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  1. I am now calling this one 'completed', although I never can keep myself from adding things to my dioramas. I wanted this to have a dark moody atmosphere, yet still portray an enjoyable place to work. This necessitated the need for lighting, which I have found even adds more to the atmosphere. I only wish that I could add the sounds and smells. What follows are the 'tour' photos. This was an enjoyable project, and I thank all of those who followed during the construction in the WIP section. I now have another diorama where I can display models for photography, so this is not the last you will see of this diorama. I want to give a big thanks to dannyi, whose work in progress diorama from 2010-2013 was a big inspiration to me. I spent several years looking at that amazing work of art, and thinking that I should work up the courage to try my own theme based around his. I encourage everybody to slip over to the WIP-dioramas section and look up the diorama by Dannyi. A work of art that good should not be forgotten in the back pages of the section. I post this to encourage all who view it to start building one of your own. Don't wait 14 years as I have done. Get started. If I can do it, you can do it.
  2. Welcome to the current Otto Ray Sing Classic Car Center. After rather humble beginnings, and now under new ownership, the business has expanded and become even more efficient. The garage area is much larger than the previous versions, and results in more efficient repairs, as well as increased customer satisfaction. The show room is large enough to display three cars. It follows the mid-century modern theme and allows customers to view their dream cars at all times.. The dealership is inviting and always stocked with beautiful cars to please any taste. Actually, there is one detriment. In front of the garage is a cement walkway, that has so far, resisted all attempts to remove it. These two workers will attest that it is much easier to stand around and look at it, than it is to perform the exercise in futility of trying to remove it. Management had a sense of humor when they put up the restroom signs. The entryway to the showroom was also well thought out to draw customers eyes to the vehicles found within. A classic car is always in view while approaching the building. This is what I call a 'photographic diorama', as the purpose is for it to be able to have scenery, vehicles, & figures changed to suit the needs of the vehicle being photographed. I will be adding a history to this as well as introducing figures, etc, if there is interest.
  3. Early 60's AMT paint cans in the box with kit. That's what's missing from these nostalgia kits! Best match up now is Testors lacquer.Lots of good colors. Wild altereds. Saw some old ad's for Revell kit's like Ed Roth Bantam Bomber and Studebaker Miss Deal. Those were the kits to get in that era. AMT comes close to that with Jawbreaker.You have to build it right to get that 'thrown together' look. Because that's the way those cars were.They were built to do just one thing.So they were not real stylish. Box art AMT MPC. That's a tough go for them. I myself have come around to checking for any box art or real race cars or custom cars on the net. AMT works hard to put something on the box but really the modeler has to get himself motivated to build 'that car'.
  4. To say is waste of time, I will show you my latest collection. 1:18 W Motors Fenyr Supersport in white:
  5. Three Rivers 39th Annual model car contest and swap meet. Sunday September 24th 2017, 9AM to 3PM Garden City Fire Hall 602 Garden City Drive Monroeville PA 15146
  6. HI Everyone, I'm hoping some of you will see this post and reply. My dad, Harry Pristovnik, was an avid contributor to this website and those of you that knew him know cars and model cars were his passion. He passed away in April and we don't know what to do with his extensive model car collection. These models meant EVERYTHING to him. I know he'd want them to go to people who will treasure them as much as he did. Will you all give us some advice on what to do? Sell them to model car enthusiasts? (is there any interest on this site from people who'd want to buy them?) Donate them to a museum? We're talking hundreds of completed models, and some unfinished kits. We can't keep them (though of course we will keep a few, in his memory). We're lost. Please help. This was his world and we need a glimpse into how to honor his dedication and love for it. Gratefully, Amy
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    NEW LOCATION- KEYSTONE FIRE COMPANY, 240 NORTH WALNUT STREET, BOYERTOWN, PA -- which is 2.3 miles and one right turn from the Gilbertsville Fire Co. You go 2 miles West on East Philadelphia Ave( after the 8th traffic light), then turn right on North Walnut Street for 3 blocks and you are there. Here is a link from the old location to the new one MAP LINK Len Feinberg & The Central Pennsylvania Model Car Club proudly presents The Super September Showdown XVII Model car contest and vendor show. For the contest there will be 21 Classes plus Best of Show. The is a wide variety of vendors selling new kits, old kits, promos, parts, resin, decals, etc. Admission is Still Only $5.00 and that includes all of your contest entries. Here is a link to some of the pictures from last year's show Super September Showdown XVIII Food will be available from the Keystone Fire Hall kitchen and staff. Plenty of off street parking. For vendor info, contact Len Feinberg at 610-923-7534 of fnplastics@aol.com. For contest information email the Central Pa. Model Car Club atcentralpamcc@hotmail.com or go to cmpcc.org Here is a link to the Super September Showdown Web Site with the Contest info CLICK HERE
  8. My name is Javier but you can call me JAY I'm new here I'm 19 from Chicago I've been building models for about a year and plenty more to come really friendly person love helping people I love Japanese cars here's a recent model car I made its a Nissan 180sx from fujimi great kit highly recommend it
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    November 18 - 20, 2016 Scottsdale, AZ 19th SOUTHWEST NATIONALS Model Car & Pedal Car Show/Contest, GoodGuys Rod & Custom Association, 3 days, Peoples Choice balloting for Top 12 Awards, Best of Show, and Peoples Choice awards + Best Junior Model; No Registration Fee; enter as many models as you'd like, free for one or a hundred!; Free Make-n-Take events on Saturday and Sunday, sponsored by Revell, for kids 12 & under; over 3,000 1:1 rods, customs, specialty collector cars for inspiration. Located at WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 North Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. For Info, contact the Show Director, danbakeraz@cox.net, or 480-540-3608. Website: www.Good-Guys.com
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    March 4 - 6, 2016 Scottsdale, AZ 7th SPRING NATIONALS Model Car & Pedal Car Show/Contest, GoodGuys Rod & Custom Association, 3 days, Peoples Choice balloting for Top 12 Awards, Best of Show, and Peoples Choice awards + Best Junior Model; No Registration Fee; enter as many models as you'd like, free for one or a hundred!; Free Make-n-Take events on Saturday and Sunday, sponsored by Revell, for kids 12 & under; over 3,000 1:1 rods, customs, specialty collector cars for inspiration. Located at WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 North Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. For Info, contact the Show Director, danbakeraz@cox.net, or 480-540-3608. Website: www.Good-Guys.com
  11. Back into this after over 30 years. My first project is two COE Freightliners that will pull 53' reefers. I stretched the first one a little - but the second is a lot longer as you can see the rough frame. Still needs sanding and a few glitch fixes. They will resemble owner operator rigs with individual personality hauling frozen food across this great land. I will send updated pics as it progresses. I love this stuff and there are some very talented builders here and on YouTube.
