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I'm BA-A-A-A-A-A-A-CK. Well, at least for now.

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I'm BA-A-A-A-A-A-A-CK. Well, at least for now.
Posted by mishalah on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 6:31 PM

I can't even remember the last time I posted.....years and years.  I am still doing all large scale, mostly 1/12, but am still "working" on some customized 1/18 diecast, too.   I moved from Las Vegas to Rocklin, California (N.E. of Sacramento) in 2012-13.  Even though I set up a whole room for my building, I have not seen the top of any of my surfaces in quite a while.  :(  As I look around the room I don't see one finished new build.  In fact, two of my prized/prize winning cars sustained some "minor" damage that I have not yet even touched.  Paint chips are far harder to fix than a broken wheel or other part.  DOUBLE :(  :( 

What I have been doing is acquiring some new diecasts, and doing some conversions on them.   New:  1/12 Ferrari GTO; 1967 Corvette; Mercedes W196 (?) racer; 1956 Hillman Traveller station wagon;  early VW bug, 1967 Shelby GT 350;  '50's Carroll Shelby Maserati racer;   1/18 Jaguar XJ6C;  1/18 Mercedes 450SEL 6.9 sedan;  1/18 McLaren F1 GTR Uyeno Clinic Le Mans winner;  and a cool 1/25 International TD25 dozer. 

I guess that's it, except for two very nicely done Chris Craft mahogany speed boats from a Vietnamese builder.  OH....and an "0" scale Big Boy steam locomotive, coal tender, and a "reefer" car like the ones that carried ice and fruit from my town. 


But the Piece de Resistance is the GMP diecast 1/12 Gulf #6 1969 Le Mans winner that has been professionally converted to the 1968 #9 winner.  It is astounding.  I hope to take some pics and get them up on my Fotki account for viewing. I believe it is the only one in existence, and I have the only full set of all 4 Le Mans winners (all steel, all opening panels and full detail).   


I know I have done some work on some of my plastic models, but it is only when I have bits of time and can find an empty flat space to work on.   I built a huge new garage and excercise room, and we have 2 more "unused" bedrooms....and I still can't lay out a good building space.  Retirement sucks when you own a house and have far too much stuff.  ;)

"Help me....I've fallen and I can't get up." models are crushing me. my pics:


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