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  1. Rick's Avatar Member
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    As always there's lots going on in the backrooms of SMC. I'm going to continue
    working with Dan and we'll evaluate what we do to keep the site interesting. As you know, we had a couple of very successfull "Show & Shines" last year and that might happen again this year. However, we don't want to wreck a good thing by repeating the same models at each event. Lets see whats "new" on your bench.

    I'd also like to remind you that photos AND descriptions of what you did and how you did it are what makes posts even more interesting and informative.

    So, what's everybody working on this year?
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  2. Don Garrett's Avatar Asst. Administrator
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    Brain Phartz (six pack).......don't ask, it's a secret.

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    Pre-production pictures of the (cast in fiberglass) Custom C-cab body w/optional beach buggy top. Maybe even a 1/8th surf board.

    That's all for now!
    Grandpa McGurk.....Steppin' Large and Livin' easy.
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  3. miked.'s Avatar Active Member
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    On the drawing table I am working on a set of plans for a early 80's midget, should finish them this week. Then I will start building the chassis. This will be my first full blown scratch built Whats On Your Bench car so it should interesting.
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    There could be a lot of things on my bench this year. I just purchased a 7 X 12 metal lathe so the who knows.

    Cheers
    Rob Byrnes
    Novi, Mi.

    On the Bench
    1:48 Monogram B-17 Flying Fortress (Extreem Detail)
    Scratch build Lancair 235

    In the planning Stages
    1:48 US WWII Bombers B-26, B-29

    Recently Completed
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-51
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-51A
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-36 Apache
    1:48 Tamiya P-51D
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    Always heaps on my workbench. But I am going to concentrate on the Merc, by continuing to cut and join to make it way nicer than what I stated with. I am also hoping that I can maintain my enthusiasm on it's build and complete it. Rather than move onto cutting up something else. We'll see.
    From This .................................................. ...............To this so far
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    Fortunately, my burnout seems to be coming to an end and I'm slowly getting back to the table. For those who don't know, the last half of 2008 was quite difficult for me and my wife. Don't worry though, we're not fighting or hating each other. Because of some uncontrolable factors in the current economy, I had to take in my step daughter, her husband and 2 very young children which require constant attention. To make a long story short, we've been having some discipline problems with the kids that hopefully will be solved in a short while. BTW, my grandson ate his first crayon yesterday, no joke. Meanwhile, I went into a deeper depression (yes, I suffer from a bonafide case of clinical depression) which made it imposible to get any building done. It made it impossible to get anything done for that matter. On my desk now along with the stuff I left alone a number of months ago, is a partially completed 1/8 scale guitar to put in the back seat of car I decide to build later on. It's not a vehicle but at least it's got me back at the bench again. Take my word for it, though. Being a perfectionist like I am can really take it's toll on you. Sometimes it's better to go a little easier on yourself lest it drives you crazy. For me, that's a short hop down the street.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Sorry to hear about your depression Jeff, had it bad ten years ago and am still suffering some of the health problems from it, have it mostly under control but its not a fun thing to have.

    Still very slowly working on my Chaparral, also very slowly working on my drawings for Lil Coffin and started some preliminary drawings for a cross between the Tarantula model and Roths Orbitron that was in the recent Rod & Custom, the frame was sure simple enough!

    Lately, Ive had finally taking a break by working on correcting some slot car bodies. The one with remnants of pink is the first one I started and I did a major screw up in measurements and had to rebuild the sides which Ive now roughly trimmed along with the top of the sides of the cockpit. The Cobra with the paint stripped off shows some of the modifications it needs in black. The balsa one is a buck for a Ferrari Breadvan, I will use this to lay up a body on top and then strip the wood out. So far these have been a really fun and diversion and you can see quite a bit of progress without much work. Bodies can be had for under $3.00 on ebay, some I will use for slot car bodies, others Ill just make a simple chassis and attach some wheels to it as a static model.
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  8. Rick's Avatar Member
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    My only project so far is the Willys roadster, although I'm itching to start the Willys woody. I spent the past couple of weeks sanding Whats On Your Bench , filling, more sanding Whats On Your Bench and more filling and then wet sanding Whats On Your Bench the body. All the body work, except for the windshield, is now smooth and ready for paint. Now that the body work is done, I'll mount the windshield frame so I can finish the top of the cowl. Once thats done, I'll start on the chassis and running gear.

