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  1. This is just one Nascar project, but got a couple of kits to experiment. Back then, some left the chrome trim on, some removed it. I tried grinding off all of the trim then using putty to smooth it over. I'm still working on that.

  2. NASCAR has gotten pretty boring lately. I loved it back in the 50s, 60, and 70s when they were still "stock" cars. I'm enjoying researching the old stock car drivers and my goal is to make models of some of them that the model kit makers didn't.  This a Buc Baker project. On hold until i get my new model room set up.



  3. On 5/21/2019 at 11:32 PM, mikemodeler said:

    Hobby primers are packaged in smaller cans and therefore cost more per ounce. As with any paint, light coats are easier to deal with than one heavy coat. Trial and error will help you learn how to apply primer and determine which one works best for you.

    On a side note, if you haven't already discovered, some of the Ace Hardware stores in the Waukegan area have models and supplies. I grew up there years ago and remember when there were hobby shops and models could be found EVERYWHERE in town!


    Yeah I rememember those days. And, I recently discovered that Ace had some hobby paint and supplies. Not quite a Hobby Lobby, but some basic paints and stuff.

  4. I've built literally hundreds of model cars over the decades. Some didn't turn out too well so, well... they crashed. Wrecking models got to be a competition between me and my late, younger brother who was also an avid model builder and collector. If a build didn't suit us, we'd crash it and see who could make the most realistic-looking wreck. Here's one of my later attempts. I used a thick foil to make the deck lid so it would bend at sharp angles like sheet metal does. It's difficult to get plastic to do that. Making realistic-looking flat tires is also difficult. I've got more if y'all are interested in seeing them.


    flat tires.jpg




  5. I tried posting this the other day, but don't see it on here. So, I'm gonna post it again. Forgive me if I'm repeating myself. This is a build I did back in my younger days when I didn't even need glasses and there were no pad printed tires.

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  6. Man, you're a prolific builder! I used to build 1 or 2 a week in my younger days. It's all I could afford to do and kits were relatively cheap back in those days. I sort of had an assembly line set up with 3 or 4 or models going at one time.

  7. I've never seen that model before, and I've been building kits since the late 50s. There was an old doctor that lived across the street when I was growing up. He always had Ramblers and I remember one he had that was very similar to this.

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