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Richard Bartrop

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  1. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Unique Delivery Van   

  2. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Unique TV/Movie vehicle   

    Here's a few ideas:
    The Samos 3 from THX-1138.  Basically a customized Lola T70

     
    The title car from the film The Yellow Rolls Royce.  You could probably get close with Italeri's Phantom II kit.

     
    The Star Car from The Last Starfighter.  It's all nice flar surfaces so scratchbuilding shouldn't be too intimidating.

    The Wraith.  Another scratchbuild with nice, simple shapes.

     
    Hope this helps
  3. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic 2017 America's Most Beautiful Roadster...and the Winner is...   

    A choice bunch this year.  The only thing I'm not really crazy about is the nose on "Probiscus".   I like a nicely done billet rod, but one trend I'm glad to see gone is that stretched out funny  car style that looked like it was left out in the sun too long. 
    If I had to pick a favourite, it would have to be Aftershock.   Is it really a '37 Ford?  Is it really a hot rod?  Don't care, it's still beautiful.   If that and the Packard are the start of a trend to neo-classics, it's a trend I can get behind.
  4. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Monogram Classics   

    Talk about making a silk purse out of a sows ear!  Great job on the Lincoln.
  5. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic 1928 Lincoln   

    Working on the roadster version.  The MPC classics can be a journey into madness, but are definitely worth the effort, and you did an outstanding job.  Great colour choice.
  6. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Monogram Classics   

    It's amazing how much the state of the modelling art advanced in the ten years between when Pyro's Cord came out, and Monogram's
  7. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Monogram Classics   

    It's kind of a bluish green, and the cylinder head was either grey, or red.  Also, unlike other luxury makes of the time, the frame and running gear was not painted to match the body, but was painted semigloss black

    The Online Imperial club is a gold mine for reference pics http://www.imperialclub.com/index.htm
     
  8. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic If "They" Outlawed the Manufacture and Sale of Model Kits Tomorrow...   

    I think I could deal with it if I couldn't but any more kits.   However, if Evergreen shut its doors, that would be a problem.
  9. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Offbeat Places You Have Purchased Model Kits?   

    In the early 70s when I first discovered the Monogram Classics,  I managed to track down a Mercedes-Benz 540K in a hardware store.
    When I moved to Calgary, there was this one professional building downtown.  I'd passed it many times, and one time I went upstairs on a whim, and there's this one office with no labels that's an Aladdin's cave of out of production kits.   Turns out the guy was selling off his collection, and the place was gone in a matter of months.
    Don't Hobby Shop was unusual in that it also sold magic and theatrical supplies.  Eventually, they moved out of downtown, and decided to speciaize in costume supplies.
    Uncle Bills was a well known hobby shop to the Calgary,but at one point in was buried int he bowels of a medical centre, so you had to go into the basement, and down a long corridor past warnings about the X-ray machine to get to his store.
  10. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic On the heels of the Heller Ferguson TE-20 tractor!   

    Now Italeri just needs to do some Lamborghinis.

  11. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Ford Deuce GT   

    Nice design, very British looking.   Looks a little like what Jensen was doing with Fords before the war.
  12. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Revell '29 Ford Roadster "Long Gone Daddy-O"   

    A beautiful classic rod.  You nailed the look.
  13. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Anyone got a link for how to chop an AMT 49 Mercury   

    The one you're thinking of is the November 1974 issue.  It's what I used the first time I ever tried to chop a AMT Merc, and the technique seems adaptable to anything with a roundish roof.

  14. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic WHAT BUGS YOU   

    Maybe mold lines are a necessary evil, but my pet peeve with chrome is when a runner goes to a spot that will be highly visible when the part is removed.  Doubly so when it's some brightly coloured plastic underneath.
     
    One thing I do like very much is the move away from one piece interior tubs to separate sides.
  15. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic $30+ kits - hows it affect you?   

    Exachange rates are also a factor. The Canadian dollar is currently worth about three quarters of an American one.