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Billy Kingsley

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  1. Is there any way to get factory stock wheels for it, like Steve posted a closeup of? I'll get one then. I like it a lot but I'm not going to spend money on a resin I won't build.
  2. I began this adventure on November 7th, 1999. I know this because I painted it on the back of the cab, where it's hidden by the bed. I finished it the next day, then built am AMT 1994 Mustang that I had recievd for a Christmas gift when it was new, 5 years previous. Then I went to Wal-Maart and got what would be kits #3 and 4, Revell's 48 Woody and 66 GTO respectivly. Then, another trip to Wal-Mart and a cart full of models-my stash was born. (I have saved one of those kits unbuilt, although it does have a poorly applied paint job). Then, I discovered my LHS... I have MOST of my models. Some went missing. Some fell apart. I hope to find the missing ones someday but I'm not overly concerned about them because they were the AMT prepaints which were the only thing I could bring myself to do in 2002. I was 15 when I started, by about a week less than a month. I have not stopped yet but I have gotten close a few times. I doubt I'll ever stop totally, the longest I've gone without doing something in the hobby was about 8 months. Finished 272 models to date, including one in 2011 already. Of that number maybe 1/3 could be considered good if being generous, but I don't care, I am having fun. I built cars only until 2009 but since then I have tried a little of pretty much anything. http://public.fotki.com/ElCaminoBilly/my_models_in_order/
  3. I plan to get one at the NNL East come April...most likely will be built in the Smokey Yunick-owned #3 that won the last Daytona beach race, eventually. So, in about 8-10 months, I hope to have a photo to share...but as I always do as soon as I get my hands on it I'll take pictures of what you get!
  4. It builds up fairly well, too. Watch the wheels...the attachment points are tough and they don't fit the tires all that well. The attachment points on the spoiler aren't great either. I'll say, once again, that I prefer molded in color kits...
  5. It kind of looks like a futuristic hearse...which is kind of cool, in and of it's own right!
  6. I'm surprised no one has mentioned RMR, Race Motor Replicas. They do a lot of interesting stuff, and although all I have is trucks, they do others as well. Some of these pictures are old and of poor quality, but... Dodge Power Wagon Jeep Wagoneer 1941 Dodge Panel One of the things that really stinks about the hobby for me is that I totally missed out on AAM. I didn't start building until it was too late, and if I had gotten here earlier, I would have wanted almost everything Art offered! That's my biggest problem with resin. I want so many of them, and I can only afford to get about 2 a year! If I had the money, I could probably order 2 a week and not get all I wanted for a few year's time! I actually sometimes would rather have what's available in resin than what's in plastic...I prefer the obscure! Here's my one and only AAM piece, which I do plan to build, perhaps even in 2011. I have an entire section on my website for resin kits. Each company has it's own album. http://public.fotki.com/ElCaminoBilly/model-car-aftermarket/
  7. The 49/50 Olds were ubiquitus in the first few years of NASCAR, until the Hudsons came on the scene, after that, Olds never regained it's dominance in the sport. They were the cars driven to the first two Championships. Eventually I will build this with one of the resins out there, Red Byron's 1949 Stricktly Stock champion car. For those of you who don't know, that is the series known today as Sprint Cup. The Bullit-nose Studebaker is one of my all time favorite cars, I'm still dissapointed that it was never kitted. (And a factory stock has never been available in resin, either, as far as I know!) Here's one I photographed at the Studebaker Museum in 2003. I joined the world of modeling message boards in August 2000 and it was right around that time that it was found out that these would not be made, in fact, I think I learned that they were announced in the same post I learned they were cancelled I THINK that the proposed Studebaker art had a bright red car on it, but it's going on a decade now since I've seen the boxart so I could be wrong.
