Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

the new guy

12 posts in this topic

Posted · Report post

Hello fellow plastic junkies! My name is john (aka Q-tip ), I live in northern Indiana and have been building since I was knee high to a fuel tank.( about 36 years). I build ww2 aircraft and trucks. I know' I know' playing on both teams right? Not really,by building weathered aircraft its not only a training tool but its also a history lesson. Then take the building and weathering teachings over to the truck side and the next thing you know scratch building,application of road grime and airbrushing doesn't seem to be so far out of reach. Once I figure out how to send pics I'll get them to you. P.S. for the guys building wreckers,guess what? I do drive and operate a 50 ton rotator doing recovery work on i69 and i 80/90. Building plastic is my stress reliever.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Love your screen name :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Welcome to MCM. Enjoy!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Welcome to the site.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

What's happening Q?? You definitely don't have to be embarrassed about building other stuff...I've been known to tackle a fighter jet or a Star Trek model, myself....Welcome aboard....Can't wait to see some of you work...And maybe a pic of the rotator you drive...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I'm a car/truck builder who's working on a Dumas wood Chris Craft now just for a change of pace. Whole different deal but enjoying it. I've got a trailer for it but now have to decide what to use for a tow vehicle. Thinking maybe the 65 Chevelle wagon since I have one of those. Any suggestions?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

What scale is the boat? Land air and sea run in different scaling. For instance I'm building a 1/25 scale Pete 352 with a scratch drop deck, but the load will be an 1/32 scale f5 tiger jet. So the measurements between the two are as follows..1"=2'1" for 1/25 scale and 1"=2'8" for 1/32 scale aircraft. Close enough to just look right,and it should look just cool when its done.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

boat is 1/24. trailer is from the Revell Elco with bass boat from the 90's. boat fits on trailer almost perfectly. I just always loved those Mahohgany Chris Crafts. Dumas kits are actually pretty nice. All the bulkheads and keel are laser cut and as long as you glue up everything square they go together well

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Good to have you here. I also build whatever looks cool to me. Love to see some pics of your recovery vehicle I drove heavy duty wreckers when a 750 Holmes on a KW was a hot set up...lol .Traded that for a cement mixer. I'm too out of shape to be dragging cables http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg593/rctruk/028.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Q-Tip..............that's what they call the old folks here in Arizona because they have white hair and white tennis shoes.

lol

Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

welcome Q-tip.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

WELCOME Q TIP...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0