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rmvw guy

Member Since 09 Apr 2011
Offline Last Active Jun 22 2015 05:18 PM

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'37 Ford with Trailer

07 February 2015 - 06:38 AM

I received this one in the mail as a gift from my son last week.  I knew if I put it on the shelf it would never get built.  Remember when you bought your first model and just couldn’t wait to open the box and start on it?  Well, that’s kind of the way I approached it and yes, I did use almost every part.  It was a fun kit to build and the added bonus of a trailer!

 The paint is Dupli-Color automotive paint.  I would recommend using the straight axle as opposed to the independent front suspension.  The front wheels although pose able, are a bit fragile and fell off while I was taking photos.   This one I painted and dropped on the fresh paint, so had some repairs right away.  *^%#@    I was tempted to weather it at that point.  Just another quick build, taking an extra day or two.

Hope you enjoy these quick photos I got this morning with a little snow in the scene.  Happy Modeling!IMG_0328_zpshzqia7dt.jpgIMG_0327_zpsadrme24s.jpgIMG_0326_zpspxipp8ik.jpgIMG_0325_zps5wbvppfz.jpgIMG_0324_zpsocqsz5ql.jpgIMG_0320_zpsopkklhbo.jpgIMG_0319_zpse2pc1sog.jpg

AMT Vintage '32 (new photos 2/9/15)

26 January 2015 - 02:25 PM

  I decided to buy a vintage AMT model  box at a show/swap meet for $10 just for the box to display with my AMT ‘32s.  What I got was the box, directions, and an unpainted kit with some glue marks and some parts missing.  I thought, “I might as well try and build one like the box art since I like it so much.”  I decided on the roadster and I wish I had the decals for this one. 



From the directions I realized I had a 1960 model kit.

They had a picture of all the other AMT model kits available in 1960 on the direction sheet.(cool)  The ’60 Edsel was my first AMT model in 1960 when I was 10 years old and it was on the sheet!




I did the best job I could with the parts I had.  I used the Hemi engine with no wiring , no generator bracket, throttle linkage,  or extra parts.  I kept it a simple build.   I shaved the door handles, added louvers to the rear, painted the white walls, made wire braces to the front fenders and headlights using paper clips, and that’s about it.  Paint is Duplicolor red, black, and white.   I know! I should have used Testors.



Two Old Skool Builds

16 January 2015 - 05:42 PM

Having some fun at the beach today photographing these two just finished hot rods.  Seems everyone had a '26 T Black Widow back years ago except me.  The other '32 pickup was around the same era I think.  Both cars could have electric motors installed with room for batteries in the bed I think.  I always shied away from these type 1/24 scale kits.  Well now I am a fan. No doubt they are model cars by the look.  I love them, real fun building.  I used the left over decals from the Widow on the '32.  Enjoy!!!IMG_0212_zps23514733.jpgIMG_0211_zps076f4af7.jpgIMG_0205_zps7d87e53a.jpgIMG_0197_zpsbc13728c.jpgIMG_0249_zps8608c118.jpg

From My Garage 2014

26 December 2014 - 04:36 AM


'34 Ford Dirt Tracker

24 July 2014 - 03:24 PM

What to do wih an old junker?  Here's my answer.IMG_9643_zpsa2db9666.jpgIMG_9642_zps8b9cd934.jpgIMG_9640_zps5c3e50d8.jpgIMG_9635_zps3309f161.jpgIMG_9633_zps2a02eca4.jpgIMG_9632_zps1c344ae4.jpgIMG_9630_zpsb72f25bc.jpgIMG_9626_zps73c2cb89.jpg