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Misha

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About Misha

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  • Birthday 01/08/1953

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  • Scale I Build 1/25

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  • Location Cowichan Valley, BC, Canada
  • Full Name Misha Koslovsky

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  1. Misha added a post in a topic 33 Willys   

    This is lookinf great Dave! The engine detail is looking good especially the cog driven belt, plus great looking body, with pinstiping... would like to see more!
    Cheers Misha
  2. Misha added a post in a topic Vintage Popcorn Wagon   

    This looks very interesting Brad! Looking at your reference shot I remember as a child a stationary popcorn stand that was identical to the rendering, minus the cowl and rest of the chassis. 
    I'll be following close and hope to see it at DSC mext year! Cheers Misha
     
  3. Misha added a post in a topic '67 Triumph TR4A 5/29/17 bumper chrome interior work   

    Great to see your TR on the front page again Mike! Been following your build and looking forward your next posts. Your attention to detail and presentation is top notch!
  4. Misha added a post in a topic Chopped Phaeton - April Update!   

    Had a look underneath only to discover that those rear tires really fill the area up! Solution to getting them ticked in would require a tire switch, which I'm not sure of...
    On another note have a look at what can be done with the new Motatow chrome pens. I was contemplating masking and prepping for Alclad on the fender ribs... many hours and lots of iffies. With the pen, and a somewhat steady hand I quickly had chrome ribs to go with the chromed frame. Also check out the tranny cooler that was scratch built and plumped into the tailpiece.
    Thanks for the comments! Cheers Misha
     

  5. Misha added a post in a topic What Happened To The AMT 32 Ford Kits?   

    I'm also a fan of the AMT Deuces especially the Victoria and Phaeton versions as they are the only ones in 1/25. Both kits offer the multipiece chassis rather than the all molded into one that is used in the Roadster (that was their first kit). I found that the current R/M chassis parts are easily adaptable to the AMT frames, plus one can use their hot rodding knowledge to good use by splitting the wishbone on the stock kits, just like the old days. Recently I've built a fenderless Vicky and have the Phaeton as a current WIP.
    Below one can see the differences between the mostly stock chassis and the modified one using the R/M front suspension with the stock wishbones split front and rear. It would be fairly easy to switch in a different rear end, maybe on the next one...
    By the way, the super mod track racer is based on the original Don Edmond kit from Monogram and is in 1/24 scale, another good basic kit from the old days.
    Cheers Misha



  6. Misha added a post in a topic Chopped Phaeton - April Update!   

    Thanks JC, I know what you mean... Thinking of tucking in the tires myself, still possible to do by shaving back on the wheel backing, going to give it a try.
    Cheers Misha
  7. Misha added a post in a topic Chopped Phaeton - April Update!   

    It has certainly been awhile since the last update, health issues have interfered with life in general, yet have been on the mend past while. Needless to say this project was  not ready for the Vancouver show (yet did take part, garnering a first, second and a third over two categories, Open Wheel Comp and Domestic Stock Replica).
    A number of components have begun to come together, engine is near completion for installation into the chassis, wheels are on and fenders are next, body interior needs steering wheel and windshield with wind wings! The mock up photos show more of it together, yet the headlight bar is not fitted in and there are many other details bits to go. Yet I am happy with the overall stance, the excellent decals from Gopher went on without a hitch, still have the baby moons to pop in (just the one wheel is weathered and detailed to show another possible option). There is still the luggage rack and trunk which still requires paint and pinstriping! In the front will be added lighting, including a centre driving beam, alá  30s Mercedes. 
    Please have a look, both positive comments and not, are welcome. Photos always point out in detail all the build and fit issues and it is helpful to have more eyes on it.
    Cheers Misha
     




  8. Misha added a post in a topic Sectioned or lowered 32 grill shell   

    Agree with Tim that the rad shell ought to line up horizontally with the cowl. Depending on the the amount that the body is sectioned or channeled will determine if the grill needs to be sectioned to avoid scrapping the ground. With my example below the body was channeled and the rad shell sectioned a scale three inches to give it its stance. Fairly straight forward procedure, even when using the chrome grill.
    Cheers Misha
     

  9. Misha added a post in a topic Sad Sad Sad News: Our Harry Passed Away   

    Sad day indeed, rest in peqce Harry. You will be missed by all the modelling community, we will miss your comments and skills in building museum quality replicas of subjects a lot of us would br intimidated to tackle. Personally I have enjoyed each build Harry has posted and will miss that aspect.
    God speed Harry,
    Condloences to all his family and friends,
    Misha
  10. Misha added a post in a topic '69 Camaro Z/28 RS - Show Winner   

     Having also seen Adam's Camaro up close at the Modelrama it certainly is a very deserved win. You've handled all the various aspects so well, assembly, paint, stance, detailing, (esp the liner idea). Plus reading how this build is a return back to modeling makes me want to se your next few builds! It's great to see your Camaro on the forum, welcome.
    Cheers Misha
  11. Misha added a post in a topic Attention Canadian modelers   

    Greetings Frank, 
    Not sure if this will answer your question.... The AMT recent reissue of the 56 Ford Crown Victoria has as part of its custom version the wide V or gull wing addition used on the Canadian Meteors. Back in the day we had a 56 Meteor Niagara with this prominent addition to the grill. If this is what you're looking for, I'm unsure of it fitting the 58 grill, as the 57-8 models were substantially changed.
    Hope this helps, Misha
  12. Misha added a post in a topic Auto Modelrama Greater Vancouver BC Canada   

    A group of us from Victoria and area ventured off of Vancouver Island. Our club SPAM (which Phil above is a charter member) made a day of it beginning in the early morning in order to catch the first ferry across the Strait to Vancouver and Burnaby. Once on the mainland we had a mandatory stop at a LHS that even opened earlier for us. The plan was to have another LHS stop on the way back to the ferry after the Vancouver Auto Modelrama.
    The event, as can be experienced thru Phil's photos (see above) very well. The build quality was very high throughout and the themes for Camaro's 50th and Car Tunes were a treat. Vendor area was well attended and the door prizes were bountiful. Perhaps the best part is getting together to talk cars and models, especially if you attend for the entire day. The awards were numerous as there were many categories with first thru to third being handed out. All categories were well attended for the most part which allowed for many choices. 
    On the way to the ferry after our second hobby shop stop we arrived in plenty of time for the seven PM sailing, only to discover it was to be delayed for an hour. And a bit. A long adventure, well worth it. Good travelling companions and conversations, and plenty to see. Thanks to the Vancouver Automotive Model Builders for hosting a great event.
    Cheers Misha
  13. Misha added a post in a topic Desert Scale Classic XIII - Show Photos   

    Wishing all well as I'll be unable to be there. Last year was such a great time and a chance to meet so many of you. 
    Joining you in spirit and wishing great success!
    Misha 'the Canuck from the Cowichan'🇨🇦
  14. Misha added a post in a topic AMT 32 Vicky - Done!   

    Congrats James on your build and thanks for sharing it on the forum, welcome! Been following your build as I'm a big fan of the "Vicky" and yours is a gem. The overall stance is bang on and your work on the interior really paid off. While this is an older kit, it remains a favorite for it's adaptability with newer parts to kit bash it. The very basic interior is a great opportunity to detail it and you made look great. The paint job really makes it an eye popper!
    Cheers Misha
  15. Misha added a post in a topic 57 Ford Gasser Finished   

    Wild eye candy! The attitude is impressive, the wide whites offer a neat contrast, plus the colour...
    It's a winner!
    Congrats Misha