Richard Bartrop

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  • Website URL http://bartrop.purrsia.com

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  • Scale I Build 1/24-25, mostly

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  • Location Calgary
  • Full Name Richard Bartrop

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  1. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic '25 T Street rod build   

    I really like this.  The look is contemporary, even futuristic, almost the complete antithesis of a traditional rod, and it works.  The stance is perfect, and the headlight and taillight treatment work well woth the shape of the body.  It has the high tech look of the billet era without being bland, and looks functional without being ratty.   The closest thing I can thing of is maybe the pro-touring look applied to a hot rod.  I think you're on to something here.
  2. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic An Open Letter...   

    I don't think the point was that competing is bad, or that you shouldn't want to win.  Of course winning feels great, and I'll even say that competition can be constructive if it motivates you to up your game.  However, there are always a few people who take things too far, and if not winning is making you throw fits, then maybe you show step back a bit, and think about what you're doing.
  3. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic An Open Letter...   

    There certainly are, which is why I thought it was relevant here.
  4. Richard Bartrop added a topic in General   

    An Open Letter...
    Something I saw while browsing the Hemmings Blog.  It about full sized car shows, but I've seen their kind at model shows too. 
    http://www.stanceiseverything.com/2016/05/an-open-letter-to-car-show-trophy-hunters/
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  5. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Is it me or is it my builds?   

    And personally, I'm much more interested in these than another muscle car.
  6. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Is it me or is it my builds?   

    Personally, it's the oddball stuff that catches my eye, but really, do what interests you.  If they like it, that's great, but if they don't get it, that's their loss.  It would be a sorry state of affairs if we had to run a focus group whenever we wanted to build something.
  7. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Update 5/28/16: 1932 Duesenberg Model J, Berline coachwork by Le Rouge   

    Granted, if you wanted to keep a low profile,  a Duesenberg probably wouldn't have been your first choice.   They're big, powerful cars that are about a subtle as a punch in the face.  I remember an early Automobile QUarterly piece that described a Duesenberg in a limousine body as looking like a prizefighter in a tuxedo, and I can't argue with that.
  8. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Auto ID #207 Finished   

    Someone at a company I worked for had one.
  9. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic '50s cars that we'd hope that the manufacturers would offer -   

    Here's something I like to do when there's a topic I'm not interested in.  I don't click on it.
    Give it a try, and maybe it'll work for you too.
  10. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Talent+Skill+a LOT of Hard Work   

    That is amazing work.
  11. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Okay now my questions start rolling in   

    Personally, I like epoxy for attaching clear parts.  It doesn't attack the plastic, or plaint, abd you do have a little time to wipe up any smudges.  The lack of plastic fogging fumes is especially nice for gluing things like lenses.
  12. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic In 1973, who could have guessed that,   

    Or for that matter, who would have imagined in 1976, in the depths of the Energy Crisis, recession, when predictions of the death of performance were the order of the day, that 40 years hence you would be able to get something like a Hellcat?
  13. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Wish Lists   

    You're not the only one.
  14. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Wish Lists   

    You're not the only one who'd like to see a Revival revival.  I got the Stutz many years ago, and I'd welcome a chance to get a hold of them at a non-ridiculous price.
  15. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Wish Lists   

    Even if someone like Detail master offered some conversion kits like they did with the Baeumont