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Abit of fun..

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  • Member since
    February 2004
  • From: nottingham,england
Abit of fun..
Posted by arcturus on Thursday, October 11, 2018 7:15 AM

We've all bought built up kits off ebay before for restoration, whats the most ....ingenius, interesting, amusing things you've come across that have been used in building a model. Even things you've done yourself in your younger days .

My top three has to be.

A 59 Cadillac Promo painted in lipstick. Luckily, the 'paint job' just wiped off.
70 Olds 442 That had tooth picks for axles
70 AMT Torino NASCAR that had wooden seats and painted on tailights (badly that is)

Because unlike some Robin hoods,I can speak with an english accent...
  • Member since
    October 2008
Posted by oldcarguy on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 9:16 AM

How about this ?

Do you remember the old MPC small edition Monte Carlo , Molded in Blue ? I got on at a yard sale for a buck .The top had been cut off and replaced with a brass sheet one with the " T " top configuration . Not to bad either . I went on to do the front cap .( Fenders and Hood ) the same way . Weird .

  • Member since
    May 2017
  • From: Douglas AZ>
Posted by littletimmy on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 10:27 PM

Even things you've done yourself in your younger days .


  The first "glue together kit I ever did, was a AMT 56 Ford. ( The very same kit that's in my signature below. )  I painted it Royal Blue ( mostly) and then I took Binder re-enforcement tabs,( the rount ,White color Doughnut's that you put on notebook paper to keep it from ripping out of the binder), and stuck them all over the car.

  I then procceded to paint them all kind's of color's .....

It looked like my car had an accident with a "Froot- Loop's" truck !!!

( What did I know ..... I was 6 year's old ... and it looked cool....)

Dont worry about the thumb print.... paint it rust and call it battle damage.

   Soon to be on the bench...







  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 10:41 PM

The first time I built AMT's 53 Ford pickup, I filled in the back window with balsa wood (I dunno why) and then used rolled up strips of corduroy glued inside it as headrests.  I was maybe 10 or so at the time ..... to me it looked pretty good.

Cheers.  Steve


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