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Hello folks...

...Coming to you from a bright but cold New Zealand (it's Autumn here), This is my second post here at Model Cars Mag, the first is, not surprisingly in the 'Intro' thread !!

Since moving out here to 'Middle Zealand' just over three years ago, I've done more NASCAR and Muscle car projects than in all of my previous forty-odd years in the hobby, simple reason for that... Not got too much space to display models nowadays and 1:48 & 1:32 aircraft need the space of three or four car builds.

So, no more yada, yada, yada from me: In no particular order some of my more recent builds:


Derricke Cope 1990 Lumina from the Monogram kit but with painted checks, the kit decals were just far too opaque.- My first finish after we emigrated.


Ricky Rudd's 1988 Buick with Fred Cady decals - a straight replacement for the Monogram kit ones that were irrepairably damaged by damp when the kit was 'stored' some years back.


Little known Dale Jarrett 'Busch Series' '94 Lumina, think the decals are WetWorks but I could be wrong. Again using a Monogram kit, but I prefer the AMT Lumina's.


How great was this scheme ?? - Harry's '87 Skoal Chevy. Another built in 2012, this kit, just fell together, no problems at all. The decals are well over twenty years old, had them in storage all that time and they worked perfectly... possibly WetWorks again but I cannot honestly remember.


Bill's '96 Thunderbird, started in 2012 and finished around six weeks ago... there's a story behind the delay, but I won't bore y'all with it now. AMT kit and decals with Tamiya acrylic paint.

and finally for now...


Terry's '97 Chevy, straight from the (Monogram) box. First of these '95-'98 era Monte Carlo's that I've built and (again) really enjoyed it. One of those 'no problem' builds. This time the paint (for the bodyshell) is Tamiya aerosol straight from the rattle-can. First time I've used it... Won't be the last !!

So that's it from me for now. Please feel free to ask any questions, make comments or offer criticism. Thanks for taking the time to look.



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Thanks all, appreciate the welcome, (John, I recognise your builds from Randy's place of course).

I do have another build ongoing on the bench, but for the next three weeks demands upon my time are going to be really high - New Zealand is hosting the FIFA U20 Football World Cup, and I've got leave from the 'day job' to help with running the match's that are being played in our town. Just got in now from a 14hr day and it's only going to get busier !!

I'll post a WiP thread soon enough.



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