January 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.
Paul Lee not only starts off the virtual portion
of our site this month, he also attended the meeting
in-person. Here we see his Son of Troublemaker El Camino
Funny Car from Atlantis Models, a blue Revell Ferrari
360 Modena Spider, a Revell Tom "the Mongoose"
McEwen rear-engined dragster, a silver Revell BMW Z8
roadster, a Revell 1972 Olds Custom Cutlass Supreme
Convertible in silver with a white top.
Steve Martin sent shots of his Monogram 1940
Ford Pickup. It's his example of what might happen if
a 90s Street Rod was left for dead in the woods and
then found and brought up to today's looks. He also
sent photos of his Revell 1937 Ford 5-Window hot rod,
which he said was inspired by something he'd seen on
the web. He built it box stock except for the wires
and wheels. Lastly, Steve sent pics of his first Deuce.
He desccirbes it as mostly a bone yard build with some
parts scratch built like bomber seats, fuel pump, and
pulleys. The fan belt is electrical tape and he usedyellow
cellophane for the window glass.
Rex Turner sent his regards from Florida along
with photos of his George Follmer 1970 Boss 302 T/A
Mustang. He says he started it as a conversion from
a Monogram Boss 429 kit, but because it was taking longer
than some of Larry Booth’s projects, he resorted to
using the interior from a diecast to finally get it
Scenes from the meeting:
Nick Sickle gave a look at his latest 1/64 scale aquisitions.
Lyle Willits displayed a 1932 Ford 5-Window
gasser, a 1932 Ford roadster with Duvall windshield,
and a 1937 Ford coupe.
Russ Kirkpatrick showed his Tom Daniels designed
Monogram Beer Wagon in the Mountain Dew livery.
Mark Wheeler displayed a group of five models
that included a very special Porsche Boxster in Mandy's
memory. He also had some works in progress to show.
Rick Donovan brought out a half-dozen of his
models including a radically chopped 1959 El Camino
that had been waiting for a custom windshield until
he recently found a special piece of super-thin lexan
that could be heated and bent to the needed shape with
Marcos Cruz placed four cars on the table: a
Camaro Z-28 with T-Tops, a Porsche 911, a Mazda RX-3,
and a BMW 2002 Turbo.
A brand new member,Gordon Chin, displayed a
1/8 scale Corvette and a 1/12 scale Big Red Baron.
Don Sutherland showed his 1960 El Camino, 1953 Ford 2-Door, and 1939 Ford Sedan builds.
Steve Buter brought out a pair of early front-engined
dragsters and an MG TC that appears to have a bit of
Dean Lewis showed a pair of finished models and a pair of projects he has under way.
Dave Matiko shared a model he built from a resin
kit about 15 years ago for his father. It's a replica
of the 1962 Chrysler Newport station wagon hardtop his
dad bought new and kept until 2005. Dave shared several
memories of his times in and with the car. The model
came back to him after his father's passing about a
Duane Hinton displayed this Pro-styled Chevelle.
Jim Derreth displayed this 1963 Chevrolet Implala.
Mal Douglas brought the chassis of his on-going
1964 Chevelle gasser where he's just finished making
posable steering, and an HO scale train car project
to share one of his other hobbies.
Leonard Harrod showed some of his projects and
an older 1957 Chevy race car build that's being updated
with some newer wheels and headers.
This meeting marked the return of our Pontiacs on Parade
parking lot. It's a special area where members came
group their Pontiac models together and share discussions
of the historical marque's autos. Our newsletter editor,
Tim Sickle has populated the lot here with a rebuildable
1968 GTO that is destined to someday replicate his own
GTO, a rebuildable 1969 GTO, and a built MPC "War
Eagle" Cafe Racer styled Trans Am.
I didn't see who placed these models on the display tables.
Some of the action:
The raffle table was packed with goodies.
Oops, now that we can have cookies at the meeting again,
looks like we forgot. (We're so out of the habit.) Well,
here's some virtual chocolate chips to hold you over
until next month.
You can see even more photos of this month's meeting