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  • Birthday 08/01/1946

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 -25

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  • Location The Berkshires, Massachusetts
  • Full Name Mike DeRagon

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  1. Foxer added a post in a topic 74 Cougar dragster,,,, not what you'd think!!!   

    That needs to be run on the street! 
  2. Foxer added a post in a topic 32 Ford 7-Window Coupe RATROD --- UPDATE 10/04 --- Body sliced, spread apart, tacked together   

    still watching .. I so love slicing and dicing bodies!
  3. Foxer added a post in a topic 37 cord phantom p/u from the twisted mind   

    I think it looks good .. but need more photos! 
  4. Foxer added a post in a topic '37 Ford, mid-engined, twin turbo. I LIKE it.   

    I love the lines of this car!
  5. Foxer added a post in a topic Gasser versions of old Porsches?   

    How sad is that  ... spectacular handling destroyed by a 9" ... and it already HAD a V8!
  6. Foxer added a post in a topic Painting and paint fumes question   

    I'm today's safety officer ... NEVER spray inside any enclosure unless you have a fan venting all to the outside .. or unless you don't like your lungs. The respirator may protect you but anyone else that enters your house, or you when you remove your respirator after spraying is up for death.
    I'm being extreme but the things in paint are not meant for lung exposure .. and they are probably landing on your most precious objects in the house .. like your previous models.
  7. Foxer added a post in a topic One More '29 Ford?   

    I too like your two-tone paint scheme. But the frame-fender well separation line in your first photos really says a lot about the quality of this kit .. wow!
  8. Foxer added a topic in Wanted!   

    Sam SC Miller 1951 Plymouth
    I have been looking to build a model of my first car, a 1952 Plymouth, for many years. I found a '50 Plymouth resin body some years ago and figured a conversion to a '51 was all I could do. From the wheelbase this appeared to be 1/28 scale, a bit small for my tastes and a lot of subtle body modifications.
    Recently there were a number of Sam SC Miller resin bodies on ebay and included was a '51 Plymouth! The long story short is I didn't get this body but ended up with a Sam SC Miller 1949 Dodge. This scales out close to 1/24 though not a nice a casting as the smaller '50 I have. I have also recently seen two "advertised" '51 Plymouth promos on ebay, but on closer inspection, these appear to be the originals that the '49 Plymouth from Star resins is cast from.
    After all this time and searching I've come to believe the Sam SC Miller 1951 Plymouth is my best bet to build a scale replica of my first car from.
    If anyone has or knows where I might obtain a Sam SC Miller 1951 Plymouth from I would be forever in your debt. I would be willing to trade any kits I have or any other negotiation. This one has been my Holy Grail ever since I returned to the hobby 20 years ago and just recently found this body exists!
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  9. Foxer added a post in a topic Death of the "Camera Counter"   

    That had to be Autocad 1.0!
    And my ashtray on my desk was always spilling over and people could tell drawings checked by me cause of the little burn holes.
  10. Foxer added a post in a topic 1:18 Resin Rover 3500 by Cult Scale   

    It sure looks well done .. when was the last time someone complained that scripts were too small?? 
  11. Foxer added a post in a topic Death of the "Camera Counter"   

    Historical photos is interesting. Paper photos are prone to everything from just throwing in the trash to the photographer not making many prints. The digital age has given us mega amounts of already processed photos that rarely get printed but the digital copies get distributed in low resolution form all over the internet. The internet is a pretty safe place to store these archived photos. There is a site that archives almost every web page ... The Internet Archive   This surprised me by having a long gone web site I had 10 years ago. Try looking up a model car web page you miss or an old photo site that has gone the way of the paper photo. Our hard disks with all our photos don't last forever!
  12. Foxer added a post in a topic 1948 Jaguar XK 120   

    you should try searching Jaguar XK120 on ebay .. I love the 120's and was curious ... was maybe 30 kits of various scales and makers.
  13. Foxer added a post in a topic Death of the "Camera Counter"   

    Many fields have gone through the changes that Harry documents and all for the better, IMO. I do know how tedious film developing was and never had the desire to go through it. All this new way is due to the availability of powerful computers to us all.
    I'm a Structural Engineer and went through school with an agonizing slide rule. I used my first computer in 1964 and was SOLD! This was an IBM the size of a refrigerator with no screen and key punch card interface. But even almost 10 years later in my last year of college the school had only their main frame computer and wouldn't allow us to actually RUN our programs that solved simple rigid frames as they claimed it would take the computer 10 years to solve! One of the worst problems in my everyday work was solving a truss for stresses. This would typically take me a full week of simple calculations .. but MANY of them. At the end of my career I could input, solve and check the same truss in about 3 or 4 hours on a desktop computer. Believe it ... the computer you are reading this on is VERY powerful.
    The same power has made photography ... both cameras and post-processing a dream compared to those smelly old labs of the past. Photoshop strains my computers more than any structural problem.
  14. Foxer added a post in a topic Death of the "Camera Counter"   

    As usual, well said, Bill.
  15. Foxer added a post in a topic Death of the "Camera Counter"   

    This really presents my switch to digital, Charlie. It all has not much to do with the camera or media ... it's all about the person looking through the lens.
    I'm not a great photographer thou I've been trying for 50 years. I just don't have "the eye". I've had many cameras and none has made any difference, but digital has finally given me freedom to see what I have without waiting .. that means a lot to me. If the shot is bad, I can take another before the sun changes. I hated film back in the day .. wait days and then have to reshoot . or try another year for the right conditions.  The quality is a silly argument, IMO. Digital resolution has passed film and you can make any digital photo mimic any film ever made.
    The difference .. ... it's all about the person looking through the lens.