Oh yeah I have lots of these! I have a huge pile of projects so most of them are stalled at one point or another. Every one of them is going to be completed though, the big question just is.... When? Here are a few examples. '60 Plymouth Fury Mild Custom:
I pretty much never start rebuilding/modifying my models after they're finished for the first time. It's true that 1:1 cars are never done, but I think it's not a good idea to start improving or rebuilding my own model kits, I prefer buying another kit and building that one different way then. That way when I have every model that I've built in my display case, I can see how my building skills have improved etc. My only two cars that I've started rebuilding are AMT '57 Fairlane that was my second build ever. It was a decent build originally, factory stock with wide whites, but pretty soon I swapped wheels and tires and then it had a raised rear end with wide tires, Cragars and tires with raised letters. Then I took it apart completely and started to build somekind of Drag Racer out of it, but I'm very happy that it stalled, and it's still possible to be restored the way I originally built it. I'm glad I didn't strip the paint! Another one is a Revell '32 Deuce, but I dropped it by an accident and to be honest I was never happy with that one. It will be rebuilt anyway.
Well I finally got around clear coating this one. As it was a very nice weather today I decided to paint it outside. I started with very light coats so the Tamiya clear wouldn't react with those decals and after several light coats, I shot a couple of heavier coats of clear to the body. It looks pretty good right now, but I'm bit unsure if there is enough clear to be polished or not, so probably I will be spraying another coat or two of clear on top of that.
Thanks guys! The progress has been pretty slow since I've had very little bench time, but I've made some minor steps forward with it anyway. I got the seat painted a while ago. That color came straight from a spray can and after the picture I shot some flat clear on it so now it's not too shiny. I think that's a pretty good interior color, at least the 1:1 cars with similar interior colors that I've seen look very good. That seat color is a bit more green in real life though.
I also got inner fenders and radiator wall painted from both sides. The pictures show only other side of the parts though, but now when both sides are in color, I can shoot some clear over them as well.
This might be the best version of these '65 Plymouths from Moebius! These AWB cars have always been very interesting and now when finally a kit of one is coming out, it looks like I'll be buying several of these.
I'm not that crazy about this Charger as there are lots of kits from these '68-'70 Chargers already and they all look pretty much alike to me. Some of the kits, like the Revell '68 are even very good quality so I think I can skip this upcoming '70 Charger for now. BUT, if that '68 Coronet would be coming out, I'd get a couple of them immediately! That is a good looking car.
Oh Boy it looks like Moebius has my money again... That kit is absolutely a Must Have. Not sure though if I will manage with one of them or do I have to buy more to build a couple of different cars with different decals.
Well I was kind of debating if I should buy this kit or not, as I have lots of these Lindberg '64 Dodges and Plymouths already. The subject is very interesting though and with those new parts included, I'm pretty sure I'll end up buying me one of these kits. Glad to see it's finally coming out.
Well I tried to find another can of that clear for chassis and firewall, but it looks like I couldn't find it anywhere no more, all shops were carrying other brand paints that I normally use. So as a solution I decided to try spraying different brand clear over the paint and I'm glad the paint didn't react with the clear. The paint job on these parts is not perfect, but I think it'll do in the chassis and engine bay.
Here is the bench seat sanded and ready for another coat of primer. After that I tried to paint it, but looks like that old spray can didn't want to spray anything out from it anymore. The fun thing is, it worked fine last weekend when I tested it. Well, I gotta get me a new one next weekend.
Here are front inner fenders and radiator wall. I had to add some filler to smooth out ejector pin marks from them and now I sanded everything smooth and shot some primer on the parts.
I also installed the generator on place. It wasn't very easy to install with that quite fiddly belt, but I got everything on place in one piece anyway.
Here's a small update for this project. Yesterday my painting didn't go that well, I shot some primer to the bench seat after smoothing out filler I had applied on it. It turned out pretty good, but unfortunately I dropped it to the floor by accident. Now it requires a light wetsanding and another coat of primer before it can be painted. I also tried to shoot some clear to chassis and firewall, but looks like my spray can had lost its pressures and none of the clear came out... I gotta go to get me another one of those cans and try again... Anyway today I installed carburetors on place. I also built fuel lines to the engine. Fuel filter is somekind of electric component and the fuel lines are regular metal wire that was attahed to the electric component already when I bought it.
Thanks guys, I appreciate your kind words! Grant: Unfortunately I have no updates yet as right now I have time to build only on weekends. I'm planning to shoot some clear over the body next weekend though so I should have an update then. At the same time I can clear coat the dashboard so I can continue the progress with the interior as well.
Turned out fantastic. That fuel injection setup is something I have never seen before, but you did a great job replicating it in scale. Excellent looking paint job and flawless detailing in the engine and interior as always. You for sure know how to build these tube frame cars right.
Very nice job on this Pro Stock Ford! I have the same kit in my stash waiting to be built, but I'm missing the decals for it... Anyway you did a great job on this. The paint and decal work looks really good to me even though you had some problems, and sharp details in the engine bay look good too. Nice work.
It's great to see this one done, following the WIP thread was a lot of fun and I learned a lot from that thread. Now it's bookmarked for future reference as I have a couple of '59 Impalas to be done too. When looking at this finished product, I can't think of a word that describes this one better than "Perfect". Everything seems to be just right and the biggest issues in this kit are fixed very nicely. Personally I see nothing wrong with the kit's roof, but I have a bad eye for accurate body shapes, but great job fixing the engine placement as it's way too back originally and nice to see that the chassis is not visible under the body too. Those are probably the two things that bother me the most in these kits anyway but you fixed them nicely! Nice work overall, with all side windows down you added that little piece of chrome trim where that rear side window rolls up, I've never seen anyone doing that before even though it is there on real car. The trunk looks just like real '59 or '60 Impala trunk does...Fantastic. Overall very nice and clean work, everything seems to be just right including the paint job, BMF and detailing all over. Those hubcaps are looking very fine too. Nice job detail painting them. (Sorry for such a long story...This model just made me drool over my keyboard very hard.)
Looks fantastic as your builds always do! One of the best Monogram Cadillacs I've seen. It's great to see this one with the top up, I think it looks much better that way than with top down. I like that color choice and paint job is really smooth too, plus that your work is very nice and clean overall as always. Great job.