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Steve_L

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In Topic: 1989 Firebird Formula 350

13 April 2015 - 06:14 AM

 

Thank Y'All for the positive feedback on my Firebird.  I started in the Model Car Hobby 58 years ago, and it continues to be fun to this day.  :D 

 


In Topic: 1989 Firebird Formula 350

13 April 2015 - 06:12 AM

Nice one .. you even got the wheels!  Building cars you've owned is what I seem to do a lot of and I'm lucky that about all but 2 are available in one form or another. I've also done a few of my wife's and Dad's cars. :)

 

Let us see the others

 


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1949 Chevy Coupe, 1959 Ford 300, 1961 Falcon Station Wagon, 1963 Ford Galaxie

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1963 Olds 88, 1964 Cutlass, 1966 Chevy Bel Air Custom, 1968 Chevy Impala

 

 

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1970 Chevy Nova, 1972 Chevy SW, 1977 Monte Carlo, 1979 Ford Fiesta

 

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1988 Chevy Monte Carlo, 1989 Firebird Formula, 1995 Neon, 1997 Dodge Ram


In Topic: 1989 Firebird Formula 350

13 April 2015 - 02:45 AM

Awesome job! 

 

I would love to build cars I've owned/driven, but they don't make kits of them! (Anybody got an '85 Grand Marquis kit? Better yet, what about an '09 G8 GT?)

 

I do love to build kits I remember growing up, though, so I totally get the buzz of building something you're familiar with. My brother did that with his ride, a '96 Caprice. 

 

It looks great and remember fun crusin' times is alwasy a great thing, even better when you're modelling!

 

Now, what else have you driven/owned you could  build?

 

I have plans (and kits, etc.) to build these cars, in no particular order: 1952 Ford Hardtop, 1960 Pontiac Catalina 4-Door Sedan, 1968 Biscayne 2- Door Sedan (Street Rod) and a 1970 Monte Carlo (bench seat, no rally wheels).  If you know of a source (resin or diecast would be O.K.) I would also like to build a 2006 Dodge Ram Two Door pickup and a 2014 Ram Express pickup.  :)


In Topic: 1989 Firebird Formula 350

13 April 2015 - 02:38 AM

 

Steve, first let me compliment you on your build, it looks really good. Would you mind telling me what parts and pieces you used from each of the kits you mentioned? I had a 1990 Formula that I'd like to reproduce. Looking at the three kits you mentioned (on ebay), I see the '85 TA would supply the rear spoiler and the '92 the wheels and the body. I can't see what the '91 would supply though. Finally, where did you get the front bumper? Modify the '85 perhaps? Thanks for any info you can provide. 

 

The rear spoiler came from the 1991 Firebird Formula kit -- it was the best likeness.  As you said, the 1992 Firebird Formula kit supplied most of the other parts.  Also as you said, I modified the 1985 Trans Am front valance and added the black bumper strips to it and to the rear valance.  Hope you have as much enjoyment with your project as I did with mine... :)


In Topic: 1953 Chevy Candy Red Custom

04 April 2015 - 04:53 AM

 

That was my question also.

 

Great looking Chevy man. I like it.

 

The 1/24th body is part of the Lindberg "Bel Air Bomb" 1953 Chevy kit.  :)