Terry Sumner

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About Terry Sumner

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  • Birthday 03/18/1952

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  • Website URL http://public.fotki.com/tsumner/

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  • Scale I Build 1/25

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  • Location Connecticut
  • Full Name Terry Sumner Sr.

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  1. Terry Sumner added a post in a topic 1971 Roadrunner   

    Pretty cool! I actually owned a 71 Roadrunner. Mine was Evening Blue but it only had the 340 in it. Thought it was a dog and hated that Carter Thermoquad.
  2. Terry Sumner added a post in a topic Show/Contest Judges - Touch Or No Touch?   

    LMAO.... that has NEVER happened to me!
  3. Terry Sumner added a post in a topic Brutus done 10/2/14   

    Yeah no worries Buddy... I was just curious... Model looks great. Looking forward to you finishing it and a good photo to put up on the header picture for the Straight Line Modeler FB Group!
  4. Terry Sumner added a post in a topic Brutus done 10/2/14   

    Brett...couple of questions.... Is that fuel tank the one that came with the kit? And..do you have a photo of Brutus with a battery in it? I'm curious because I have never seen a Funny Car with a battery in it. As far as I know they were all started with a mechanical starter off the blower drive. I searched and couldn't find anything showing a battery so I was just curious if you had located a pic showing a battery? Not criticizing here at all...just genuinely curious! All the ones I found were like this one showing no battery and quite a differently shaped fuel tank....

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  5. Terry Sumner added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    Grumpy Jenkins' A/GS 62' Vette
    Yeah yeah...I know Da Grump never ran this. But this is my interpretation of what he MIGHT have run IF he was to run one in 1963. This is the new 62 Vette Gasser kit and I built this one during the 8th Annual 24 Hour Build last night. Actually I only worked on it for about 17 hours total building time because the old eye-hand coordination just wasn't there at around 02:30 this morning! So I hit the rack then went out to my regular Sunday morning 8:00 AM breakfast with a friend and also with fellow builder Bernie Gilbow. Got back home and continued around 9:30 and finished at 11:59! This sure as heck is no contest winner but I'm glad I chose this kit for this build because now I'm familiar with it and when I build the next one it will be better...with more time to do things! LOL

    Painted it white with Krylon Fusion as well as the chassis parts too. Interior was good old testors red enamel paint in the little square jar thinned and sprayed through the airbrush and put in the dehydrator. Decals are Slixx. Bare Metal Foil on the top trim. Straight out of the box...no modifications at all.

    At first I thought the front end was going to be too high but the crankshaft centerline is actually about 3/4" from the ground so it's well within the class rules!

    The beginning:
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    During the build. Had the TV on the 24 Hours of Daytona race. Then I had Skype set up with Bernie as we were building early on in the laptop and also the FaceBook page for the build on the main computer.
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    Getting there.....
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    Finished right side...
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    Left side...
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  6. Terry Sumner added a post in a topic 8th Annual 24 Hour Build January 25th and 26th!   

    You can build anything you wish. Doesn't even have to be a car model if you want to do something else.
  7. Terry Sumner added a post in a topic Correct Wrinkle Wall Slicks at Rest Vs. Under Torque?   

    Wrinkle wall slicks *at rest* display a wrinkle running in both directions..unless they've been aired up in pressure for display purposes. ONLY when under hard launch will a wrinkle wall slick exhibit the standard one-way wrinkling that is so prevalent ... and wrong ... in most model kit tires. Here are but two examples of a wrinkle wall slick at rest.


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  8. Terry Sumner added a topic in Community Builds   

    8th Annual 24 Hour Build January 25th and 26th!
    Almost time for the annual 24 hour build event again brothers of the sprue! Starts a noon on Saturday the 25th and ends at noon on Sunday the 26th....same times as the 24 hours of Daytona race.

    The rules are loose but here they are:
    Start at noon on Sat and end at noon on Sun
    New or unstarted kit. No quick build snap kits.
    Allowed to glue up to 4 pieces to body ahead of time
    Must paint build
    Post pics as you go along
    Most important thing is to have fun.

    Bob Boggs has a Facebook page up for the event here.... https://www.facebook.com/groups/455951714469809/

    I have a few guys coming over for the build up in the second floor of Manland, my wood shop. I'll have a number of workbenches all set up along with plenty of compressed air and spray booth. I also plan to have a photography area set up for photos along with my dehydrator too.

    Got a big screen TV to set up for the race and maybe the Keurig too...

    I ended up doing this thing by myself last year and didn't finish my build due to paint problems so I'm giving it another go this year!

    Anyone else?
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  9. Terry Sumner added a post in a topic Revell- TV Tommy Ivo "Showboat" Four-Engine Dragster (Completed 12/29)   

    14 pipes down the center is correct...

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  10. Terry Sumner added a post in a topic Paul Walker R.I.P.   

    Apparently was the passenger in a car crash earlier today in Santa Clarita, California. Now confirmed by all the network news agencies. So young...only 40!
  11. Terry Sumner added a post in a topic ###### Yankee Cuda   

    Looks really good bro!
  12. Terry Sumner added a topic in Contests and Shows   

    Pics from BAYCON 2013 yesterday...
    Hi all,

    Here is the link to my Fotki album of 65 pics I took yesterday at my club's annual show. The car models are mixed in with all the other genres...

    http://public.fotki.com/tsumner/scale-modeling/model-contests/baycon-2013/ Enjoy!
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  13. Terry Sumner added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    A solid balck Walnut Urn for my mom...
    I made this black walnut urn for my mom's ashes over the weekend. All the wood is from boards I had sawed up from a couple of big logs 2 years ago. I hope my dad will like it as a nice resting place for mom. I'm flying to Fla. on Monday next week and I'm bringing it down with me....

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  14. Terry Sumner added a post in a topic I think I'm a dying breed   

    Believe it or not Bud...I have THREE all within 15 miles of my house that are complete automotive engine machine shops! Arico's Machine in Jewett City, B&M Machine in Brooklyn and L&L Machine in Lisbon!
  15. Terry Sumner added a post in a topic What's Your Favorite Decal Sheet?   

    Pictures friends...PICTURES!