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In July 2012 I partially redid my Fotki. As scale modeling is just a portion of my life, I don't feel that it really should have had such an overwhelming dominance of my Fotki page, and have now moved them into a modeling section like my other hobbies have. They still have other sections, like for the two clubs I belong to and shows, and my builds still maintain their spot on the main page, though.

Individual Models
Models that I have built that have enough photos to warrent their own album. Usually if I have 10 photos or more, or if I plan to photo document the buildup, it gets it's own album. Also, multi-part projects will go into here, too, like my Carl Edwards Project.
subfolders: 2 and albums: 56
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Burger Bucket Diorama

My first attempt at a Diorama build...a Happy Days inspired burger joint drive-in. This is actually the 2002/03 TNMCC Club project. I have not really made any progress on it since August of 2003, until making a push in March of 2012 to finish it.

A HUGE thanks to TNMCC member Fred Weissinger on this one for inspiration and so much more. Fred is our club's diorama expert, and I would not have been able to do this without him.

Album was created 5 years 9 months ago and modified 5 years 8 months ago
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Die-Cast, Snaptights, Prepaints & Promos

This album includes:
promos
snaptights that I didn't do any actual work on
prepaints
Diecast kits and the few non-1/64 Diecast I have

Album was created 12 years 11 months ago and modified 6 years 11 months ago
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El Camino Models

I am known for El Caminos...so they should have their own album! I've built a few, and have more on the way.
Also includes an El Camino Boxart Gallery.
Just as an aside...all these pictures can be found in other sections of my Fotki too, nothing is exclusive to here!

Album was created 13 years 4 months ago and modified 11 years 4 months ago
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MassCar
Album was created 8 years 6 months ago and modified 8 years 6 months ago
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Model Car Group Pictures

I take alot of group pictures of my model cars. Enough to warrant it's own album, even.

Album was created 13 years 3 months ago and modified 6 years 6 months ago
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Model Car Magazine Covers

Hopefully will scan all the ones I have.
Just really hoping to keep track of my collection!

Album was created 11 years 4 months ago and modified 1 year 8 months ago
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Model Stuff-assorted

Assorted pictures for model car stuff

Album was created 13 years 5 months ago and modified 1 year 3 months ago
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Models 2

Who needs clothing?

Album was created 7 years 1 month ago and modified 6 years ago
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Models in progress-Automotive

Non-NASCAR models that are not done yet. Some have been in here a LONG time...

Album was created 13 years 5 months ago and modified 2 years 1 month ago
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Models in progress-NASCAR

NASCAR models in progress.
In Summer 2007 I made a self-imposed rule that I would not start any more NASCAR models until I finished some of the ones I had in progress. I had 116 at the time, I have 94 in progress now...(3/5/08)

Album was created 13 years 5 months ago and modified 2 years 2 months ago
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Models In Progress-Non Automotive
May 2, 2010

This will cover anything that is not cars. I have DC Comics, Star Wars, a few airplane models, and who knows what else I will get in to! Blame it on the HVHMG, I build cars exclusively for 10 years and now I've expanded my horizons! (but I'm NOT complaining! :) )

Album was created 7 years 8 months ago and modified 1 year 8 months ago
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Models in progress-Now complete

When I finish up a model, I don't always have enough pictures or interest to give it it's own album, but the in progress shots sit there cluttering up the already crowded in progress sections. Not anymore. If a car is shown in this album, it is already done and can be found in the two All My Models section! This album is a mix of street and NASCAR.

Album was created 12 years 8 months ago and modified 1 year 9 months ago
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Models other people have built

I have some models other people have built...they will go here.

Album was created 9 years 10 months ago and modified 5 years 7 months ago
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My Awards/Models in Magazines
May 13, 2010

I have been building models since 1999, and entering them in shows and contests almost as long. I don't have a great track record but at the time of this album's creation, I have won 4 times for my models, three of those times at HVHMG events!

This is my 1000th album on Fotki, as well!

Album was created 7 years 8 months ago and modified 2 years 1 month ago
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My Display

I have a very small area to display models on, so pretty much every time I finish a new one, the display gets changed up. It's also gone through a number of diffrent styles over the years.

Album was created 12 years 4 months ago and modified 7 years 8 months ago
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My Early Model Car Photography
Jan 1, 2001

These photos were taken in 2001. I know the date only because two of the pictures are of the things I purchased at the 2001 NNL East, my first model car show. They were taken with a standard 35 MM camera and scanned in on October 18th and 19th, 2005. These were probably the second batch of model car pictures I ever took, as I know I had a small photo album at the first NNL for me. Since these came after it, they were probably my second.
There are some builds in here that have gone missing, or have just completly come apart and these are the only known photos of them. Some do not survive to take new photos.
Unfortunatly many shots are blurry. At the time I was 16 when I took these pictures.

Album was created 12 years 3 months ago and modified 7 years 7 months ago
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My Early Model learning curve

I began building models in 1999. For many years I was turned out model after model of poor quality. I don't really want them in with my good models, so I will create this album of my early models and be able to see just how far I've come!

