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This Could Be a Long Shot - Monogram 1/32th Scale Hemi Fiat

01 July 2014 - 07:47 AM

My first ever exposure to styrene kits was repairing one of these that was built by an older cousin. He dropped the recently finished build on the floor and didn't have the patience to rebuild it. I jumped right in and put it back together and gave it back to him. I would love to get a hold of this kit again for nostalgia reasons. Besides, it was a great little kit. Any help would be much appreciated.

Vintage Teardrop Trailer Dio

15 April 2014 - 02:31 PM

Well, I started this a number of months ago and it morphed into a complete campsite with a campfire, camping furniture, flyfishing equipment, etc. As it sits, I entered it in Desert Scale Classic this past Saturday. I have a bit more to do to it including a new base with grass, bushes and trees. I also want to add a few more items to the camper.


The entire camper is scratch built with the exception of the frame, it was an off road motorcycle hauler. The shell was made with sheet styrene and the hatch hinges are from  the lHS in the dollhouse section. The entry doors hinges and fridge hinges were made with aluminum printing plate as was the counter cover. The table and chair were fabricated with basswood and piano wire, then stained and aged. The bed cover was done with my printer on fabric paper purchased at Michaels.


Here's a few pictures.










Hope you enjoy and comments welcome.

Straight Line Modelers Dio

06 March 2014 - 09:45 AM

I can't take credit for the idea and story behind this as that goes to Phil Elliott. Let me set this up. Its summer - in 1967. The setting is in the midwest the weekend before the big drag race and is set in the parking lot of a motel where the racers and crews are putting the final touches on the race cars after traveling. Some national teams have shown up as well as a bunch of local guys trying to prove themselves. There will be lots of activity going on.


The first public showing of this 4' x 8' diorama will be at the upcoming MASSCAR show on Sunday, March 16, in Taunton, Massachusetts. It won’t be completed but it will be a good representation of what it will eventually be. More items will be coming in. If you have the chance and are going to MASSCAR, stop in and say HI to Terry.


I have just a few pieces that I'm contributing including an ice machine, clamshell public phone, newspaper stand, flagpole and a Dodge C-700 ramp truck which has quite a bit to be done still. I've also done the artwork for a number of the race car's decals. I'm still working on the Mr. Norm's SuperCharger ramp truck decals.


A big thank you to Terry Sumner for taking on the dio after Phil got it going. A number of SLM members have contributed and I can't list them all so I won't even start for fear of leaving someone out..


I'll post pictures tonight of what I have done so far. Hopefully there are others on here who can post their contributions.

Vintage Teardrop Trailer/Camper

25 January 2014 - 01:10 PM

Started this on Tuesday when I took some time off work since I got hit with the flu bug. The trailer frame came from my neighbor that was originally a motorcycle hauler. The moment I saw it, I knew what I wanted to do with it. I added a square aluminum tubing axle and took off the ramps and toolbox. The body is all scratch built from sheet stock and will have real wood cabinetry, sink, vintage stove, ice box, mattress and bedding. No TV/VCR, modern cooler, water jug - this will be all vintage. The body will be painted Allclad and have functioning doors and galley access lid.


I took a few pictures and then my camera battery died. I'll post pictures just as soon as it charges. Sorry for the tease.  :)

Tiny Lund's '63 Galaxie Daytona 500 Winner

21 December 2013 - 11:10 AM

This one is now completed and will be a Christmas gift for my dad who was a high school buddy of Tiny's in Harlan, Iowa where I grew up. Had a few challenges but am really happy with the outcome.










Comments welcome.