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Jim Ervin

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About Jim Ervin

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    North Burnaby, B.C. Canada
  • Full Name
    James A. Ervin
  1. AMT Silhouette

    I noticed photos in the Gallery section of a nicely built and painted model of the AMT Silhouette show car. It's the one in which he used an original Buick nailhead engine. I didn't get the person's name and haven't been able to find the pictures again. But I'd really like him to contact me since I'd like to have as much information as possible before I build the same model. I'd like to know the paint colours he used and if he painted the body before or after assembly of the two body halves. Also, did he build the trailer? Jim
  2. Sombreros from '62 T-Bird

    I'd like to find an old AMT Annual '58 Buick, hardtop preferred but would consider a convertible as well if it's fairly complete. I prefer something which doesn't have the details shaved off and as complete as possible, although I do have a spare grille for one. I may even have something to trade for this model. Jim
  3. I guess it's about time I joined a model car forum or association. I've been a model airplane, then a model car builder since way back. My first two I/25 scale model cars were AMT Annuals, a 1958 Ford and a '58 Pontiac convertible. They got heavily customized but I now have their replacements, one built, in nice, stock condition. And before that I was building Highway Pioneers, which I still have. Remember them? Building model cars led to my interest in full size old cars, particularly Model A Fords. With a lot of help from my mother, I bought a '30 Model A Coupe in 1964, which I still have. Then I got involved with the Model A Ford Club of America and the car got restored, totally stock.I couldn't do all the work on it but I certainly put it together by myself and pinstriped it. Now I have a bunch of trophies which it has won. I'll try not to brag about that.In 1975 I graduated with a certificate in Graphic Design, now obsolete thanks to computers. Meanwhile my model car collection and my interest in other old cars continued to grow. A lot of other automotive related things such die-cast toy cars, license plates and sales brochures followed. In 1982 I organized a local club for model car builders, the Automotive Model Builders Club. That club changed it's focus to being mainly a kit buyers and sellers club. However I continue to be a model car builder and have moved on to other things such as comedy and song writing. I play some saxophone and collect old records as well. That's a little of what I've been up to over the years.