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Scott Colmer

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  1. Thanks for posting these. I like the stroll. This article brought back a memory of my pop telling me he tried to chop the top on a 34 ford after looking at an article from Hot Rod. This must be the article. His attempt ended when the detached roof dropped inside the car. I think his grandmother, my great grandmother, had it hauled to the dump after it sat for a while.
  2. We watched Beast on Netflix. Feel free to skip it. Implausible behavior/choices and bad acting. I lost three movie choices for choosing that one.
  3. Hey Jesse, Thanks for the call out on the Vault-Avenger. I really appreciate the support. There are a couple issues at play here in regards to posting pics. The Vault articles are written to provide unique content for the magazine and entice forum member to give a subscription a try. So I would ask you to consider a subscription. The price is good and the quality and content are outstanding. I am a big fan of the magazine feel good about promoting MCM. Here is a link. Check it out. https://www.modelcarsmag.com With that said, the editorial team has had this discussion before. The rule of thumb is that we wait until the issue with a featured car has been followed by the next issue before we start sharing photos in forums. So when issue 217 hits the mailboxes, I'll post pics of the Avengers. Thanks for asking. Makes me feel good that there is interest! Best regards, Scott Colmer
  4. Great car, Gary! As always, the paint is spectacular. Love the flip front and engine set back.
  5. That is a nice piece of work! Good on you for putting it together. It looks great and I enjoyed seeing this rare piece built.
  6. Here is a link to my last auction. I think you can use it to follow more of my auctions. https://www.ebay.com/itm/325415820296 Here is how I try to do my best to present my auctions: I try to show or describe all defects or missing parts. I pack the inside of the kit and around the kit in a shipping box. If the model is a reissue, I'll say so. If you ask for combined shipping, please do not pay before I have the chance to get the combined cost. If you do not like something about your kit, feel free to ask me about it. I may be able to find a part or figure out another solution. (I do not appreciate accusations.) I check my eBay messages at the end of each day. I will probably not accept anything but auction bids. So far all the offers have been well below the final bid price. I list 4-5 kits a week. The end goal is to collect money to finally build my Bug Eye Sprite that has been sitting for 15 years. This is as far as I got before I gave away the first version away back in the 90s. This is where the next version is now. I hope I am not breaking any rules by posting this.
  7. Excellent detail and design on this one. How did you do the Siamesed intake stacks?
  8. Excellent work, Dan. I really enjoyed watching this one come together.
  9. Welcome, Ken. Feel free to post pictures of some of those original builds. They always bring back memories. Recent stuff too!
  10. Wow. I have always enjoyed this model, Tim. I have an OLD magazine where it was pictured in contest coverage. What I did not know was that it was part of a set. It is so cool to see them all together. What a great ensemble. Each piece is amazing on its own. The trailer stands out to me. What a great idea! And you built it all in high school. Yikes. Did you know and talk with any other model builders at that time? Thanks for posting the whole story. Scott
  11. I think I sold 20ish so far. I usually post 4 a week. I'm not in a big hurry. I'm going with the high dollar stuff first before it gets reissued.
  12. It most certainly can be my fault. As far as I can tell, I tried to put a decimal in there and it dropped the decimal. 4.6 became 46. I will be checking my listing before posting. The Uncertain T went for below what I paid for it. At least the auctions with the error are done. 500 more kits to go. Live and learn.
  13. 216! Whoop! I agree. That feature car is amazing. Might be a 3D work in there.
  14. Excellent rendition of a stunning car. I really enjoyed the story behind you recreation of it. Kudos on including the original engine too.
  15. This is always a fun topic. I would say the biggest blunder was one that I could not fix. When I was 10ish. I decided to turn a flying wedge dragster into a side-by-side canted twin engine racer. I managed to increase the engine opening with reasonable skill. Then it got the hand painted back paint. I was in a hurry to dry it so I set it by a light bulb and went outside. When I returned the rear of the body had gone completely Salvador Dahli. Unsaveable. Some I managed to fix: Crushing a body between my legs when I dropped it while sanding. Spraying a an original (before the reissue) painted Flame Out water tank with white paint instead of clear. Then trying to use thinner to wipe it off and erasing the detail. Then knocking the same finished model across the bench, basically disassembling it it. Trying to modify a pedal assembly with a razor saw only to have it flung against the back wall of the bench Again, dropping a model that was almost finished because I could not resist one more mock up There are a lot more, but those are the first to come to mind.
  16. It might be me, Len, but on the batch I had two listings that included a huge dimension in one of the fields. I am pretty sure I entered the correct dimensions since I took time to measure the box. Since I got I got a bid, eBay would not let me correct the dimension. I have been answering message about the outrageous shipping ever since. Super frustrating.
  17. I should have been more clear on the Uncertain T saga. I bought it for around $250. I added in the missing parts. It was a disassembled kit. It sold for $250 on eBay. The buyer was upset about the glue marks and asked fo a refund. To have the kit shipped back to me so I could resell it, cost 35.00. Going forward, I am going to post a fixed shipping to avoid the calculator issues which have turned out to be an eBay PIA.
  18. Man! I'm selling off most of my collection through eBay. Too old to build them all. First was the Uncertain T. It went for what I paid for it many years ago, except I added the missing parts. It was fully disassembled. All the parts were pictured. The buyer returned it because of glue marks where the headliner was attached to the underside of the roof. He gave me a couple written smacks along the way. OK I did not picture those marks. Who would have thought they would matter if they would be covered up. That cost me 35.00. I relisted it. This time the eBay shipping calculator somehow managed to increase one box dimension so much that shipping is up to 250.00! I am sure it is some sort of auto fill in. I went through customer service. eBay will NOT let me correct it because someone bid on the kit. I am soooooo frustrated. I keep getting emails asking why the high shipping. I updated the description, but guess not everyone gets that far. So then I added a picture with the correct shipping, but eBay again in their messed up wisdom would not let me make that the lead picture. My fear is that I will not get bids because of the dumb shipping. Grrrrrrrrrrr. Same thing happened with a QuickSilver I listed. I'm going to try Offer Up to see how that works.
  19. I recently lost 10 cans of red spray paint I bought to paint some lawn furniture. When we sold the furniture instead, my wife told me to take the paint back and get a refund. I looked for that paint for days. No luck. I finally convinced her I must not have bought it. About a month later, there is a bag in the middle of the floor of the laundry room. "What's that?" She says, "Look inside." I did. Red spray paint. "Where was it!" "By the exercise weights." That explains it. True story.
  20. I was trying to lay Splash 2K clear over Tamyia silver and got nothing but fisheyes. I tried a box for letting the silver gas out and laying on thinner coats. Nothing worked. I had to go to Tamyia clear. The only thing I could think of was the air pressure in my brush was too high. I've used Extreme Colors 2K over their paint and had no problems. Maybe I should use Splash 2X over Splash paints?
  21. Great site. First modeling site I joined. I've been a member since..... hmm.. 2002?
  22. Looking Good RRR. Lots of parts fighting for space. The world of the fabricator. Keep going. You are nailing it.
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