Post by straightliner on Jul 15, 2018 22:40:28 GMT -5
This is Brian speaking on Bob Hayes behalf via his acct. Back in November of 2017 Bob suffered 2 strokes ....as far what he is able to do is limited to his Left hand as the paralysis has affected his Right side. He is very slowly getting back into building routine, but with the use of only one hand, it is very challenging.
One of the other areas that was effected was some of what he remembers, even with that I still think he knows volumes more about rubber-n-resin than I ever will. With some prodding he was able to recall his password to his acct. here and he wanted me to say something to everyone here.
I have told him that he needs to get back on here as the there are folks that could really benefit from what he has to offer advise wise.
For those of you who may not know who Bob Hayes is he has been a contributor to Alumilite in various ways. In the video library, there is a video of an interview with Bob explaining the molds and pours that he has done with the 1/8th scale cars and trucks that he has built. Since there is very little in the way of aftermarket 1/8th scale model parts and pieces, Bob has to make pretty much everything out of Alumilite products.
I was introduced to Bob, who resides here in Topeka, Ks. as luck would have it, by a local hobby shop owner after I was simply getting no where with my resin pours. Bob basically sat me down and told me that everything I knew was wrong (Bobs old school military, which I understood perfectly)...He re-taught me the basics, gave me some solid advice and pointed me in the right direction. I've stumbled a few times since then, but I have used those as learning opportunities.
Since he is a fellow model builder, I am helping him finish up a 1/8 scale 1956 Ford F-100 pick up that he was working on at the time of his stroke....I considered it an honor when he asked me if I could help.