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#1 Ron35369

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:35 PM

I see a lot of members are posting what they accomplished in the past year so I thought I'd do the same. This group will give you some idea of my style(s) of building. I built some new on the market kits, some original old annual kits, some resin trans kits & some rebuilds of cars I found on Ebay. I ended the year with 23 total builds so I will be posting their photos in three posts...in no particular order. I hope you enjoy.

 

1. 1966 Impala SS convertible - AMT original annual

66ImpalaSS8.jpg

 

2. Toyota Hiace Van

ToyotaHiaceVan.jpg

 

3. 1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang - pre painted body

67ShelbyGT500Mustang1.jpg

 

4. 1963 Ford Galaxie 500XL convertible - restoration of original annual

63Galaxie500XL.jpg

 

5. 1971 Ford Mustang Mach I - pre painted body

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6. 1966 Mercury Park Lane - restoration of original annual

66MercuryParkLane6.jpg

 

7. 1963 Chevy Bel Air - R & R Resin kit

Jeffs63BelAirfinished.jpg

 

8. 1968 Pontiac Firebird 400 - New Revell kit

68Firebirdfinished2.jpg

 

9. 1967 Chevy Impala SS Wagon - R & R Resin kit

67ImpalaWagon9.jpg

 

10. 1965 Dodge Coronet 500 convertible  pre painted body / clearcoated with HOK clear.

65Coronet500Convertible2.jpg


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#2 Ron35369

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:49 PM

Second set of photos:

11. 194 Chevy Impala SS convertible - Original AMT annual
64ImpalassConvfinished1.jpg

12. 1963 Chevy Impala SS - New Revell kit
63Impalafinished3.jpg

13. Ala Kart Show Rod
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14. 1963 Chevy Corvette Roadster - AMT Prestige kit
63CorvetteConv1.jpg

15. Lincoln Futura Concept Show Car
LincolnFutura.jpg

16. 1958 Chevy Impala Sport Coupe
58Impalafinished2.jpg

17. 1964 Chevy El Camino - AMT original annual Restoration
64ElCaminofinished3.jpg

18. 1958 Plymouth Sport Fury - Resin kit
58PlymouthFury4.jpg

19. 1963 Chevy Impala Station Wagon - R & R Resin kit
63Impalawagonfinished1.jpg

20. 1964 Pontiac GTO Coupe - pre painted body / clearcoated with HOK clear
64GTOFinished3.jpg

#3 Ron35369

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:55 PM

Third & last set of photos:

21. 1962 Pontiac Bonneville convertible - AMT original annual
62Bonnevillefinished1.jpg
62Bonnevillefinished3.jpg

22. 1932 Ford Highboy
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23. 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix - MPC original annual
69PontiacGrandPrixfinished.jpg

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:56 PM

wow- nice shiny builds



#5 Erik Smith

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:53 PM

Love that '62 Bonnie. Very nice models.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:56 AM

WOW Ron!!!

 

23 builds in one year? You've been a busy boy! And they're all great!

 

The '67 wagon is my personal fav, I've gotta get one & convert to a '68 someday...

 

Who made the '58 Fury resin kit?

 

Thanks for sharing these super-nice builds, congrats on a productive year! B) 


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:10 AM

Ooooo . . . You got my attention with the '66 SS convertible ! !  Beautiful !   They all are great looking builds and your attention to detail ( like the dash and fuel cap on the Vette roadster ) is excellent .



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:34 AM

Every build, has an excellent paint finish, all well foiled and detailed. Beautiful models....



#9 Ron35369

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:34 AM

Thank you guys, I really appreciate your comments! When I decided to do a "year in review" I had no idea how many builds I had done & was very surprised that I finished 23 of them. I hope you liked my selections as I try to change things up now & then, trying to avoid burn out. I've got a lot of builds planned for 2013 so you will be seeing plenty of posts from me in the coming months. Right now on my work bench I have an original 1960 Impala convertible rebuilder, a 98 Saleen Mustang & a 70 Dodge Super Bee.

 

Jeff, the 58 Sport Fury I believe was from Art Anderson at All American, if I'm not mistaken. I was buying loads of stuff from him back in the late 80's & early 90's. I had actually started that build many years ago & had it painted way back then. It got put on the back burner until last year when I found it stuffed away in it's original box. On the subject of the 68 Chevy wagon...I've seen one on Ebay from R & R Resin, just haven't stepped up to buy one yet. I want to convert one to an Estate Wagon to replicate the car I took my driving test in when I was 16. One of these days...



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:44 AM

Great builds all. Didn't see a bad one in the bunch. Makes me wish AMT would re-issue those kits for us old guys who built them as kids.

#11 Ron35369

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:06 AM

Thanks Terry. I almost would prefer Revell to do the reissues anymore as they have really stepped up to the plate & improved their game. AMT seems to reissue with no upgrading where Revell is doing all new tooling, like on their 63 Impala. Very nice kit with a lot of detail. When I was a kid I really didn't like Revell at all. their kits were bad fitting & not proportioned correctly & a general pain in the rear to build. Not so much these days. Maybe the merger with Monogram was just what they needed.



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:24 AM

Great builds Ron, well done



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:17 AM

WOW Ron!!!

 

23 builds in one year? You've been a busy boy! And they're all great!


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Thanks for sharing these super-nice builds, congrats on a productive year! B) 

I agree!

I love your Futura and 58 Impala.



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:27 PM

You do excellent work!!!!!!



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:10 PM

nice paint...



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:50 PM

Beautiful work!! paint is top notch!!

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:00 PM

You had an excellent year!  A man after my own heart with all the Impalas.



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:21 PM

wow. you must have pushed out a lot of model expecting the world to end or something. they are all nice. you should be proud of your self

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:02 PM

you sir are an excellent builder, that is a impressive collection

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:08 PM

Very nice builds!!