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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 30FordNerd, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. 30FordNerd
    Joined: Oct 5, 2012
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    I have been building model cars for a while now but I have not built one for ages. So what was your last model you have built? So please picture away!

    The model below is a AMT 1934 ford coupe with the roof chopped off. I was trying to build it like this car seen at Bonneville speed week.
     

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  2. aircap
    Joined: Mar 10, 2011
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    That was back in the late 70's..... so I don't remember what the model was.
    Now, then.... I have modded a couple Hot Wheels into salt racers.
    Does that count?
     
  3. NickJT
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
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    from S.E. PA

    It's been a long time for me, too. Maybe I'll start again when I retire.

    One of my favorites and I actually built this kit three times in different ways was this one:

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  4. Cerberus
    Joined: May 24, 2010
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    Last model car I built was a 1959 Cadillac. I had a real '59 Cadillac 4-door in the garage at the time. I wanted to shorten it, and make it a two door, with a rag top. The '59 Cad had the most outlandish tailfins of all Detroiters. See the model I modified.
     

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  5. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    I still have the car models I built in the 1960's, and the ones I started and never finished. I moved on to real cars I've never finished. Bob
     
  6. My model car bench was so fubar, I recently put all my projects away and cleaned it up from A-Z.

    Got a '40 Ford going now, making it into the original AMT box art replica.

    Bob
     
  7. last actual finished model? That would be the old Monogram 32 Roadster, I tend to have up to 10-15 projects on the go and very few finished models. Guess I just enjoy building rather than the finished product!

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  8. graverobber63
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    Finished this '58 about 6 months ago. I kept the skirts removeable and I can swap the rear bumpers for the continental kit. I just can't decide what wheels to run, so I might just leave them un-glued so I can swap them out!

    Polished Torq Thrusts and wide whites
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    Wires and 2 bar knock off's
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    AE 200s' or 'Daisys'
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    Chrome reverse
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    Chevy caps
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    Keystone Klassics
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    Lancer style caps
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  9. graverobber63
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    AWB Chevy II gasser i did at about the same time. Arias blown Hemi and Radirs

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  10. Paint
    Joined: Nov 18, 2005
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    59 Impala about 5 years ago.
     

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  11. Built this one about 10 years ago.


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  12. 46stude
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
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    I just finished up an AMT '58 Impala for the Model Builders social group's latest HAMB Build-Off. There should be a post up soon with all of the entries & a poll to pick your favorites.
     
  13. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
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    I stopped building models when I got my driver's license, 50 years ago...
     
  14. Ester Eddie
    Joined: Feb 26, 2012
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    from Alaska

    Sorry about the lame pic.These I have at work ..

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  15. robber
    Joined: Nov 25, 2011
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    This is the last one that I never built:rolleyes: Its still in the box, from 1963:cool:
     

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  16. boldventure
    Joined: Mar 7, 2008
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    Posted this one before but here it is again :p
     

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  17. 4 pedals
    Joined: Oct 8, 2009
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    from Nor Cal

    Last one I finished was a Datsun 510 for a coworker about 7-8 years ago. I used to build constantly,but gradually lost interest as I went through my 20's. I still like them and appreciate the work that goes into them. I just don't have the patience or desire to do them myself. I still have a few kicking around and all my tools should one of my boys get interested. For me they were access to the car hobby before I was old enough to have the real thing. My dad wasn't a car guy so all I could do was build and dream. My boys have access to the hobby hands on from the beginning.

    Devin
     
  18. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
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    You could buy this kit new with the vintage box art... Just visit: www.revell.com Enjoy!..;)
     
  19. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
    Posts: 5,757

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    from Indy

    I only built AMT models in the mid 60's and early 70's. My last one built was a 40 Ford Sedan Delivery. good times
     
  20. Toner283
    Joined: Feb 13, 2008
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    Where did you get those Radirs? They look really good.
     
  21. luciomduran
    Joined: Sep 18, 2006
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  22. GirchyGirchy
    Joined: Mar 17, 2011
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    from Central IN

    Been stuck on a couple....got the Black Widow T almost done and have started on a '37 Ford pickup with a Poncho V8.

    I need to finish building up a paint booth so I can paint again, but there's always something else to do. Plus evenings aren't as open as they used to be. Sigh.
     
  23. 34 five window...chopped.
     
  24. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
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    Ha ha ha. Story of my life right there...:rolleyes:
     
  25. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
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    Boy, do I have model cars started! (began collecting again at my shop, around 1976: a new customer had bought a '32 roadster, couldn't 'see' my concept drawings. {some folks don't have perception like the rest of us do}
    Anyway, I stopped in the hobby shop in Campbell, D&J, and picked up a Monogram '32 roadster.

    Big surprise when I got home: Damned thing had frame & fenders molded together! (had to saw the fenders off, then mock up the rest for Deuce rails)
    I had it finished & painted, with the help of a '53 Ford F100 kit...Yeah, 3 days of it and I was Back into Modeling!
    (after a 12 year hiatus)
    The Deuce customer droppen in the following week, I showed him the model, and he literally jumped up and down. "That's exactly it!"
    That $4.95 Monogram netted me just shy of $3K, less than a week's work; and my buddy Moe painted it.
    Von Franco was at my shop then, I had bought a basket case '33 pickup to do a shop truck. Franco gifted me a classic collector's kit of the AMT '34 pickup! I still have it, and it has been re-released from Lindberg.
    The AMT 'tool' had gone in for repair, then a change in mgm't lost the whereabouts of said 'tool'. Lindberg execs discovered it at the machinist's place and made an offer...

    I had the bug again...so I started buying, to build later...New and reissued kits were coming back in waves...I have most everything, some as many as 6,7...primarily 1963 and older. (T's, A's, '32's...and on to '50s)
    I was stoked with the Revell move to correct '32s. 3 window, then the Highboy roadster. '32 Five window, then Tudor sedan. Everything so scale, they are interchangable as the real ones.

    Last one I did was an AMT '27 highboy tub, atop '32 rails...like my 1:1.
    Really want to build, but it takes time. (to clean my bench) LOL
     
  26. abc123
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
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  27. Koz
    Joined: May 5, 2008
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    I built Roths' "Tweety Pie". My brother smashed it and that was the end.... about 1965 or so.
     
  28. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
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    Buy a new kit!... www.revell.com Enjoy!:)
     
  29. "T'RANTULA"
    Joined: Aug 6, 2011
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    from Ohio

    Built the Creepy T several years ago. Ever since then I always wanted a T bucket. ;)

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  30. NotNuRodz
    Joined: May 18, 2008
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    here is the last few I built I think it has been about 4 years. I wish I had more time to build them but between working on real cars and school there just isn't any time.

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