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I PRESENT TO YOU... THE SHELF OF DOOM!!!! Its a shelf full of long stalled cars, maybe soon to be kitbashed into something new, maybe soon to collect dust and die.

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44 minutes ago, Gumball said:

I PRESENT TO YOU... THE SHELF OF DOOM!!!! Its a shelf full of long stalled cars, maybe soon to be kitbashed into something new, maybe soon to collect dust and die.

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Great SOD! Looks like you've got several projects that could be kicked through the goalposts without too much trouble. 

Remember, the perfect is the enemy of good enough. A flawed but completed model is better than a stalled project that will never be finished. B)

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This are some of my projects that have been sittin a long time.

First one is the amt 53 ford pick up I chopped and sectionend it and gave it a kustom front and rear end.

Second one is the monogram 40 ford i chopped it and gave it a 46 chevy grille

The last one is a amt 53 chevy convertible it chopped it as wel and gave it a carson style top.

Kind regards from holland. 

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Bought this back in 1997, started building it, then due to work, got out of modelling all together, sold all my unbuilt kits, strangely i kept all my paints and tools,this one somehow found it's way into the attic, and has been up there ever since, totally forgot about it, only found it as we've starting clearing out the attic, I'm going to get it finished.

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I started this about 6 years ago & it still sits on the shelf yelling at me to work on it. I have others but this one yells the loudest.

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Just a few from my shelf of doom. The 48 woody was almost finished and nearing completion when the rear pillers broke so its now sitting in primer, and has been for at least 2 years.

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The delaheye stalled out on some suspension problems caused entirely by myself

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The jaguar is more recent but stalled out for now

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Here some of my long going projects, I do have more of them but these are the ones that I have photographed and uploaded.
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Old Esci/Italeri Land Rover, I started it in 2007 I think.

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Revell 54 Chevy that I have tried to make in to a "stock" looking car. Project stranded some ten or so years ago.

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Old Revell 1:25 VW panel that I started on in ca 2005/2006

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Heller Renault G260 truck, a project I started in 2005. It was almost done and then it fell to the floor and just a month ago I gave the remains away to a friend.

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AMT Auto transporter trailer that I started to convert in to a racecar team hauler. A massive project that stranded several years ago.

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AMT "New tool" 57 Chevy, is going to be the car from the movie Return to Macon County. Is a lot closer to being finished than it was when I shot this but still has a lot of work needed.

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Revells 29 Ford roadster, the project was hot for a short time and then it stalled.

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Back in 2013 I wanted to build the ugliest hot rod I could imagine, with a Nissan inline six and wheels of a Alfa Romeo touring car. It started out as a Revell kit, will most likely never be finished.

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AMTs great 49 Ford, bought as a gluebombfind on Ebay and close to being restored. That was ten years ago and it now sits in a box somewhere.

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Revells 64 Chevy converted to a K10 with a scratchbuilt rowboat and trailer behind it. This one is so close to being done that I can smell the finishline. All it needs is wipers, mirrors, tailgate locks, licenceplates and a little weathering. Will be done by.......who knows.

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Monograms Ford F350 with AMTs Open Road camper. The picture is old and the camper has changed color to silver. The interior is detailed with lots of scratchbuilt items and a couple of figures. I have even built a functioning 1:25 deckchair to be placed on the planned "campers on tour" diorama base I have planned.

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AMTs 78/79 Ford pickup built as a lifted 4x4 flareside. Is going to get flames on the front end from the white to the red. A littlebit is done sometimes but it is not getting done anytime soon.

So that it some of my stalled and abandoned projects. I do have more of them, at the top of my head I can remember these:
64 Dodge limo (two Lindberg kits)
55 Chevy Suburban (Flintstone resin kit)
Scania 143 tanker truck
AMT VW dunebuggy
Tamiya BMW 320 race car (the E21 wide body kit)
Monogram 53 Chevy (first modelcar I built on my own, I started converting it in to a 90s retro two seater sportscoupe ca 1998)
Tamiya Jaguar mkII race car
and there is probably more of them.

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With this thread screaming at us again, my loud list hasn;t changed much ...

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East Coast Rod

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49 Mercury Wagon lifted

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My 2003 Infinity G35 Coupe

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Dad's 56 Kombi

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Enough fo rnow ,,, cause I think I have a NEW one!  eheheh

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A couple of Trabant's, found them while cleaning out the cupboard in the office/hobby room, I put them away while building a few commission builds  and my memory being what it is  totally forgot about them, need to order some Trabant paint from Germany for the saloon, which I'm building as a deluxe(yes,you got two tone paintwork and a fuel gauge) 

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Here is a 1967 Lemans I started about 15 years ago. Dug it out when I read this thread, I also ordered some resin dog dish caps and steel wheels from fireball models , I think it will look good with them!

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Wow, there are some GREAT projects here! This year I've finished two long-stalled projects (20 years or more), plus at least two others that have been on the workbench well over a year--maybe two. Hope to get at least one or two more off the Shelf of Doom before the end of the year. 

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My two oldest, stalled since late '70s and early '80s. '61 Falcon street machine:

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'62 Imperial. Bought the kit in '79 or '80, then bought the real car and started building the kit to look like it, including dull paint and the dent in the rear door from when the previous owner scraped her house trailer:

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Real thing:

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Two of many. 37 sedan, just kinda lost interest at the time, and my attempt improving the wagon rod. Put the chassis in the wrong box and haven't found it since. Both will be finished someday.

