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Howard Cohen

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  • Birthday 12/20/1949

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    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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  1. Desktop Manufacturing, Part 1: 3D Printing

    I agree that the serious modellers will spend more for parts and materials than many people realize, whether they spend it on decals, foil, paints, photo-etch, resin, 3D, whatever. Many years ago Revell brought out a snap Caprice Taxi/Police car. People complained about the $12 price tag, then went and spent $25 for detail parts without blinking. It seems we will spend the money on accessories while complaining about the basic kit, and most kits are basic. Most modellers will build the kit with the parts they have, not wishing to spend lots more on detail parts. Those who enter contests with massively detailed models are not the majority and the majority is the kit manufacturers mainstay. With the advent of 3D printing, we now have access to more detail parts and even the option of designing our own. Hmmm...endless possibilities? For the past few years I have been buying small collections in the area I live in, Toronto. I have bought about 40 collections averaging 3 dozen kits. Only 1 of those people has ever gone to a model contest or show. I know because I always ask. They prefer to stay home and build casually without any added parts from other kits or detail parts. That seems to be the customer base for the kits manufacturers. At the contests and shows, we see the heavy duty enthusiast who will spend the extra dollars. They are the 3D customers. Let's not confuse the two customers
  2. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    I picked up a few kits and promos today. Most of the kits are mint; one truck has a built chassis, nicely done; also one built Mustang. The promos are very nice, especially the Lark; the '66 is a T-Bird Friction
  3. 1960 Chrysler Imperial Coupe, 12/6, Outdoor Pics Added.

    Very well done! I rebuilt an old badly customized one several years ago as a custom as it was too far gone to make stock and I still love looking at it. For a showcase, try Tamiya as they make cases for their 20th scale cars and will also take some 18th scale cars.
  4. Sunday, December 2nd, 10AM - 3PM, International Center, 6900 Airport Road, Entrance 2, Mississauga, Ontario, admission - $10 per person...this is an indoor market and runs rain, shine, snow...hundreds of vendors of all types of old car parts, accessories, books, magazines, models, cars, chemicals...whatever you can imagine, it may be there
  5. Pen springs for suspension?

    Pen springs was a tip in Car Model Magazine back in the 1960s. Different pens have different size springs, so you have a choice.
  6. Old Photographs

    My former Canon printer had a slide adapter that would scan slides and negatives. My new one does not. You should be be able to get that done at any print shop.
  7. Old Photographs

    I picked up these photographs at Motor City NNL from a man who bought a collection from Oscar Koveleski. The captions will tell you about the photographs and your eyes will keep busy as you search out stuff, such as Chuck Miller's display and my 20th scale model display in the Toronto shot (maybe hidden somewhere in the background) There is lots more to see than just models
  8. Motor City NNL 2018...more :)

    Thank you for your comment.
  9. Motor City NNL 2018...more :)

    I did manage to buy a few things yesterday Some kits, all good fair pricing, some magazines, some Auto World catalogs and some Corvette promos....and still had food money
  10. Motor City NNL 2018...more :)

    Yes, another great show, too many vendors for my car trunk ...met lots of modellers, took some photographs and had a great time... https://public.fotki.com/howardcohen/motor-city-nnl-018/
  11. 1934 Duesenberg Steampunk Roadster

    I have a friend who bought a 1:1 Duesie this year and it had been hot-rodded with an engine swap before he got it. I asked him if he was going to get an original engine and he said no, he is keeping it as a hot rod. So, it's a model, do something wild
  12. 1962 Chevy Styline

    I picked this original 1962 Chevy Impala Hardtop kit up at Toledo last month, complete, not started. It's a Styline kit, so I am building it with some of the Styline parts, floating front end, fender skirts, hood scoop, rolled pans. I am also building the later version 1962 Impala convertible but as a mild custom. Both cars will have the same colour schemes, just two versions of custom, early and late. Oh, I am building the Styline kit the way many of us would have built it in 1962, so don't expect to see any fancy molding or filled seams, just clean fitting and gluing
  13. This Sunday, Nov. 4th, see attached flyer for details.
  14. Hachette American Collection

    I have sent a few emails to Hachette and they told me they have no distribution in Canada or the U.S. Strange, eh...
  15. NNL East 2019

    I have already made my hotel reservations, so I hope you are using the same place