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What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

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17 minutes ago, Rob Hall said:

Of the earlier ones, I have a resin '59 ht, a rough '60 ht (roof broken off), a couple '60 wagons, a resin '60 4dr Savoy, and the '80s issues of the '62-64s. 

My '59 was an X-EL re-issue with a resin interior.

The '60 was a nice re-builder & the '61 was a pristine unbuilt.

My '62 is a "USA Oldies" convertible & the '63 is the re-issued hardtop

The '64-'67 kits are all original "flat box" kits, all in very nice condition.

I started the '65 some time back, but it stalled because it needs a re-paint.

 

I'm also pretty excited to have an example of the Johan & MPC Dodge Custom Royal, Dart, Polara & Monaco kits from 1959-1966, as well as the Johan Chrysler Newyorkers & 300s from 1960-1968.

I'm pretty much "full up" on Mopars! :P

Now, hopefully I live long enough to finish them all! :rolleyes:

 

 

Steve

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2 minutes ago, oter11 said:

got these rebuilders today,59 and 64 Buick,and 62 ford

Nice stuff!!

That '59 looks like top notch condition!

They all look like pretty easy restorations.

I love to see that people are still interested in these great old annuals!

 

 

Steve

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I do love Mopars of all sorts.. have the MPC '65-66s, a resin '67 Monaco, the Johan '59-60 Dodges, Johan '62 & '63 Chrysler 300 ht, Revell '62 Newport convertible, Johan '62-64 Dodges, Johan '65 Chrysler 300ht & convertible, Johan '67 and '68 Chrysler 300 ht & convertible, and some Modelhaus resin '57-62 full size.  For some reason, the '61s have escaped me so far...

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2 minutes ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

 

I love to see that people are still interested in these great old annuals!

 

As much as I love new releases from Aoshima, Tamiya, Revell, Moebius, etc, I really love scoring old rebuildable annuals...

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1 hour ago, Rob Hall said:

I do love Mopars of all sorts.. have the MPC '65-66s, a resin '67 Monaco, the Johan '59-60 Dodges, Johan '62 & '63 Chrysler 300 ht, Revell '62 Newport convertible, Johan '62-64 Dodges, Johan '65 Chrysler 300ht & convertible, Johan '67 and '68 Chrysler 300 ht & convertible, and some Modelhaus resin '57-62 full size.  For some reason, the '61s have escaped me so far...

The '61s can be some very tough ones to find.

Plus you have to set aside your sense of aesthetics to really love a '61 Mopar! :D

Lucky for me, I really like ugly cars!

 

Steve

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1 hour ago, Rob Hall said:

As much as I love new releases from Aoshima, Tamiya, Revell, Moebius, etc, I really love scoring old rebuildable annuals...

Agreed!

There's something about digging up a really nice old kit like your '68 Fury that makes the heart race a little.

And I can guarantee you, if you love this type of car like I do, you are going to be sorely disappointed by the modern kit makers if your waiting for any new tools.

I feel fairly confident in saying that if you want a '68 Plymouth Fury model kit, this will probably be your only option in our life times.

There will be no shortage of Camaros & '57 Chevies!

 

Steve

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Between this month and last month I've added to my 1950's car collection for the year 1954.  I picked up a '54 Buick promo, a '54 Corvette diecast, a '54 Mercury resin kit from Hendrix, a '54 Plymouth promo, and a '54 Studebaker promo (all at reasonable prices on EBAY.)  I already had a '54 Cadillac diecast, a '54 Chevy diecast, a '54 Dodge resin kit, and a Moebius '54 Hudson kit.  Now all I have to do is either build or rebuild them.  I'm on the lookout for a decent '54 Pontiac.

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4 hours ago, Rob Hall said:

Mail call today.  Moebius California Flash 65 Belvedere, AMT Bobby Allison Monte Carlo, and a restorable Johan 68 Plymouth Sport Fury. 

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Not into that car at all, but that's a lovely score. Very rebuildable and better yet looks to be fairly complete. Congratulations! 

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6 minutes ago, Snake45 said:

Not into that car at all, but that's a lovely score. Very rebuildable and better yet looks to be fairly complete. Congratulations! 

You're right Snake.

It's a bit "grocery getter" & stodgy in appearance, but I think it can just barely pull off that "muscle car" vibe in the right circumstances.

