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 Amazon Prime sign Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May for exclusive new show   

    ...but it isn't on television...  
  2. Howard Cohen added a topic in 1:1 Car Reference Pictures   

    Concours of America
    This is one of my favourite shows of the year. The concours started out many years ago with superb antique and classic cars. Over the years they have added hot rods, race cars, motorcycles, customs and muscle and more, all in one place on one day. There were about 240 vehicles and the 6 plus hours I spent were not enough to see and photograph every vehicle. I only took a few hundred photos but that should be enough to whet your appetite  
     
    http://public.fotki.com/howardcohen/concours-of-america-2015/
     






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  3. Howard Cohen added a topic in Under Glass   

    El Matador
    Here is another car from the collection, a home built version of Bill Cushenbery's El Matador, fair body work for the late 1960s. 


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  4. Howard Cohen added a post in a topic Golden Indian   

    Like vitamins, you get 1 a day  Until the weekend when I am away  
  5. Howard Cohen added a topic in Under Glass   

    Golden Indian
    From the same collection, this Alexander Bros. creation started out as a Craftsman Series kit and was built in the late 1960s. The usual quality of bodywork on a unique model. I have seem other builds of this car in the past few years, so it is popular. 


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  6. Howard Cohen added a topic in Under Glass   

    Sonic Cuda
    This is another car from the same collection (I bought 14 of them so be patient). The body work is good but the paint was all done by hand. Overall, not bad  





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  7. Howard Cohen added a post in a topic is it only a matter of scale?   

    When a model manufacturer decides to make a kit, one of the criteria is the final retail price. Revell and Round2 seem to aim for the '$25-30' range. Tamiya, Moebius, Hasegawa, Fujimi, etc. aim higher in the retail price range, $40-$70. The more you pay, the more you expect, regardless of scale. The larger something is, the more it costs. Now, when you have a larger scale kit, you have more opportunity to add in more detail and more accuracy but you also have more opportunity to make bigger mistakes   Quite often, you get what you pay for   As an example - a 3D printed Chaparral body in 24th scale is about $48. In 8th scale it is almost $800!  It is accurate but I'm not spending $800 for a body  
    Now, for those who are more accuracy or detail conscious, there are choices. You can make your own modifications based on your ability. You can buy aftermarket parts, lots of photoetch and resin bits available. You can pay someone else to do some of the work for you. Each one is your choice. If you are not capable of making the improvements or corrections yourself or can't afford to pay someone else, you can build it as it comes out of the box and still get a good looking model. If you know the kit is not accurate, don't buy it. The manufacturer will get the hint.
    Now, if you really want to complain about the accuracy or detail level of a kit, write a letter to the kit manufacturer!  Don't tell us here. We can't change the kit  If you think the roof line on the new Moebius Ford pickup is wrong, tell Moebius   If you don't like the instructions on the Revell Mustang, tell Revell  If you don't like the Round2 re-issue, tell Round2  
    As a last resort, you can always start up your own model manufacturing company.  There are lots of people who will help you with their ideas, expertise, etc. but not money  
    Maybe you should remember to just build the model for fun  
     
     
     
  8. Howard Cohen added a post in a topic Custom coupe   

    I bought it from a collection a few years ago, mostly scratchbuilt. 
  9. Howard Cohen added a post in a topic Can you name this car?   

    The chassis was from an Indy car, then slightly modified  
    Tada! *****
  10. Howard Cohen added a post in a topic Can you name this car?   

    Bzzz  
  11. Howard Cohen added a topic in Under Glass   

    Custom coupe
    Yet another from the collection...how many of you have ever seen this car is 1:1 ?  


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  12. Howard Cohen added a topic in Under Glass   

    Can you name this car?
    This is another model that I got in a collection a few years ago. Again, not super high on the build quality but another one-of-a-kind mostly scratchbuilt model. (I can hear the keys typing in Campbellford) 



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  13. Howard Cohen added a post in a topic Another home built custom   

    Yeah, yeah, they're coming  Now go build something...or maybe I'll trade you for that 16th scale T-B ird  
  14. Howard Cohen added a post in a topic Another home built custom   

    The 1:1 car was built by the late Jerry Pennington for the television program.
  15. Howard Cohen added a post in a topic Another home built custom   

    No bloody way