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What was your first model u ever built?
Posted by Chris guthro on Sunday, August 20, 2006 12:28 PM
What was ur first model u evr built?Mine was a "78 Lil Red Express"It had knobby tires with a little bit of a lift with the stock paint and decals with a homeade plow
Wink
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Posted by theflame on Sunday, August 20, 2006 1:26 PM
here's mine



A little Austin 7 in primer. Nothing much special, but I like it!
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Posted by Chris guthro on Sunday, August 20, 2006 1:30 PM
thats awesome.......i love it to cant wait to see it finished
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, August 20, 2006 2:52 PM
Mine was a Mitsubishi Eclipse from The Fast and the furious no Pics because it has since become a melted blob in the Fire Pit.
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Posted by mdlblder on Sunday, August 20, 2006 3:02 PM
one of my first was the BLACK WIDOW T-BUCKET.i think by lindbergh.paid about $1.30 for it.(late 60s)
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Posted by ROY1964 on Sunday, August 20, 2006 3:06 PM
Mine was and still have it!!! A1971 DODGE SPORTSMAN VAN... I bought it at a Flea market for $.25 cents in 1976!!! NO JOKE!!!
http://s90.photobucket.com/albums/k269/ROY1964/
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Posted by vette_lover2004 on Sunday, August 20, 2006 3:08 PM
My first model "car" was a AMT/Ertl Bigfoot 4x4x4 Monster Truck. I wish I still had it...But my first official model was a Star Trek USS Enterprise....I hate Star Trek....but my dad bought it for me.
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Posted by Mkowa PhD on Sunday, August 20, 2006 3:09 PM
It was a Renault something or other, possibly a PYRO kit, in 1961 when I was 5 years old. I remember using more and more glue because the tires kept falling off!-Mike
* Please Note-I do not sell any of my built or unbuilt kits-Thank you.* Yes, I am a PROUD PARENT OF A U.S. MARINE! (currently-9-11-09-BACK in the USA!) http://s21.photobucket.com/albums/b262/mkowa/
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, August 20, 2006 4:27 PM
amt 37 chevy 36 years ago, I know I'M getting OLD!! I was 5 yrs old, built with my dad
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Posted by Junior73 on Sunday, August 20, 2006 4:32 PM
revell snap tite 55 chevy about 26 years ago
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Posted by RacerH on Sunday, August 20, 2006 5:13 PM
Aurora's Undertaker Dragster back in 1964. I remember I had a lot of fun building it and it turned out okay. When it was reissued by Polar Lights a few years back I had to get one ... and I'm still struggling to put it together!
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Posted by theflame on Sunday, August 20, 2006 5:24 PM
more pics guys, i wanna see!
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Posted by carro on Sunday, August 20, 2006 7:49 PM
Mine's was a Thunderbird but I dont remember what year it was all I remember it was light green plastic and it was a convertible ,it was over 22 years ago
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, August 20, 2006 8:22 PM
AMT 1960 Ford built in late 1959. I added every part that came in the kit and brush painted it dark green and added every decal. It cost me .98. A couple of years later, AMT kits went up to $1.49, which really put a dent in my modeling budget.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, August 20, 2006 9:05 PM
Mine was a snap tite chevy pickup stepside. it was yellow, that i remember. my first real model was a 64 Chevy pickup. I did it in red and white two tone. Not that great but i just did another in blue and white
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Posted by purvissp on Sunday, August 20, 2006 9:51 PM
Mine was a 59 Thunderbird convertible. Big steel axles and a screw bottom. Think I also paid $.98 for the kit at Woolworths. Think I stuck every add on they had in the kit on that one. Louvers, long fender skirts, antennas. What a glue bomb that sucker would have been.

