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  • Location Lafayette, LA
  • Full Name Steve Boutte

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  1. sbk added a post in a topic '57 Ford Nostalgia Ride   

    Very nice! Those white walls have nice detail, are they from a Lindberg '53 Ford kit, or something else?
  2. sbk added a post in a topic Revell 57 Ford Sedan - Starting corrections   

    I find this work very interesting, but the photo quality makes it hard to see what's going on. Maybe it's just me, but it's all pretty fuzzy. With all of the heavy duty cutting & splicing that you're doing, it would be great to see it a bit clearer.
  3. sbk added a post in a topic '59 Ford Sunliner Mild Custom! Interior Done! 8/11/15   

    Looks really great, John!
  4. sbk added a post in a topic 1960 Ford Starliner.   

    Nice, nice, very nice!
  5. sbk added a post in a topic 57 Ford Del wagon and camper   

    Looking good! I say black for the camper frame.
  6. sbk added a post in a topic El Ponchomino (Update 9/1)   

    As others have said, very interesting brass work! Do you solder anything at all on it? For instance, on the windshield trim along the roof, are those separate strips for the top & front? Or, is it an illusion that it seems larger than 1/32"? Really looks great! Too bad they couldn't be electroplated before attaching, & somehow make it though all of the painting & polishing without cutting through to the brass color.
  7. sbk added a post in a topic Cadillac Corner   


    Speaking of wedding cars, my niece got married yesterday evening, & she arrived at the church in a beautiful 1956 2 door Caddy. How lucky!
  8. sbk added a post in a topic Cadillac Corner   

    Very cool to see the various years represented in scale!

    Modelhaus 1950 Caddy with minimal modifications.

  9. sbk added a post in a topic GSL Countdown - What's in it for you?   

    Thanks to all who posted photos.
    It was so good to see all of Teresi's, Fabrizio's, Chris', Simon's & other's work in person. Mind blowing stuff! It seems like there was just not enough time to talk to everyone, but it surely was good talking to you, Steve R. I also see photos of things that I say, "How did I miss that??" Congrats to those of you here who received awards. Very well deserved!
  10. sbk added a post in a topic '50 Olds Custom...   

    Thanks guys, I appreciate the kind words! In Farmington, AZ tonight, & will head out for Salt Lake tomorrow morning.
  11. sbk added a topic in Under Glass   

    '50 Olds Custom...
    Finished this one over the weekend & leaving for GSL tomorrow. Glad I was able to get it together in time with no major mishaps. Hopefully it will survive the long road trip!

    Lots of step by step photos of the building process here:
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  12. sbk added a post in a topic Question about presenting models at a show.   

    I think detailed descriptions are good. Some builders do modifications so well that the untrained eye may mistake them as being "from the kit." I know a little about '40's & '50's customs, but much less about other subjects. At a recent show, I saw a riding lawnmower model made from the pull cart from a F1 kit (if I'm not mistaken) If it wouldn't have been for the build detail booklet, I would have never know about all the scratch building skill that went into this little thing. It looked so good, I thought, "Man, that's a really nicely built kit."

    Unfortunately, not all judges know what they are looking at, especially at smaller IPMS contests. At a contest quite a few years ago, they were low on judges & they asked me be be one. I really didn't want to, but at the same time, wanted to help them out. Guess what I was judging?......Boats! What do I know about boats?? But, by IPMS rules, it's all about how WELL it's done, not necessarily the amount of work that went into something.

    I don't read every detail sheet or book someone places next to a model, but it's nice for it to be there in case someone is interested.
  13. sbk added a post in a topic 1959 Pontiac bonneville   

    Wow, that is stunning! Very cool!
  14. sbk added a post in a topic Beginnings of 1976 Grand Prix   

    Very cool!
  15. sbk added a post in a topic Resin Casting, First Attempt.   

    Those look good, Steve! It opens up a whole new dimension, huh? It would be cool to cast one of those exterior mirrors you made a while back, too. You could use them on multiple builds, modified as needed.