After reading some of the comments on several boards, I realize I really needed to be there! I don't know why we never even talked about it in my circle! I know I wouldn't have taxed my 160,000 mile Plymouth Breeze for the 10 hour trip, and Bill has a Porsche as his daily driver. I can't envision 10 hours in that one either! Maybe we could've rented something spiffy, like a Challenger!
I built one of my best models ever on a pink board across my kitchen table. I was between model rooms. My original one was in unfinished shell space that was destined to be a master bedroom suite. It took me over 6 months to finish it and move in, so the old bedroom could become the new model room. I was building towards a contest deadline, so every night I'd set up, clamp a lamp to the table and work a few hours. At the end of each evening I packed it all up, and put the board on top of the refrigerator ( to keep small kids safe). I know guys who travel on business a lot and build in hotel rooms. Where there's a will, there's a way!
Thanks Del! I guess it's outta sight on the model. Which is fine with me, I was thinking of adding one. Reminds me of a VW based street rod I built years ago. It didn't place in a contest, and one brazen judge sided up to me and said, "You would've won first in class, but we disqualified you because you forgot to install a battery!" I just looked at the oaf and replied, "It's a Volkswagen... the battery is under the back seat!"
Yes. I drilled it with a drill bit and then honed it by turning a number 11 blade round and round until I got the shape I wanted. There are probably better horns in other kits. Surprised I remember since I built this around 25 years ago
About 15 years ago I cleared out my grandparents house to sell it. Upon cleaning out their basement and sweeping the floor I came across the spot where I used to spray paint models when I was about 10. There was the evidence! The blue ghost outline of where a model body sat when I sprayed it back around 1970.
Yea, I'd be looking at the Franklin Mint 1/24 scale car. I see it came in at least black and red. Watch the eBay category and you will eventually get one cheap, especially if box and papers don't matter to you. If you choose to take it apart and rebuild in your colors and style, damaged ones go cheap! Set yourself up with a search agent, they'll email you daily with new listings. eBay Search List for "lincoln, 1956"