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  1. Left out a few...

    Convert current Honda N360 to N600
    1965-85 Mitsubishi Debonair
    1960's Mazda 360
    1960's Mazda Carol
    1960's Toyota Publica
    Mid-70's Datsun Sunny/B-210
    1970-73 Honda 1300 Coupe (99/145)
    1970's Mitsubishi Galant GTO
    1960's Mazda Luce Coupe
    1960-63 Toyota Tiara/Corona
    Early 70's Toyota Corona
    1966 Datsun 1000
    Late 60's Toyota Corolla/Sprinter
    1957-62 Prince Skyline
    60's Prince Skyline Sport
    60's Prince Gloria
    1962-65 Isuzu Bellel
    1970's Isuzu Gemini


    a few...

  2. This I what I put in....

     1964-69 Toyota Corona
    Early 70's Honda Z600
    Early 70's Honda N360 (N III)
    1959-62 Datsun 310 Bluebird
    1958 Datsun 210
    Any Toyota Crown 1955-70
    Any Nissan Cedric 1960-70
    1960's BMW 1600
    60's-70's Datsun 510, 610, 810 Bluebird
    70's Nissan 710 Violet
    60's Toyota Stout pickup
    70's Nissan Silvia
    60's Subaru 1100 sedan
    1965-85 Nissan President
    Mazda R-100, RX-2, RX-4, RX-5

  3. Bought this eons ago mint in the box.  Two-tone color combo inspired by picture in brochure.  Colors custom mixed lacquer inside and out.  Body coated in Dupont two-part clear.  3-toning the 1-piece interior was quite the challenge!  Added as much underhood detail as I could get away with...  Thanks for looking!





  4. Original, in the box JoHan kit.  Added Modelhaus whitewall tires, scratchbuilt rearview mirror, and fender antenna.  Power window switches and seat belt hardware courtesy of Model Car Garage.  Added vinyl top with strip plastic and textured paint.  Duplicolor paint was used under DuPont two-part clear. Front and rear bumpers replated.     Thanks for looking!




  5. Reissue of '59 Imperial by Model KIng.  Molded/cast chrome taillights in red-tinted resin, added mirrors, antenna.  Interior has flocked carpeting, power window switches by Model Car Garage, and foot pedals out of the parts box.  Gave the roof the option treatment of brushed metal/vinyl using paint and texture.  Paint is custom mixed lacquer under two-part clear.   Thanks for Looking!




  6. Bought this mint-in-the-box kit back in '85, sat half-finished for decades until finished recently.  Mostly out-of-the-box, added mirrors, new wheels and tires, rear fender antenna, and some interior detail.  Paints are lacquer custom mixed off the color chip sheet, covered with two-part clear.  Enjoy!




  7. Tamiya's New kit built straight out of the box. Some 1500 real cars produced, not all black, this is a factory color mixed in lacquer. Kit went together without any worries, though the decals were a little fussy. A word on the real car; exactly one real one is known to exist. I saw one in the lobby of the Toyota Motor Museum in Nagoya, Japan, and didn't know at the time that it was a replica built for Toyota's 50th Anniversary.  The only real survivor was discovered in Siberia in poor shape, being used by a farmer for generations and endlessly repaired with whatever was on hand. It now lives in an auto museum in the Netherlands, unrestored...... Thanks for looking!






  8. Inspired by the Photo Feature in Collectible Automobile February 2003.  It's strange, but the Blackberry interior went with the Olive Yellow exterior at the time.  Started with the 80's Gunze Sangyo kit with the usual rubber-pieces-that-should-have-been-plastic issue.  The seats, door panels, and interior trim were all molded/cast in resin then rattle can painted in a color that matched perfectly.  The fender skirts are plastic sheet, and I think they really enhance the lines of this car.  The only other fussy item in this kit is the windshield, I think it has more parts then the real thing!

                                                                                                              Thanks for looking!




  9. Classic Fiat 500 converted to pickup by coachbuilder.  About 500 were produced in this style.  Started with the Tamiya's excellent kit, cutting the body in half just behind the doors.  The wheel base needed to be stretched, using sheet plastic for the body and a variety of plastic stock for the chassis.  Plastic stock of various kinds was also used for the pickup bed.  The crates were plastic stock as well.  The reject wine bottles were made by spinning a master on a lathe, clear coating it to a shine, then molding/casing a bunch.  A new gang mold was made, then clear resin tinted green was poured.  The crates say "Garbage" and "reject" in Italian.





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