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Posted By: Rich Pendleton
Posted On: Tuesday October 13, 2020 at 1:02 PM
Sure John, in the 80's I worked a few years for MVM in
Westboro, Ma. My brother (who worked there) talked me into it. I did all the painting during that time and was involved in everything from casting to final assembly at times. The last project I was involved with was our DeLorean model (one of my favorites and I have a real one in my collection of 1:1 cars).

We also did some work for Brooklin as well as Minimarque (quite a story behind that) as well as some other manufacturers. (I think I mentioned some of this some months ago)

I left a while before they closed up. My brother went on to start a company making white metal truck models and I helped from time to time. I started taking orders at shows for custom built 1/43 models (similar to what John Roberts does) and had many customers but stopped after a few years as I wanted more time to work on my own projects.

I've been building and collecting models (many scales) since 1959 and continue to do so.

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Message thread:

"My Take" White Metal or Resin by John Kuvakas #28930
A fine, balanced personal overview ! (EOM) by Mike DeTorrice #28930.1
"Balanced"? by Robert Jacobs #28930.1.1
So John can't have a favorite type?...my reply to you from the words of a famous comedian.... by BenD Lampson #28930.1.1.1
"Balanced" = objective by Robert Jacobs #28930.
Yeah, I'll repeat : "A fine, balanced personal overview". (EOM) by Mike DeTorrice #28930.
I'd also add 'My take' means 'my opinion'. We all have opinions (EOM) by John Roberts #28930.
Yeah, and I'll repeat that "Balanced"= Objective. by Robert Jacobs #28930.
Lie? I merely said a take is another phrase for an opinion (EOM) by John Roberts #28930.
John, it's unclear what your stake here is. by Robert Jacobs #28930.
A misunderstanding here I think Robert. by John Roberts #28930.
I think most of us on this forum and reading this thread are not English by Tom Ciryak #28930.
I agree on your take about liking white metal models a little more than resin, for the same reasons by BenD Lampson #28930.2
+1 Agree. IMO John's clip accurately touched on the processes involved by Jack Dodds #28930.2.1
+2. (EOM) by Ed Glorius #28930.2.1.1
+3 (EOM) by Skip Johnson #28930.
"Soul"? by Robert Jacobs #28930.2.1.2
Hmm, I wonder...would a model of the Kia Soul have "Soul"? by John Kuliak #28930.
By the definitons being used here.... by Robert Jacobs #28930.
Robert, why can't we simply agree that we see and possibly interpret by Jack Dodds #28930.
MEGA - Make England Great Again! by Harvey Goranson #28930.3
I'm sorry you heard that, Harvey. It was certainly not my intention. (EOM) by John Kuvakas #28930.3.1
And to be fair, I've bought more Brooklins this year than in any past year. by Harvey Goranson #28930.3.1.1
Excellent! The variety of all types, make this scale a wonderous selection of models. by John Merritt #28930.4
John Merritt expressed my feelings quite well. I'm just grateful by Bob Jackman #28930.4.1
+1 Lots of great choices in our scale. I buy for detail -- and what I can afford. by Mark Lampariello #28930.4.1.1
Interesting, John. I am kind of broad in my collecting, and in my 1/43 models I have by David Holcombe #28930.5
David, perhaps the models with real soul are the ones one builds or ... by Chris Sweetman #28930.5.1
If that's true, David has cornered the market on souls! (EOM) by Harvey Goranson #28930.5.1.1
I'm a clearly a resin collector by Keko Romero #28930.6
Well said, Keko. We all have our own motivations and preferences and all are valid. (EOM) by John Kuvakas #28930.6.1
John, I have certainly enjoyed your last interesting video and when by Alex Taylor #28930.7
John, I enjoyed your "My Take" video. You expressed exactly what the title said, by Rich Pendleton #28930.7.1
Thanks, Rich. Can you give us some more background on your model making experience? (EOM) by John Kuvakas #28930.7.1.1
Sure John, in the 80's I worked a few years for MVM in by Rich Pendleton #28930.
Opinion is subjective by Alfred H. Baucom #28930.
Whatever one’s take it is all about the pleasure of collecting. (EOM) by Chris Sweetman #28930.8
Well, the discussion has been energetic! I'm glad we can have a healthy dialogue... by John Kuvakas #28930.9
As a casual collector and not a big time hobbyist... by Jani Bodmann #28930.10
A few additional (late to this post) thoughts by Ted Weller #28930.10.1
Sometimes I wish I had this type of focus and discipline in my collecting. by John Kuvakas #28930.10.1.1
John, just for the record not all resin models are produced in China …. by Chris Sweetman #28930.11
Lemme guess - John Simon's Marsh Models? (EOM) by Harvey Goranson #28930.11.1
Correct. (EOM) by Chris Sweetman #28930.11.1.1
Thanks, Chris. I mentioned some excellent models are made in Europe, should have added GB. (EOM) by John Kuvakas #28930.11.2
White Metal vs Resin by Edward Davis #28930.12
Thanks, Ed. It's good to see you posting, my friend. (EOM) by John Kuvakas #28930.12.1

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