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AMC Garage, exterior of East wall finished

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on December 20, 2012 at 01:24 PM
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tags: diorama, art, american motors, 118th scale, morar, dodge, ford falcon, gremlin x, amc corp
Making headway, yah, it’s slow but so am I anymore. Got the diesel tank done as well as all the stones and the junk pile. Stay tuned, More to come,…

AMC Garage gets hand made hand tools

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on December 04, 2012 at 06:15 PM
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tags: diorama, art, american motors, 118th scale, morar, dodge, ford falcon, gremlin x
Here are the hand tools that I had to make by hand because NOTHING is available anywhere to fill my needs. block plane, 2 chisels, hand drill and bail hook.…

Chrysler Museum to CLOSE!!

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on December 03, 2012 at 01:26 PM
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tags: chrysler museum, walter p, chrysler, mopar, plymouth, dodge, desoto, turbine car, lancer, valient, daytona, superbird
After losing money for the last few years, the Walter P. Chrysler Museum will close its doors at the end of the year when Chrysler buys its vehicles and exhibits.…

Amc Garage, compressor complete

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on November 09, 2012 at 09:58 AM
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tags: diorama, art, american motors, 118th scale, morar, dodge, ford falcon, gremlin x
Onward & upward, as they say. Trying to get all the bits & pieces finished one at a tine. I really did NOT realize just how many items that I…

More on the AMC garage.

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on October 26, 2012 at 03:29 PM
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tags: diorama, art, american motors, 118th scale, morar, dodge, ford falcon, gremlin x
Took me awhile but I think I found the right folks to occupy the ‘lounge area’. What do you think?? Stay tuned, more to come, Phil

Work Continues on the AMC Garage

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on October 23, 2012 at 10:50 AM
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tags: diorama, art, american motors, 118th scale, morar, dodge, ford falcon, gremlin x
Still working on this monster. It’s a lot larger project than I originally thought. I have to make many more pieces such as the slide rule, work bench, drill press,…

More worke done on the AMC Garage

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on October 01, 2012 at 10:02 PM
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tags: tags diorama, art, american motors, 118th scale, morar, dodge, ford falcon, gremlin x
As you can see I was able to make the Drill Press and two of the five paint racks. Still have a long way to go on this project but…

Ford Falcon makes it into the A.M.C. Garage

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on September 11, 2012 at 11:21 AM
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tags: diorama, art, american motors, 118th scale, morar, dodge, ford falcon, gremlin x
I’ve been working on two projects at once lately so progress on this one is slow. I am also doing a ‘68 Shelby 1:18th by ‘Lane’ for a contest that…

A.M.C. Garage gets more detail.

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on September 01, 2012 at 11:23 PM
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tags: diorama, art, american motors, 118th scale, morar, dodge, ford falcon, gremlin x
Just keep plodding along, one thing at a time. So many things to hand make! This is really becoming a time consumer. Wow! Stay tuned, More to come, Phil

AMC garage starts to get detail

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on August 27, 2012 at 12:03 PM
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tags: diorama, art, american motors, 118th scale, morar, dodge, ford falcon, gremlin x
This is a shot of the Southeast corner showing the hand built hydraulic press & oxygen tank. Stay tuned, More to come, Phil

Continued Progress on the AMC Garage

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on August 12, 2012 at 10:41 AM
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tags: diorama, art, american motors, 118th scale, morar, dodge, ford falcon
Well, I’ve finally got to the point where I’m ready yo do the final painting on the the interior and begin wiring in the lighting. I have gotten the rough…

Moving along on the AMC Garage

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on July 08, 2012 at 11:30 AM
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tags: diorama, art, american motors, 118th scale, dodge, ford falcon
I’ve been trying to get too much done and have not had enough engerny to work on this project let alone post updates – SORRY. This is a photo showing…

More on the AMC garage (again)

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on June 11, 2012 at 02:44 PM
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tags: diorama, art, american motors, 118th scale
This shot the siding in place and finished with the exception of painting. Stay tuned, more to come, Phil

More on the A.M.C. Garage

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on April 19, 2012 at 10:36 AM
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tags: tags art, diorama, amc, dodge, mercury, 118th scale, gremlin
I managed to get the interior painted and the ‘office’ area walled out. Still need to layout & build the ‘john’ then I can begin detailing this animal. Stay tuned,…

A.M.C. Garage Underway

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on March 18, 2012 at 11:19 PM
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tags: art, diorama, amc, dodge, mercury, 118th scale, gremlin
This will be a challenge as it is for a friend who is a ‘bona-fied’ AMC Nut. As many of you already know, I’m sure, there ain’t much available in…

Second Place this year at Detroit Autorama

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on March 14, 2012 at 04:09 PM
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tags: art, diorama, 118th scale, ford
Well, not as good as last year (First Place) but I’ll take it. Second place out of four or five entries ain’t all bad, I guess. At least I placed!…

'Steam Factury' completed!

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on December 29, 2011 at 10:54 PM
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tags: art, diorama, factory, steam, boilers, ford
Time to chalk up another one. This diorama is finished and I am as happy with the outcome as the owner. Please go to the ;Vehicles’ section to see a…

Turbine Garage is "DONE!"

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on November 29, 2011 at 09:25 PM
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tags: art, diorama chrysler, turbine, 1953, 118th scale
THIS is what I have been working on most of the past few weeks. I got so carried away that I was too busy to post any progress photos and…

Moving along on 'The Factory'

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on November 29, 2011 at 09:08 PM
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tags: art, diorama, factory, steam, boilers, 118 scale
I was able to spend some time on the dioramas this week & managed to make some progress on this one and a couple of others. Hope you llike what…

More on the 'Steam Facrory'

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on November 17, 2011 at 06:00 PM
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tags: art, diorama, factory, steam, boilers
I go the floor in in and all the overhead belts run as well as a start on the background window earlier this week and hope to get this one…

New diorama underwway - 'Steam Factory'

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on November 12, 2011 at 06:09 PM
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tags: art, diorama, factory, steam, boilers
A friend of mine came across an entire (complete) live steam kids play set and now wants me to build him a diorama around it. This is the first time…

