I never build anything newer than 1957. Having said that, I just ordered a '68 Charger. Which leads to something else I've never built: Movie cars. Think Blade.
Have you ever had these types of moments...
Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:33 AM
Once at a club meeting, I had a newcomer visiting us looking for someone to build an F1 racecar for him. One of the guys told him that once in a while I would do comission work so he asked me if I could build it for him. I had never built an F1 racer but I do consider myself to be pretty versatile when it comes to modeling so I accepted the challenge. It was a Revell McLaren Mercedes MP4-25, the Jenson Button car. I thought it was a little challenging but I must say that I did have fun putting it together, surely something different, guess that's what I enjoyed the most.
The car was supposed to be painted chrome but I just went with a silver color from Tamiya and a clearcoat, the guy didn't want to pay the extra price for the paintingjob.
Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:42 AM
3/4 of my builds are vintage drag cars and some Mopar factory stock. I do get a inkeling once in a while to do something different , just never do it. I do have a desire to do some IMSA cars sometime though
BUT I have been buying up early 30s 'big' cars as a future 'to do' list. such as 1930-34 Packards Duesenbergs, Lincolns , Chrysler Imperials , Cadillacs etc etc One of my more recent buys was a Hellar Hispana-Suiza kit ( I think I spelled that right)
Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:43 AM
My "comfort zone" includes cars, trucks, bikes, ships, planes, stagecoaches, trains, covered wagons... or anything else that looks like it would be interesting and fun to build. I can't imagine artificially restricting myself to only one certain type of model, or only one certain scale. That's like going to all the best restaurants and always ordering a burger and fries, no matter how many other things are on the menu.
That's me too Harry!!!
Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:01 PM
I am working on this wooden boat kit now,and it is a whole lot different from building a car model!
Posted 30 March 2013 - 04:24 AM
Posted 30 March 2013 - 07:23 AM
I tend to build whatever strikes my fancy at the time. I've got Star Trek stuff, GK anime figures, cars, etc. I used to do model airplanes, but there's not enough room for those, especially in 1/48 scale. I miss my 1/48 C-130.
Posted 31 March 2013 - 12:32 PM
for a brief moment i wanted to build an airplane for the Revell Gearz contest then i relized if i won it with a plane i would probably get all planes for thier one year of models prize they give out so the urge left me.
oh yeah occaisonally i want to build a model out of the box like i did when i was a kid... i tried to do just that twice this year and it was a big mistake both times so i went back to what i know best with slicing and dicing a model to bits and pieces before building it.
Posted 31 March 2013 - 04:01 PM
Posted 31 March 2013 - 04:29 PM
I also built the Jenson car a while back. I had only built one F1 car prior, but it was definately a fun challenge.