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SCAHMS 2008 Show Report

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Young Won, Matt Wellhouser, & Charles Reading
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About the Author

About Jim Starkweather (staff_Jim)
FROM: NEW HAMPSHIRE, UNITED STATES

I started building models in 1971 when I was 6. My first model was a 1/32 P-40 Warhawk. Revell I believe. From there I moved onto the standard cars, Apollo spacecraft, and other kid orientated kits. I don't know what got me started on Armor. I must have seen a Monogram tank kit one day and said "Mom...


Comments

Jim: Thanks a bunch for yet another great SCAHMS report. I know how much time goes into putting that together. I just want you to know how much I appreciate it. Boy, there sure are alot of inspirational pieces in that group. The Titantic was by far one of my favorites. I love the forced perspective, and the shadowbox presentation. Charles, congratulations are in order for your two gold medals. Outstanding. I must admit, I thought the WWI diorama was a figment of your imagination, but I see such a machine did exist. It seems so "out of this world." Mike, the figure in question comes from the Pegaso 90mm collection. You can see more pictures here: SS Sturmbanfhurer John
APR 22, 2008 - 12:58 PM
John, Thank you for your comments concerning my 'Tumbleweed Tank' diorama. Indeed, I believe it was a figment of some "Popular Science" writer's imagination! The magazine cover begged to be 'built' Cheers, Charles
APR 22, 2008 - 02:00 PM
That's a Pegaso kit, I believe.
APR 22, 2008 - 02:06 PM
John and Randy, thanks for the info! Mike
APR 22, 2008 - 02:43 PM
Thanks guys. Glad you liked it. Jim
APR 23, 2008 - 05:54 PM
Day late, a dollar shot as usual, lately. Thanks Jim, enjoyed the photos.
APR 23, 2008 - 11:49 PM
Excellent report.
APR 23, 2008 - 11:55 PM
real nice report mate, and i love the 'tumbleweed tank' dio... its really different. Was there really a tank like that??
APR 27, 2008 - 10:37 AM
The Tumbleweed Tank was based on a concept in Popular Mechanics from the '20s, IIRC. Charles Reading had a copy of the drawing from the magazine next to his display. Great idea to actually build the thing, and nicely executed too!
MAY 02, 2008 - 10:55 AM
Charles, Do you an article for Finescale Modeler? If so, do you remember which one it was? Thanks
APR 06, 2012 - 04:53 PM
We broke our quick reply box. Working on it. Until fixed go to topic to reply.
Thanks.