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57 yrs old, first model since I was 10 yrs old


Kevin Mack
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I just recently took all the vacation, sick time and FMLA in order to come to U of W to have both knees receive a new interior meniscus cartilage tissue from cadaver. No weight for 8 weeks so my dear wife purchased this Level 2, 1970 1/2 Chevy Camaro model to build because she knows her attorney husband will go crazy just watching television or reading books and legal materials! I haven’t put a model together since I was 10 yrs old, so this is a first for me really, but I’m looking for a site that sells 1/18th or larger scale models to build. 

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Welcome back.  Things have changed a lot with availability of paint colors and aftermarket.  For better or worse a lot of the same kits from the 60's keep resurfacing as reissues over and over with new kits few and far between, especially in large scales.

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Welcome Kevin, and I know how you must be feeling about your first build in 47 years because my first build at the beginning of 2017 was my first since I was 13 years of age, and I reached 63 years old, so 50 years! Used to build loads of model car kits when I was a kid, buying them with saved up pocket money from the local store. Here in England there is a very nice 1:12 scale 1930 Airfix Bentley 4.5 litre supercharged, and I'm not sure if you can get this one in the United States, but it's anywhere between £100 GBP and £200 GBP ( US $ 135 -270 ). Maybe this one would be of more interest to you, and it's half the cost of the Bentley........

Revell 2811 Big 1:12th scale 69 Camaro Z-28 Chip Foose Custom Design

David

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Welcome Kevin, sounds like you have a tough could months ahead of you.  Glad you were forced into modeling, have fun with it and do some building will be looking forward to seeing pictures even pictures on while you building the Camaro.

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Welcome, Kevin.

An attorney, hhhmmmm.... :-)

Don't know if you checked out the Big Boyz section here. Facebook also has a big scale group.

3D printing is real big now, pardon the pun, I have done a few articles on this, and I have a few 1/16 projects featuring 3D printed parts coming up in the mag soon.

 

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