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Sixties Sam

Member Since 02 Aug 2009
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1960 Ford Ranchero

24 November 2014 - 05:07 PM

This is my first build since July, just finished it today. It's the AMT Little Eliminator Ranchero kit, built as a stock Ranchero. Weird kit - full of unneeded parts: customizing junk from the old Styline kit, wheels and a Chevy V8 from the '61 Ranchero custom, and other junk. It's missing a battery, an inside mirror, shock towers, underhood diagonal braces, and, worst of all, a 6 cylinder engine! I used a resin 6 from eBay, and made some towers and braces to look somewhat like the real truck. Parts boxes yielded a mirror and battery, and I turned down the wheel rims a bit. They covered up half of the whitewalls. Paint is Krylon peekaboo blue with Testors wet look clear. Not the best model ever, but kinda cute, I think!



An old model comes home

15 July 2014 - 09:41 AM

I built this 1969 Mustang Mach 1 back in 1969 (AMT kit, I think). When I got out of the hobby in the 1970's, I gave it to a local teenager who was a Mustang lover. Last week he returned it. It was his favorite model, and was one of my better builds back in the day. The paint was an actual Ford color (Dupli-Color, I think). I plan to refurbish it, but not a total rebuild. Disassembly, followed by a good cleaning (It's dusty!), then maybe redo the trim in BMF is all I want to do. The "kid", who is now in his 50's also gave back a 289 Cobra roadster, and an MPC 69 1/20th scale Corvette, which has literally fallen apart over the years. Lots of nostalgic projects for me!



Mint 1969 Shelby to be auctioned off

27 March 2014 - 04:41 AM

This 69 Shelby was found in a garage about two blocks from my house, and I never knew it was there! It's mint, with 8,500 miles on it! Should bring six figure price.


49 Mercury woody wagon

07 February 2014 - 09:59 AM

I just finished this Revell 49 Merc woody. Nice kit, went together well. OOB build. Paint is Krylon Celery spray can. Wood framing was brushed with Testors flat brown. Kit decals used for the dark panels. Wet look clear over everything. No wiring or extra engine details - just a basic build, but I like it! Those old Ford woodies are cool!Comments welcome!  Oops, I just noticed the gas cap is missing - must have fallen off. Oh, well!









WWII Army Jeep

17 January 2014 - 05:28 PM

Here's number one for 2014, an MPC (Round 2) Jeep built out of the box. It was a pretty simple build, but I had a fit issue with the hood and front grille. It took a little sanding and filing, but it isn't too bad, I guess. Paint is Krylon olive green sprayed over with Dullcote.








Pardon the dust on the windshield.  Comments welcome!