I was in the same boat back then too. Another one I missed was the Ford F-150 Harley Davidson Edition from 2000, the one with the trailer and Dyna Glide. Never saw that kit on the shelves when it was current and didn't know it existed until about seven years later. Did manage to nab one yesterday. But if I'd known about it back then I'd probably have ten of the things.
Pretty much anything and everything by Johan. Wasn't even aware of them until I was about 12 (1994) and even back then it was a little too late. I've made amends by snapping up a few over the years since.
That's not the date, it's a countdown timer for a bomb. RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But back to the matter at hand, no, I've never done a model to match the box art. It's temped me- there are times when I couldn't decide on a color and thought "well, it looks good in that color on the box, why not?". But so far I've never gone ahead with that idea.
Gorgeous- the suicide door Connies were as close to perfect as American luxury cars ever got. Eventually I'd like to fill in the gaps in my '61-'69 Connie collection- I JUST need a '61, '63, '64, '66, '67, and '68 and I'll be all set. That custom version on the box top kinda looks like an Edsel update. Call me weird, but I do rather like it. That being said I'm glad you went with a factory stock build style.
Yep- salt method, with a little brush "dabbing" here and there. Engine is from the kit with a modified intake and a parts-box blower. I don't remember where I got the pulleys-they're turned aluminum. This head was scratchbuilt, but you can get one from Morgan Automotive Detail now. Thanks guys!