Question for Everyone
Posted 01 August 2006 - 12:44 AM
Posted 01 August 2006 - 02:19 AM
Posted 01 August 2006 - 04:02 AM
Casting with Cheese, that should be interesting.
There are worse things to do with cheese, Mr. Maggiano's onion straws :shock:
They are long gone from everything I've heard. Should've gotten a Bronco when I saw them at Toledo in '99 or so.
Posted 01 August 2006 - 06:58 AM
Posted 01 August 2006 - 04:21 PM
A/FX N Scale Resin has the Broncos.
Someone else is making one now also,,,I think it's the same company that makes the Bronco funny car body but I really couldn't sat for shure.
Funny Car version:
The drag version sells for $25 and the stock version is $40. http://www.afxnscaleresin.150m.com/ and click the "Resin Bodies" hyperlink.
Posted 02 August 2006 - 06:16 PM
Posted 01 September 2006 - 04:13 PM
Posted 01 September 2006 - 06:09 PM
PSF Hobbies has a nice one. You can go to www.psfhobbies.com to order.
Speaking of resin parts...I'm looking for a teardrop hood for a 65-66 Mustang. Can anybody point me in the right direction? I know I could convert a flat Mustang hood with a couple different resin teardrop castings I know of but at my age I'm getting really lazy...
Posted 02 September 2006 - 02:32 AM
I checked it out and I'll be ordering one next week.
I'm always hearing folks talking about the "Golden Era" for this hobby as the 1960s etc. Even though this hobby isn't enjoying the popularity it once did, for me this is the Golden Era and I don't mean because I've been envolved with models for over 50 years. When I reflect on the things I take for granted in my modeling today, I shutter to think what things would be like if I had to do without resin parts, photo-etch, custom decals, dozens of wheels and tires to choose from, custom mixed paints, not to overlook complete resin kits of subjects never seen in plastic and BareMetal Foil plus chrome replating and Alclad. Add to that, Forums like this one and I just can't imagine how it could get any better...at least for me. What do you think? Are there two Golden Ages? One era better than another and for what reasons?
Posted 02 September 2006 - 03:03 AM
There's so much choice, variety, etc. that I don't know if I could have made do back in the wasteland of the '70's before resin, (easily obtainable) custome mixed lacquer paints and etc..
Posted 02 September 2006 - 04:32 AM
Now, back to my resin '70 AMX that continues to defy me :roll:
Posted 02 September 2006 - 07:32 AM
My first exposure to model building was when I was maybe 7-8. The older guys on the other side of my aunt's family were trying to carve Packards and XK-120 Jags out of blocks of balsa wood. If you had a good eye for shapes and contours and were handy with a pocket knife it turned out acceptable. Most of the time all the finished models seemed to me to look like 49-50 Kaiser-Frasers.
When heated conversations focus on diecast stuff, I remember the reactions of the older guys when the first plactic kits came out. It goes something like this..."Pastic? They make kids toys outa plastic. I'll never build anything made outa plastic". Does this sound a bit like..."Diecast? They make diecast toys for kids. I'm never building anything diecast".
I've always said the first person to document the cutting, chopping etc. of a Zamac body (and the putting of the pieces back together again) will change the thinking about diecast forever.
Posted 06 September 2006 - 11:55 AM
Posted 28 September 2006 - 07:25 PM
You need some scratch building skills for sure.
The stock version is not really correct I guess,but it's better than nothing.
RMR resin is doing some really cool bodies too.
Posted 28 September 2006 - 10:39 PM
Posted 29 September 2006 - 02:48 AM
I agree. There are some amazing things being done in many non-traditional venues in this hobby of ours. Though like many of us, most all of my building happens with plastic or resin, I don't get the rage against anything that isn't either of these. Being creative and using one's imagination I thought was the backbone of this hobby. I for one have never liked the cookie-cutter approach. Don't we all like to set something out on the show table that's just a bit different than everything else there?
I remember one year at the NNL in Toledo a fella brought in the most eye-appealing Lincoln custom on a flat bed truck. I'm not sure what the scale was but the concept and execution was absolutely first rate. He told me he had been less than welcome at some model car shows. It seems some folks didn't consider his work modeling. Yes, he had started with what had originally been old stamped metal toys. Bu, what do we all consider to be "real" modeling?
Posted 29 September 2006 - 08:52 AM
some dont seem to love slot cars either, even when youve taken pains to create realistic ones with some amount of detailing.
Posted 20 December 2006 - 09:23 AM