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#1 Mark Crowel

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:48 AM

I've looked at each topic in this category, but can't find any reference to Mark Gustavson. Does anyone know where he is, or what he's doing these days?

In the 1970s-80s, he was writing great how-to articles for The Model Car Journal. He was a perfectionist in the field of superdetailing. I remember a 1957 Ford AMT kit, on which he ground the door edges to scale thickness, and grooved the outer edge of the windshield frame, so the windshield could be mounted from the outside, as on a real car.

Is he still around, and still building and writing?

#2 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:53 AM

Last I heard he was in Utah, and still running the Model Car Museum as well as organizing the GSL shows.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:54 AM

To be blunt (with apologies),but have you been in a cave for many years?

Mark doesn't publish regular articles anymore( in Scale Auto Enthusiast) but he devotes a huge amount of time and effort to running the GSLIMCC* in Salt lake City every 2 years. He still is a major force and influence in the hobby. I think he still throws putty!


* Greater Salt Lake International Model Car Championship

#4 Harry P.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:11 AM

Here's what he's doing these days:

http://www.themodelc....org/index.html

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:49 AM

WHO???

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 01:39 PM

Hey thanks harry p for that link . B)

#7 Rob Hall

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 01:47 PM

He used to be a semi-regular on the Spotlight Hobbies forum...don't know if he's still a regular there as I don't go there often anymore.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:13 PM

Thanks everyone.

In a way, I have been in a cave for many years, Modelmartin.

About 30 years ago I started scratchbuilding with cardboard, and got out of touch with the plastic model car world. (Once in a great while, I'd buy a Scale Auto Enthusiast or Model Car Journal.) I was on my own for a long time. Then came the internet, and I discovered forums; paper modeling forums and model car forums. Through this forum I'm getting back in touch with the model car world.

I do appreciate the acceptance and respect I've found here. Thanks for the catch-up information on Mark Gustavson.

Edited by Mark Crowel, 10 May 2012 - 07:54 PM.


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Posted 12 May 2012 - 03:25 AM

I believe Mark is a member of this forum.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 03:28 AM

I believe Mark is a member of this forum.


I think he posted a few times several years ago but Harry scared him off!!!! :lol: :lol: