August Meeting Photos:
For those members who cannot make it to a meeting in
person for whatever reason, we mainatin the psuedo-virtual
aspect of the web site. Any one who wants to is encouraged
and welcomed to send in photos of their builds, so if
we can't see you and your model cars in person at meetings,
we still want to see photos of your projects here on
the site. Please
keep those photos and descriptions coming. Remember
to send them in by the third Saturday each month.
Ken Shanks sent in the following photos of his
replica of the Black Beauty from the 1960s television
series, "The Green Hornet." Just as Batman
had his Batmobile, the Green Hornet had the Black Beauty,
which was a Dean Jeffries modified 1966 Chrysler Imperial.
Ken used Jimmy Flintstone’s very complete 1:25 scale
resin and 3D printed kit. The only additions he made
to the kit are the Model Car Garage simulated vinyl
top and the Pegasus vinyl transfer red walls, which
he added for contrast.
Scenes from the meeting:
The big highlight of our 35th Anniversary meeting was
a special presentation by Lyle Willits to our
club founder, Norman Veber. Lyle presented Norman
with a 1/25 scale model of our club's mascot, a yellow
and black chopped 1949 Mercury custom in appreciation
for starting the club way back in 1988 and giving us
all a very enjoyable social outlet for what is normally
a rather solitary hobby.
Russ Kirkpatrick brought his bright green 1970
Marcos Cruz showed the Corvette with which he
won the Best Muscle Car 1962-1972 award at this year's
Super September Showdown. He also gave us a peek at
the 1/12 scale Yamaha XV1600 RoadStar motorcycle he
has in progress.
Jim Maness displayed his current Chevrolet Nova
Steve Buter brought his latest diorama which
was inspired by the X-Files TV series. He also displayed
a 1936 Ford Custom.
Steve Buter's brother Kevin Buter attended his
first-ever in-person meeting this month. Kevin has shared
his works previously in the virtual meeting section
of our website. Thi time he brought out his 1/8 scale
Pocher 1935 Mercedes 500 K-AK cabriolet.
Vinny Tufano displayed this customized 1948
Sadly, I didn't see who displayed these models.
Some of the action:
As always, the raffle table was loaded with good stuff.
No cookies this month. We had Anniversary Cake. Unfortunately,
there just wasn't time to bake and decorate a cake as
usual, so we had to make due with a store-bought cake.
Here's a look at the cake and at the decoration that
would have been.
You can see even more photos of this month's meeting