Been thinking about joining in, but some of you guys are spoiled If its not one of those opening-everything-huge-flash-nothing-fits Revell kits, one needs to grow some cajones. Gluebombs Are NOT included in my criticism. I've got this mess of a Ranchero. Belive me, it took every method possible to strip it. There's some yucky corderoy glued onto the seats. No idea how to fix that one......
What did you do that poor old Ranchero?? That is one of my favorite old kits and I have a collection of old customs done off it from the original era.
Here's an original custom nose on an original piece I restored. A fellow modeler gave it to me all apart and badly stripped. The body was broken into a couple pieces. So I cleaned it up and restored it to it's former glory.
Another '61 restored from a beat up kids toy. It had a lot of play wear scratches and nicks. The drip rails were completely gone.
Here's another one brought back from the dead. I used an old Falcon promo grill to make it a 1960 Ranchero. All the emblems and door handles were shaved off so I drilled holes where they would have been and did a car in primer getting ready for paint.
The interior was shot on this one and I built it prior to the reissue in the 1990s, so I made an interior from the back half of a '66 T-Bird tub. It fits wonderfully and I used the Ranchero dash with it. That could work for yours as well.
and I've got a bunch of cool old builds I have cleaned up, touched up and preserved. Follow the link... http://public.fotki....ockin_ranchero/
Edited by Tom Geiger, 21 January 2013 - 06:45 PM.