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Scott Colmer

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  1. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    I picked these up in the last few weeks. The Dream Machine went for a good price on Ebay. The figures are there. The Edsel is eventually going to be an AWB clone of the super expensive AMT kit. And the fire engine cab was less than a dollar. I am thinking of a cab forward style car hauler with a GM future liner/streamline train vibe. Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki
  2. whats the rarest model you own and did you build it?

    This is the rarest one I built. Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki I think this is my rarest yet to be built Hosted on Fotki This one is close too Hosted on Fotki There are a few cool ones in here too. Hosted on Fotki
  3. A Nod to Greg Myers

    I agree.
  4. Finding stuff you forgot

    Me too. I've found aftermarket decals and entire kits I forgot about.
  5. 70 Mustang Track Car

  6. Engine turning

    Thanks for remembering the article, Alyn. I can't remember what issue the engine turned article was in. I can tell you that I researched the technique on youtube. They used a drill press and bar guides to line it up. I made a jig and used plumber's tape to receive the pattern. The swirl pattern is created by sandpaper glued to the end of a styrene rod. The rod is held in place by jig and twirled by hand. The article featured a better jig than the one below. It was set up so the user could change the size of the swirl. For me, the key was to get it to line up in a even pattern like Bill shows above. It does take some time. I've seen some freehand attempts. Not many can get the consistent pattern. Those who can have steadier hands than I. I tried it on bare metal foil. It made it brittle. It might work on plastic. Then metalize it after. Worth a try. Here is the prototype jig and first run. It was a dash for a cartooned airplane. Hosted on Fotki Scott
  7. That is the coolest pic I have seen in a long time.
  8. How Old Are You

    Hey Pete. I know your stuff well- great builds!. Been to a lot lot of SoCal Shows. As far a wine and building....stay away from the rotating blades. Got a nasty cut that way. Scott
  9. '95 Batmobile from the movie Batman Forever

    I think that took guts to build. My lease favorite too. Glammobile. You did a great job with it.
  10. Future of the hobby

    Here is my personal experience: I loved cars as a kid... Especially, hot rods. My dad took me to the Oakland Roadster Show and dirt track races. I found a partially disassembled Black Widow in a toy box at my great grandma's house and play with it until I figured out how it went together. My parents got me glue and a lot of news paper and I was off to the races. I think I was 4 or 5. I built by myself until I was in college and found the SAM club up in Sacramento. After I got married and had kids, I built models with all three of my sons. They enjoyed the time together, but none of them had an interest in cars, or model cars. The two boys who lived with me liked making stop motion animation movies. The other son preferred video games. So they never built much independently. Just the way it went in my house. Not sure what it says about the future of the hobby. I would like to see it continue, but I have a life time stash, so it it goes the way of scrimshaw, I'll be fine.
  11. How Old Are You

    Back at ya, Bruce
  12. How Old Are You

    I turn 56 tomorrow. Been building for 52ish years.
  13. Steampunk Frankenstein Lab Lamp

  14. Piranha Funny Car

    I noticed the side roll bar bracing thats in the kit is not on the photo you have. The 1:1 looks better to me.
  15. What Irked You Today?

    My wife and I work at the same school, so we comment together in the HOV lane. It drive me nuts to see how many people join us when they are driving by themselves. They are also frequently the tailgaters and texters too. So many SoCal drivers really suck.