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  1. THIS IS A RE-BOOT OF MY OLD THREAD. I first started work on this Galaxie in 2013. The thread for that can be seen here. I hit a problem with the body paint and put the kit back on the shelf… until now! Unfortunately, soon after I put the kit away, Image Shack started charging for their image hosting and all my pictures on that thread were lost! This is why I'm having to re-boot the thread. This kit has always had a special place in my memories. I built a Barris 'Cruisin USA' kit when I was a kid - it was one of my first models I ever build. It came out pretty well (by my standard of the day). I wish I had kept it, but many years down the line I have no idea what happened to that model (but I a few of the parts have turned up in my spare parts box!). I found a more recent re-issue of the Galaxie on eBay. It has been started and is missing the engine. I thought it would be great to do this kit again - only this time, I'd like to think I have a better set of building skills. My intention is to build a 'tough as nails' street machine with modern day 'real-world' upgrades. I'm thinking lowered suspension and monster V8, standard bodywork with simple de-badging and plenty of detail. The first area needing attention is the floor/chassis... Well, that's as much as I can add in one post. There are over 100 more pics chronicling the build right up to the body paint stage - where it all went wrong! I will try to get this thread up to the current stage by posting a batch of images at a time (as I find them). With a little encouragement from everyone out there I hope to rekindle my enthusiasm in this build and finish it off.
  2. I found this 1938 Ford Custom Van from Lindburg a while back...I think at an Ollies. The kit is almost 100% box stock with the exception of the door handles, they came from the spare part box. Took her to the car show...
  3. Sounds like the 1/25 AMT '63 Ford Galaxie 500 is being reissued in 2020 as kit number 1186. Your guess is as good or better than mine what the box art will look like, so maybe this?
  4. After a 10 year hiatus, I started building again this year. I am putting this up to get some motivation to stay on target, any suggestion welcome. I am starting with 2007 Revell version of 1932 "big duce". I have combined my love of hot rods and ww2 airplanes, I have seen some on the net and thought I do my interpretation, and try to look a little deferent then the others. This is going to take some time, but I have to finish this one or the wife will kill me, this one is pricy. ( I have a lot half fished kits in the closet ,over the years) So I am building it based on a p-51 mustang " Rebel Queen" flown by four time ace Fred Glover. I building it as if he or his mechanic built it after the war in 1947. It will have shinny paint and some chrome, as if it was going to be a show car or what they fantasized what the p-51 could of looked like if not in war. Channeled body, laid back wind screen, Fighter gages, bomber seats, joystick handle shifter and other goody's. Wish me luck. Laz The first pic, the plane. The second, the nose art with Crew Chief S/Sgt. John E. Wilson The third, is Major Frederick W. Glover. The forth, is the car I started with for photo shop. The fifth, is final rendering.
  5. Shambles

    49 Ford

    I think this is a '49 but I built it so long ago, I ain't sure. It was on display in a Johan case for many years. Now it's gone baby gone. When I was a kid, a teenager two doors down had one of these with loud mufflers. M dog would chase him every time he passed the house.
  6. Looking to take the 65 F100 and make it into a dually. I know that the F350s had larger diameter wheel wells up front but I am not too worried about that. My main concern is the suspension. Specifically, would those be I-beams as well? I knew that they introduced them in 65, but would the 2wd F350s just be a straight axle with leafs? Or what are they. Cannot tell from pictures. Thanks.
  7. I am looking for some info on this old Falcon junker I got years ago in a big parts lot. It is molded in white plastic like a regular model kit. Is not the funky plastic some promos are made of. Can't seem to figure out the year it represents. 60,61,62,63? Seats seem to be a different pattern from any others I have seen. Thanks for any help.
  8. AMT 1994 Ford Mustang GT built pretty much OOB but swapped the wheels out for Fujimi aftermarket units along with meaty disc brakes behind. Body badges cast separately using silicon molds and liquid styrene, then painted silver. Side scoops and bonnet vents opened up. Rattle can yellow exterior and black interior.
  9. Another Norm Beechey car. This was the first ever Ford Mustang in the world to win a touring car race. The AMT Mustang kit was built pretty much out of the box. The plain steel wheels were detailed and tyres taken from my parts box. Decals are Patto's Place and paint is rattle can. The rear of the grille was sanded down and replaced with a fine mesh. The piece under the front bumper represents an oil cooler and the stance mirrors the real car. The window glass was replaced with clear acetate all round.
