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Chuck Most

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About Chuck Most

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  • Birthday 04/08/1982

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  • Website URL http://chuckmost.wix.com/madhouse-miniatures
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  • Scale I Build 1:25

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  • Location Central Michigan Wilderness
  • Full Name Same As Screen Name

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  1. Chuck Most added a post in a topic Of Sharpie Markers and a Big Fat Mess ...   

    It's been done.  I picked up a '62 Fairlane annual years ago that had been "painted" with a black felt tip marker. Took forever to soak it off with alcohol.
    And the finish? Well, it looked like a '62 Fairlane that had been attacked with a black felt tip marker.
  2. Chuck Most added a post in a topic 1978 Dodge Monaco Brougham 1/25   

    Looks like it was pulled straight from a 1978 factory catalog.
  3. Chuck Most added a post in a topic Citroen DS19   

    I love it!
    Can't believe it took this long to get a DS19 in 1:24 scale. 
  4. Chuck Most added a post in a topic Testors Spray Can seeping, anyone else have this happen?   

    I've seen it happen a few times, and it's not just Testors. Some have mentioned Tamiya cans do it as well, and I've seen it happen on the small (Testors size) cans from Krylon and Rustoleum too. 
  5. Chuck Most added a post in a topic Jeep Honcho wanted   

    Let me guess- you have something like this in mind?

  6. Chuck Most added a post in a topic 1954 Hudson Hornet   

    I'd have to agree.
  7. Chuck Most added a post in a topic Foreign Objects Import Auto Repair- WIP   

    Did a little interior work last night. Got a basic layout of the lobby area, and used some more foam board. In this case I think I'll just go ahead and use the foam board walls as-is with some detailing. 

    Here we have the main lobby/office in place. The room with the wood roof is the restroom, and I'll just pretend that the water heater and a few other doodads stored in there. It'll be closed off anyway. Space is now at a bit more of a premium, but our mechanic can still squeeze in a third car sort-of, as shown by the '49 Merc with it's nose in the door. 
    Here I have cut out the doorway leading out into the shop, and two windows. The restroom door will not be cut open, but it's location is scribed into the foam board. These will be dressed with frames later. A small desk will sit along the windows in the corner, and there will be a sofa or a bench along the opposite side of the room. 
    I also cut out some window openings for the exterior of the building, here we see all that window-making madness in a shot that reminds me of the cover to Pink Floyd's Ummagumma album. 
  8. Chuck Most added a post in a topic 1988 Buick Regal Lowrider   

    Very cool! I have one of these I'm thinking of making into a lowrider.
    This and the Reatta promo were done by GM itself rather than a kit/promo manufacturer. 
  9. Chuck Most added a post in a topic Shasta camper   

    Very cool!
    I have the Airstream Bambi from this series. Other than the heavy-handed rivet detail it's a pretty nice little piece. Not sure what I'll end up hitching it to. 

  10. Chuck Most added a topic in Dioramas   

    Foreign Objects Import Auto Repair- WIP
    Awhile back my appendix decided to be an arse, so a little surgery was required. This led to me being placed on restriction while I recover, which led to me getting basically a month-long vacation from work. So, what to do with the extra spare time until December? Well, I decided to dip into some stuff I had laying around and use it in a display.
    The first thing I hit upon was a name. "Foreign Objects". Kinda schlocky but I liked it, so I whipped up a sign with some Woodland Scenics dry transfer lettering. 

    A quick mockup with some paper-lined foam board looked a little like this...

    The sidewalks might be temporary, or I might change the paint color, we'll see. More foam board was used for the building- this may be the actual building I use or I might build something else, using this as a pattern. Here you can also see the chain-link fence and some of the vehicles which will be used in the scene.

    I'd never used any kind of ground cover before, so I opted for the easy way out with the grass and used grass mat glued into place. The gravel driveway is Woodland Scenics railroad ballast. To attach it, I brushed on Mod Podge, sprinkled it on, and sprayed it down with some hair spray after I'd brushed the loose stuff off the top. The shrubbery is also from Woodland Scenics and it was attached in pretty much the same way. Since this photo was taken I've extended the gravel past the gate and around the back wall of the shop. I also picked out a few of the small rocks that tried to escape and hang out in the bushes.
    Working on the layout of the shop now. The building is not permanently attached to the base, by the way... still not sure if I'll use the foam building or use it as a pattern to make something else. The idea here is a small-town shop, in a small building, on the corner of a street. There are technically two bays, but in a pinch you could probably work on three cars at a time, but being that this is patterned after a one-man sort of operation, this size should be fine. Most of the tools are from the old Fujimi garage and tools set. Again, they're something I've had laying around forever... might as well put 'em to use. 
    A quick view of the layout- the area that's clear will be the office/waiting room/restroom/etc. area. In the shop we have an Austin Mini with a Honda 13B swap getting some final work done, and a Geo Storm parked over the hoist. Exact final placement of the equipment may vary... as of right now I'm just trying to get an idea of what I have to work with. 
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  11. Chuck Most added a post in a topic AMT Cobra What the ?????   

    So sick and twisted... how could I NOT love it? 
  12. Chuck Most added a post in a topic What's your holy grail kit?   

    I know I could pretty much make my own with the '90's Ertl kit and some kitbashing, but still.
  13. Chuck Most added a post in a topic Subaru 360   

    Love it.
  14. Chuck Most added a post in a topic What's your holy grail kit?   

    AMT's Unreal Edsel

  15. Chuck Most added a topic in Under Glass   

    1968 Subaru 360 Young SS
    I've been obsessed with Subaru's first car (basically a four-wheel motorcycle) for as long as I can remember, but I never got around to building Hasegawa's "performance" version until recently. The Young S had all the regular 360's specifications, plus a four-speed transmission (in place of the standard three speed), tachometer, stripes, and a surfboard indent in the roof skin. Then you had the Young SS, which had all the S's specifications plus an upgraded engine with chromed cylinder barrels and twin carbs, good for a pants-crapping 36 horsepower.
    I built the kit mostly box stock, though weathered and converted to LHD. This is one of several Japanese "Kei" cars I'd love to own in real life one day. I think if I had a real one it would be a nicer looking car, though.  

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