|Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Owen Nerfect, you may know me as the proprietor of Hobby Junction U.S.A. You might have also read about my stunning defeat of three-time champ, Frank Hemlock Jr. at the 23rd Canadian Slot Car Invitational held this past April. That nimrod had it coming. I’ll never forget how he “accidentally” knocked over my display of slot cars at Hobby Con ’86. I could go on forever about what a real piece of crap that guy is, but this isn’t the place for it.
Last week, Mr. Walters came into my shop to see if the new HO scale buildings had come in. Don’t get me started on this guy. What kind of pervert buys a model of a Kentucky Fried Chicken circa 1975 and a bag of plastic dinosaurs for a “secret project?” They weren’t even the same scale!
Anyway, we get to talking about the world of scale modeling, and he told me about this great project he was working on for his “website.” He showed me his plans for a model of a van that you could print out from his site, cut out and assemble. I was impressed, and then flattered when he asked me to write this introduction to the project. I still think he isn’t right in the head, but I do owe him one for turning me on to the music of Claudine Longet. Have you heard this woman sing? It has truly changed my life. I know I couldn’t have beaten Frank “Fink” Hemlock Jr. if I hadn’t listened to her sing “Wanderlove." Thanks again Mr. Walters.
|What you have here is a paper model that you can download as a PDF file. You’ll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the file and print it. If you don’t have this application, you can download it from Adobe’s website. There are two versions available, a full-color and a black and white one.
Once you print the file out, you simply cut the parts out with a Xacto knife. Then you assemble it by folding the van model up and glue it together. If you’re a skilled scale modeler like myself you’ll have very few problems putting this novelty together. It takes a keen mind and skillful hands to put it all together, but it is worth it in the end.
Fellow scale modelers, here is what the van model will look like once it is fully assembled.