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  1. Well. Where to begin... I’ve heard numerous horror stories about this kit. They’re all true. In the spirit of putting positive vibes into the universe for 2021 I’ll say 3 nice things about this kit: 1. M.C. Escher didn’t draw the instructions. 2. Salvador Dali wasn’t commissioned for the box art. 3. With patience, care, a little know-how and a prescription for Xanax, it really does build up nicely. I reworked every single hinge (and there’s no shortage of them). The original tabs on the deck lid were gaudy, so they had to go. I filled the square holes left behind in the body and mounted a “swinging” hinge with 2 C mounts and a pin beneath the lid, run through tube stock that I reshaped i to an oval mounted to the underside of the lip of the trunk. I repinned the hinges on the hood because once the grille was mounted the fit was too tight for the hood to tilt forward. With the top up, there was a dip where the two-piece roof came together, so I beefed that up with newly fabricated hinges that “snap” into place when I want the top up and will only fold down when “unsnapped.” I did the same with the folding, two-piece deck lid. The biggest problem I encountered was actually glueing the dogged thing together. I tried every model glue in the arsenal, but nothing seemed to want to bond the soft, salmon-colored goo of which this kit is cast. 90% of this sucker is held together with 5 minute epoxy. I added a few details under the hood and went with the wheels from the AMT ‘63 Galaxie for no good reason other than I like the looks of them better. Then paint is TS-21 Gold and TS-11 Maroon with a shot of Tamiya Pearl Clear over the maroon then Testors Wet Look clear over the whole enchilada. Trim is BMF. Thank you for looking. Comments, tips, pointers, critiques, questions and conversation are always welcome. Namaste 🙏
  2. Painted with some auto touch up grey, interior is done with Humbrol reds. I lost interest in this when the decals disintegrated on me. Today I decided I either needed to finish it or toss it, so here it is finished! Box stock except for tires and wheels. Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed. This is my 4th for the year!
  3. Revell's Mercedes Benz 190 SL, silly to add "Roadster" because the SL was always a roadster. 🙄 I've had a wild hair to get one, found a decent priced re-issue on feeBay, so *had to* get it. Price was good because tires are missing, but I have plans for it. Searched, did not find that anyone had built it, prove me wrong. Picture on Scalemates: I know this is based on the 300 SL, but sort of what I'm thinking of. I see the Fujimi 1/24 Mercedes Benz SLK 230 Sports Version Model Kit 12524 is a modern version, and Tamiya made one, but both lack an engine, correct? An alternative would be a Skyline aftermarket engine. Just throwing ideas out seeing what will catch inspiration. I'll post pictures of the kit when the time comes. ,
  4. Just a simple 4x4 build to cleanse the palate. Box stock plus a distributor. Colors are Testor’s White Lightning/Wet Look clear and Tamiya AS-19 Intermediate Blue/semigloss clear. Grill and bumpers are Alclad High Gloss Aluminum. Thanks for looking. As always, comments, critiques, questions and conversation are welcome.
  5. Hi all! I would like to show you my latest build - Kit from Revell GMC Pickup with snow plow but built in civil version. Initial kit is pure on interior details and in engine bay. It required a lot of improvements and parts manufacturing from scratch. Some of the extеrior parts were machined from aluminum. Aftermarket was also used. For interior I machined door panels. Wooden finish decals were user from the equal Chevy 4x4 kit. Steering wheel whom Chevy SS kit but restyled to GMC shape. Pedals, gear selector are scratched. Chassis were detailed with wire, bolts and brake lines, steering gear also added. Engine detailed with scratched parts and aftermarket. Body painted in two colors an finished with 2k clear cote. Please have a look on a results and hope you enjoy it..
  6. Hey! I'm looking for vintage Revell Chopper kit. Complete or just a box is also enough. Thanks 👍 (Image borrowed from internet) -Olli
  7. Found this kit at a flea market not to long ago. To my surprise it's complete other than a decal sheet if it came with one. Was wondering if anyone has any information or interest in this kit. Can't find any for sale on eBay Is it rare or has been reproduced in the recent past? Thanks!
  8. BeakDoc

