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17 hours ago, Tom99 said:

These three were given to me by a friend, that was going to put them in the trash.

I rebuilt all three to factory stock.

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I need friends like that!!! 😉

Especially the 60 Buick, I've got all the parts to build one - except the body!

Anyone know where to find some "hen's teeth"?

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6 hours ago, Oldcarfan27 said:

60 Buick, I've got all the parts to build one - except the body!

Anyone know where to find some "hen's teeth"?

If you watch eBay long enough, sooner or later everything will turn up. You should be able to find a roached-looking glue bomb at an affordable price. 

ETA: Here's a savable promo for just $30, Buy It Now--or make offer! 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/294493829042?hash=item44913337b2:g:-KUAAOSw9BlhduRk

And here's a built glue bomb currently at $9.50 but with 6 days still to go--no telling what it'll go for but looks promising: 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/265388721275?hash=item3dca66847b:g:b84AAOSwXnlhgbDd

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A glue bomb that had been in the bottom of one of my parts boxes a very long time.  This summer it got fished out and wound up on top of my model room TV just to get it out of the way.

Note that I probably have a dozen of this kit. Was this one valuable? Nope! Would the average modeler restore it? Nope! But it was calling my name!  So I decided it indeed deserved to live again!

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I am pleased to have made something from nothing. 
 

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3 hours ago, Tom Geiger said:

A glue bomb that had been in the bottom of one of my parts boxes a very long time.  This summer it got fished out and wound up on top of my model room TV just to get it out of the way.

Note that I probably have a dozen of this kit. Was this one valuable? Nope! Would the average modeler restore it? Nope! But it was calling my name!  So I decided it indeed deserved to live again!

I am pleased to have made something from nothing. 

That's the fun part of building a glue bomb, Gems from Junk!

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i unfortunately don't have any "before" pic's.  but this was a quick clean up i did last year.  it went from 2 bad paint jobs, one over the other, and i think the first one was done with a brush, a slight over use of glue, a poorly made intake manifold, some miss aligned front end pieces, and a missing scoop, to this.  i stripped it down bare and started over.  ...probably should have replaced the tires...

 

 

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Mike, those aren't glue bombs. They just need to be finished. Looks like they'd finish up nicely, too. 

Maybe "Let's See Your Abandoned Projects" would make a good thread. Oh wait, it's been done--it was called "Bring Out Your Dead." B)

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Found this in a box in the garage. I can recognise some parts, like the grille/front axle from the Monogram Dragstrip Hot Rod '32 (my favourite kit) and the wheels & tyres that came off a Can Am racer. Can't place the rest though. I cobbled it together in the late 1960s and think I will just restore it essentially as it stands. Shouldn't take long!*

steve

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While it’s not a vintage kit, it is a glue bomb, last picture is the pile of glue from the tear down. The front axle was the only part that didn’t survive. It will live on again, the painted parts are languishing in the purple pond.

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7 hours ago, Earl Marischal said:

Found this in a box in the garage. I can recognise some parts, like the grille/front axle from the Monogram Dragstrip Hot Rod '32 (my favourite kit) and the wheels & tyres that came off a Can Am racer. Can't place the rest though. I cobbled it together in the late 1960s and think I will just restore it essentially as it stands. Shouldn't take long!*

steve

* Famous last words...

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Looks like a great rebuild project. Model on! B)

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31 minutes ago, Bullybeef said:

While it’s not a vintage kit, it is a glue bomb, last picture is the pile of glue from the tear down. The front axle was the only part that didn’t survive. It will live on again, the painted parts are languishing in the purple pond.

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Bully, you win Glue Bomb of the Month! And are already a strong contender for the 2022 award! Can't wait to see what you do with it. Model on! B)

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