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Toner283

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About Toner283

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  • Birthday 05/24/1977

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    1/24-25

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    Arthur, Ontario, Canada
  • Full Name
    Chris Tone

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  1. The Story of Susan Scanga - Removed

    I read it after Casey reposted it and that's very interesting reading. Historical stuff like that is always of interest to a lot of guys. However, you have to at least give it a fair shake for people to be able to see it. Speaking for myself, I have a 4 month old daughter and 11 year old daughter, a full-time job (shiftworker) and a house undergoing renovations to deal with. I am lucky if I get on the forum once a day - it's usually every other day and even then it's maybe once a week that I get to actually sit down and read for more than a few minutes at a stretch. IMO, you removing the content from the thread after only 6 or 7 hours did not give the majority of the forum members a chance to read it. I could not find on the mobile forum where it shows how many people are members but I would bet it is several thousand. The chances of all of us being on the forum in that particular stretch of time are fairly slim. You say there were 100 views before you removed the content from the thread. What percentage of the active forum members does that 100 views work out to? 2%? 3%? Less? Give any thread a chance to be seen before you pull it next time. Try a minimum of 48 hours, preferably a week for some of us that aren't on every day. Something as well-researched and well-written as that article is, deserves its chance to be seen by the widest audience possible.
  2. What Irked You Today?

    Big agree to this. One of the better features on the board IMO. Add someone to the ignore list and you will no longer see any posts or replies from that person. You won't even see their avatar pic. I have a few on my ignore list for various reasons. At least two of whom managed to get themselves booted from the board entirely anyway, so it wasn't just me that they irritated.
  3. What Irked You Today?

    And it is a good bet that if that is how you usually look after the people who look after you (donuts), that is why you got in even though they were booked. Little stuff like that gets remembered. Folks who treat service people decently usually get better service as a result. Little things like that matter. $10 worth of coffee and donuts probably just saved you a 4-hour wait. Or a "come back tomorrow when we have" time response.
  4. Donn Yost air brushing DVD

    Have you tried contacting him through the board? He is on MCM. His handle is Lonewolf15. I have asked him a few questions and he has always responded. For what it is worth I think that his DVDs are well worth the money. There were quite a few spots in it where I had a "why didn't I think of that" moment. And if you have seen any of his models or paint jobs in person you can't argue with his results.
  5. Monogram Yellow Jacket

    Those look fantastic! Clean fix for one of the weak spots in these old kits when you build them fenderless.
  6. Monogram Yellow Jacket

    Looking really good so far. Thinning down the wheel spokes made a big difference in realism. Love these old monogram model A kits and how interchangeable they are.. One little detail - the radiator shell on the full sized 1930 Model A's (which this kit represents) is a stamped stainless steel piece that is highly polished. From the factory, there were no painted rad shells on the 1930 Fords. The earlier 28/29 model A's were nickel plated steel on the passenger cars and black painted steel for the commercial units. 1931's were also stamped stainless steel but with a small bolt in section at the upper front that was usually painted body color.
  7. Question about value.

    Nascar kits are a really tough sale unless they are 70's/80's issued kits. The ones from the mid 90's to current have very little value. You see them at shows for $2-3 each and they still don't sell. At our show we have had several people over the years turn down nascar kits that were draw prizes after having their name drawn. Law of supply and demand. Overabundance of supply for very little demand.
  8. 32 5 Window Hard Chop (11/16/17)

    Your Deuce is looking great. Love a car with a nasty lakes chop. Not sure if you are aware or not but Ben Haag and his Pale Rider have had a pretty wicked accident. Something in the front suspension broke sending the car end over end and side over side a few times. Ben was banged up a bit but basically unhurt. The car however was pretty badly destroyed. Last I had read he wasn't sure if he was going to try to rebuild that deuce or whether he was going to get another body and start again. You can check out the HAMB for pictures of the wreck. Or Ben's Instagram feed.
  9. Weird Kits (img fixed)

    Pretty sure that the hard hat hauler is currently being restored to its original show car glory. I saw pics of it being taken apart and of the helmet being repolished.
  10. WHERE TO BUY SHARPIES IN CANADA......

    Hey Ace, you need to try the Molotow pens. I had read here and in other places just how well they work but I was still skeptical. I bought some at the Group 25 show a couple of weeks ago and I am amazed. They actually produce a reflective coating that looks just like chrome. For touching up the sprue attachment points on parts these things are perfect. Goes on almost invisible. I have found that if you rub hard enough with your finger, it will dull and start to come off but that can be said of any paint. As has been stated above Wheels and Wings in downtown Toronto probably carries them and I know that Dailey Hobbies carries them because I bought them from Randy at the show. Not cheap at $11 each Canadian but after I tried one, well worth it. I even went back and pulled a few cars off of the shelf that I had previously built and touched up the sprue attachment points with a silver Sharpie and went back over them with the Molotow pen and they look way better. The stuff won't replace your BMF but it's sure going to be an excellent tool to use along side it.
  11. Any other people from Canada?

    Southern Ontario here. About an hour west of Toronto.
  12. K&R Kustoms+Rods 33/36 Coupe -update Halloween

    Looking good. Where did the wide 5 wheels come from? Are they parts from a kit?
  13. Boot hill express color

    One thing to keep in mind is that there were (are) at least two Boot Hill Expresses (Expressi?) built. The original was a real deal 1800's wooden hearse and a fiberglass copy was built to tour the show circut as well so the car could be in two places at once on opposite sides of the country. So depending on which one is pictured and what light it is in the colors vary a bunch from picture to picture. I have have read rumors of a third one built as well for exhibition races but I have not found any evidence to know for sure about a third one. From what I have been able to find, the original was a shiny gold very similar to the model Jeff F posted above and the fiberglass one (replica? copy? clone?) Is more of a yellow gold color.
  14. Tampo question.

    What make/scale is that Chevelle? Diecast? Nice looking car.
  15. What Irked You Today?

    Have you tried putting the phone in flight mode? Most phones have an internet connection even if they are turned off but flight mode kills the internet connection completely. Should stop the alarms in the middle of the night. Clock alarms and such all still work though.