Showing posts from September, 2013

Home for a week or two

Guess it has been a while since I put up a post.   Been a busy month, have traveled for work, played in a family golf event, attended a funeral for a family member and been trying to get things done around the house and the shop.
On the walking front I have not been out.  Did walk a couple days last week but with all the travel it has been tough to get into the groove.
So I played in a family golf outing for a few days in Castle Rock, CO.  This was the week that Colorado got rain like you wouldn't believe, up to 14 inches in some areas.  Had a blast and over the course of four days I played a 108 holes of golf.   I didn't bring home the gold but I had a great time.   This was the 28th Sharkey Clark Memorial Golf Classic.  Got a chance to see most of my uncles and a few old friends.
I spent a week on the road, traveled to Nashville and Atlanta visiting with customers and prospects, and then the weekend in Wichita.   Didn't plan on going to Wichita but we had a passing in the f…

40 Ford Hot Rod--Finished!

It's been a few months and I haven't been building at all--but I moved, I've going through some difficult personal stuff, and I guess I needed a break.  But modeling is like a patient friend, hanging around, and once I realized I could wake up a bit early and build for a few minutes before getting ready for work, I got right back into how relaxing and fun this stupid hobby can be.

So finally I finished the box-stock 40 Ford Hot Rod.  A pretty easy build and way fun! Not much to report here--this was a really straight forward kit, got some orange peel on some of the side panels, but otherwise it came out OK.

The trim took a lot of patience, I had to add a piece and then let it dry overnight, then add a couple more and let it dry overnight, and so on, but the patience was worth it--the more I build the more I realize that patience is everything when it comes to a decent finished product.  Nothing can be rushed!

And it was nice (and relaxing) to build something "box stock&q…

All British Field Meet - Portland Oregon

I drove my MGA out to the Portland All British Field Meet this weekend.  Because it's about a 45 minute drive from my house, I could have been high from the long exposure to burning oil smoke but I had a great time.  There weren't as many eye catching oddities as I thought there'd be but there were a few I saw that I thought I'd share.
The sun coming up over the tented land rovers was pretty cool.  Would love to have one of these someday.  What a fun rig!

This Bentley caught my attention for quite a while.  There's just something about these cars that make them one of the quid-essential in my book.  It's probably just because I read The Wind in the Willows too many times and Mr. Toad is one of my favorite literary characters. I wonder where Bentley went so wrong; they look like pimped out Chryslers now.

 If you take a look at the picture of the "suspension" you realize there can't be much because I can't imagine that brake line running from the f…