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Green Suburban

07 May 2013 - 01:02 PM

Welly's budget 1:18 scale 2001 Chevrolet Suburban, measuring eleven and five-eights inches long, has many desirable features.  The one in particular that looks attractive is the hollowed out chrome tail pipe.  Another is the spring suspension system on all four corners.  In total, the model is fairly basic in most repects; however, those basics are fairly well done. I took the liberty to blacken the wheel wells and blacken the inside of the exhaust pipe to add more realism to the model.

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sunny '70 'CUDA

25 April 2013 - 11:11 AM

On a nice sunny day this old and once-dirty 1:18 Ertl 1970 Plymouth Barracuda appears fairly ready for some action. The model was given to me at a yard  sale.  It lacks both door mirrors.  I added an "after market" exhaust tip of flared aluminum tubing on the passenger side. (Not fond of the orange-tinted windshield, tho.)

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2003 Hummer H2

26 March 2013 - 11:50 AM

Recently I found this 1:32 scale Jada Big Time Kustom 2003 Hummer H2 on closeout at Walgreens for a mere buck seventy five. Even though I already had another copy, I "stole" this one to experiment on and play with some ideas. With a just a little detailing, I was quite pleasantly surprised with the results. It literally changed the whole complexion of the model. Thanks for looking... 406108960.jpg406108985.jpg406108984.jpg406108959.jpg406108957.jpg406108956.jpg406108958.jpg

'54 Chevy quandary

24 March 2013 - 03:56 PM

This is a heavy 1:18 scale "Loc Riderz" 1954 Chevrolet Convertible model by Malibu International Ltd. that was bought about six years ago. It had set on the shelf at WalMart for a long time until the price was finally reduced, so I got it. I like this particular model year Chevy. The fact that it's a convertible with the gold brightwork and trim, whitewall tires and wire wheels, and an adjustable, poseable independent suspension system all are positives about the model. What I have gone back and forth on is the interior color scheme-that pink motif. I can't make up my mind whether to keep it as is or change it. At times it looks to be kind of cool; at other times it appears hideous. What would YOU do with the interior if it were YOUR model and YOU could determine its fate? 1) Leave it as is 2) Repaint the pink another color; what color(s)? 3) Repaint entire interior a different color(s) ? 4) Scrap the model altogether 406088563.jpg406088562.jpg406088566.jpg406088565.jpg406088564.jpg

Audi R8 "Streetfighter"

20 March 2013 - 12:19 PM

Another budget 1:24 Maisto model of an Audi R8 that looked pretty good out of the box. Lowering it all the way around and blackening the wheels made it look so much more aggressive. Ready for some streetfighting.

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