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About bobss396

  • Birthday 02/11/1955

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    Long Island, NY
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    Bob Seagraves

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  1. I normally do not on my stock cars. You should test the decals and the clear coat on some scrap before experimenting on the model. I like to clear the model, polish that out and then do the decals. I use all lacquer paints and clears.
  2. We will be setting up tonight, which runs like clockwork. I believe we have sold out all of the vendor tables and got the majority of prize packages paid for. If not it comes out of the club's pocket! There were a few still open at the October meeting. A big thanks goes out to Rich Argus for all the hard work he does for the club.
  3. I had posted his death elsewhere on the forum didn't see this thread... anyway, the service is Wednesday 10/14 at: R. Stutzman & Son Funeral Home224-39 Jamaica Ave.Queens Village, NYHours 2-4, 7-9.
  4. I haven't been around much with the passing of my wife in 2014 and being consumed with a 1:1 car project. I learned yesterday of the passing of John Agugliaro, known as NYJON58 on some of the boards. He lived in Queens NY with his wife Amy, super people and I ran into them at shows all the time. I haven't heard anything about arrangements so far, but will get back to post it here. There was something on the Hobby Heaven board the other day. Bob
  5. You have to see it up close to believe the widespread devastation the Island took. Something like 650,000 still without power and some will be lucky to be hanging Xmas lights this year. The entire Freeport waterfront area (2 blocks south of the Rec center) was submerged in salt water. The high tide line was at 27A and close to spilling onto the Meadowbrook Parkway. The entire Ocean Parkway (great east-west scenic escape route) is closed down with heavy damage to the barrier beaches. Parts of Babylon and Lindenhurst are still under water with 100 or more houses lost. The total (so far) is 100,000 houses and businesses lost throughout the Island. 5 days after the hurricane, virtually no gas is to be had. Home heating oil is very scarce and another nor-easter is expected within the next few days. Everyone is pretty much in the survival mode right now. The only real bright spot for me is the 11/15 LIARS monthly meeting. Bob
  6. Lookin' for a '51 or '52 Ford F1 grille in resin. The '53 Ford truck grille won't do. Does anyone know of a source? I don't think Modelhaus makes it and I saw one vendor at the NNL East that had one with a truck body, but wouldn't separate it or sell me a grille. Thanks, Bob
  7. I'll be there since I'm a LIARS member. I'm recovering from a car accident but should be able to hold up the entire day. The usual suspects from the area clubs will surely show up. We're doing an early set-up on Friday evening, so everything will be covered and we'll get home at a decent hour. Bob
  8. As the previous owner of a '62 Starfire and a '64 88, I'm liking what I see! Bob
  9. Thanks, they were a ton of work but worth the effort. I should have put a couple of them in the documented replica class, but couldn't dig up my reference material. What did you bring? There were a lot of good models on the table, close to 300 I'd say. Bob
  10. I was there and did okay. Took 1st in the '55-57 Chevy theme class with my '56 Chevy stock car, took a 3rd in another competition class with my '66 Ford stock car. I left the camera at home.. wife had a zillion pictures in it that I would have to download first. There are some pictures on the Hobby Heaven site and maybe the Scale Auto site as well. Bob
  11. Look in the plumbing aisle of Ace or True Value hardware for Kester .062 solder. It comes coiled up in a tube but straightens out when rolled between 2 pieces of plexiglass. Think mine cost $1.49 and can easily make up a few sets of headers including throwing out some in the process. Bob
  12. How tight was the dressing on your knee? When I had mine done I mentioned that the dressing was tight and I could feel my calf bulge. After it started to get hot, they re-dressed it for me. I was in for a week since the surgery was extensive and I was confined to the bed most of the time, so they were watching to see if a clot formed, which it didn't. Get well soon! Bob
  13. My buying spree from 1997-2005 or so was spiked by maybe an irrational fear that some kits would not be available in the future. I did have a big selloff at one point to get down to 180 kits, now I'm up to 330 + once again. I do need to separate out the duplicates so I can get down to a core of 100 kits. In the hobby, constant kit-buying was called hoarding by many. I do have a stash of parts that I've forgotten what I have and am wowed when I run across something cool that I haven't seen in a decade. My modeling area was on the brink of looking like something out of the TV show and I cleaned it up quite a bit and it can use another tidying soon. Bob
  14. I agree, he has mad machining skills. I don't have an open machine right now, making parts for customers only! Bob
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