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#1 model citizen

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    Washington, Ia
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    John Skelton

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  1. "Bring Out Your Dead" Completion Build--ROUND 2 Is On!

    Got some work done this week. Interior & wheels painted, and primed the body in black. Comments welcomed.
  2. GoMad NoMad

    Another 2 year old build. Used Krylon Glitter blast as a kind of challenge to 2 tone & BMF using such a coarse finish.. Surf board is still being finished @ the surf shop.
  3. Post the oldest kit in your collection

    These are the oldest survivors of my builds, both in the mid eighties(?). The Mercedes was my 1st experience with Bare Metal Foil. The '32 Chevy was reassembled/restored from the jumble of parts that it had become about 2 years ago. The Mercedes had sat so long a strip of chrome just fell off during the photo shoot. Didn't take much for the windshield to let go too! (They have been reattached.) es
  4. '57 T Bird

    Built 2 years ago. Fingernail polish finish. Sun visors & mirror were the only parts added to an otherwise box stock build. Comments welcomed.
  5. Thanks again, Tom! Checked it out, but it has some issues, most notably the heavy & incorrect character line that ends after wrapping around the rear corner of the cab. This should be be much more shallow & end in the door near the back edge. It features the wrap around back glass that my 1:1 does not have. I will be holding out for Scale Equip. version...
  6. 74 roadrunner

    DITTO!
  7. Thanks for the heads up! Unfortunately I didn't get in on it. Thought I had 6 days to bid but must have said 6 hours
  8. "Bring Out Your Dead" Completion Build--ROUND 2 Is On!

    Here is my gitter done project for this next/current round. (A Lindberg 1:32 scale '49 Ford) Its been on the list for awhile. Mostly needing paint & detailing. I think the body work is done & awaits primer to confirm. I'm planning to use wheels/tires from the '56 Ford kit as the kit wheels/tires have vague & confusing engraving. The yellow wheel is from a '56 builder for illustration. I have a set of tires started. the wheels will be body color (red). White sidewalls still need to be painted. The "chrome" pieces have been painted black and await a coat of Alclad. They are currently stored along w/Cunningham "chrome" waiting Alcad. & not pictured here. (The Cunningham is a "dead" restoration project).
  9. "Bring Out Your Dead" Completion Build--ROUND 2 Is On!

    I will give it a go. I've got at least 1 or 2 "quick" builds I need to finish. Don't want to tackle something too time consuming as summer is calling so I will start off with a Lindberg 1:32 '49 Ford Tudor. Will post pics after round 4 becomes official.
  10. "Bring Out Your Dead" Completion Build--ROUND 2 Is On!

    I might be up for round 4. I'm curious, tho, as to the length of time per round & the consequences of not finishing? Have several projects in mind...
  11. Shark Attack

    That's 1 sharp shark short!
  12. 70 challenger

    Update! While digging out pics of my '61 Dodge I found an engine bay shot. Its engine bay is body color ( not black). My '56 Dodge engine bay is black w/body color fire wall. I know both these cars to be original.
  13. 71 duster 340

    Perhaps your best build & paint to date! Nicely done!
  14. 70 challenger

    This is true for some (most) years of the muscle car era. Many, if not all '50's MoPars had black engine bays except for the fire wall which is body color (or the color of the "cowl" in the case of 2 & 3 tone paint jobs). I'm not sure when the change in occurred; As best as my memory recalls my "61 Dodge had a black engine bay (although the radiator support may have been body color}.
  15. I saw it available about two years ago as I had just acquired a real deal '58 & wanted a 1 ;25 version of it. It was way expensive (only 2 left, I think) and I had to pass. It came w/both the stepside & Sweptline boxes. Way cool, but not for the $$$$! Good luck!