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#1

Do we have any model builders in here? Sadly I haven’t finished much this year but I have been building lots through the years…

Some of my work from the last years:


Mercedes-Benz Actros

VW Beetle

Ford Galaxie (replica of my fathers 1:1 car)

VW Karmann Ghia

VW Golf

Chrysler Imperial

VW Scirocco

Ford Sierra XR4i

VW Caravelle

Ford Thunderbird

Chevrolet G30 Van


#2

Nice work. IMO, the best one there is the Galaxie. Haven’t built a model myself in… wait, what year is it?.. A Looooooong time.


#3


Yeah, I tried to build it as true to the 1:1 as I could…and I think that it went quite well, maybe the blue should have been a little bit brighter…

Also, I leave this thread open to other peoples builds too, so feel free to post. :slight_smile:


#4

I’ve stopped building a long time ago. Too expensive of a hobby to maintain together with restoring a real car. I’ll gather some pics of my old models.


#5


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I’ve managed to find some photos of my models on an old forum. Most of those were already sold or dismantled for parts.


#6

It’s really some lovely work there…


#7


My current project…Volvo FH12, yellow metallic and black metallic, with gold metalflake over everything…


#8


Started on a 48 Chevy today… Slammed on spoke wheels can never be wrong on a Chevy this age, huh?


#9

Just took pics of some cars that I’ve built but never photographed.

This Interceptor is a papercraft I’ve printed on heavy black paper, and build with some model car parts. A heavy rust and wash job complete the look.

This beach buggy started life as a 1953 Ford Crestline Victoria, dismantled after an accident and turned into a fun machine.

This Chevrolet 3100 pickup had a top chop and received a Chevy 502 paired with a Toronado transmission on the rear, along with a “solid axle” rear suspension (the powertrain is suspended with the wheels and axles)

That’s a Ford model A body over a '70 Corvette chassis, with a Chevy V8 and a custom intake for a Dodge Six Pack. And '57 Chevy headlights.

That’s one of my favorites. This Chevelle is owned by a desert dweller on a post apocalyptic enviroment. It runs on a watercooled electric motor powered by a solar panel over the top. The suspension is raised and the trunk is full of batteries for running in dark conditions. There’s a detailed stripped interior with a spare tyre and the power cables, along with a voltimeter on the dash. There’s also a crowbar for safety.

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This one started life as a damaged AMT 57 Bel Air customizing kit. It’s waaay far from it now. The top was chopped and shortened, the body was raked and narrowed, and a supercharged 426 Hemi was dropped on it. Surprisingly, the chassis is completely stock, apart from the lowered front suspension.

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#10

So…what have I done in almost two years? Actually, quite a lot.


1948 Chevy Fleetline Aerosedan


1937 Chevy Coupé


Chevy Van (yes, I used the horrible custom parts in the box, just because I could, they didn’t fit very well either, so yes, it should look this awful :smiley: )


1970 Chevy Camaro (horrible fit issues up front, I should have checked them up better before painting, oh well…)


Volvo 240 turbo, built as a birthday gift for a friend since her favourite car is the 240.


Ferrari 512TR targa conversion…boring and unispiring model to build… :frowning:


Volvo FH12 XL70, I guess 1997 since the XL70 appears to have been a special edition to celebrate Volvo’s 70 year anniversary.


Lotus Esprit, one of my dream cars and yellow just like it should be. :wink:


Audi 80, 90s tuner style…


#11

For all their faults (whatever they are) , everything you have made in the past two years has turned out better than I thought it would. Well done, and keep up the good work!


#12

Yeah, I looked at my 2019 builds a while ago and realized that my improvments during this time are quite impressive. The 48 Chevy, the two Volvos, the Lotus and the Audi are on a level I thought I would never reach tbh… Not trying to brag, just being satisfied.