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2014 Lime Rock Historic Festival

01 September 2014 - 04:54 AM

Here are some shots of the 2014 Lime Rock Park Historic Festival in Connecticut. This is of the Sunday On The Track show .. the complete track was packed with cars of all types on display.


Ralph Lauren had some of his cars there including his 1929 Birkin Blower Bentley




I was in love with this Delage ..





Here's my Photobucket folder of photos. If anyone can use a larger resolution image of any, just send me a PM

Hobby World, Adams MA

20 August 2014 - 12:43 PM

Hope this isn't taken wrong as I have no connection to Hobby World other than as a dedicated customer. As with many local hobby shops, the owner has decided to retire and has put the business and land up for sale. As I said, I have no interest and am not trying to sell. I will miss this shop dearly if it ever closes .. this shop is what we all think Hobby Shops should be .. small but always seems to have what I need .. and if not, can be ordered. Owner is a car modeler but his stock and knowledge covers many hobby areas.


This is located in the far western part of Massachusetts in the Berkshire Hills .. a beautiful vacation area but only an hour from two major cities. We are extremely fortunate to have a resource like this so close.


Hobby World

171 Grove St. (Rt 8)

Adams, MA 01220


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Spintires ... drive through the mud!

15 August 2014 - 02:56 AM

Spintires is a PC driving game where you can drive trucks through the best modeled mud on the PC.


Per their website ...


Spintires™ is an off-road driving experience designed to challenge the player's driving skill and endurance. Take responsibility of operating large all-terrain vehicles and venture across the rugged landscapes with only a map and compass to guide you. Explore the levels and unlock portions of the map whilst discovering new trucks, fuelling stations, garages and lumber mills.


There is a Tech Demo on their site you can download for free and try it out over a pretty wide landscape. All you truckers should give this a spin.

Papilio decal paper question on setting solution

17 July 2014 - 09:25 AM

I know many here use Papilio decal paper and I'm using it for the first time on some large decals and am having problems getting it to settle over some raised body areas. I got a kit with both clear and white paper and some of their  liquid fixative that is applied with a sponge.


Since this was my first time with Papilio I used the fixative rather than spraying with clear acrylic as I always do on ink jet decals. It went down pretty thin but looked ok once It dried. The first decal I tried apparently had a spot I missed and the ink ran. So I applied a couple light acrylic clear coats. The decals went on fine although the clear carrier appeared thicker than the paper I usually use.


Now I'm having trouble getting the decal to settle down over the body contours. See the image below. I use Micro Set and Micro Sol but they do not appear to be softening the decals.


I'm wondering, from experienced Papilio users, if a different setting solution works better and what solutions have worked well with this paper.




Uptown Automotive may be back ..

18 June 2014 - 02:19 PM

I recently recieved an email from Jim Amado at Uptown Automotive saying "We have recently finalized an agreement to have our resin products cast again. I am writing because you had previously expressed interest in one or more of those products. Please advise if, and which, you may still be interested in, so we will know how many to secure for prior backorders".


I had inquired abou their 1970's Grumman Curbmaster step van kit. Includes body, floor pan/frame (with integral bumpers), driver's seat, separate doors, wheels/tires, window material, front suspension, and two west coast mirrors.


So, take a look at their site and I'd suggest contacting them if you have interest in any of their products.

Uptown Automotive