Tuesday, September 29, 2015

I was published in Scale Auto's 2015 Contest Cars!

For many modelers, getting a model photographed at a show is just about the highest honor you can receive...especially at an NNL, which is not a contest and does not do awards. I am lucky to have been photographed multiple times, and most of the times when I've been photographed it has been published. I am extremely lucky in this regard...I know multiple modelers who I consider better builders than myself who have never been photographed at all, let alone published.

I believe this is my 6th time being published, although to be totally honest, one of the times I was published was when I was submitting the show coverage. (MassCar one year, but I don't remember which year).

It comes 10 years after my first publication in the 2005 Scale Auto Contest cars...both of which were NASCAR models, naturally.

The model was quite obviously my Brad Noffsinger Buick, the only model I've completed in the last 2 years. I have to admit, seeing this in print makes me want to build some more, I have not had the motivation to touch anything for a while.

Here is the cover of the magazine it is from.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

1948 Tucker

This was my first resin model, produced by the Modelhaus. I built this, and took these photos, back in 2006. It is the most popular model I've ever built- when I posted it on the Hobby Heaven message board back in 2006, it received over 200 compliments and over 1000 views. It's one of my favorite models I've ever built, and is one of the few resins I've actually completed.

The paint is Tamiya gold over Tamiya gray primer.

I painted it to match the only real Tucker I've ever seen in person, at the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum in October 2003. the only difference was that I gave it a red interior instead of gray as the real car had- I had no references for a gray interior but I did find some red interior shots online. I didn't think to take any of the inside when I saw it in 2003.