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55 Chevy Convertible- 57 T Bird 1/16

23 March 2013 - 07:40 PM

I picked up 17 parts kits ( cars missing a few parts). They had been sitting in a garage since 1987.  Among them were the 55 Chevy convertible in yellow and the 57 T-Bird in blue, both 1/16 scale. I'm certain they are both AMT kits. I'm thinking from the late 70's.


Does anyone know anything about either of the two cars ?--  I didn't get any boxes with the kits. Just wondering how rare they may be. They are both built with a couple parts missing on each.



Of the other 15 kits-- Is there a good place to look up kits and get info on out of production etc?


Vintage Type Chevy Stock Car

12 March 2013 - 07:05 PM

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Got the idea for this one from a vintage Stock Car book with the Rocket 88 pictured in it. This kit was built before the new Olds  release.

The Chevy has flared rear wells , solder headers, scratchbuilt seat , a trap door to look at the front right tire from inside the car

41 Chevy Pickup

10 March 2013 - 06:48 PM



Kit Bashed 41 Chevy Pickup


Cab moved back 12 scale inches

Lowered suspension

426 Hemi -Dual 4 bbl

Outboard Gass Tank


34 Ford bed / basswood liner


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Where are the great Hobby Shops?

12 February 2013 - 07:32 PM

My favorite is Hobbyland in Reynoldsburg / Blacklick Ohio. It used to be in Whitehall Ohio in  the Town and Country Shopping Center . T+C was a mile long and one of the first Shopping Centers of it's kind. Saturday mornings were great there when I was a kid. They had an enormous 1/32- 1/24 slot track back in the 60's. The track is still around. They also had a big HO slot track.


Next is the giant Hobby Shop in Dayton Ohio near TJ Maxx,  The Dayton shop is the biggest I've been in. They specialize in RC. It looked like 5 +  people worked there. That's big-- right? I mean the building seemed bigger than a Dollar General store.


   If I could I'd travel all over and visit Hobby Shops and model car shows. Would that be cool or what?


Another good shop for models you don't see everywhere is in Logan Ohio. Lot's of reissues there, Lil Coffin' and stuff like that.

How big is your work table ?

06 February 2013 - 03:12 PM

I never had enough room no matter what. I moved into a new house with a big basement so I figured I'd make the work space I've always wanted. I took two cafeteria tables and put them together in a big square then put a 4x8 piece of plywood on that-- so that is 5x8. Eventually that wasn't big enough. I got another cafe table. Still not enough. SO don't get a bigger bench- you'll just end up needing more space.


I end up putting all the stuff I need to work on kits on my work tables and it just snowballs into less and less space and I still have to get up and go to the shelves and get stuff. Maybe I should go back to the TV tray (remember those?) I used when I was a kid. Good idea?


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