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The "Pepsodent Pe-109" Returns

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The "Pepsodent Pe-109" Returns
Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Sunday, November 05, 2017 3:54 PM

This 1966-vintage 3/8ths Inch Scale Masterpiece Of Scratchbuilding made from metal toothpaste tubes back when that's all were on the market by E. L. Franklin appeared in the September 1966 issue of Scale Modeler Magazine.

This has been my favorite amongst the many Scratchbuilds Of The Gods appearing in this august "spectrum" model hobby publication from 1965 up till FineScale Modeler Magazine came on the scene. Thanks to digitial image scanning well as the Internet I've returned it to scale modelers world-wide for their edification well as enjoyment though I'd not be surprised its already up on the Web somewhere.

If there were any copyright violations by my posting these images Moderators do please remove this discussion thread.

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Posted by mississippivol on Sunday, November 05, 2017 4:13 PM

Bow Down

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Posted by Bish on Monday, November 06, 2017 1:57 AM

Seriously, thats made from toothpaste tubes. Impressive doesn't even come close, thanks for shareing.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, November 06, 2017 8:59 AM

Wow!  Never heard of using toothpaste tubes for a material.  I guess that was thin lead sheet.

Do remember lots of folks building scratch models from toothpicks or matchsticks.  Knew a guy that made a racing plane- forget which one- from matchsticks and it looked pretty good.  Only thing I didn't like was that he varnished it rather than an authentic looking paint job.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, November 13, 2017 8:43 AM

Don ;

 I think I am familiar with what you speak of . It was the " Gee Bee " wasn't it ?

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, November 13, 2017 8:30 PM

Amazing.  Truly amazing!

Chad

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At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya Nashorn

On deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Me 262

In the hole: Probably something in 1/35 scale!

 

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 12:08 PM

Tanker - Builder

Don ;

 I think I am familiar with what you speak of . It was the " Gee Bee " wasn't it ?

 

Don't remember exactly. It was a monoplane, maybe the GeeBee or the Hughes Racer.  He lived in Northwest area of Detroit, between 7 mile and 8 mile.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 4:55 PM

Okay, next time I start b****ing about some poorly fitting kit, remind me of this and CONSIDER ME TOTALLY SHUT UP...

 

Love seeing stuff like this, it was amazing to see what people back then could MacGyver up into amazing models.

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, November 16, 2017 2:00 PM

Not many around today remember when toothpaste, and other items came in anything other than plastic.

Still some thngs do, like 3M weatherstrip adhesive and some of the old laquer spot putties.

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