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  1. On 1/5/2020 at 11:50 PM, High octane said:

    After all these years of driving, I guess when I had my Coupe de Ville, I bought a "beater" car for work. It was a '69 Chevelle wagon and the front suspension was so worn, that when I drove it, the front end shook so bad that it would take the steering wheel out of my hands. After awhile I wouldn't even let my girlfriend drive it as it was "bad news." I don't remember if I had sold it or what as it has been over 40 years ago. That was the most dangerous car/truck that I had ever owned.

    That wagon would be collectible today. So would Mom's 63 Dodge wagon that I inherited for my high school years.

  2. Dan, that VW is a bad looking sleeper. Did you lower it?

    I would have been dangerous in this if I was 30 years younger. Probably the most dangerous car I ever drove was my Mom's 1965 Electra 225 with the Wildcat 455 engine. A gigantic sleeper that I loved to street race. Occasionally, I'd catch a Chevelle Super Sport off the line by surprise, but he'd soon catch up with me. Back then, a lap belt was the ultimate in car safety. I always wore my seat belt. Still do.


  3. Yeah, that's all old 'Whats-his-name' ever does. When Frank's not watching, he moseys into the office, pours himself a cup, then sneaks a shot of Frank's Old Grandad outta the desk drawer.

    I got the shop from a seller on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/str/desales. He customized it for me, adding the front wall and doors and a roof panel. Great guy to work with.

  4. Enlarging my diorama, and gonna try  a green screen background. That should be an easier to work the PhotoShop magic eraser tool. 67 years old, been doing computer graphics since they were invented, and still learning new stuff every day. I love it!




  5. One thing that model car manufacturers and decal making companies have to consider is the licensing fees that the sponsors charge to use their name. Probably not an issue for someone to make one set, but I doubt you'll find a decal company offering such a specialized sheet.

    I'm a retired graphic designer and can reproduce just about any graphics to scale, but it can be tedious and very time-consuming. I've made my own decals for a while and just ordered the Decal Maker's Value Package from MicroMark. It has the capability of printing white so I'll be able to make decals for dark colored models.


  6. That's amazing, Bill. I'm curious and would like to try this on a diorama I'm doing. I'm not familiar with using a negative ion generator. How does that work, and does the "grass" stay upright and attached with some kind of glue or adhesive?

  7. Thanks, Randy. I'm having a lot of fun with the diorama. I even started a blog on WordPress. I'd done a blog there a few years ago but, like everything, they gotta' make it more complicated. Oh well, keeps my brain exercising. I've got two other old blogs there. You can see my rough draft here (I think):


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    Niburu County Florida's Sheriff's Deputy Joe Billy just got his new SUV Police Interceptor this week. The 2019 Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle hit a top speed of 134 mph at the Michigan State Police evaluations last fall. The 4WD model clocked in at 121 mph. Joe Billy’s sho’ proud of it, and can’t wait for his first high-speed pursuit. They just got the decal package put on and it looks cool. Maybe one of Shambles Performance Motors' customers will fulfill Joe Billy's dream of a high-speed pursuit. <img src="https://www.diecast.org/assets/images/forums/2020/01/01/NIBURUsherrif[1].jpg" /> And yeah, I designed and made the decals.
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  9. We signed the contract for our new, 3 bay shop. Construction will begin next week, weather permitting. That sky looks foreboding.

    Frank's getting the lot cleaned up while we don't have much inventory. Well actually, NO inventory. Sold every last car we got in and rolling in cash! Bubba, Frank, and whats-his-name in there putting the bookshelves together are on overtime AGAIN!

    I think Connie hooked up with that college kid 'cause she left early and had a glint in her eye... if you know what I mean. I let 'em all have tomorrow off for New Year's. I think Frank sent Connie to the whiskey store for his holiday cheer 'cause I saw a suspicious brown bag in the office with "Frank" written on it in her handwriting. He lost his license and can't drive... remember? He can walk across the cow pasture to work... so far.


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