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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by milo1303s, Mar 16, 2014.
I got a Jimmy Flintstone 50 Olds body I’m gonna start on soon
Just finished decals on a F/C, film at 11.
Crap....Sunday flew right past me.
Here's a peek at whats happening with one of the Chevelles, one of the 4 that I got..actually 1 1/2 , that I posted earlier.
I took body parts from the damaged one and added to one of the others and come up with this .
Will see were it goes from here.
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Hi all. I bought this AMT '57 in 1980 and it's been Stock, A Gasser, smashed in a house move and ended up in the parts box....
I brought it back to life with a coat of primer and then, got inspired by the Sitting and Rotting thread...
This 40 year old little lump of plastic has kept me focused and entertained for the past few weeks and I'm well pleased with how it's turned out.
"Any meat left on the bone Burt?"
"Errrrrr, maybe Ernie.."
Revell 1957 Ford Ranchero on the bench.
( multi piece 1/25 scale)
Widened Desoto grill/bumper .
"Tin" added under the front clip behind
the Desoto grill/bumper .
Angled door "B" pillar .
Peaked the fenders .
Cleaned up the front of the roof.
Lengthen the fin and tail lights .
Slightly dropped the chassis in front.
Frenched Lucas in the
trimmed headlight buckets .
Weathered the chassis a bit.
On to the photos Ya'll !
* Revell '57 Ford Ranchero
More photos for y'all
A lot of neat, subtle mods and corrections on that Ranchero - looking good!
Nice custom work on that Ranchero. But... is that floor jack handle the only thing propping that thing up?! Not safe!!
Just wanted to say thanks for sharing your builds. I'm amazed at the talent and detail work that you guys do. I have a lot of very old builds. I'd like to restore some back to the way they were. They were amateur, kid built stuff. I'm kinda embarrassed to even post them here, with all your cool builds. But I may post a couple to show how we used to build them when we were kids. Ron..........
A 32 Vicky seeing the light of day after a 40 to 50 year sleep. I just cleaned and put it back together the way it was. Ron....
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^^ I just got beat out on one of those on ebay. ^^
Ebay and I just don't seem to get along.
Hey Ron! Don't beat yourself up over some old models cars.
I love the fact that some of mine have survived all this time no matter what shit life throws at me. They are a glimpse into the past, when life was a lot simpler...
Up first is a nasty street racer of a '41 Plymouth. The blown 409 is still cool but the back seat driving position dates it. lol I think I was 13 when I built this so who cares?!
Next, a '40 pickup.
I must have built this a long time ago as it has plug wires. Not a chance of that now with my eyes. Bast*rd.
There's loads more that need some lovin' and I'll post as I find.
Rottenpop, I like the roll down window detail on your pickup. That's a nice touch!
Who does these bodies? I did one years ago using a Chevy Fleetline.
While trying to eliminate unneeded stuff I ran across two kits my kid put together
when he was 13 in 1989. I thought about trying to redo them, then decided they
were pretty good examples for first tries. Here's the Monogram '56 Chevy.
Started on a 1929 Model A wrecker with a scratch built working Weaver Auto Crane & body
Look up Jimmy Flintstone studios, pretty good price for just the body, then I bought the Revell custom Olds kit for the rest of it.
The wheelbase was off just a tad, easy fix and lowered the car a little more while doing so, sits just right.
This was my Grandpas Olds, Grandma standing with it, that’s the car I’m building.
I'm digging both the model and the photo. I could have the model on a shelf just the
way it is and would feel kool driving the real thing (maybe minus the visor). Check
out Grandma...no goofy beehive hairdo or flame tattoos covering her arms. This pic
is a true representation of the fifties.
Yep!.... Gals had real class back then....
What’s the secrets to the rust? Looks so cool. I gotta learn how to do it.
I can perfect it on my real cars, not so much on the models.
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Glad you enjoy it. I’m not big on the visor either, but the model is getting one, it’s only right. It was also nosed, decked and fast.
This was about 1956, definitely a pure 50s photo, thanks for cleaning it up!
Thanks, I use a paint called "sophisticated finishes" it's a paint with iron mixed in and you use a solution over the paint to make real rust. It takes some practice but worth it. I use weathering powders for streaks and light rust too.
I got some engine work done & made the seat look like crap too. It's getting there.
Most people never know how hip their parents and grandparents actually were. Seeing
a grandmother hanging with a '50's custom, actually in the '50s, well that's pretty kool.
And you're welcome!
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