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#1 John Kit

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Posted 28 December 2020 - 10:38 AM

Please join me for part six of building a 1/32 scale 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster from a highly detailed model kit by Tomy!

 

 

Any and all comments are more than welcomed!

 

Thanks

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Posted 28 December 2020 - 04:40 PM

Hi John,

 

The car is coming along nicely!

 

For me, I find 1/24 scale cars to be challenging enough to fabricate, I can only imagine how much more challenging the 1/32 scale cars are to build since they're smaller!

 

As always, I appreciate you sharing the videos - as the video intro of your workshop with the camera panning all those wonderful pieces of your slot car track diorama and model kits sitting on your shelves always make me 'sigh" in awe- LOL!

 

Happy New Year to you and your family John!

 

Be well,

 

Ernie


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Posted 28 December 2020 - 05:17 PM

Ernie, 1/32 slot car details require way better hands than we have.  :)  I've always considered HO cars to be "bugs". :laugh2: I don't know enough about 1/43 scale to have an opinion on them.


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Posted 29 December 2020 - 02:52 PM

Ernie, thanks so much for your wonderful post!

 

I really appreciate that you like the visible 'stash' in the 'garage'! I will be building for quite some time!

 

Wishing you and your family a healthy and Happy New Year! Thanks so much for your very valued support!

 

Bill, I've found that a really good illuminated magnifying device really helps, which is why I have one on each of my workbenches!

 

I can't imagine trying to build this car in HO never mind 1/43!

 

Thanks so much for your wonderful post and your very valued support!

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John



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Posted 30 December 2020 - 10:36 PM

Bill,

 

 

 

 I've always considered HO cars to be "bugs".

 

I certainly hope that you didn't acquire an HO car and when looking for it, "saw" it was a "bug" and smashed it . . . . then wondering where the car went!  LOL

 

Happy New Year!

 

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Posted 31 December 2020 - 06:08 PM

In the mid 70's I bought my first HO, a red Dodge Charger with lexan body, square Mabuchi motor, & a brass pan I forget if it was a Riggen, Tomy, or whatever..Riggen I think. I took it home to Maine at my first opportunity & crushed any of the HO cars my brother threw at it. When I left, I gave him the car, which he still has 45 yrs. later. I've attended organized HO to watch, but I was never interested enough to participate.


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