I didn't do this last year but figured that I would show off what I completed this year.
I finished 11 this year which I figured I would get more done since I finished the 1:1 71 Chevelle this year back in May. I have many more started and unfinished projects in the pipeline. So I hope to finish many more this year.
AMT 58 Thunderbird convertible, Started with a 60 that had all the emblems sanded off. Modelhaus bumpers, wheels and a 59 interior tub. Body emblems were foil cast from a 58 promo. Uptop is from a 65 Thunderbird annual.
AMT 64 Corvette annual restored
AMT 66 Corvette annual restored
JoHan 69 Javelin SST restored from junkers
MPC 70 Camaro SS 396 restored AMT 60 Thunderbird convertible restored
I have not done a work in progress thread in some time now and decided that I would do one. I have many projects going and I have a hard time staying focused on one. This is one I have had planned for some time and with all the talk of the restored kit coming out I figured I would get back to this one.
I have planned a kit bash of the MPC 71 Cyclone and the Revell 70 Torino. I plan to give step by step photos of the mods I make to help anyone who wants to give this a try. I don't have a color combo planned yet, so we will see what happens.
Here are the two kits involved.
Work on this may be slow as I shift to other projects and since I now have a few MPC Cyclones. I will have some comparison shots of kit issued parts and modified parts.
Here is one that I have been wanting to build for some time now and had finally got around to doing it. This is a 69 Cougar 428CJ convertible. This started out as the 428CJ coupe kit. Not much was needed to turn this into a convertible. I cut the top off and used the boot from the 73 Cougar kit. That kit has a convertible boot even though it is only a hardtop kit. Leftover part from the 70 Cougar kit days. I changed out the front bumper for an older issue that had the bumper guards. Then added the trunk rack from the 72 Corvette kit.
This is another one of my recently finished models. This one is pretty much built right from the box. It is Revells 55 Chevrolet Bel Air Pace Car convertible. This is a very nice kit that I really enjoyed building. I only had one issue with mine. The kit decals were bad and would not stick to the body. That was a first for me they had also yellowed badly and while it was not noticeable on the red panels, it was obvious on the white sections. I found some Fred Cady decals on eBay to finish it up.
I thought I would take the time and show off one of my builds that I finished up earlier this year. I have not been posting much of my stuff or even taking photos of what I have been up to.
Here is one of my big restoration projects. This took a few years to gather everything up and get the project going. This is a Johan 69 Javelin SST that I built starting with two broken up bodies that I will post up also. But first here is the finished build. Any questions just ask and I will do my best to answer them.