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  1. Another addition to my Mustang/Shelby batch builds. This one is a 1969 Mach 1 to be converted to a Boss 429. Painted the chassis bits and interior last week. Painted the body today. The parts box Boss 429(s) are in the purple lake. I need to modify the hood for 2 4bbls.
  2. This is a 1969 Hurst Olds I finished awhile back. It started as an open eBay purchase that was fortunately complete. The only issue was that the decal sheet had been wetted then dried. It was built basically box stock with some minor mods. I did my trademark widened rear wheels and tires. The gold detail painting on the wheels was a challenge. I had to get the gold only on the spokes and not on the lugnuts, center caps or hole trim. They actually came out perfect. I was quite pleased. I removed the locator pegs from the tail light lenses and BMF'd the backs to make them more realistic. I
  3. I loved the kit and thought about buying another one to make a Mach 1. After all, I remembered the kit having the scoops in it. Well I started to cut out the holes to put the scoops in when I noticed; the scoops are from the GT-500 kit, not the Mach 1! So, now I have a red 302 and a yellow. Couldn't find my decal setting solution, so I was kinda angry I couldn't get the hood right. SAM_0122 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_0123 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_0124 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_0125 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_0126 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_012
  4. One of the first car kits I ever got was a 1969 Olds 442. I used the wrong glue and it came out OK, but a few parts fell off in the engine area. I also used the wrong paint by accident for the interior and it screwed things up too. I knew I'd like to get another at some point and when I got my gift card as a bonus at work; I went ahead and pulled the trigger on purchasing a new kit. The old kit was red, and I wanted to find another color to show off the W30 package under the hood. I remembered that when my dad and I first moved into my step-mom's house they had a few junk cars around
  5. Well, being the Chevelle guy, I had to get it. This kit is awesome! I don't think I have any complaints about the kit. It came out amazing. I just wish the sun had been out for the pictures. They don't do the paint job justice. SAM_0110 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_0111 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_0112 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_0113 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_0114 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr
  6. I bought a couple Jo-han 1969 Road Runners off eBay in recent weeks. This one in particular was more of a glue bomb than the other. So much glue was used to secure the glass that it melted the roof. I figured it would be a prime candidate for a convertible conversion. I picked up the AMT GTX convertible from Hobby Lobby, they conveniently reopened last week! I started by cutting out the tulip panel including tops of the quarter panels around the rear section of the interior. I had to narrow it a little bit at one of the natural seams. Then re-contour to match the sh
  7. 1969 Rally Sport Camaros are one of my favorite cars and black and gold is my favorite color combination. I started with a Revell Z28 Camaro RS kit. As you know, a Z28 is a 302 small block and a ZL-1 is a 427 big block. I got the big block from an AMT 68 El Camino kit. For something different I used the Electronic Fuel Injection option from a 70 Chevelle SS kit. The gold SS stripes made by Keith Marks. http://public.fotki.com/mofobow/ During final assembly I found the hood would not close. I had to trim the motor mounts to set the engine a little lower, shave the throttle bodies and the E
  8. I owned this 1969 Chevrolet C-10, got from a friend who needed the money, died last year, nephew bought it because it was sold new in Safford (still had the service plate with the manual) to a relative. It grew on me, found out why they are very coveted, much like the model kits! ? I nicknamed it The Green Barge because a friend owned a nice motorcycle named The Green Monster. Currently own a 1968 C-10, so can use for reference (which is the same blue this model was painted). Going to build for a future diorama idea, so not going to scratch-build an accurate chassis, but will grind off
  9. AMT's 1972 Chevrolet Cheyenne Pickup. I used to own a 1969, standard model without the fancy interior and extra side trim, it was sold in Safford, AZ and still had the Protecto plate in the Owner's Manual, bought from a friend whose grandpa was the original owner, made an agreement to sell back when he had the money, but he died, nephew contacted me to buy it back. It worked on a ranch, so it had the strange back bumper, it had been repainted after the front right corner was wrecked, I removed the saddle tanks, plastic bed liner, and chromed bed edge protectors, so off the bat it's not reall
  10. I built this model because my neighbor had one when I was in Jr. High. His was orange and had chrome reverse wheels with chrome baby moon hubcaps. Later on he added a 69 Mustang hood scoop with with 351 callouts. It is basically a box stock build with a few minor mods. I built the streetmachine version with the two 4bbls and the chrome headers. The chassis has very roomy rear wheel wells so i opted to clearance them wee bit more for wider rubber. I widened the stock GT rims by adding chrome rings. The decal set is from Keith Marks and includes the rear tail panel grid, the hood scoop
  11. Hello everyone. Well this isn't really on the work bench yet as my plans are to enter in the model car show in February. But, I do need some help. This wheel be my first time lowering a model car and I would like to keep the realism of it if possible. The rear end I have figured out. The front suspension is another story. A-arm is mounted to the frame and there isn't a lot of room to hack off the spindle. I was thinking of sawing off the A-arm to bring it up some but there ain't a lot of room to do that. So any suggestions, advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!
