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Hello, I am new to this forum, though I've been around this hobby for what seems like forever. My name is Tory Mucaro and I have been an active model builder since I was 7 years old. At 52, that comprises about 45 years of sniffing glue and paint fumes, accumulating little boxes filled with injection molded plastic parts awaiting assembly and utilizing and even inventing every combination of swear words in the history of the hobby!

I am currently the model shop supervisor for Fisher Price Toys here in NYC. I have been a professional model maker for the last 35 years, having worked for such companies as Mego Toys, Buddy L and Tyco. I am actually a toy industry brat, my dad bringing me into the industry when I was just 17. However, my first and true love is plastic model kits. I build in almost every category, automotive, aircraft, figures, ships, sci-fi, pretty much everything but armor. I love to build in the path less traveled, and almost always have something humorous about my models.

Hope to share some fun projects with all of you, while enjoying your work and learning some tricks and techniques I am not aware of.

Tory

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Welcome Tory...

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Welcome to our plastic playground Tory.

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Welcome! Looking forward to seeing some work.

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Welcome Tory! Sounds like an impressive history in the toy business!!

I also, am looking forward to seeing your work.

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Thank you all for the warm welcome! :)

I just posted my latest creation over on the Community Builds 2012 POST APOCALYPSE/ZOMBIE HUNTER COMMUNITY BUILD

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Welcome Tory, awesome build the beetle

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The beetle looks great. I would say welcome to the addiction...but I think you've been addicted longer than I have. Hahaha. Always great to have knowledgeable heads to bang together. Welcome, welcome!

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Wow. Love the Zombietle!

Welcome aboard, Tory!!!

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Cool Beetle, and welcome

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Welcome, Ritchie Cunningham! Look forward to seeing more work. The Zombietle is impressive.

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My wife "Oprah" and I thank you for that heart warming welcome! Thank you for the kind words regarding my Zombietle!

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Hmmmm, I've know this amazing model builder for many years, I am one of his biggest fans!!! Welcome aboard Tory, your work will be welcomed here amongst the clan..... ;)

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WELCOME to the madness Tory, very NICE job on the VW!! :D

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Thanks guys! Hey John, good to see a familiar face (?) here!

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Nice work on the Volks. You'll enjoy it here.

Charlie Larkin

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Cool Bietle. Glad to have the experience on board!

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Hey Tory! Imagine bumping into you here!

Tory's father worked with Jim Keeler back the Aurora days.

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Hey Tom, yeah like a bad penny I turn up in the darndest places!

And yes, my dad did in fact work with Jim Keeler at Aurora. That would have been back around 1970-75-ish.

And thanks again to everyone for the very warm welcome I have received here. I'm likely to become a regular, you are all forewarned! Bwahahahah!!!!

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Welcome, Tory.

Oh, this is gonna be fun!

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Thanks Shardik, I'm hoping it will be!

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Welcome Tory....cool beetle.

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Thank you all for the warm welcome! :)

I just posted my latest creation over on the Community Builds 2012 POST APOCALYPSE/ZOMBIE HUNTER COMMUNITY BUILD

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1:1 Rusted out ranch/beater truck. You can't kill a Toyota.............

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