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  • Member since
    December 2019
Good to be Here
Posted by Kadin T. on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:58 PM

Oh boy, where do I even start? I, personally, am not big on building models. I know, weird. I'm more in to restoring old models and toys and customizing new ones. My collection is mostly comprised of older Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars, with a few larger scale things here and there. A few things, however, are much cooler. My three absolute favorites are a Hubley Toys Ford Model A Victoria, an old Tootsietoy car, I have no idea what kind of car it is, probably an old Caddy, and a very old John Deere unstyled B tractor, which is probably as old as its real-life counterpart. I'm leaving the tractor alone for the moment, but the Hubley and Tootsietoy are currently being restored. I do things the old school way, mostly because I work on old school things. I paint what needs to be painted by hand, with a brush. If I need parts, I salvage from what I have, build what I can, and buy what is not in my collection or level of expertise. The only thing I do other than these three is 3D print parts that I cannot buy, build, or salvage. That is a last resort for me if I cannot even buy a like-model car in worse condition than what I'm working on, but has the parts I need. The only car I've ever had to consider this on is the Hubley Ford. I love what I do with these old things, and it will always be a hobby of mine. I also enjoy building classic semi trucks from Legos. I'm really good with them, and there isn't one I can't build. I am also a small engine mechanic, and I'm a truck nerd. I think I'm gonna like it here. 

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 6:13 AM

Welcome to the forum, Kadin. Sounds like someinteresting projects. Resorations can be very satisfying. Enjoy.

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