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#1 model citizen

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  • Location Washington, Ia
  • Full Name John Skelton

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  1. #1 model citizen added a post in a topic first time posting a pic 71 duster   

    Yep! I was thinking of my poor Hemis having to run on regular 
  2. #1 model citizen added a post in a topic first time posting a pic 71 duster   

    That's a nice looking gas station. (But no ethyl?)
    I need to make me a dio like that.   Very cool!
  3. #1 model citizen added a post in a topic 41 Ford Woody- Swap-N-Build CBP project   

    The wood grain looks good! Are you going with wood or plastic for the panels?
  4. #1 model citizen added a post in a topic 1949 jeep station wagon   

    Thats cool! & it only took 3 drops of paint!
  5. #1 model citizen added a post in a topic first time posting a pic 71 duster   

    I want more pics too please! Some more of the background details in the !st pic.
    I too like the duster's color.
  6. #1 model citizen added a post in a topic 1912 Ford Model T Pickup   

    I like your unique models & the builds are well executed!
  7. #1 model citizen added a post in a topic 1909 EMF Racer   

    Very cool! Nicely done!
  8. #1 model citizen added a post in a topic How many scales?   

    I usually build 1/24 - 1/25 scale but I currently have several 1/32 scale cars started & maybe 20 or so more 1/32 kits.(maybe 200 1/25 scale} I may get around to  building some of them, but like a lot of us I have more unbuilt kits than I have life left.
    I probably  have at least 3 of each scale started. I'm trying to complete some of  those before starting others, I will concentrate mostly on 1/25 in the future.
    I have a growing collection of 1/64 die-casts & some 1/25 die-casts.
     I also have 2 1:1 collector cars to contend with.
    I hear HO scale calling too!
  9. #1 model citizen added a post in a topic state travel decals   

    I would be interested acquiring these myself. If anyone has any AFTER Tom gets what he needs please contact me.
  10. #1 model citizen added a post in a topic AMT 72 K5 Blazer (Crew Chief)   

    The broken grill & newish heater hoses in the weathered engine bay add to the look. I like the hose clamps, too! Great job!
  11. #1 model citizen added a post in a topic 41 Ford Woody- Swap-N-Build CBP project   

    If it is the wood grain on the plastic that is causing the contrast concern, perhaps you could sand the wood grain on the plastic to lessen or eliminate the texture & then do your wood graining technique as it looks very realistic. When I saw your practice piece I thought you had done it on balsa wood,
    Also, keep in mind that there would be some contrast in the grains as the framing wood is a different type of wood than the panels.
    Also if the wood has a new coat of vanish, that would have an effect  on the  appearance of the grain. 
    You have probably taken all this into consideration, but I know sometimes I tend forget about the forest when looking at a tree. (just trying to maintain the same "timber" with that last remark   )
  12. #1 model citizen added a post in a topic Time for AMT / Round @ to get going ?   

      I had the kit when it was current but lost it & 99% of my models in a move in the '70's.
    I bought one a few years back on Ebay as I have become a fan of the slant 6. It was a complete kit but has a tire burn on the windshield.   
  13. #1 model citizen added a post in a topic 41 Ford Woody- Swap-N-Build CBP project   

    Is the woodgraining done on wood? If so, was there not enough grain that just doing a stain wouldn't suffice?
    Or is this practice for the framing? (It looks like a panel that you are working on)
  14. #1 model citizen added a post in a topic 37' Ford   

    Nice! I like the slightly weathered wood.