Scenes from our twentieth and twenty-first pseudo-virtual
meetings in October and November:
Due to public health and safety concerns and Maryland
State restrictions on gatherings aimed at preventing
the potential spread of the Corona Virus, the Greenbelt
Community Center where we meet has been closed to meetings
since March, 2020. We have had really good results over
the previous months with members and friends sending
us photos and descriptions of the model cars they would
have brought if we'd had physical meetings, or just
any model cars or projects they wanted to share. This
month we're doing it again.
Paul Lee sent us several completed builds. These
include a lowered Revell 1999 Chevrolet Custom Silverado
pickup truck with ground effects and aftermarket wheels/tires,
a Revell/Monogram Ford Street T with trailer, an AMT
1969 Plymouth GTX convertible, an AMT AMC Pacer with
the custom nose and baby moon wheels, and an AMT 1963
Corvette Sting Ray.
Next, Mike McCloskey shared a few of his builds.
These included an AMT 1970 1/2 split-bumper Chevrolet
Camaro with a cowl-induction hood and riding on some
big 22" rollers, a Revell 1950 Austin Gasser on large
diameter wheels, an AMT 1957 Ford Fairlane, and an AMT
Willys Pickup Gasser.
Lyle Willits recently wrapped up this Lindberg
1966 Chevelle kit, built as a 90s street machine. He
used the kit-supplied big block Chevy Rat motor with
a modified intake to accept the blower parts from a
Stacy David Rat Roaster kit. After he smoothed off their
molded-on guards, Lyle painted the bumpers to match
the body. Paint is Duplicolor Gold and Clear with lots
of rubbing out.
Steve Buter provided a follow-up on his Polar
Lights Shaggy Van project from Septemeber. Items not
seen previously include surfboards, amber roof lights,
some signage, "zoomie" style headers, a chute
pack (Steve says, "Yes they can race this, too."),
and Dagmar-style front bumpers. The side-view mirrors
are scratch built. At this point Steve says it's pretty
Steve also came across a YUFAN figure that he thought
resembled Daphne from Mystery Inc. He initially decorated
the figure to join the gang in the Polar Lights model
of the van, but although the figure was marketed as
"1/24th scale," it appeared too small when
compared with the Shag 'n Scoob figures included in
the.van kit. Steve decided that his"Daphne"
looked better suited atop an earlier build of his: a
repop of Lindberg's Tall-T style rod from the 60's.
That kit is also touted as 1/25th scale, but seems just
a tad smaller overall to Steve.
Don Krone built a replica of a real street fighter
he drove back in the 80s. It's an AMT 1972 Nova body
with nicely radiused rear wheel openings on a Revell 1969 Camaro
chassis, everything else parts box or scratch built.
Paint is Corvette Electron blue that was mixed w/clear
and had the metallic filtered out. It was sprayed over
Tamiya metallic silver to replicate the subject's blue
Dupont Imron paint job. Don says that with its 8000
rpm small block Chevy engine it was 11-second deadly
on the southern Michigan summer streets in the late
70s early 80s. He also says that this car paid for itself.
Cary Buter recently finished this Moebius 1966
Ford F-100 pickup that he built out of the box. The
only thing he did extra was his first attempt at plug
wires, heater hoses, battery cables, etc. He slightly
modified the kit distributor so he could drill it out
for the 7 wires. He says that in his next build, he'll
be using an aftermarket aluminum distributor/coil. Cary
says he's really enjoying the hobby and car models are
certainly a lot more affordable than his other hobby,
model railroading. Like the rest of us, he is also praying
for Norman to have a successful surgery and recovery.
To wrap it up this month, Lyle Willits shares
his photos from the Maryland Fire Museum Gathering.
Because this is a combined October and November update we have Halloween cookies and Thanksgiving cookies! Hope you enjoyed yours!