    Ferrari Enzo

    I decided to stray from my comfort zone to try my hand at a supercar. Really a nicely done kit, cut to tight tolerances. The whole way through the build I was worried that it was going to turn out looking awful. In the end, I’m tickled with the finished product. It’s pretty far from perfect but pretty from afar. Built straight outta box. Color is Tamiya Bright Orange w/ Testor’s Wet Look.
  9. After five years, it is done! I started this one back on January 15, 2015 and just now got it done August 7th of this year. Painted Testors White Lightening with wet look clear, interior is Tamiya TS-69 linoleum brown, straight out of the box. Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed.
  10. Here are some photos of a recent commission build of a Spitfire by Revell in 1:32 scale. Its a straight out of the box build using Tamiya paints. Very nice kit, well detailed and relatively simple to build. Thanks Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  11. Haven't posted much on this one until now. I wanted to add a 69 Charger 500 to my Chargee shelf. Looked at the old MPC kit and thought to myself, how much trouble would it be to use a Revell kit for one? Went digging thru my stash, found Charger Daytona kit that I had held for something, found an extra 68 Charger. Cut the fenders off each and swapped the 68 fenders onto the Charger Daytona body. Alittle putty, primer, paint and clear looked good. Got it out last night to foil trim and noticed that the putty had sank into the holes that i had filled and putty for the Daytwing. Grabbed some water and sandpaper and then some wax and polished it up and looked great. Then I noticed more texture in the paint so tried the same thing, water sanded and waxed but broke thru. Had to scuff and repaint it. Hope it looks alright in the morning. Haven't posted much on this one until now. I wanted to add a 69 Charger 500 to my Chargee shelf. Looked at the old MPC kit and thought to myself, how much trouble would it be to use a Revell kit for one? Went digging thru my stash, found Charger Daytona kit that I had held for something, found an extra 68 Charger. Cut the fenders off each and swapped the 68 fenders onto the Charger Daytona body. Alittle putty, primer, paint and clear looked good. The old MPC grille fit into the surround of the 68 grille. Got it out last night to foil trim and noticed that the putty had sank into the holes that i had filled and putty for the Daytwing. Grabbed some water and sandpaper and then some wax and polished it up and looked great. Then I noticed more texture in the paint so tried the same thing, water sanded and waxed but broke thru. Had to scuff and repaint it. Hope it looks alright in the morning.
  12. We've seen images of the old '50s and '60s era molds Revell had stored in their Illinois warehouse, some (many?) of which Atlantis Models acquired. They have begun to share publicly exactly what they acquired, starting with this mold for the Revell Douglas D558-2 Skyrocket: Let the automotive model related speculation and hopes begin.
  13. Here's another one that I have started to prep. I found a picture years ago of a White 67 GTX and fell in love with it. So, I have been planning on building a replica of it but, never got around to it. I didn't know what to do for the strips since the kit only comes with black so I taped them up and painted them. Not perfect but will do.
  14. I thought it was a good idea at the time. Boy did I learn. Building 2 of the same car at the same time is not for me. There wasn't any real problems, it was just too tedious for my liking. I ended um building them both close to box stock. I did swap out the intakes and carbs for something out of the parts box. I painted the front sway bars different. One got a red one, the other yellow. The RS has black headers and the standard gold has white headers. The RS has Goodyears the other has Michelins. Both have black interior trimmed with chrome and simulated wood. I only had one side mirror so the gold car has one from the parts box. Both cars are trimmed out with my home brew of BMF. During the builds, I ran out of my usual Testors flat black. So I hopped over to the hobby shop and they were out. I thought I'd give the acrylics a go so I bought flat black, flat white, gloss yellow, gloss red, gloss brown and gloss white. the steering wheels are painted with the brown. I am pretty pleased with how they turned out. I hope you like them. Thanks for looking
  15. Here is a 1/25 scale Revell 1949 mercury that I did recently. Headlights and street light are LED with scratch built background and street lamp. The phone booth is from Doozy. Posters are downloaded from the web and are all from 1972, as is the licence plate. The original plan was to do a replica of the Badlands film car, but it looked to dull in plain black Painted with Mostly MIG & Vallejo acrylics + hairspray/salt and Oil weathering.
  16. Slotto