  12. Getting back into it after many years. Started when I was 10 and bought several kits around $12 each to make 1 rig. Always 1/25 scale because that was all we had. Got out of it in my late teens and now back at 50. Pricey now compared to then..... My intro back into it is a pair of Freightliner COE's stretched pulling 53' reefer trailers. I am well underway with the first one with the frame for the second beside it to show the contrast. I still have sanding to do and fix a few glitches. They will have the appearance of 2 distinct rigs with personal driver preferences like Owner Operator rigs. I have seen some amazing builders on here and YouTube that have me a bit embarrassed to post.....but I love this stuff. More pics to come as it progresses.
  13. Hello all, say anyone have a good idea for a Paint job for a 1/25 67 Dodge Charger, Street stock, type, maybe mild mags, etc, I was thinking Silver with White vinyl top and White Interior, but, Black on Black is killer too,,Or Red w/ Red interior, or Red, White vinyl top,,or ? HELP..
  14. I found this the other day while researching Paint code's for the Sox and Martin 71 Cuda Im going to be doing, It also has paint codes for all Chrysler major cars, Dart, Duster, Cuda etc, the second sheet is for Spec's on all the cars and Engine options, might find it handy, I also add'd a layout of a TF,f/C Fuel line set up..
  15. We are also taking up an offering for the church for letting us have a build day there. Email me or leave a reply here if you're coming. Just so I know how many tables to put up.
  16. Here is a Revell vw bus I completed for a friend. Easy build. Did the in side with tie-dye, has a home made table. With a reel to reel tape deck, tamyia paint an clear, custom decals. Detailed rims. Came out decent , hope u like it,
  17. Don't you just hate! When you work and sand a Body ready for painting, then the weather turns, and you end up getting small Pin bubbles in the paint Job!! So, Then you decide to spray a spare junk body to test decals and reaction to a new Floor wax dip deal, and the paint job come's out near perfect!! That's what happen when I sprayed New Green Elephant Vega body, So I yanked a old SS Chevelle body out wanting to put some old decals on, and do this deal where as you Dip the body in the floor wax and let it set up,, well Now I have too sand the Vega back down, and the Chevelle is fine,,lol
  18. Hello Gang, I can't believe it took me this long too find this site, Very glad an excited too be here, I love too build Model cars, Mostly IHRA,NHRA Drag racing and muscle car's, I have been building my Whole Life almost, I started at about 10, and won my first couple of contest's back then at my good ol little town Toy shop "remember them" HO and Slot car tracks, Models stacked too the ceiling, and all RC Cars were on a cable, with 4 giant C-D Cell batteries!! My Toy shop was in my home town of Bucyrus Ohio, it was named Sullivan's toy land, I had the hook up, the owner son was also a class mate of mine in same school, I loved that place, My first car that I won with was the "Red Alert Chevelle, "recall that car" Its the first time I wired my engine! I used Yellow Thread from my mom's sewing box! also, carpet, "no flocking yet" So I cut the Top layer of our carpet from behind the B/w Tv, "at 10 It was 1970, we received our color TV about 74,My Pops went nuts when he took the old TV OUT lol, My car was decent, I put glue in the bottom if interior pan and sprinkled the shaved carpet fibers in,,lol, I won!! any kit of my choice, I took the 63 Corvette "Rod Shop" red white and blue! She was big scale, like 1/16 or something, also received spray paint, brush kit and glue "testers of Corse, and that's my story, been hooked ever since, I been getting into Sterline and retrofitting parts, I can't believe some of the new stuff out here too help us build, I was out of it for about 18 yrs, daughter, family and a thing called work, back then No Internet, only magazine's once in awhile, I love the Flocking, and the Ignition wiring kits, "no sewing thread" lol, I do fuel lines now, and break's, I have gone on too long, can't wait too meet a few or all of you and trade idea's and tips, Oh, ,I just started the Green Elephant F/C, using the 74 Schumacher Vega, and slixx decals, just Now opened the Box, Funny its a 95 kit "18 yrs old, and didn't bat an eye, "wife was like That's a collector item"..lol So..Im building it!! "Its a model car kit thing" lol,,BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH,, Here I go again,, sorry, ok, drop me a line, I have posted a few of my cars, "Just don't know how to find them now" There in the gallery, under "aspence5, or alan spence.lol,,maybe booboo60..anywho, drop me a line any time, take care, and Build On Gentlemen..
  19. Has anyone heard anything from Rick? He is really good about answering emails and I have not heard from him about a small issue I had on an order and was hoping he is ok. It has been several months and that is just not like him. He has really nice decals and normally great customer service. I would like to order more if I know everything is alright. Thanks
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