• File: 1:16 Custom Chevy Baja Truck

    The basis of this truck was the Mean Mudder kit that I modified by stretching the frame, raising the cab roof, and fabricating a sleeper cab to it. The dirt bike is from the kit, and modern surfboards were added. The external cage was the most fun to build and really adds to the build. The base was from...
  • File: 1/16 Custom Chevy Baja Truck

    From this angle, it shows how the roof of the cab was slanted up to join the sleeper shell and the rear cab wall was removed to provide access. The external roll bar incorporates the overhead rack and mounts the off-road lights. I retained the rear section of the cargo bed for gas cans, tool boxes, and...
  • File: 1957 Chevy Nomad

    This Chevy was painted purple metallic. The interior was painted two shades of gray.
  • File: 1959 Impala

    This is an AMT curbside kit I built in 1961 or 1962. I recently found it and many others in a couple of boxes in storage. I replaced the original missing exhaust pipes with aluminum tubing and added some lakes plugs from a 1/64 scale diecast cartoon car. Otherwise, it is exactly how I built it back then...
  • File: 1962 Chevy Impala

    I built this for a friend who has the 1:1 car, so reference pictures were easy. It's built box-stock, finished in Tamiya Titanium Gold, and topped with Dupli-Color automotive clear. A great build and a big car!
  • File: 1972 Nova SS

    This Nova SS is a stock build with a set of Cragar SS mags. It's the "Day 2" look that many muscle cars took on after arriving home from the dealer lot.
  • File: 1955 Chevy Nomad wagon

    Ready to head on to the beach and catch some waves.
  • File: 1937 Chevy Street Rod

    This AMT 1937 Chevy street rod has a 1967 Camaro blown small-block with headers and exhaust made from solder wire and aluminum tubing. The tires and wheels are parts-box items. I used Dupli-Color Dark Cherry Metallic over white primer, cleared, rubbed out, and waxed. The interior and soft top were painted...
  • File: 1972 Chevelle SS

    This kit is an original AMT 'Red Alert.' It originally had a black interior and different wheels/tires. I changed it a few years ago when I noticed black interiors don't enhance model cars when photographed.
  • File: 1950 Chevy pickup

    It's mostly a box-stock build, with the centers of the wheels machined down so the hubcaps don't stick out. It was a subtle change that resulted in contest wins, although I don't know if anyone realized why it looks better.
  • File: 1955 Chevy

    This 1955 was built box-stock, with wheels from my 1949 Mercury. The paint is Volkswagen Deep Black auto paint, and the roof was done in nail polish to achieve a flecked look. It was finished in acrylic clear from a spray can. Inspiration came from Dr. Dan's 1955 Chevy, although I chickened out of...
  • File: 2013 Camaro ZL1/2010 Camaro RS SS police car

    These are both AMT kits. The ZL1 was painted Testor's Fiery Orange lacquer with clear. The black stripes were painted instead of decals.The police car was painted with white enamel. These were "quick" builds to get me out of my winter slump.
  • File: 1967 Pro Street Camaro

    This is a 1967 Camaro kit by AMT that I custom built to be a Pro Street design.
  • File: Dirty Donny Chevy Van 4x4

    This is one my son built. He will probably kill me when he sees I posted it. He used the Chevy Van from AMT and suspension from the GMC Fall Guy truck. Tires and wheel are from the Model King F350 release. Lights were custom made.
  • File: Cali Custom

    This AMT 1964 Chevy Impala was built as the custom version using whitewall skinnies and slicks. The paneled paint is Testor's One Coat Purple-Licious dusted with Tamiya Sky Blue anodized aluminum fade and Flaming Orange to Electric Pink fade. The top is Inca Gold with Tamiya Clear Orange fade, all...
  • File: 1949 Merc

    This is one of my first radical customs. Besides the chopped top, other modifications include a pie-cut section of the body, canted quad headlights with a modified grille, and canted taillights. Other features are homemade lakes pipes from aluminum rod, and full custom interior which includes a modified...
  • File: 1965 Chevelle SCCA Racer

    This Revell 1965 Chevelle SCCA was inspired by some photos of Herb Adams 1964 Tempest called the Grey Ghost. A big sedan pushing through the Mustangs and Challengers.
  • File: 1951 Chevy Fleetline

    I built this from AMT's 1951 Chevy Fleetline kit. It's lowered, and has a wired-and-plumbed small-block Chevy engine. I scratchbuilt the exhaust and seat belts and the kitbashed tires and wheels. The finish is Tamiya black, with Testor's lacquer clear and some chrome foil work.
  • File: 1955 Chevy

    1955 Bel Air