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.
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.