Howard Cohen

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  • Birthday 12/20/1949

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  • Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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  1. Howard Cohen added a post in a topic Display and Storage Boxes?   

    Try to find a display case large enough to hold a football. That will allow you plenty of space to display the model box without crushing it. The acrylic cases are much clearer than the styrene ones made by AMT and JoHan, are a bit more scratch resistant and show much better. 
  2. Howard Cohen added a post in a topic 60s/70s Corvette road racing decals   

    VRM makes historic racing decals: the early Corvettes are excellent!
  3. Howard Cohen added a post in a topic HENRY J reference pix, mucho many   

    Several years ago I went to look at a model collection north of Toronto. As I came around the corner, I saw this in the driveway and knew which house I was going to without looking at the number  The lady told me it was her late husband's car and he had inherited it from his uncle who bought it new   As I left, she drove the car away as it was going to a new owner (drat, not me ) 

  4. Howard Cohen added a post in a topic Cobble Beach Concours & Brack Hill Climb, Owen Sound, Ontario   

    Here come de judges...

  5. Howard Cohen added a post in a topic Does CA glue go bad??   

    Super glues are meant to air dry, so every time you open the tube/bottle/whatever, a bit of air gets in and starts the drying process. I have several large bottles and recently found they dry out. I switched to small tubes of Gorilla Super Glue. 
  6. Howard Cohen added a topic in 1:1 Car Reference Pictures   

    Cobble Beach Concours & Brack Hill Climb, Owen Sound, Ontario
    The Cobble Beach Concours just completed its 4th show and it has grown rapidly and successfully, with cars, motorcycles and boats from all over North America, including 10 provinces and 14 states  The show is held at Cobble Beach Golf Course and Community (some great houses there) backing onto Georgian Bay, a gorgeous setting, about 2 hours northwest of Toronto. Saturday there was a driving tour around the Bruce Peninsula, about 100K (62 Miles) and yes, they drove in the rain  Sunday the cars arrived at the site starting at 5:30AM...I got there about 6AM  
    The Brack Hill Climb is a new event and ran at Inglis Fall, on the south side of Owen Sound, about 20 minutes from the Concours. There were over 40 cars registered, they had a show in downtown Owen Sound Friday evening, with a police escort  and most of them ran the rain  
    Enjoy...and if you are in the area next year, drop in, it's worth it

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  7. Howard Cohen added a post in a topic Steve Zimmerman   

    Is it necessary to remind other model builders and collectors that many of the people who make and sell parts and kits at shows and by mail do so in their spare time? Few of us are full time vendors or manufacturers. Even those that are often get caught up in orders and life and cannot do what everyone wants, example Modelhaus. It becomes necessary to have some control over the business rather than the other way around. Steve does not live just for modellers, nor does anyone else. We all have lives outside the hobby, and it is still a hobby, right  
    Not everyone can get to a show to buy in person and not every vendor can get to every show to sell. Somewhere in the middle is a compromise  Steve has a chosen field of sales and it works for him. I have been selling in Ontario, Canada for a few years and have found what works best for me. I cannot please everyone. I only sell in Canada by agreement with my suppliers, not Australia or Europe or the U.S. I can live with that  Remember, it is a fun hobby, don't take the fun out of it  
  8. Howard Cohen added a post in a topic Cherry Bomb   

    All the tires are the same size  
  9. Howard Cohen added a topic in Under Glass   

    Cherry Bomb
    Monogram Cherry Bomb, out of box body, Tamiya Pearl Clear and Clear, Richard Carroll small tires, parts box wheels, headlights from Little T  

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  10. Howard Cohen added a post in a topic Cars in song   

    We did a club theme about car songs about 35 years ago and came up with over 200 songs! How many models will you build  
  11. Howard Cohen added a post in a topic Now what do I do with it ?   

    try this...

  12. Howard Cohen added a post in a topic Filled out my Trans-Am collection   

    I do have another kit, so I may do a second body, paint the yellow first, let it cure for a year (that seems to be the norm), then paint the blue, clear coat, then decals. It has been sitting for about 3 years now, so it must be a priority  
  13. Howard Cohen added a post in a topic Filled out my Trans-Am collection   

    I am working on the Camaro, Ron Fellows version, but the yellow decals are very poor, don't cover the blue paint and the fit is not good. I bought a second kit just for the decals. The kit does go together well, fit and finish are excellent as is the detail. 

  14. Howard Cohen added a post in a topic Dashboard Decals?   

    Pro Tech also makes generic street rod gauges, both decals and photo-etch bezels in different colours.
  15. Howard Cohen added a post in a topic Model Car Museums - Are There Any Out There?   

    Yes, there are 1:1 car museums that have a model display including the Indy Museum that has a display of Indy cars.
    In Essex, Ontario, Canada, there is the Transportation Museum that has a display of model cars, not very extensive, from a former hobby store where the owner passed away and left the models to the museum. 
    The Canadian Automotive Museum in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada has a stash of model cars but no space to display them. They are renovating the museum (a 10 year plan) and hope to have space in the future.
    There is a military museum in Ontario that inherited a model car collection of about 1000 pieces in 2008. I happened to see the collection before it went to the museum and take a few photos. I have contacted the museum and they told me the collection is stored until they can find space for it and sort through it. Yes, I volunteered but they  don't take outside help.
    As for the museum in Utah, it seems to be only open a few days every two years, so highly doubtful you will get to see it. I know of a few people who tried to make an appointment to see it, only to show up and find the door locked  
    Yes, we do need more model museums but where, by whom and this hobby would have to support it and that is a tall order