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lastvautour

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Expanding the Hobby
« on: November 02, 2017, 03:03:26 PM »
I have decided to expand the hobby's exposure. At all time reference to Solid Model Memories will be a feature.

Facebook group Solid Wood Models   https://www.facebook.com/groups/633532640369265/
      Open to all Facebook members

Facebook Lou's Solid Wood Models    https://www.facebook.com/solidwoodmodels/
       My personal collection. May expand to other collections

Flickr Lou Vautour   https://www.flickr.com/photos/8416077@N08/
       I post several SMM member's collections (with permission) including mine. All scales including 1/1.

Flickr Solid Wood Models group..https://www.flickr.com/groups/solidwoodmodeling/
      Open to all Flickr members doing solids. Will feature group builds starting with 1960s Aviation theme.

Lou

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Re: Expanding the Hobby
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2017, 10:13:28 PM »

 Lou,

 I did reply somewhere on the site that I was putting some models into a local Scale model show this weekend.
 But can't find it.
 Sooo....

 I entered 6 models in the scratch built category.  There was a Scratchbuilt R/C truck and trailer built by a retired sheetmetal worker.

 There was a  1/32 Nomad, Macchi 326 and a Pika ( piloted version of the Jindivick) .

 Attached are a couple of pictures of what I set up.
 The Nomad came 3rd, the Pika came 2nd and the Macchi came 1st. The truck and I got certificates of appreciation.

 As to whether any hits on the site will occur as a result I don't know.

 Cheers

Gordon


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Re: Expanding the Hobby
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 09:30:04 AM »
Congratulation. What materiel did the other entries use?

Lou

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Re: Expanding the Hobby
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 01:33:30 AM »

 I'm not sure but the Nomad, Pika and Macchi "looked"like a bit of Vac form and resin.

 There was a note on the Macchi saying it was a test for a forthcoming Resin kit.

 the truck was made out of Sheet metal . Soldered together where needed.
 The windows were blacked so that the RC gear was not noticed. Very neat work.
 The scratch built was Catergory 58 . I think there was something like 60 odd categories.

  There were several children that entered models as well (not in scratch built)which was good to see.

 The overall standard was in my opinion quite high.

 Spent my allowance on some second hand magazines and picked up several 1/72 Vac form canopies
 For a few bucks.

 Might have a go next year. ( thinking cap is on).

 Cheers
 Gordon