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20 hours ago, ChrisBcritter said:

My two oldest, stalled since late '70s and early '80s. '61 Falcon street machine:

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Love the Falcon, I have a few that look a lot like that.   I had the famous  "Elusive Falcon Box".   It was a shoe box full of that era Falcons, Rancheros and associated parts that literally disappeared!  It became a running joke at my club.  I thought it had gotten thrown out for sure, and I'd never see it again. Literally gone missing for something like 10 years. But what happens?  When I was moving, I emptied out the model closet and the bottom shoe box was marked "Matchbox Cars".  Upon lifting it I realized it wasn't heavy enough... and lo and behold... there were the Falcons!   It turns out that the box was marked "Falcons" on the opposite end, facing the wall.

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Here's a couple '69 Chevies in Fathom Green that have been stalled for a while. I must have painted the Nova sometime before mid-2013, because I bought this computer in mid-2013 and this pic was in the files of the old one. It's Model Master paint. The Camaro was painted in the early '90s with Model Car World paint. I really should try to kick at least one of these through the goalposts before the end of this year. 

Hey, maybe we can get up a "Drag One Off Your Shelf of Doom and FINISH IT 2018" challenge? We have two months left in this year....

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Come to think of it, I need to drag this '66 Skylark restoration (also last worked on about 2013) across the finish line, too....

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mmm, Skylark :wub: - Snake, do you think AMT got the track a bit narrow on that kit? The builtups I've seen always look like that to me.

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On ‎23‎.‎08‎.‎2018 at 6:57 PM, Gramps46 said:

1/24 Bartoletti Cobra Transporter

Literally and figuratively my biggest stalled project.  Brizio sent me some graphics so I have no more excuses.  

Mike Sells made the body and I added a chassis from an American Lafrance ladder truck.  Got to get it done, it has been too many years gathering dust.

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Wow! This one i like to see when ist done. Amazing!

...and my winner is...

On ‎25‎.‎08‎.‎2018 at 12:52 PM, GerN said:

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I have 50+ unfinished models; I do a little more on them as time accelerates by me.  Here's a sample:

AMAZING! Man, These are creative builds!

 

 

On ‎29‎.‎08‎.‎2018 at 9:06 PM, gasser59 said:

Another stalled one is this replica of a '59 Chevy Scout Truck that went through the African continent in '59 and '60 as part of an Airstream caravan. I'm so close, I just gotta get it done.

 

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very nice! work on please!

 

 

On ‎20‎.‎10‎.‎2018 at 12:55 PM, Superbird McMonte said:

My stalled Corvette Summer project. So close now, I should get it done!

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Interesting Stuff in the Background

 

This is a crazy thread...make me think about my Long stalled models...have to go to my workbench to look at, what is waiting for finishing...

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OK. I'll play. Sorry I can't go back 10 years as requested by Tom. I've only been building again since 2011 or '12.

Based on the AMT '40 Ford Sedan...

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Based on the Revell snapper '34 Ford...

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Based on the AMT '25 T...

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Based on the Revell '37 Ford pickup, building into a much more accurate '38 than the kit builds, and going for this...   Image result for ace-garageguy 40 ford

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Based on the Revell 2009 Challenger...

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Based on the Monogram Orange Hauler...

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Revell '37 Ford slantback, chopped, on a narrowed and stretched C5 frame, with a modular Ford 4.6...

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Ferrari Boxer-powered '34 Ford pickup...

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'61 Dodge Phoenix custom roadster...

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AMT '34 Ford 5W chopped, tube-frame, DeSoto-powered drag car...

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Mustang Mach III/Stingray III mid-engined mashup...

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Predicta II: Viper/T-bird mashup...

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Widebody 1/12 240Z...

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'58 Corvette on C5 chassis...

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9 minutes ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

OK. I'll play. Sorry I can't go back 10 years as requested by Tom. I've only been building again since 2011 or '12.

Based on the AMT '40 Ford Sedan...

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Based on the Revell snapper '34 Ford...

 

Based on the AMT '25 T...

 

Based on the Revell '37 Ford pickup, building into a much more accurate '38 than the kit builds, and going for this...  

 

Based on the Revell 2009 Challenger...

 

Based on the Monogram Orange Hauler...

 

Revell '37 Ford slantback, chopped, on a narrowed and stretched C5 frame, with a modular Ford 4.6...

 

 

 

Ferrari Boxer-powered '34 Ford pickup...

 

'61 Dodge Phoenix custom roadster...

 

AMT '34 Ford 5W chopped, tube-frame, DeSoto-powered drag car...

 

Mustang Mach III/Stingray III mid-engined mashup...

 

Predicta II: Viper/T-bird mashup...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pesonally I'd love to see the 40 finished. The lines just flow better than the others to me (but i like the modernised rods more than traditional style)

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1 hour ago, stitchdup said:

Pesonally I'd love to see the 40 finished. The lines just flow better than the others to me (but i like the modernised rods more than traditional style)

The '09 Challenger looks like it would be easiest to kick through the goalposts by the end of the year. Take the challenge (no pun intended) and GITTER DONE! B)

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There’s lots of really cool builds in this thread.  That school bus is so cool and the wagon rod and 37 ford sedan. Some inspiring stuff for sure! 

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