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  1. I'm finally ready to start bulding this LOTG rattesnake kit. I mostly build model cars so this is a very different "finish" than what I'm used to. What type of paints would those that have built this type of thing recommend? Vallejo acrylics???   Ooops, I should have posted this in the model building questions and answers forum!



  2. 32 minutes ago, disconovaman said:

    1976 Nova Hatchback 30X original miles. Here's the model I built of it and the Matchbox I painted to match it.




    My first new car was a light blue, 2 door '78 Nova. Wish I had some good pics of it. Your 1:1 looks to be in great condition!


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  3. I've been away from modeling for about 18 months now while I mechanically and cosmetically "re-habbed" a 1:1 Triumph TR7. I started building the Porsche "Junior" tractor last week and just finished it up today. Not my best work. I built the Bug about 5 years ago. Both are the Revell kits at 1:24 scale. Not sure what happened to the Porsche Diesel decal on the left side and the plate on the front, they were on there this afternoon. Thought it would be fun to photograph them together.





  4. And my very first car was a 4-door '65 Galaxie 500 that I bought from my parents. I have a pic of it somewhere but can't locate it.  When I first got back into modeling about 10 years ago I built this 2-door '66 Galaxie in the same colors as the 1:1. (I didn't take good pics back then!)



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  5. Two of my younger brothers had 1:1 '66 Mustangs and another brother had a '88 (?) Trans Am. They sold them years ago so I don't have any pics of them but I built and painted the kits to match their 1:1 cars. I gave the models to them for Christmas a few years ago. The wheels on the TA were 3D printed.










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  6. I built a Monogram Triumph TR8 a couple years ago and painted it white to match a friend's 1:1 TR8. In Sept. 2022 I bought a 1:1 Triumph TR7 (in Tahiti Blue) with only 14K miles on it. I put a ton of work into it and now a year later, it now runs great and looks good. 




  7. Nice builds! The blue on that pickup is beautiful! Can I ask what color that is?

    Nevermind, I just found it in this link:


  8. Thanks, it was fun as long as you paid very close attention to the instructions. In some cases it was easy to pick the wrong part out of the dozens in the kit. If you didn't notice it until later in the build then you would have to go back and tear it all apart and rectify it. It happened to me when putting the 1st headlight assembly together. Lucky for me I noticed what was wrong soon after the mistake.

  9. OK this is not technically a model unless you consider it to be a 'snapper'. My wife gave it to me for Christmas. It's the only Lego thing I've ever built.

    2573 pieces total and 860 steps to build it. Working independant suspension, doors, gate and hood open,  pistons on 6 cylinder "engine" move up and down, forward/nuetral/reverse gearing, high and low gears, working winch steering, etc. The engineering to design the complicated drivetrain is pretty fantastic IMHO.

    Here is a 2 year old review of it from Motor Trend: https://www.motortrend.com/features/building-the-lego-land-rover-defender/

    It reportedly took an experienced Lego builder 5 hours to complete it. It took me about 20 hours!

    Almost 17" long, estimated scale of 11:1.

    Comments welcome.









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  10. 25 minutes ago, NYLIBUD said:

    Did you have a favorite car?There are so many,I really like that gold Smokey Yunick turbo Vega.But my favorite so far has to be that green Hemi Daytona which sold yesterday for over a million dollars.Not to mention that Orange 69 Superbee.Love those Mopars.Looked like you really enjoyed yourself.Watching as much as i can on Motor Trend.

    Hard to say which was my favorite, there were so many! But lately I really like Ford Torinos. Especially that orange one with the 429 shown in my previous post. But I really like Mopars also, especially Challengers and Daytonas.

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