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Howard Cohen

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About Howard Cohen

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  • Birthday 12/20/1949

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  • Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Full Name Howard

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  1. Howard Cohen added a post in a topic Warped Promos   

    The real problem with acetate is that it is full of tiny air bubbles. After some time, the air escapes, the remaining acetate fills the space causing warpage and shrinkage. If you bought a new acetate promo in the 50s/60s and sprayed it with some sort of clear sealer, the air would not escape and the body would be straight. Have you noticed that all the chrome is okay? That is because the chrome plating covered the acetate and stopped the air from escaping. This is the explanation I got many years ago from a friend who was told this by John Hanle. 
  2. Howard Cohen added a post in a topic Someone please take the chrome away from the designers   

    I have read a few books written by stylists and there are reasons they use chrome. First, to be flashy as that is what many people in North America have always wanted, maybe not you but more do than don't. Second, in the 50s, chrome was used around the windows to give the feeling of larger windows. Third, chrome was used on many windows to cover up the rubber and adhesive used to hold the glass in place. Fourth, chrome is used to accent body lines. Okay, so you don't like it but you may be in the minority  
  3. Howard Cohen added a post in a topic Remove paint from clear parts?   

    I use Super Clean to remove paint from windows, works well  
  4. Howard Cohen added a post in a topic 1947 Labatt's Beer Truck   

    That is very well done! There was one done in a larger scale, 1/43rd, by  a small private builder many years ago and only as a finished truck. I have seen the real truck and it is quite special  




  5. Howard Cohen added a post in a topic Reliable Resin?   

    If you mailed him the money, does that not constitute 'mail fraud'? Go to the post office and ask them to get your money back  
     
    FYI..as Bill said, this has been happening for several years  
  6. Howard Cohen added a topic in Contests and Shows   

    NNL Nationals plus a car museum :)
    On the way to Toledo for the NNL I stopped at the Crawford Collection Auto Museum in Cleveland, a very good museum with some interesting cars and a few planes  The museum also has some historical displays about Cleveland...and a working carousel (video included in photo album)!  Follow the links to both my albums and enjoy yourselves  Although the attendance was fair, the quality of the builds and the camaraderie was very high! Hard to beat a day of good modelling friends  P.S. this plane was my favourite in the museum...it is called the Howard, really  
     
    http://public.fotki.com/howardcohen/crawford-auto-museum/
     
    http://public.fotki.com/howardcohen/nnl-nationals-2017-/
     












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  7. Howard Cohen added a post in a topic Red C2 1963 Split Window Corvette Stingray   

    That looks good! Remember, the molds for that kit were first made in 1962, so the detail is from 1962 and I don't think the molds were ever updated  
  8. Howard Cohen added a topic in Contests and Shows   

    NNL Nationals, Sylvania, Ohio
    The NNL Nationals are next Saturday in Sylvania, Ohio. I will be arriving in Toledo at the Red Roof Inn on South Reynolds Friday afternoon. If you are staying at the same motel, why don't we have a Friday Evening Open Door Gathering? Leave your door open, your blinds open, maybe a sign in the window and welcome your fellow hobbyists in for a model car chat. No politics, I am Canadian   It could be a fun evening of meeting people and catching up with friends. See you there.
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  9. Howard Cohen added a post in a topic Ross Gibson Engines   

    I knew Ross for many years.  There are no plans for the engines to be produced.  
  10. Howard Cohen added a post in a topic The marketing/SPAM calls are getting weirder!   

    My favourite calls are the ones from the IRS telling me that my taxes are due and they want my credit card...I live in Canada, the IRS doesn't work here  
    Sometimes I press '1' then when the operator comes online I use my air horn ! 
    Today I answered 'city jail', then waited...
  11. Howard Cohen added a post in a topic Motor City NNL   

    70 years of Ferrari...hmmm...photos and judges at work
     










  12. Howard Cohen added a post in a topic Cobble Beach Concours, Owen Sound, Canada   

    The Marcos drove to the show from Maryland on Friday, about 13 hours. Saturday it went on the driving tour around Georgian Bay, about 100Kilometers/62 Miles. It ran flawlessly! 
  13. Howard Cohen added a post in a topic Foose Caddy   

    Mine was the same. I thought it might be an easy fix but it is broken in 3 places, center of the horizontal bar and both A pillars. I sent in a request and I am waiting patiently...this may be a slow fix until they get new bodies  
     
  14. Howard Cohen added a post in a topic Cobble Beach Concours, Owen Sound, Canada   

    A side story...you can see the Pontiac Ambulance above. It is part of a group of owners called 'The Coasters' that drove across Canada this year and does every few years. They started in British Columbia on the west coast, drove to Newfoundland and are in the process of driving back to B.C. During their trip, they stop and visit various car collections and shows. The owner of the Ambulance was awarded the 'Canadian Car Hobby Person of the Year' for his long time support of the car hobby. 
  15. Howard Cohen added a post in a topic Cobble Beach Concours, Owen Sound, Canada   

    Hi Tom - that car is a one-off Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Pininfarina Cabriolet Speciale. It was custom built after WW2. Pininfarina was refused entry to the 1946 Paris Auto Show because he was from Italy. In defiance, he took the car to the Paris Auto Show and parked it outside at the front door. This car won Best of Show plus a few other awards at the show. It was restored by 'The Guild' in Bradford, Ontario. Thanks for your inquiry.