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  1. Excellent model, quite rare now. She looks great and was worth the efforts. Congrats !
  2. Love it, great color. Very nice Caddy !.
  3. Very nice Caddy !. Perfect color. Sister to my convertible one.
  4. Hi Bob, Thank you very much. Please share that 62 when she'll be done.
  5. Thank you very much Janne. Indeed I am crazy about that brand and only that brand. I'll try to give them all the passion my skills will allow me.
  6. Thank you all very much for the kind words !
  7. Hi Michael, thanks ! Funny you said that, I am planing to make a Cadillac dealership parking or Cadillac meeting dioramas for years !. With about 60 Cadillacs like these in my collection now, I'll need room to fit them all on a 1/25 diorama !
  8. Hi Tom, thanks !. The Cadillacs you see here on the pictures are the ones I've made this year. 10 Cadillacs in fact, as shown on the first 2 pics. I have about 10 more for 2021 !
  9. Hi guys. Sharing with you my Cadillac builds\conversions\restorations of the year. Was a good one again, and many more conversions on the way for 2021.
  10. Hello Stephen, thank you very much. I totally agree with you. It's unfortunately not the golden age for kits and promos anymore. Younger generation have moved on from the love of cars and building kits, so the offer nowadays isn't what is was a few decades ago. As a "Cadillac only" collector, how much I would love to see 1970s Cadillac Coupes or Sedans to be made, in fact, to see what Jo-Han has never produced... I don't think manufacturers will invest money into these models no more, Cadillacs or not. Revell's just into Cadillac lowriders or customs, no stock versions anymore. Maybe the 3d printing era will bring back a few of these original boats.. Thanks again !.
  11. Hi Claude ! Yep ! It's me !!! I am very happy that you've joined the forums here too, so welcome ! . Lookijng forward with passion to see your skills of course, and your Cadillacs. I post mine in model cars, in the "under glass" section. See you there Claude !
  12. Hi guys ! Here's my last built of the year. The '76 Eldorado is the last official convertible by Cadillac, and I've made this one from the JoHan's Coupe. New paint, trims, wheels, WWs, detailed interior.... I'll give her a better and more accurate hard boot cover next spring. Hope you'll like it.
  13. Hi John, yes of course. Thank you very much for the additional pictures, I am even more impressed now, especially converting a scale that is significantly smaller than the common 1/24 and 1/25. It's always a pleasure for me to see other Cadillac collector's work, passion and commitment, so again, feel free to share more pics if you can. More of a good thing is never enough. Cheers. JP.
  14. Hi John ! Thanks for your message and for sharing your models... Wow, I am really impressed by your conversions and your skills. Fins transformations as well as bumpers must have been very complicated to do cause still quite differents from 1959 to 1960 in fact. What a unique model, never seen one before in that scale, congratulations !. Can't wait to see the flat top you are working on of course. cheers, and thanks again ! JP.
  15. Excellent build. Color is fantastic, congratulations !
  16. Thank you all very much !
  17. Hi John ! Thank you so much. I wanted my Fleetwood to be as close as "Sienna Rose Metallic", a GM color available for Cadillac that year, and not that common on this series. I do have the X-el's '58 and '59 Sixty Specials as well, and an original 1959 JoHan Fleetwood built kit that needs total restoration. JoHan did an amazing job with these, and for the 1961 model year, the kits or promos were even better in proportions. No chromed detailed, no opening features and sometimes no detailed chassis, but so good on overall accuracy and proportions. 60 years later, JoHan is still ahead of most manufacturers, imho. I also have the 1960 Coupe DeVille from Modelhaus. My biggest concern is with the rear of the car. Fins are not raising enough and the rear quarter panels are too low. But I won't complain too much, knowing that's impossible to find now. Feel free to share your own 1960 Fleetwood kit. No need to tell you I'd love to see it Thanks again!
  18. Hi guys. Today I share a rare Cadillac I have in my collection. As we know, the 1960 Cadillac promos ( as well as many from 1958 to 1962 ) are all deformed and warped now, but since kit versions were not produced with the same material, some are still straight, like mine. I have replaced the original wheels with the ones from the '59 Eldorado Monogram's kit, which are way more accurate. This Cadillac needs a bit of work and detailing but overall is worth to show its fins !. Hope you'll like it.
  19. Hello Roger. Fantastic build and your paint job is absolutely gorgeous! I am myself using Duplicolor paints ans duplicolor clears on my models. I didn't know that using Tamiya's clears on top of the Duplicolor would work. The clear Duplicolors are working fine but require a lot of sanding to remove pretty strong orange peel effect. Hours of sanding and really hard to achieve in curved surfaces or strong angles...I managed to do a pretty decent job but I wonder if the Tamiya gives smoother layers. So, as your Pontiac is mirror shine, do you need a lot of sanding after the tamiya to get this so clean result ?. Thanks in advance to let me know.
  20. Hi Paul, you're right. Both hubcaps years looked quite close anyway, depth and a bigger number of turbine blade shapes characterised the 56. Thanks a lot for my Eldo !. Coming from you, it's a real honour.
  21. Jeffcad

    '73 Eldorado

    Hi Christopher. Thanks ! You're right, a "plain" color with no metallic "glitters" can be very cool too ! That promo was factory painted "Dynasty Red" but the passager side was ravaged by scratches and dents. So most of the work was to sand the model from its paint, to fill dents with putty and sand the body completely again before, of course, adding a new paint and all the detail inside and out. Fortunately, chromes were still in decent shape.
  22. Wow !. Fantastic build as always Paul. Gorgeous paint, chromes and details work. An amazing kit for the time already. Funny thing, I didn't remember that it came with 1957 Cadillac wheels/hubcaps instead of '56s...Doesn't make it less attractive for sure.
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