Hello World, my name is Drew.
I have always had a major passion for cars, and sports in that order.
Making model basketballs isn't that exciting when you have the real thing, plus its just an orange ball.
Rediscovering my faith in model making
I'm in my mid 20's, and have only started a few models in my life time
Firebird "Thumper II" finished (lost)
68 Roadrunner unfinished (lost)
Edsel pacer finished (lost)
68' shelby gt 500 unfinished (lost)
Ferrari enzo unfinished (lost)
67' mustang gt fastback unfinished rough
88' Rx7 savanna FC unfinished rough
I finished the firebird when i was about 11yrs old. As soon as I finished, my Dad decided to buy one of my choice. I picked the roadrunner. Halfway through the RR build, my dad brings out his unfinished, vintage, AMT 68' Shelby. I can still smell that old dusty cardboard box. "Son if you do a good job on your cars, I'll let you build this one for me."
The next week, I find the Edsel laying on my bed. "SWEET!!, time for a new build"
Having finished the Edsel in record time, I got bored. Hello Roadrunner, time to get creative.
At that time, I never really seen a RR, just pictures of the front and rear, and thought I should make a wheelie bar for it just without the wheels, but i quickly became unsatisfied with it. So when I saw a the hood I immediately thought hood scoop, but this was before most people had internet. I just took my knife and dug in. Made a square hole and glued down some cardboard. I was so happy I didn't even paint it.
I showed my Dad he said "Good, now finish the Shelby for me"
He already had the motor together, interior painted, all I had to do was glue it all down and paint the body. I was so excited and nervous. I might as well have been the real thing. I paid attention to every little detail. I knew that car better than a surgeon knows his scalpel.
Guess what happened next. The real world kicked into high gear and we had to move. We lost everything to storage, paints tools unopened models. Things got tough, Dad had to work more. Needless to say I became very discouraged, and that's when time started flying by. No I didn't feel worthless or anything, I just lacked the passion to build.
This is part A please filp over to side B to continue listening
Stay tuned should have part 2 up this week, thanks for reading
Edited by drawingDrew, 06 March 2014 - 03:24 AM.