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Tom Geiger

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  1. Reveal your user name origin

    My point exactly.....
  2. 1953 Chevy 3100 Truck.

    Nice work Yordan! It was fun watching your truck take shape over the two pages of this thread! Rust is also a regional thing. Northern cars rust from the bottom up due to salt on the roads, while Southern cars rust from the top down due to intense heat and sun wearing the finishes thin. You may find a Northern car with paint in good shape on the roof, and a Southern car with clean fender bottoms! When I'm working on a project, I decide where my vehicle will reside... as in what license plate etc. Then I rust accordingly. As others mentioned, photos of real rusty vehicles are your best friend. Every vehicle has it's own rust patterns... for instance Tri-Five Chevys always rust above the headlight. I cringe when I see a rusty Tri-Five with perfect fender tops over the lights... but a big rust hole in the center of the hood (where no car has ever rusted!) The Internet is a good source for photos. I like eBay Motors since people will post a whole series of photos around the vehicle for sale. I save those photo sets for future projects. You are on the right track using Dullcote over your rust. I do a lot of that. Take a look at the tool chest above. That was scratch built from Evergreen sheet. It is gloss green, then rusted with powdered chalks and Dullcote slurry. Then Dullcoted again. The final step that gives it depth is that I took Testors clear gloss and aimed the can up in the air. I placed the chest at the back of my spray booth and let some gloss paint drops just rain down on it. I like the way it came out!
  3. Reveal your user name origin

    I am a little surprised that only 16 percent of the builders that logged in decided to share their info.though. A very small percentage of the overall board population is currently active. Some took out names and never posted years ago. I once sent Gregg and Harry the suggestion that they clear out old names, say over 5 years abandoned, since a lot of the long inactive ones were rather clever and could have been reused.
  4. How cold is it where you live?

    Low 30s here in the Philly suburbs... about 2-4 inches of snow and it's stopped for now. Forecast is that it will be getting warmer and turn to rain. It should mostly melt by tomorrow.
  5. Models Back at Walmart!

    Walmart has retailing down to a science. They have calculated the turnover of every linear foot of shelf space. And they put a lot of pressure on their suppliers. Goods must sell through in 30-45 days, or supplier must credit them for the units. And they pay their vendors net 90, which means that everything in the store hasn't been paid for yet!
  6. What did you see on the road today?

    Except for me! My father was US Army and we lived outside the USA from 1966-68 (Izmir, Turkey) and 1969-72 (Pirmasens, Germany). I was a car guy since I was born, so I was very aware of the cars around me. That has given me more of a passion for European cars than the average American.
  7. I bought that same set of powders that Steve has illustrated here on eBay. I still haven't given it a try. Maybe I should on one of my current projects!
  8. What did you see on the road today?

    I'd love to have one here in the USA. Just to take it to car shows and have people scratching their heads trying to figure out what it is!
  9. 1/25 Revell VW Beetle Type 1 Kits

    I'm a fan of this series of kits.. they do have their shortcomings, both in detail and mold wear. There's a lot of clean up and fitting! Whenever I see one cheap at a show, I grab it for my parts collection! I have several stalled in progress, I think I need to get them off the bench!
  10. I have a similar unit and found I cannot adjust to the required work position. I just can’t look down through the lens and work flat. So now it’s just another workbench light. i find I’m better with magnifying glasses I wear since I can work anywhere I can look. Try the cheap Walmart reader glasses, but a couple different magnifications and see if they work for you
  11. What Irked You Today?

    Back when I first was married, we lived in an apartment that allowed pets. I had a job where I slept late, as I worked until early evening. The lady behind us would shove her poodle in the bedroom closet when she went to work in the morning so people wouldn't hear it barking all day. Guess whose closet that backed up to? Sounded like the friggin dog was in my closet! As I was trying to sleep.
  12. Survivors/Gluebombs ??

    Saved me some typing! Good explanation! Add to this, "Olde Kustoms", which are old builds that capture the essence of that time in modeling history. Nicely done, obviously not to contemporary standards but very cool for what they represent. These survivors deserve to be restored or just cleaned up since they are the folk art of our youth!
  13. 1955 Chevrolet Belair convertible

    Very nice work on the Chevy! Larry, I have found that no matter what life dishes out, an hour of bench time really takes the edge off of it!

    Been playing... in my quest to work on my huge collection of unfinished projects. This one ticked me off in 2012. I believe I'm past those fit issues. Now the big question.. what color?