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About unclescott58

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  • Birthday 02/07/1958

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    R. Scott Aho

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  1. Monogram Slingshot, Anyone?

  2. What non-auto model did you get today?

    Mistake posting.
  3. HO scale Cobra Hauler

    Cool. I like it. I'm a big fan of Ford's C-Series cab over trucks. A natural for hauling Cobras around.
  4. What non-auto model did you get today?

    I can't just build a model. I like to know as much as I can about what I'm building a model of. Below are two book I received today that gives me more info on the model planes I've been adding to my collection lately. Two great books tons of information. Some of it written contemporary to when the actual planes were built.
  5. Comic Book Ads

    Here another one. This time Hawk. Plus a fun Cap's Hobby Center carton. I've been wondering why that dog we had for a short time in the early 60's disappeared. Yet it disappeared just before I started building models.
  6. Thanks for tipping me off on this one Tim. I did not know about it. Does the kit come with a proper Plain-Jane 202 bench seat interior? I assume grille, bumpers, headlights, taillights, chassis, and engine can all be sourced from AMT's modern '67 Cyclone kit? Though my folk's car was powered by the 200 cu. in. straight-six, I could live with a 390 V-8 under the hood from the Cyclone kit in my model of a Comet 202.
  7. What non-auto model did you get today?

    Found this (below) in with my Williams Bros.' Northrop Gramma kit. A sheet promoting IPMS-USA membership for one year, from July 1, 1976 - June 30, 1977. $8.50 for an adult (18 and over) one year membership. $5.00 for "juniors" (age 17 and under) one year membership. I would have just missed qualifying for a junior membership by six months. Kind of cool. An interesting look at how modelers got their information before the internet.
  8. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    A great video. Of one beautiful car.
  9. What non-auto model did you get today?

    Today I got another model airplane kit. The Williams Bros.' 1/72 scale Northrop Gamma. The plans are to build it as Frank Hawks' "Sky Chief." Also in today's mail, a pretty cool book. Golden Age Air Racers in Color 1929-1939, by Sonny Schug. I love these Golden Age airplanes. And Mr. Schug's book makes me want to add more kits of planes of that era to my collection. As you can see by several recent postings here, I've got a pretty good start on that collection.
  10. Accurate or not, being that my folks bought a '67 Comet (Sad to say, not a Cyclone. But, a lowly 202.) brand new in 1967, I have a very soft spot for these cars. I'll be buying one, and building as it comes in the box.
  11. What Did You Get Today? (Not Model Related)

    They are fun. I haven't seen them in years. I'm glad to see they still are be made. By the same company, since 1926 no less. And the exact same models I remember from back in the 1960's. Sometimes the simple things are the best. I'm looking forward to nice weather this spring, to go outside and try them out.
  12. Supermarine S6B

    Nah, your not losing me. Cars always have been, and always will my favorite genre of model kits and transportation. Still, I have been on a bit of an airplane kick lately. And I don't know why? I do have several cars I'm working on. My next finished project there, most likely will be Monogram's '65 Shelby GT350. I also have those two Lost in Space kits I'm hot on getting done soon. The next airplane? AMT's Beech Staggerwing and than Testor's Mr. Mulligan. But leave cars? Never! And thank you to the others who have given me nice complements on this build. I'm pretty happy with it overall.
  13. Such a deal!

    Apparently they weren't big sellers. For they offered more Revell parts packs in later catalogs at the same price. Ah, to only have a time machine.
  14. Supermarine S6B

    This is an original 1956 edition of Hawk's Supermarine S6B airplane. The real plane was designed to compete in the 1931 Schneider Trophy Races. Powered by a Rolls-Royce "R" V-12, putting out 2,600 hp. It won the '31 Schneider races at 314.8 mph. Later it became the first plane to go over 400 mph. Supermarine would go on and build the famous Spitfires that fought bravely in the famous Battle of Britain. Both the S6B and Spitfire were designed R.J. Mitchell. The Hawk kit itself is listed by most sources as being in 1/48 scale. Though neither the original box or instructions give a scale. It looks like it might be a little smaller than 1/48, compared to other 1/48 scale airplanes in my collection. It builds quite nicely. The only problem I had were with the 63 year old decals. Despite using Microscale's Liquid Decal Film and Micro Sol setting solution. But still I think it turned out pretty good. I hope you guys like it and agree.
  15. Hudson Miniatures Instructions

    Good source for these instructions. I'm just not sure placing them here in the "1:1 Car Reference Pictures" is the right place for people to find them. This not the place here for them. These threads in this area are for dealing with 1:1 scale (in other words "real" full-size) cars. Maybe "Model Building Questions and Answers?" Still it is a good source.