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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TheAlabamaKid, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. Bobert
    Joined: Feb 21, 2005
    Posts: 820

    Bobert
    Member Emeritus

    Just bought the Olds. Amazed at what has happened to prices, but I haven't bought a model in years.
     
  2. modelkitbasher
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 471

    modelkitbasher
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    the prices of kits are like everything else they keep going through the roof due to Inflation.I been Into the hobby lil over 30 years and It's kinda florring how they keep jumping.but the main Ingredient In styrene Is oil.


    and to those who love my willys thanks
     
  3. JMel
    Joined: Jun 18, 2011
    Posts: 199

    JMel

    Has anybody ever come across a 26/27 Turtle Deck T model? I've been looking for one since I started building my car 2 years ago.
     
  4. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,343

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    I dont build many like I used to due to the cost of a kit but have started restoring the models I built years ago,I am going to buy the 50 Olds and 57 ford 2 door sedan. I am now working on a couple that I got off a friend a few years ago.
     
  5. Tcab
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
    Posts: 45

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    Here are some pictures of the Ritz Fab shop. Most allthe items are scratch built. Enjoy Merry Christmas
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  6. Sakke
    Joined: Mar 12, 2011
    Posts: 220

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    from Finland

    It`s really cool to see these kits built after all years! I just bought Round 2 release of AMT `62 Thunderbird. Hopefully kids find this hobby since all those computergame things really isn`t educational...
     
  7. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,575

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    from California

    ooh, that 1950 Olds model looks pretty cool.. might have to get one.
     
  8. Thumper
    Joined: Mar 7, 2005
    Posts: 1,611

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    We are doing our best to keep 'em alive...:D
     

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  9. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,414

    Deuces
    Member
    from Michigan

    It that the Minicraft 1/16 scale pickup???...
    If it is, then I have one also.. along the '31 model a roadster... :)
     
  10. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,414

    Deuces
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    from Michigan

    I did the same when I used to deliver the Detroit News in the early '70's... Fun times back then....;)
     
  11. Thumper
    Joined: Mar 7, 2005
    Posts: 1,611

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    Deuces, it's the Lindberg/AMT kit. :)
     
  12. plodge55aqua
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
    Posts: 1,710

    plodge55aqua
    Member
    from Alberta

    I like this one... Great Job... looks almost real...

    I quit building, because of Guys like you all that take to a whole other level.. it amazes me how detailed you all have got with these cars...

    Great Job every one.. I built my fair share of kits and at at one point had two bedrooms full of Unbuilts from the 60s and 70s.. they all got dispersed amongst younger kids ..
     
  13. Chuck Most
    Joined: May 8, 2009
    Posts: 175

    Chuck Most
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    from Saskatoon

    Finished a few this year- here are my favorites. You might pick up on the fact I have a thing for Step Down Hudsons.
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  14. fat141
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
    Posts: 1,576

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    Blown away by your weathering, thank you.
    Now, off to the MODEL CAR SUNDAY weekly thread, see ya there
    rod
     
  15. juhap
    Joined: Nov 16, 2006
    Posts: 110

    juhap
    Member
    from Finland

    Here are some of my older (HAMBer friendly) models...

    Rollin rice bowl

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    Merc

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    a finnish stock car Ford

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    another rod

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    40 ford

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    cord coupe (unfinished)

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    another T

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  16. 2002p51
    Joined: Oct 27, 2004
    Posts: 1,354

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    eBay is your friend for this. There are lots of them available there. Revell also did a K.S. Pittman version and the black SWC car, the plastic in the box is the same for all of them so buy any one of them.
     
  17. halfasskustoms
    Joined: Jan 28, 2011
    Posts: 553

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    from Durham NC

    What a great thread.....Keep um coming and ever stop building.
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  18. boldventure
    Joined: Mar 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,766

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    Heres a link you might like: http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/index.html
    There are several scale machine shops on this site.
    :cool:Your work is pretty cool too!
     
  19. boldventure
    Joined: Mar 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,766

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    200 2p 51 Check the model cars magazines. I'm not sure which one but there was an article about using a food dehydrator to force dry paint. :cool:
     
  20. Jon being Jon
    Joined: Jul 26, 2010
    Posts: 23

    Jon being Jon
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    I used to build until a year ago, hope to start up again.

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  21. 333 Half Evil
    Joined: Oct 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,440

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    I think that somewhere in my mess of leftovers and attic stored models I have one or two turtle deck T's. I'm not sure. I'm thinking it may be time to dig them all out and maybe offer them up. If I do so, and find anything turtle deck I will let you know.
     
  22. sub006
    Joined: Jun 7, 2012
    Posts: 61

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    I looked at some reissued classic 1/25 kits in a hobby shop last week, and they were $20-$25 each! Kinda doubt many 12 year olds will mess with them any more.

    Anybody have knowledge on the National Model Car Museum? It was in Salt Lake City a few years ago. The prize exhibit was supposed to be a huge re-creation of the 1964 Oakland Roadster Show, with all the cars duplicated and set in the same positions in the 1/25 scale hall. Supposedly there was a (Roth?) shirt-painting booth in one corner, etc.
     
  23. 54rat210
    Joined: Jun 5, 2012
    Posts: 390

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    Member

    I grew up building model cars and now it seems they're a thing of the past. I still build though. Once my son was born I aquired my first old car. Hes been to more car shows in his 2.5 years than most people their whole lives. Oh yea! He will be working on the 54 210 and building model cars with daddy! :D

    I'm gonna post some pics of my 1/24th scale rides soon.
     
  24. Davkin
    Joined: Apr 5, 2008
    Posts: 360

    Davkin
    Member
    from SLC, Utah

    I'm a member of UMAG which is the local model car club that sponsors the NMCBM http://www.themodelcarmuseum.org/ The museum is still there and going strong, (though donations during this rough economy have been a bit tough to come by). We still have the Oakland Roadster Show diorama, the cars get switched out at regular intervals http://www.themodelcarmuseum.org/Tours/VirtualTour/orsdpix/orsdpix.html

    One of the most exciting aquisitions in recent history is the 1/4 scale Chevy 283 engine kit developed by Revell but never release. Four copies were produced and we managed to aquire the remnants thanks to friends of the museum show spotted and aquired such a unique peice of model car history for us. http://www.themodelcarmuseum.org/Acquisitions/chevy8/chevy8.html

    We also have a collection on loan of models built by Don Emmons for various publications in the 60's http://www.themodelcarmuseum.org/Models/Emmons/emmons.html

    We have a small space but it's literally packed with model car history. We have plans to digitize the whole collection and create a virtual museum online, but we are a small volunteer organization so it's going to be very slow going. You can imagine how long it will take to digitize thousands of items.

    Visitation is by appointment only, you can find contact info on the museum website.

    David
     

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