chepp

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  • Location East of Pomona, CA
  • Full Name Charley Hepperle

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  1. chepp added a post in a topic MCM Issue #202   

    Mine arrived today in my distant suburb of Los Angeles. It's the first issue received for my sub.
    It's great to see so many different kinds of model vehicle building. It's especially fascinating to see new custom car styling and even new combinations of things such as the rat rod hauler. I'm looking forward to more issues and to more appearing on the updated Custom Clinic website when it's revamped.
  2. chepp added a post in a topic #201 rec'd in 91XXX or 92XXX ZIPs? http://www.customclinic.com/ contest results?   

    Thanks, Harry, for the update.
     
    Have any greater-Los Angeles subscribers received #201? I'm still waiting.
  3. chepp added a topic in General   

    #201 rec'd in 91XXX or 92XXX ZIPs? http://www.customclinic.com/ contest results?
    I'm looking forward to receiving #201 at home and/or work. Has anyone received theirs in the 91XXX or 92XXX ZIP codes?
     
    One thing I'm looking for is photos of the winners in the http://www.customclinic.com/ online custom car contest. One of them is mine but I don't know if pix of all will be published.
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  4. chepp added a post in a topic "Drag Strip" Logos-Window/Bumper Stickers   

    Here's a whole web page of them:
    http://www.zazzle.com/dragstrip+stickers
     
  5. chepp added a post in a topic Talk about horrible looking customizations....   

    Yes, beauty is subjective. Here are some photos from magazines showing real customs. I have no comment but just show these for their entertainment value.





  6. chepp added a post in a topic Let's See Some Survivors!   

    Here's my AMT '55 Nomad built in/about 1969. It has reverse-hinged doors from a Revell '57 Nomad and a front clip/engine from the MPC Mako Shark II concept car.
     
    Charley



  7. chepp added a post in a topic Jo-Han 68 Cadillac DeVille   

    A clue that confirms the '80s production date may be the "Boss Man" name -- it's clearly a reference to the Boss Hogg character from the Dukes of Hazzard television show who drove a white Cadillac.
  8. chepp added a post in a topic Photos! Do YOUR model pictures look like real cars?   

    Here's something to consider when shooting a model with a real background. For the real part of the scene (presuming the ground is fairly level with whatever is in the distance), measure the height of the camera from the ground. Then position the model so the camera is the same SCALE height from the ground the model is sitting on. For example, if the camera is four feet above the real life ground, adjust the height of the model and its base so the centerline of the camera's lens is four SCALE feet above the model's base.
  9. chepp added a post in a topic WHOA! REVIVED CUSTOM CLINIC PHOTO CONTEST!   

    Thanks! The link works fine -- I've just submitted my entry. There's still time left (but not much) before the May 1 entry deadline.
  10. chepp added a post in a topic WHOA! REVIVED CUSTOM CLINIC PHOTO CONTEST!   

    I'm in. The link problem from a few days ago has been resolved and my submission has gone through OK. I, too, had to resize a couple of pix.

    FYI, the deadline is May 1 -- there's still time (well, not much) to enter.
  11. chepp added a post in a topic WHOA! REVIVED CUSTOM CLINIC PHOTO CONTEST!   

    There's only about a day left: deadline is May 1, 2015.

    The entry upload link on the contest page: http://www.customcli...com/?page_id=37
    (about 3/4 down the page in the "Upload your entry using the form on this website." text)
    does not work. It leads to a 404 message here: http://bentonworld.c...cwp/?page_id=71

    How should online entries be handled?
  12. chepp added a post in a topic WHOA! REVIVED CUSTOM CLINIC PHOTO CONTEST!   

    The entry upload link on this page: http://www.customclinic.com/?page_id=37
    (about 3/4 down the page in the "Upload your entry using the form on this website." text)
    does not work. It leads to a 404 message here: http://bentonworld.com/cclinicwp/?page_id=71

    How should online entries be handled?
  13. chepp added a post in a topic Man, it's been a while...   

    There's no time like the present. If you still have them get started by repairing damage, if any, to the models then put them on display. That could be a good way to get the "bug" to build some more!
  14. chepp added a post in a topic AMT Parts Pack prices   

    Since the cost of materials and molding apparently is a tiny part of the equation, perhaps a solution would be for the manufacturer to sell a typical model kit box filled with as many tires as could fit. It could be priced the same as a typical model kit.
  15. chepp added a post in a topic MCM Forum - expert work expected?   

    Hi, Bob. It's not obvious to me. Could you tell me why?