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About 7000in5th

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  • Birthday 01/29/1939

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  • Website URL http://www.palmeter.com

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  • Location Noblesville, Indiana
  • Full Name David W. Palmeter

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  1. 7000in5th added a post in a topic Modelling Oddities/Mistakes   

    I never quite understood this listing on the big auction site. It shows a Ford on the top and a Chevy on the side and a Chevy in the box. Is this real?

  2. 7000in5th added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    Picture Test and Question
    I can upload an image from my desktop okay (see Larry below) but when I try to use a hosted image I click "Insert other media" then I "Insert image from URL" but I just get a never-ending looping arrow but never an image. I am using Google Chrome.
    Any suggestions?

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  3. 7000in5th added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Being an IH/Navistar retiree, I like to grab the occasional IH pickup diecast when possible, particularly 1:25 scale. I had heard about Speedway gas stations having a First Gear 1938 IH pickup on sale but kept forgetting to track one down. Then, lo and behold, one arrived in the mail from my brother, he is a Marathon/Speedway contract employee and got a freebee. Bless his soul!
    Procrastination pays!! (Sometimes)

  4. 7000in5th added a post in a topic We need some Tri- Five BOP kits !   

    Great idea! Get me some of these in 1:25 scale:
    1957 Olds 88 Split Window
    1957 Buick Century Split Window

  5. 7000in5th added a post in a topic Tucker kit? YES!   

    My favorite Tucker....
  6. 7000in5th added a post in a topic 2014 CORVETTE   

    Excellent build! The taillights look like separate red translucent pieces - true? The promos have almost no taillight detail at all.
  7. 7000in5th added a post in a topic 1988ish Paystar 5000 (small update 10-4-15)   

    Wow! Absolutely incredible!! Thanks for the step-by-step info.

    As is my habit, just a reminder that the bars on the side hood intake trim should be vertical, not horizontal as designed in the kit.



    Considering that you are an incredible modeler, I am sure you had this little glitch in the kit figured out, but just in case......
  8. 7000in5th added a post in a topic International 4300 dump truck   

    Excellent job, Jason! And thanks for correcting the air intake trim piece on the side of the hood so that the divider bars are vertical!
  9. 7000in5th added a post in a topic What is the longest you have taken on a build?   

    I started this 1961 Ford Styline back in 1961:

    And this is what it looks like 54 years later:

    And yes, I have been a modeler all 54 years. A 1:32 slot car modeler:

    A 1:48, 1:160, 1:87 and 1:24 railroad modeler (that is me in the yellow shirt with the train controller):

    A 1:8, 1:10 and 1:24 radio control modeler (yep, that is a 'Rusteze Bumper Oinment' sponsor decal on the side pod):

    A 1:24 mag steer modeler (the Caddy):

    And a 1:24 scale 3D print modeler:

    And the craziest part of it all? I still plan to finish that 1961 Ford in this life time.
  10. 7000in5th added a post in a topic Has any one built their scale creations in real life   

    Monogram's 'Black Widow' T was built in 1:1 not long ago....

  11. 7000in5th added a post in a topic Probably more liked in Europe, then the US, the vintage tin I mean, but what's your favorite Cadillac?   

    My favorites are the Cunningham 1950 Le Mans Cadillacs:

    Yes, they are both Cadillacs, the Series 61 hardtop is a column shift 3-speed. The French called the custom body one 'Le Monstre'. Wonder why? ; ^ )
  12. 7000in5th added a post in a topic Where do your Ideas come from? Me magazine ads and Hot Wheels   

    I just open the kit, stare at it a while and the ideas just fall out of my head and splash all over the plastic. It paid off big once:

    Which in this case, was a new look at an old idea:

  13. 7000in5th added a post in a topic F1: Video compares V6 turbo, V8, V10 and V12 Ferraris at Monza   

    An orchestra of the incredible -


    What really, really, really, really rich people do when they want to go play cars......
  14. 7000in5th added a post in a topic American Graffiti figures ?   

    I did research on AG, the restaurant, cars and people in 1:25 a couple of years ago and found some possibilities other than those mentioned above. Here's 'the girl in the white T-Bird' (played by 'Suzanne Somers ) for example:

    Click above to see the others.