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Tom Geiger

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  1. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic Lost my father tonight   

    So sorry to hear about your dad's passing!  My mother and my mother in law both suffered from Altzheimers and it was quite a chore to take care of them. You can be proud that you stood by your father until the end.  Don't be so hard on the brothers.  Many people cannot deal with seeing anyone in that condition. I know that we contacted relatives, some who were honest and said they couldn't bear to see their loved one that way.  
  2. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Memorial Day weekend here in NJ/PA and the weather has been cool and rainy the entire four days (including Friday since I took off). 
  3. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic Hobby Shops, then and now   

    Alex comes all the way to New Jersey for NNL East every year too!
  4. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic Only 18 Percent Of Americans Can Drive Manual. :(   


    I've never had an interest in Ferraris or other expensive exotics.  I've always found them to be obnoxious... like when Justin Bieber and some rap star got busted for drag racing their Ferrari and Lambo..  people with too much money and little if any sense!
  5. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic Hobby Shops, then and now   

    That's the story of Bob's Hobbies in Pitman, NJ. Bob had died years ago and his widow kept the shop open. A friend of mine was the manager. He was pretty involved in the model car and RC hobbies and stocked all the right stuff.  I thought they were doing well.  He announced that the owner was retiring and wanted to sell the place. As most of us, I had always dreamed of owning a hobby shop.  So I asked my friend what the deal was, figuring that he'd stay employed and this could be a good situation.  
    He immediately told me it was not a workable thing.  The hobby shop had lost money for years. What kept it afloat was that the lady owned the building free and clear, and the rent on the other storefronts and the apartments upstairs made the whole thing viable.  She was keeping the building, so I assume that once the hobby shop was cleared out, she rented that store.  And renting the empty space  was no doubt more profitable than running a hobby shop!
  6. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic Hobby Shops, then and now   

    The one that immediately comes to mind... locally there was a train shop. I passed it many times but finally stopped in. I was the only car in the parking lot. Inside there was one owner behind the counter. He was smoking and the whole place reeked of it. He immediately engaged me... what was I looking for?  Um, people come into hobby shops without a thought of what they are looking for and leave with $50-100 worth of stuff.  I told him I was a model car builder and I found that there were a lot of cross hobby supplies, so let me look around.  Nope!  He told me there was nothing there for me and showed me to the door!
    Last time I drove by, the shop was closed and there was a big dumpster near the door!
  7. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic Hobby Shops, then and now   

    In my experience, many hobby shops fail because of the shortcomings of the owners.  There are those who are obnoxious and chase customers away. There are those who are clueless and fail to understand what they are selling and how to serve that market.  And when they finally fail, they hold themselves blameless and blame everything around them.
  8. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic Only 18 Percent Of Americans Can Drive Manual. :(   

    And I hate the cars with drain plugs that are set to be drained by a technician 0n a lift, with the car flat.  That causes havoc for the poor guy with the car on ramps with the nose in the air. The oil shoots out at a chassis cross member where it rides the length of the L channel dripping all over the place.
  9. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic Dodge Caravan molded in white   

    I share in your grief!  Note the blue on the side glass, the body was the same color. The red body color leached through and changed the color entirely.  This happened when I put Testors Wet Look Clear over the finished body. That even melted the Sharpie pen I had used in the body lines.
    As others have recommended.  I soaked this down and reprimed with Duplicolor gray primer.  Then coated with Duplicolor silver as a base.  Then I decided I actually liked the silver and left it as a body color.

    And in the end I got what I needed. Ironically I had no problem at all with the yellow one.
    The supply of these Caravans has pretty much dried up.  I've been looking for  a few more and didn't find any at the last three large shows I attended.
  10. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic Lifeguard decals ?   


    I agree... not hard at all to make!   I believe there may have been Lifeguard decals in a Lindberg 1/20 scale pickup kit 
  11. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic 1950's Ford Pickup   

    A thought.. the grill in the '53 Ford kit is the one for the high end truck.  Most of them had the lower end grill.  To accomplish that all you have to do is remove the three bumps from either side...
     

  12. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic Do resin parts exist to change a '69 Cougar to a '68?   


    For the record, here's photos of an original 1968 kit. Note that it doesn't have that grille bar shown in your original ad picture
     
  13. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic Monogram Tom Daniel SweeTee   


    Okay, that's done!  That's where we usually put the model back in the box!   
  14. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic 70 F 100   

    Nice work Dave..  love the detailed six!
  15. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic Opel Kadett   

    Depends on what year.  I have a promo from around 1960.
    I have a funny car body of a 1968 era Kadett
    I believe AirTrax has done a later model Kadett