The same goes for me too - most definitely and doubly.
MPH is the guy who once offered to buy me a hard to find Limited Edition in the USA and post it over to me in the UK. I was a total stranger to him, other than a few of my posts on an American Forum and I don't forget such acts of trust and enormous generosity.
A TRUE gentleman.
Since I first logged on, I've been in a rather hectic two years. I've now finished training as a professional watchmaker, and am trying to get started in the business. As you might imagine, it takes a LOT of time, and until recently, I haven't even attempted to keep up with slots.
I hope to be more involved now, and this looks like the place I'm most likely to hang out. See you soon.
I was born in England, grew up in Chicago, spent the last 4 years in the Pacific Northwest.. and look to be moving to the Minneapolis area in the next month or so. Glad to see other slotters in the area.
[Did you ever progress the AVS Shadow project we spoke about a couple of years ago?]
Well, it's taken me a lot longer than I originally anticipated, but I've collected a whole lot of background materials for it -- and hope to get going again now that I've got some of the tools (from my watchmaking, no less) to work on it.
Since first asking about dimensions, I've purchased the "Can-Am" & "Can-Am Photo History" books, found more online photos, gotten both Marsh models of the Mk1 in 1/43 scale, purchased some Sakatsu pickups, and decided that I may use modified Cox SuperScale tires on custom wheels to get the correct dimensions. If I do that, I'm thinking that covering the tires with silicone to make them one piece may be the way to go.
Also, for a body, the styrene sheet builders have captured my interest. It seems that might be the way to build at least the first version of the model, since the Mk1 was relatively slab-sided & flat.
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