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Dirty Dave

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About Dirty Dave

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  • Birthday 12/12/1968

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    Ventura, CA
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    David P. McGowan

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  1. Porsche Outlaws & Hot Rods

    That's the first time that I've seen an RWB car without a whale tail of some sort. Interesting.
  2. Porsche Outlaws & Hot Rods

    I have been working on one of the old Revell snap kits for a bit...
  3. 1971 Datsun 240ZG aka LSZ

    That's more than a little awesome.
  4. How Many Do You Work On At Once?

    All of them... until I finish one, and then... all of them. Even if I haven't opened the box in ten years, I'm still working on it... in my mind.
  5. Under slung unit

    That's kind of a personal subject for a model building board, isn't it? A quick Google image search for "big rig underslung genset unit" revealed several photos and links.
  6. Kit car kits

    Shalavette and Berry Mini-T
  7. This thing sure has an aggressive rake.

    According to the agent for the purchaser at the auction, the plan at the time of purchase was to retain the Watson paint, but to back-date the rest of the car to somewhere just prior to the time of that repaint. Being that there are already a couple of fairly faithful reproductions of the Kookie Car in it's TV-era form, there's less need to try to take the actual car back to that point, and instead preserve what original bits remain, ditching the pipes, superchargers, headrests, etc.
  8. Nissan Gloria 280E "Gulf"

    So far, I've just laid down the rusty base. I have yet to start putting the "paint" over the top.
  9. Nissan Gloria 280E "Gulf"

    Great job! Taking a little inspiration from you on a diecast I'm customizing right now.
  10. No love for the 1/24th scale Model A coupe

    If you want a real eye-grabber, try pretty much any of the Monogram Model A bodies over the chassis from the Lil' Coffin. It's amazing how well that chassis sets the correct stance for a late '50s/early '60s hot rod.
  11. Podcasts ?

    There are some really good video-podcasts on YouTube - the Aforementioned "The Smoking Tire" and "Still Untitled - The Adam Savage Project" among my favorites. I think that a round table discussion on modelbuilding would be best done in a video streaming format, as this allows the opportunity to zoom in on processes as they are performed, fingers as they inevitably bleed from hobby knife intrusions, and showing off kits and supplies. I've been thinking recently that getting four builders together (two of them would likely be hosts, while the others would be guest builders), all of them sitting around a table, working on projects as they discuss the hobby, recent or upcoming shows, newly-completed builds, or getting assistance from the other builders with a technique that they're stuck on, would be a great way to illustrate both the hands-on and social aspects of the hobby, all at once. There are a few Gundam builders streaming regularly on Twitch, and I'm sure some doing the same via YouTube or via FB Live. In fact, if you go on Facebook, check out Lincoln Wright's Paint on Plastic for a great modelbuilding/painting series of videos and live streams.
  12. Nissan Gloria 280E "Gulf"

    I like it. Look forward to seeing it all put together.
  13. Looking for a Turbo from a 1/24 Monogram kit

    I seem to remember some kind of turbo on their '69 Camaro Z/28, too.
  14. Toyota 2000GT

  15. Metal Model Kars?

    Being that "good" is subjective, and you have indicated a neither a scale nor a subject/genre preference, I wouldn't expect too many useful answers. You'd probably be better off perusing the specific sub-board for all things diecast and resin: DieCast and Resin Kits