Corvrtte garage done & done

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on October 08, 2011 at 06:09 AM
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tags: art, diorama, corvette, 118th scale
A while ago a friend if mine asked if I would build a diorama shell only for he & his wife. No fancy interior stuff, just a couple ow interior…

Nova is completed

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on September 28, 2011 at 10:20 PM
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tags: art, 66 nova, 118th scale chevy, small block, blown
I FINISHED UP THE NOVA TODAY & WILL BE PASSING THIS ONE ALONE TO MY COUSIN IN THE NEAR FUTURE. STAY TUNED, MORE TO COME, Phil

66 Nova to be added to my cousins garage

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on September 20, 2011 at 12:25 AM
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tags: art, 66 nova, 118th scale chevy, small block, blown 118th scale
All that remains is to make the headers and then finish the exhaust system. As I am building the model, he is building the actual car, blown small block for…

Something new - a Corvette garage

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on September 20, 2011 at 12:17 AM
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This is a little different because the client wants to finish off the interior himself with his wife’s help. All the ‘stuff’ you see is mine, placed there for looks…

The Ford Garage moves along

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on September 20, 2011 at 12:10 AM
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tags: art, diorama, fords cammer, 427, thunderbolt, galaxy, garage art, working garage
I was able to spend some time detailing the garage this past weekend and here is a photo of some of the results. Stay tuned, more to come, Phil

More on the Turbine Car diorama

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on September 08, 2011 at 04:40 PM
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tags: art, diorama chrysler, turbine, 1953, 118th scale
Moving slowly along on this one. I did get the back panel in place and met with the client to finalize plans for the flooring & other details. This will…

Comet goes 'south'

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on August 30, 2011 at 10:06 AM
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Well, I went & done it! Screwed up the motor! Took the beast out on the Monday before the Woodward Dream Cruise to check it out & run it thru…

More on the 'Ford Garage'

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on August 26, 2011 at 11:34 PM
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tags: art, diorama, fords cammer, 427, thunderbolt, galaxy, garage art, working garage
Still working on the diorama for the 60th Detroit Autorama model contest. this is a view of the other end of the inside of the garage. Stay tuned, More to…

Ford Garage from another angle

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on August 26, 2011 at 05:33 PM
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tags: art, diorama, fords cammer, 427, thunderbolt, galaxy, garage art, working garage
Here is another view of the interior of the diorama that I am building for the 60th Anniversary of the Detroit Autorama. This guy will go in to the ‘Adult…

Dad, what;s a 'Chrysler Turbine"

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on August 25, 2011 at 12:58 AM
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tags: art, diorama chrysler, turbine, 1953
A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine asked me do help him design a diorama around a 1963 Chrysler ‘TURBINE’ car. Well here is the ‘object of his…

More on the 'Ford Garage"

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on August 25, 2011 at 12:49 AM
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tags: art, diorama, fords cammer, 427, thunderbolt, galaxy, garage art, working garage
Sorry about the delay in getting posts out but I’ve had some personal issues to deal with. As you can see, I’ve managed to get a little more done on…

Another view of MY Ford garage

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on July 13, 2011 at 09:45 AM
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tags: art, diorama, fords cammer, 427, thunderbolt, galaxy, garage art, working garage
This view shows the other end of the garage with the lift, work bench and the 63 & 1/2 with the Cammer. Stay tuned, More to come, Phil

New Fords Garage underway

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on July 12, 2011 at 09:37 AM
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tags: art, diorama, fords cammer, 427, thunderbolt, galaxy, garage art, working garage
Well, I’m off & running again! This one is planned to be the entry into the 2012 Detroit Autorama Model Contest for Adult Dioramas. The layout will have a ‘64…

Pole Barn Semi-Diorama is finished

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on July 07, 2011 at 12:49 AM
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tags: art, diorama, pole barn, display, 118th scale
Stick a fork in it grandma, it’s done! I was able to complete this project over the weekend with the finishing touches added yesterday. As I’ve said, this one has…

Pole Ban rSemi-Diorama moves along

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on June 29, 2011 at 09:34 AM
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tags: art, diorama, pole barn, display
NOTE: Since I initially wrote this on the 27th I have changed the shingles to grey and am still struggling with the center o/h door. I managed to get some…

Pole Barn Semi-Diorama

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on June 23, 2011 at 12:26 AM
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tags: art, diorama, pole barn, display
This is a unique project in that it will be a shell, (the exterior of the building only) of a 40’x60’ pole barn. No interior work at all – just…

Tucker Garage is finished!

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on June 05, 2011 at 02:57 PM
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tags: art, diorama, tucker, 118th scale, barn find, garage
With the addition of some straw (at my wife’s suggestion) and some additional dirt etc. this baby id DONE! This one has to go sown in my book as one…

Tucker Garage gets a stove!

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on May 28, 2011 at 02:11 AM
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tags: art, diorama, tucker, 118th scale, barn find, garage
I went and picked up the stove kit today & got it weathered & installed. I also added a few other details like a barn cat and some additional tools…

Detail shot of the Tucker Garage

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on May 26, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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tags: art, diorama, tucker, 118th scale, barn find, garage
The suite cases under the work bench were originally in the ‘trunk’ (front end) of the car, however, with the help of a Dremmel Tool they relented & allowed me…

Tucker Garage moves along

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on May 24, 2011 at 09:13 PM
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tags: art, diorama, tucker, 118th scale, barn find, garage
Moving forward, detailing this project. Looks like those darn coons have made a pretty good mess of the place (and the car). Still need to get that wood burning stove…

Work continues on the Tucker Garage

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on May 22, 2011 at 12:20 AM
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tags: art, diorama, tucker, 118th scale, barn find, garage
Work progresses on the Tucker ‘barn find’ project with the critters leading the way. I did manage to get some more junk in the place & some garage art on…

Junkyard in finished!

