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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jimmitchell70, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
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    low budget
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    from Central Ky

    Ha,ha yep, I also remember laying the end of a clothes hanger in our wood stove and using it to smelt wheels on home made (plasic axles)= (webbing peices that parts came on in the kits) for the junker builds when I was out of glue:D
     
  2. yekoms
    Joined: Jan 21, 2007
    Posts: 1,088

    yekoms
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    Don't remember the first one but,I remember buildin' a bunch of AMT Double Dragster/Fiats.

    If the pics worked this is me (7 years old) buildin' and showin' my Aunt and Uncle my stuff.
    Smokey
     

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  3. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
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    low budget
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    from Central Ky

    Thats priceless smokey!;)
     
  4. 63 merc comet promo model ...red ... used my little golden books to make a ramp to do stunt show roll overs until the roof broke off doit at speed down the stairs with a board..
     
  5. 26 roadster
    Joined: Apr 21, 2008
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    26 roadster
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    I do not remember what it was but it was AMT 1/24 scale and it was a 50's convertible
     
  6. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,600

    Mazooma1
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    not my first, but my first model car contest at "Toytown" toy shore in Rosemead, California, around 1962-63.
    Mine is the blue touring drag car in the middle on the bottom shelf.

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  7. paintcan54
    Joined: Oct 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,100

    paintcan54
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    My first model that I done was a '59 Olds hardtop. Just came from the hobby shop looked at some still thinking which, I want to build drag cars or customs?
     
  8. misfire
    Joined: Sep 30, 2010
    Posts: 2

    misfire
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    The Monogram Tom Daniel T rantula was My first kit.My Mother and Father wanted Me to take a swimming class at the YMCA and they would buy Me the kit.I never did get the swimming lessons,but did get the kit!Glued bombed it to death. I have been building model cars now 41 years.Time does fly!
     
  9. FormerFueler
    Joined: Feb 3, 2009
    Posts: 411

    FormerFueler
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    My first was a Revell 56 Nomad, Sprayed an entire can of Testors green metallic paint on it in about 2 minutes,Then once it was halfway dry I assembled it with a full tube of the old Testors cement! It was a real beauty!
     
  10. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
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    Deuces
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    from Michigan

    Just got this one yesterday! :) I can't wait to get started on it.. :D
     

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  11. r_bryant
    Joined: Sep 13, 2010
    Posts: 11

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    I remember building an AMT 57 Chev when i was about 8. That would make it around 1966. No paint and lots of glue. Here we are 48 years later and i'm still building models, but now i paint them.
     
  12. Model Rodder
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
    Posts: 2

    Model Rodder
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    Mine was the AMT '49 Ford, built with all the hot rod bits glued on. Still got it, in lots and lots of pieces...
    That kit is still one of my favourites.

    Dave
     
  13. Eric Huffstutler
    Joined: Jun 15, 2010
    Posts: 60

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    The mark of a true pro :D

    Hey, I bet you thought it looked good!

    Eric
     
  14. Eric Huffstutler
    Joined: Jun 15, 2010
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    Eric Huffstutler
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    Those sure were the days when kids could be kids and let their imaginations run free rather than be taken over with electronics. When children played together and had clubs. Note what the sign says. Now days if you call someone a "boy" you would get flack back. Sigh...:(

    Eric
     
  15. Steve 38
    Joined: Jan 5, 2007
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    My first was a 71 Mustang fastback, followed by a Lincoln Continental, then a custom 70s Datsun pick-up truck. Were all 1/24 scale kitsets. My father bought them each for me as Xmas or birthday presents, then he put them together, and painted them, and I wasn't allowed to help. I could only watch from the other end of the table. Then he put them in a glass cabinet with a key lock which only he had access too. Sometimes he let me have access to them, but only so they could be positioned on a table, and I wasn't allowed to touch them. Actually, now I think about it, I got the short end of that deal!
     
