. We had nice beginning relationship for what 10 years or so but then i found external relationship and moved away from models for a long long time, but i did date a  few at early 2000's but i gave up again for something like 10 years. It wasnt until late 2016 when i kept finding my self wandering through the model related pages, in the darkness of late night hours, and one morning i felt i had to end dreaming of it, and make it happen. 

 

Bought myself a few kits, then few more. Nothing is ready yet, and i recall i might have had tendency to haul more parts box parts, than i ever got models actually on their tiny wheels. 

But i am getting there, step by step i've got a hold of the parts i like, and if i am lucky, i might even get atleast one model build.

I am into junkyard dogs, beatup wrecker pickups, road warriors circling around petrol plants, gas station memorabilia, nostalgic stuff overall gets my attention.

But if any, I like to follow and drool upon attempts to build perioid correct rods set in 1920-1950's or early sixties ,be them in 1:25 or 1:1 scale. Gowjobs and other more raw deals that are and were daily driven are more fascinating to me than fully chromed trailer queens. 

AMT is my favorite maker, but Revell has good few ones too. Well..had, atleast. I like flatheads over any other engine, and inline six engines might be the second best option. Rust and patina you guys can make, is something i really admire and i would like to learn to do myself as well. If it has a beaten bed with set of tools there, its very likely that i like your build. If it has a hopped up four banger, thats plain awesome too.

I own airbrush but my compressor is broken and i might like the surface which brush leaves, as in my head it looks like some poor guy like myself, painted it with what he had in the shed. Its linked maybe to the fact that i like old gas welded seams, torches used as shears and such...but dont get me wrong, i have mixed feelings about so called rat rods.

 

Well thats a few things i wanted to tell you. I am not so sorry about spelling all so correct but i am doing my best with this language that aint my native.

Dunce

 

(Edited once to correct spelling .)

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Friday, November 17, 2017 10:10 AM

Welcome to the forum. This is a great place to dive back into the hobby. Cheers.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

  • Member since
    November, 2017
Posted by Gluecipher on Friday, November 17, 2017 10:13 AM

Thank youYes

I've been eyeballing here a lot and thought it would not hurt to be able to participate in some way.

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, November 17, 2017 10:57 AM

The old classic car kits by AMT get my attention at the local stores. I did grab one and wasn't impressed. It was the Manx dune buggy and was due mainly to the extra thick chrome plating. Needless to say I've steered towards newer tooled models recently.

RobG

  • Member since
    November, 2017
Posted by Gluecipher on Friday, November 17, 2017 11:07 AM

Thanks.

 

Yes i do realise AMT is sometimes bit old world BUT that might be the thing why i like em. I cant be too picky on scale measure accuracy or such as in my world, theres no chances to buy better detailed, more accurate aftermarket resin parts like atleast in USA people can, with reasonable total costs. To me the feeling is more important, i guess, and AMT delivers ton of nostalgy for me. Sure, i have Revell's unbuilt 29 Ford roadster that has some very fine tooling, just like their 48 Ford does. 

Right this moment i'm cleaning some flash from Lindberg's 1934 PU, the one that originates from AMT.  I have admired the drawing by Barris did for the original era instructions, suggesting use of blown engine and zoom headers...but i sure need to do a few things to get it look nice atleast in my books. New drop axle, and such.

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