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on May 21, 2011 at 11:53 PM
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tags: diorama, art, junk yard, willis, ford, henry j, chevy, 32 ford, 40 ford
This has to be one of my favorite builds. Bend em, grind em, twist em & scatter the bones where ever they fall. I truly had a blast doing this…

More detail added to the Tucker Garage

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on May 11, 2011 at 09:22 PM
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tags: art, diorama, tucker, 118th scale, barn find, garage
Let’s see: shot gun, paint, cod lover oil, Winchester. Yes, I’d say these guys need to rethink where they have their fun. Been adding more detail to this thing and…

Junk Yard gets a 'Henry J.'

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on May 11, 2011 at 09:14 PM
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tags: diorama, art, junk yard, willis, ford, henry j
Picked up a Henry J. & decided to use it over the gate as a ‘customer catcher’. Still need to get the supports properly spaced and add the doors &…

Junk Yard gets a Deuce 5 window

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on May 02, 2011 at 07:52 PM
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tags: diorama, art, junk yard, willis, ford
Just thought that any self respecting ‘yard’ just HAD to have at least ONE 32 Five Window. This one arrears to need a little TLC however. Stay tuned, More to…

Junk yard gets more junk

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on April 30, 2011 at 08:23 AM
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tags: diorama, art, junk yard, willis, ford
Somehow, as if y magic a 33 Willie body & a Ford 32 3 window were dropped off yesterday at the yard. There was also 32 5 window but it…

Got the Comet out yesterday - FUN!!

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on April 11, 2011 at 05:42 PM
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tags: 1969 mercury, comet, ford, fomoco, fun
Got the Comet out of the garage yesterday and BOY was it FUN. All eight of the boys were working as designed and all six of the girls were dumping…

More on the Tucker Garage

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on March 30, 2011 at 07:58 PM
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tags: art, diorama, tucker, 118th scale, barn find, garage
Here is a photo of the Tucker sitting in it’s final resting place. Maybe it will get lucky & someone will come along & rescue it. It needs a little…

Tucker garage gets underway

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on March 24, 2011 at 06:28 PM
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tags: art, diorama, tucker, 118th scale, barn find, garage
Well, I’m at it again. The fellow who had me build that Pontiac garage now wants me to do a ‘barn find’ Tucker garage for him. He supplied the die…

Personal Diorama '2'

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on March 15, 2011 at 06:02 PM
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tags: art, diorama, 118th scale, ford, cammer, 427, thunderbolt, galaxy, fastback, lightweight
I found some time over the weekend to begin laying out another diorama for myself. This one will be Ford oriented (what a surprise!) as was the previous one. A…

Junk Yard gets a DOG!

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on March 08, 2011 at 10:49 PM
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tags: art, diorama, 124th scale, 53 ford, sled, custom, junk yard, 40 ford coupe, deuce vicky, f100, pickup, 37 chevy, 40 ford
I provided the critter, now you guys come up with a name – keep it clean, one word names only Please. Stay tuned, More to come, Phil

Junk Yard is comming together.

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on March 08, 2011 at 09:58 AM
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tags: art, diorama, 124th scale, 53 ford, sled, custom, junk yard, 40 ford coupe, deuce vicky, f100, pickup, 37 chevy, 40 ford
Moving along on the Junk Yard as you can see. I’ve added the 40 Ford Pick-up in the far back ground (shop truck), a ‘34 Ford Vicky (customer’s ride) next…

Pontiac Garage COMPLETED!

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on March 07, 2011 at 11:29 AM
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tags: art, diorama, gto, trans am, muscle car, 118th scale, pontiac
Stick a fork in it – it’s done. I managed to complete the Pontiac garage this weekend and it is now ready for deliver to my friend this coming Thursday.…

Junk Yard get a 53 Ford 'sled'

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on March 02, 2011 at 07:52 PM
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tags: art, diorama, 124th scale, 53 ford, sled, custom
This past weekend while I was at the Detroit Autorama I had the chance to go & check out the die-cast & plastic model dealers. I found this 1953 Ford…

Junk Yard cars not always as good as you think!

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on March 01, 2011 at 03:42 PM
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tags: art, diorama, 124th scale, 40 ford, woodie, model a
Took some time yesterday & did a little more distressing on the old coupe. Put some holes in it to simulate rust through. Still need to add more detail to…

Personnal Diorama gets First Place at Autorama

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on February 28, 2011 at 02:05 PM
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tags: art, diorama, ford, autorama, detroit
Well knock me down with a feather. My diorama took First Place in the model contest this past weekend at the Detroit Autorama. Stay tuned, More to come, Phil

A new aquisition for the Junk Yard

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on February 23, 2011 at 05:57 PM
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tags: art, diorama, 124th scale, 40 ford, woodie, model a
Now tell me what is a Junk Yard with out at least one 40 Ford, no matter what body style. I had this one dropped off next to the old…

Another view of the Junk Yard.

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on February 23, 2011 at 09:31 AM
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tags: diorama, 124th scale, ford, chevy, gm, junk yard, deuce, shoe box
Just a quick update to let folks see another angle of the ‘yard’. #2 Ford Vicky, 37 Chevy Coupe & an old Ford F-100. The two wheeler in the foreground…

Work continues on the Junk Yard

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on February 22, 2011 at 09:24 AM
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tags: diorama, 124th scale, ford, chevy, gm, junk yard, deuce, shoe box
‘You got to have STUFF’ Right? ‘He who dies with the most ‘stuff’ wins’ Remember? Well, I’m beginning to fill this place with ‘stuff’. Old Ford ‘stuff’, Chevy ‘stuff’, maybe…

More on the Junk Yard.

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on February 21, 2011 at 03:44 PM
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tags: diorama, 124th scale, corvette, ford, chevy, gm, junk yard
I did manage to get the ground cover in place over the last few days & figured I better post a shot of at least a part of it while…

Pontiac Garage almost finished

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on February 21, 2011 at 12:28 PM
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tags: art, diorama, gto, trans am, muscle car, 118th scale, pontiac
Finally, this project is getting very near to completion. All that remains to be done is to finalize the wiring for the lighting , trim out the frame around the…

Moving along on the 'Junk Yard'

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on February 18, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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tags: diorama, 124th scale, corvette, ford, chevy, gm, junk yard
I spent some time working on the Junk Yard earlier this week. Getting the 1950 for detailed and figuring out what I wanted to place where. In the fore-ground are…

Week ends is coming - the HUB is Screwed up again

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on February 11, 2011 at 10:42 PM
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Just tried to post a comment to a friends garage & got the ‘o dang it’ 4 times. Bet this goes south as well

Junkyard shack moves along

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on February 07, 2011 at 08:39 PM
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tags: diorama, 124th scale, corvette, ford, chevy, gm, junk yard
This project is moving along a little too smoothly and quickly. Everything is falling into place and the ideas never stop coming. On this one I AM truly having FUN!!!…

Junkyard underway!

