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I had to put a bunch of recent builds and diecasts under glass. So, I needed to rearrange my display shelf. I thought I might show off some past builds or diecast repaints. I will limit each post to six pictures. If anyone has a problem, let me know.

My first collection is AMT Custom/Proshop cars that I detailed and foiled. I loved these kits because when I couldn't paint or had limited time, it gave instant gratification.

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1948 Ford Woody. Nice kit to build but I wasn't to crazy about the chassis and windows.

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1955 Chevy Nomad. Nice looking car. The tailgate/window is kind of fussy.

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1956 Ford Fairlane. Easy build amazing kit for age.

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1957 Chrysler 300. Big beautiful car with great detail.

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1957 Ford Thunderbird. The kit design shows its age but, still looks good.

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1957 Chevy BelAir. I think everyone has built this kit at least once. The extra 409 dispays nice.

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Nice stuff Tim :)

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Some more AMT Custom/pro Shop builds.

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1958 Plymouth Belvedere. Nice to build. Sad the side spear is messed up.

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1958 Edsel Pacer. Great build with nice detail.

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1962 Ford Thunderbird. Nice car great detail.

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1966 Buick Lowrider. HeHe, didn't like the tiny tires, so I used the wheels fom a 65 Galaxie.

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1966 Ford Mustang. Another kit showing its age.

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1967 Chevy Impala SS. I tried to make the modified kit look stock. Wild color.

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I think this is last post for tonight. Have to get up for work in a few hours. I'll continue with more tomorrow.

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1969 Olds Cutlass H/O. Had to make some changes to the prepaint to try and match real car.

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1969 Mercury Cougar Eliminator. Another kit with old disease.

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1971 Dodge Charger. Great results with little hastle.

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1971 Plymouth Duster. Added stock parts. Nice kit to build.

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1971 Plymouth Duster. Slightly different.

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1972 Chevy Chevelle SS. Nice easy build.

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l have always liked the proshop cars for quick build and for my son....

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The saga continues... Tonight I'll add repainted NASCAR diecasts and a few others I built years ago.

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Carl Edwards 2009 #60 Scotts Wild Bird Food/Songbird Fusion. Pretty car built for wife, she loves cardinals. Don't remember decals or color used.

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Travis Kvapil 2008 #28 LaFayette Ford Fusion. I always thought this Fred Lorezen paint scheme. It made a nice clean car. Don't remember decals, but the color is Wimbeldon white.

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Carl Edwards 2004 #99 Superchips F-150. This picture does a lot for these decals. Don't remember where they came from, but they look like a photocopy. Paint is some old Duplicolor bright white.

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Carl Edwards 2005 #99 Scotts Fusion. JWTBM decals? I think the paint is Duplicolor bright white and some Duplicolor engine paint bright green.

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Carl Edwards (see a theme?) 2004 #99 no sponsor Fusion. Crappy who knows decals and black paint.

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Bill Elliott 2009 #21 Motorcraft Fusion. More crappy decals but the paint is original Action, I just removed the pad print.

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Some more NASCAR diecasts and a couple I built.

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Bill Elliott 2008 #21 Little Debbie Fusion. Terrible decals and more original action paint. I bought several Carl Edwards #99 Office Depot Fusions for cheap off the old GoMotorBids. Sure miss those deals.

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Bill Elliott 2006 #00 Burger King Monte Carlo SS. Original Action paint and some decals, I rubbed off the front area and trunk lid pad print and replaced with alternate paint scheme.

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Bill Elliott 2004 #91 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Dodge. JWTBM decals and some red paint.

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Bill Elliott 2004 #91 No sponsor Dodge. JWTBM decals and some red paint.

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Bill Elliott 2003 #9 Coca Cola Dodge dirt car. ebay decals and original white paint

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Bill Elliott (I have nearly a hundred Bill Elliott cars, he's my all time favorite driver). 2003 #9 Dodge Power Days Intrepid. Slixx decals and some red paint.

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More NASCAR. The first one is a diecast the rest are built by me.

