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 Let's See Some Glue Bombs!   

    I hear ya, annoying when a person needs just a couple of parts off an out-of-production kit, and the bulk of what's available are big dollar complete kits or ones parted out at obscene prices .... and nice when an affordable bomb shows up. Look out for a PM in a bit.
  2. Russell C added a post in a topic Let's See Some Survivors!   

    One of my truck survivors from 1980 is seen when you scroll down just a bit in this older post. Meanwhile, here is my solitary car survivor, probably from '79 or '80, since that was when I was using Duplicolor metalflake. I don't remember deliberately choosing the color from seeing full size versions, but that turns out to be roughly a factory color. Revell yellow-molded Carrera with a bit of modding to make it just a street version.

  3. Russell C added a post in a topic Let's See Some Glue Bombs!   

    Scored a couple of really cheap ones recently. Handy when the glue is not bombed all that much. Needed the rally wheels off the Revell '68 Vette, but when prying one wheel/tire off, it dawned on me that the entire chassis & interior tub was never glued in place, just friction-fit. Couldn't resist posing it as a jacked up thing. Needed the Monogram Chevy Luv for the stepside parts and the dash. It's crooked in every direction, but there's really only about two spots holding the chassis to the cab, its engine is rattling around loose in its location and the whole front facia fell off during shipping, and will fall off again the moment I pick it up.

  4. Russell C added a post in a topic Question about commissioning models.   

    Welcome to the forum. I'm guessing you have the Japanese version of the Nissan, which is usable, but which presents problems modding it the way you'd like it. Looks like this kind of conversion was done years back by the modeler in this other forum thread http://offroadmodels.proboards.com/thread/957/1989-nissan-pathfinder-se-door
    The next thing is the cost of commissioning someone to do this kind of work. If you want it done well, you have to factor in what a guy would charge for that kind of craftmanship. $20 per hour at a bare minimum, and probably not anything less than 10 hours of work (likely much more) and this already tallys up to $200. Start leaning toward accurate replica detailing, and the project ends up getting into 50+ hours.
    All a matter of what you wish to pay for vs what you might want to accomplish yourself. This hobby might look a bit intimidating to total newcomers, but scout around in it and practice a bit on models just for the heck of it, and that may convince you to have a go at the project yourself in the not too distant future.
  5. 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."
  6. Russell C added a post in a topic 2057 AstraHAWK - Jupiter export version   

    Mythosporks - a perfect combination.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

  9. 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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  10. 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?
  11. 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.
  12. 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!
  13. 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.

  14. 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.
  15. 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.