Crankys Workshop article in the new issue

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I know he probably hears it all the time but Cranky is one of the best at what he does i just loved the new article in the new issue. He is my inspiration to keep going in the hobby and to learn his techniques!!! Keep it up Cranky!

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I know he probably hears it all the time but Cranky is one of the best at what he does i just loved the new article in the new issue. He is my inspiration to keep going in the hobby and to learn his techniques!!! Keep it up Cranky!

I'll bet he won't mind hearing it again... B) B)

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Gotta agree Virgil is an artist!......I like his shiny stuff better, but love the art of weatheringcool.gifcool.gif

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Cranky has a "how to article" in this months issue? I need to make a run to the city and pick it up. Shiny is great but the art of "salt" is the best.

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Definitely one of my favorite builders here!! ;)

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Aw shucks, you guys are just too kind. I'm just trying to have a bit more fun with styrene! ;):):)

Besides, Harry is the one who makes everyone look good in print!

Thanks Harry!

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See what I mean?

Here I am in Daytona with Harry on my right and Gregg on the left. I don't know why they always insist on wearing black, and in such intense Florida heat!

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Read Cranky's article,and pay close attention to his use of magnets. I've been using them for years to hold my model's hoods in place(both shut and open),only I get mine from www.amazingmagnets.com - I think they would work well holding 'opening' doors closed,too.........'Z'

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Steven, you are right, I think the possibilities with magnets are endless and very very interesting.

I hope to one day be able to build a take-apart model, held together with magnets only. ;)

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See what I mean?

Here I am in Daytona with Harry on my right and Gregg on the left. I don't know why they always insist on wearing black, and in such intense Florida heat!

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V, you're confused. I'm on your left! ;)

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LOL!!!

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CRANKY ROCKS!!!

Have you guys visited his Fotki site? I looked at it last week, was on there somewhere close to three hours just enjoying his craftsmanship, and his willingness to share his pictures with us. Just a joy to behold, he is another unique craftsman that enhances our wonderful hobby, and motivates people like me...and I am grateful.

Folks, check it out, worth the visit. Thanks for all your hard work Cranky.

Mike

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Cranky is a fantastic talent and a great guy. We're very glad to have him here! B)

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Thanks, Mike. B)

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Oh and let this be a warning to you all, this is what happens after a decade of inhaling all that glue spirit and styrene dust:

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CRANKY ROCKS!!!

Have you guys visited his Fotki site? I looked at it last week, was on there somewhere close to three hours just enjoying his craftsmanship, and his willingness to share his pictures with us. Just a joy to behold, he is another unique craftsman that enhances our wonderful hobby, and motivates people like me...and I am grateful.

Folks, check it out, worth the visit. Thanks for all your hard work Cranky.

Mike

Oh heck yeah i have spent plenty of time on his Fotki site. Some of the best original ideas I have ever seen.

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Thanks, Darrin and thanks Harry.

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He doesn't look Cranky at all.LOL,I always enjoy following your build ups,man.Lets see whats up now.?.Don't leave us hangin here.

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Thanks, Terry. Up next are finishing two more chapters of the book, and I do have a few new projects I would like to get started on in early August. Stay tuned in.

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Great Cranky; so you're saying that inhaling too much glue fumes and styrene dust will lead me to model HO scale trains?! (wait, I already do that too............:) )

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LOL!!! Yes, and the your entire garage will be taken up by model cars, trains, toys, spare parts for motorcycles . . . all the toys only a fool can amass thinking he will get to buid and enjoy all of it.

:):lol::lol:

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Ok Cranky, I am with you on that!

Model cars........check.

Model Railroading.....check.

4 1:1 project cars.......check.

A 1956 Harley and a 1971 Suzuki T500R motorcycle projects.......got those too.

Garage space............(laughs hysterically, wipes tears from eyes and takes a deep breath)......NOPE!

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Haven't seen the article yet... but I'm pretty sure I'll be putting the info to good use before too long! ;)

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Awesome work and great pics. I have to track down a MCM mag. Anyone know which book stores carry them?

By the way that avatar is cool,do you have a model related business.

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Awesome work and great pics. I have to track down a MCM mag. Anyone know which book stores carry them?

By the way that avatar is cool,do you have a model related business.

The only place that I can get a copy of it in my town is my local hobby shop. I should subscribe to it but for right now i dont. 1.) is since most of the hobby shops closed in my area i try to keep giving as much money as i can to my lhs to help them survive. 2.) its easier for me to just come up with the $6.00 a month.

I had read on here that one day it would be on the newstands with the other mags but to no avail yet.

one day i plan on subscribing but the best bet for you is to see if you have a local hobby shop that carries it.

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