How about a little "retro" modeling?
Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:14 AM
That's certainly the case with this Monogram "Black Widow" '27 Model T hot rod. This was a very exciting kit when I was 10 or 12 years old so when the SSP reissue became available not too long ago I couldn't wait to get my hands on one. Not sure why I didn't build it right away but I have now so it's all good.
I did resist the urge to "fix" things and "improve" on the details, or lack thereof. For instance, this model has no transmission at all, no drive shaft or differential. The engine lacks detail and really should be completely replaced with a better one from a more modern kit. Most of the suspension pieces that should be round are flat on one side.
No, I wanted to build this model pretty much like I would've back then, just as it came out of the box. The one concession to current skills and abilities is that I did paint it with an airbrush! Those parts that are painted anyway. The ivory color you see on the top and upholstery is the bare plastic. So let's call it a box art model, for I guess that's really what it is.
Now this model will take it's rightful place next to the Monogram "Green Hornet" that I have also built straight out of the box and I will continue my quest for a '32 Ford Sport Coupe kit from the same era. (One will turn up on eBay from time to time but go for big money, really big money!)
Comment and critiques are always welcomed and encouraged.
Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:35 AM
I built the Green Hornet just a few years ago straight out of the box.
But it's no where near as nice as this!
Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:45 AM
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:40 AM
There are a lot of us who like building the old kits the way they are , take a look at the link in my signature , I think you'll like it !
Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:55 AM
Edited by Draggon, 03 October 2012 - 07:56 AM.
Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:24 AM
Posted 03 October 2012 - 02:27 PM
Thanks for posting.
I got a Green Hornet T in my stash waiting its turn on the bench.
Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:28 PM
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 08:59 AM
SO NICE!!!! Now you need a Green Hornet to go with it!!!!!
Read my original post again.
Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:29 PM