    Porsche 914

    After all the trouble with broke, missing and warped parts I'm finally able to call this one done. Although I am still missing a front turn signal lens, she will be on my display shelf until one turns up. This was a fun little project to get me back into the hobby after a 3 year hiatus. Thanks for looking!
  17. Slotto

    Porsche 928

    Here we have the 928 of the 3 pack of Porsche's offered back in 1988. I got this kit of 3 for close to nothing. This one was started and painted -not very well I must say. I kept this one built pretty much box stock with the exception of the wheels. They came from my parts box. The ones offered in the kit were less than desirable. I decided not to paint the body because the plastic was very nice. Thanks for looking
  18. Sorry entered twice by mistake
  19. Here we are with the 3rd of the 3 Porsches. Like the other 2, the plastic is so nice, I'm not gonna paint it. Here she is after a tooth paste polish. Stay Tuned...
  20. Nice reissue. Lots of parts, can be built stock height if you wish, will require parts box wheels and tires for stock look.
  21. Just finished this fun, quick build. It’s the Revell metal body, pre-painted kit. I used Tamiya Intermediate Blue (AS-19) on the engine. Toned down the marker and backup lights with Tamiya Smoke acrylic.
  22. My latest off the bench. I really enjoyed building this kit, my 1st F1 car. Revell 1/24 all the parts fit well and the decals, oh so many decals, went down great with some solvent. Most of the time was putting on all the carbon fiber decals on the suspension components. Comments welcome as always and thanks for looking.
  23. Built from Fast and Furious Dom's Charger kit. Kit's parts like the motor+ blower and wheels/tires were raided for other projects, but as I had most of the essential parts present I was customizing anyway. Mods as followed: Hood scoop from Revell '68 Charger drag option placed on '70 hood. 7.0 litre Dodge Viper motor from scrap Revell Viper ACR build, with a custom made vortech style super charger setup using a resin turbo, exhaust and sprue pieces. Styrene scrap trees bent as intake tubes and oil filters turned into air filters as the original pieces were missing. Electronic fan/radiator comes from an unknown source. Custom built side exhaust. Seats from Dodge Viper ACR. Wheels are Radio Shack X-mods, with front tires sourced from an AMT Fast and Furious Supra and rear tires from Revell C5 Corvette. Disc brakes were also sourced from the Viper ACR. Various decals were used from the 68 charger, and the red tail stripe is from the stock '70 Charger. Exterior is Walmart Color Place Gloss Black, cleared with Pledge.
  24. I've had this kit sitting in my collection for over a decade now, and thought it's about time I did something with it. I'm starting with the Mr Norm's Revell kit and a photo etch set from MCG. I'm not sure if this will be an exact factory stock build or a very mild custom at this stage. A quick bit of googling and I have some inspiration... I rather like the gold, but we'll see if I can find a good colour match. I've always used automotive spray cans for bodywork, but this time, I'd like to try Zero, Scale Finishes or Tamiya paints. I've never used any of these for a body, so any advice/recommendations would be welcome. First step for me has been to remove the kit hinges and make my own. I do like a precise working hinge on opening panels. I've also reduced the size of the slot in the body where the hinge fits through. According to my reference pic the slot in the kit is too wide. Its still not perfect. I guess the best way to do the hinges in the correct width would have been to make them from brass. This will have to do. Its just a start. I'll post more progress as I go (but I am the world's slowest builder!).
  25. Well, calling it done, had some issues due to my impatience, and truth be told in a building sense, I wasn’t crazy about the chrome box. The box looks cool, but kind of hard to work with just because of the chrome. Painted in testors blazing black and the frame is sterling silver. I swapped out the skinny kit tires for some Double Take Replicas tires. It’s a nice looking ‘two footer’. Thanks for looking.
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