  10. Good morning all, I finally was able to get back to the bench after a long absence do to shoulder surgery and I jumped in with the new Boss 302 kit from Revell I did like this kit and thought it went together well I started by adding the basic plug wires and heater hoses but didn't go to extreme on details as I really was using only 1 arm then at the advise of my Brother inlaw I went with a Calypso Coral paint scheme i am happy with the way it turned out please enjoy and any comments or critiques are always welcome Thank you
  11. Gt fan

    Ford GT

    I started this one a months back and put it back in the box several times. Mainly to finish my Audi s1 rally car. This has been a chore, it’s been re-painted three times. Started out as French Blue. Then dropped twice with various parts flying off. It painted like the Shelby team GT 40 . Colors are semi gloss metallic grey and semi gloss black for the nose. Carbon decals ( Tamiya extra fine) were used in the interior and the rockers and rear diffuser and on the nose trim. As well in the engine area. Wheels are sprayed titanium silver. It has a gold huge to it. Not my best effort, but done. Just have to add the license plate. I wanna take a picture outside in the sun tomorrow.
  12. Looking for any Version of thd MPC Hemi Hunter kit.As well as the Revell Baja Bronco kit.I have a Ford F-150 High Roller kit for trade.And many other kits
  13. Ford F-150 Monogram High Roller kit.Box has been opened but parts inside are as they came from the factory.Looking for several different kits. Any release of the Hemi Hunter. Revell Baja Bronco.Only the Baja version. Buick Grand National. Semi Kits Any Chevy ot GMC Pickup kits Any Surban or Blazer kits. I have a vast area of interest of kits I love.A lot of older kits and muscle car kits get my attention.Love me some Chevy pickups.Feel free to offer me a trade.Unable to upload pics.Feel free to message me for pics
  14. When I found out that this model was coming out I almost cried. If it wasn't for the 1969 Mustang I would never have become a car guy and would never have gotten into model car building. By chance, one Sunday while getting ready for church, I passed a show on SPEED TV called the American Muscle Car and the 1969 Mustang was the subject of the show. They made the car sound like the greatest thing ever built and I became hooked on cars from that day forward. I watched the show every week, absorbing as much knowledge as I could. The color is Blue Angels Yellow. I had two issues with an otherwise excellent kit. The hood did not fit right, and the stripes for the hood got messed up, so i have to order new ones. Haven't had a chance to put on the clear coat yet. SAM_0450 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_0451 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr
  15. Finally getting around getting mine built , so lets get to it The plan, yes, I am know, is blue, you didnt see that one coming did ya? Paint is Ford Liquid Blue from Scalefinishes Taped up all the body bits Look at the chassis, its been painted with Mr Surfacer and Graphite Met And the engine detail, just need to apply some decals The rear suspension setup in progress, paint with MM Metalizer Aluminum.
  16. This scary little puppy is finished! My goal was to have it on the table at the Philly NNL last Saturday and I managed to finish it up Friday afternoon with time to spare! This is a project started back in 2008, revisited in 2012 and finally put on the bench with intent of finishing it about a month ago. I had asked friends for suggestions on a number of details and incorporated a lot of their feedback into the final model. Falcon Ranchero bed.. some guys at the Philly NNL thought I used the bed from the 1/32 Ranchero, but no it's a sliced and diced bed from the 1/25 version. New Jersey plate was one I already had made up, placed on the vehicle hastily to look complete. I reserve the right to change it to a personalized one someday in the future! Friends suggested bomber seats, so I grabbed the set that was in the recent Revell Model A chopped coupe. Clear steering wheel came out of an AMT Riviera, parking brake is VW. Console is '57 Ford custom unit whittled to fit. I drilled in some cup holders because I go nowhere without my big cup of coffee! I gave some details to the dirty underside. The exhaust is the stock set that came on the custom 1950 Ford pickup, only cut right behind the mufflers. I added some chrome ends that probably were intake parts in their previous life. Here she is sitting next to my stock 1950 Ford pickup just to illustrate how modified she really is! The body was sectioned and once the top was removed the windshield was chopped as well. Maybe I should have cut a bit more off of that! And she's shorter too! I had taken a bit out of the chassis length. In this last shot you can see how I raised the engine up a bit so that the injectors came through the hood. This is a fixed panel, reminiscent of those old pickups with the two sided hood. That is the flatty with the Ardun heads that came with the kit. So in the end we have this crazy little rod. And the voices in my head are pleased!
