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PeteJ

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PeteJ last won the day on January 17

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  • FirstName
    Peter
  • LastName
    Johnson
  • IPMS Number
    45343
  • Local Chapter
    San Diego Model Car Club, IPMS
  • City
    San Marcos
  • State
    California
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    Male
  • Location
    San Marcos, Ca.

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  1. Didn't know were to put this bit over the weekend and now I have noticed that the website is extremely slow loading and changing from screen to screen. Several times I have given up on it and moved on. If it is just me, fine, but if not, perhaps the administrator can look at it.
  2. Scale Motorsport has just announced a new super detail set for the Revell GT 40 kit. It is not on their web site yet, but it is up on their facebook page. No information about what will be included but if I know Matthew Wells(and I do) it will be outstanding! Glad to see new product coming out! It has been a while.
  3. The bottom one looks like a #12 scalpel blade. Google that and it should be a good start. Several companies look like they make variation labeled as 12a, 12b etc. Google is your best friend for this. A little time and you should be able to find just what you want.
  4. Ok, they must have some time on their hands at the museum today. This is the second video release in the last hour.
  5. I follow the Air Force museum Face book page and they just posted this video of the cockpit of their 262. I was somewhat taken back by the simplicity of it. I suppose that is because I am more use to cockpits that have more Nav/aids. At any rate, enjoy.
  6. https://airandspace.si.edu/stories/editorial/wonder-woman’s-invisible-jet-now-display πŸ€¨πŸ˜†πŸ˜‰
  7. Gil, I love the old Dave Deal designs! Never built them though. As a kid, I did do a lot of Weirdo's though. We really had a lot of strange stuff when I was growing up. Do you remember the old Flap Jack model. I still have one new in the box. I really need to get around to building that one of these days.
  8. I was going through sorting photos last night and realized that over the last 20 years or so, I have done some pretty weird models. I've done my fair share of "normal" models as well, but here are some of the strangers ones for your enjoyment.
  9. Just a personal life changing story on the subject. Years ago(twenty years ago now) I built a custom model car that I entered in a local contest. I worked very hard on the model and was quite proud of it. It didn't place in the contest. After the show I took it to the head judge for the category. As it happened the judge was Drew Hierwarter. Many of you may know him as a long time staff writer for Fine Scale and Scale Auto. Drew took the time to go through the model with me, pointing out flaws and other things that were detractors. We were both very respectful of the other and it made a difference. Well to make a long story short, I took the model home, set it on the bench and took a deep breath and tore the model apart to rebuild it. The end of the story is that the following show I took it to was Tamiya/Con and it won Best Extensive conversion and an all expense paid trip to Japan for a week. That set me on a lifetime path of working to make the best models I can and seek advise and critiques from many sources. My experience with a judge may not be typical, but it could be. When I judge, I remember my experience and am willing to help any modeler who asks.
  10. Mark, you had me very confused for a moment. I am not from San Marcos, Texas but San Marcos, California. though I spent a lot of time in Texas. Del Rio, Laughlin AFB to be exact. Not the end of the world but you can see it from there. We would drive into San Antonio on the weekends for the night life. From there I became a water wagon driver(1972 to 1981). Mostly in northern Michigan and Washington State. Moved to San Marcos Ca in 1988. Pete
  11. That is correct, it is 1/6 scale and it is a stunning creation. The engine does run although it hasn't in a while. Like most models of this type it just wasn't meant to run a lot. Too may tiny and delicate parts. I admire all the skilled craftsman who have models in this museum. I am a bit surprised that they don't have a Wingrove model. There miniature fire arms displays are also quite interesting.
  12. Dr. Parks aircraft(all three of them) are spectacular but the think louis Chenot's Duesenberg SJ is the real crown jewel. The craftsmanship is just beyond anything I have ever seen,
  13. They are quite proud of that fact. At one time you could by the Sherline from Sears under the Craftsman name brand. The owner Joe Martine set up a museum in Carlsbad, California know as the Joe Martin Craftsmanship museum. If you are ever in So Cal you really should stop and see it. It is just chock full of amazing work. I spoke to Joe many times when I was there buying something. He passed away a couple of years ago, but had the foresight to set the company and museum up well to continue after him. I am lucky in that I live about 15 from both the factory and the museum. Well, lucky and unlucky. It is far too easy sometimes to just run up and pickup a tool that I could use right now for a project. Great people work there. Always willing to give you time to talk you through something. It seems that everyone who works there is really into what they do.
  14. Noel, I agree with you. I have a Sherline mill and lathe and my scrap pile is about 5 times the size of my completed parts pile. I get a great deal of pleasure in figuring out how to work with raw bar and rod stock to get what I want. It is very time consuming, but in the end, I get far more pleasure out of the creative process that I ever do from picking up a trophy.
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