oldcarfan

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  • Location Texas
  • Full Name Gary

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  1. oldcarfan added a post in a topic '60 Ford F-100: Hacking Away at an eBay Find!   

    Posted these before, but here's mine converted to a step-side. The other is a ModelHaus copy.

  2. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Pinewood Derby Car   

    Love it!
  3. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Duramax Motor   

    Somewhere a long time ago, there was a guy on here who turned the 460 in Monogram's F-250 into a Power Stroke diesel. It looked pretty accurate to me. You could do that, or maybe one of the Chevy big blocks could be transformed? Don't know, just a thought.
  4. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Some more Round2 surprizes!   

    I might get the Flame Out just to use the steam engine in an African Queen style boat...

  5. oldcarfan added a topic in All the Rest   

    Pinewood Derby Car
    A while back I was in charge of the Pinewood Derby for our local pack. After helping so many kids build their cars, I decided to build one for myself. In a box of old model car wheels, I found an original set of pinewood wheels from the 50s so I built my pinewood car as a Soapbox Derby car just to be different. It wasn't super fast, but it was fun to build.

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  6. oldcarfan added a topic in All the Rest   

    A Truly Obscure Disney figure.
    I built this in a couple of hours after coming across my old comics with Gyro Gearloose in them. I think he was called GIzmo (?) Anyway, he was always in the background helping out Gyro...

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  7. oldcarfan added a post in a topic is it only a matter of scale?   

    Maybe for the same reason that we get mad about our Ford or Chevy needing service once in a while, but when a Ferrari or Mercedes breaks down everyone just says that's normal?
     
  8. oldcarfan added a post in a topic 55 Chevy Wagon   

    This is great!
     
  9. oldcarfan added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    Another straightline Bonneville car
    This is my attempt at a belly tanker. I shared it in the wrong place earlier, so I have put it here now. It's a curbside (saltside?), I never finished it inside because we moved, but maybe someday.


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  10. oldcarfan added a post in a topic IF Revell,Round2 and others would make a few more station wagons. What would you like them to be?   

    I have one of those too, somewhere. I never got around to building it though. That looks really good!
  11. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Bonneville goes in a straight line, right??   

    The engine I used was out of a 1/24 40 Ford truck so it was really too big. The one out of the midget would probably fit really well. 
  12. oldcarfan added a post in a topic My '57 Chevy wagon.   

    IThe wheels and tires are just generic ones I had laying around. I had one Chevy hubcap. I'm not sure where it came from, but I made 3 more with a Hobby Lobby casting kit. 
    The Revell Black Widow Chevy would have been a good source if I had  had one .
  13. oldcarfan added a post in a topic A couple of my builds...   

    Thanks for the looks! The bare metal was done as an experiment. After priming and fine sanding the body, I painted the '34 with Krylon Dull Aluminum and polished it smooth. I then heavily  globbed on some acrylic flat black and then partially wiped it off before it had a chance to dry very much. It comes out looking pretty good. 
  14. oldcarfan added a topic in All the Rest   

    My trailers!
    I love trailers and have built quite a few, but these are the only ones I have photos of. The orange one is modeled after the U-Haul one that came with the original AMT Chevy Nova. The purple one was converted to stock from the Monogram '36 Ford street rod kit and the teardrop is made from model airplane Birch plywood, stained and clear coated. They are really so simple to build and add a lot to your collection.



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  15. oldcarfan added a post in a topic IF Revell,Round2 and others would make a few more station wagons. What would you like them to be?   

    That's the one! It also came in a different color. I bought one of each. Now I wish I had bought more! One of these days I want to do it up with a roof rack and a bunch of camping gear in the back as if it's headed for Yosemite for a family vacation.