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My Class of 2012 builds

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I see a lot of members are posting what they accomplished in the past year so I thought I'd do the same. This group will give you some idea of my style(s) of building. I built some new on the market kits, some original old annual kits, some resin trans kits & some rebuilds of cars I found on Ebay. I ended the year with 23 total builds so I will be posting their photos in three posts...in no particular order. I hope you enjoy.

1. 1966 Impala SS convertible - AMT original annual

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2. Toyota Hiace Van

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3. 1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang - pre painted body

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4. 1963 Ford Galaxie 500XL convertible - restoration of original annual

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5. 1971 Ford Mustang Mach I - pre painted body

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6. 1966 Mercury Park Lane - restoration of original annual

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7. 1963 Chevy Bel Air - R & R Resin kit

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8. 1968 Pontiac Firebird 400 - New Revell kit

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9. 1967 Chevy Impala SS Wagon - R & R Resin kit

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10. 1965 Dodge Coronet 500 convertible pre painted body / clearcoated with HOK clear.

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Second set of photos:

11. 194 Chevy Impala SS convertible - Original AMT annual

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12. 1963 Chevy Impala SS - New Revell kit

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13. Ala Kart Show Rod

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14. 1963 Chevy Corvette Roadster - AMT Prestige kit

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15. Lincoln Futura Concept Show Car

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16. 1958 Chevy Impala Sport Coupe

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17. 1964 Chevy El Camino - AMT original annual Restoration

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18. 1958 Plymouth Sport Fury - Resin kit

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19. 1963 Chevy Impala Station Wagon - R & R Resin kit

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20. 1964 Pontiac GTO Coupe - pre painted body / clearcoated with HOK clear

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Third & last set of photos:

21. 1962 Pontiac Bonneville convertible - AMT original annual

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22. 1932 Ford Highboy

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23. 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix - MPC original annual

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wow- nice shiny builds

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Love that '62 Bonnie. Very nice models.

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WOW Ron!!!

23 builds in one year? You've been a busy boy! And they're all great!

The '67 wagon is my personal fav, I've gotta get one & convert to a '68 someday...

Who made the '58 Fury resin kit?

Thanks for sharing these super-nice builds, congrats on a productive year! B)

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Ooooo . . . You got my attention with the '66 SS convertible ! ! Beautiful ! They all are great looking builds and your attention to detail ( like the dash and fuel cap on the Vette roadster ) is excellent .

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Every build, has an excellent paint finish, all well foiled and detailed. Beautiful models....

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Thank you guys, I really appreciate your comments! When I decided to do a "year in review" I had no idea how many builds I had done & was very surprised that I finished 23 of them. I hope you liked my selections as I try to change things up now & then, trying to avoid burn out. I've got a lot of builds planned for 2013 so you will be seeing plenty of posts from me in the coming months. Right now on my work bench I have an original 1960 Impala convertible rebuilder, a 98 Saleen Mustang & a 70 Dodge Super Bee.

Jeff, the 58 Sport Fury I believe was from Art Anderson at All American, if I'm not mistaken. I was buying loads of stuff from him back in the late 80's & early 90's. I had actually started that build many years ago & had it painted way back then. It got put on the back burner until last year when I found it stuffed away in it's original box. On the subject of the 68 Chevy wagon...I've seen one on Ebay from R & R Resin, just haven't stepped up to buy one yet. I want to convert one to an Estate Wagon to replicate the car I took my driving test in when I was 16. One of these days...

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Great builds all. Didn't see a bad one in the bunch. Makes me wish AMT would re-issue those kits for us old guys who built them as kids.

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Thanks Terry. I almost would prefer Revell to do the reissues anymore as they have really stepped up to the plate & improved their game. AMT seems to reissue with no upgrading where Revell is doing all new tooling, like on their 63 Impala. Very nice kit with a lot of detail. When I was a kid I really didn't like Revell at all. their kits were bad fitting & not proportioned correctly & a general pain in the rear to build. Not so much these days. Maybe the merger with Monogram was just what they needed.

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Great builds Ron, well done

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WOW Ron!!!

23 builds in one year? You've been a busy boy! And they're all great!

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Thanks for sharing these super-nice builds, congrats on a productive year! B)

I agree!

I love your Futura and 58 Impala.

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You do excellent work!!!!!!

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nice paint...

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Beautiful work!! paint is top notch!!

-jason

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You had an excellent year! A man after my own heart with all the Impalas.

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wow. you must have pushed out a lot of model expecting the world to end or something. they are all nice. you should be proud of your self

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you sir are an excellent builder, that is a impressive collection

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Very nice builds!!

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Excellent builds! It's good to see the old AMT annuals being saved. Nice work on all the builds!

Sam

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Thanks guys, I appreciate all the nice comments. I will be posting more photos of these builds so you can see some other angles.

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Question, what wheels are those on the Firebird? That thing has my eye. Love it, although all are great.

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WOW you are a building mashine ! Plus...look at that paint work !

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Thanks guys...I'm glad you like my work. Mike, the wheels on the 68 Firebird are Chrome T's from Pegasus (19").

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