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von Zipper

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About von Zipper

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  • Scale I Build 1/25

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  • Location Imported From Detroit
  • Full Name Christopher Smith

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  1. von Zipper added a post in a topic 1/64 camping diorama   

    Nice job Ray , it took my eyes a minute to focus between your diorama and the marble countertop but I really like the modular design . Easy to move and store and easy to add on to later .
    Very creative .
  2. von Zipper added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    My birthday is coming up soon , So my wife surprised me last night with these

    Even though one of them is for her to play with - It's one of the coolest gifts I've ever got , Not so much the cars themselves but that she wants to share the time with me .
  3. von Zipper added a post in a topic What Pleased You Today!   

    A family friend came up to visit this weekend and brought 2 dozen paczki  from Hamtramck   8-lemon , 8-prune and 8-apple (my favorite)
  4. von Zipper added a post in a topic Terminal tractor   

    Fantastic workmanship ! thanks for sharing .
  5. von Zipper added a post in a topic 1971 Cuda Question   

    In Ron's 2nd picture of the Sox and Martin '71 'cuda , ---- can someone tell me what the slot opening under both head lights are for ?
    I was planning on filling them .
  6. von Zipper added a post in a topic 1971 Cuda Question   

    With a little sanding , the Revell '70 'cuda is a great donor to use with the Johan '71 'cuda kit



    I'm thinking along the lines of a Barracuda Gran Coupe for this .
  7. von Zipper added a post in a topic What do you drive?   


    Our 2004 E150 Club Wagon aka 'The Pizza Wagon' wearing it's Christmas outfit .
  8. von Zipper added a post in a topic Charlie Larkin your email has been hacked.   

    ..........but you're still sending me $20.00       Right ?     
  9. von Zipper added a post in a topic Merry Christmas   

    Merry Christmas , Dan .
  10. von Zipper added a post in a topic Charlie Larkin your email has been hacked.   

    I thought it was pretty nice of Charlie to send me $20.00......................
  11. von Zipper added a post in a topic Charlie, PM me!   

    It seems that good 'ol Charlie Larkin sent me $20.00 via e-mail at 1:36am -that's weird because I've never e-mailed him nor has he ever e-mailed me .I think Charlie has been hacked .
  12. von Zipper added a post in a topic $30+ kits - hows it affect you?   

    ......because Jantrix started a post about 30 dollar (plus) kits and how it affects you?  Did I miss some thing ?
  13. von Zipper added a post in a topic Ferguson Tractor from Heller   

    This is mostly correct , although the 8N did not have any "Ferguson System' markings-it still had the Ferguson 3 point implement hitch system-THAT is and was Harry Fergusons only contribution to the Ford tractors . By 1947-48 when the 8N was coming out Henry Ford himself was either too old or died to be involved with production-Henry Ford II and Harry Ferguson  were in a patent battle as to who owned the 3 point system-The Ferguson 3 point system is the same basic idea being made today on most modern tractors . Google Harry Ferguson and read about the "Hand Shake Deal"
    To my mind , trying to make a Ford out of the Ferguson is like trying to turn a IH Scout into a first gen Bronco=Close but no cigar !  Besides that-Ertl made a very nice 9N in diecast that looks like it could have been a Franklin or Danbury Mint . The one I have is either 1/24 or 1/25 and is very nice-No need to do any thing to it .
  14. von Zipper added a post in a topic $30+ kits - hows it affect you?   

    $30.00 for a model car kit is sticky kid stuff-I'm trying to come to terms with 50 thousand dollars for a new pick up truck !   
  15. von Zipper added a post in a topic Cover versions of well-known songs