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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FOS Phone Booths
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2020, 08:15:49 AM »
Well done  8) .....and built at Greg speed.....glad someone is, I'm certainly not.  :-[

Thanks Greg.  I did cheat a bit by building the smallest kit imaginable.   ;)  For a tiny kit it did present a bit of a challenge though.   :o 
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FOS Phone Booths
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2020, 08:16:59 AM »
Very nice Bob, and quickly done as well .....    As if you were Superman, but then wouldn't you have needed the phone booth first ?..

Ah well, something to ponder.
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Thanks Paul!  You stay healthy and be well too.  I wish I had a little superman to stand outside one of these.   ;)
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FOS Phone Booths
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2020, 08:18:27 AM »
Nice quick build with great results.  I searched for telephone booth images and found a library of photos at gettyimages.co.uk.  Dropped "telephone booth" into the search field and brought up quite a few images. Most have identifying dates.  I did see some from the mid-late 1950s in the style modeled above.   Older ones appeared to be in wood.
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Thanks for the compliment Opa George and thanks so much for confirming that these would be acceptable in the mid to late 50's!  I really appreciate the help.   :D
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FOS Phone Booths
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2020, 09:50:25 AM »
Nice. I remember the aluminum/acrylic phone booths looking pretty new in the early 1960s, when I first noticed them.  And there were still wood/glass booths around, indoors at least in downtown Boston.  A quick search didn't turn up a date of introduction (the British are exact about theirs), just roughly mid-50s.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FOS Phone Booths
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2020, 09:58:58 AM »
Bob,

Very nicely done! Cheater, cheater, I'm gonna tell teacher on you! :-\ :-\

Tom  ;D
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FOS Phone Booths
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2020, 10:42:41 AM »
Nice modelling Bob. The old red ones are still seen in the UK. They are not used for communication anymore though. Most contain a defibrillator to help in "staying alive"..............
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FOS Phone Booths
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2020, 07:25:53 AM »
Nice. I remember the aluminum/acrylic phone booths looking pretty new in the early 1960s, when I first noticed them.  And there were still wood/glass booths around, indoors at least in downtown Boston.  A quick search didn't turn up a date of introduction (the British are exact about theirs), just roughly mid-50s.

Thanks for the info James!  Yeah, mine are probably a little dirtier than they should be for the era I plan on using them in.  I still haven't found an aluminum paint (I was using Model Masters Acrylic for this one) that really looks like aluminum to my eye. 
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FOS Phone Booths
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2020, 07:28:00 AM »
Bob,

Very nicely done! Cheater, cheater, I'm gonna tell teacher on you! :-\ :-\

Tom  ;D

Oh no!  Don't tell Raymo on me!   ;)

Thanks Tom!  For a little kit these proved to be a bit of challenge.  I'll bring one along with me next time I come down.  If I can find room in the car for it.   ;D
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FOS Phone Booths
« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2020, 07:32:52 AM »
Nice modelling Bob. The old red ones are still seen in the UK. They are not used for communication anymore though. Most contain a defibrillator to help in "staying alive"..............
Mike

Thanks Mike!  What a great idea for a 'repurpose' of old phone booths over in the UK.  Someday, obviously not anytime soon, the wife and I would like to take a trip and visit Ireland.  That's at least four years out though.  Hopefully we'll be able to do it then. 
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