Harry P.

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  • Location NW suburban Chicago
  • Full Name A mere layman...

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  1. Harry P. added a post in a topic It's not just California. The southwest is in a serious draught.   

    I bet the casinos are still seriously watering down the drinks...
  2. Harry P. added a post in a topic Even ''Predicta''kit has accuracy issues   

    Wrong!
    An artist or sculptor is creating his or her vision, not attempting to accurately recreate reality.
    Van Gogh's "Starry Night" is not an accurate reproduction of the way the night sky actually looks. It is Van Gogh's personal interpretation, and it doesn't necessarily have (or need to have) any direct connection with reality.
    On the other hand, a pattern maker or draftsman's job is to create an accurate reproduction of the original. There is no room (or need) for "artistic interpretation" if the goal is to create an accurate scale version of a full-size subject.
  3. Harry P. added a post in a topic Barracuda....Back from the dead   

    Much of the "jellybean" look has to do with aerodynamics. If you're going for the most aerodynamic shape, you're going to wind up with the jellybean look, no matter who you are. And these days, if an automaker can squeeze another tenth of a mile per gallon out of their EPA rating, they will. And that means rounded contours.
  4. Harry P. added a post in a topic It's not just California. The southwest is in a serious draught.   

    Like I said... if we only knew what our government was actually doing....
  5. Harry P. added a post in a topic Even ''Predicta''kit has accuracy issues   

    A good pattern maker and/or draftsman doesn't allow for an "interpretation" of the subject. They deal with actual numbers and dimensions.
    Pattern making and drafting are arts that are supposed to be based on fact, not "interpretation." If "interpretation" was involved, the person wasn't doing their job correctly.
  6. Harry P. added a post in a topic Tucker kit? YES!   

    Not really. Every Tucker is a collectible, so the owners obviously keep them in as pristine condition as possible. It has nothing to do with Tucker quality. They are cared for and treated like the valuable items they are.
  7. Harry P. added a post in a topic passing thought   

    I don't get this entire thread.
  8. Harry P. added a post in a topic It's not just California. The southwest is in a serious draught.   

    If we actually knew what our government was doing, we'd all jump off the nearest window ledge.
  9. Harry P. added a post in a topic 1959 Dodge Custom Royal D500   

    I don't think he was trying to replicate a "used" look on the chrome. If you actually read his post, he says that he built this model many years ago and the chrome is a little worse for wear... not an intentional look.
  10. Harry P. added a post in a topic Barracuda....Back from the dead   

    That concept is what the new Charger should have looked like from the start. Instead we got a "Charger" that looks like a brick on wheels.
    As far as a new Barracuda... it only reminds me of how stupid it was to kill off the PLYMOUTH brand. We could have been looking at new Road Runners, new Barracudas, new Furys, etc.
  11. Harry P. added a post in a topic It's not just California. The southwest is in a serious draught.   

    And they say spelling doesn't matter...
  12. Harry P. added a post in a topic Pocher 1933 Bugatti Type 50T   

    The exhaust manifolds are incorrect. They are supposed to attach to a manifold that attaches to the side of the engine, but there are no mounting flanges or bolts. First step is to add some short lengths of styrene tube cut off at a 45 degree angle to each of the individual pipes...

    The joints were filled with Bondo...

    The seams were sanded smooth, and flanges were created with sheet styrene, bolts are pieces of hex-shaped styrene rod...

  13. Harry P. added a post in a topic "Lara" - a very personal build.   

    Works for me...
  14. Harry P. added a post in a topic It's not just California. The southwest is in a serious draught.   

    I realize that the lake is a result of damming the Colorado. But the Colorado has flowed for centuries without any "help" from us. Damming a river that runs on and off through desert and expecting it to maintain consistant flow (and for Lake Mead to remain at a constant level) is foolish.
    Remember the old margarine commercial? Don't fool with Mother Nature...
  15. Harry P. added a post in a topic Moebius 1965 Satelitte   

    Love the interior. And your foil work is among the best I've seen. This should turn out to be a pretty impressive model.