Model Car Building on TV
Posted 04 November 2006 - 06:32 PM
Posted 04 November 2006 - 10:49 PM
Posted 09 November 2006 - 07:29 PM
My Mother gave me a model aeroplane to build years ago and my Father shared my interests in trucks and together we build a model truck.
Nearly 30 years later I'm still building models thanks to some good advice along the way.
By the way the first model truck still sits on the shelves with my many other models.
Posted 10 November 2006 - 02:37 AM
I got my first model on Christmas '68 and when I first opened the box, I remember being very disappointed because it didn't look all nice and pretty like the box art. I wanted to play with the Hot Wheels instead! (Which were a new item in 1968.)
It would be another 10 years when I was a senior in high school before I would touch a model and of course you know the rest of the story........................I haven't stopped since!
Although I still hate puzzles! :shock:
Posted 10 November 2006 - 04:48 AM
Posted 10 November 2006 - 06:14 AM
Posted 11 November 2006 - 06:26 AM
once, on the school bus, i was sitting next to a younger kid who was carrying a model to school, and ended up talking to him about it, and the next day GAVE him boxes of spare parts. i gave up on them for about three years while i was in the navy, but back stateside i picked it back up.
THAT was 20+ years ago. i've sold a bunch, traded a bunch, trashed a bunch, and still got a closet full of "projects" waiting for completion.
Posted 11 November 2006 - 03:00 PM
once, on the school bus, i was sitting next to a younger kid who was carrying a model to school, and ended up talking to him about it, and the next day GAVE him boxes of spare parts.
Ya know, that guy is probably still building models because you took the time to talk about it. Most 15 year olds I knew didn't associate with the younger kids on the way to school. Glad you kept it up after your service (thanx for that, too). I wonder if we could get some of the model companies to get some movie producers to put kits in the background. Companies like Coke do it all the time. It's called placement.
Posted 13 November 2006 - 12:37 PM
other than that, i don't know of any movie that has much in it about models, other than maybe "the efficiency expert" with anthony hopkins as the title character going in to a new zealand (???) factory town to clean shopand lay off a bunch of workers only to get caught up in their only pastime which is slot car racing? perhaps the biggest difficulty is maintaining continuity during production; if they had to reshoot a scene and it was obvious that the character had already completed a step, or they skipped steps too obviously, it would complicate production just that much more and be too much burden. it is a shame that more recognition of the hobby isn't forthcoming in the media; we don't have bench-clearing brawls at our shows and our "celebrity" members don't share exposure on national TV with the FBI's ten most wanted!
Posted 13 November 2006 - 01:30 PM
also remember an episode of "Yes Dear" from a few years ago when they where trying to get there fathers involved in hobbies, so they had them build models, IIRC there was a new tool AMT 57 Chevy, and an AMT 56 Nomad
BTW, i'm a little ahead of the PS2 and XBOX generation, although I own an XBOX and a PSP, and spend hours on them, car modeling is something i've done since I was 5, when I was in a newly opened Wal-Mart, and my parents bought me a Monogram snap 1:32 Bronco, i've been hooked ever since
Posted 14 November 2006 - 09:38 AM