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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by milo1303s, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. Toner283
    Joined: Feb 13, 2008
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    Save yourself the frustration and aggravation. Just pick up an AMT kit and build that. The Lindberg clone kit is a turd.
     
  2. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
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    from Michigan

    Just got done ripping into my Revell '49 Merc kit... Yeah the body does look a little goofy... Got some nice wheels though.... :)
     
  3. NHRANUT
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
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    from Western PA

    You better start looking at the grill and grill opening now, before you get too far along.
     
  4. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
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    We'll do! Thanks....
     
  5. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
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    from ohio

    I feel your pain. When I was a kid every 5 & dime store, hardware store, department store, and drug store sold model cars. There were also a bunch of hobby stores around. Now it seems HL is about the only place you can get them. I do still find some affordable models at swap meets and once in a while at yard sales. With the high model prices along with all the electronic stuff kids are into these days it is no wonder building model cars is more of an adult hobby.
     
  6. Pinstriper40
    Joined: Sep 24, 2007
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    Dang Dan you've got quite the nice model collection! Very clean well detailed builds!
     
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  7. philo426
    Joined: Sep 20, 2007
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    Covering the wings and fuselage with tissue.I will apply a water/alcohol mix to shrink it tight. [​IMG]
     
  8. Me too.
     
  9. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
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    I'm past the point of detailing my brains out and going blind while doing it. I just want to build
    reasonable facsimiles of older cars. I'm one of those that love and want the flat pan chassis,
    metal axles and four screws. I can't believe AMT / Round 2 can't see the market for those '50s / '60s
    Buicks, Pontiacs and Galaxies.
     
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  10. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
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  11. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
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    from ohio

    I am right there with you! I am way past that super detailing stuff. I bet if AMT would re-issue just about any 58-64 kits, just like the original, they would sell thousands of them. Old farts like me would be first in line to spend some $ real quick. I just paid $35.00 for a decent built 61 Pontiac HT at a swap meet and it will take me no telling how long to restore it with my bad eyes and thick fingers!
     
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  12. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
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    I am too past the point of all that detailing and love those simple AMT kits,I just do not see the need to very detailed suspensions since I never look at them after I build one.
     
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  13. I agree. I recently picked up this built survivor '63 Impala on ebay for less than $27 shipped. Flat pan chassis, metal axles, four screws. The OB even detailed it with thread plug wires and fuel lines. What's not to love ?
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  14. Pinstriper40
    Joined: Sep 24, 2007
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    Not a car, but you'll most likely like it anyways. "Down For Double" was flown by Lt. Col. Gordon Graham of the 354th FG. Named after a Count Basie song, the plane and pilot racked up 16 confirmed kills. This is an Academy 1/72nd scale kit.
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  15. Pinstriper40
    Joined: Sep 24, 2007
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    Also a Big Deuce ive been resurrecting. 20180809_195141.jpg
     
  16. Wayne67vert
    Joined: Feb 23, 2012
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    Here is a Sampan I just finished:
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    Here was my inspiration:
    2010.5.23 Left side.JPG
     
  17. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
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    Pinstriper40 has some serious detail going on that 1/72 (!!) P51 Warhorse...
    My bud Shannon (pinstriper/flame painter of 1955-'62) and I started out with the old Revell 1/32 scale cars in '52. (we were 10)
    Shannon bashed a '32 Ford "Jalopy" into a cool 5-window that was quite recognizable, we did up some '32 roadsters ("69-cent Hot Rods") in various styles, I did some 'T' roadsters (Hot Rod Magazine subjects from Muroc coverage)
    I chopped a center-door T into Art Chrisman's '29 Tudor...using the 69 cent hot rod wheels, axles, engine, big-n-little tires...

    Suddenly, in 1960...AMT came out with "the BIG stuff"! 1/25 scale '32 roadster! '40 Ford Coupe, then '39 sedan! We were building like crazy.
    Shannon had a REAL 1:1 '34 three window, flathead powered. I had a REAL '32 five window a friend had given up on to go to M.I.T.
    By that time, my REAL '32 five window high boy was painted/chromed/running.
    So, our model building was put on hold.
    Shannon and I were 'into it', he was into R.O.T.C. thru high school, attended O.C.S. and went to Viet Nam, Non Comm. Officer. Killed in action.
    I think of him when I work on models, never forget.
     
  18. verde742
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    BU-TEE-FULL love them, wonderful execution !!!!
     
  19. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
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    Looks like a Tuskegee P-51... The guys that flew those were some bad bros..... I met an old pilot once waiting in line the buy plates for my cars... He was sporting an old Tuskegee pilots jacket....
     
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  20. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
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    Built this as an "engineering exercise" to work on colors and stance. How am I doing?
    SPark

    scalegreen1.jpg check3.png scalegreen5.jpg check5.png
     
  21. john worden
    Joined: Nov 14, 2007
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  22. 62rebel
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
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    I was a prolific builder up until my Dad passed in January of 2017. I sold off about 400 builtups and unfinished kits, a fair amount of parts, but, not the core of my "stash" of good tires, wheels, and engines, or custom parts. I still have about a dozen kits and a few "holy grail" and "special" kits left. I might get back into it again, I always have. My eyesight isn't what it used to be, and my hands aren't what they used to be, either. I'd be willing to bet that all my bottled paint is dried up by now.
     
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  23. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
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    from ohio

    Don't give up on those bottled paints too easy. I have had a few that has 10 cents on the lid that I brought back with a little thinner. It sure gets my blood boiling to go to Hobby Lobby and see the prices they charge for models and paints!!
     
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  24. 62rebel
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
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    Oh yeah. I remember the days of fifteen cent bottles, and $2.79 kits. Also 99 cents a gallon for milk and 69 cents a gallon for gas. long time ago now
     
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  25. I get all my kits off of eBay, or swap meets, but they are usually older kits. New kits are more reasonable sometimes on Amazon. I've been buying the old kits because I want to build the same kits I built as a kid.

    There's really not much new stuff out that is appealing to me.
     
  26. AGREED. they just keep re-issuing the same crap. and the new cars don't appeal to me at all.
     
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  27. heres a "model" i saw at the Gilmore museum. model T Ford assembly line. i always thought about building an assembly line, but it would take a lot of kits and or parts. IMG_2429.JPG IMG_2428.JPG IMG_2427.JPG IMG_2426.JPG IMG_2425.JPG IMG_2424.JPG IMG_2423.JPG
     
  28. rhtfo
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 36

    rhtfo

    As BuckeyBuicks said, I have had "old" testors paint given to me and thinner works. I put a bee bee in the bottles too. I've collected most of the (car) kits I had built as a kid (not all built yet) except the Monogram Big T. Got it for Christmas in 1962, built it in grade school, kept it thru high school and college only to be lost to the ages by a moving company. I keep an eye on them on evil bay, but haven't pulled the trigger yet.

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  29. xpletiv
    Joined: Jul 9, 2008
    Posts: 938

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    from chiburbs

    Hobby Lobby and such usually have a 40% off coupon on-line that one can print out and use it for 1 item as long as it's not on sale.

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  30. philo426
    Joined: Sep 20, 2007
    Posts: 2,006

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    The srencil worked very well. [​IMG]
     

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