A Very Comprehensive Kit Catalog

Wondering about some of the kits in you stash? Tim Shipley found a site with an extremely comprehensive listing of all types of plastic model kits. It will also help you manage your inventory. Just poking around, I found some interesting stuff I never knew existed. So, even if you don't have some mystery kit, it's a fun place to visit. 

The site is ScaleMates, and can be found at https://www.scalemates.com/kits/

Themes for 2018

The brain trust has met and plotted our course for 2018. We should have at least a few good themes for you, regardless of the state of your kit stash. I hope you'll participate in at least a few of the themes this year. 

January - Like it says on the tin; build the model like the box art.

February - Agitate some gravel; Competition cars of all kinds.

March -  It's a snap! Snap kits; they can be cars, planes, or any other kind.

April - Dawn of driving to the death of disco; cars made before 1987

All Better Now

Got our web site problem(s) ironed out. Images are back. 

Home Sweet Home

I'll spare you the technical folderal, but we had to move our web site to a new server. That is now complete, and we should be in our current home for the next few years. Please let me know if you encounter any problems with the site. (just leave a comment)

Thanks,
Dave Ambrose

2017 Themes

At Last -- Themes for 2017

As always, bring in any under construction or completed project even if it doesn't match the theme. Truth be told, it doesn't even need to be a car.

Jan - SDMCC vs LVMCC, the final smackdown

Feb -  For the Win - competition cars of any kind

March - Please sir can I have another?- orphan makes

April - Across the Ocean - foreign cars

May - Just keep truckin' - Trucks

2016 Good Guys Car Show and Model Contest

This is our first year managing the model car contest at the Good Guys car show. If you like hot rods of all kinds, this is the place to be. Weather has been just perfect, so come on down. We also have a make and take for kids on both Saturday and Sunday. Revell has been kind enough to give us 100 snap kits for each day. This year, it's a new Mustang. This event has been very popular and we always run out. Sunday's make and take will be at 11:00.

 

Cars from the September Meeting

Cars from the September Meeting:

 

Newsletter Flashback

We thought it would be fun to put up one of the old newsletters. This one talks about NASCAR models, the Good Guys model show, and a few ramblings by this guy named Jesse. Leave a comment if you like this and want more.

Vintage Footage as Research and Inspiration

The internet has always been a great source for reference photos and information when it comes to building model cars. Not to be overlooked though is vintage footage. If you're like me and love to build models of early automobiles, footage like this can be sometimes be hard to find. Luckily, there has been an increased amount of footage that has been making its way to the web along with vintage newscasts and documentaries. While a photo might be more useful for side by side comparison when building your model, there's nothing better than footage for getting a real sense of the vehicle in motion.

Neat DIY Tool Organizer

I came across this nicely done tool drawer. It looks nearly perfect, save some spot to put your files. I especially like his use of foam to organize Xacto knife blades.

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