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Dirty Dave

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    David P. McGowan

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  1. 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.
  2. Nissan Gloria 280E "Gulf"

    Great job! Taking a little inspiration from you on a diecast I'm customizing right now.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Nissan Gloria 280E "Gulf"

    I like it. Look forward to seeing it all put together.
  6. 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.
  7. Toyota 2000GT

  8. 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
  9. SurfStar '63 'vette

    That half-split rear window is genius. Watching.
  10. Any idea where to find these wheels?

    Check out Fujimi's TW23 wheelset, or resin cast Campagnolo wheelsets by Renaissance Models (I think they're meant for 512's, but could probably work).
  11. JDM Legends

    My personal classic Datsun is being rebuilt with a decidedly USDM look.
  12. 1/18th scale VS 1/20th scale

    I say go for the 1:18 wheels, and if anybody says anything, tell them you built it in the style of a Keith Weesner illustration.
  13. The renderings on the side of the box look like Camel yellow to me, but the box top illustration appears less orange-y then Camel. Hard to tell from a photograph of a box, though. Probably best to find some reference of the real car, if that's what you want to replicate. Edit: I went and looked at more photos of the real thing. TS-47 Chrome Yellow is probably the closest, followed closely by TS-16 Yellow.
  14. Chopped 58 T Bird Sedan Delivery

    Ahhh! The eternal struggle!
  15. Tee Buckets,Pick Up bed, Turtle Deck, or nothing ?

    I like 'em all, but if I HAVE to choose, I'll probably go turtledeck.