vintagerpm

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About vintagerpm

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  • Birthday 06/17/1956

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  • Scale I Build 1/87 to 1/20

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  • Location Texas
  • Full Name Mike Stucker

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  1. vintagerpm added a post in a topic HAMS Model Car Show - August 1, 2015 (Houston, TX)   

    We are one week out from the show, so I thought I would bump this back to the top as a reminder.
     
  2. vintagerpm added a topic in Contests and Shows   

    HAMS Model Car Show - August 1, 2015 (Houston, TX)
    The Houston Automotive Modeler's Society would like to invite you to our Ninth Annual Model Car Show & Contest. It takes place on Saturday, August 1, 2015, at the Cypress Creek Christian Community Center Annex Building Gym in Spring, TX.

    The model car contest will include 21 categories and 8 special awards. This year's contest theme is "Emergency Vehicles". In addition there will be a vendor room where you can look for that latest release or old standard kit you have been searching for.

    Vendor tables (at $25 ea) and award sponsorships (also $25 ea) are still available. If you are interested in either of these, please contact HAMS President and Show Coordinator Rob McQuown at robert.mcquown@sbcglobal.net or 281-731-6566.

    Attached is show flyer. For more information, including categories and entry forms, please visit our web site at:
    http://www.ipms-hams.org/annual-contest/
    Hope to see some of you in August.
    2015hamsflyer11.pdf
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  3. vintagerpm added a post in a topic 2015 IPMS-Houston Modelmania - April 25   

    Contest results are now on-line at:
    http://www.ipms-houston.org/?p=2541
    Lists winning modelers but not models.

    Photos of the automotive entries can be found here:
    http://public.fotki.com/Chevelle350/models-art/ipmshou2015/

  4. vintagerpm added a topic in Contests and Shows   

    2015 IPMS-Houston Modelmania - April 25
    April 25, 2015 (Saturday)
    IPMS-Houston presents Modelmania 2015
    Houston Area's Largest Finescale Model Show
    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road, Stafford, Texas
    Theme is “Technocolor”.
    For more info including directions, entry forms, & flyer, go to:
    www.ipms-houston.org
    You may also contact Show Director Tom Moon at 832-512-0107 or tmoongm@gmail.com
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  5. vintagerpm added a post in a topic Need 2015 Show Dates/Info   

    April 25, 2015 (Saturday)
    IPMS-Houston presents Modelmania 2015
    Houston’s Largest Model Finescale Model Show
    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road, Stafford, Texas
    Theme is “Technocolor”.
    For more info including directions, entry forms, & flyer, go to:
    www.ipms-houston.org
    You may also contact Show Director Tom Moon at 832-512-0107 or tmoongm@gmail.com


    August 1, 2015 (Saturday,)
    Houston Automotive Modelers Society
    Ninth Annual Model Car Show and Contest
    9:30Am until 5:00 PM
    Cypress Creek Christian Community Center Annex Building Gym
    6823 Cypresswood Drive Spring, Texas 77379
    Theme is “Emergency Services”.
    For more info, including directions, entry forms, & Flyer, go to:
    www.ipms-hams.org/annual-contest/
    You may also contact Show Chairman Rob McQuown at 281-731-6566 or 281-537-6957 or robert.mcquown@sbcglobal.net
  6. vintagerpm added a post in a topic Need Help with Acrylics   

    Vellejo make an excellent acrylic flat clear (Flat Varnish, as they call it).
  7. vintagerpm added a post in a topic Are Testors Model Master acrylics good for brush-painting details?   


    The acrylic paints from Reaper & Citadel are also excellent for brushing. Again, aimed at miniature gamers and come with funny names.
  8. vintagerpm added a post in a topic Prepping a resin body.   

    I've bought my Bleche White at Wal-Mart (automotive section), if that helps with finding it. (It has been a while since I bought any, though - lasts a long time.)

    Future is now labeled Pledge Floor Care Finish.

    Mike
  9. vintagerpm added a post in a topic Originality Counts?   

    I generally build race cars or armor, so basically I am making replicas. However, there are still ways I can get "artistic" if not "original". One is to build a version of the vehicle that is not in the kit and takes some scratchbuilding, especially if its a version I never see anyone else do. Another is to make a vignette (small diorama) where you can play with the surroundings the vehicle is in. Or just do a display base that is somehow related to or compliments the model.
  10. vintagerpm added a post in a topic Are Testors Model Master acrylics good for brush-painting details?   

    In my opinion, the MM acrylics brush much better than the Tamiya. (Tamiya flat black has got to be about the worst paint to brush on.)
  11. vintagerpm added a post in a topic Box art and your decision?   

    Good box art can get me to look at a kit, but it won't be what sells it to me. On the other hand, I hate box art that is just a photograph of an unappealing build. If a built model on the box doesn't look really good, I will certainly pass on the kit.
  12. vintagerpm added a post in a topic Purchasing on eBay from overseas?   

    But you could buy directly from the HLJ off their web site. They are one of the most dependable & well respected companies in the model business.
  13. vintagerpm added a post in a topic Eagle Quest has just opened their Web Site   

    Good news! Eagle Quest 2015 will occur. Noticed a post on the Squadron blog from a couple of weeks ago. It mention that Bob Letterman (Mastercan/Eagle Quest founder) wil be in attendance. Link to blog entry:
    http://community.squadron.com/uncategorized/eagle-landed/

  14. vintagerpm added a post in a topic Tamiya Brilliant Orange   

    If you'd like to see some more shots of the color under different lighting conditions, check out all the McLaren builds here:
    VintagerRPM.com
  15. vintagerpm added a post in a topic Eagle Quest has just opened their Web Site   

    MMD/Squadron is now under new management. (It happened a few days ago.) Don't know what the status of Eaglequest 2015 is, but I have a sneeking supician we've seen the last one. We'll have to wait and see. Fingers crossed...