  8. Unfortunatly the Falcon doesn't do that much for me. I don't really think it's an exciting car. I am not sure I can justify spending $30-$50 for something I'm not really that much of a fan of. When the Ranchero comes out, that'll be another story...I have no doubt I'll get one of them. I have all the previous Trumpeter offerings except the 1/12th scale GT, (Don't forget the Reg Flag Limo!) so it would be nice to have a complete collection of one company's offerings, at least in a particular scale, but I'm not sure it'll happen here. Of all the other kits...I only started the Bonneville convertible, giving it a decent paint job but having it turn out to be not really buildable due to the Grand Canyon like sink marks on the trunk in particular, and the Red Flag Limo, which was molded in a plastic that would not bond by the strength of any glue. (That was before I used superglue so I should try it again). I think I got as far as the engine and interior. It's one of the few projects I've started and didn't take any pictures of.
  9. It's funny...I started building in 1999, and I added (and built) one of the hardtops very early on- by mid 2000. But I to this day have never seen one of the convertible kits for sale, in person. I recall in building the kit that I had some issues getting the engine/hood to work right- but keep in mind I was still new to the hobby back then. Unfortunatly for me I dropped one of the wheel assemblies down behind my bookcase. Since the bookcase probably weighs as much as a real Oldsmobile, I would say it's gone for good! This isn't the greatest picture, either. I uploaded it to Fotki in summer of 2006 so I was really still learning with that aspect, too...The build predates my use of BMF. Believe it or not, it is brush painted! Does anyone know if that notch in the grill is accurate? I'm not very familiar with the real cars, I guessed it was for the hood release latch, but I really have no clue for sure.
  10. A very belated thanks for the comments guys! Kinda dropped out of the message board scene cold turkey for a while there and didn't see your posts until just now!
  11. I am dissapointed that it's not glowing orange plastic. I might have actually bought one then. (Believe it or not, it would have been my first kit of the General - love the show, never had the kit!) I do have one of Cooter's Tow Truck kits though...
  12. Sorry to whoever will take offence at my bumping an old thread, but... The Facebook video game called CarTown just came out with a Prius this week...and I made the exact car that I said I would model way back when this thread was new! There is no way I'm going to spend money on a Prius, but a digital version...oh yeah! I think if I had a real one it would be slightly more legible, doing this with the Car Town paint program- not easy.
  13. Mikesdecals.com has all 4 cars...I have the Toyota. Not really the best choice for a beginner, though I don't think! It requires resin work, it also requires scratchbuilding parts and working with white metal, which is included. I would suggest if you want to do a resin NASCAR car for your first get something older from Mike, like the 2005-06 Dodge Charger, or 2007-10 Fusion.
  14. That looks really nice. When you finish all the parts I'll order one.
  15. Very nice, I wonder what they could be...LOL I never did fab up any chassis to use, I'm a slacker.
  16. Do the factory seats and wheels and I'll buy one at next year's NNL East! Chassis doesn't matter much to me as I build mostly curbside.
  17. Here is one I finished off last week. My original plan was to build Rex White's #44 but after laying down my best ever two tone paint scheme, I couldn't bring myself to decal it. If I hadn't converted it to NASCAR specs already, I would have built it as a black and white street car. Some facts: I used Photo Etch for the four Chevrolet Scripts, and the V on the hood and trunk. It's only the 5th time I've ever used PE parts, and two of those times were pedals-which I simply super glued over the kit pedals. Nothing I've ever done with PE that was this integral to the car before. Scratchbuilt side boldster for seat, made up of four parts. Scratchbuild headlight covers/blockoffs as the ones Revell provided are nice but not accurate in any way, shape or form. Scratchbuilt exhaust pipes. Plastic Performance Products tires and wheels, in the proper for racing 6-lug pattern. Revell only included one taillight so I left them both off, I am hoping to get a copy from one of my friends who has built a bunch of these kits already. I also somehow managed to lose the right side door handle some time between finishing the model on April 30th and taking the pictures on May 2nd. I took the photos outside because it's a hassle to break out the photo set up and I won't do it unless I have a lot to shoot! Well, enjoy the pictures.. The decal for the large main gauge was blown away by my high powered fan...