  17. Hi all, it's been a long time since I posted a finished build here on the forum, but finally I found the time to upload some images. The Bonneville Coupe as I call it is basically a box stock 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe without the fenders. Modifications are the wheel and tire combo, and the straight pipe headers. The paint is Testors Green Metal Flake(1630) from a can, no clear overtop. For more updates on my builds, please follow me on Instagram @scaled_models as I update there regularly. Cheers!
  18. i just finished this 2 days ago this is the first time i been on here in awhile so im back now
  19. With my Audi drying,I decided to start this in the meantime. This great kit showed up yesterday. The body is made of a few parts. I’m trying to do the main body with as many panels before painting it. It’s about 8pcs to do the body. Don’t know on a color yet. Leaning in the blue direction or a retro paint sceam.
  20. I have been participating in the 24 Hour Build since 2013. There are years I finished, years I came close and years that I crashed and burned! Not ashamed to say it! This year I was successful! As board members will note, I've been on this Monogram Model A trip recently. So why not add vehicle number four? That had me choosing the Woody Wagon. And so it goes.... Early on I decided this wagon was a packing crate on wheels. This photo is a pregame taped mockup done early in the week to gain knowledge about how the kit assembles and get some inspiration. I had been burned in the past with kits where the body panels were to be finished before assembly.... think Heller Citroen Borden's milk truck, where things didn't pan out as planned. So I was leery! Also shown in this photo are seats I found in my parts box but still have not identified. They were used in this build. Also, the wheel set was chosen for my Model A chopped coupe build, then some board heroes came forward and gave me the stock cool wheel covers I actually used on that build, leaving this set for a future build. So here they went... they are the custom cap set from the AMT 41 Plymouth kit. > I decided I wanted to build a woody roadster pickup. I sat and stared at the mockup and came up with the plan. Later in the week I saw I should lower the bed one wood row lower to add interest, and mimic the one roadster pickup I had already completed. Since I had determined what I wanted to do, and that the modifications were essentially just cuts, here we were at 1:38pm. I taped up the panels for a fit and photo. I hadn't decided to add a top cap of Evergreen half round strip stock to the top of the bed sides at that point. They worked brilliantly to finish it off! By 6:45pm I had the chassis up on wheels. I had predetermined how I wanted to lower it... I left out the rear spring and cut down the front suspension mount. I also had to scratch build a drag link because the kit one was a lump. I also had the main body parts primed and color painted with Dupicolor by this time. This photo was taken at 9:30pm, when I had the first color done on the wood graining. The engine was ready to wire, with a prewired dizzy at that point. A lot of details happened into the wee hours of the morning. These photos were shot at 4:45 am. There were a few more coats of paint on body parts. I had detailed out the grill shell and headlights. The chrome was stripped on these before the build started, allowed in the rules. Engine was finalized by 5:30 am and I started final assembly. That didn't go without it's problems. Many of my issues were because of the speed of the build. Where I would've taken a break for things to dry, I had to keep moving forward. The nice dashboard fell into the interior. Left to dry over night it would've been fine. Things refused to assemble according to plan. New words were added to our dictionary in the wee hours. I learned a few things about this series of kits. I knew that the later versions had narrowed suspension parts to allow for wider tires. BUT I didn't know that the rear assembly had changed to allow for a longer engine assembly! I had used an older rear, and had to pry it off, prep and paint a later one and glue it in place. That took precious time! And because of my chassis lowering, the exhaust system didn't fit. We don't need no stinkin' exhaust, so I simply tossed it aside. I will modify and install it another day. My wife woke up and came into the model room about 8am. She left shortly thereafter because I was in the middle of fit issues! In the end, it was all worth it! I finished at 11am with an hour to spare! I took some photos, posted my completion on the site by 11:30am. Then I fell asleep in my chair! I slept most of the day! The rest of the photos don't need captions! Here's my two roadster pickups. I'd really love to own a 1:1! One of these days! And here's the whole set so far! I have not duplicated any details between them, it's a work in progress! I successfully completed the challenge. This isn't a contest, we're not seeing who can finish first. This is a personal challenge to see if you can build a credible model within the 24 hour time span. Cheating only cheats oneself from the accomplishment. And then there is the camaraderie of working with over 100 modelers around the USA, Canada, Europe and Australia! There is nothing like posting your progress photos in the middle of the night and instantly having people "Like" and comment! And of course seeing where everyone else was, and cheering them on to finish! Like with many races, there were people who had issues and had to bail out. There were people who just gave up and went to bed. There was one guy who decided to dry his painted body on top of bricks set on top of his wood stove. He ruined his body... did he quit? Nooooo, he went on to start a new kit in the middle of the night AND FINISHED! That's tenacity! This was a lotta fun for the past seven years, and I hope to participate until I can no longer hold an exacto! Not only was it a fun exercise, but you learn a lot about building overall. I've learned things that make my building more organized and systematic. I tried things I wouldn't have changed on a "serious" build that worked! Thanks to all Gary Kulchock for organizing this lunacy and to all who participated!
