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  1. Impressive detail! I wish my hands were still steady enough to do that kind of work.
  2. Gorgeous! Did the hood hinges come with the kit? I used to find some resin hinges to add when the kit didn't have 'em, but can't seem to find them anymore.
  3. Wow! I'd love to see more details of this project. Truly impressive work!
  4. Looks pretty good. I've never tried a Polar Lights kit. I probably won't.n What about Speedway Decals?
  5. Excellent color. What decals are you going to use?
  6. I'm still fiddling with Louise's Ford. I couldn't get the chassis to line up on the first kit, so I used one from one of the other kits. Now, the stance ain't right. It may just have to do. I'm gonna weather it, maybe a few battle scars.... Here's where I am this weekend:
  7. Hi Greg. I've been into wrecking model cars about as long as I've been building them. Mostly, I use either a soldering torch or a hobby heat gun, then carefully bend the panels. Sometimes I'll take them apart first, then bend the components and put them back together. I've got a page on my website with a few of my more recent ones: http://www.shamblesmodels.com/wrecked.html
  8. Making a little progress on some projects. I'm not happy with the paint on this one. Rather than strip and repaint, I may just do some weathering. That's always fun and forgiving.
  9. Nice work. Opening doors and trunks can be tedious and frustrating. Keep us posted.
  10. Excellent idea, and great job so far. This gift will mean a lot to your dad. I've built hundreds of model cars in my 67 years. Lately, I've been buying some older kits on eBay to restore or make into 1-off early era Nascars. My daughter (my only child) never got into the hobby so it's encouraging to see some young people into it. Keep us posted.
  11. I missed doing dioramas and have limited space in my retirement home, but I started this one. I'll keep y'all posted as I add details:
  12. Interesting concept, like a Mad Max/apocalypse theme. Very nice work and great photos!
  13. Very nice work! My scratch building skills are limited to say the least.
  14. Beautiful work. Perfect stance.
  15. Hey Steve, yeah I got some of those chrome pens recently and they're great! I've tried BMF a few times with not-so-great results. Back in my younger days, I could do almost as good with a small brush but my eyes just ain't that good anymore. I've got a few more Pro Shop kits in my stash but need to finish two or three other builds before starting another one. I've also started on a new diorama. I posted a starting shot in the diorama forum.
  16. You got me motivated, Tom. Thanks. Keep us up to date with photos or your diorama!
  17. Was that a PRO SHOP predecorated kit? i just did one and was impressed with the quality of the detailed parts and decals.
  18. Ain't too much of a fan of NASCAR these days. Only three brands and they're all the same. I miss the good old days when "stock" cars were really stock.
  19. I built quite a few NASCAR kits over the years. Sold 'em all off when I retired, downsized, and moved. Oh well, getting back into building but with limited space now.
  20. Nice build. Love the last era of the "chrome horn" nascars.
  21. Thanks, yall. Yes, the roll bar is resting on the rear arm rests in the photo, but will be shortened to windshield height when I'm done with the painting and glue the tonneau cover to the body. That cover was in the original box with some of the other loose parts so IDK if it came with the kit or not. That old AMT Mercury convertible kit in the bottom photo has a cover, but that kit had the "racing" option.
  22. Hi Tom, we're all gonna enjoy watching your diorama. I just happen to be doing a similar garage diorama with some of the same stuff you've got. I used to do huge, salvage yard dioramas but retired to a much smaller home and ain't got the room: http://www.shamblesmodels.com/dioramas.html
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