  12. This is a restoration of an 1987 reissue 69 Chevelle SS. I have taken some liberties with it, insofar as mixing and matching parts with another reissued kit. The "Stinger" hood is from Drag City Casting http://www.dragcitycasting.com/ And has the scoop opened up via Dremel tool. The 'Yenko' and 'SYC' decals are leftovers from a Keith Marks decal set. The pinstripe is from the newer kit. The rear tires were widened and the Cragar SS rims are from the parts box. The cross ram dual quad manifold is from the parts box as well. The distributor and wires are scratch built. The paint came out so-so m
  13. This is my second 69 Dodge Super Bee build. The first one was built (in silver) to be a slot car body. This one is the mixture of a glue bomb and the left overs from the slot car. . The wheels are custom one-offs built by marrying the 10 spokes from a 77 Monte Carlo snap kit with a set of forked, spoked wheels from an undetermined BMW kit. I wish I had more so I could try different colors. The decals were quite a challenge as the were VERY old and may have gotten damp sometime in the past. I did the usual BMF and lighting details in red and amber. I researched the real car details so I could d
  14. This one was built pretty much box stock with detail painted parts box wheels and tires. The interior dash and woodgrain turned out pretty well. It looks pretty wicked from the rear.
  15. This model was built mostly box stock. The color is a really pretty Jade Metallic green from Testors long ago. The wheels are Minilites as used on vintage Trans Am racers. The side stripes are silver water slides from Keith Marks. This model spent a couple of years in pieces after our cat knocked it off of a high shelf. Fortunately nothing was lost because I keep everything in a zip-lock baggie. And for your really attentive people, yes I know the spoiler is on backwards. I did that on purpose because I think the "right" way just looks wrong.
  16. I have always felt that Revell’s 1968 and 1969 Corvette kits captured the look and feel of that C3 body style the best. My only beef with this kit is that the rear window is incorrect. But I don’t feel the need to correct all of them. Maybe just the replicas of my father’s car. Over the years, they have been offered in many different variations. The 68 has been offered as a convertible only. A couple times with the “rare” small block hood. Oddly, I never cared much for the big block 427 hood. I did like the L88 hood much better. I may be biased because my father has an aftermarket L88 hoo
  17. Hi guys ! Sharing with you today this Jo-Han's 1969 Cadillac Deville convertible, my first build of 2019. It's a promo that I have converted into the convertible version, as Jo-Han never proposed this specific model. ( just the Coupe Deville and the Eldorado ). If I recall, I think I got that promo for 3 bucks about 15 years ago because it was totally damaged. Half of the roof was gone, such as A pillars and windshield. The body looked like a cat had chew big parts of it, was full of little dents and most of the original paint was scratched. I didn't know what to do with it at the time b
  18. Gonna start posting some of my pics that got lost. Here is a 1969 Charger that I did a few years ago. Guards Red and Black 1 (7) by Eric Lucas, on Flickr 1 (8) by Eric Lucas, on Flickr 1 (9) by Eric Lucas, on Flickr 1 (10) by Eric Lucas, on Flickr 1 (12) by Eric Lucas, on Flickr
  19. When I found out that this model was coming out I almost cried. If it wasn't for the 1969 Mustang I would never have become a car guy and would never have gotten into model car building. By chance, one Sunday while getting ready for church, I passed a show on SPEED TV called the American Muscle Car and the 1969 Mustang was the subject of the show. They made the car sound like the greatest thing ever built and I became hooked on cars from that day forward. I watched the show every week, absorbing as much knowledge as I could. The color is Blue Angels Yellow. I had two issues with an othe
  20. This was a really cool project. It had been on my mind for a couple years. I saw the car in an episode of Muscle Car Of The Week. It’s an online YouTube show bringing mostly cars from the Brothers collection. LOTS of inspiration! Special guest appearance from Linda Vaughn! The shifter and platform are removable. I figured four ease of transportation to and from shows and club nights, this would be a good idea. The platform doesn’t mount to the bumper the same way it does on the real car.
  21. The major mods to the 69 Hurst Olds convertible body are complete! I’m liking the way it looks so far! I’m using the ‘72 Indianapolis Olds convertible as a donor kit. I worked from the front of the car to the back. Reason being, the windshield dictates were the up-top will live. The underside of the cowl has mounting pins for the windshield. Next I narrowed the rear seat. For now the interior is mocked up with the ‘72 side panels. Windsield temporarily mounted. With the up-top in place, I could get a feel for where the tulip pa
  22. Built this a few years ago. I ended up displaying it in a mode l shop near where I live. Unfortunately the guy who owned the shop ended up closing, and stole 8 of my models including this one. Today all I have is pictures, but at least I hope its under somebody's glass somewhere.
  23. Not a bad kit, pleasure to build. Wish I'd have gone with black though. No engine picks, kit was missing some pieces for it. SAM_1855 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_1856 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_1857 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_1858 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_1859 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_1860 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr
  24. I am in need of parts to put a 1/18 die cast DOH '69 Charger back together. Someone robbed a bunch of pieces off of mine and it would be nice to make it complete again. It's just a shelf piece and will display OK once it is complete again. The body and paint are in excellent condition on the model - not sure why someone would have ripped a bunch pf parts off of it, but people do what they do. Mine is not to reason why, as they say.List of needed parts is as follows: 1) door mirror 2) pair of vent windows 3)windshield wipers 4) gas cap 5) steering wheel and column 6) complete exhaust system Or
  25. Got the new Yenko Corvette kit. I love it! The kit came out great.
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