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on February 02, 2011 at 06:39 PM
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tags: diorama, 124th scale, corvette, ford, chevy, gm, junk yard
Okay, it’s off & running with another project. This time it’s a 1/24th scale junkyard for a friend of mine. Funny thing is, this fellow had enough real stuff to…

Personal Diorama - Completed

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on January 31, 2011 at 07:30 PM
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tags: diorama, art, t bucket, 55 t bird, garage art, sohc, ford, 427 wedge
I managed to get this one wrapped up this weekend. It is as ready for the Detroit Autorama as I can make it. two vehicles, two extra motors, pizza, a…

Multi-Car Garage is DONE!!!

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on January 26, 2011 at 08:05 PM
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tags: diorama, art, 118th scale, hot rod, street rod, garage, ford, traffic lights
Well, I dood it! As Red Skelton would say. The Multi-Car garage is complete! Finished at last. It will be delivered next month after I make the necessary arrangements with…

Personal Diorama - new power for the 'bird'!

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on January 23, 2011 at 08:38 PM
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tags: diorama, art, t bucket, 55 t bird, garage art
Went shopping the other day & look what followed me home. Hey mom, can I keep it? Huh, huh Stay tuned, More to come, Phil

Personal diorama - starting to work on the 'bird'

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on January 22, 2011 at 10:32 AM
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tags: diorama, art, t bucket, 55 t bird, garage art
Here is another view of the 55 Thunderbird in the diorama that I am doing for ‘ME’. I know that it’s about time but, hey man, I’ve been busy. I’m…

T-Bird in the Personal Diorama

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on January 19, 2011 at 10:23 AM
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tags: diorama, art, tbucket, 55 tbird, garage art
Here is a good shot of the ‘barn find’ T-Bird that I added to the diorama. As you can see if you look closely under the buffing wheel, it was…

Working on my personal diorama

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on January 17, 2011 at 06:23 PM
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tags: diorama, art, tbucket, 55 tbird, garage art
I have been able to steal some time this past week and do some updating on my own diorama. I have been persuaded to place it in the model contest…

Multi-Car garage lighting DONE!

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on January 04, 2011 at 11:43 AM
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tags: diorama, art, 118th scale, hot rod, street rod, garage, ford, traffic lights
It’s DONE! The lighting portion of this beast anyway. Got ALL the shades made over the weekend and in place yesterday. all 20 of them ‘bad boys’ (10 in the…

Party at the Pontiac Garage

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on January 04, 2011 at 11:13 AM
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tags: art, diorama, gto, trans am, muscle car, 118th scale, pontiac
Well, I did manage to get a few more posters up on the wall and some stuff put up on the shelves and out of the way. Then a couple…

Lost an old friend yesterday

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on December 24, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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tags: lost friends, dave lukkari
Sad news this close to Christmas. I (we – the hot rod world) lost yet another mentor and fantastic fabricator in the person of Dave Lukkari. I met Dave when…

Merry Christmat ot all HUB heads

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on December 23, 2010 at 04:39 PM
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tags: merry christmas
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all the HUB guys & gals. Please have a safe one.

Multi-car garage, more overhead lighting

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on December 22, 2010 at 10:26 AM
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tags: diorama, art, 118th scale, hot rod, street rod, garage, ford, traffic lights
Just to give you some balance to the lighting project on this build, here is a shot of the display bay. I counted and there are 10 overhead lights in…

Multi-car garage gets overhead lighting

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on December 22, 2010 at 10:17 AM
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Spent a lot of time on this diorama last week and this week getting all the necessary pieces made to assemble the lighting and hinges for the two main bays.…

Multi Car garage -Trains, planes & automobiles

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on December 12, 2010 at 05:10 PM
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tags: diorama, art, 118th scale, hot rod, street rod, garage, ford, lionel trains, traffic lights
Noe that I’m getting close to completing this project I find that I will miss having so much to do. This build is like doing two or three dioramas at…

Multi-Car garage gets a 'Sun' machine

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on December 10, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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Earlier this week I met with my friend who is the owner of this diorama. He had purchased a ‘Sun’ tune-up & engine diagnostic machine which he wanted me to…

Finalizing the deck layout for the Pontiac Garage

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on December 09, 2010 at 03:51 PM
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Yesterday I managed to get all the pieces together and set them in a position that I was happy with. Today I met with the fellow who I am doing…

Something new for the Multi-Car Garage

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on December 09, 2010 at 09:23 AM
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I was out & about late last week & came across this and thought ‘how well it would look in the garage’ (or words to that effect. Anyway, I bought…

Raising the 'bar' at the Pontiac Garage

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on November 27, 2010 at 06:29 PM
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My friend called me last evening and asked if we (I) could add a bar to the patio of the garage. This is what I was able to create today.…

More on the Pontiac garage

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on November 24, 2010 at 09:50 AM
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As you can tell, I’m going with French doors for the patio access and have added some additional artwork to the diorama. The chairs will eventually be made a different…

Pontiac garage patio gets lit up.

