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Dirty Dave

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  • Birthday 12/12/1968

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    David P. McGowan

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  1. Sam delivered the first production body out of the mold yesterday. All that time seems to have been well spent; this thing is as smooth inside as outside, and the kit parts fit right up to the resin.
  2. Yeah, that post seems to have slipped off the front page, eh? Took some time to get it finished out and molded, and he said there was some learning curve on the new resin he's working with now. They should start showing up in his ebay store very soon, anyway. I guess I'll go drop an update in there.
  3. Just received the first production body for the latest product out of Sam Freeman's shop: A fastback Sedanette body to fit on Revell's Foose Cadillac. Kit hood, glass, etc. All fit without any sanding/filing, and the inside of the body is just as smooth as the outside. With his recent switch to white resin, this thing could almost pass for styrene. Displayed on the kit chassis.
  4. Most print shops will not duplicate copyrighted material without a release, as they ARE selling the print to the customer. So no, if you own your own large format printer, I suppose you wouldn't need anybody's permission.
  5. What about box art blown up, and printed on vinyl banner material? As seen on the walls around @Freeman Cars auto restoration shop. All it takes is a few good scans and a letter/email from the current copyright holder granting permission to do so.
  6. The SSR wheels and tires are from an Aoshima set. The tire markings were in Revell AG's BMW DTM kit.
  7. Thanks, guys. Truthfully, the Pacer held only minor interest for me as kitted, so I took it a couple of steps "too far" to add fun factor.
  8. Ah, but Chernobyl, as we know it from the days of the meltdown, is the Russian spelling. Chornobyl is the original, (and once again proper, since the (re)establishment of Ukraine as a country) spelling.
  9. The MPC Pacer Wagon, with Vette rear suspension, a Toyota 2JZ-GTE engine with a front mount intercooler, seasoned with a dash of rust and topped with an inflatable raft.
  10. I added the exhaust, roof tie-down, and a few other bits. Going to call it done.
  11. Just finished up my Chornobyl Speed Shop diorama, which takes place in an alternative universe's Ukraine where robot labor was a thing during the Cold War. The car kits are a Toko Models GAZ-AA truck in 1:35, while the land speed racer is based on an old rubber band powered Hawk kit, which I narrowed, built a full bellypan and cockpit for, and stuffed full with a Tatra V12 tank engine. Figures are from Imaquinaria, Industria Mechanika, and Blacksmith Miniatures. The robot is STAN, from Futuristic Models. The base was plaster of paris that I carved the lines into after it had set up, painted, and then added weeds and fencing.
  12. Thanks, fellas! Yeah, I remember visiting my half-brother in Hawaii in '77, and he had one of these to haul the family around Oahu in. Pretty sure his was silver/black two-tone, but I have memories of a burgundy velour interior... classy. Looking back at it now, it definitely predicts the crossover SUV's that came later. I mean, it wasn't proportioned like any other wagon at the time, but it has a wide track, dual wishbone front suspension with rack and pinion steering, and room to set that inline six well back under the dash/cowl area. Mostly, it just looks like fun, right?
  13. That's what makes model cars so much fun, right??
  14. Still have some things to finish up on the Pacer Wagon for NNL West's wagon theme. Vette suspension, a Toyota 2JZ-GTE engine and a bunch of weathering. Front splitter and rear diffuser are 3D printed.
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