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Hi MCM,

I recently got back into model cars since my other hobbies are getting too expensive and I'm trying to get out of debt. Not to mention it's a fun hobby and I've had a few models "sitting around" for a while so I decided, why not?

I recently finished my first kit as a "born again" modeller- a Tamiya Mini Cooper. I also just started on my next creation: a Monogram 1955 Ford F-100. Next up after that is likely an older AMT '53 Studebaker.

I mostly like building customs and hot rods, and also have a soft spot for small older European cars (like Mini Coopers and Fiat 500s). I almost never build anything box stock (my Mini Cooper is an exception). With my current model I plan to try my hand at using bare metal foil for the first time. Wish me luck!

I reside in the Milwaukee area, and have a first-generation RX7 and a '66 Plymouth Belvedere 4-door for my summer cars. My other hobbies include target and skeet shooting, and playing PC shooter games (Battlefield 3!).

Anyway enough with the boring talk, here's some pics.

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And remember what I said about not building box stock? Well here's the motor for my F-100, with a supercharger from a '55 Chevy kit (just need to find a pair of velocity stacks for it).

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Welcome back, James. Nice looking build you posted.

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Welcome to the forum James..

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