November 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.
Since Steve Buter had a wedding to attend in
Baltimore and couldn't make it to the meeting this month,
he sent us these photos of a somewhat intriguing model
car. Steve adopted this radical custom from Rich Meany's
treasure trove of built models back when we were still
meeting at the fire museum. When he found it, two of
the Ferrari wheels and tires were missing. The two that
remained were damaged beyond repair, rendering them
useless. Setev says whats intriguing about this smoothly
crafted curbside custom is that the original builder
is not known. Whoever it was, began their work by radically
chopping an AMT 1940 Ford Sedan and then grafting it
to a Ferrari body belt level down. From there, it looks
like those alterations were grafted to what might be
a Monogram 1937 Ford Sedan front clip. As a curbsider,
ther's no interior or engine, but the Ferrari's front
and rear suspensions were used. Steve adds that the
only things he did to this remarkable build was put
new wheels/tires on it (from partsbox stuff) and fashioned
rear exhaust outlets from square plastruct. He left
the original orange paint job intact, polishing it up
with Novus #2. Steve hopes that folks who check our
meeting coverage out will recognize this model and that
maybe the original builder will reveal him/herself or
be identified by someone.
Scenes from the meeting:
Marcos Cruz completed his build of the recently released AMT 2021 Ford Bronco.
Russ Kirkpatrick built this replica of a friend's
vinyl-topped Dodge Super Bee.
Lyle Willits dusted off a couple of of his older
builds for our viewing pleasure.
Howdy Hoffman, Jr. displayed a fine selection
of models reflecting America's Big-Three auto manufacturers.
Gordon Chin showed three projects and a finished
1/8 scale Pocher Ferrari F40.
Jim Maness put this pair of Chevrolets on the
Here's Jim Lyons' take on Grandpa Munster's
Bobby Reyes brought out the Land Rover series
III with a C1 conversion and Volvo S40 models that he
shared with us virtually last month.
Vinny Tufano displayed this dynamic 1929 Ford
Woody and customized Auburn Speedster duo.
Duane Hinton displayed this Dodge Polara.
The Pontiacs on Parade parking lot had several
interesting works in progress..
Unfortunately, I didn't get to see who placed these fine builds on the display tables.
Some of the action:
As always, the raffle table was loaded with good stuff,
including an Italeri reissue of the Esci BMW 320 Gr.5
with new decals that was built by our own Marcos Cruz
for a kit
review on the FineScale Modeler web site.
Although there were no cookies, we had quite a variety of snacks on hand this month.
You can see even more photos of this month's meeting