Here is my original 66 Fairlane GT that has been done for 38 years.
Posted 28 August 2007 - 04:12 PM
This model was started in 68 and I finished it late in 69 while I was in the Air Force. It took second in some kind of regional contest in Phoenix but I don't remember any name. Do you know what it was. I know there was models from CA, AZ, NM and UT. After I returned home I entered it in a few contest locally and won first everytime. I made a display for it and keep it in a case covered up all this time. It is done old school style and hasn't had any changes to it since. The spark plug wires are still thread.
Thanks for viewing it. Dave
Posted 28 August 2007 - 04:24 PM
Posted 28 August 2007 - 09:01 PM
I wish mine held up as well as that has over the years!
Posted 29 August 2007 - 03:32 AM
Dave, that's a great looking build that still holds up today! It looks as fresh as today! How does it stack up against the newer tool Amt '66 Fairlane?
I'm not Dave obviously............ But I can tell you that the original '66 Fairlane annual was a bit more accurate than the one ERTL released in the '90's. Mainly as far as the body..............particularly the roofline. ERTL goofed on the front and rear window shapes as they are too low compared to the 1:1.
Interestingly, when they released the '67(?) Comet around the same time, they got the window shapes right even though they were based on essentially the same tooling. But they goofed on the Comet's side creases. Some have said the grille in the newer Fairlane kit isn't quite riight, but that's subjective as the one I built looks fine to me compared to the 1:1.
The only drawback for the only kit is the one piece/all molded in chassis. But looking at Dave's model......he's certainly overcome that!
Posted 29 August 2007 - 04:37 AM
Posted 29 August 2007 - 05:03 AM
And it's nice to still have one of your old models around...I wish I still had even ONE of the models I built as a kid...