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

  1. D.Lee
    Joined: Oct 21, 2015
    Posts: 166


    I got a Jimmy Flintstone 50 Olds body I’m gonna start on soon
  2. rc57
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
    Posts: 527


    Just finished decals on a F/C, film at 11.
  3. rudestude
    Joined: Mar 23, 2016
    Posts: 2,511


    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. 20200720_213240.jpeg 20200720_213127.jpeg 20200720_213000.jpeg 20200720_215513(0).jpeg 20200720_215311.jpeg 20200720_215449.jpeg

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  4. 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.



    "Hey Burt"
    "Yes Ernie?"
    "Any meat left on the bone Burt?"
    "Errrrrr, maybe Ernie.."
    DSC00020.JPG DSC00022.JPG
  5. 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 !

  6. * Revell '57 Ford Ranchero
    More photos for y'all
    20200713_203020.jpg 20200717_114835.jpg
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  7. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,712

    from Michigan

    Sweeeeeeet!!..... :D:)
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  8. Chrisbcritter
    Joined: Sep 11, 2011
    Posts: 1,853


    A lot of neat, subtle mods and corrections on that Ranchero - looking good!
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  9. Nice custom work on that Ranchero. But... is that floor jack handle the only thing propping that thing up?! Not safe!! :p[​IMG]
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  10. 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.......... 105.jpg
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  11. john worden
    Joined: Nov 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,620

    john worden
    from iowa

  12. AMT,Revell, 20200614_081523.jpg 20200514_203249.jpg 20200509_125430.jpg etc. bonuses
    20181117_122647.jpg FB_IMG_1542475638180.jpg
  13. D.Lee
    Joined: Oct 21, 2015
    Posts: 166


  14. 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.... 20200729_181755.jpeg 20200729_181642.jpeg 20200729_181545.jpeg

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  15. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
    Posts: 2,135


    ^^ I just got beat out on one of those on ebay. ^^
    Ebay and I just don't seem to get along.
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  16. 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.


    DSC00016.JPG DSC00017.JPG

    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.
  17. Rottenpop, I like the roll down window detail on your pickup. That's a nice touch!
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  18. Dago 88
    Joined: Mar 4, 2006
    Posts: 1,935

    Dago 88

  19. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
    Posts: 2,135


    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.

    Model 160.jpg

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  20. mchook
    Joined: Oct 6, 2018
    Posts: 66


    Started on a 1929 Model A wrecker with a scratch built working Weaver Auto Crane & body SUNP0014 (3).JPG SUNP0017.JPG SUNP0002 (1).JPG SUNP0003 (1).JPG SUNP0009 (1).JPG .
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  21. D.Lee
    Joined: Oct 21, 2015
    Posts: 166


    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.
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  22. D.Lee
    Joined: Oct 21, 2015
    Posts: 166


    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.
  23. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
    Posts: 2,135


    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 goofy beehive hairdo or flame tattoos covering her arms. This pic
    is a true representation of the fifties.

    Last edited: Aug 12, 2020
  24. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,712

    from Michigan

    Yep!.... Gals had real class back then....
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  25. dmdeaton
    Joined: Nov 25, 2017
    Posts: 468


    What’s the secrets to the rust? Looks so cool. I gotta learn how to do it.
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  26. 65pacecar
    Joined: Sep 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,260

    from KY, AZ

    I can perfect it on my real cars, not so much on the models.

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  27. D.Lee
    Joined: Oct 21, 2015
    Posts: 166


    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!
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  28. mchook
    Joined: Oct 6, 2018
    Posts: 66


    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. SUNP0014 (1).JPG
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  29. mchook
    Joined: Oct 6, 2018
    Posts: 66


    I got some engine work done & made the seat look like crap too. It's getting there. SUNP0008 (2).JPG SUNP0009 (2).JPG SUNP0010 (2).JPG SUNP0011 (1).JPG SUNP0013 (2).JPG
  30. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
    Posts: 2,135


    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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