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    John Shamblin

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  1. I think the first promotional model I ever saw was at my friend's house who's dad owned the dealership. It was a '62 and I wanted it soooooo bad!
  2. Hey Tom. I'd love to see your built up convertible. One of my grade school friend's dad owned the Buick dealership and lived in our neighborhood. When I was in high school, my mom got an '65 Electra 225 with the Wildcat engine. Black on black and pretty fast for such a huge car. My regular car was her hand-me-down '63 Dodge wagon, but she'd let me take the Buick on some dates. In the mid 70s I was playing with 4 piece band that traveled to gigs every weekend. We had an early 70s Electra for us, and sent the equipment and roadies on ahead in our truck. Man, that was a smooth riding car. My grand parents always had Buicks so I've been a fan since an early age.
  3. Good color choice! Did you strip the old paint first?
  4. Are you using a 3D printer for any of this?
  5. Man! I checked out your site and your work is incredible!
  6. I'm impressed, and I've built hundreds of model cars since I started way back in the mid 50s. Can't wait to see it when you finish!
  7. Built this 1970 Chevelle long, long ago. I think it was a Monogram kit.
  8. I've seen that movie several times. Now I want to watch it again! What a classic. Perhaps you could do a garage scene with Buddy Reperton's Camaro outside?
  9. Nice work! Is that a Commander that you put an Avanti engine in? I built an Avanti kit a long time ago... I think it was this one:
  10. Thanks for the photos, Doug. Nice 1:1 you've got there. I appreciate your input. I wondered why I was having a hard time finding photos of a '66 NASCAR Monterey! I found lots of photos of Cyclones, but no Montereys. I recently built a '66 NASCAR Ford Galaxy kit and found lots of photos, so what happened? I really don't know my NASCAR history that well. Buy the time I get the decals, weathering, and dents and sideswipes on it, I doubt anyone but a true Merc aficionado would notice the missing bump. I've already primed it and can still see some scratches around where I cut out the deck lid and scored the doors. I just ain't as good as I was in my younger, model building days. I've got intentions of doing some NASCAR and other racing/junkyard dioramas, so that's probably where this one will end up. http://www.shamblesmodels.com/dioramas.html I look forward to seeing your completed model, so be sure and let me know when you put it on here. Thanks again, John
  11. Thanks, I hadn't noticed that. Since it's going to be a stock car, probably with some dents and scrapes, I'll probably just forego the side bump. I'd love to see some photos of your 1:1.
  12. I just parked here for a few minutes to run across the street and get a six pack, and somebody stole my hubcaps!
  13. Another stock car kit I'd started then put on hold while remodeling. I'm going to try and finish it this weekend if I can keep from getting distracted by the other's I've got going. So many models, so little time!
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