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About Ramfins59

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  • Birthday 04/03/1947

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    Cranberry township pa
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    Richard Manson

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  1. A Thought about the Magazine, etc.

    Me too... Wholeheartedly. Gregg Hutchings is indeed a real, live person. Back in the 90's, when I lived on Long Island in NY, I picked Gregg up from the airport to bring him to our LIARS Club show. I've also met him at the NNL East show. I've done some "collection work" for him for monies due from dealers and hobby shops for the magazine (I did A/R Collections work for 32 years). Aside from the physical problems with his back injury, the loss of Golden Bell Press and Harry Pristovnik forced Gregg to learn, take on and manage all the steps and tasks of putting out a magazine..... (Editing, layout, writing, printing, distribution, mailing and postage, advertising and getting advertisers, getting show coverage and photos, subscriptions, financing, legalities, etc...etc... and I'm sure there are a few more...). Add to all of this, his personal family issues of dealing with and caring for aging and ailing in-laws. A lesser person would surely have given up a long time ago being faced with so much adversity. Gregg has a great love for this model car hobby of ours and has been literally doing all that he possibly can, physically, mentally, emotionally and financially to keep things running. I, for one, am looking forward to that "light at the end of the tunnel" for him.
  2. New guy

    Welcome to our plastic playground Mark.
  3. 1954 Mercury Monterey wagon

    Paul, I looked up Big Sky Resins to try to find those hubcaps, but they say this car is no longer available.
  4. 1967 Ford Galaxie XL, 1/17, Interior Work.

    Steve, this model is just phenomenal... I'm loving it. My first car was a '67 Galaxie 4 door, in Champagne Gold with a black top and an all black interior.
  5. 1954 Mercury Monterey wagon

    That is just gorgeous Paul. What did you use for the hubcaps?
  6. A Thought about the Magazine, etc.

    I agree 100% Tom. While he has been getting the magazine printed out of his own pocket (with a little help wherever he can get it) his own pockets are not very deep. He really got screwed when Golden Bell Press pulled out. This Forum brightens my day every day. I check in on here several times a day...... (nice to be retired with free time.)
  7. hi

    Welcome to our plastic playground Jean-Pierre.
  8. 1950 NASH - Class of '50 - Graduate # 2

    Thanks again to all of you for your kind words.
  9. beverly hillbilies

    I have this kit and my plan (down the road) is to make it a Street Rod using the engine from the '50 Olds Custom kit since it is an Olds. Hopefully I'll be getting to it in the not too distant future...
  10. 1950 NASH - Class of '50 - Graduate # 2

    Thank you all very much for your encouraging comments. Bob (TooOld) - '50's Graduate #1 was a Modelhaus 1950 Cadillac that I built about a year ago. I also have a couple of 1950's diecast cars... Chevy, Lincoln & Studebaker.
  11. 1950 NASH - Class of '50 - Graduate # 2

    Here are pics of the interior. I also added a shift lever and turn signal lever using pieces of shirt pins.
  12. 1950 NASH - Class of '50 - Graduate # 2

    Thanks guys. I appreciate your kind comments. this was a fun build. I have a few more "rare subjects" to come in my pile of unbuilt resin kits
  13. After almost a year of not building or finishing any models, today I FINALLY finished one...!!! This is a resin 1950 Nash kit that I got from Modelhaus before they closed up shop. It is a Curbside kit, therefore no engine or chassis detail. I painted it "plain Jane Gray" (primer) with a clearcoat. The interior is also Gray with a flat black floor and side panels detailed with BMF and Molotow pens. I added gas, brake and clutch pedals because there were none. The dash is also Gray with BMF trim and Molotow pens. I added a gauge face to the steering wheel gauge pod and also the clock face. The clock also has a PE ring for a bezel, and the gauge pod and clock both have a drop of clear epoxy for lenses. I also added interior visors (from sheet plastic) along with an interior mirror and dome light. The exterior mirror and antenna are from my parts stash. Thanks for looking in on this, and, as always, any and all comments are welcomed.
  14. Quick hello from Kansas

    Welcome to our plastic playground David.
  15. Hi from Melbourne

    Welcome to our plastic playground Simon.