Welcome!; and, May & June 2013 Meetings

Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome to the new Suncoast Diecasters blog-format website thingy! Same great club, brand-new packaging. You’ll get the monthly meeting Gallery updates not only in a much more timely manner, but you can receive them automatically via subscription and/or Twitter feed. And you can now see my delightfully witty photo captions, without special browser coding. Also, you’ll be able to comment directly on each update. Current members, please read the special message; then check the Calendar for a special shopping event!

You’ll see this new site grow dynamically as I replicate pages from the original site (which you can still visit, by the way, as so clearly indicated in the left-hand column). Now, please scroll down and enjoy our new site’s first official post!

June 2013

Tom shopped and shopped and shopped and shopped. And shopped.

Tom shopped until his wallet collapsed from exhaustion!

Tom shopped until his wallet collapsed from exhaustion!

Custom Volkswagen and Mirada Stocker. Of Tom’s totality from the June meeting, my favorite is the VW.

So, with a clear sunroof, you can look up and see if Gov't drones are following you?

So, with a clear sunroof, you can look up and see if Gov’t drones are following you?

Ironically — considering Tom is Suncoast Diecasters‘ VW viscount — his favorite is this h’yar Custom Fleetside.

''Fleetside'' -- I guess I'm a Navy truck.

”Fleetside” — I guess I’m a Navy truck.

Bill gathers more great variations, including France-made GMC Motorhome and Cargo Lift, and a rare Red-line Show Hoss II.

All four of these are in exact perfect scale with each other. Honest.

All four of these are in exact perfect scale with each other. Honest.

No way I could not attempt a lifted-body shot…

''Rigging.'' I call it rigging. Some cars need it; Ken's car didn't. (What did he just say? Maybe the answer is below. Far below....)

”Rigging.” I call it rigging. Some cars need it; Ken’s car didn’t. (What did he just say? Maybe the answer is below. Far below….)

Mike C. demonstrates how to buy one thing yet magically increase his collection by five things.

Mike ponied up to buy this set! Get it? ''Ponied up''? Hey, look, just because we got a new site, it doesn't mean you get better jokes!

Mike ponied up to buy this set! Get it? ”Ponied up”? Hey, look, just because we got a new site, it doesn’t mean you get better jokes!

Mike recycles a Maisto AllStars flatbed…

Mike bought the truck to display the 'Vette, then put 'em on the flame display. So, he's displaying his displaying of the 'Vette. Very meta of you, Mike!

Mike bought the truck to display the ‘Vette, then put ’em on the flame display. So, he’s displaying his displaying of the ‘Vette. Very meta of you, Mike!

It’s very embarrassing that a big-name company such as Mattel could let this get into the market with the word “pack” so clearly mis-spelled.

See, Mike should've bought *two* of these ... Then he could open one and actually play with it!

See, Mike should’ve bought *two* of these … Then he could open one and actually play with it!

Mike’s doctor told him to take two of these with water before every– Oh, track joiners! Sorry about that. I completely misunderstood.

...I wonder if woodworking biscuits are based on these things?

…I wonder if woodworking biscuits are based on these things?

March 2013

Some certain member of Suncoast Diecasters had a birthday. Some other certain member RAOK’d member, the former, with this incredibly thoughtful gift. (And it’s even the right color!)

Original Redline Python

Now THIS is a birthday present!

A new member had this amongst his offerings. I asked his price, and found it acceptable. So now I finally have one!

Space, the ''Finally, I got one!'' frontier....

Now I just need three more….

Ken picked up several new treasures, including this MOC Tootsietoy. The two white “76” vehicles in this photo seem identical; the difference being that one has a “bar”-like shape across its base. Yet, this particular mark is not listed in any of the books. So, either the books are in error, or that mark is a figment of Ken’s imagination.

Ken's collection

With Ken, it’s most likely the latter….

More of Ken’s treasures, including, yes, for our first official post of our new blog … a garbage truck!

Ken's collection -- with *another* garbage truck even!

I don’t know if Ken is editorializing with that ‘NBC’ garbage truck, but *I* certainly would be….

The coolest item by far which Ken got at our May ’13 meeting was this Firebird Funny Car, by Zee (Zylmex). Paint looks good; body shell stays up (some don’t, which means “rigging” is necessary for photos), and the “whizz wheel” ridges will certainly make for a fast ride … Not that Ken actually plays with his cars, ya’know,,,,

Zee (Zylmex) Firebird Funny Car

”Rad Bird” … Wow, that’s just so, *so* Eighties….

Well, thus is Suncoast Diecasters‘ first post of our new blog. I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed typing it. Please subscribe to our e-mail updates (and/or Twitter feed). See you at the July meeting!

~W

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