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Phil Marchese (Flip)


About me

Name:Phil Marchese
Country:US United States
Town:Pennsylvania is my homestate.
Member since:July 25, 2011
About me:
Modeling since 1955...the usually mix for American boys of the era. In 1964 I switched to1:72 a/c kits with vacuforms and scratch conversions soon dominating my collections. In 2001 I returned to1:32 Highway Pioneers antique car collection and 1:16 wood; card & plastic cars. I write articles - first published in 1969 and published much on www since 1996. Happy modeling!
I am also an artist and researcher with a very good appreciation of production, modification, logistics and weapons system program management. I developed my style of building with all those influences at play.
I am an old school builder. No photo etched parts, rarely resin and hardly ever CA. Sheet styrene and stretched sprue are my stock and trade. I surface with auto putty but fill with plastic.
I like MATCHBOX kits and respect FROG kits. I own very few oriental kits and have build few of what I own. I do extensive re-kitting by kit bashing, and scratch conversions. I was among the first of the vacuform builders and enjoy the medium. I feel it changes one's eye and skills in a way that enhances the ability to see and define shapes; and blend a level of detail commensurate with the overall visual rendering.
I usually select my own subjects and do my own research. Dozens of my builds have subsequently been pirated by decal companies and have inspired resin kits.
I am anxious to see the effects of 3D printing on the hobby as its access broadens. In 2016, 3D printing is a reality among some custom car builders I follow.


Modeling clubs

I'm not a member of a scale modeling club.

Favorite webzines

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Scale modeling forums

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Scale modeling magazines

No particular paper magazines are on my reading list

Scale modeling shops

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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Aircraft » Propeller | US 1938-1968 |

Consolidated B-24 Liberator Aircraft » Propeller | US 1941-1968 |

Douglas A-20 Havoc Aircraft » Propeller | US 1941-1949 |

Martin PBM Mariner Aircraft » Propeller | US 1939-1964 |

North American B-25 Mitchell Aircraft » Propeller | US 1940-1979 |


Ferrari 250 GT California Vehicles » Cars | IT 1957-1961 |

Ford 1932 Vehicles » Cars | No range |

Ford GT40 Vehicles » Cars | US 1966-1969 |

Ford Model T Vehicles » Cars | No range |

Packard Vehicles » Cars | US 1899-1958 |

Packard 1912 Vehicles » Cars | US 1912-1915 |

Packard boattail Vehicles » Cars | 1926-1936 |

US Antique car sets Vehicles » Cars | US No range |

Other topics:IHC » No topic page
Packard 1911 » No topic page


Facebook:flip marchese

My next events

I currently have nothing in my agenda

My previous events

SCM Groupbuild - Matchbox Nostalgia in Worldwide
SCM Groupbuild - Matchbox Nostalgia
BE 1. January until 28. February 2014, in Worldwide

Followed by

d hadley
US utahmanamI


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