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#1 jrherald420

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:07 PM

I built this model when i was 13 or 14 yrs old, so around 1995 or 1996. Back before i knew there was a better kind of glue than the Testors red tube, before i knew that it didnt take a huge glob of glue to hold a tiny part and what the reason for clear coat was. The reason the hood and air cleaner are on the hood and roof is i remember scratching the paint pretty good. lol

 

It was a Xmas gift to my dad that year, he owned a few Mopars back in the day and this was one he always talked about. I look at it now and think man what a pile of junk but my dad looks at it and remembers the days of driving it around town and racing stop light to stop light. Makes me feel good that he still has it.

 

P.S. I didn't have to wipe off any dust before taking these pictures, i cracked the case open for the first time since i put it on and there wasn't any dust on the model after all these years!!!

 

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IMG_8291 by jrherald420, on Flickr

 

 

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IMG_8293 by jrherald420, on Flickr

 

 

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#2 o-man

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:10 PM

Looks good.  May be missing a few details, but has others



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:11 PM

Looks better than stuff I've built LOL

 

Nice to reflect back on when building models seemed so much less labor intensive...



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:12 PM

ur early years look better then my early years...lol... B)



#5 jrherald420

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:13 PM

Oh its missing a lot!!! lol I could rip it apart and re do everything but then it wouldn't be a survivor. My oldest built model right now is a whopping 3 year old!! 



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:18 PM

As a father of a fourteen year old boy, you don't know how much I'd love him to give me a model of a car I loved. It'd beat the heck out of anything I can think of.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:18 PM

Best i can remember, i started building models in 1995. This was one of the first 10 i ever built. I remember i built it as a gift so i had a reason to build a model and to get my mom to buy me the Testors paint it during Xmas time. I think this was the first rattle can paint job that i did that came out without runs or junk landing in the paint.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:19 PM

As a father of a fourteen year old boy, you don't know how much I'd love him to give me a model of a car I loved. It'd beat the heck out of anything I can think of.

 

My son is 20 months old and i cant wait till he builds his first kit......he will never see it again till hes older!! lol I loved to smash them as much as building them.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:59 PM

 

My son is 20 months old and i cant wait till he builds his first kit......he will never see it again till hes older!! lol I loved to smash them as much as building them.

 

I used to blow mine up with bottle rockets LOL



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:05 PM

My dad was not a "car person" at all, but he did however teach me how to drive 50 years ago. Dad also helped in the wheeling & dealing of my first three car purchases. I took up car model building, and drag racing on my own. I still love 1 : 1 cars, nostalgia drag races, and car shows and cruise nights. I belong to three model car clubs and have a ton of kits to build if I ever get OFF this keyboard.



#11 Tom Geiger

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:03 PM

Great bit of family history. I wouldn't change a thing. Put it back in the case and enjoy it.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:37 PM

Nice model James, all my originals have been lost to father time :(  :(



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:17 AM

very nice for the age it was built, its great that you still have it



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:59 AM

That's pretty cool ,  and it looks pretty good too !

 I've got several "survivors" from way back when , some in good shape but most have seen better days .  Maybe there should be a topic started so we all can show our "survivors" !



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:27 AM


That's pretty cool ,  and it looks pretty good too !

 I've got several "survivors" from way back when , some in good shape but most have seen better days .  Maybe there should be a topic started so we all can show our "survivors" !

 

That's a great idea!!

 

 

 


very nice for the age it was built, its great that you still have it

Thank you, my dad is very protective of it. He was telling me little story's about taking it away from my older brothers that were looking at it too rough! lol 


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:29 AM


Nice model James, all my originals have been lost to father time  :(   :(

Thanks! Now i feel really bad for finding my all my dads models in boxes in the basement and smashing them up for fun.




Great bit of family history. I wouldn't change a thing. Put it back in the case and enjoy it.

I did, i cleaned the inside of the case, rewired the hold downs since i didnt do a very good job back then doing it and taped it back up.

 



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:39 AM

I still have a few l built over 20 years ago. l keep them in the same cases. Nice build and story...



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:30 AM

Thanks!  Forgot to add that stuff that was brushed, like the engine bay and interior, were done using those super soft plastic Testors brushes...lol didn't know of any other kind at the time!!!



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:32 AM

Cool build , great story.

 

I think the oldest I have that I personally built is a Johan 1969 Road Runner done as a Sox and Martin car. Best I can remember that car was built somewhere maybe 25-30 years ago  give or take a few years. I've been with my wife for almost 23 years , and I know it was built before then

 

I had got  out of the hobby lock stock and barrel back in the later 70's - very early 80's time frame  ( chasing girls and chasing real cars took over in a BIG way) . and came back to it real late 80s or so and this one was one of the 1st when I came back to it .

 

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:58 AM

Looks killer!