My older builds

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Hello! I just took some outdoor pictures from my older builds, and I would like to post a few pics. It was only under 10 celsius degrees outside so it wasn't so funny to take these pics.

My first model ever was '60 Ford Starliner. I built it stock and basis was AMT's kit. That kit was great, and I'll buy it again some day... Car is painted by brush and 'cause it's my first model ever, there are no details all around. I built this in age of six, so it's seven years ago.

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My second model was '59 Fairlane, but I have only one picture from it, I post it later. But my third model was '58 Plymouth Belvedere, it's built from AMT kit, if I remember correctly. It's also painted by brush and wow, two tone colour on it... :D No details added to this one... It was great kit too!

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Then I built '99 Silverado Pickup... It's quite new car and it's not so interesting than my others but it's painted by brush as others and this was very great model when built. Kit was good too...

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I thaught, it was time to build something else... So I built Revell '71 Plymouth GTX. I used decals from '57 Fairlane kit, 9'' slicks are from Fairlane kit and I raised that rearend a bit. Now it looks like mix of NASCAR and Drag Race car... But I was happy with it. It's paited with a brush...

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More comes tomorrow, comments and questions welcome, and I try to answer. But now, good night!

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not bad for painting with a brush, have you sprayed any of your models yet. keep up the good work

cheers

mat

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Pick up is sweet,nice collection.

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I have painted these older models with brush, not all of them. I painthed just a few models after these one with brush and then it was time to move on and use spray paints... Just a few weeks ago I painted '57 Nomad with spray gun (Badger 250). Thank you for comments, I'll post more of my old builds later tomorrow, when I come back from school...

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Ok, now it's coming some more... After the GTX I bought '66 Chevrolet Malibu Flip Nose wich is new version of Monogram's old model. Was it called ''Malibu SM''? However, this is painted by brush again and I have changed the wheels and tires, they are from Monogram '70 Chevelle. I left that scoop away and I put some sponsor-decals to it. Engine is 427 Big Block Chevy, it's straight from the box and interior has no modification either. Chassis is that, what comes with the kit. It was quite good model but now, many many years later, I think, I would make that Flip Nose working..

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And after Malibu was built, I bought other new release from old Monogram's kit... This time it was '55 Chevy Gasser, wich was ''BadMan'' originally... This is PAINTED BY SPRAY CAN!!! So, it's my first model painted with spray can and it went quite well. This kit is not so good, because engine is too small, not meaning cubic inches. I mean that it's looking way too small on there... Chassis was pretty good and that front axle system looks pretty good so now I bought BadMan's front axle to '57 Nomad, wich will be finished soon. This one is not one of my best ones, but I like the style of this build.

And yes, it's matt black. :lol:

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Scoop is from '66 Malibu...

After Bel Air I build '32 Ford with 302'' and blower but it felt to floor and now I'm working it again.

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After Ford, I built '67 Chevrolet Chevelle Pro Street. It's Revell's kit and that kit is worth buying. It's very good and there are lots of useful stuff, if you want to buy it for spare parts. This is painted by brush, because I just didn't find a good colour on it. Paint is Humbroll Metallic blue, and that's not a good paintjob. My brush was very very bad... But anyway, engine is 396'' with blower. Blower is from Monogram '70 Chevelle and I left wheelie bars away. Othervise it is box stock build and it's very good kit!!!

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After this Chevelle I built '72 Nova Pro Stock but I have to go and take pictures from it later, so I'll post it later...

Then I built '64 Pontiac GTO. It's Revell's kit and that kit is pretty good too... It has 455'' Big Block and Hillborn fuel injection system is from '57 Fairlane... Interior is built stock and this is pretty simple model, don't mean the kit! Wheels and tires are looking good, I think. Painted by spray gun and it has few coats of clear on it. I'm pretty happy with this model, all body trim is painted by Revell Enamel colours...

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More comes tomorrow, comments and questions are very welcome!

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Here are pictures from the Nova. It's built after that '67 Chevelle and before '64 GTO. It's AMT's Pro Stock kit. That kit is quite simple, chassis is not good and interior... Not so good either. Engine choices are 350''SBC or 454''BBC. I put 454 into this and tunnel ram manifold is from the box. Those front tires are not perfect, rear tires are from the kit too. Kit had only Gragar 5 spoke wheels, or original and I wanted to put Centerline wheels to it. Painted by spray.

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After '64 GTO, I built '71 Plymouth Duster FC. It's the "Cop Out Duster" from Revell, originally from Monogram. I left Police lights and decals away from it, there is now detailing parts used, painted by spray can but it went quite wrong...

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After Duster I built "Twister Vega". It's AMT's kit and I didn't put all of the decals, came with the kit. This kit has a bad chassis, everything is molded to one piece. Engine is way too small, I've said this before, but I say it again: In 1:1 '79 Skyhawk (in the garage too) there is performer manifold from Edelbrock and as low air cleaner as possible. That combination fits just under the hood, but it's very very close. This Vega (both are H-Bodys) has Big Block Chevy with blower and no scoop needed. Kit has scoop, but it's a part wich the kit does not need... Painted by spraycan.