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on November 24, 2010 at 09:44 AM
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It’s been a busy week, what with the multi-car garage getting lit up and now beginning the lighting for this Pontiac unit. My wife says that I’m having way too…

Working end of the Multi-Car garage

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on November 23, 2010 at 06:56 PM
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This is the ‘left’ end of the diorama. The sliding door actually works and behind it is an operable clear plexi-glass door that will allow the owner to swap out…

NIght shot of the Multi-Car garage

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on November 23, 2010 at 06:49 PM
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Finally, I’m getting to the wiring for the main lighting circuits. I took the vehicles out for a set of shots to highlight the fluorescent indoor lighting and the coach…

Multi-car garage is nearing completion

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on November 19, 2010 at 12:56 PM
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Well, as you can see, I’ve managed to get a few things done on the diorama. This is the left rear corner of the ‘display bay’ as I call it.…

Pontiac gatage is moving along

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on November 13, 2010 at 06:34 PM
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I was able to get a few things sorted out with this build over the last few days and your looking at the results. The ;lounge’ end of the garage…

As promised - the two Deuces

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on November 05, 2010 at 07:38 PM
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Well here it is, thanx to a friend who was able to take the two photos: the top half of the photo is of the real 32 Ford Highboy and…

Pontiac garage moves along

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on November 04, 2010 at 04:07 PM
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I was able to steal a few hours time from the big multi car garage diorama to begin playing with the layout for the Pontiac Garage. This is going to…

Orange Deuce nears completion

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on November 02, 2010 at 07:12 PM
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I was able to spend some time today & managed to get a lot done on the roadster. I still need to finish running the fuel lines under the hood…

Adding more detail to the multi-car garage

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on November 02, 2010 at 01:32 PM
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Finished up this portion of the work bay late last week. I added the chair and desk as well as finished filling the large gray parts bin. The Borg-Warner cabinet…

Parts washer added to multi-car garage.

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on October 29, 2010 at 05:54 PM
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Last evening I managed to get a little bit done in the work bay area of the multi-car garage,I relocated the gas torches and added a parts washer in that…

The Multi-Car garage moves along

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on October 28, 2010 at 03:56 PM
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The work is getting along nicely with the wall art & detail items getting placed as space permits. Fora a very large diorama, this fellow is beginning to fill up…

Orange Deuce moves along

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on October 27, 2010 at 06:34 PM
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I managed to get a few hours of work in on the roadster earlier this week and have come close to finishing that portion of the project. I still have…

Started another diorama

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on October 21, 2010 at 04:42 PM
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I was able to get started on another diorama this week. This one will feature a 1970 Trans Am in light blue and a late model GTO in blue-gray. As…

Starting on an Orange '32 Roadster

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on October 16, 2010 at 02:01 PM
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Last week I was able to get my hands on one of the new GMP 32 Ford Roadster kits. Just the ticket for duplicating the Orange Deuce Roadster that my…

The yellow 34 is finished

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on October 05, 2010 at 10:16 AM
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I finished the 34 yesterday. This started as the American Muscle ‘Ertle’ 34 Ford with the tri-power flattie, the blue one. I added the 312 ‘Y’ Block, partial hood sides,…

Rear of the '34 is completed.

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on September 30, 2010 at 10:00 AM
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I did manage to get some time in on the big (Multi-Car) diorama this week and was able to finish off the back half of the 1934 Ford Coupe. Now…

Multi-Car Garage display area moving along

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on September 24, 2010 at 09:09 AM
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I’ve been concentrating on the display area of the build these last few days and have been able to make some good progress. The 427 SOHC & Cherry Picker will…

Wall 'art' added to the work bay

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on September 10, 2010 at 09:18 PM
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I was able to get a-in a few hours this week and concentrated on getting the garage (wall) art in place in part of the work bay. Boy this is…

Large workbench nears completion in Multi-Car garage

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on September 01, 2010 at 11:30 PM
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I’ve been moving along on all the various details required for this build. Like shelving, grinders, gas pumps, air pumps, work benches, lofts – the list keeps going. This one…

Larry Alexander passed away at age 79

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on August 26, 2010 at 08:08 PM
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I received an e-mail this morning that I will always remember. It told of the passing of an old friend, Larry Alexander. Sadly, yet another legend in the custom car…

Work Continues on the Multi-Car garage

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on August 20, 2010 at 02:38 PM
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I’m continuing to get things done on this project. Yesterday I completed the asphalt apron in the courtyard area and fitted in preparation for final installation. I also completed an…

Multi-car garage get on 'oil pump'

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on August 06, 2010 at 10:18 AM
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Yesterday I managed to fabricate one of those ‘old’ (from the 30’s) gas station oil pumps to add to the detail and realism of the diorama. It’s the little things…

Lighting going into the work bay

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on August 02, 2010 at 07:41 PM
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I started working on the lighting this past weekend. This portion of the work area needed to be completed first so that the loft could be done. I omitted the…

Multi-car garage work area

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on July 29, 2010 at 06:21 PM
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I’ve been working for 3 to 4 hours a day trying to make some progress on this project. It is equal to doing two large garages at the same time.…

34 Ford for the multi-car garage

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on July 22, 2010 at 09:55 AM
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Moving along with work on the separate elements of this build. This is the old powder blue 34 by Ertle. It will end up with a 312 ‘Y’ block in…

Moving ahead on the multi-car garage

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on July 16, 2010 at 06:50 PM
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After a few consultations with my friend, I think we have finally settled on a battle plan this this diorama. I will hole up to 10 1/18th scale die cast…

Changes & Additions

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on July 07, 2010 at 09:20 AM
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Had a meeting with the owner of this diorama and we went over some additions to the original plans. A new door was added to rear of the garage and…

New Diorama Underway

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on July 04, 2010 at 11:36 AM
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Well, I got another commission last week and it’s a doozy! A multi-car garage with space for up to 7 maybe 8 vehicles depending on the size of the ride.…

The Pennsy Special is finished

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on June 20, 2010 at 09:33 AM
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It is done! One of the most ambitious diorama projects that I have ever attempted. What a blast to actually stick build an entire garage and shop from scratch. It…

Pennset Special roof is underway

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on June 13, 2010 at 11:58 PM
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Pennsy Special close to completion

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on June 09, 2010 at 08:03 PM
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I did manage to get some hours into this project this week and finished the roof layout. The plywood panels are designed to be removable for viewing access to the…

Pensey Special moves closer to completion

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on June 07, 2010 at 12:49 AM
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I managed to spend some time with this thing today and was able to finish the lighting and associated wiring. Now on to complete the roof panels and get it…

The Pennsy Special moves along

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on May 19, 2010 at 09:05 AM
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Managed to make some good progress these last few days and wanted to share that progress with you. There are still a few things that need to be attended to…

Three car garage is complete

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on May 10, 2010 at 05:16 PM
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Yesterday I managed to get the final touches on the diorama. This one took longer that usual due to the fact that I had to take time off for back…

Back to work on the Pennsy Special

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on May 08, 2010 at 09:29 PM
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Well I finally was able to get some more time in on the Pennsy Special diorama. I’ve been adding detail and also the garage doors, still need to find the…

Three car garage almost complete

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on April 28, 2010 at 07:00 PM
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Well it’s almost finishes. Managed to get the ‘70 Chevelle into paint and reassembled between last week & this week and have all three vehicles secured into the diorama in…

More on the Pennsy Special

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on April 02, 2010 at 06:34 PM
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Just a quickie look at some of the detail that I’m putting into this 1/18th scale diorama.