  16. customcory
    Joined: Apr 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,832

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    Mazomma1, thats some really neat pics. :D
     
  17. Mine was a 70SS Chevelle.
    I think I painted it like 6x.Lol
     
  18. KoolKat-57
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
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    KoolKat-57
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    from Dublin, OH

    I was 7 years old and my aunt gave me an AMT '59 Edsel kit, Good Lord an Edsel!
    Brush painted blue metallic, wish I still had it.
    Many, many models later, the rest is just history now.
     
  19. racemad55
    Joined: Dec 14, 2005
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    The first one I remember was a promo style johan 56 desoto tri-tone pink-white-gray,right out of the front display window at a small hobby shop in Schenectady N.Y. I was 4 years old in 56,next came the small revell highway pioneers 32 jalopy coupe,the roadster,56 buick customizing kit,then the black strombecker 32 coupe & the copper roadster,then a bizillion more.
     
  20. ironpile
    Joined: Jul 3, 2005
    Posts: 915

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    My first model car was a 58 Ford dealer giveaway. In 1958 .I painted it with an old fashioned pump fly sprayer,very difficult without thinning the paint.I thought the powder blue was cool.
     
  21. belair57
    Joined: Dec 4, 2007
    Posts: 84

    belair57
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    from australia

    mine was a 1937 chev coupe. had a total of 30 models till i got married, and now i'm into 1/18 models which i have 68 in total.
     
  22. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
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    Deuces
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    from Michigan

    That one is priceless! :D
     
  23. JakesA
    Joined: Jul 12, 2010
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    It was in the early 60's and the kit was the Monogram 32 Ford deuce roadster. I was making a reasonable job of it for an 8 year old except one of the rear tyre halves was badly formed and I couldn't finish the car because of it.
    My dad who had no interest in cars and was not what you would call dexterous tried to shape the tyre over the gas stove and burnt his fingers resulting in one molten tyre and the deuce crashing to the floor!!
    End result was that I was given the "Red Chariot" as a replacement and no more parental was forthcoming.
     
  24. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
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    Deuces
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    from Michigan

    I used to deliver the "Detroit News" for 3 years during the early 70's... I'd buy a kit almost every Saturday and most of those were the MPC annuals.. I think it's time those old kits make a comeback.. :cool:
     
  25. LN7 NUT
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
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    My first model kit was an F-104 Starfighter in I think 1988, but my first model car was an AMT 57 Fairlane, then a 49 Merc that I chopped , hard-topped and shaved, but I have older brothers so they didn't last long, I am cloning my 57 Ford kit now though.

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    Using a lot of used vintage parts because they dropped most of the cool bits in the 57 Ford kit, plus the doors are used because the were missing from this kit when I got it new.

    I have one of my dads first models too, a 1940 Ford coupe that he built in 1958.
     
  26. mtflat
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 422

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    My first model was a 1940 Ford coupe. It came with enough extra parts to make it a 39 Deluxe. I was 10 and the year was 1963. Later that year I rec'd my second model as a gift - a 1962 Rambler American. They're both long gone.

    I still have one from that time period. I somehow kept a '66 Chevelle that I naturally customized, brush painted exterior blue with yellow interior. Aahhhhhh yeah.....

    Recently took my 10 year old grandson to the hobby store to pick out his first model. His choice was a 1969 Shelby GT-500 - I'm so proud of that boy!
     
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  27. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
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    this one?

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  28. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
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    Mazooma1
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    this one?

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  29. J. A. Miller
    Joined: Dec 30, 2010
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    J. A. Miller
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    from Central NY


    I was 8 when I got that Edsel kit. It got blown to smithereens by a Cherrybomb on the 4th of July. When I got better at building them I didn't blow them up, although a couple got model rocket engines installed in them, just like Art Arfons lol.
     
  30. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 17,938

    Deuces
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    from Michigan

    Thanks Maz for posting those!! :)
     

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