Just arrived here in Dayton for the COMA meeting in a couple hours. Really excited to see some of the folks again! Hard to believe it's been SEVEN years since the last time I was here! I hope to pick up a few gems at the toy show tomorrow in Toledo.
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL 1954 Chevy Bel Air convertible on I-70 West on my way here to Dayton, OH! He was cruising along at a pretty good clip too! Not bad for that old Stove Bolt Six! I was going too fast in my own ride to take a pic!
Now that man is OBSESSIVE! Talk about some insane detail! It's literally like a 1:1 being built from the ground up 'cept it's in 1:12 scale. I've been following his build for some time, and I can only hope to build like that someday.
Looking good so far Steve! I like the fender skirts from back then, but I don't care for the stainless steel appearance of them. I prefer them to be body color with the stainless at the bottom of the skirts instead. I also like the appearance of the convertibles with the top up, as opposed to the regular steel roof. To me, the '62's steel roof was just too plain and boxy, but that was the style back then. The up-top you have looks to be shaped well. One bugaboo I've always had with kit uptops is when they're not shaped correctly. Some I've seen are too straight and boxy, and not the proper "sag" and "drape" that a ragtop should have. The color you picked seems to be a natural for this era Ford. For whatever reason, black suits this one especially well. I guess it's the more straight edged/no nonsense appearance that makes it so. ;)
Trying to finish up the '67 Mustang by tomorrow evening! I'll be heading out Friday morning to get the Dayton get-together (COMA). 2008 was the last time I was there, so it'll definitely be a big time change for once! Very early Saturday morning, it's off to Toledo------can't wait!
Aaaah! One of my all time favorite Ferraris! I built this out of that years ago..............
I do have another kit, but would sure like a couple more! One can't have too many of these! I hope this is the real deal this time and not a tease. This was supposed to come out a while back, but was cancelled for some reason.
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.