Great meeting you also buddy. Your modified orange and black Merc was sweet, but the red and white #16 was even better. Keep in touch. Hopefully we'll see you at some other show prior to GSL 2013. Later .... Gary
It was fantastic seeing you and Kelly again. Anytime you need some snow, we will package up some of the West Virginia stuff and send it your way, or bring it your way. Take care of that back Gregg.
As for everyone who didn't make GSL, I'm sorry for you. I've been hitting shows for the last 20 years and not a one was even close to the experience of being at GSL. You must come in 2013, trust me. The modelers I read about in the magazines, I've met. The models you only see in photos, I got to drool on. (sorry about that Randy, Greg, Vince, John T, ...... and many more). Meeting Tom Daniels and having him autograph my Rat Vega, .... priceless. Great talking with Don Emmons, a wealth of information and all around great guy. Dave Walker, a pleasure to finally meet you. ..... and so many more.
Start saving your pennies and dimes now guys, and I'll see you all at GSL 2013.
(LMAO) Well I can see her point, but ....... the time spent building with my buddies is just priceless to me. Do I care if I finish the model? No. Is it going to be my best work? No. Will I even take it to a show. Well maybe. But, I do get to hang with my best friends. Nuf said!
Thanks for all the input guys. When I started this build 5 years ago, my motive was to get together with my buddies and do the one thing we never do together, and that's build models. Five years later, nothings changed. I enjoy watching how they do things and have picked up many tips over the years. Hopefully I've dished out a few tips also. This ibuild is better than any model show, NNL or swap meet I've ever attended.
Get your friends together and try it. You'll get hooked.
By the way, we also had to come up with a few rules along the way. One of our modelers, who we will just call John B. (LOL) decided to just wax the bare plastic and not paint the body. Year 2, we brought in the Brolin rule that states you must paint the body. I hope no one figures out who I'm referring to.
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