 

Steve

 

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Today a parcel arrived. Inside was this:
 
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And a box:
 
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This was due to me having found this on eBay:
 
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Now, it's always risky to buy such "restorers", since you never know what they hide and whether they are still fairly complete.
But it's the only way I can afford those old annuals. Also, I couldn't bring myself towards building a minter.
 
This time, I was lucky again:
 
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Apart from one wheel cover, all parts to build it stock are still present.
Even the instructions and decals are still there:
 
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Teaser:
 
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Mock up:
 
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The worst damage is some glue spots where the fender skirts were attached, an easy fix.

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Fresh from Hobbylink Japan. Fujimi Porsche 911 Turbo RSR. Finally a decent kit of the car that was used to develop the road going 911 turbo. It finished second at the 1974 24hrs of Lemans.

 

 

 

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Well boyz N girlz,santa had an accident earlier - his head jumped out at my club...
Pacer wagon.
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MK1 Ford cortina in resin..
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Some turbos for the Vicky.
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13 hours ago, 935k3 said:

Fresh from Hobbylink Japan. Fujimi Porsche 911 Turbo RSR. Finally a decent kit of the car that was used to develop the road going 911 turbo. It finished second at the 1974 24hrs of Lemans.

 

 

 

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Typically I'm not an import car builder. BUT, I have always REALLY liked those cars. I just might have to consider one of these for the stash

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The mailman dropped these off yesterday. 

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On ‎12‎/‎15‎/‎2017 at 5:25 PM, Junkman said:

Today a parcel arrived. Inside was this:
 
25210999338_83991e909b_b.jpg
 
And a box:
 
38367591714_919d291745_b.jpg
 
38367590374_b4e35a6de4_b.jpg
 
27299755429_0072bd2d91_b.jpg
 
 
This was due to me having found this on eBay:
 
39046801262_5e3330eb6f_h.jpg
 
38367643504_92661001bf_h.jpg
 
 
Now, it's always risky to buy such "restorers", since you never know what they hide and whether they are still fairly complete.
But it's the only way I can afford those old annuals. Also, I couldn't bring myself towards building a minter.
 
This time, I was lucky again:
 
25211003668_684ffab7be_b.jpg
 
Apart from one wheel cover, all parts to build it stock are still present.
Even the instructions and decals are still there:
 
38195922155_939232095a_b.jpg
 
 
Teaser:
 
25211001638_06ffe17e85_b.jpg
 
 
 
Mock up:
 
39077376651_c5f8e53628_b.jpg
 
25210998008_4e661a100e_b.jpg
 
 
The worst damage is some glue spots where the fender skirts were attached, an easy fix.

That cleaned up nice. Are you going to replace the "B" pillars?  I have one in my collection to restore. I have yet to strip the paint off of it, but it does not look too bad. Yours looks great.

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3 minutes ago, Ron Hamilton said:

That cleaned up nice. Are you going to replace the "B" pillars?  I have one in my collection to restore. I have yet to strip the paint off of it, but it does not look too bad. Yours looks great.

If you're not going to restore it factory stock, I think that I would leave out the B-pillars.

Looks kind of nice as a hard top.

 

Steve

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I agree that the Comet does look nice as a hardtop, but I would also remove the rest of the window frames. I have a '63 Pontiac Lemans 2 Door. I removed the B' Pillars on it to do a hardtop, only to find out later that Pontiac did not offer a hardtop, but Buick and Oldsmobile did. I may not put the Pillars back, as I think it looks better on that car.

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I went to our club meeting today, and picked up the following:

Mobius/Model King '65 Plymouth  "California Flash"

Revell 1969 Corvette Yenko Coupe

Revell 1970 Ford Torino Sportsroof

An AMT 1967 Falcon Body to restore.

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48 minutes ago, Ron Hamilton said:

I agree that the Comet does look nice as a hardtop, but I would also remove the rest of the window frames. I have a '63 Pontiac Lemans 2 Door. I removed the B' Pillars on it to do a hardtop, only to find out later that Pontiac did not offer a hardtop, but Buick and Oldsmobile did. I may not put the Pillars back, as I think it looks better on that car.

I agree, if you leave out the pillars, the rest of the frames need to go too.

 

Steve

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1 hour ago, Ron Hamilton said:

That cleaned up nice. Are you going to replace the "B" pillars?  I have one in my collection to restore. I have yet to strip the paint off of it, but it does not look too bad. Yours looks great.

 

1 hour ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

If you're not going to restore it factory stock, I think that I would leave out the B-pillars.

Looks kind of nice as a hard top.

 

Steve

 

Yes, the b pillars will be reinstalled.

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