gwolf

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About gwolf

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  • Birthday 05/11/1973

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  • Scale I Build 1/25 and 1/24

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  • Location Washington, DC
  • Full Name Greg Wolf

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  1. gwolf added a post in a topic Rusty Roadster W.I.P.   

    I like the way it looks, I think it's bad ass! Make it into a rat rod dude, we wanna see some wheels on it!
  2. gwolf added a post in a topic Volkswagon type 2 hot rod "Shorty"   

    Love it!
  3. gwolf added a topic in General   

    What does the Millennium Falcon and model cars have in common?
    When George Lucas made the original Star Wars movie, he hired model makers to build the space ships he wanted in his film the old fashioned way. They in turn, built them by scavenging parts from everything from scrap metal to ship, plane and auto model kit kits.

    A guy has been building a 1:18 scale, 3 3/4" action figure sized version of Han Solo's ship, the Millennium Falcon and found something interesting...

    So what does the Millennium Falcon and model cars have in common?

    An AMT '57 Chevy undercarriage! Check it out:


    A photo of one of the actual Millennium Falcon models used in the film.


    His 1:18 version of the Millennium Falcon...


    Another shot of the inner mandible of the Millennium Falcon on display at a Star Wars exhibit.

    Pretty cool, huh?

    Take a look at the work this guy has done:

    http://toyroom.wordpress.com/2011/11/25/when-11-equals-118/
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  4. gwolf added a post in a topic Model Car memes   

    i HAVE A FEW...







  5. gwolf added a post in a topic Chevrolet Citation   

    THAT IS F A N T A S T I C!

    Great detail and perfect color scheme for that Chevy. Excellent work, man.

    I was asking a friend recently if he remembered the old "Chevy Ci-Tayyyyyyyyy-Shun" commercial from the early 80's. It's stuck in my head again...
  6. gwolf added a post in a topic 1989 Corvette..... Lightnin'   

    Great looking ride from a fantastic year!
  7. gwolf added a post in a topic The absolute worst kit ever!   

    The worst model kits I have personally built have to be divided into two areas:

    General: Any of the MPC flip nose kits, especially the '57 Corvette (the weird, wide rear tires made it even worse) and '53 Ford pickup. I built them in the 80's and hated them. Tried them again a few years ago, still hate them. I do like the regular MPC kits, though.

    Specific: Sorry to step on anyone's toes here, but the absolute worst is the Revell 1959 Ford Skyliner. I got it for Christmas as a teenager in 1987 and it still sits unbuilt in 2014 because the parts just didn't work for me. I've tried several times over the years to work on it and it's a disaster.

    Specific (runner up): Mr Hobby Volkswagen Karman Ghia Convertible. The body is nicely done, great wheels and tires, but some of the parts, such as the seats and convertible boot are almost rubbery and were impossible to glue down. A poor fitting interior tub that never fit correctly didn't allow for contact with the frame of the car, so it could never be permanently attached. Great tooling, very poor follow through.

    Best Model Kits I have personally built: AMT '57 Ford, any JoHan kit, and although it lacks separate exhaust, the Monogram 1958 Ford Thunderbird is by far the easiest and most well done kit I've come across.

    Just my opinion...
  8. gwolf added a post in a topic Stacey David's Rat Roaster (My Version)   

    I will look at the can, Gordon. I got it at Home Depot and it wasn't that much.
  9. gwolf added a post in a topic Stacey David's Rat Roaster (My Version)   

    They are good kits, Todd. Still haven't done anything with it though.
  10. gwolf added a post in a topic Stacey David's Rat Roaster (My Version)   

    I did not, the paint had built in primer which worked pretty well.
  11. gwolf added a post in a topic Promo style build   

    That looks great! Nice work, man!
  12. gwolf added a post in a topic My Other (Sometimes) Car Related Hobby   


    Well, there really aren't many rare or very valuable matchbooks out there, except for the Lindbergh one or some of the very early 1880's ones, but those are extreme ends of the spectrum. Most of us collect not for value, but for fun.

    Used condition is always less preferable to like new condition but you really have to have something special for it to be worth more than a few dollars. I've been a dealer for more than a few years and usually bring 10,000+ matchcovers with me that I sell for a dime each. Affordability makes the hobby really practical.
  13. gwolf added a post in a topic My Other (Sometimes) Car Related Hobby   



    That's fantastic, Tom!
  14. gwolf added a post in a topic My Other (Sometimes) Car Related Hobby   


    I'm sure that was some part of it, Andy. But matches still are the cheapest form of advertising next to word of mouth so some places are still giving them out, especially casinos.
  15. gwolf added a post in a topic My Other (Sometimes) Car Related Hobby   


    Those Tip 'N Twinkle matchbooks are very funny and there's quite a few of them. I've seen the drive-in one, one for a vacation to Alcatraz and one for space travel with interesting female aliens. I imagine that design would look great on a t-shirt!