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#21 Lunajammer

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 06:37 PM

BOY that sits nice. The wheels and ride height look perfect. Of course the wash helps, but the whole thing looks great. Nice subject too. (Apologies to my comp teacher who said find more descriptive words than "nice.")

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:25 PM

BOY that sits nice. The wheels and ride height look perfect. Of course the wash helps, but the whole thing looks great. Nice subject too. (Apologies to my comp teacher who said find more descriptive words than "nice.")


That's okay, nice works for me, thanks.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:32 PM

(Apologies to my comp teacher who said find more descriptive words than "nice.")

My junior high English teacher told us the same thing. The word 'very' was also discouraged.

Anyway, all I can say about the Olds? Very nice! B)

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 12:47 AM

I love It Drew,Great work as usual, Your my Hero, How about a photo of your display case, you must have hundreds of builts by now. Psst, When I turned 50, got my AARP card, and I order the Senior coffee at McDs ,its a smal,l but it only costs 50 cents.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 01:33 AM

Great model! Can't wait to get mine.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 01:51 AM

Awesome build, well done

#27 David G.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 01:54 AM

Beautiful work!

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 01:55 AM

First one l have seen built, really nice job.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 02:07 AM

How about a photo of your display case, you must have hundreds of builts by now.


Well, okay you asked for it. You can't really use the term "display case" though as you can see.

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This is the main side of the combined model room/office that I share with my wife.

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And this is the opposite wall.

At present there are 323 built models on these shelves. Well, actually there are only 315 on the shelves and that's my current problem. I've run completely out of shelf space and I have 8 completed models sitting around on my workbench and stuck in a corner. My wife and I have been talking about where I might find room for more shelves and we have a couple of ideas but I still haven't decided what to do about this little problem. Or I may just have to stop building! :D

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 02:41 AM

My wife and I have been talking about where I might find room for more shelves and we have a couple of ideas but I still haven't decided what to do about this little problem. Or I may just have to stop building! :D

Do what I did. Move into an old, circa-1903 farm house. When one room fills... just put up some shelves in one of the six or seven spare bedrooms you'll have!

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 02:54 AM

I like it! Turned out great. Excellent work - and speedy too.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 03:19 AM

Do what I did. Move into an old, circa-1903 farm house. When one room fills... just put up some shelves in one of the six or seven spare bedrooms you'll have!


Ha ha, no, moving is out of the question!

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:17 AM

I've used white latex house paint for painting whitewalls with good results. It is thick enough to cover well, a little wate can change the consistancy. As I recall it did not crack although I have painted the tires after installing on rims. The latex paint doesnt react with the vinyl like oil and laquer based paints can. Looks like you had fun with that Olds, what a unique addition to your collection.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:46 AM

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And this is the opposite wall.
My wife and I have been talking about where I might find room for more shelves and we have a couple of ideas but I still haven't decided what to do about this little problem. Or I may just have to stop building! :D


I'd say this; remove the posters above the shelves and build more shelves like whats in place already... Looks like you could build another four shelves in the space you have...
There's always room for more shelves! :)

Edited by Wagoneer81, 16 October 2012 - 08:48 AM.


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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:10 AM

I'd say this; remove the posters above the shelves and build more shelves like whats in place already... Looks like you could build another four shelves in the space you have...
There's always room for more shelves! :)


Already thought of that. They'd be too high, I'd never see the models way up there.

Edited by 2002p51, 16 October 2012 - 09:10 AM.


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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:15 AM

How do you keep dust off all those models? They're just sitting out in the open... do you actually dust them all?

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:13 AM

How do you keep dust off all those models? They're just sitting out in the open... do you actually dust them all?


I can't keep dust off of them, Harry. From time to time I'll dust a few of them and eventually they all get dusted. It's like those guys who paint the Golden Gate bridge. By the time they get done painting from one end to the other, it's time to go back to the beginning and start again! :lol:

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 11:34 AM

Love the Olds and love your office parking lot!!

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 12:18 PM

Wow......love It.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 01:04 PM

This is a fine piece of workmanship.... thank you for sharing this..... A replica of this car exists in private hands in Portland (my home home town)....I know the owner and had the privilege of seeing (and sitting in) the actual car...... you have done a great job!!!!