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Building on a budget

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  • Member since
    June, 2012
  • From: Podunkville USA
Building on a budget
Posted by gloozalot on Monday, October 08, 2012 12:13 PM

Here is a small shop I finished up around '90.  It has been collecting dust in my display case since then.  The little "T" in the corner is the one I posted in the Race Car section and this is where it spends its time.  The Nova is built on Revell '55 chevy frame rails and the body is from the first release '66 Nova kit.  The shop walls are balsa and the base is Oak.  Most of the shop equip is scratch built along with whatever I could find from a kit.  The figures are from the Fujimi mechanics set.  I enjoyed this build and most of my modeling buddies liked it.  Hope you enjoy it!    


To Err is human, to blame it on someone else shows management potential.  



  • Member since
    March, 2011
  • From: South Central Pa.
Posted by CarGuy1963 on Monday, October 08, 2012 1:45 PM

Very cool Glooz. Lots of detail there. Great job.

Its only plastic until you add imagination! CG63.

  • Member since
    February, 2005
  • From: Southeast Pennsylvania
Posted by peanutgallery on Monday, October 08, 2012 8:13 PM

Real nice job....I had to look several times to pick up all the details.



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    August, 2010
Posted by gunn on Tuesday, October 09, 2012 6:09 AM

very nice job

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    February, 2004
  • From: Middle Earth
Posted by dunjuz_wryt on Tuesday, October 09, 2012 8:09 AM

That's very cool, Glooz! That nova always made the COOLEST stocker. ;=)

 Cruising on empty, running into the sun...

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 10:31 AM

Excellent clutter, Well done.

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
       - Antoine de Saint-Exepury


  • Member since
    January, 2010
  • From: Drummonds, TN
Posted by Rotorbolt on Monday, October 29, 2012 9:09 PM

Dude! I remeber seeing this garage diorama in the SAE febuary 1991 issuie covering the 1990 southwest challenge. Titled "starting over"..Took 1st place in diorama class.. Man, I can't believe this is still around after 22 years. Still looks great! I was just a kid back then.. but this build inspired me to build my first garage diorama around that time. I still have it too.

If you can't find or afford to buy it, Build or make it yourself.


On my bench: 57 Ford skyliner, 56 chevy gasser, 57 ford gasser, 2- 72 Novas , 69 nova, 54 chevy fieldcar, 61 Galaixe ,  63 Buick electra convertible..along with  a handfull of stalled builds I need to finish. Basicaly too many.

  • Member since
    June, 2012
  • From: Podunkville USA
Posted by gloozalot on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 11:08 AM

Roto, Knowing I "inspired" someone from one of my builds means more than the 1st place ever will!  Thank You for telling me that!  All those old builds are still in my display case and I cant believe its been over 22 years either.  I wish I could see as well as I did when I built that one!  Thanks for remembering, you made my day.  Glooz

To Err is human, to blame it on someone else shows management potential.  



  • Member since
    January, 2004
  • From: East Tennessee
Posted by MISTERTWISTER on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 4:01 PM

Excellent job on the details and subtle weathering. Nice pics also.

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    October, 2012
Posted by Hiccup on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 1:31 PM

Thats the absoloute buisness ... one way of judging  a nice model is one of do I wish thst was mine , in this case thats a definate YES  !

 very well done


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