  21. http://www.vanpeltsales.com/FH_web/flathead_partsdrawings_links.htm A gold mine of reference material on flathead Ford V-8s and chassis parts.
  22. I gave one teaser shot with my 2018 end of the year report, as I finished it up that afternoon. I did make some final adjustments on New Year's Day. I originally wanted to finish this one for my birthday in September, as I hit a certain milestone. It was not to be, so I took my time and enjoyed the build. This one started out as an original issue, parts kit that someone had started. I found it along with an original '62 Nova convertible kit on some obscure sales site on the Internet. I bought both kits for $22 plus postage. The lady selling it emailed me that she couldn't sell them because she discovered they were incomplete and started. It took a few emails to assure her that it was very okay! The original release had a few parts that are long discontinued.. the tonneau cover, the roll bar, the cycle fenders and low mounted headlights. That's why I just had to use them all! I cut down the windshield and then the roll bar to match. The flying horse decal was in the original kit. I was very careful to coat them with Testors decal fixative prior to attempting using it. I was relieved when they slid off the carrier sheet into place! But not without some yellowing, I guess that comes with the territory. I made the number decals on my inkjet. You can see the skull shifter in this photo, this was also in the original issue and is just too cool not to use! The kit comes with four cycle fenders, I just used the rear ones in this build. Those are the Red Chariot parts, if I come across another pair I'd love to build that version of the Phaeton too. I was originally going with all red wheels, but in the end they needed something. I used my Molotow pen to add chrome caps on them. These are the kit tail lights, so I used them on the mounting bumps provided. I just noticed the right side fender is crooked in these photos, no worries as they are not glued on yet. I added a chrome exhaust tip. The tonneau cover is held in place with the same double sided clear tape I use for windows. The original kit came with the stock four cylinder engine, as I was building a TROG car I wanted to use it since the Chevy engine in later versions wouldn't qualify. I wanted to wire the engine, and did my best at it. Of course right after I did so, I saw where someone had a better idea. So be it. I did add a coil on the firewall. And as usual, my simple builds go down the merry path to overcomplicatus! That's when I got the evil idea to add a real wood floor. A couple of tries with bass wood later, it looks pretty good so I'm happy I did it. Chassis view to show off the wood floor. Top view with hood in place. Finally after my third build of a Monogram Model A, I got the hood fitting procedure down! Still it's not perfect, and took a bunch of sanding on the inside to make it sorta fit. And here we are with the hood in place, along with a friend. I had both of these As on the bench at the same time. I finished up the blue coupe in time for the Liars show in November. I sacrificed finishing this one at the same time to get that one done in time for the show. And the entire family to date. I've gone off on a tangent with this kit series, and have a few more versions in my head. No show winners here, just having fun. These kits do have their quirks and ill fitting but they are fun and nostalgic. This Phaeton turned out exactly how I envisioned it so the voices in my head are pleased.
  23. Finished it a couple months ago but, due to a lot of bad weather, never got a chance to post it. SAM_0363 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_0364 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_0366 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr
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