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  • Birthday 01/08/1953

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  • Location Cowichan Valley, BC, Canada
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  1. Misha added a post in a topic Lola T70 MKII 1/24   

    The other night at our SPAM (Scale Plastic Auto Modellers) Phil brought out his Lola... Drop dead gorgeous!!! Seeing Phil's craftmanship in person is such a thrill, especially as we all crowded around, as Phil carefully pullled out the pins keeping the rear body locked. There was a gasp as the engine bay and rear suspension was revealed, an amazing build considering the slot car body origins and all the extra work performed to get it to this state. (Check out the build thread!) It was also interesting to see the size difference between this Lola and the somewhat smaller IMC version, which appears to be in 1/28 neighbourhood.
    A truly great addition to your Dan Gurney collection, congrats Phil!
    Cheers Misha
  2. Misha added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    One of my "Grail" kits has been the 32 Chev Panel by MPC from the 60s. On my build thread for the "Choped Phaeton" I had mentioned this and a few days later a fellow SPAM member dropped me a line that he had a partially built and painted version, or at least the important parts. In addition he also had two Cabriolet kits, one still in sealed bags! 
    The other night we had our meeting and Gord brought the kits for me... Boy, I'm pumped by this project. Plan is to build all three. The panel will be fairly straight forward with smooth fenders. The Cabriolets will be distinguished by one being an optioned up top version while the second will be open and a more sporty, stripped down version. Lacking a third chassis the plan includes scratchbuilding a frame for the sportster version. In addition there were a couple of extra wheel sets and an old AMT Deuce  chassis with molded in axle and exhaust. Also included were two spare tire cases from the 36 Ford which I suspect were being fitted to the fenders. Neat idea!
    Thanks again Gord for the kits, anyone have an unbuilt Monogram Starbird Futurista out there?
    Cheers Misha

  3. Misha added a post in a topic Larry's '62 Renault 1093 (a factory hot rod) in his words   

    That is a great build Clifford! Especially the work you've performed on the original die-cast. I too remember the Renault Dauphine from my childhood and in the early 80s wrenched at the official Renailt dealership in Regina. Perhaps living in Canada in the 50s and 60s we saw a lot of foreign makes that werent imported into the US.
    Wonderful to see your version, thanks!
    Cheers Misha
  4. Misha added a post in a topic Nancy's diggers   

    That's looking really great, seeing the two built together. Very clean work and extra detail. Would like to hear your comments on the build and perhaps a few more photos?
    Congrats on a great build, Misha
  5. Misha added a post in a topic 1964 Cadillac De Ville convertible(JO-HAN)   

    Fabulous work Yuri! Always impressive builds and photos. The Caddy is just perfect for those sunny days cruising the Arizona highways....
    Bravo Misha
  6. Misha added a post in a topic 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner COMPLETE 2-19-2017   

    That's drop dead gorgeous! Ive been following your work closely, not having commented, just enjoyed the thread. So may I be the first to congratulate you John on an amazing build under most difficult circumstances.
    cheers Misha 
  7. Misha added a post in a topic detail   

    Thanks for the shots John. Great detail on technology I understand and enjoy to recreate in scale.
    Cheers Misha
    oh... Added thought, thread may belong in the 1:1 reference shots?
  8. Misha added a post in a topic AMT '49 Ford 'Gasman"   

    Just happened to pick up this repop today, thanks for the original review John. Looking closely at the blower belt arrangement, I would venture it is a multi belt, stepped down set up, somewhat like on the "Grasshopper T". This is a particularly welcome part as I wasn't able to recall what kit had it. The tire combination is very sweet, especially the black Firestone lettering on the wide whitewalls, and the decal sheet is very welcome too. Must admit that the box is very striking and especially appealing to me.
     The one aspect that did surprise me is the amount of flash on the kit, as most recent repops have been very good with cleaned up molds. This is an old kit though, nearly as old as me 😃! The custom front belly pan and grill surround will also require a certain amount of massaging to get it all in place. 
    Nonetheless, a welcome addition to our shelves!
    Cheers Misha

  9. Misha added a post in a topic 1962 Chevrolet Impala 409   

    This version, the R/M, has an excellant rendition of the 409W engine - perhaps the best going. The theme for the Vancouver show this March is Cars from Rock and Roll tunes, so using the 409 from this kit and the 30 Coupe along with my old Beach Boys 45 record as background, I'm hoping to get it done! 
    Be following your build Mike with great intetest, especially the drive train. If building the 61 Bubble Top (yes, its a Lindberg) I would swap out the engine for the R/M version.
    Cheers Misha
  10. Misha added a post in a topic Pete Phillips: "Short Sweetie" on the Bench: 2/16/17   

    Be following your build John with great interest! Great project for the museum.
    Cheers Misha
  11. Misha added a post in a topic '25 Chopped Coupe - Street Rod   

    Be following your build Brad, looking mighty good! This has always been a little gem of a body and it's great to have both the regular and chopped versions available in white plastic. I have both on the go as WIPs, the chopped version is riding on the DD altered chassis and the tall coupe on the newer Ala Kart fender and frame parts. Great to see these coming back in favour. (Unsure if I'll make it to DSC this spring, hope to...)
    Cheers Misha
  12. Misha added a post in a topic Chopped Phaeton   

    One Wheel Mockup....

  13. Misha added a post in a topic Chopped Phaeton   

    An update on the project:
    Been laid low past couple of weeks with a nasty cold/flu, so the shop has been rather quiet. Finished polishing out the Red Mica body colour and now planning out the body details including gold pinstriping. The chassis is getting closer to rolling, discs on all four corners, scratch built rear shocks & tranny oil cooler, and the tires just need the whitewalls. 
    Still a way to go, yet on track to complete for the March show on the mainland in Vancouver. Be posting some snapshots in a few days. The rush will be to complete the 409 motivated A Bone Coupe that's following on, have it planned out and most of the bits have been cleaned up and ready for primer. 
    Thanks for checking, Cheers Misha
  14. Misha added a post in a topic 1957 Ford Del Rio Ranch Wagon - mild custom   

    Beautiful build Ludwig, the colour choice fits so well plus the excellant paint job places your wagon into the top ranks! The chrome is amazing, did you use BMF on the side trim and windows?
    Cheers Misha
  15. Misha added a post in a topic Learning to speak Canadian...   

    Just getting back to the origin of this thread for a moment, my first language is Russsian and back in the late 50s I began school and learned "Canadian" although with a Slavic accent that followed me thru to grade ten when it disappeared. To this day I'm unable to duplicate my previous accent. Thru the years, speaking the language, it became very difficult to define a "Canadian accent".
    Two years ago my friend and I spent three months in Croatia, touring along the Adriatic Coast. I was able to use my Russian quite consistently and it was just the two of us speaking "Canadian", rarely hearing English of any type. Having a wonderous meal in Korcula one day, we heard melodic tones being spoken at a nearby table, it was English yet it sounded so familiar and yes unique! Introducing ourselves to the group of young women it turned out that they were from Vancouver, and yes, there is such a thing as a Canadian accent! Eh!
    Cheers Misha "Da Canuck" Koslovsky