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What Are Your Crown Jewels?


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In my collection of 50 plus cars, the crown jewels are,

1) 1960 Ford pickup truck AMT

2) 1962 Dodge Dart 4 Dr. Revell

3) 1961 Mercury Monterey AMT

4) 1960 Cadillac Fleetwood 4 Dr. Johan

5) 1966 Dodge Monaco 2 Dr and a convertible MPC

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My "Crown Jewel" model would have to be a '49 Mercury convertible Custom I built about 10 or so years ago using a resin conversion body from Replicas & Miniatures Co of MD along with the custom chopped coupe kit.  It has placed First Place Custom, Best Interior, and Best In Show at 3 separate shows.

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I'm also proud of these two "survivor" MPC '68 GTOs I restored in 2016. The one in the background I built in 1968, the closer one I bought as a rebuilder from Spotlight Hobbies in the late '80s. Both are still wearing their original paint. 

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2 hours ago, Snake45 said:

I'm VERY fond of the '66 Skylark I built around 1969. 

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That's super cool! So are your GTOs. Long live survivors!

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I've got one or two, but this '59 Impala was a rebuilder off of "Ebay". Needed a bit of body work, but turned out to my satisfaction when it was finished.

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2 hours ago, Misha said:

My Triple Crown!

Misha, that Vicky and Phaeton are gorgeous cars/models! Don't recall seeing them here before.

Lots of beauties in this most interesting thread; can't wait to see what else shows up.

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1 hour ago, bisc63 said:

Misha, that Vicky and Phaeton are gorgeous cars/models! Don't recall seeing them here before.

Lots of beauties in this most interesting thread; can't wait to see what else shows up.

Thanks Rusty, here is the link to the WIP thread on the Phaeton, the Vicky WIP thread has already lost its photos. I haven’t posted Under Glass threads on either, so perhaps I’ll do that soon. Both Deuces were built for two separate Deuce Days in Victoria at which our club hosts a display of scale versions.
Cheers Misha


 

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6 hours ago, Aurora said:

My favorite scratch built 1/32 scale slot cars.

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Fantastic!!! Absolutely incredible!!!

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This would be mine. Spent months reworking a Revell kit to open everything up. Sorry, the headlights aren't done in these pics

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15 hours ago, Grumpa said:

I've got one or two, but this '59 Impala was a rebuilder off of "Ebay". Needed a bit of body work, but turned out to my satisfaction when it was finished.

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I love what you did with this one Mark! Colors, wheels and stance!! I'm usually hardcore against Continental kits. But, I like it on this one!

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Seems OP was going for the best / rarest kit in your collection, but it’s gone off into your most significant / favorite builds, which is actually more interesting.. so I’ll play..

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I built this pair back in late 1990s. Still my two favorite builds.

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Where they reside today..

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4 hours ago, Plowboy said:

I have several oldies on the shelf that I consider jewels.

Plowboy, the color scheme of that '59 Edsel is just beautiful, but there's something about that deep red '60(?) pickup that speaks to me. Very nice collection!

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I'll pick only one.  The history behind it is more interesting.  After attending a GSL show, I camped near Goblin Valley State Park, hiked through a slot canyon, saw one rock that is the perfect scale version of "slick rock", found some similar ones, packed it home, almost forgot about it.  When I found it, used up a diamond hacksaw blade cutting the rock in half.  The kit is fairly common, not a street rod, sorry.  It has won several first place awards.

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