Ramfins59

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  • Birthday 04/03/1947

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  • Location Cranberry township pa
  • Full Name Richard Manson

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  1. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic CLEANED my workbench........   

    I just did pretty much the same thing down in my basement model area Dave.  Swept the floors, dusted off the workbench, swiffered away all the cobwebs and reorganized all my paints and tools.  Now I have to knuckle down and get building again.  Between the holidays, family visits, gift wrapping, the football playoffs and Super Bowl, I haven't been working on anything for months.
  2. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic Lost Words From Our Childhood   

    I also recall a guy who came around the neighborhood crying out "I buy clothes."....  We called him the Rag Man.  He'd buy any old clothing people wanted to get rid of...... He wouldn't pay much, but in those days any extra coins helped our parents.
    Then there was the guy who came around ringing a bell... He'd sharpen your knives and scissors...
  3. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic Lost Words From Our Childhood   

    Wow......  Joe Zrodlowski, you've brought back a load of memories for me......   I've eaten many a Charlotte Rouse as a kid as my Mom used to buy them.  While I drank loads of egg creams as an adult, as a child my Saturday "shopping with Mom treat" was a Black Raspberry ice cream cone and a chocolate soda (U-Bet chocolate syrup and seltzer), and then buying 2 comic books (for 10 cents each) and reading them from cover to cover.  Living in the Inwood section of upper Manhattan in the 1950's we'd often enjoy the sunshine up on "tar beach" where Mom would hang laundry to dry, or we'd sit out on the fire escape "balcony" on a hot summer night.  For a short time my Mom worked at a Horn & Hardart Automat and I remember feeding nickels in to get a glass of milk.  
    I also fondly recall an old Italian guy who pushed a Hot Dog cart around the neighborhood on weekends.  When we saw him coming I'd go into the apartment bldg. courtyard and yell up to Mom to please throw me down a quarter so I could get 2 hot dogs (with mustard and onions in a red sauce) and a watered-down orange drink... all for a quarter...!!!  What a feast...!!!
    I remember Sandy Becker, Soupy Sales, Chuck McCann...  Roy Rogers, The Lone Ranger, Hopalong Cassidy...      Thanks Joe.
  4. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic Backstreet Garage.   

    That looks really good Patrick.
  5. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic AMT 1923 Delivery Van   

    Nice build John.  I'm also hoping to get something done with those NNL decals by showtime.
  6. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic Hello from the UK   

    Welcome to our plastic playground Simon.
  7. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air. Something to do during the holliday.   

    Nice work as usual Tulio.  I have one of these kits in my stash that I will eventually get to.  I hope it comes out looking as good as yours.
  8. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic Hudson for a friend...   

    Great job Marcos.
  9. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic 1956 Nomad   

    That's a great looking Nomad Kenneth.
  10. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic How many people fully detail a model?   

    While I sometimes put a lot of details into a model I don't really get overly "obsessive" about it (not trying to pick on Bill).  I try to be as neat and clean as I can but don't really get too hung up on the really intricate details.  I enjoy adding details because they add to the realism of the look of the model, and I find it fun along the way.  I do use internet reference pictures in order to try to get the details that I do add in the right places.  
  11. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic ´55 Chevy   

    Great job Stefan, and I agree that your interior is gorgeous.
  12. Ramfins59 added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    Lost Words From Our Childhood
    Do you remember all of these...???
    Fwd_ Lost Words from our childhood.eml
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  13. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic Finishing help   

    I'd go with Duplicolor clearcoat since you used Duplicolor paint for the final colorcoat.
  14. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic 1953 Chevy Bel Air   

    That's a great looking Chevy Harry.
  15. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic Lindberg 53 Ford Victoria   

    That's a great looking custom Bob.