  18. Since race teams are kind of default out of this thread, I will go with the only other sport besides auto racing I ever attempted to follow...NBA Basketball. For the LA Clippers (yes, don't ask, I am a Clipper fan) a Packard Clipper certainly would fit the bill! For the New Jersey Nets (I'm a glutton for punishment!) I would have to say the Pinto, because in the past few seasons, the team has pretty much crashed and burned!
  19. Thanks for the comments guys!! Engine is in a Zip Lock waiting to be transplanted into another model Chassis and interior are all flat black, not much to see there. I'm glad you guys like the paint. Here's a little secret....portions of this car were brush painted! When I sprayed the body (Tamiya TS 14 Black directly onto white PLASTIC) I missed a few spots...leading edge of the hood, left side top of the door, some of the contours of the taillight panel...so I brush painted them. It's noticible more in person then it is in the pictures, but it's not too bad by any means. I've actually always had pretty good luck with black. I can usually lay down a smooth black paint job unless the can is almost empty, when it is it tends to bubble and/or run. I've also brush painted entire bodies black and had them come out so good they fooled people into thinking it was sprayed on What can I say, black's my color when it comes to spray paint!
  20. Here's my take: Don't fix what ain't broke. The forum has worked perfectly fine the way it has been now since 2006, why change a winning forumula because some people complained. Here's my take on the pickup debacle: Automobiles, either cars or pickups/SUVs that are not buisness related, SHOULD be togther. Commercial vehicles, like 18 wheelers, seem to like to be by themselves. Why mess with it? They are happy, we are happy, what's the problem? How many non-big rig commercial vehicles get posted here? Maybe one a month? If that much. It should be pretty easy to figure out where one would find a more receptive audience. A Sedan Delivery with a buisness name on the side would probably be more well recieved in the car section. A pickup that has been converted to be a rescue truck (fire truck) would probably be more well recieved in the truck section. It's not the end of the world if it's posted in the wrong section. NASCAR and drag racing models should stay as they are. The two are not interchangeable, and I find very few people are avidly into both. I don't think there are enough other kinds of race cars being built to have their own section, but I could be wrong. Perhaps if they did have their own section more would get posted? I know I don't post everything I build on here, I am sure I am not the only one. I do think it would probably make sence to expand the NASCAR class to cover all forms of racing that make turns. People have been posting non-NASCAR builds in there since day 1 anyway so why not make it official? It has been perfect for so long, a change is unneeded and the ONLY possible outcome will be to make the board a worse place...because, as I said above...you can't fix perfection, the only way to go is down. I remember when I joined this board not long after it's creation. There was no section for drag cars, no section for NASCAR, there wasn't even a section for finished models. But they came in short order and the formula was perfected early on. Don't mess with success! I should note that I only really check the General, New Kit Reviews, NASCAR, Rants and Raves, and Resin sections on a regular basis. Under Glass I check often, usually every visit but not always, depending on how much time I have.
  21. Looks good to me! I have one of them I've had in progress for about 5 years now, I really should finish it one of these days.
  22. Good luck Jody! I don't know what kind of problems you are having, but I hope they get solved easily and quickly for you so your life can get back to the way you want it! Keep in mind, nothing is forever, and the bad times will pass!
  23. This isn't my newest build, nor is it my best build or my best photographs.(I didn't feel like getting out the photo set up for only a few models) But, it was a FUN build, for the most part. I didn't clear over the BMF because I didn't want to mask off the vinyl top (which came out too shiny, then I wanted). Now I Remember why I do that, getting the chassis in (no easy task!) removed most of the BMF from the wheelwells. This is the Revell kit, and a basic build. Mostly box stock, but I inverted the front spindles so the nose would sit lower. I also used the taillights from a Daytona kit, as the Charger came with none. Luckily I've converted three of the Daytona to NASCAR specs, and they don't use the taillights there! I finished it the day before the NNL East and brought it there without taking any photos yet! Actually, it wasn't QUITE done, as I had not taken the orange Sharpie to the front marker lights yet.
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