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#21 W-409

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 06:22 PM

Thank you, Cole! Now I have pics of my Corvette, it's built from MPC '57 Flip Nose Vette kit. That kit is bad quality, parts are quite bad and thay don't fit well. Engine is too small, it should be much bigger so it should look like real. Flip Nose in this kit didn't work... Well, here are pics for you, it's painted by spray can and no any big details added, because the kit was so bad...

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So this Corvette is built right after '69 Rambler American and before '78 Firebird. I'll post more of these today, when I get the pictures... :lol:

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 03:03 AM

53 ford pickup is my favorite. you have some good builds there!!

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 07:30 AM

From these, I have posted so far, it is the best one... But here comes one which is maybe better. And that Pickup is '55 B) . After Firebird, I built '66 Oldsmobile 442 W30. That's AMT's kit, which is good quality, but the generator won't fit under the hood... Otherwise it's great kit. There are no any plug wires etc. but I bought MCG photo etch- set for this one, and those little metal logos are lookin' good. It's painted by spray can and there is no clear on it. It's built like StreetMachine, I changed the manifold, carburetor and air cleaner, also rear tires are bit larger than the original ones.

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 11:13 AM

:) Lookin Good !seems the more yu do the better they Look !Keep up good work!!!

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 06:34 PM

Thanx, Floyd! After '66 Olds, I built '64 Impala Mild Custom. It has 327"SBC. I put spark plug wires to that engine. Interior is upholstered, it wasn't too easy job to do (many years ago), but it's looking pretty good. I had problems with paint, I painted it with... Is that turqoise, but paintjob wasn't good so I painted other coat of that color. Then it looked okay, but after clear, paintjob looked like satin. The top and hood are glossy, but other body is satin. Hubcaps are from '56 Chevy, I think... It's Revell's Lowrider kit, that's great quality, really worth buying and building.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 06:11 AM

This has been a very cool history, watching your skills progress over the years.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 07:08 PM

Thanks, Skip!

You have seen this one before, I've posted it, but few years ago, maybe so here it is again. '41 Willys Gasser is built after '64 Impala. It's looking pretty good, painted with spray can and few coats of clear on it. I added spark plug wires to engine and there are some details painted also. I left the grille off and some other parts too... This has been in few model contests, and I've won one "Racing- Best Junior" prize with it. ;)

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EDIT: Here is the picture of Willys with the prize...
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Posted 23 April 2011 - 08:35 PM

After that Willys, I built '53 Studebaker FC, the "Miss Deal Funny Car"... That is Revell kit. It came out quite good BUT I tried flake painting and that is looking real bad. Otherwise this car looks pretty good, I added spark plug wires and painted some details also. This model was fun to build, and that kit is great. I have one glue bomb Stude waiting for builder on the stash... That will be loking better. This kit is really worth buying and building too.

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I'll post more soon. I think, that I post all of my models to this topic, the new ones too, so you all can see the improve of my bulding skills. :lol:

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 12:36 AM

After Studebaker, I built '69 Corvette. It's painted with spray can and it has not any clear on it... This is also the first model where I used BMF... This is Revell's California Wheels kit, but I sold those big wheels away first and used American Racing Torq Thrust wheels. It's bit higher than the original one, and engine has some high power parts. I added ignition wires and heater hoses to the engine. Interior is pretty much original. Nothing special with this one, but it looks quite good to me.

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Oh, engine is anything but clean... Well, hope it doesn't matter...

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 01:50 AM

After I had finished '69 Corvette I got one NASCAR done. It's Tony Stewart's Home Depot Chevy. The kit is AMT. That kit is simply terrible. Over half of the kit parts needed some modifying to fit their own places. Still many of them are not fitting correctly... For example the body isn't fitting nicely. End result looks bad too, I just built it quite fast and I didn't care too much of "little" things... It looks like that too... But it was fun to build, even if it was a bad kit. I added some details to engine and this one is painted with spray can. Some clear on it. Decals were bad too. They did split for many pieces when I dip them to the water.

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And yes, the body is removable.

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 02:32 AM

After a short break, here is again one older build from me. It's AMT's '57 Chevy Bel Air in 1/16 scale... I built intake manifold gaskets to engine and added spark plug wires. They are in correct firing order. Body is painted with spray can and it has some clear on it. This needed lots of BMF. Interior is simple, there are no special things. Doors don't fit, and I didn't fix that problem. There are lots of mistakes, but I think, that it looks quite good now...

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 11:39 PM

Sorry about the break, but here is one older build again. '65 Chevrolet Malibu 2 door Sedan is built right after '57 Chevy Bel Air. This one is the Revell California Wheels kit, but first thing, I did, I sold those awful too big wheels away. I used the stock tires, this one is otherwise stock too, 396" BBC engine under the hood. I modified this one from HardTop to Sedan. This one is painted with spray can and it has few coats of clear. I did some engine detailing, I added plug wires, heater hoses were included in the kit. I have won few prices with this model too.

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Thanx for looking, and comments are always very welcome.

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 09:18 PM

WHAT?! I posted this here few days ago... Now the post is gone :) !
Anyway, after that '65 Malibu sedan, I finished '58 Impala Mild Custom. It's built from Revell's Lowrider kit. Painted with metallic blue, and it has few coats of clear. Nothing special with this, cut the rear inner fenders off, because otherwise rear tires wouldn't fit. Engine is of course 348" with some detailing. Interior is simple, I just added few pinstripe decals and did some detail painting. This came out pretty well, upholstered the trunk and added some detail there also.

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 04:57 AM

I got '64 Dodge 330 "The Ramchargers" finished after '58 Impala. This was built from Lindberg's kit. Engine has some detailing, plug wires, carburetor linkage and fuel lines. It was simple build, but when I was spraying some clear to the body, there came somekind of reaction and I had to remove old paint and clear, and start again. Decals were really tricky, but after all, they are looking ok. Interior has seat belts and some detail painting. This was one year build, but I'm pretty happy with it. I've won Junior category once with this model too.

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 01:24 PM

wow bro, what progress you,ve been making. Keep up the great work

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 12:51 AM

wow bro, what progress you,ve been making. Keep up the great work


Thanks, Brett! It's great to have these models on the "display case", I can easily see the improve of my skills...
Next build, after the Ramcharger was '29 Ford RatRod. Built in two days, so it's not good, but just a fun project with lots of partsbox parts. Frame is 100% scratchbuilt, and I chopped the window frame, grille is lowered, exhaust pipes scrachbuilt. Interior has no floor, and it's really rusty. Just a fun and quick project, I didn't try to make this as realistic, as the other models, but I've got one price with it. I've built also another Rat Rod, and that was a great and more serious build.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 08:08 AM

Next older build. Monogram's '55 Chevy 1/32 scale Snap Tite kit. It's built BoxStock, and painted with a spray gun. Two Tone paintjob... Some BMF used to chrome trim but bumbers are painted silver. Nothing special about it, interior is just painted red and white. Chassis is molded to one piece and I just painted all of the parts with different colors to make it looking realistic. And oh yes, it's BoxStock build.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 08:10 AM

More Pictures.....

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 08:11 AM

And one more.....

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 03:00 AM

My next finished model after that '55 Chevy was also 1/32 scale. Lindberg's '49 Ford. That kit was horrible, but I built it Box Stock, and that wasn't good idea. Interior and chassis are the best parts of the kit, but body doesn't look realistic at all. I painted it with spray gun and then some BMF. No anything special on this model, just OOB from a bad quality kit.
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Edited by W-409, 18 August 2011 - 03:01 AM.