    Ya I know, I haven't reshaped the doors yet. I'll do that once the windshield frame is on and the wrap around dash is finished.


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  9. Mario Lucchini's Avatar Super Moderator
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    I've started the new year working on 3 benches at the time being:

    Bench N 1.- The Heller Citroen (Old)
    Bench n 2.- The Pocher Alfa 8C 2300 (Not so old)
    Bench N 3.- The Pocher Rolls K 72 (new)

    My wife doesn't talk to me and my younguest 2 children left home days ago....
    The only companion I have now is my dog....

    I'll start posting very soon now....

    Cheers

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  10. Tage's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
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    I am still working on the Revel 1:6 426 Street Hemi, making mistakes and learning as I go.

    Scheduled to start "Old Busted Elegance" the rebuild of my K72 Pocher Rolls Royce this month, but think it will be February at least before starting the "Before" photos.

    Working regularly on the quality of my photography.

    Glad to still have a job. We`ll see what the year holds.

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    I'm looking forward to getting back to my 1/8th Testarossa motor, and then moving on to,... well... I don't know yet. I want to build them all, at the same time! I have a bad habit of doing that, and have been trying to avoid it lately. I currently have the 1/8th Testarossa motor, a 1/16th Merecedes Gullwing, a 1/8th 1978 'Vette, a 1/8th '32 Ford custom rod, a 1/8th '85 Camaro, and a 1/12th '69 Camaro in various states of finishedness, as well as many 1/24th kits started and abandoned in their boxes at some point.
    I had stopped building due to a lack of time, and the the fact that it's really cold outside, and there's nowhere in my apartment to paint. I did just realize though, that for some reason, I never even considered the paint booth I have at work. Not very convenient for quick primer Whats On Your Bench coats(it's 20 minutes from home), but great for final color coats! I'm hoping 2009 will bring me more time to build, but I get the feeling I'm just going to have to make the time. Oh, well. Happy building everyone!
    "Success and failure are the same choice; only attitude determines the difference." Ross A. Halliday
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  12. little g's Avatar Active Member
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    Hi friend`s
    Ive a 1/10 HD Electra Glide classic on my workbench. It`s a verry cheap Kit from Korea. So I have to scratchbuild a lot ( upper motormount, spark-plugs, oilpump etc.) I also try to make the rear shocks working. I spend many hours to make the carb. looking like the original Bendix.
    After this maybe I`ll work on my Pocher Alfa or put an Lindberg Exterminator Blower on the `32 Ford Engine. My `65 Vette is also waiting .
    Will see
    Cheers
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  13. barend's Avatar Active Member
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    I will be finishing a 1/10 scale wooden kit of Amati, a riva aquarama. I will post a few pictures in a week or so. next projects will be
    [LIST][*]Bugatti or alfa romeo pocher[*]Arno XI (again from amati) + engine kit[/LIST]
    So lots of plans in 2009.
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  14. Rick's Avatar Member
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    Thanks everybody for your continued input. Your projects, photos and tutorials are what keeps the site interesting and our creative juices flowing. In addition, its your contributions that help us decide whether or not to put on events to showcase your work.

    Speaking of events.........I'm talking to Dan and Don about whether or not we should continue with the "Show & Shine" theme in 09. The first two shows were very successfull but we don't want them to get boreing because the same cars always show. If we do it again this year, it would be nice to see some fresh and finished builds from all venues.

    Its your site, so here's an opportunity to tell us what kind of events, if any, you want. Please don't ask for prizes and trophy's. Its not going to happen.


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  15. Tage's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
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    I say continue the "Show and Shine".
    Simply do not show what you have shown before unless it was listed as a work in progress Whats On Your Bench , and you are now showing the completed project.
    Prizes? We do this for GLORY dude!
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