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Scott Colmer

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  1. Some great projects here. Seems like some of the most creative stuff gets stalled. Here are most of mine. They range from 7 to 20+ years old. This is the mock up for my 1:1 Sprite. Also stalled for years.
  2. I finally got this one! Now I have the complete set of late 40s Monogram CO2 racers. It came with sand paper, a catalog I had not seen before, and the decals are in tact. It was missing one tire (as advertised) but I am pretty sure I have a couple extra in an old junkyard kit. I'm really jazzed about this one. I also picked up some CO2 cartages for the fun of it. The first kit I bought in this series came with the tool that is used to puncture the cartridge. I'll have to go racing some day.
  3. Tom, that bridge is awesome. The property looks beautiful. Gotta love the east cost. I have so many questions because I have small rainwater creek that runs across my front yard and I want to install a bridge. It's pretty low on the project list, so I'm talking at least a few years from now. Is that your own design? What type of footing did you use? Did you have to get any permits? How long until it needed refurbishing? Scott
  4. Mr. Snake - Yesterday I went shooting for the first time in years. A group went to learn how to properly handle our home defense guns. The guy next to me had some BIG rifle. The shells had to be 1.5" long. It was LOUD. When he shot it, my target would fly up from the wind it made. Still a good time. Wow Kurt - That IS a big beehive. Does it have wax still in it. I would think of trying to save it. I would also save those cinder blocks. We don't have a truck so trips to the dump are rare. I accumulate lots of scrap masonry and wood. This summer I have been using a lot of it. I used the brick edging to help level the planters at the top of this thread. And since we are talking sheds ... we have a few old ones that came with the house. One is used for gardening tools and my wife's Christmas stuff. The shelves were weak and saggy. About two moths ago I opened the door to find Christmas stuff on the floor with a lot of the garden tools. Time to get organized. Without a single trip to the hardware store I made shelves from the scrap wood and left over screws. The first planks of the empty shelves are parts of a bed frame. They already had the a 90 degree reinforcement so they were plenty stiff. The rest of the shelves are old fence slats. They fit perfectly. I doubled them up where I needed extra strength. They ain't pretty, but they are strong enough to do the job. I also gave it a good spray with TAURUS SC to keep the bugs from eating any more of the wood. Next up were the adiorndack chairs. They had started to deteriorate. A friend broke one of the resin slats and I broke the other. I used wood to replace the slats and bonded some aluminum strip under the resin slats that take the most weight for a bit more strength. Then is was sanding and painting- same as modeling. I just need to put on a UV protecting clear coat before they turn pink in a month. Scott
  5. Mike, That star gate is too cool. Your parties must be pretty fun. Jay, I would never find a grinding wheel around here in SoCal. That cart is very nice. I have one more planter on the to-do list that is meant to be an herb garden for my wife. The irrigation will be a trick.
  6. Finally got the driver's side underbody exhaust done. The challenge was clearing the brake cylinder mount . Yes. the exhaust passes under the rear end. That is the way the 1:1 will be. Now on to the passenger side.
  7. In the book Legends of Hot Rodding. There is a picture of Joe with that dash. Apparently that was all there was left after the owners went through a divorce. IRC.
  8. I originally just saved this one on my eBay watch list. I thought it was neat. When the seller offered a discount, I had to pull the trigger. I am glad I did. The copy on the box was worth the 20.00 price alone. I plan the display it with an oddball car project that has been waiting to be finished for a couple decades. There is a Dick Tracy Space Pod I'm thinking about too. These things are just too goofy to miss.
  9. Many years ago, when they were first released, my friend Tim Lantz was telling me how much he enjoyed building the Monogram Ultimates. He said they were well done and fun to build. I guess that stuck with me because I found one at a good price and decided to give it a go. Funny part is that I did not break the seal and check it out when it arrived. Guess I'm saving it for another day.
  10. That wall looks great. My neighbor just did one. What is the green circle with the square hole?
  11. Mr. Snake - A gun from parts! That's pretty cool. My Pop was very into guns. We used to go to the range once in a while. He passed away about two years ago, We are still going through his stuff. When we opened up the cedar chest where my mom had her wedding dress and some antique dolls we found a lot of shotgun ammo materials from his cowboy shooting phase. The dress was there, but the dolls were gone. I also found several boxes of ammo. They went to the gun safe. Billy, I remember seeing that Lunch Box RC recently. They look like the are a blast to run around. Let's see them when they are finished!
  12. Great upgrade Steve! I forgot that one. You can use 1-2 layers of masking tape to estimate thickness up paint depending on how many coats, clear, etc you plan to lay down.
  13. Wow, Dan that guitar is stunning. Post pics when you are done. What paint are you using? Tom - I am in awe. That room looks great. I've never had the guts to try such a renovation. Sheet rock scares me.
  14. Happy Birthday, Jim I like your dedication to increasing your skill set. Your approach to ask for input will help a lot. Way back in the mid 80's I went to my first NNL West - also my first model show. Mark Townsend was putting out his stuff. I was in awe and afraid to talk to him. My friend drug me over and helped me start the conversation. Mark was very nice and explained his design and plastic welding techniques. Since then, I always ask someone how they did this or that. I went to one GSL and got a ton of great scratch building advice from past champions. Heres a couple: If you are making a part, its OK to make it more then once until you are happy with it. And also, when making a part, try to make it rough and a little bigger that then carefully file and sand it to shape. I have also picked up some good strategies from car building shows on TV. Make sure every thing fits before paint to limit handling painted parts. That includes test assembling parts - pin them is necessary. Block sand primer for straighter surfaces and a smoother final finish. For me the vison I want to create drives the amount of scratch building I do. I try to keep the level of quality high by sanding even small parts and airbrushing over brush painting. With that said, I have never created a model that did not have flaws. I feel that adding scratch built parts to a model increase the chance for fit, out of scale looks, and finish issues as you handle parts, etc. That's why guys like Mark Jones and our friends who make parts from aluminum are at the top of the game. They can pull it off. My plan is to go back a few steps and try build a high quality box stock build. I believe that's my best chance at a flawless execution. Have fun and enjoy the process. Scott
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