A select few of my early models are good enough to make it into my "All My Models album"...

Album was created 7 years ago and modified 5 years 8 months ago
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My Models at modeling events

From TNMCC meetings to NNLs, I display my models from time to time and this is their "Show Off" collection of photos.

Album was created 12 years 11 months ago and modified 12 years 7 months ago
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My Models in Order of Completion

Track My Progress from Crappy to less crappy to, finally, even good. I'm finally building models that I consider good. And expanding my horizons!
Had to use the three digit system so they would be in number order.

Album was created 12 years ago and modified 1 year 9 months ago
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My Models on the Beach at Lake George

There's nothing better then Lake George. And there is not much better then building models. I build every trip to Lake George, and from now on I will be photographing every car on the beach, although it is a bit condition sensitive and may not be possible. I won't take them out in the rain, or if the paint is not fully cured before we have to leave.

Album was created 12 years 7 months ago and modified 12 years 5 months ago
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My Models photographed by other people

These are the pictures of my cars taken by other people.

Album was created 12 years 11 months ago and modified 9 years 2 months ago
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NASCAR Models in Car # order

In my other model albums, I have them in year order and in order of completion. Since the majority of what I build is NASCAR models, I created this album to show them in car number order.

Album created 5/29/09

Album was created 8 years 7 months ago and modified 5 years 8 months ago
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Old kit attick find

We moved into our house in 1977 and we finally emptied it for the first time late 2004. Amazingly, we found 5 models in it! 3 were build by my dad and two were unbuilt!

Album was created 12 years 10 months ago and modified 12 years 7 months ago
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Old Kits in My collection

Was the Hobby Heaven Double Dawg Dare Ya Challenge, but the challenge these photos were taken for ended 2 years ago...

So now it's just a more detailed look at the old kits in my collection....

I still plan to build most of them eventually!

Album was created 12 years 4 months ago and modified 4 years 8 months ago
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Old Model Car Ads

Scanned in from various comic books...

Album was created 12 years ago and modified 5 years 1 month ago
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Photo Test session
Apr 7, 2007

In Rick Hanmore's basement....learning how to take better photos!

Album was created 10 years 10 months ago
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Projects started by other people

In addition to the seemingly endless projects I start myself ( :) ) I have also aquired a number of projects that other people started. Some I've worked on, some I have not yet, but here they are...

Album was created 9 years 10 months ago and modified 9 years 10 months ago
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Projects that I will Probably Never Finish

I start many model car projects. Some go on to happy, completed lives. But some will never be done for a variety of reasons. These are those cars.
Includes major blunders on my part, things that won't work or I can't figure out, and basically projects that I have given up on for whatever reason.

Album was created 12 years 7 months ago and modified 9 years 8 months ago
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Replaced Model and Diecast collection Photos

Many of my early photos are of poor quality, poorly lit, blurry, out of focus, etc etc.

They have been, or will soon be, replaced by better photos. At which point, the old, not-good photos will go in this album!

Album was created 10 years 9 months ago and modified 11 months ago
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Teaching Myself to paint a fade
Album was created 9 years 8 months ago and modified 3 years 9 months ago
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The Hall of Shame

Model car projects that have failed, broken, or not withstood the test of time.
Also, home to the Paint Rejects! Just as shamefull, but at least it's just a poorly painted body.

Album was created 13 years 1 month ago and modified 7 years ago
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The Parts Box Monster

aka, the Grom. This build, also dubbed the World's Ugliest truck and the World's Ugliest Model Car, composes bits from at least 19 diffrent kits...I don't even know where all the parts came from! It also includes an old set of mom's earrings and part of an ice pop handle. I've been collecting parts for this beast since 2000, and joking on the Hobby Heaven Message board finally prompted me to do it...

Album was created 11 years ago
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The Stash

What can I say, I buy alot of kits!

Album was created 12 years 4 months ago and modified 11 years 8 months ago
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Tools of Modeling

Modelers use many tools. Here are some that I use often.

Album was created 13 years ago and modified 1 year 8 months ago
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Wiring a Wheel demo

A short demo on how to wire a wheel to your model.

Album was created 6 years 4 months ago and modified 6 years 4 months ago
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Working with 4D Resin's 1993-1994 Chevrolet Lumina Conversion

My friend Danny Tarpley offers a cheap, resin conversion for the 1989-92 Chevy Lumina, a common kit, by repopping the nose and tail section from the somewhat less common 1993-94 kit.
This is a fairly detailed How To on using them.
I chose a 1992 Jeff Gordon kit so the blue plastic would contrast well with the white resin.
The photos that are titled are the parts of the series, the photos that have just my date-coding are photos I have a better version of.

Album was created 11 years 8 months ago and modified 11 years 8 months ago
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Z Model Reference

The z is there to keep it at the very bottom of the page. These are photos I need for my non-automotive models.

Album was created 7 years ago and modified 7 years ago
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