Watertown

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About Watertown

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  • Birthday 04/22/1960

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  • Scale I Build 1/24-1/25

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  • Location Sacramento
  • Full Name Mike Grover

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  1. Watertown added a post in a topic Round 2 September '16 Releases   

    What's with the return of "molded in color" model kits? I got baited into buying a 58 impala re-release molded in color. What a nightmare. For the love of God, please let the mistakes made in the '70s stay in the '70s. 
  2. Watertown added a post in a topic 49 merc woody   

    Wood  is good.Very nice job!
  3. Watertown added a post in a topic 32 Ford's   

    Revell Roadster kit. Enjoyable build.


  4. Watertown added a post in a topic AMT 1/16   

    I've had four of the ones on your list: 57 Chev nomad; 57 Chev convert; 55 Chev Hardtop; 55 Chev convert. Here some pic's of the 57 Nomad. I haven't started it yet, but right out of the box, I noticed that the stainless trim on top of each of the quarters is too short—Something in between that of a 150 or 210 model and the Bel Air. Confusing, as they had it right on all of their other 57 offerings. I'll see if I can dig up the others in my stash.






  5. Watertown added a post in a topic Chevy Nomads --whats currently avail ?   

    Mike, I have that kit and one thing that needs to be corrected is the 210 trim on the tops of the quarter's. The correct Bel Air trim extends further forward than the trim molded on this kit body. 
  6. Watertown added a post in a topic How About A Call Out For The Old Time Hobby Shops   

    Here in Sacramento, I prefer to visit Viking Hobby. They're a small shop and while I can't say that they stock every single thing, if they don't have it, they'll happily order it for you. There's a much bigger model shop in town, and I do venture there occasionally, but Viking has the old school look and feel of the shops in Milwaukee that I remember from my youth, and Mark and Jessica who run the shop are very friendly and knowledgeable. If you're ever in Sacramento, they're near the corner of Mission and El Camino.
  7. Watertown added a post in a topic '65 Impala   

    Ultra-restrained and austere approach on this one, Howard. I think I hear heads exploding all over the forum. 
  8. Watertown added a post in a topic REVELL 57 BELAIR   

    Nicely done!! And I love the color. One thing you may not have been aware of, the 'B' pillars on the BelAir sedans were painted body color—no stainless trim. That said, your car makes me think that maybe they should have. Again, great job!
  9. Watertown added a post in a topic BareConductive—electronic paint   

    That's kind of what I was thinking. Not sure if the conductivity would be hindered after a couple coats of clear, but I'd be willing to try it. As we all know, often a failure or three gets us to the next level. If anybody beats me to it, please share your results.
  10. Watertown added a post in a topic BareConductive—electronic paint   

    I didn't, however, I still think it's worth experimenting with. Nothing ventured, nothing gained...but thanks for the caveat. 
  11. Watertown added a topic in General   

    BareConductive—electronic paint
    Just saw this and it blew my mind as to its potential for the modeling community. I think it could be a game changer. Imagine your scale model with working lights and sound with tools as simple as these.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoE6riI1Ilo
     
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  12. Watertown added a post in a topic Wish Lists   

    ’35 Ford 3-window; based off the relatively recent ’36 release.
    ’38 Ford Deluxe coupe; based on the ’40 Standard 
    ’51 Mercury; based on the ’49
    ’56 or ’57 Oldsmobile 
     
  13. Watertown added a post in a topic A Detailed Preview of Revell's Upcoming '30A Chopped Five Window Hot Rod....   

    I got these, but as i said earlier, the complete kit contents were not displayed:



  14. Watertown added a post in a topic A Detailed Preview of Revell's Upcoming '30A Chopped Five Window Hot Rod....   

    Yes, but as i think someone else mentioned, the display was intended to show the new features, not necessarily the entire kit contents. They also had the body and some random pieces to the upcoming ’48 Ford Coupe. Even with limited viewable contents, that kit too looks like it will be a winner.
  15. Watertown added a post in a topic A Detailed Preview of Revell's Upcoming '30A Chopped Five Window Hot Rod....   

    Attended the NNL West Event today. Ed Sexton was there with a test shot sample, looks pretty nice to me! See for yourself: