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@stevenflowers California Steve

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Model builder, Bass player. Captain KAOS from the Doctor Demento radio program. I love to build almost anything in plastic. Love scratch building. On30 railroad geek. Modifying everything I build. Sharing ideas of the hobby, and seeing what others have made magnificent.
Oh, and Chicks dig me! (from the movie Stripes)

Slightly modified Staghound. 1/35 ITALERI

Well here is my story. Some say it's true. and most say it isn't. The call was out for a rough terrain anti aircraft vehicle . At reasonable costs. Soooo, four shock absorbers, four leaf springs, and a extended steering control arm all in a c[...]

Porsche 962C Hasegawa

Oh no!!! California Steve has returned! And it's about time. Oh my how life gets in the way. All good, and I figured since seeing all the really great race car builds I would throw in my humble offerings. A basic, and I mean basic kit. But a lot[...]

Sound the Alarm! Sound the Alarm!—California Steve Built an Aeroplane!

This is the very old Williams F9C Sparrowhawk. I just had to go back and redo the glue bomb I put together in about 1965. Now legend has it while the glue was still drying in 65 it managed to shoot down one hundred and sixty six bad guys with o[...]

It Rolls!

Here is my Entex 1/24 scale Silver Cloud II. A very basic kit done in the family colors. (of course). This was a fun but a bit laborious on the paint side. Tamiya rattle can with three coats of Future. I have added a fairly new product at the en[...]

I say O’l boy!… Why is everyone pointing at us with there mouths open?!

O this was a fun one! Seeing that the prototypes are a bit hard to find. You can really let your imagination go wild. What a great excuse for mixing every color of paint at hand. Now the green feather was taken from a feather found here in So C[...]

It sure is fun to have the prototype to work with…Mustang!

Fooled ya! I'm Back after a too long vacation. Well after saving scheckles and pennies I finally bought the car I was after for many years. It's a 2006 Ford Mustang. One owner car with only 49,000 miles on her. It's a V6 but that is what I want[...]

Wild Strawberries

This is the Revell Type 82 E. And a nice model it is. Very basic, but goes together well. I just happened that it drove into a field of wild strawberries. I wanted to do a factory fresh version and put this together in a couple of days. The bas[...]

Re-scaling a life boat. From 1/48 to G scale

I needed a better looking lifeboat for my Bristol Bay trawler (see my earlier posts) and the hull shape had to be just right for my purpose. That's when I happened upon a Glencoe U.S. Coast Guard rescue boat at a really nice price. I used a few [...]

Night of the Generals OK maybe the afternoon…added photo

I am trying to get better at figures. Here is a single photo of the Tamiya Generals kit. They really did a fine job at the facial features. This was a really fun day of painting. All of the Generals were sealed in dullcoat. then I went back with[...]

Out to sea on the Bonnie Leanne… A floaty thing..

Well what has California Steve been doing? I have wanted this RC boat for a few years now. This is the Bristol Bay trawler. If you have ever wanted to get into a RC boat this is the way to go. This model comes almost ready to run. It has a fibe[...]