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Old 10-01-2012, 09:00 PM
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Maybe you need to build a clone of the same model. That way you can finally see it done! ...and not be mad about it any more. :-)
Great Idea Jay! If I had a vintage 40 Coupe model I'd give it to you John, that is what you need to do, find one and build it just as you were that one. Talk about fun!

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Old 10-01-2012, 10:16 PM
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That really would make a good winter project wouldn't it? The only thing is The roadster needs WW wipers, Park brake and paint touched up. Plenty to do already. If I just wasn't getting so dog gone lazy. Below is a picture of a model my friend made of my roadster. This is a model kit NOT a die cast. He apologized for using 49 Merc hubcaps instead of '50 model smooth ones. Can you imagine someone going to all this trouble for a friend?


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Very cool! He did a great job.

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You Guys sure are bringing up some memories. I was building a 40 Ford coupe AMT kit in 1963. Metalic blue, Chrysler Hemi engine and 61 Pontiac 8 lug wheels. The parts were taken from several different kits. I vividly remember packing the half built model in cotton and packing it away when I joined the Navy at the ripe age of 17. When I got home after I was discharged I went to go back to work on it but could not find it anywhere. Mom said she didn't know anything about it but they had cleaned all that "old junk" out of the attack. I am mad to this day. I had hours and hours in that model.

Models can be just as challenging and provide the same sense of accomplishment as a full sized car.

John L.
That's ok John. My x-sister-in-law threw out the 18x24x20 box full "old junk" that my brother had in his closet. You know the one . The one that had our collective baseball card collections starting around 1951. That one. BB
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Now that I am in my second (or is it third?) childhood, I think that I want to take at least one more shot at plastic model building!!

Forum member "skisouth", has been kind (and talanted!!) enough to PhotoShop a '60 Corvette front end onto a ' '63 Corvettes Split Window Coupe for me. You can see the spectacular results in the tread link below:

PhotoShop '60/'63 Corvette Coupe????

As soon as I can obtain suitable 1:25 kits, I am going to "kit-bash" it.

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That's ok John. My x-sister-in-law threw out the 18x24x20 box full "old junk" that my brother had in his closet. You know the one . The one that had our collective baseball card collections starting around 1951. That one. BB
Ouch. What a bummer. I see a new thread coming......
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The nice thing about my model 70 GTO is it came out perfect and only took days to build. I can't say the same thing about my 70 LeMans in the garage. bt
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The nice thing about my model 70 GTO is it came out perfect and only took days to build. I can't say the same thing about my 70 LeMans in the garage. bt
It's like restoring bikes, I did a few vintage bikes a number of years ago and they were so gratifying because they got DONE!

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