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Originally I am from Rhode Island where road salt takes a toll on your ride. I hated rusted out rocker panels. Things have changed and the manufacturers are much better about rust protection now. BUT I MISS IT!  Rust is now, for me, nostalgic; below are my attempts at rusty rides. Please feel free to post your rusty rides here. I would love to see them. 👀.   LET THE RUST REIGN! IMG_1543.jpg.0ce2bfc4b64db91ad3da25e4cb356e28.jpg619148174.jpg.29dd7c85299436b972a441d6502573ab.jpg20211120_081741.jpg.7f5e43255bd8cdab2d218330f475eff6.jpgIMG_0838.jpg.436891966f83c9d9eb4b696d8352edc8.jpgIMG_0842.jpg.087860914a485afa0b05260793be2a11.jpgIMG_2063.jpg.59db3901d98ec0b0180d23ad1305d4ec.jpgIMG_2061.jpg.537acd9e22e1ce7e108ff71f51365752.jpgIMG_0055.jpg.e1407746ee139c212472ceda55d2083f.jpgI actually drove a car like this back in the '70s...a future posting in WIP 595195038.jpg.0b88541caae4f8ae151612ee222707b1.jpg

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Those are some great looking builds. I like the Olds engine and stock Carb.in the 33/34 Ford. Spent many formative years in the 'burbs of Chicago. Common to have a race between mother nature and your 36-month payment book from GMAC to see which would end first. 

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22 minutes ago, espo said:

Those are some great looking builds. I like the Olds engine and stock Carb.in the 33/34 Ford. Spent many formative years in the 'burbs of Chicago. Common to have a race between mother nature and your 36-month payment book from GMAC to see which would end first. 

Yup, Illinois is the heart of the rust belt, for sure. Snow, slush, mud, salt. THAT  I don't miss!

That olds rocket is a real nice engine from a real nice kit. The various parts in the kit are nicely detailed, especially that engine. There wasn't any speed equipment for it but the general look of that '33 made the stock engine look in context. Back in the day a good friend bought a '35 3W in this sort of condition and it was powered by a big Rocket. It was real junk, though. Never made it back on the street 😕. Thanks, David!

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I  appreciate your comments gentlemen. Rust is a fact of life and has a place in our hobby, as well as weathering and oil leaks and wear and tear. Sometimes that's where the fun is 💩

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This is Tamiya's 1/48 Komatsu tractor and my first attempt messing around with Mig pigments.  A bit gungo ho but I learned a bit.  This will end up in an open field as a rusted wreck next to a crashed Zero at some point.

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1 hour ago, stevez said:

Dusty rusty barn find!

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Steve, that old Ford is almost perfect but one thing is missing - rust through on the top of the front fenders over the headlights. Must have been in the barn since '58 ( especially in New Jersey. 😄) Seriously, that thing looks 1:1 👌 awesome! The missing wiper really got me.

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16 minutes ago, Bullybeef said:

@customline Jim that is some very realistic crust you have created, reminds me of every car I had growing up in Newfoundland, middle of the ocean surrounded by salt.

I hear you, Bill, I'm from Rhode Island.... The Ocean State? And yeah, the crust...I may have overdone it a bit 💩

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11 hours ago, 89AKurt said:

You have done a great job on those!

I haven't really done rust-through, just surface.  Must be because I live in Arizona.

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Wow!!! THAT FORD IS EXCELLENT! Dragged right out of the junkyard! Your bubble top Reminds me of the "Cadet Division" that ran at  "Seekonk Speedway, The Action Track of the East!"

  • That '50 panel is beyond words, Kurt. 👍 I had a feeling this idea would take off. Thank you for joining RUST! I wonder if anyone has built an authentic Demo Derby car?? You know, the winner? The only kit I have that's suitable is my '56 Chrysler 300.....naaah🥴 I do have a built '57 Ford wagon that's already rusty! Hmmmmm......
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OK, bust out the glass, pop the hub caps off, tie a flag on the door post and borrow a helmet! IMG_1652.jpg.31ee62def2c91a6ebe65b13edc0c93e4.jpgI can't believe I missed the rust-out over the headlights! There were two '58s in the family back then. A Custom tudor and a Fairlane convertible. Both of them were rotted out over the headlights and rocker panels. It was expected.IMG_1653.jpg.6520e99445e6117c2aac3ba80db4cbe2.jpg

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Well, I always admire the colleagues who can build such great old and scruffy models! I guess these skills passed me by? Maybe that's why I only build new and top restored cars?
I take my hat off to those skills!

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Nice work Jim!  I especially like the license plate wired on through the rust hole!   Classic!

Kurt brings up an interesting topic...  "Regional Rust".  I come from the New Jersey rust belt so we had the salt rust through. Kurt is from a dry area so he's more surface rust. I've consciously  built both ways, depending on the theme of my model and the plate I'm putting on it!   

It's been said Jersey cars rust from the bottom up, but Arizona cars rust from the top down!    

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