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#1 stump

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:15 AM

Hey guys,

Well, I think I'm ready to immerse myself in plastic dust and whittled spru once again.... :) Man, where do I start.....
First off, I never really left the hobby......I just needed a break. Took a trip to a local Show/Expo to convince me something had to change....
I've really slackened off in the last 5 years, completing my last two fully finished builds over or around 4 years ago.... :wacko:
Seeing all the great builds at the Show got my creative juices flowing again, so this next 12 months I hope to get at least one big car (1/12) completed,
to put in the Show next year....That's the plan anyways......

During my recent spell (the last few months?? you can insert quite a few in there..) I haven't been totally idle.....
I came down with a disease, a bug for want of a better term.....it was confirmed as the "diecast bug"........ :blink: The good news is, I think I'm in recovery mode.
It was swift when it hit, and the feeling is slowly passing......
It secured me about a dozen models, give or take a few.....and it quenched my thirst for seeing a completed model on the bench in no time.
There were unforeseen side effects though, like the urge to MODIFY them..................... :lol: DOH!

If you are browsing my pages @ Fotki, you may already have an idea of the trauma I have been through......
This, just a taste of how serious things got, I finally finished yesterday.
Started out as an "out of box" Biante 1/18 1977 Holden Torana A9X. Which is a pretty kool model straight up.....But, I wanted more.......
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Yeah, looks pretty good, hey??
Well, as you probably well know, I hate to leave things just as "as is"...................So, the old brain went into overdrive.
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I think the difference is amazing, and I am now happy to have it on display.

Give me some time to get my head back around the goings on here, I can already see there has been an unreal amount of work getting done...
Hopefully, I'll be back sharing with you all very soon.

Cheers
Greg

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 01:16 PM

Stump-glad you're good.
You promised me 1 1/2 years ago you'd do the Trump GT-40 when I did mine.
Well-I'm still patiently waiting. :wub:

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 01:39 PM

Hi Greg. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't you use to haunt Automotive Forums as well? I was following a 1/12th scale Tamiya Datsun that you were doing some serious upgrades to. Did that one get finished? Hope so as it was looking amazing. Anyways, good to have you here.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 09:42 AM

I was following a 1/12th scale Tamiya Datsun that you were doing some serious upgrades to. Did that one get finished? Hope so as it was looking amazing. Anyways, good to have you here.


I was going to ask about that one, too, as I recall the scratchbuilt Watanabe wheels you made for it. Hopefully that build will get back on your workbench soon.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 08:58 PM

Thanks guys. :)

Cato, I'm so sorry mate, the GT40 was part of my recent re-shuffle of life, and she has passed on to another home, where hopefully it will get the attention it rightly deserves. :(

Bill, you are correct mate, and I still haunt there occasionally, though not as an active participant.... :(
And yes, you and Casey will be pleased to know the big Datsun is first back on the bench. Still a good ways to go with it, and I really want to get it done. :)

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 03:47 AM

Now that is heaps better Greg, really looks the part mate ;) :wub: B)

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:36 PM

Nice wheels!

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 08:58 PM

Thanks Ray and Antonio. :)

Ray, looks like you may be a Holden fan, hey?? ;) Nice avatar. :wub:


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Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:25 AM

Nice!

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 07:46 AM

You are a good builder, great to see you back at the bench.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:42 AM

Awesome Torana, you did that one proud!

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 03:42 AM

Yep Holden fan right here Greg, would love to own a A9X, but my 'Stato' will do for now B)