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After Vega, I built '55 Ford pickup for a gasser style, but now years later, front suspension has broke down a bit and not frontend is much lower than it was. But this is NOT a "Basic Farmtruck", because under the hood, there is 351'' Cobra Jet with Blower. This kit had originally Vortech Supercharger, but it was too modern. Wheels and tires were looking funny= low profile tires with big wheels so I changed them. It's quite fast build. No details, painted with spraycan.

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Ohio plates. :lol:

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More on the next post... It comes tomorrow.

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Had no time for post more pictures yesterday, but here comes!

After Ford Pickup, I bought very interesting kit from '63 Chevrolet Chevy II. It's AMT's Altered wheelbase kit, wich is not so good. There are no vinyl tires, as usual they must be painted! Chassis piece is too short, I mean there leaves a big hole to the back... Engine is a little simple, there are no details at all. Interior is quite good, there comes awesome looking bucket seats and so on. Body looks cool and some day I buy this again and built it to '66 Nova's chassis wich is much better than this. It's painted by spray can and there are no detail parts used...

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After AWB racer I built '71 Buick GSX. It's "Revell Muscle" kit and that kit is very good. There is an option: You can build a stock version or street machine version with Tunnel Ram- manifold. I built it like street machine, there are original wheels and tires, hole on the hood and there comes manifold, carburetors and air cleaners. It's painted by spray can. Decals are in quite bad shape right now, after many years...

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Something went wrong with the clear... :D

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Then I built Jo-Han kit from '69 Rambler American. This is one of the best Jo-Han kit's, I have seen but there is still lots and lots of work if you want to get it look like 1:1 car... I built added plug wires to that 390'' engine and changed the rear axle, and all tires and wheels. It's built to look like Super Stocker and that's why I made all those modifications. Battery is in the trunk. It's painted by spray can and it has decals from many of old model kits. It has a few coats of clear on it and this was the first model ever, wich I get to model car show. That was new and amazing to me.

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Now I have to go back to the bench. More comes tomorrow! (Or later today, let's see.)

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Great models! Are you working on anything currently?

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Thank you, James! Now I have about 20-30 projects and just finished that '32 Ford. Hope I can post more today, but let's see if I have time for it.

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You've got some nice rides there. Keep up the good work.

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Those are some really good builds, it's nice to see how your skills have progressed with each one.

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Way to go, Niko. Building models is fun!

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Niko.......very nice collection.......you have alot of nice builds.....looking forward to your new Ranchargers dragster.

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Thank you for comments! It's nice to hear kind words, thank you! Yes it's fun and that's why I have lots of these... And for John, that Ramchargers dragster comes on the next week, maybe on monday from Modelexpress, maybe I should post some project pictures from it... And thank you for reminding that I must post more of these older builds soon!

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Sorry of this loooong break of posting these pictures...After Rambler, I built '57 Flip Nose Vette, but I haven't pics of it yet, I post it later.

After '57 Vette, I built '78 Pontiac Firebird. It's Revell kit. Quite good quality, but some fit issues, not too bad. Painted with spray can, engine is 455" but I did not put any wires, hoses etc for it, this kit is also built box stock. Well, maybe I added some decals but otherwise... Great kit, car is nice and there are lots of useful parts in the kit. I'm happy, how this one came out, it looks good to me like how it is right now.

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I love all your models. Great Job! I'm glad to see that there is more younger people on here our age than I thought.

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Thank you, Cole! Now I have pics of my Corvette, it's built from MPC '57 Flip Nose Vette kit. That kit is bad quality, parts are quite bad and thay don't fit well. Engine is too small, it should be much bigger so it should look like real. Flip Nose in this kit didn't work... Well, here are pics for you, it's painted by spray can and no any big details added, because the kit was so bad...

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So this Corvette is built right after '69 Rambler American and before '78 Firebird. I'll post more of these today, when I get the pictures... :lol:

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53 ford pickup is my favorite. you have some good builds there!!

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From these, I have posted so far, it is the best one... But here comes one which is maybe better. And that Pickup is '55 B) . After Firebird, I built '66 Oldsmobile 442 W30. That's AMT's kit, which is good quality, but the generator won't fit under the hood... Otherwise it's great kit. There are no any plug wires etc. but I bought MCG photo etch- set for this one, and those little metal logos are lookin' good. It's painted by spray can and there is no clear on it. It's built like StreetMachine, I changed the manifold, carburetor and air cleaner, also rear tires are bit larger than the original ones.

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:) Lookin Good !seems the more yu do the better they Look !Keep up good work!!!

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Thanx, Floyd! After '66 Olds, I built '64 Impala Mild Custom. It has 327"SBC. I put spark plug wires to that engine. Interior is upholstered, it wasn't too easy job to do (many years ago), but it's looking pretty good. I had problems with paint, I painted it with... Is that turqoise, but paintjob wasn't good so I painted other coat of that color. Then it looked okay, but after clear, paintjob looked like satin. The top and hood are glossy, but other body is satin. Hubcaps are from '56 Chevy, I think... It's Revell's Lowrider kit, that's great quality, really worth buying and building.

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