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mz-formula

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Re: Plastic model kits.......a dying hobby
« Reply #40 on: June 26, 2019, 09:23:51 PM »
Some of my older builds ... I haven't built anything since about 2005ish, and all of these pics are from that time period.

1953 Nomad ... Still not finished




'97 corvette concept.  I did this in early '96 before the new body style '97 Vette was released.  100% guesswork and based on a 4th gen Firebird.



Speaks for itself I suppose ... the last time i painted with Enamel.   It was awful waiting for this thing to dry ... almost a month.


Its a viper ... nothing too special..


Vette-Amino  This was a snap-tite corvette spider hood grafted onto the standard kit hood, and an S10 bed stuck in the back.




My '75 being restored.    This started out the Warbird kit, which was a T top.  The tail panel and firewall are noting but bondo.






Impala, pretty much out of the box with some details added ... which was odd for me.





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Re: Plastic model kits.......a dying hobby
« Reply #41 on: June 26, 2019, 09:24:34 PM »
'68 Firebird Wagon ...  Yup ... I did it to a first gen.  If i had a real one with a shot back end ... this could be what I ended up with.  Love it.



'68 Firebird







Outlaw and Beatnik Bandit... Good lord were these decals a pain.



Some customs in the works...  The firebird is mostly done ... I should take a picture. The spoiler is pretty wild.









Dare I say ... A Mustang



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Re: Plastic model kits.......a dying hobby
« Reply #42 on: June 26, 2019, 10:02:28 PM »
Wow! You got mad skills.  That vette truckish thing and the first gen wagon are awesome!
79 Trans am 301 (work in progress) LS swap n progress
79 Formula 301 (Work in progress)
67 RS Camaro (Work in progress)
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Re: Plastic model kits.......a dying hobby
« Reply #43 on: June 27, 2019, 05:42:18 AM »
Thanks!

My room mate and I in college were a bit odd.  Most guys were out clubbing, bar hopping or partying, we were in the apartment listening to the lime green Jethro Tull 8 track ("Jethro Green" as we called it) building model kits.  The patio was great for spraying when it was warm out, otherwise the kitchen was perfect to do the same in cold weather.

Any way... Here is that bird, mostly complete.  No engine,   Purple / orange flip flop paint, the top of the hood was from a '68 bird, all spoilers and flares are custom, the lower doors onto the fenders is actually from the hood of a '70 (1/2) Camaro.    Funny quick story with the roof.  This kit had the really narrow style roof hatches, with the really thick center roof part remaining.  It didn't look right and I could not figure out what to do with it.  My room mare suggested a targa top, un-known to me ... joking.  Out came the razor saw, and out the center of the roof came.  "I didn't think you would actually do it!"  lol  any way .. still didn't look right, so i worked up the curved swoopy roof bar.







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Re: Plastic model kits.......a dying hobby
« Reply #44 on: June 27, 2019, 05:52:16 AM »
Nice, you just need a 455 to complete the job.




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Re: Plastic model kits.......a dying hobby
« Reply #45 on: June 30, 2019, 11:49:50 PM »
I just these two kits for my birthday last month. I am really looking forward to building them! Should be a lot of fun!
Jim

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Re: Plastic model kits.......a dying hobby
« Reply #46 on: July 01, 2019, 05:37:02 AM »
I never saw a big bird kit before.  That one is going to be alot of fun

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Re: Plastic model kits.......a dying hobby
« Reply #47 on: July 05, 2019, 03:58:11 AM »
There used to be a 1-12 79 TATA kit by Monogram

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« Reply #48 on: July 07, 2019, 08:56:28 AM »
Yeah, I like that big kit, don't think ive seen one like that. I saw a tenth kit (reg. size) at Carlisle a couple of years ago, looked like all parts still in the wrappers for something like $20. I thought the guy was asking too much. Shouldve bought it.
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Re: Plastic model kits.......a dying hobby
« Reply #49 on: July 08, 2019, 10:26:24 AM »
There used to be a 1-12 79 TATA kit by Monogram


This was a rare kit and it is kind of hard to find now a days. I wish I could get my hands on one. 1/8 scale TransAm
.That was a big kit!
Jim


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1972 LeMans Convertible
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1977 MGB  Roadster Convertible

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Re: Plastic model kits.......a dying hobby
« Reply #50 on: July 08, 2019, 11:00:44 AM »
Good lord.... 1/8!?!?    I want one! Lol

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Re: Plastic model kits.......a dying hobby
« Reply #51 on: July 08, 2019, 11:28:37 AM »
I have no need for a 1/8 scale kit. I have a 1/1 scale kit in my garage.
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Re: Plastic model kits.......a dying hobby
« Reply #52 on: July 08, 2019, 03:25:04 PM »
Form, you took my thought away, LOL. I have one of those kits in my garage as well.
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77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
'01-HD RoadKing

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Re: Plastic model kits.......a dying hobby
« Reply #53 on: July 08, 2019, 10:39:18 PM »
Hmmm...I have the large TATA model kit...can't remember what size it is but I know it's strangely large for what I was used to seeing. I will try to remember to go and take a picture of it for you all!!
Charlie

79 Esprit but like many, it will be a T/A clone
(18 years and counting but still have her)

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Re: Plastic model kits.......a dying hobby
« Reply #54 on: July 09, 2019, 12:46:18 AM »
I have no need for a 1/8 scale kit. I have a 1/1 scale kit in my garage.

You’re exactly right about that! :)
I’d like the 1/8 model just because it might be a little cheaper to build!
Jim
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1972 LeMans Convertible
1977 Trans Am
1972 Firebird
1971 Firebird
1970 Firebird
1977 MGB  Roadster Convertible

Re: Plastic model kits.......a dying hobby
« Reply #54 on: July 09, 2019, 12:46:18 AM »