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#21 scalemodelworld


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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:25 PM

An amazing story. You're doing a fantastic job, especially considering what you had to work with.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:12 AM

Sadly today there was an accident in the hobby room, when a shelf collapsed, luckily non of my other models were harmed, one showcase got broken, but the desoto, which had been painted yesterday took the full force of the shelf and it's contents ....


I has been laid to rest ....I've kept a few parts in the spares box





I will keep my eye open for another, but I'm not going to pay silly money for one, 

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:27 AM

Wow, that's harsh.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:49 AM

The wind just got knock out of me...it was not meant to be.


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:00 AM

That sucks.


But if you can salvage the cowl you can have this body.


let me know





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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:34 AM

That sucks.


But if you can salvage the cowl 


The cowl is in a million pieces ..... if I come across one on my travels, I will pick one up, as I think the car looks real nice, oh well, back to the Fujimi Porsche 911.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:03 PM

OUCH! I've had similar mishaps happen to me before. It's very painful when it does.


If I run across something for you reasonably-priced at our upcoming show, I'll let you know.


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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:09 AM

Was just the body and glass broken in the fall? In any case, I'll keep my eyes open for '60 DeSoto stuff next time I'm at the shop.

I feel for you- I had a '66 Olds 442 suffer the exact same fate last year. Much easier to find kit than the DeSoto, but the fact I had it almost done made it really suck. Still, I feel worse about seeing it happen to a kit like this than a boring old reissued kit one can find anywhere. :(

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:44 AM



This was over 10 years ago, but I had the shelves over my workbench give way while we were away for the weekend. I came home to this mess.  As bad as it looks, no models got destroyed. My chair got flattened though! 


Here's some irony.  We were going away for the weekend and had to put the dog in the kennel. We drove there and they had a sign on the door that they left and would be back at 3pm.  This was noon, so we went home to kill some time.  The model I'm using as my avatar was sitting on my bench needing a very minor repair. So having time to kill, I fixed it and put it back in the case.  IF the kennel had been open, that model would have been toast!