X3!! Owned a '71 Midget back in the mid '80's that I paid $700 for. It was THE most troublesome car I've ever had before or since! And yes, most of the trouble was electrical, and it would happen at the darndest time. Like when you NEED the headlights to work and they decide they don't want to. Or they are working and they decide to quit working. After six months and when cold weather was setting in again, I had to let it go! It was a very fun car to drive, just too troublesome for my tastes. I couldn't stand it today for a minute------just goes to show how age really changes things!
Charlie that was in the July 2010 issue of MCM as I have a copy of the story saved on my hard disc. A very interesting story it was! Too bad no one's seen fit to do this car justice as they are VERY rare, and was actually THE most expensive American car one could buy in 1957-58.
Johan did a '58 Caddy Sixty Special (I have one)-----two totally different cars. Revell's the only kit maker that I've ever seen do the Eldo Brougham, although if memory serves, I believe Gunze did one in 1/32 some years ago.
Wow! I'd say you've got your work certainly cut out for you Randy! Every body panel on that kit would need to be modified in some way to make it close to the pic you have. It's almost as if the engineers tooled that car from memory and not the blueprints they would have had access to back in those days. I'll certainly be following along as this is my favorite Cadillac of the '50's.
It's Christmas of 1968 and of course, as a seven year old kid I can't wait to see what's under the tree! Hot Wheels had been introduced about six months before, and I got my first set to go along with the bunch of cars I got that came out that premier year. IIRC, it was a "Super Charger Sprint Set". Of course, I couldn't be happier as I absolutely LOVED Hot Wheels! Something else was under that tree though............a couple model kits. One of them if I can remember was a kit of a '68 Chevelle. The box art was nice and pretty, but when I opened the box, I was so disappointed as ALL THESE PIECES HAD TO BE PUT TOGETHER!! I hated it immediately as it reminded me of a puzzle and I HATED puzzles as a kid. I put the kit away and never touched it as the Hot Wheels were more fun and interesting! Fast forward 9-10 years and I'm now a senior in high school. One of my first jobs back then was working at a McDonald's and it seemed I could NEVER get a Saturday off. My Dad even complained about it, so I spoke up and was given one particular weekend off. Well wouldn't you know it, it rained and I mean pouring down rain all day long! What to do?? I got in the car, and went to the local mall and did some window shopping. One of the stores in the mall was a hobby shop called "Allied Hobbies". I got nosy and walked inside, and saw rows and rows and rows of------MODELS!! For whatever reason, my interest was piqued and I was particularly drawn to a Monogram kit. It was their '57 Corvette which I think was newly issued back then. The box art car looked really good, and I wanted that kit as I've always loved '57 'Vettes. I bought it and a tube of glue and the rest is history----I've been hooked ever since! Now that first kit I made a real mess of it........glue spots everywhere, no paint of any sort, ill fitting parts (on my part), but just the fact that it made my mind work in 3D, is something that's still with me to this day. Of course, NEVER in my wildest dreams did I think I'd be building the way I do now way back then. If someone had of jumped out of 2015, and told me I'd be doing superdetailing, I would have thought them totally insane! Just goes to show the things we hated as kids can sometimes turn into the things we're passionate about as we get older.
I recently upgraded too, and what I do is turn the phone sideways, and it displays as normal. Weird, but that works for me. There will be some sites that aren't going to display properly until they get up to speed with IOS 9.
To further expand on what Harry said, sometimes there can be significant bodywork needed to turn a hardtop into a convertible. At times, the tulip panel and rear deck have to be modified to make the car appear correct. Harry's '67 Chevy pic shows that there was a lot more done on Chevy's part to turn that fastback body into a convertible. The coupe's trunk lid is considerably shorter, and also the tulip panel is of a different shape between the two. When I built my '58 Impala years ago, I had no 'net to rely on..........just tons of pics to gathered up from different sources to show the top-up and top down look. On the '58 is a good example in that the trunk lids and tulip panels are considerably different between hardtop and coupe. Here's a few pics............
BTW, I fashioned my uptop from the coupe's roof.....a LOT of work, but in the 15 years since I've built this, it's held up pretty well. There would be some changes I'd make if I were to build this again today. Hope all this helps!
I can vouch for those tweezers that Joe pictured! It's all I use to handle the tiny parts that I'm always working with. I "inherited" mine from the last job I had where I was a soldering trainer so when I left the job, I got to keep all the tools that I collected over the years. Believe you me, those tweezers are top notch for things like those rivets. Best investment you could make!
Ok, I can picture that. Guess I'll be paying two fees as I've got quite the list of things I'll be looking for there-----and I'll have a thing or two on the NNL table. It'll be great getting there again......hard to believe it's been seven years! BTW, I plan on being at the COMA get-together in Dayton the night before. 😁
Yup! That's the first thing that came to mind Harry when I saw your question. JoHan's Turbine Car to me is at the forefront of that series. Line for line, they pretty much nailed the shape, 'cept for a very tiny detail in the DLO. Some others may come to mind later on........;)
Oooooh! Just beautiful!! And you built it with no seams which is absolutely correct! D-Types had seams, but not the E-types. I take it you had to build the model "inside out"? I have this kit and that's the way I have often looked at building this with no seams on the side. Just gorgeous!!