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Russell C

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    1:24 mostly

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    Phoenix, AZ
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    Russell Cook

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  1. GM Design Studio Drawings, Clay Models, & Prototypes

    Cougarutlassamaro … or something.
  2. Headlight foil reflector

    My gripe as well with some kits. Got another Monogram '41 Lincoln Continental recently for a mild custom project, and one thing that always bugged me about the kit was its pie-plate flat headlight reflectors. Yours is a solution when another kit's bowl reflectors aren't readily available.
  3. Mercedes 450sl restore

    Aha, you are the one who ended up with this glue bomb I sold for cheap on ebay. Monogram stock version kit. Glad to know it went to an appreciative home. I originally got it for about equally cheap, and also got a Tamiya DTM "Tabac Original" Mercedes partial build for a smokin' low price around the same time, with evil intent on combining the two. Then I got a more evil idea to use a different body altogether, however, it'll be a project a lot further down the road.
  4. If you can't get rid of the warp, you can always cartoon the car instead for a dragster launch, with giant slicks & cotton material smoke, a 1/12 scale engine, etc
  5. Weird cars Post em here.

    You, too, can build one: http://www.goodshomedesign.com/vw-beetle-chassis-with-sleeping-and-camping-for-four/
  6. Porsche Outlaws & Hot Rods

    Outlaw sleeper? 8.2 liter mid engine V8 911, currently on ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/253836591349 It hides the engine under a cover that looks like a set of suitcases, cover off in this pic ....
  7. 1965 Ferrari 206P Dino - Forgotten Prototipo

    Quite nice work!
  8. Now that's what I'm talkin about !

    Built a tudor (with what had to be one of my worst rattlecan paint jobs, orange over crazy blistered purple metalic) to play with in the carpet in '73 or so; photo-altered a phantom "tudor coupe" much more recently; still kicking around the idea of a vintage box-art style using the original black plastic-polished coupe but maybe with the Revell '49 Merc flame decals instead. Lazy in my old age when it comes to painting, vs polishing up nicely colored plastic, but not convinced yet that the much newer Revell-ogram blue coupe is all that great of a color.
  9. Garbage Truck Update 8/27/18

    One option to keep an eye on when various kits don't have the right wheels/tires is the growing number of diecast collectibles out there, especially when some can be gotten for cheap or for parts. Here's one example.
  10. As my current (31 year old) daily driver is a bit on the low side compared to the plethora of taller SUV / crossover things roaming around now, I miss how the old cars did not have HID headlights that could just as easily double as aircraft landing lights. I can't remember a night within the last five or more years when I didn't have to flip my rear view mirror into the "save yourself from the brights" position at all.
  11. In case you don't have enough reference photos yet, the Bring a Trailer site sometimes has auctions that provide a boatload of close-up detail photos. Here's one for a '73 Courier. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1973-ford-courier/ I have some nostalgia for these since I learned how to drive a stick shift in my dad's Courier.
  12. I'll have to re-look at those, next time I'm at the hobby shop. Years ago I found an assortment of photo etch airplane or ship model parts sheets in a car parts lot I bought, and I've used most of that up as assorted engine or chassis/interior detail parts. Not overly impressed with the actual vehicle kits, but some might have interesting shapes in them as well.
  13. Weird cars Post em here.

    I remember it years ago, I still have difficulties wrapping my arms around the concept of a Buick with a flying bridge .....
  14. Porsche 911 SC/RS

    Man! If I only had real cash ...
  15. What scale do you suppose these are?

    Happens when you leave things out in the Valley of the Fierce Sun too long.