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Tom Geiger

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  1. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic Shasta camper   


    Camper interiors are fairly easy.  Nearly everything in this photo is scratch built.  The cabinets are basswood and the knobs are brass nails used by ship builders. The countertop is just plastic sheet. I don't think I even painted it.  The sink is half a gas tank from my parts box, using the inside of it. Faucet is just a bit of wire.  The dishes came from a 1/35 scale military mess set.  The silverware is from a photo etch sheet. Microwave is the TV from the old Dodge van kits, with new knobs.  Coffee maker is scratch built from sheet plastic and the coffee pot is a length of clear drinking straw topped with a round thing from my parts box, probably a wheel hub. The bottle came from the old MPC Gangbusters cars.
    The flooring and welcome mat were printed from one of those miniatures sites for doll house builders.  I just scaled it to half and printed. The shoe is the foot off a broken 1/25 scale man in my parts box. The bed base is basswood just like the cabinets.  The mattress is also basswood shaped in the corners and covered with tissue.  The pillow is folded up tissue. The blankets are painted and folded napkins. The magazines were photo reduced and printed.   
    Nothing here that anyone else on this board couldn't do!

    Here's the earliest photo of it just mocked up.  The base is the interior from the Dodge van.
  2. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic Shasta camper   

    Hobby Lobbys near me only put out one at a time.  Someone buys it, they order another.  Very tight inventory control.  But I found them right with the other diecast.
  3. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic AMT MOUNT 'N GOAT Jeep Commando   

    If I remember correctly, the length on this one is off a bit. That was done to fit on the original Jeep Commando chassis.   
  4. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic Another domestic car on vacation in the U.S.   

    That's pretty cool!   A car that we never got here in the USA, although shortly after this we got your VW Fox.   $37,595 on their website.  
    We don't see imports from Brazil which is puzzling to me since there are variations of US cars that would be a big hit here.   And the fact that Brazil isn't all that far away. If you were brave, you could drive it!   
    Are there laws either on the Brazil or USA side that makes it difficult?
  5. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    I think what they did was probably legal.  Immoral and bad business? Yes.   Cutting their own throat? Yes.
    They are privately owned so they don't owe anyone outside of their company an explanation, but I bet it will come out sooner or later.
    I have a feeling they mismanaged their business to the point where they could no longer sustain it.  Maybe they couldn't pay their monthly carrying costs for the amount of web traffic. I cannot believe anyone would make the decision they did without their back being against the wall.  Time will tell.
  6. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic Of Campers, Toppers, Caps, & Shells   

  7. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic How many scales?   

    I'm a scale bigot, 1/25 first, then 1/24 if not available in 1/25. I don't want anything larger.  Occasionally other stuff follows me home.
  8. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic Renwal The Visible Automobile Chassis   

    I wanted that set up badly when I was maybe 10 years old.  It was for sale in the Sears Wish Book.  I over estimated the size it would be and thought I could drive it around the neighborhood.  I spent time drawing a custom convertible body I was planning on scratch building!  What day dreams.  My father compromised and bought me the V8 kit.  We assembled it together... more like he assembled it and I watched.   And that was the end of that dream.
  9. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic AMT Lil' Hot Dogger Show Rod   

    Very nice work Art!    I  will need to get one of those, the stand convinced me!
  10. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic Help with Buick Reatta Promo   

    Wanna have fun? Try taking apart a Geo Storm promo. It's all together with heat fused parts you'll need to grind off... the clear shot is also the roof structure!
  11. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic Testors Turn Signal Amber Metallic   

    An alternative... BMF background, yellow to orange Sharpie, depending on desired shade.
  12. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic Time for AMT / Round @ to get going ?   

    they are fully awake and very attuned to what needs to be done. It's all a matter of what is viable from the bits and pieces of ancient tooling, against the balance of keeping the operation viable and the available project management resources and capital to invest. 
  13. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic My 2 buicks............for now.   

    Looks like you have some nice models, but we really cannot see in your photos. I'd suggest you try taking photos outdoors, without direct sunlight... like an overcast day. That should help immensely 
  14. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic 76 Torino tribute to Mom   

    Nice family memories!  Back in that timeframe my parents house was across the street from a small office building. I believe it was a sales office because everyone had the same Torino 4 door, but in different colors.
  15. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic Project "Every Which Way"   


    Filling in the back window is easy.  Use the kit glass to fill in the hole.  Either cut the small window out of the kit glass, or mask it off before you putty / paint.  I did one and cut the window out, and used clear plastic sheet to make the small window.