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#21 cazxr2

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 11:18 AM

Just one, huh? Tough call...Well, I recently finished this one, and it was the longest to finish, as I boxed it away for a long time due to some issues. I started it in late 1991 or early 1992, as close as I can guess (kit was released in 1991, and I used reference pics from Motor Trend, April 1991), and finished it at the end of June this year...Revell 1969 Baldwin Motion Camaro. Lots of firsts here - valve stems, engine plug wires, fuel lines, heater hoses, sanded the back of the grille to open it up and foil casting of 3 'SS' emblems. Nice kit, few issues, and I wrecked a body and had to buy another kit to start over on the paint. Anyways...not my absolute favourite, but the one I put the most into over a long period of time, including learning a few techniques. Here it is:
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Posted 29 July 2010 - 11:26 AM

I would have to say my favorite build to date is my current project, a custom Ford LTL 9000 truck. I've been building this for a CBP on another site, but I have the WIP here, too, and it really has been a test bed for many new techniques I've never attempted before. It has a numerous amount of firsts for me, including being the first large sleeper conversion and stretched frame I've attempted, something I've always wanted to do but have not been brave enough to try until now. As the work progresses, it will also be the first model I will have used Alclad on to redo chrome, not to mention the first time I will also ever use my airbrush. It's also my first colorshifting paint job and will also be my first attempt at making my own decals. Anyway, enough rambling, so here's my one pic, and sorry it's not finished yet like everyone elses, but hopefully it will be soon! :)

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 11:42 AM

This is a tough call as I take a lot of pride in almost everything that I build. There have been so many projects over the years that I have really been happy with. But, if I was only allowed to save just one build it would have to be this one.

My Jeg's Pro Mod Mustang was a real joy to build and the pride that came out of it for so many reasons. It was my first scratchbuilt master that I did for a resin body. It was also my first attempt at working with a brass chassis. It wasn't the greatest of paint jobs as the Alps printed decals did not come out all that great, but I am still very pleased with this one overall.

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 11:53 AM

I'd hate like hell to have to pick just one of mine, but this one would surely be high on the save list. My 'Joe Dirt' Daytona Charger. I did a lot of research, pushed my skills to a new level, and had a lot of fun in the process....I feel it's my build with the most character.

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 12:01 PM

I would have to say my Buick Grand National.


Very nice, Jon.

Is that the kit that includes the plug wire? If so then what else is included in the way of details?

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 12:20 PM

If for some reason u were only allowed to save 1 of ur built models whitch would it be? (just 1 photo per person) and a little reason why u would save that one? Thought I'd ask as there is loads of cool cars. Thanks Craig. Will add mine soon!

I love this thread. But thank god its only a what if cause the thought of just saving Just one would kill me!!!!

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 02:24 PM

I'd hate like hell to have to pick just one of mine, but this one would surely be high on the save list. My 'Joe Dirt' Daytona Charger. I did a lot of research, pushed my skills to a new level, and had a lot of fun in the process....I feel it's my build with the most character.

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That is a great model, Dave!

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 02:57 PM

This Revell '56 Nomad is one of my better ones and a trouble-free build to boot! Posted Image

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 03:17 PM

Wow, I like them all, but if I had to save one, it'd be this one.

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 03:31 PM

Great question, and it has been neat to see what everyone is picking and why.

I would pick my '49 Chevy, because this was my first model completed after reentering the hobby a few years ago. It is our old family truck, and it brings back a lot of nice memories.

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 03:47 PM

I would pick the '71 SuperBee, which is a replica of the SuperBee my brother had;

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 04:19 PM

I think this one is my favorite. I like the character it has, and I like the accomplishments that were firsts for me, especially the chopped top. It has been my most challenging build so far, but I think the Chevy II I'm working on now with its scratchbuilt items will surpass the truck in that aspect.

I even had a dream I was driving this truck once.

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 05:17 PM

This is a tough call as I take a lot of pride in almost everything that I build. There have been so many projects over the years that I have really been happy with. But, if I was only allowed to save just one build it would have to be this one.

My Jeg's Pro Mod Mustang was a real joy to build and the pride that came out of it for so many reasons. It was my first scratchbuilt master that I did for a resin body. It was also my first attempt at working with a brass chassis. It wasn't the greatest of paint jobs as the Alps printed decals did not come out all that great, but I am still very pleased with this one overall.

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Nice Pro mod Wayne, Very eye catching and lots of detail...Very cool!!

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 05:20 PM

Great question, and it has been neat to see what everyone is picking and why.

I would pick my '49 Chevy, because this was my first model completed after reentering the hobby a few years ago. It is our old family truck, and it brings back a lot of nice memories.

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Love the outdoor photo shoot...that looks cool!! There's a guy in my neighborhood that has one similar but it's green...

He still uses it as his daily driver...Anyway, Nice model!!

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 06:28 PM

Uh, I guess we'll go with this one ~~~ although there were three others that were virtually tied for the honor!

This 1956 Studebaker Commander sedan was an AAM resin body (mastered by Juha Airo) combined with an AMT '53 Studebaker Starliner donor kit to create a phantom Kansas Highway Patrol car.

An older build, it is not my best effort ever, but one of my favorite projects and it still turns heads. Also my first magazine appearance.

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Dan,......I really like this build.......sure would like to see it in person at the next......model show in 2011.

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 06:58 PM

Dan,......I really like this build.......sure would like to see it in person at the next......model show in 2011.


For you, I'll take requests! LOL. It'll be there, John!

Glad you like it; that's quite a compliment for me.

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 08:50 PM

I'm so happy with the response. And i know I've only commented on a few, but they ar all stunning. And it's good too see what everybodys favourite is and why. :lol:

Edited by cazxr2, 30 July 2010 - 04:31 AM.


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Posted 29 July 2010 - 09:03 PM

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Colby, like J. Sauber said, I love the outdoor photo, and I love the scaled down load of wood, too! Nice work! I just have one question, couldn't you find some scaled down snowflakes!?!? :lol:

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 04:29 AM

Such a hard question to answer, but probably this one
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Posted 30 July 2010 - 05:43 AM

Very nice, Jon.

Is that the kit that includes the plug wire? If so then what else is included in the way of details?


Thanks Steve. No plug wires, much of the underhood goodies I added. I used to drive an El Camino with complete BGN drivetrain. I would go out into the barn and look for more engine detail to add. Boy, I miss that car!

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