Remember those metal tubes of glue that smelled soooo good and the way the would ooze out went you layed them down?
Steve
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Posted by Chris B on Sunday, August 20, 2006 10:19 PM
Mine was the Revell 70 Challenger T/A with a little packet of turtle wax.
No idea where that model went or ended up. My cousin helped me build it. I was 13 at the time.
I have to get another one again. I remember painting only the hood flat black and rubbing the body out with the wax packet.
My dad had just died('83) and this hobby helped me through.
Chris
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, August 20, 2006 10:57 PM
If my memory serves me right (and sometimes it don't) the first one would be a 1960(?) Plymouth(?) something, it had a clear body with metalflake in the plastic, and you painted the inside. I was in the fourth grade and painted the outside Oops
After that it was the Black Widow Hot Rod (I think?)Confused
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Posted by bodeen2005 on Sunday, August 20, 2006 11:07 PM
my first was a monogram 1956 bel air.
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Posted by peanutgallery on Sunday, August 20, 2006 11:13 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by purvissp

Mine was a 59 Thunderbird convertible. Big steel axles and a screw bottom. Think I also paid $.98 for the kit at Woolworths. Think I stuck every add on they had in the kit on that one. Louvers, long fender skirts, antennas. What a glue bomb that sucker would have been.

Remember those metal tubes of glue that smelled soooo good and the way the would ooze out went you layed them down?


....and 30 seconds later it would be the exact spot where you would lay down the clear windshield, I also remember picking dried glue off my fingers for the next week.

Dennis

 

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Posted by fomocomav on Monday, August 21, 2006 9:48 AM
I did a 1932 Ford Victoria from AMT. My grandfather help me paint it and gave me great advice on how to build. I still remember what he taught me, and I had a great time doing it. I painted it silver and black to match the car on the top of the box, the white lid with the stock build on one side and the hot rod on the top. It was right before Lesney/Matchbox got AMT.
This model did not survive my moving out at 18 for college. My younger brother though that all model cars with rolling wheels should be used for demolition derby Dead. I recently got another one, and I am going to use a more detailed motor, but I am going to paint it the exact same, after I get these 15 started builds knocked out first!

fj

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, August 21, 2006 9:57 AM
my first car was a green pre painted 71 charger i lost it but i moan for another one my second moddel was the titanic my dad and i made that tiny thing float and we made a motor for it its in storage ... my little brother isaiah ,9 his first model was a snap 74 cuda that he gave to me to fix...
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, August 21, 2006 10:28 AM
Mine was an AMT 3-in-one 1962 Chevy Impala Convertible. A neighbor up the street had just purchased a real one brand new, and when the kit came out I figured I would try it. I was eight, so my Dad helped with the painting (dark metallic blue with a lighter blue interior). Came out OK. It's amazing how much better today's kits are, though.
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Posted by rattlehead71 on Monday, August 21, 2006 10:51 AM
Mine was a mid-70's Chevy Blazer my dad gave me. Both the truck and my dad are gone now. Wish I still had it. Been something to remember him by.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, August 21, 2006 10:52 AM
mine was a 67 mustang hard top, built it just like it was on the box
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Posted by Mr. Mopar on Monday, August 21, 2006 10:52 AM
Add another Thunderbird to the other two; mine was AMT's '66 convertible, hand-painted Sky Blue with a 'salt-and-pepper' interior. I still have the kit and box. I had several other kits at home when I bought it, but hadn't built them. The T-Bird actually caught my mother's eye, so we picked it up and took it home. That was about 4-5 years ago.
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Posted by slammd72chevy on Monday, August 21, 2006 2:06 PM
my mom had to go & get me the hardest kit she could possibly find (NASCAR), of the #42 Mello yello pontiac, that pile o junk came out ok, since everything was molded in black, it got put together that way & the water stickers were an ordeal from hell. I even put the rear axle into the car backwards (how i did that ill never know) no pics...since that was before i knew what a computer & WWW was about.
dropped @ birth i like my cars just like my women.....clean shaven check my fotki @: http://public.fotki.com/slammdsonoma/
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Posted by tiberius1701 on Monday, August 21, 2006 3:37 PM
My first car model was an Aurora Batmobile (1966). Actual first model was a Revell DC-8 in United airlines livery.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 2:47 PM
Man that was a looooong time ago.... I have enough trouble remembering what I'm building now !!!
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Posted by wabatuckeun on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 4:34 PM
UM the ORIGINAL release of Tom Daniels "Trantula"...Iguess in the early 70's????WOW I'd like to build it again(only 'cause I probably would have time for a snappper right now!!!)
Stace
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