Detail shot of the Pennsy Special

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on March 31, 2010 at 10:36 PM
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Sorry to take so long between postings but, things are going a little slower since my back surgery. I’m only able to work for a few hours a week due…

Another view of the Pensy Special

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on March 24, 2010 at 11:18 AM
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Just thought you people might like to see another angle of the project.

Update on the Pennsy Special

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on March 23, 2010 at 08:28 AM
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Spent some time yesterday work on this puppy and managed to get some headway. I figured out the roof lines that I want and got started on the siding as…

The Pennsy Special moves along

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on March 21, 2010 at 11:58 AM
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This is just a quick update to show that I am managing to get some work done. I was able to get all the wall studs in and frame out…

Three car garage moveing toward completion

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on March 17, 2010 at 10:11 AM
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I did manage to get some time over the past couple of weeks and get the Vette disassembled, prepped, painted in black and reassembled. This turned out to be quite…

New garage underway: 'Pennsy Special'

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on March 13, 2010 at 09:42 PM
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I know tht it’s about time I got around to posting more info on what ’s going on but I’ve been laid up with back problems & am just know…

E.J. Potter #7 bike (1/24th scale) is complate

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on January 18, 2010 at 10:29 AM
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Well, it’s finally finished. The 1/24th scale E.J. Potter (The Michigan Madman) number 7 bike was completed last night. This was quite a challenging build as I had to hand…

Potter #7 bike is moving toward completion

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on January 11, 2010 at 06:23 PM
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Well, I have been able to get a few hours of work done on the 1/24th scale model of the E.J. Potter bike #7 ‘The Widowmaker’. I’m hopping to complete…

Starting E.J.Potter's #7 bike in 1/24th

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on December 28, 2009 at 06:12 PM
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I know that I’ve not posted any of my current projects lately so here ya go. I started this a couple of weeks ago & this photo shows how far…

Merry Christmas to ALL

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on December 25, 2009 at 08:51 AM
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Wishing all at the HUB a very Merry Christmas and well as a safe & Happy New Year. Keep the shinny side up!!

The 34 is done

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on December 07, 2009 at 09:30 AM
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Well ‘I dood it’ as Red Skelton used to say. This ones done. Now it’s time to move on to the repaint of the Vette & the Chevelle. I took…

Moving ahead on the 34

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on December 06, 2009 at 11:10 AM
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Managed to get some time to spend on the coupe yesterday & finished the interior. Still need to trim out the trunk and hang the doors but this gives you…

The '34 nears completion

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on November 24, 2009 at 05:43 PM
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I was able to get some work done on the 34 coupe yesterday. Did the wiring & carb plumbing on the motor as well as the brake lines and the…

THANK YOU one & all

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on November 22, 2009 at 08:25 AM
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Thank you, one and all for taking my little venture into cyberspace to the next level. In less than a year I have gone over 10,000 hits. It just blows…

Still working on the 3 car garage

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on November 13, 2009 at 10:36 AM
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I managed to get a lot of the cabinetry completed and installed this week. I’m still working on the final placement of some of the equipment such as tool boxes…

Another look at the 3 car garage

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on November 07, 2009 at 10:08 AM
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Just thought another view might be nice.

The 3 car diorama moves on

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on November 06, 2009 at 05:14 PM
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I’ve been working on this thing off & on all week. Managed to get a lot of the little things finished like the juke box, tool boxes, sand blaster, drill…

More on the 3 car diorama

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on October 30, 2009 at 10:52 PM
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The garage is starting to take shape. The Juke Box is finished as well as the tool boxes and drill press. Got a deliver yesterday of the other components needed:…

Another diorama underway - 3 car garage

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on October 26, 2009 at 04:08 PM
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Well, I’m at it again. Doing a three car unit for my cousin. This one will have a 4 post lift with a 62 Vette, a 70 Chevelle 454, LS-6…

Eric builds a Model 'A'

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on October 07, 2009 at 08:49 AM
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A while ago my 34 year old son asked me if I would help him build his own hot rod. Certainly I said yes, because that meant the I would…

Single car diorama is done!

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on October 01, 2009 at 05:12 PM
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Well, it’s finished AND delivered. I completed it yesterday & delivered it today, boy was my friend surprised!! You could have knocked him over with a feather. The 1969 GTO…

New single car diorama underway

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on September 25, 2009 at 10:27 AM
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Well, earlier this week I managed to get started on another diorama. This one is being done as a ‘thank you’ for a friend who has helped me a lot…

Gas Station is finished

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on September 16, 2009 at 01:14 PM
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Well, today I managed to get this thing finished. I’m very happy with the result and do hope that my friend (who this is for) feels the same way. I;ll…

Gas Station work bay is done.

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on September 15, 2009 at 09:35 AM
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I know, It’s about time! Well it’s finally done, the work bay that is. I still neet to add alittle detail here & there (maybe some empty beer cases etc.)…

Red Deuce Roadster is done.

