This is the last build I finished for 2012. This is the Revell 2010 Shelby GT500. I built this one right out of the box. This is a really nice kit that I have to build another one soon. I think I'll have to do a 2011 GT500 convertible kitbash. I would love to see Revell do the 2011-2013 Shelby GT350 with this kit!!
Can you tell I did a few red cars this year. I still have to finish the 55 Chevy Belair pace car I started when I painted four kits red.
This is one of my major kitbash projects. This is a MPC 73 Charger annual that I got as a rebuilder project. It was a nice unpainted build that was a great rebuild cadidate. Here is what I started with.
It had the wrong hood. I was going to fill in the air grabber but used a resin 73 hood from Time Machine resin. Good thing too since I just bought a 72 Charger rebuilder that is missing the hood!! I decided to kitbash the chassis, engine compartment and all drivetrain from the newer AMT 71 Charger RT. I have done this a few times now and they come out great. Decals are from Keith Marks and I had the bumpers rechromed by Chrome Tech USA. I used Testors French Blue and automotive clear coat on this one also.
Here is one I finished in 2012 but started it a few years ago. I wanted to fill in a gap year in my Corvette model projects. So I wanted to turn an AMT 63 into a 64. I had two AMT Presige 63 roadster kits and decided that the roadster would be an easy update as the 64 wasn't much different. I bought a 64 hood and wheelcovers from Modelhaus. A good friend of mine had cast the headlights from an old SMP kit. He gave me a set to try and use on this build to try something different. Thanks goes out to Gregg Wann for them. So I decided to do the headlights exposed. That turned into a real pain and they did rotate at one time. I descovered that they hit the grill when it was in place and was going to fix that after I painted it. My gaps were tight and I forgot about paint build up. So once it was painted all I could do was glue them in. I didn't want the paint to chip. The last thing I needed was the correct 64 rocker moldings. I was looking for ways to fix this and ended up purchasing an AMT 64 Corvette rebuilder project. I cast the rockers from that kit and cut off the 63 ones. Now it is correct!! This was going to be a simple built but got thrown back in the box a few times. I used photo etched emblems from a Model Car Garage set on this one also.
Here is another one I finished this year. This is the 1970 GTO Judge. I built this with a few mods but didn't get crazy with accuracy. This is an old MPC kit that I loved building. I have three more of these in my stash and plan to make one a conv. The rear wing came from Time Machine resin and the air cleaner came from Missing Link. It's for the 69 officially but I think it looks good on this one too. Decals are Keith Marks and the paint is from Model Car World in Orbit Orange. I bought the paint in 2008 and finally built it. Clear is the same automotive clear I am using now. The exhaust tips came from my parts box and I would like to find some more.