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10-02-2012 09:49 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by beertracker View Post
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!

Brian
10-02-2012 09:09 PM
beertracker 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
10-02-2012 10:25 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
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......
10-02-2012 09:54 AM
texastomeh 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:

http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/phot...pe-224006.html

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

Thanx,

Tom
10-02-2012 08:26 AM
boothboy
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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
10-01-2012 10:24 PM
MARTINSR Very cool! He did a great job.

Brian
10-01-2012 10:16 PM
John long 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?


10-01-2012 09:00 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by TucsonJay View Post
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!

Brian
10-01-2012 08:56 PM
TucsonJay
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
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.
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. :-)
10-01-2012 08:41 PM
John long 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.
10-01-2012 06:25 PM
Bob Allen When I was in high school (1956-59) ,, I built the real thing.
It was a 30 ford on a 30 chev frame (Dual leaf Springs in front for the heavy Olds.), with 49 Olds 303 w/ Edmonds dual rochestetrs,, and
36 Olds Floor shift,, and 47 Pontiac Rear,, and ford duce grile,,
w/ 41 Stude Rad,,
I was in the Hot Rod Club that Started the AutoRama in Dallas in 1960.
My Hotrod won First place, in its Class,, for the first Six years in a row, in its Class.

I still have that Car.
I am 72 years old now.
Most High School Kid donot have any thing to show for their time as a teen.
Bob
10-01-2012 04:29 PM
chevota'54 I'm still building them too, except for glue,I'm useing a welder.
09-30-2012 11:17 AM
MARTINSR Two bucks, I remember very clearly $2.18 or something like that with tax. This was late sixties early seventies. I remember going back to buy one as an adult ten years or so later and they were four something I almost crapped my pants!

Brian
09-30-2012 11:03 AM
boothboy Does anyone remember what a AMT car kit cost in the 60's? I want to say about $3 bucks but I'm not sure. I remember Testors glue was 10 cents and Ambroid was a quarter. Testor's paint was 15 cents.
BB
09-30-2012 10:43 AM
E.Furgal
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
I am surprised at how many I will see still at the stores. We have a chain "craft" store called "Michaels" that has an eight or twelve foot long section in an isle filled with models and modeling goodies.
yup they had more than toy r us here
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