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  • Location Glendale AZ
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  1. russosborne added a post in a topic Did this spoon test of C1's metallizer   

    Check this out.
    I just searched for and found this. Other than the awful color font they use it looks interesting.
  2. russosborne added a post in a topic Scale Modeling and Youth?   

    I agree with Gary.
    I have never understood the need that some people have of "passing down" a hobby, job, way of life, etc. When I am dead and gone I don't give a rat's rear what happens after that. And things change. We (old farts) might think it is for the worse, but generally it really is for the better, at least for those living after that change has taken place. Personally, I am a big fan of indoor plumbing, for an example.
    As long as models last my lifetime I will be happy. If they don't, there are lots of other things to do with my time that I will also be happy with.
    BTW, I am not against younger people getting into this. I gave a good third or more of my then stash to a kid back in Ohio about 6 years ago who's mom had advertised on Craigslist asking for a couple of kits for her son to build since he was interested but they couldn't afford to buy any for him. If someone wants to do this I will help if possible. But I am not putting a gun against a kid's head saying you have to do this to make me feel better either.
  3. russosborne added a post in a topic Where did you start building model car kits?   

    My dad built model cars, so that is where I started. I would, however, build anything that anyone would give me. Cars, airplanes, ships, tanks, etc.
    I never built for accuracy, I built for the joy (to me) of just building. Get them built as fast as possible to play with.  Maybe 2 or 3 in a day if I was lucky enough to have that many. Then I would take built models apart and rebuild them in weird ways with a wood burning iron instead of glue. I almost always had an old fashioned paper grocery bag full of parts to play with like that.
    In my teens(1970's) I got a bit more serious with them, to the extent of painting the bodies and adding the decals. But it was still more of a get it built to set it on a shelf asap thing.
    I still enjoy just building them, not as into paint and details as most are here. Probably why I have so many started but almost none finished. I stall out when I get to the point on a kit that I have to paint. The couple I have actually finished the last 10 years are unpainted.
  4. russosborne added a post in a topic Paint question. Is there something close to a Rootbeer color?   

    Great, Thanks!
    That was one I thought of, didn't know it was still around.
  5. russosborne added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    I bought the AMT 25 T Fruitwagon. I had really wanted to get the new Revell Model A, but the Hobby Lobby nearest me doesn't have it yet. I am very limited in funds, so it has to be bought using the 40% off coupon these days when I do get to buy anything. And I didn't feel up to driving around to other HLs in the area.
    Main reason I bought this one is most of the others I was thinking about I already have or have had in the past at least one, or they are on the "iffy" to me list. And this one builds two kits, which was the deciding factor.  I have already started it, which is rare for me these days. Maybe I will actually get one finished one of these days.
  6. russosborne added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Paint question. Is there something close to a Rootbeer color?
    Preferably in a spray can, not set up right now to use my airbrush. And it needs to be something a local store should have. Lack of planning on my part, need to do this before the end of the month.
    I seem to remember there being something years ago, but not sure if anything is around now.
    Close would be good enough. Plain brown is just too plain. But that is my backup choice.  But I am open to other ideas in the brown family.
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  7. russosborne added a post in a topic Quick Overview: Revell Starsky & Hutch Torino   

    To quote part of his review "21-piece 351 looks fair;" he doesn't mention Cleveland.  Could have been a Windsor, or even (although wrong for 74) a Modified.
    Yes, I am a Ford guy.
  8. russosborne added a post in a topic Quick Overview: Revell Starsky & Hutch Torino   

    What engine is included with this?
  9. russosborne added a post in a topic 69 Wagon for Disabled Modeler   

    Holy cow!
    I too thought that this was just a basic kit build with polished plastic. Your skills are amazing! You should be proud to have this on your shelf.
  10. russosborne added a post in a topic 1963 Baja bug   

    Looks just like a lot of the 1:1 cars that used to be real popular here in Phoenix 30-40 years ago.
    Very nice.
  11. russosborne added a post in a topic AMT 32 Ford Victoria   

    Ray, it looks great.
    I just picked up one of these. It's the first kit I remember watching my dad build when I was about 4 or 5. Can't decide how to build it, I really need several so I can build all of the box versions. My dad's birthday is the end of this month, I should build it for him for his birthday.
  12. russosborne added a post in a topic Cop out   

    Yet another of my all time favorites. Thanks for giving me some good memories.
    I've got one almost completed somewhere. I need to dig it out and finish it.
    Yours looks great. Looks like it was mostly straight out of the box. My kind of build.
  13. russosborne added a post in a topic Almost Box Stock Bad Actor   

    Another one of my all time favorites. Got several of these, maybe I should get to building one.
    Yours looks great. Great inspiration as well.
  14. russosborne added a post in a topic Pie Wagon   

    I can't really tell, did you paint the interior the same color? If not, how did you install the interior after building/painting the body?
    One of my all time favorites. Yours looks great. I never would have thought about lowering the back end like you did, but that is an excellent way to do it.
    I'm really liking all of the Tom Daniel's cars showing up here recently. Probably 7 out of my top 10 of all time models are his. You guys are making me want to actually get going and build one or two.
  15. russosborne added a post in a topic Where to find a 351 Cleveland engine?   

    Here is a place that sells resin engines. You have to scroll down a bit to find the stock Cleveland.