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Friends, we have been made aware that there is someone out there refered to as clevermodels01 that is sending out email to view his pictutres on “My Daily Flog”.  At this time WE DO NOT KNOW WHO OR WHAT THIS IS.  It may be a modeler who is posting pix of kits he has built, or IT MIGHT BE SOMETHING ELSE!  When you click on the link, you are taken to a page that asks you to register with email address and password.  IF I WERE YOU, I WOULD NOT!  We don’t know who this is or what it might be.  We will try to investigate and let you know what we find out, but until we have some diffinitive information, we would suggest in the strongest terms possible, DON’T LOG ON!

As I said, we will keep you informed, but I think this might be a tough one to investigate.

Dave & Thom


A couple of kit bashes

just a couple of models by our good buddy John bashed from some of our kits.

Also This great original Brewery background flat design by John. I’m going to post his original art in the freebies section. sorry its HO only and a JPG so there is a small amount of image degradation that happens when you re-save a JPG. I’ll have to convert them to PDF so I can rename the files and keep them from compressing further.


3 more colors

The speeder shed in 3 more colors. we will make these available soon.


Born to build

I often wonder what got my brother and I into building models.  Certainly when we were young, there was much more of a culture for doing so.  There were hobby stores, dime stores and corner variety stores everywhere and they all had a section for models and supplies.  I want to go into my influences. (I can’t speak for my brother here, he’ll have to post his own if he wants.)

I remember from a very early age, I scratchbuilt.  I was influenced by the miniatures in movies especially the Gary Anderson ones like Thunderbirds, Supercar, Stingray etc.  Being British, those models were not readily available and I didn’t have any money anyhow. so I would collect bits and pieces of bubble pack, wood and certainly cardboard and paper and with the wonder of Elmers glue, start sticking stuff together.  (One early lesson of caution, Elmers is not good for submarines and boats).  As I got older, I started carving shapes and working with foamboard (and Paper).  I remember having rollerskate cases full of bit and pieces, motors, wires, sprue and unused plastic.

Here’s another weird memory thing, that I’m sure had an influence years later when we started CM.  Our mom ws crazy for peel and stick decorative vinyl.  She would cover everything with that stuff.  There was a lot of plastic wood grain in our house.  My dad built a faux building front on his basement work room complete with roof shingle eaves and plastic vinyl brick paper and it even had plastic vines on the fake brick wall.

Those of you who remember when we sold peel and stick brick paper will understand the flashback feeling I sometimes get wile reminiscing.  As a family we made a lot of the stuff we wanted.

Of course there were train layouts, but what I want to share is the primal drive to build things.

I’d bet a lot of you have similar memories.  I’m just continually amazed how many of those early experiences are directly linked to me today.

Ok, lets get on with it. It’s 2012.