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Richard Bartrop

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About Richard Bartrop

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    http://bartrop.purrsia.com

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    1/24-25, mostly

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    Calgary
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    Richard Bartrop

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  1. What non-auto model did you get today?

    I was in Edmonton last weekend, so I checked out the Alberta Aviation Museum. I picked up these two from the gift shop.
  2. Where are all the built up kits???

    That's the thing. The annuals had pretty much zero interest for me at the time. I didn't see the point of modeling someting I could see on any street corner, and the simplified construction was really boring to put together. It was usualy the classic kits, or I'd build the stack version of the "hot rod" kits. like the Model A, or '36 Ford.
  3. Where are all the built up kits???

    I'm okay with encouraging people to type out comments, though this has got me thinking I should use more of those tags to ensure that people looking for a particular topic. Though I'm not sure a week time limit on edits is a good idea, especially on build threads that can go for months, or even years.
  4. Where are all the built up kits???

    Maybe, but then people will be worrying about not getting enough thumbs up.
  5. Where are all the built up kits???

    I guess I was a weird kid. I liked building stock more than I did the custom, though I'll still do the occaissional hot rod. Stock builds and well done traditional builds are what usually get my attention. Someone does a stock classic car build in On the Workbench, and I will follow. Same with Under Glass. All the muscle cars tend to blur together. As for comments, if it's something really exceptional, I'll say something, but otherwise, I tend to be quiet.
  6. Some kits you know will never be available again . . .

    You're not the only one, though the Jo-han kit is pretty nice for the standards of the time.
  7. Gerald Wingrove has passed away.

    No argument there.
  8. Gerald Wingrove has passed away.

    Anyway, before this gets too far off the track, clearly you get where I'm coming from.
  9. Gerald Wingrove has passed away.

    I did say '50s, though you can see a definite Cubist influence in John Held Jr's work The Picasso influence is pretty obvious in the UPA cartoons, and their imitators And peanuts probably owes more to Paul Kee
  10. Gerald Wingrove has passed away.

    You mock, but if you look at '50s cartoon styles, that's exactly who they were copying.
  11. Gerald Wingrove has passed away.

    And Picasso's influence is everywhere. even in places you might not think off. The next times you're enthusing about Art Deco? That's all people trying to apply Cubism to architecture and applied design. Check out some of your favourite childhood cartoons, and compare it to some of Picasso's portraits, and it becomes pretty obvious where they we taking their inspiration.
  12. Pontiac Vivant

    Another concept car brought back to life.
  13. FPP Models 1/24 Ferrari 250 GT Bertone

    Huh, I guess Gandini couldn't draw perspective either. If these geniuses looked out their field, and took a look at what was going on with art, architecture, and design in general at the time, it's not that hard to see where all those corners came from. Automotive styling goes through fashions just like every other creative field, and stylists don't work in a vacuum.
  14. Testors Automotive Paints

    If we're talking about the Testors brant paint in the square glass bottles, no great loss.
  15. 46 lincoln coupe

    That works. That the Pyro/Lindberg Lincoln is undersized even at 1/25 means it's just the right size to work with the Ford.