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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)

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[...]

I can’t shake him! This guy is stuck on my tail!

Well someone had to post after Pavel's magnificent M-5......... Here is my little weekend glue bomb. This is Tiger Models LA-7, and it was a fun and quick build. Did I mention Pavel's magnificent M-5... Well I hope you enjoy my Komedy of errors.[...]

1955 Ford panel truck… A paint experiment

Soooo. I purchased a model of a Ford panel truck and I got a bit carried away. I was thinking of some of the ways they used to customize the vans back in the 1970s. Then I remembered I had this paper palm tree kit and the madness began. I painte[...]