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Terry Love

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  1. 1950's Car Test

    I got 85% but I'm happy with that. What struck me is the ones that I didn't get were cars that didn't interest me while growing up. I'll tell my wife about this tonight and hopefully she will stop saying that I know everything about old cars. I'll use you 100%ers to prove that I don't know everything.

    I'm not sure they are really doing the contest with us in mind. They know we are going to buy the kits that interest us. They also probably know that the quality builders from this forum and the major contest around the county will win but I think their main goal is to get new people involved. That is one thing that I think we all want to happen so for me, I'll buy a kit that I normally wouldn't and enter just to support their cause.

    If you haven't seen them here is the link http://www.revell.com/contest/revellgearz-rules.html 1st question. At the bottom is a list of kits. I compared them to the Revell website and none of them are listed. Yes, there are Vipers, Challengers and GT 500 on the website but none of them match the product numbers listed in the rules. 2nd question or maybe a suggestion. Read the rule for the novice class. Taken at face value, people like Larry Booth, probably Randy Derr and a whole lot of top builders don't finish 10 models in 3 years. I once built 26 models in one year. I wanted to enter every class in our club contest. They were all junk but by the rules that would make me a professional builder. Reguardless of the rules, I'm still going to enter and support them for trying to build the hobby. That is if I can figure out which kits I can use.

    Well, I just read all the posts and I agree with some, disagree with others and don't understand a few. BUT I still get excited when Stacy sets down at the end of each show and is surrounded by models and does the "viewer car" segment. Then he always tells the audience to get out there and build something and on a recent show he said if you can build a full size car then get a model and build it. Thank you Stacy and Revell for trying to get more people involved in this hobby. To me it's worth buying a kit that I normally wouldn't, building it and entering to help support the cause.
  5. 1964 Ford Falcon Sprint

    Excellent, I love it.
  6. Trumpeter Ford GT40 Build

    I haven't posted anything that I've been working on for quite a while. Len Woodruff told me I needed to post some pics of the GT 40. Today is rainy here in Dallas and I couldn't mow the yard so I took some pictures. I'm building the GT40 as a street car. I eliminated the Gurney bubble after I had the base coat down so I'm having to do some carefully body work and blend the paint. I have the KA Models photo etch and metal set. The exhausts were a pain but I think they turned out great. Check out the seat in the last picture. There are a ton of eyes that have to be glued in one at a time. No fun.
  7. I think the pledge below should be administered at each and every contest around the country or even world. It might just solve all the problems that we encounter and make things a lot more fun. I, state your name, being a model builder extraordinaire, do here by acknowledge the inferiority of the judges that are about to peruse my labors. Knowing they lack the talent that I have in my small finger, I accept their limitations and predigests and give them my full support as they make these decisions that are above their ability and comprehension level. I will take the high road and accept when my masterpiece is beaten by that pill of junk setting next to it. Knowing that this a hobby and the rest of the contesting are here to have fun, I will accept the fact that that big honking trophy that should be mine, mine, mine will not be setting in the specially designed and built alter that is currently awaiting it in my hobby room. No alas, it will be riding home next to my arch enemy but I will the man of grace and dignity and shake his hand and congratulate him on a great model. This I promise in the all that is model holy, so help me (insert your form of deity, God, Mohammad, Alfred E Newman or whoever). (Optional) Have build place hand on Bible, Mad Magazine, model car magazine?
  8. Enthusiast link

    That is a super website. I could spend hours, well actually I have spent hours just looking at pictures there.
  9. Hello All, David aka Karmodeler2, has a great chain on "what would you like to change about contests". In that thread a couple of reoccuring problems are mentioned. Three, to be exact, that I would like to address. Hosting clubs not entering their contest, people having to judge classes that they have no knowledge of and people not wanting to judge, period. I think I have a solution and before you blow off my next statement and say that I'm crazy, please let me explain. I think the people in a class should judge that class. What did he say? Yes, the actual people that enter a particular class should be the ones that judge it. 1. They know the subject matter or at least should. If they don't they probably arn't and shouldn't win the class but they sure will learn a lot about it. 2. There is no home field advantage for the hosting club so they should be allowed to enter. 3. If people don't want to judge then their car isn't eligable to win. Plus I think most people don't want to judge because they would be judging other classes that they have no interest in. So how does it work. Whether you use a score card with 100 point or just by voting for the best model, this system should work. First off, an individual can not vote for their own model. That may sound unfair but if there are 10 people in the class and I have the best model by a long shot. None of the other model come close. When the score is calculated, my model should have 9 first place scores and only one other model will have 1 first place score. I win. This would work for the master awards ie, Best Paint, engine, interior etc and then for Best of Show. I see two negatives to this system. 1. Someone might not vote for the best car hoping that will elevate their car, so you need to have someone else go back and verify the results. 2. The winners might know who won before the actual awards are given out. But, just think, all the street rod guys will be able to discuss what each one of them did on their car. I think some great comradery would be built and those people that think they should have won, would probably understand why they didn't. So, please don't just react with your first gut feeling because I think this idea goes agains everything that we hold dear in what we have thought about contest for year. This is a little crazy but I think it would work.
  10. For those of you who compete......

    Great thread. A lot of good responses. I could write a short novel on my thoughts about judging at contests but I'm only going to address the idea of the host club not competing. At our clubs contest, if the club members didn't enter, we would not have enough entrants to have a contest. Here in the great city of Dallas, Texas, we just don't get the people out to contests. Either judged or NNL. A couple years ago, one of our members, who was the contest coordinator, won best of show. A particluar person that use to live on the east coast and was a member of MAMA ( I'm not going to mention Larry Booths name) and now lives in Kileen, said he didn't think it that was right. I took it on myself to contact the majority of the non club members who entered and asked them their thoughts about the situation. None of them had a problem with the club competing and a couple mentioned that they wanted to compete with the club members because it wouldn't mean anything to win and not compete with the quality builders in the club. So I guess with larger contests it works but not for some smaller shows.
  11. Toledo NNL & Black Gold

    Hello! I haven't been around much lately but I wanted to let everyone know that I will be bringing Black Gold House of Kolor paint to the show. I have a vendor table and if you have anything that you need in particular, let me know and I will make sure I set it aside for you. No matter what I take, I am sure I will run out of some color that you need so make a preorder and I'll make sure you get what you need. Only 32 days to go. See you all then.
  12. Hello Everyone, I've been missing in action for a while,

    Well not really a bummer. I almost hugged my boss when he told me. It was a relief to be out of the pressure and I had wanted to do paint on the side and it just made me do it and stop procrastinating. I hope to be able to drop in a little more often now. I hope I can make it to GSL and see you there.
  13. and I thought I would stop in and say hi. I lost my job a couple months ago so I have been trying to get a new business going. I am trying my hand at painting motorcycles. Not 1/12 but the real one. Here is a link to my website. It is very simple for now but it's a start. Please check it out and let me know what you think. What can I do to make it better and still be cheap. Remember cheap is the main word for now. http://www.graphicsbyterry.com/ If the link above doesn't work try this. http://www.graphicsbyterry.com/
  14. Hello, I almost had an article in the mail to HI but then I realized that wouldn't be a good idea. Where should I send a CD with pictures of our show. Thanks.
  15. LOLA T-70........DONE!

    Now you've done it. Gone an inspired me to get back to work on mine. I had to strip the paint off the body and just haven't gotten back into it yet, your pics has lit the fire again. Thanks