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About modelercarl

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  • Scale I Build 1/25 & 1/24

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  • Location Howell, Michigan
  • Full Name Carl Gowan

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  1. modelercarl added a post in a topic decal help   

    Contact Thomas Logan at speedwaydecals@yahoo.com, he has done custom decals for big rigs and delivery sedans for me and does an excellent job at very reasonable costs.
    He has a day job so it will not be done overnight and depends on how much time it takes to get the designs you want him to do for you.  He has an Alps printer so he can print gold, he has printed gold for me.

  2. modelercarl added a post in a topic guidelines needed for forum use   

    With all of the nonsensical, irrelevant, ego postings on this forum I think the moderators do an admirable job and have not noticed any increase of postings being in the wrong section.  If members of the forum would take a few minutes and follow Michael's advice above even the few misplaced postings would be re-directed to the appropriate section.
  3. modelercarl added a post in a topic 1/24 Wespe GMC military 6X6, WW II era   

    You can google Wespe GMC 6x6 CCKW352 and find several reviews of the kit.....one even goes into detail about the resin quality and some of the work necessary to build a model.
  4. modelercarl added a post in a topic Revell 4 Quarter 2017   

    Steve Kohler at Star Models has a '56 Buick Hardtop resin kit.  I have one in my "future build" stash, a neighbor bought one new when I was a teenager and he used to let me drive it around the block...two tone red and white...loved that car!!!  Contact info for Steve....stevekohler@cox.net.
  5. modelercarl added a post in a topic White Freightliner   

    Spectacular build...one of the best truck builds I have ever seen!!!
  6. modelercarl added a post in a topic Someone To Make Decals   

    Contact Thomas Logan at speedwaydecals@yahoo.com.  I have used him several times for custom decals, excellent guy to deal with and his decals are as good as any other decals you will see.  He does have a day job so it might take a week or so to get delivery after you settle on what you want.
  7. modelercarl added a post in a topic Hobby Shops, then and now   

    Just came across this topic and it sure brings up some great memories.  About 1953 or 1954 at the tender age of 12 or 13 I began building model cars.  We had a local hardware store that also carried model kits (cars and airplanes), glue, paints, brushes, etc.  It's main business was devoted to all things hardware and had the model stuff in one of the back corners of the store.  The only kit that I remember spending a lot of time on was '49 Mercury.  After building one up I began "customizing" it by adding modeling clay for fender skirts and reshaping the rear fenders, removed the door handles, hood ornament, etc.  Everything at that time was brush painted and I remember I had trouble with the paint on the modeling clay.  My memory says it was a really impressive build but I think in all reality I would probably have a great laugh over it now.  Don't recall what happened to it....probably blew it up with cherry bombs.  that's what we all did with our built models at that time.
    During this period the place was called Town and Country Hardware....it is still there doing hardware business primarily but has continued selling model car kits, paints and supplies.  Big on Pinewood derby and scout stuff too.  Now named Nankin Hardware.
    I still drop in when near the old home town and look around, even bought a kit and some bottle paint last time.
  8. modelercarl added a post in a topic Kit Collection Buyers- your experience with them?   

    I can tell you from personal experience that Dean's Hobby Stop is very fair to deal with.  I have sold parts of my stash to him on two occasions.  I email him a spreadsheet with the kits I am interested in selling and he replies with a price.  If you are satisfied the deal is done, if not reply with your comment(s) and he will respond.  Both times he was in the area where I felt that it was the best I could do for as timely sale.  None of the kits were "hard to find", all readily available on eBay so when I factored in ebay and paypal commissions, boxes, packing material, etc. I was very pleased with his offers.  I am not far from his shop so I delivered them (about 1 1/2 hrs round trip) so that also made his offer reasonable.
    FYI:  I did this after trying ebay and not even getting a bid on most of the kits that I thought were priced on the low side to get rid of them.
  9. modelercarl added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Plymouth Satellite   

    As I posted on another recent build, I really appreciate the gracious comments, they are inspiring to an old guy like me.  I also took ESPO's advice in his earlier post and did use some Detailer black wash on the grille.  Amazing effect, changes the look of the front end completely.  Will post a pic when I get the camera out again.
  10. modelercarl added a post in a topic Moebius '54 Hudson Hornet   

    Once again....I want to thank everyone for their gracious comments!  You guys know how to make an old guy feel good and help "stoke the fires" for building even more models.
  11. modelercarl added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Plymouth Satellite   

    We both moved in here about the same time (14 years ago) and I think he is probably around my age (76).  I see him "walking" his dog occasionally and at the mailboxes sporadically but he pretty much keeps to himself.  I was kind of surprised with his reaction, particularly when he didn't offer any explanation, but he may be having problems that make having a model of the car the last thing he needs.  Unfortunately this seems to be the prevailing mood with seniors nowadays. 
  12. modelercarl added a post in a topic Moebius '54 Hudson Hornet   

    Thanks for the kind words guys.  I really liked building this one, might build some more.
  13. modelercarl added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Plymouth Satellite   

    Thanks to all for the kind words....makes me feel good!
  14. modelercarl added a topic in Under Glass   

    Moebius '65 Plymouth Satellite
    Finished this one up earlier this month, just getting around to posting it now.  Another Moebius kit, really like these for a pleasant, relaxing build.  I have a neighbor who has one of these in his garage under a tarp and thought I would build him a model of it.....showed him the kit and explained what I would do, said he wasn't interested.  Oh well another model for my display.  These kits go together very well, no problems.

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  15. modelercarl added a topic in Under Glass   

    Moebius '54 Hudson Hornet
    Just finished this one up today.  I had a neighbor during my teens about 1956 who had one of these.  Tried matching the color of his but after seeing it built I think the lower color was a little lighter, but it's close enough for me.  I am finding that at age 76 I need kits that have good locating features...can't rely on a steady hand much anymore so these Moebius kits are my favorites lately.
    As an added note, I remember everybody in the neighborhood had to have a ride in this car, it was really unique at that time.....us kids really marveled at it because it was so different.

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