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Jimmy Pardue 1964 #54 Burton-Robinson Plymouth. Fred Caddy decals and original Racing Champions paint. The side spear is aluminum speed tape, like they used back in the day.

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Rick Rudd 1994 #10 Tide Thunderbird. First time I used resin piece (nose), I think the decals are Monogram and the paint is neon orange and white.

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Bill Elliott 1992 #9 Budweiser Thunderbird. The only car I ever attempted to detail. Aftermarket decals (of course) and Tru-Match #11 red paint.

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Bill Elliott 1990 #9 CoorsThunderbird. It was nice before I stored it years ago. Clear enamel paint yellowed in non acid-free paper.

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Bill Elliott 1983 #9 Melling Thunderbird. Slixx decals and Testors paint.

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Last post for night.

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Bill Elliott 1982 #9 Melling Thunderbird. Slixx decals and Testors paint.

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Bill Elliott 1982 #9 Mell-Gear Thunderbird. Slixx decals and Testors paint. Side numbers too big. I found out after the build Slixx had a number sheet to correct.

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Bill Elliott 1981 #9 Mell-Gear Thunderbird. Slixx decals and Testors paint. Same number problem.

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Buddy Baker 1973 #15 RC Cola Torino. My dad built the MPC Sta-Power back in the 70's and gave it to me (long gone now). I built this from the Jo-Han kit and Fred Cady decals in the early nineties for him. He past a few years ago, so its back with me. Needs some repair.

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OK, final night of posts. I'll start out with some more Diecast I built or changed and a few models I built.

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Classic Metal Works kit 1961 Chevy Impala. I just added a little detail paint.

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Classic Metal Works kit 1967 Dodge Charger. I just added a little detail paint.

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Revell Bullitt kit 1968 Dodge Charger. I just added a little detail paint.

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Revell Vanishing Point kit 1970 Dodge Challeger. I just added a little detail paint.

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Classic Metal Works kit 1941 Chevy Convertible. I just added a little detail paint.

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Classic Metal Works kit 1967 Pontiac Firebird. I just added a little detail paint.

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Some more diecast kits.

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Testors Lincoln Mint kit 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge. Nicely detailed kit with a little paint and foil.

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Classic Metal Works kit 1966 Pontiac GTO. Nicely detailed kit with a little paint and foil.

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Revell kit 1967 Shelby Mustang GT-500. Nice kit of a rare color Mustang.

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Revell Bullit kit 1968 Ford Mustang. Nice kit of a cool Mustang.

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Testors Ultra Detail kit 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1. Had to make some mods to headlight area and I painted the interior the deluxe style red/black.

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Hawk kit 1970 Ford Torino GT. I think this kits origins are Classic Metal Works, The interior was painted white/black.

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More diecasts and a few built kits

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Testors Lincoln Mint kit 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona. Some issues with the fender vents (too far forward) and wing (too straight up and down). Added a little paint and foil.

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Crown Premiums car George Folmer 1969 Mustang T/A. Stripped the paint off a horrendous H/D diecast and used fred cady decals and I don't know what paint.

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Monogram 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Seville. Beautiful kit. Built right after released (1995) and never had any issues.

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Monogram Tom Daniels Li'l Van most recent reissue. I loved building this little kit.

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AMT Prestige 1965 Lincoln Continental. Built in late 80s, one of the first cars I foiled. The interior detailing is all wrong, I had no reference.

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AMT Styline reissue of 1961 Ford Galaxie. I attempted the look of a Promo. Has Modelhaus Resin wheels and tires.

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The last of the built models and one Funny Car Diecast.

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Revell 1969 Dodge Dart GTS. This is from mid 90s and was a pleasure to build.

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Polar Lights 1966 Batmobile "snap" kit. Great kit that benefits from extra detailing to make it pop.

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Polar Lights 1965 Dodge Coronet "snap" kit. Great kit that looks good with some detailing.

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Polar Lights 1964 Pontiac GTO "snap" kit. Great kit that looks good with some detailing.

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1320 plain white Vega Funny Car. The color is too dark, but I like it. The decals are Slixx and almost impossible to apply.

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Nice portfolio of models, you have great taste in car choices

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