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      Board Status   07/20/2018

      Maintenance completed, but there is still more come.


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    central NY
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    tom billings

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  1. Revell 1968 Chevelle

    Come to the dark side and build some big rigs, after buying a few of those, car kits seem cheap, lol. But, in the end, this is a hobby, and we spend disposable income on kits, parts, tools and supplies, and for the most part, I think a lot of the guys that pirate kits for parts are getting them in the secondary market, so the price to kit bash isn’t close to retail, still not dirt cheap, but not horrible.
  2. Revell 1968 Chevelle

    This will fill the last hole in my chevelle stack of kits, very happy to see this coming out!
  3. Would it bother you?

    A 1:1 vehicle and a model are not even comparable in this case in my mind as far as shows go. Not everyone can build a 1:1, but almost anyone can build a model, I say this, as a 1:1 takes a lot more skill and knowledge to do, versus a model kit. having said that, in respect to models, if you didn’t build it, you should not enter it in a judged competition, regardless if you state it was built by so and so, at the most, it should be in a display only area and duly noted as to who built it. Thats just me, so take it for what it’s worth.
  4. First time at the table since the snow melted

    Lot of golf left yet, thermals, cart cover and cart heater....., last tournament around here is in November .......
  5. First time at the table since the snow melted

    Same situation here, been a busy summer and I have not been at the bench in months. As you say, hate to see summer end, but it will be nice to get back to building again.
  6. 1:1 "Model Kit"

    Imagine the size of the carpet monster during the build of one of those, lol.
  7. Who Remembers This?

    I was 13 at that time, and probably didn’t realize model building existed outside of my circle of friends, lol.
  8. 1959 Caddy Pro Street

    Made the ‘other mag’ with this one when I went to NNL East, suprised I made it.
  9. Empty bench, feels strange

    Not a bad thing, I haven’t been at the bench in months, and think I’ve only stepped into my ‘room’ twice in the past month to put down a few new kits. But, summer is almost over, so it’ll be back in there making a mess soon....
  10. Paint Booth ?

    check out artograph booths as well. I've had mine for 3-4 years, and love it, I got a 4130, it's huge, can fit rig trailer sides in it. highly recommend it.
  11. cars of the past, i miss the torque/ plant you in the seat feeling. the feel of closing a solid built door, the peculiar smell of the vinyl seats during the summer heat, bench seats that were like a couch, dash boards with speedo/fuel/clock and idiot lights [now everything has a tach and most gauges, used to be that stuff was for the SS cars and the like], body styles that looked good with cragar wheels, or keystone classics, engines that sounded good with aftermarket mufflers, and on some cars, the miles of chrome inside and out. biggest thing i miss, NO CUP HOLDERS.....it's a car, not a kitchen, not meant to have food or drink in it [but that's just me] oh, and ash trays, and not really for the smoking aspect, made for a nice change holder.
  12. 2020 Corvette

    Nothing to worry about, if you look back at the evolution of the vette, each generation has been quite a departure from the prior one, with the exception of the C5 to the C6, those were quite similar in many ways. That and the sky didn’t fall when the trans got sent to the back of the car for better weight distribution, so I think it’ll be ok, lol. Plus, you still can’t beat the performance and comfort for the price range, try daily driving one of those other super cars and see how quickly it’s no longer fun.......
  13. Favorite Car

    Currently, this, it’s reasonably fast, gets 25mpg, and the top goes down, super fun to drive and puts a smile on my face whenever I’m in it. 2004 commemorative edition corvette
  14. Lol, I have not, nor do I think I can pronounce them properly😎
  15. Well by golly, I thought they were a universal thing. What they are, are small white potatoes with a thin skin, you boil them, and add heart attack inducing amounts of salt into the boil, then when done, add a ton of butter on top of them. Theyre quite good! I hope you are aware of Hoffman hot dogs.....