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In Topic: Black and White TV

17 December 2014 - 04:56 PM

Rich ..... A few more ?

Thirsty after playing baseball ? Went to your buddy's house and drank out of the hose . Walked everywhere , even to school up until my junior year . Played in the woods and fields , drank out of fresh water springs , ate fruit from off the trees , gathered it up and took it home to our moms so they could make desserts .

Baseball cards , built models , Tarzan swings out over dizzying heights , raced big wheels down steep hills . Cartoons on Saturday till 9 am and then out the door , B/ W TV of coarse . Hunted , fished , camped out , all from the time we were 13 years old and on .... Jumped trains to ride from one town to another as we became older .

No seatbelts , no helmets , etc .... How did we ever survive ? Lmao !

In Topic: what's the one kit u would love to see reissued?

16 December 2014 - 04:30 PM

The MPC. Pro Stock Series .

In Topic: WOW,,,,,,,,,,Is all I can say .

15 December 2014 - 02:41 PM

anyone who would enter someone else's build as their own would have to be out of their minds, on several fronts.

One better .... Having a buddy show up at the shop door sputtering and swearing at the top of his lungs . Turns out a model car that I had built and later sold was prominently displayed in a magazine at an NNL event ..... Under someone else's name .
My buddy saw it and went ballistic ! I calmed him down , sent an email to the editor , informing him of the situation , he then went ballistic ! What a can of worms this turned out to be .

How dumb can you really be ? Guess there are no limitations to it ....

In Topic: 1/25 Revell Starsky & Hutch Ford Torino

10 December 2014 - 08:47 PM

For what my opinion is worth ....
I held it in my hands , stared at it off and on for 4 days at The Nationals . The proportions are off , it looks like it is on steroids . They missed the boat on this one .

In Topic: When do you stop building for yourself & start building for the hobby?

14 November 2014 - 05:00 PM

Awhile back , one of my models was featured in a magazine . Several days later , a member posted in a thread similar to this one about a certain Mustang , built by a certain modeler , still had the GM label left on the frame . He went further , stating that the spoiler was installed completely wrong .

He was correct ..... However , it was done on purpose on a dare / bet proposition due to an incident that had occurred at a contest several months before that we had attended . I did not sand the logo off the Nova Pro street frame that came from the AMT kit for that reason . As for the spoiler ? Off coarse I knew that it was not installed to standards , reason being , because I liked it that way !

As a builder , I owe only one person an explanation , that , would be me ..... The only exception would be a customer who contracts my services . Otherwise , it is my model , my art , my vision , and I owe no one an explanation for said reasons .

I have met more than my fair share of ax grinders , those with personal agendas , most being arm chair quarterbacks that couldn't put two engine halves together without glueing themselves to the work table . However , they are experts in the hobby , and feel free to tear down other modelers work .

Me ? I contribute to the hobby on a daily business . I did not seek out the recognition as someone suggested , rather it found me . It is my hobby , I strive to build each model better than the last one . After 52 years , I am still learning and pushing the proverbial envelope to become a better modeler .

To suggest that anyone "owes" the modeling world on each and every build is ludicrous . I build for me , if it winds your watch , great ! If it doesn't , oh well ..... The bottom line , my hobby , my build , my way !