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Tamiya RX-7 Rescue/Rebuild, Part II

After the initial coat of primer, I discovered some etching in numerous spots along the RX-7’s body.  I assume it was caused by whatever paint was used on the car initially.  So, after a second coat of primer, and some … Continue reading

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Tamiya RX-7 Rescue/Rebuild

I acquired this little gem as a built-up from eBay some years ago and it’s been patiently waiting for some attention.  This is the Tamiya 1/24 RX-7 from the early 80’s.  Tamiya was the only company, to my knowledge, that … Continue reading

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Monogram Corvette America

Yeah, words fail me.  But, I figured everybody should attempt at least one build of the Corvette America. Issued only once by Monogram, as far as I know.  The kit is a great source of wire wheels.  The tires are … Continue reading

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Tom Daniel’s Vandal

My take on the iconic Vandal.  I shaved the bumpers, added “wood” paneling to the interior, and cut the read doors such that they would appear to open more traditionally.  I filled the “CHEV” impression on the back, and swapped … Continue reading

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Tom Daniel California Vette Restore Project

Some time ago, I acquired a mixed lot from eBay that contained a nearly complete Corvette SS and a Tom Daniel California Vette Street Machine.  Both are kits that I’ve wanted for a long time, but they frequently command high … Continue reading

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Tim Flock Chrysler

The Moebius Kit.  An impressive model.  I attempted to show the car as it might have looked after running a race.  Perhaps I should have added some dents and scars to give it more of a battle-weary look.  Lots of … Continue reading

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Lotus Seven

A neat little kit.  The Tamiya 1/24 Lotus Super Seven.  Shown here in BRG.

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F-19a Stealth Fighter

        1/72 Testors / Italeri kit.  In the early 1980’s, Testors released a kit of what the Stealth Fighter must have looked like.  This is my take on what may well have been an iconic kit.  Not … Continue reading

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GMC Syclone, Monogram

The GMC Syclone.  This truck should be built today based on the Canyon/Colorado twins.  Nearly all were painted black on black.  I thought I’d try something a little different.  Not sure if I like the way it turned out or … Continue reading

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S10, Down Low

  The AMT S-10.  It’s a great little kit.  This is the “Xtreme” version.  It could use a repaint, but who has the time?

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