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on September 10, 2009 at 06:25 PM
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Well, another project completed & my friend was very pleased with the result. I delivered the model to him today and all he could do was smile & nod his…

Gas Station work bay nearing completion

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on September 02, 2009 at 12:52 PM
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This is a shot of the side wall in the shop showing the door to the parts area (still need to add a sign to that effect). Finished the grinder…

Gas station dinner is done

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on September 01, 2009 at 07:54 PM
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Spend some time yesterday working on this end of the diorama. I was able to complete the dinner and that end of the gas station drive. Seems like every time…

Gas Station wrecker is done

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on August 29, 2009 at 07:02 PM
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Just wanted to get in a post about the tow truck I weathered for this diorama. Took a perfectly good die cast of a ‘34 Ford tow truck & turned…

The Little Red Deuce Roadster

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on August 25, 2009 at 11:43 PM
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This project is getting pretty close to being wrapped up, just need a couple of things to finish it. The owner says that he has a hood, so I do…

More on the Gas Station work bay

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on August 25, 2009 at 09:32 AM
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Here’s a photo of the ‘A’ Sedan after it pulled into the shop for a ‘quickie’ repair. Managed to get some time in on the project yesterday and was able…

The roof is finished.

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on August 23, 2009 at 08:19 AM
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Managed to get a few hours in on the project during the past couple of days and here is the result. All the shingles are on, the gas pumps are…

Moving along on the Gas Station

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on August 13, 2009 at 05:59 PM
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I was able to spend a few hours yesterday working on both the Deuce Roadster and the Station. Got a few things made for the work bay as the photo…

More on the 'Gas Station'

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on August 06, 2009 at 05:50 PM
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Getting started on the service area on the station. This photo is really of two projects in one, the Deuce Roadster AND the station. The station is a thank you…

Back to 1/18 scale

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on July 30, 2009 at 11:34 PM
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tags: art, diorama, model a, wrecker
I was able to start laying out the basic plan for this diorama a couple of days ago or so and this is what I came up with. Decided to…

1/24th scale Bloody Mary completed

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on July 22, 2009 at 10:07 AM
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tags: art, diorama, motorcycle, small block chevy
YES, it’s done. Finished it yesterday, and even if I say so myself, – it looks good. I really like the way this photo came out. Using the old shot…

Two car garage is completed

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on July 21, 2009 at 06:28 AM
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I know, I know. It’s about time. Took ya long enough, etc, etc. O.K. so this one took a little longer than anticipated. Sorry ‘bout that. However, it is now…

Model 'A' down for the count

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on July 20, 2009 at 12:20 PM
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Last week I installed a stock fuel pump on the car and fired it up. It ran O.K. for about 3 minutes and then started to run real rough and…

Diecast Model 'A' Coupe completed

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on July 17, 2009 at 03:42 PM
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Sorry for the delay in getting this to you. I finished it a couple of weeks ago & passed it along to the client without getting any shots of the…

More on 'Bloody Mary' in 1/24th

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on July 10, 2009 at 11:58 AM
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As promised, I’m now posting the latest photo of the ‘Bloody Mary’ project. I’m doing this in 1/24 scale and have finally reached the point that all that remains is…

A Model A Coupe kit in diecast

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on June 18, 2009 at 10:57 PM
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Well that fellow that keeps telling me that he will NOT order another diorama ia chomping at the bit. He says not but he had asked me to do an…

Bloody Mary moves along

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on June 18, 2009 at 10:45 PM
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Moving along with more work being done to the miniature drag bike. This week the rear fender had been fabricated, painted and mounted. I was also able to tie the…

'Bloody Mary' in 1/24th

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on June 07, 2009 at 10:14 AM
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Just had to post this. I think it’s sooo kool. I was asked to duplicate the E.J. Potter motorcycle ‘Bloody Mary’ in 1/24th scale. Got the Chevy small with the…

The West wall is completed & work has begun on the South wall

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on June 02, 2009 at 10:10 PM
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Yes, today was a good day. I managed to complete the West wall and take a big bite out the South wall. This photo shows what was done today, prior…

The South wal nears completion

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on June 02, 2009 at 10:02 PM
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Today was a very good day. I managed to complete the West wall & got a big bite out of the South wall. All that remains is to finish up…

The west wall is almost done!

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on June 02, 2009 at 06:37 PM
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O.K. now. I found some time (stole it from not doing other things actually) to get some work done on this piece. I only need to add a few more…

The two car garage moves along

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on May 26, 2009 at 03:00 PM
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Well, this one is taking awhile to do. Seems like every time I think that I have time to get some work done in it, something else comes up. I…

More on the two car garage

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on May 15, 2009 at 11:43 PM
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Sorry that’s it been so long since my last post but I had a lot of other things to get taken care of. Anyway, I’ve finished the fridge, the license…

New 2 car garage underway in 1/24th.

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on April 16, 2009 at 08:36 AM
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While I’m at it again! Got another one started. This one involves duplicating a friends actual garage.He has two 1964 Chevelles, one stocker & one set up as a 60’s…

The two car garage is finished

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on April 09, 2009 at 08:32 AM
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Well, I’ve finally finished the ‘Two Car Garage”. I’ve put the photos of it into my vehicle listing as ‘Roger’s Meiner Repair. The shots show most of the detail inside…

What an honor

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on March 31, 2009 at 12:32 PM
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What an honor, my work has been added to the Hub Garage Art Gallery. I feel quite humbled when I look at the fantastic work of the other folks represented…

Two car garage exterior nearing completion

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on March 27, 2009 at 05:06 PM
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Onward & upward. With the interior almost finished and the lighting only needing a proper power source it’s time to get busy on the exterior of this place. This is…

The Michigan Hot Rod Assoc. banquette is almost here.

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on March 24, 2009 at 08:04 PM
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Here is another view of the 40 Ford Coupe in the completed diorama. This item will be part of the silent auction portion of the Michigan Hot Rod Association’s annual…

M.H.R.A. Diorama completed.

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on March 16, 2009 at 07:27 PM
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Well I managed to make the deadline. This one is completed and except for installing the plexiglass is finished. Hope they like it.

Another look at the 'T'

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on March 14, 2009 at 01:59 PM
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Just thought some of you might enjoy looking at this from a different angle.

