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  • Scale I Build 1:24, 1:12

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  • Location British Columbia, Canada
  • Full Name Brian Cuthbert

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  1. BrianC added a post in a topic Local Hobby Shp vs. Mega-Store   

    I am lucky to have two great "local" hobby stores - one in town and one about 50kms away. They are both supportive of our local model club and so I will support them with most of my purchases. There is a local Michaels store but their selection is small and their prices are a bit higher than the hobby shops.
    More importantly the hobby shops carry paints and glues that can't be mail ordered. Canada Post deems these as dangerous goods. If we don't support them the next closest centre with hobby shops is Vancouver - 400 kms away!
  2. BrianC added a post in a topic Anyone else here excited for America's 2016 Formula One team???   

    I wish them luck.... its an incredibly expensive series even to make it to the back marker / rolling chicane level.
    As a fan I lost interest in F1 in the 1980s Turbo car era and they have been lost to me ever since.
  3. BrianC added a post in a topic insrtuction request - Entex 1/16 scale Garrett steam tractor   

    Thank you both for your help, and sorry to bother you - I used the search tool after asking the questions - and found the answers and Harry's recent build that I missed.
    Someone had kindly provided a link in the build article and I have downloaded the instructions.
    cheers Brian
  4. BrianC added a topic in Wanted!   

    insrtuction request - Entex 1/16 scale Garrett steam tractor
    A good friend surprised me at our model club meeting last night with a gift of an Entex steam tractor in 1:16 scale. I recently hit the magic 60 and he knew this was a 'grail kit' of mine. Needless to say I was speechless for a moment or two!
    The only missing item is the instructions, so I am asking if anyone has a copy they would either be able to scan or photocopy - or know of an on-line source where I can download. I will gladly reimburse any copying and postage expenses.
    I am currently searching for good reference books or sites on the subject too so if anyone has any recommendations please let me know.
    thanks for any help,
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  5. BrianC 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....   

    Thanks for the 'first look' Tim.
    I have been anticipating this one ever since the announcement a year or so ago. I am no expert but I am liking what I see - a lot.
    I just have to wait a while till we can get them in the great white north.
    Looking forward to seeing a build review or two - I hear Mr Anderson also has one too.
  6. BrianC added a post in a topic New Wheels for the Old '40 Ford!   

    I really like the scalloped paint job - you did a great job making each side symmetrical and equally matched. Great job.
    The design and shape of the scallops really suit the body shape - in my opinion anyway. Just looks great!
    I would be interested in how you transferred the design and what materials you used for the  masking and painting - if you don't mind sharing.
  7. BrianC added a post in a topic Just updated with JoHan/Lindberg/Moebius B-Body Comparo Pix - detailed review of second round test shots of the new Moebius '65 Belvedere Sedan kit...   

    Well I didn't know I wanted one of these 'till this morning!
    Seems to happen with a lot of the Moebius releases!
    So much for the concept of reducing the stash.......
  8. BrianC added a post in a topic Delta Wing Street/road car   

    Why ?? 
    Dare I say I don't see the point of it 
  9. BrianC added a topic in General   

    Model A coupe reference
    For anyone interested in the model A kits and the upcoming coupe in particular, the latest Rodder's Journal (No.67) has an article on four different model A coupes.
    Each has a different drivetrain - Ford Y block, Buick, Olds, and Desoto - and as usual the photography is excellent.
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  10. BrianC added a post in a topic This Day In History: American Graffitti Released.   

    I remember going to see it at the theatre when it was released in the UK. I new nothing about the movie - just liked the posters - hey it was a car movie! Took my then girlfriend along and ended up paying almost no attention to her....boy did I get you know what for that!
    still one of my favourites - bought the sequel about 6 or 7 years ago on dvd - good but not as good as the original.
  11. BrianC added a post in a topic Moebius 71 Ranger Pickup   

    I really like the little short box.
    Can anyone tell me if the Model King version will be available in retail hobby stores in Canada.
    I ask only because we did not get the Model King version of the 57 Ford a couple of years ago.
    I know I can mail order if necessary....

    thanks, Brian
  12. BrianC added a post in a topic Does this Land Cruiser exist in kit form?   

    I think I saw a couple of closed cab pickups of that model done by Meng in military scale - with what looked like anti-aircraft guns mounted in the bed
    check with your favourite plastic pusher in the 1/35 scale section.

    cheers Brian
  13. BrianC added a post in a topic Harry's new Mustang.   

    I have been a Mustang freak ever since getting a 1965 Dinky toy as a kid! You have to know how cool the original looked to a kid growing up in the rural U.K in the early 60's.
    I really like the 2005-2009 body style and never warmed to the 2010-2014 evolution. The bulbous, heavy look of the back of the later car doesn't match the sleek front. I will admit to being biased - I am lucky enough to have a 2008 Bullitt edition in the garage
    I was impressed with the new car whenI saw it at the Vancouver auto show a year ago. I am going to have to drive one - just to see how the new rear suspension works - and what difference another 100 HP feels like!
    I am a little biased - I have a 2008 Bullitt edition in my garage. It's my retirement toy, never winter driven.

    Harry - please show us what you picked...?
  14. BrianC added a post in a topic Porsche 910-023 - Scuderia Lufthansa... 1000 Kms de Nurburgring 1968   

    Very nice build Curt, did you use the decals for the front cover or did you paint it ? I have the kit and decals but I thought I would paint the front cover. I started prepping the body a while ago - a long term project !
    I have not found many pictures of this car - I see you built it as an open car which I was wondering about.
    Got any on line links for reference material ?

    Great build - and inspiration too - thanks for posting it.
  15. BrianC added a post in a topic 53 Hudson Hornet   

    Thanks for posting - your build and the pictures are very inspirational. If my attempt is even half as good I will be delighted!