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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 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
  2. 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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  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.......
  6. BrianC added a post in a topic Delta Wing Street/road car   

    Why ?? 
    Dare I say I don't see the point of it 
  7. 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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  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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...?
  12. 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.
  13. 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!
  14. BrianC added a post in a topic "NEW" MPC Dukes of Hazzard kit not what you expected   

    I like to think that I am a 'serious' modeller and I can get deeply involved with a detail build. I also like snap/pre-decorated kits too - they provide semi instant gratification when my latest serious project runs into a problem - repainting the body for the third time or something just doesn't fit. That's the time for pushing the frustrations aside and throwing a snapper together. I find this keeps the creative juices flowing and the hobby fun. I recommend it to everyone. Snappers don't have to be just for kids and beginners.

    I have never built or bought a General Lee kit - just never appealed to me but I could see this kit in my stash for one of those quick fun and relaxing builds.
  15. BrianC added a post in a topic Moebius 1961 Pontiac news   

    Well that's great news about the drums and wheels - just makes me want it more......