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About modelercarl

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  • Birthday 04/06/1941

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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 Any luck with Speedway Decals?   

    He did about 4 sheets of custom decals for big rig doors, a couple of delivery sedans and 2 sets for a fire truck, in 1/25 scale for me about 5 months ago.
    Took a couple of weeks to get the designs and colors the way I wanted them and then he immediately printed them off....great decals with sharp borders and color and they lay down real nice.
    Like Jamie says he is tied up during the week but he does get the stuff done.  I found communication with him to be great.
  2. modelercarl added a post in a topic 13 Hours   

    It is a movie put together by people who want to make money.  It has been written and produced for this purpose.  If the producers can also try to embarrass Obama and Clinton that would be a plus.  This story has been investigated by 3 Republican committees and is still being investigated by a fourth Republican committee for almost 3 years now and they have never proven this so-called order to "stand down".  Where are the movies about all of the many embassy attacks and lost lives prior to 2008?
  3. modelercarl added a post in a topic CA Hauler question   

    Thank you....excellent resource.  I did a quick search on this site and found several trucks that fit my criteria.  will do more research and narrow down the choices.
  4. modelercarl added a topic in The Truck Stop   

    CA Hauler question
    I am planning on building several of the recent California Hauler 359 to attach to Revell's Auto Transporter trailer.  I use these to display car models that I build in custom display cases.
    I plan on building these as day cabs and am interested in shortening the wheelbase accordingly.  I do want to have the dual drive setup.  Can anyone tell me what the center distance should be when measured from the center of the front axle to the center between the dual drive rear axles?  I have looked everywhere for this info and been unable to find it, so I am hoping someone here can answer this.
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  5. modelercarl added a post in a topic Seafoam Green   

    Wings, Wheels & Waves recently purchased the model paint business of Model Car World and they have Seafoam Green airbrush #5331.  I have used this paint several times on my 1953 Ford models, it is excellent.
    You can contact them at
  6. modelercarl added a post in a topic Lindberg '53 Ford Victoria   

    A '53 Ford HT was my second car as a teenager (bought in 1956).  I drove it for about a year before it was totaled by a drunk running into me at a stop light.  I had just finished customizing it a couple of months before.....lowered all the way around, leaded hood and trunk, frenched headlights and tail lights, big bubble skirts, really looked nice.
    I have built 3 of these kits in various forms, my favorite is still stock out of the box, and I have 3 more in my stash.  I am still bewildered how Lindberg did such a great kit back in those days as a one shot deal but did not ever produce another kit with such clarity in detail and fit.
  7. modelercarl added a post in a topic MCW paint new owner   

    It was not sold.  Dave kept that part of the business.
  8. modelercarl added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    MCW paint new owner
    I sent an email to Mike Guest the owner of Wings, Wheels & Waves who bought Model Car World's paint business recently.
    He replied that anyone interested in buying paint just go to the Model Car World site and use the same numbers as in the past, costs are the same as in the past (as posted) the ordering form is the same.  The only change is the business address, it is Wings, Wheels & Waves address in Ohio now.
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  9. modelercarl added a post in a topic MCW   

    Anybody have info on how to order MCW paints?  Can we use Dave's catalog for numbers?  Prices of products and S&H?
  10. modelercarl added a post in a topic NEW! An advance and detailed look at the final production version of the new Moebius Models 1961 Pontiac Ventura kit....   

    I am really curious......all my life I have referred to building model kits as being a hobby.  Everybody else that I have ever discussed building kits with has referred to it as a hobby.  Brick and mortar stores that sell/sold model kits were hobby shops.  If this is wrong, please enlighten me and I will refrain from referring to the practice of building up styrene, and resin kits as models being "a hobby".  What else should it be called?
  11. modelercarl added a post in a topic NEW! An advance and detailed look at the final production version of the new Moebius Models 1961 Pontiac Ventura kit....   

    I give you a lot of credit for monitoring and commenting on this board after some of the ridiculous comments posted by members.  The post about OBVIOUS mistakes is a classic example.....the obvious did not become apparent until pointed out by someone else and then it gets beat to death with repeated references.
    This is a HOBBY!  I think that Moebius (and you in particular) are producing some very interesting kits that very rewarding to build.  If the OBVIOUS mistake on the Pontiac kit is the front parking light is missing, I'm happy to fix that myself.
    Thank you for your dedication.
  12. modelercarl added a post in a topic NEW! An advance and detailed look at the final production version of the new Moebius Models 1961 Pontiac Ventura kit....   

    Great review (as usual) of a great Moebius kit! 
    I have really been looking forward to this one and have had two on order for what seems like a year.  When I got out of the Army in August 1964 after almost 3 years in Germany, I go home and discovered that my sister and brother-in-law had one of these in blue with the bucket seats.  I fell in love with it and because I didn't have the money for a new car I started looking all over Detroit and the suburbs for one of these.  Finally found a red one with bench seat that the original owner was selling and it quickly became mine.
    Absolutely loved this car, kept it for 3 years before selling it to a neighbor kid.  Of all the cars I have owned this is the only one I later regretted selling.
  13. modelercarl added a post in a topic Bake that Paint !   

    Been using a Nesco Food Dehydrator for several years now without incident.  It's square (can get more model parts in it) and I cut the lattice shelves out just leaving the outer frame.  I can get a whole car kit in there at one time with ease and most of a big rig kit.  It has an adjustable thermostat but I leave at 105 degrees.  About $50 on amazon.
  14. modelercarl added a post in a topic Patriots Steal Another Superbowl   

    Andy you are right on with your comment.  Unfortunately people that report "hearing about" the Patriots filming and stealing signals in "at least 40 games" and have "indisputable evidence" of championship or playoff games being affected by stealing signals still like to sling their mud, will never change.
  15. modelercarl added a post in a topic Patriots Steal Another Superbowl   

    I have read these articles and like most other articles about the Patriots "cheating" they are filled with "claims" without evidence, innuendo and hearsay.  The articles do acknowledge that Bellichek is a smart devious coach which is exactly what you want if you really want win.  They outline all the extra steps taken by many teams to "protect" themselves from the "cheating" Patriots but NEVER catch them and get their butts handed to them by the Patriots as demonstrated by the Patriots winning percentage over the last 10 years.  It is called the psychological factor....something Bellichek (and Brady) are good at.