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STYRENE-SURFER

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About STYRENE-SURFER

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    MCM Ohana
  • Birthday 11/18/1960

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    YES
  • Scale I Build
    1/25

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    Central Bench, Boise, ID
  • Full Name
    KURT NELSON

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  1. On my radar currently is King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. Allso check out the " Oh Sees" Great frenetic noise for the ear holes๐Ÿ˜œ
  2. Thanks Anton. Ive been so busy with work lately so haven't had the time to work on this build. I have tried several times to form the front and rear glass with many fails๐Ÿ˜‚ Some were close to acceptable but most of the packaging plastic I sourced from food containers etc. had blemishes, scratches. Was in an fabric store the other day and saw some acetate sheets marketed for Cricut machines. These are 0.2mm thick or 0.0085 in. (perhaps too thin?). Nice thing is they have a protective film on both sides so they are scratch, blemish free.๐Ÿ˜Š I did a quick test today using it, cut them close to size and taped them in the model Other than some dust landing on the bucks while I was working they turned out pretty good.
  3. Wow, what a perfect transformation to a design that I always thought was a bit awkward. What you have done with the graphics is superb, beautiful model Tim ?
  4. Thanx everyone for the kind comments. Got the bucks for the glass parts creation ready for a heat and smash attempt. The cake container plastic I had sourced for this has a slight pebbly surface so will look around for something more suitable. (at this point I'm wishing I had a proper vac-forming setup) Set on top of .040" styrene sheet w/milliput backing. Polished w/Wright's and ready for the first tests?
  5. Project somewhat stalled do to a new work schedule but chipping away little by little. Unfortunately the clear parts in this kit are quite poor fitting and extremely thick. Will have to go about forming new bits using them as a mold using some packaging plastic and some heat. Never tried this before so hope it goes well. The tail lights on this old kit are also poorly rendered so they will need to be addressed somehow.
  6. Way back in 1971 I had this issue. First time I had seen the technique, anyone remember that Maverick?
  7. So you planned on sharing them ("we've") ? ? Ha Ha, no worries. Me... my life is going to be turned upside down this week do to a new job and new night schedule.
  8. Understood, these types of updated or reimagined automobile designs always divide us enthusiasts. i do like the "new Mini" as you call it, but the most interesting thing to me is how Frank talks about the process of designing and the decisions/compromises that will eventually end up on showrooms. The BMW Mini is just one example of his work. He may not be your favorite designer, but it's always interesting to hear the thought processes and maybe understand the whole of the work that goes into these endeavors. there are more examples on his channel, as well as some interesting critiques of other designers work. Its not my point to convince you to agree with his "Mini" design, but to add some insight into the people who create the cars that may or may not become memorable in the future. Or in your driveway ?
  9. How bout MCM top 100 model car kits list.? A poll perhaps with nothing but favorite kits that have been produced. no speculation just the ones out there on the shelves or recently available. I'd like to see just what kits people think the most highly of. totaly OT but kinda listy .?
  10. Did any of you live through the "Prepy era". Wearing double polo shirts. those pleated trousers. I did for awhile then got sacked by the punk boys and girls in the cool clubs while trying to enjoy an evening.
  11. Has anyone been following his YouTube channel? he has had his hands on many interesting car designs and gives great perspective of other designers work and has brought forth many innovative ideas. Check out his channel, he has some interesting things to say about design and how the manufacturing processes plays into final outcome. I will try to add a link when I get back to my desk. it's an easy google search.
  12. Yah I've thought about that. Being rather old school I rather like having local music files that have been obtained legitimately. years of collecting and ripping LP's and CD's (yes some of those were bootlegs)? But, for the most part it is a matter of having my own library (sometimes a work in progress) and the ability to listen while off the grid with no pay plans or down times.
  13. I dug threw my vault of prog on my music server. No Peter Hammill stuff, and I was sure there would be some on it. Will defiantly try to find some to ad to my collection. Very difficult to manage a huge amount of files (metadata) to make things searchable. This Boston band put out a couple great albums. Very different from what was typical of the time, try it. (1968-70) THE EYES OF THE "BEACON STREET UNION".... Recitation/My Love Is 0:00 Mystic Morning 4:09 Blue Avenue 10:04 South End Incident 13:04 Green Destroys The Gold 17:04 Prophet 20:09 The Clown Died In Marvin Gardens 24:44 Clown's Overture 23:36 Angus Of Aberdeen 31:53 Speed 39:12 405 41:15 A Not Very August Afternoon 43:30 Brown Hair 47:20
  14. I like it! Thanx Tom., I'll have to dig deeper into this outfit.
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