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My wife and I were on a two year motor home trip and she suggested I get a hobby. I jokingly told her I used to build car models when I was a kid. She thought it was a good idea, I didn’t, paint, glue, smell, mess ect. She insisted it would be okay so I purchased a ‘68 Dart from the local Hobby Lobby along with some paint and glue. Everything was brush painted. Decals were a bit stressful and I had some fit issues, just like when I was a kid. Unfortunately, the car went through the crusher, also known as slide outs, along with a Christine I had just finished. I managed to save the wheels and tires which I later used on an Edsel. After returning home I discovered the world of aftermarket decals and websites like this one and have become totally 85A0744B-45D0-44D4-A0E5-73D3DA1071B5.thumb.jpeg.62fdefba625bea81f0b4df3cb45fdfe7.jpeg5450A8C1-A649-4668-A9A9-12E2E24A231A.thumb.jpeg.a448becd8a571500e1dc608c84e4e1ef.jpeg05E54F85-0E1A-4326-A3C1-6144A9FA65CC.thumb.jpeg.838d50b701e7a6d43b579906bc31c75c.jpeg41102596-5D1A-4B0E-84DD-C15CEFAD0761.thumb.jpeg.b681decd21aaec819af88f0dbb975f60.jpeghooked again. My eyes aren’t like they used to be and my fingers don’t always co-operate so I don’t do any fine detailing, but I’m sure having fun again.

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1 hour ago, Vic Florie said:

Not quite sure what you mean by slide outs.

Sides and back of our motor home slide out to give you more interior space, slide them back in before you travel, that’s when the crushing happened.

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Great job Dave! I'm like you - - - years away from the hobby, eyes and fingers don't work like they used to, but the fun is still the same! BTW; get a set of cheap jeweller's magnifiers, and the fun gets magnified 3x :) 1071954722_Screenshot2022-10-04192126.jpg.b73f1cff057c356ae57bbcc0139b473a.jpg

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Not bad at all, especially coming from such a long pause. Quite good, really. The Edsel is very handsome in those colors, and the Cragar wheels look perfectly at home on it. Well done!

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On 9/21/2022 at 7:09 PM, Horrorshow said:

My wife and I were on a two year motor home trip and she suggested I get a hobby. I jokingly told her I used to build car models when I was a kid. She thought it was a good idea, I didn’t, paint, glue, smell, mess ect. She insisted it would be okay so I purchased a ‘68 Dart from the local Hobby Lobby along with some paint and glue. Everything was brush painted. Decals were a bit stressful and I had some fit issues, just like when I was a kid. Unfortunately, the car went through the crusher, also known as slide outs, along with a Christine I had just finished. I managed to save the wheels and tires which I later used on an Edsel. After returning home I discovered the world of aftermarket decals and websites like this one and have become totally 85A0744B-45D0-44D4-A0E5-73D3DA1071B5.thumb.jpeg.62fdefba625bea81f0b4df3cb45fdfe7.jpeg5450A8C1-A649-4668-A9A9-12E2E24A231A.thumb.jpeg.a448becd8a571500e1dc608c84e4e1ef.jpeg05E54F85-0E1A-4326-A3C1-6144A9FA65CC.thumb.jpeg.838d50b701e7a6d43b579906bc31c75c.jpeg41102596-5D1A-4B0E-84DD-C15CEFAD0761.thumb.jpeg.b681decd21aaec819af88f0dbb975f60.jpeg

Just saw your thread here David.  Welcome back. I re-started in the hobby a few years ago when I was 70 years old.

Looking at the Dart, one would not think it was brush painted. Nice work on all of them.

 

 

 

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