Russell C

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  • Location Phoenix, AZ
  • Full Name Russell Cook

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  1. Russell C added a post in a topic Exactly a year to GSL XXVI, are you planning to be there?   

    Scroll nearly to the bottom of the GSL News page for this:  http://www.gslchampionship.org/news/
    "...we announce at GSL-XXV that GSL International Scale Vehicle Championship and Convention will not extend beyond five more events, which would take us to GSL-XXX in 2025."
  2. Russell C added a post in a topic 2057 AstraHAWK - Jupiter export version   

    Mythosporks - a perfect combination.
  3. Russell C added a post in a topic Exactly a year to GSL XXVI, are you planning to be there?   

    A can't-miss destination for me, will be there as usual, but have retired from the yellow, 3-wheeled running gag for the "Group" category. Must get my act together to bring something else, though.
  4. Russell C added a post in a topic My 'artwork' for model ideas I probably won't have time to build   

    1930 Ford Bronco
    I figure this is another one I'll relegate to the virtual model file, since I don't have time or apparently the money to pursue it. Altered photo below was of a regular Aurora 1/32 scale glue bomb with sagging rear suspension and missing parts, which I first leveled and then shortened. The Aurora kit's oversized tires, widened rear fenders and jacked up appearance suggested maybe I could do such a project, perhaps using substituted toy tires & wheels. But after a year or so of keeping an eye on ebay listings for the kit, unbuilt ones don't go for cheap, and decent glue bombs don't come around all that often. Probably a better choice befitting the "Bronco" name with more options for adding the 4x4 bits would be the Revell 24th scale '31 Ford Sedan, anyway.

  5. Russell C added a topic in General   

    1933 Buick Custom Tow Truck
    From this ebay vintage photo auction, for those into oddball tow truck subjects.

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  6. Russell C added a post in a topic 59 El Camino custom   

    Was doing an image search for El Caminos overall and ran across this one. Any progress on it?
  7. Russell C added a post in a topic What A Deal!!,That hard to find part...   


    No, this PJ fellow is Mr $X9.99, where x = a number between 1 and 9, so in his haste to bash out the listing, he probably just leaned on the 9 key a bit heavily. Yep, I figured out how to filter his listings buy putting a minus sign in front of the word "only" in the Parts category search window. Wipes out most of his listings since he tends to use that word frequently in his headings.
    Just like MrObsessive said, no joke, he really did launched into a total meltdown in his item description text. Scroll down there, the text gets bigger and bigger. Wow.
  8. Russell C added a post in a topic WHAT AGE   

    The legendary Jim Keeler, of Revell design fame and "Dodge Fever" fame, has his birthday today according to Facebook. No sure if he is older than 66, but since he did the write-up of the Dodge Fever II in 1969 and was at least 20 years old at the time, he could have that figure beat by a year or two....
    Happy Birthday Jim!
  9. Russell C added a post in a topic DESERT SCALE CLASSIC 12 - 04/09/2016   

    Those of us who are graphic artists by training cheat ....... and make our own badges. Alas, can't stay all day, must depart before noon due to standard weekend elderly parent care obligation.

  10. Russell C added a post in a topic Ebay dreamers   

    x3. When I rummage through just the "Parts" category, I am probably doing other sellers a disservice by quickly dragging the slider down past his seemingly endless pile of 24.99 prices, when one or two reasonably priced listing are in among that pile. But from the looks of his feedback page, he actually sells that stuff. What are those buyers thinking??? I snagged a complete vintage Revell Chevy Luv kit for $3 less than what he wanted for just the stepside bed.
  11. Russell C added a post in a topic Ideas for the Deora reissue   

    My ongoing problem is with seeing things that aren't there. When I see a Deora, particularly from a front 3/4 angle, I see 1966 Ford Galaxies. The back would need the requisite square-ish taillights to complete the picture.

  12. Russell C added a post in a topic Don't you just hate it......   

    What I hate is my own senility, which I keep forgetting to fix. I spot some cheaply listed ebay item I could sorta use, which is tempting because of the price ........... and then I forget to place at least a single bid at the starting price. Then, 9 or 10 days later, I click on the listing, see it ended with zero bids, and is now relisted where at least two folks are in a bidding war over it beyond what I would have paid.
  13. Russell C added a post in a topic Mix and Match   

    Lots of ideas enter my head, and in more recent years, I see how they work out in photo alterations, as seen in my artwork thread. Back in 1992 I sketched this one out on paper mostly from a tracing of a Lambo with a 'guestimation' of how the Chrysler would look on it. More pics here.

  14. Russell C added a post in a topic Are we having another problem with the board ?   

    Well, I had zero difficulties in late January fixing my Chevy Luv thread, by re-uploading all the photos where the links out of my old MCM gallery went dead from the last forum system update. But in fixing two other threads more recently, I was losing the photo links only minutes after replacing them. To circumvent that, I had to log out of the forum after dragging each individual photo off my desktop and inserting it into the proper place within the text. Quite a chore to log-in, fix, log-out, repeat -- took an hour or more for the Nordberg models thread and about the same for my Y-block WIP thread.
  15. Russell C added a topic in General   

    "Remember the '56s that never got to the dealership?"
    From this BringATrailer post on a current ebay listing:  those who'd want to build a big rust diorama could tell the mystery tale of a wayward driver who wandered off into the woods, abandoning a set of Chevy's destined for some small town dealership.......

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