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randyc

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  • Scale I Build 1/24, 1/25

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  • Location Mt Airy, NC
  • Full Name Randy Carlisle

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  1. randyc added a post in a topic SOME CURRENT ROUND 2 INFO TODAY...   

    Ok, I'll give you that.  LOL.   And I have been thinking about that kit lately.  Would be a good build OOB.   Go for the details on the body and interior as possible.   Or maybe a wild custom version if there are enough parts in the box of my issue.   Thos old kits did build up fairly nicely.  I will say that for them. And I think I have about $5 in mine from last time...
  2. randyc added a post in a topic SOME CURRENT ROUND 2 INFO TODAY...   

    I till have a 66 Mercury from last time that I can't excited enough to build....
  3. randyc added a post in a topic What Is In The Box ?, Chase Elliotts Napa Auto Parts Chevy SS   

    I don't understand the whole licensing thing there.  Who is the bad guy here? Goodyear or revell... Idk
  4. randyc added a post in a topic 76 Torino tribute to Mom   

    THANKS!  I use my back porch - roof keeps the sun from being so bright and out of scale.  LOL.  New phone Moto G4 takes GREAT pictures.  It's more the camera than me - it focuses in tight and can do pics as though I'm standing that close to a real car.  
  5. randyc added a post in a topic Another 1970 Super Bee   

    NICE!
  6. randyc added a post in a topic Jagermeister Porsche RSR Type 934   

    Nice and so cleanly built!  
  7. randyc added a post in a topic What Is In The Box ?, Chase Elliotts Napa Auto Parts Chevy SS   

    So no Goodyear markings but they include the tire markings?  Or have they gone back to molded in lettering?  I quit NASCAR kits a long time ago.  Got over 100 built from back when.  
  8. randyc added a post in a topic Revell 1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442/FE3-X instruction sheet is up   

    Dang - I really did not want to want a second (or third) version of this.  Can't wait to see it and see some built.  I'll decide then.  Can't we get a wire wheel-covered version?  LOL.  Mainstreamer.  Half vinyl top?  Brougham-y.
  9. randyc added a post in a topic 1/25 Revell '70 Plymouth HEMI 'Cuda 2'n1   

    Thanks.  Been a while since I finished it.  I recently found my AAR (based on the Challenger).  Put them side by side.   You can guess the rest.  
  10. randyc added a post in a topic 1970 Charger 500 - 11/15/17 update - finished   

    Nice and clean.  the way a build should be.  
  11. randyc added a post in a topic How many scales?   

    It is built, same colors.  And I think mine is actually the 1/12 scale.  
  12. randyc added a post in a topic A camera tip   

    The new cameras in phones are getting better and better.  I use my phone for any model pictures.  Moto G4.  It will "zoom" in almost as close as my work buddy's Samsung Galaxy 7 or 8.  We did a direct comparison photographing some print on a Matchbox that we couldn't really make out with normal vision.   These are not actually zoomed, but taken at actual distance.
    Just have to let it focus first, then tap to capture.  The zoom is not as good as letting the camera in phone do it's thing.  The zoom on mine fuzzes or pixelaters weirdly.  (Cheaper phone)  Yes the depth of field is limited, but so far, I can live with it and it is capturing the details I want to show you guys pretty much as good as I could do with a lot of setting work.  I am definitely a "casual user".   I have tried the macro setrting and it doesn't seem much better.  I may try it and compare the DOF.   
    Also, when taking a picture of a model, try to get to an angle that you would normally view the car if you were standing there.  looks less like a model and more realistic, in my opinion.  Yes do some overall shots, but try a few close ups like you were looking in the window, or standing in front or whatever.  Photos below are taken with no messing with the settings.  Just letting the camera do it's thing.  No zoom, nothing.   Yes, it took a couple shots to get it focused exactly, but just in giving lens time to focus correctly.  
    Good post though and always good ideas in such posts.


  13. randyc added a post in a topic How many scales?   

    I've looked at the engine kits but never pulled the trigger.   I have a Big Duece, but a friend wanted it more than I did and offered me crazy money for it.  
  14. randyc added a post in a topic 76 Torino tribute to Mom   

    Thanks for the compliments again.  I love buiding a car with a story or some personal attachment.
  15. randyc added a post in a topic 76 Torino tribute to Mom   

    I have looked at many of your posts on these cars and basically decided to try to build the kit best I can and let it go at that.   Since it's a race car and the net only has like 4 pictures of it, let's just call mine a race day version that was never photographed... lol
    It will never be a contest model, but will give me a T/A class car on the shelf.  I do wish there were T/A kits available.  I have the Testors diecast for a stock version even though I have read about it's shortcomings.   Great thing about fuzzy memories is that the Testors car represents a fuzzy memory of the real thing, having never owned one.