Finally have a car for my personal diorama

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on March 14, 2009 at 10:39 AM
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I know, it’s about time I made up my mind and picked a car to live in my own diorama. Well I finally did, here it is a ‘T’ Bucket…

More on the M.H.R.A. diorama

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on March 06, 2009 at 11:12 AM
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O.K. Here’s the second shot of the diorama that I’m doing for the M.H.R.A. banquette at the end of March.This one shows a better view of the fridge & tool…

Diorama for Michigan Hot Rod Assoc. Auction

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on March 05, 2009 at 04:16 PM
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This is a shot of that one that I mentioned in a previous blog. I’m doing it for the Michigan Hot Rod Association Banquet silent auction coming up at the…

Two car garage goes HUB

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on March 05, 2009 at 09:00 AM
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Well the Hub has finally made it to my 1/18th scale stuff. I think it looks just great! That little extra ‘touch’ that just may set this one ahead of…

The loft in the 2 car garage - almost done

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on March 04, 2009 at 09:31 AM
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Been working on the 2 car garage yesterday. Took this shot after I got done. It shows the loft area with the desk, blotter, coffee cup, mags, boxes etc. Yes…

The double car garage moves along

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on March 01, 2009 at 07:56 AM
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O.K. As promised, here’s another shot of the work in progress. This is the two car unit that will include the 32 Roadster & the Porsche 356A. The Porsche is…

The two car garage takes shape

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on February 27, 2009 at 10:29 PM
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Here is the first photo to be published of the latest diorama (well, almost, more on that later). It will have a loft (small), desk, work bench, compressor and two…

Another one is completed

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on February 26, 2009 at 07:38 AM
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Well now, another one completed. I went a little overboard of this one with the wall art but it sure was fun. Marilynn stopped by to make sure that the…

The '34 Ford diorama is done!

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on February 22, 2009 at 06:03 PM
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Well, it’s finally completed. Yes, the ‘34 Ford diorama is done. I will deliver it to its owner on Thursday. The finishing touch (well worth the wait) was a photo…

Are there any other 1969 Comets out there?

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on February 15, 2009 at 10:01 AM
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I’v had this car for over 10 years now & have not seen another. Seen a few Montegos & one ‘68 Comet (on the Dream Cruise) but never a 1969…

Better & better.

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on February 05, 2009 at 05:04 PM
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Well, yesterday I managed to get the plug wires done on the engine, got the dip stick in and even got the fuel lines run from the fuel block to…

The 34 is looking better

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on February 03, 2009 at 08:01 PM
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So, here is as far as I was able to get today. Did manage to get the firewall checker-boarded and also to make the oil filter canister. Oh yah, I…

The 34 Coupe looking a little more realistic.

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on February 02, 2009 at 10:00 AM
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I worked on this one most of yesterday and was able to get a good start on the weathering. Not sure if the mill will remain ‘Merc green’ or not,…

Finally got the 34

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on January 31, 2009 at 02:07 PM
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Well here it is as promised. The shot of the 34 3 window inthe garage setting that it will live in. All that remains is to do the distressing, add…

The Cougar is in from paint...

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on January 30, 2009 at 06:30 PM
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Well I finally got the Cougar, a couple of days ago and have managed to get it painted to the clients specs. However, it still needs to get rubbed out…

Here's the other one

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on January 25, 2009 at 10:27 AM
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Well here is the update that I mentioned in the previous blog. You can see the ‘50 Merc Woody Wagon in this shot as well as the fridge and gas…

A new diorama is underway

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on January 24, 2009 at 03:59 PM
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Got started on a couple more dioramas earlier this week. These are the ones that I mentioned in the last blog. The one in the photo will get a chopped…

Well, most of the lighting is in.

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on January 19, 2009 at 06:23 PM
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Well, I managed to get the majority of the lighting completed. Still need to put in a drop light or two and some task lighting for the work stations. I’ll…

Moving along toward completion

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on January 13, 2009 at 01:56 PM
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Sorry it took me so ling to get back to this but I had a little trouble with my pwas, arthritus & all. Acts up from time to time. Well,…

Time to begin wrapping it up

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on January 07, 2009 at 10:33 PM
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While I spent most of the day tying up loose ends in and about the diorama. I started to get an idea of which car(s) would look the best in…

From another angle

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on January 05, 2009 at 07:32 PM
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Just thought I’d include a photo of the opposite end of the diorama. This view shows the big block in the corner as well as the stools, bench, drill press,…

Another day closer to completion

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on January 04, 2009 at 10:47 PM
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Spent yesterday putting the finishing touches on the ‘garage art’ and was even able to get the license plates mounted to the overhead door (all ten of them). Then I…

Really not too much more to go all I need is time.

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on January 02, 2009 at 11:25 PM
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I did manage to get in a few hours between yesterday & today. Mainly spent time getting the garage door rails in place as well as the opener unit itself.…

Getting closer to completion.

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on December 31, 2008 at 07:11 PM
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Well today I managed to get quite abit done as you can see from the photo. The work bench is glued down and so is the fridge but the rest…

More info on the latest diorama

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on December 30, 2008 at 11:15 PM
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Continued on with the build up of one of these dioramas for myself. At this point I have pretty much decieded where the desk, drill press, work bench & cabinets…

New Diorama underway

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on December 28, 2008 at 08:05 PM
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Well I’ve finely been able to start work on on of these for me. Not yet sure what type of vehicle I’ll be putting into it, but it’s fun already,…

T-Bird diorama finished

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on December 23, 2008 at 06:03 PM
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This was a fast build. It took just over a week. However, it went together very well. Things seemed to fall into place & the ideas just kept coming. It…

Continuing on

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on December 21, 2008 at 10:30 PM
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Late last week I was fortunate enough to receive another commission. A fellow wants me recreate (in miniature) his complete garage. He was there when I dropped off Big Bob’s…

As promised: Info on the dioramas

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on December 19, 2008 at 08:56 AM
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12-19-08 As stated, I began doing these for myself and had 5 of 6 really nice units to display in bmy basement. However, friends saw them and wanted me to…

Diorama informatiom to be comming soon

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posted in: phil's place garage, news on December 18, 2008 at 11:47 PM
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12-18-08 11:45pm Anyone looking at the photos that I’ve posted has no doubt seen the pictures of the dioramas that I’ve made. I started out doing these as a hobby…