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  1. Although I'd done a couple of photo alterations of images off the internet for my Backbug idea (my entry for the GSL 2019 Common Kit class entry), I still needed to see a 3D mockup to reassure myself that my photo alterations were not just some kind of unfeasible 2D optical illusion. What made it work was when I saw how I could slice off a bit of the trunk lid and graft it onto the engine deck lid.

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  2. On 12/30/2021 at 10:29 AM, Danno said:

    What . . . is . . . snow? 🌵

    A little difficult to describe, I saw some the prior summer, not around here but in Colorado at high altitude, and only on tilted surfaces. Kinda hard and crunchy, and not warm to the touch. But from what these guys are showing, it's back east at this time of year instead, lots more of it and on flat surfaces for some unexplained reason .......

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  3. 7 hours ago, foghorn62 said:

    ... my attempt at Woodlite style headlights ... I really like the way they look.  ....

    Ditto, liked the appearance of 'em ever since I first saw 'em in magazine photos of the very uncommon Ruxton cars - here's my post at a different thread about the 24th scale ones that were in a couple of MPC showrod kits:

     

  4. 13 hours ago, Cool Hand said:

    ... I remember Mark Gustavson's version he was building, but I dont recall if he finished it or not.

    Wasn't finished the last time I saw its progress at GSL. Here's two bits of the whole project, the first is Mark's video seminar on it with no less than Spencer Murray himself also offering commentary, and the second is the PDF file to Mark's big book, in which chapter 7 shows quite a bit of his fabrication work on the truck, PDF pages 41 - 73. Photos of the 1:1 truck are on page 23, and there's much more on the project in Chapter 10 starting on page 102. It's all at the other end of model building that involves very few kit parts, but details can be gleaned from it for a plastic kitbash.

    https://archive.org/details/gsl-xviii-dream-truck-gustavson-murray

    http://www.gslchampionship.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/HowToBuildChampionshipScaleVehicles.pdf

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  5. 13 hours ago, OldTrucker said:

    I can remember reading somewhere about how this stuff would begin to happen!

    Wouldn't have read about it myself since it was way before my time, but I think this is what my mom was talking about when she was growing up in the Depression years of the 1930s. I'll have to ask her when I visit her tomorrow. Bad as 2021 was for amazing fires, the total acreage was still less than a third overall (according to the National Fire Information Center) of what it was for the mid- late-1930s, which were also the years of the big Dust Bowl drought. She grew up north of that area and didn't experience that hardship directly, but told stories of how the dust ended making the sunsets more colorful, sorta like what the eruption of Mt Pinatubo did for a while after 1991, which I do remember myself.

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  6. 14 hours ago, Mark said:

    The bigger Lincolns (like those pictured) were designed with hideaway headlamps.....

    7 hours ago, Rob Hall said:

    Looks better without that thick side trim, IMO.

    Never liked these wall-eyed Lincolns, but now that you guys mention it, hidden headlights are a vast improvement, along with the loss of that honkin' big chrome side trim piece. (my cheapo desktop photo-altering program lacks the ability to create 'perspective angles', so you're stuck with the odd lettering on the license plate)

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  7. 7 hours ago, Oldcarfan27 said:

    "Mele Kalikimaka" by Bing Crosby.

    If I may counterargue, "Mele Kalikimaka" by Jimmy Buffett for the sheer fun of his version.

    Then, although I never watched an episode of whatever the TV show "Glee" was, nor do I have any idea who was in it or what it was about, I ran across their version of "O Holy Night" which was just breathtaking:

     

  8. On 12/7/2021 at 7:38 AM, alexis said:

     ... AMT '65 Chevelle Wagon and '70 Ford Police car kits have wooden Push bumpers, that should only need trimmed to work. ...

    The barely-qualifies-as-a-glue-bomb Mule I got for a nice price off ebay a few years back was missing that bumper, but I figure I might be able to get away with fabbing one out of a popsicle stick and some small plastic bits for the brackets.

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  9. 13 hours ago, cobraman said:

    ... doing an auto model search on ebay has become a real pain ... So much other stuff comes up on a search ...

    Aha, then I'm not the only one seeing that. My irk, too, then. Every night after supper, I go through a bunch of my bookmarked ebay search links, and in both my word-specific searches of the words  "Vintage" and "Built" in the Automotive category, there's been waaaaaay too many instances of results scattered among all the car/truck models that are bunches of military tanks or other non-automotive military stuff.

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