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tinbanger
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Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 01:30 AM UTC
Nice models Damian!
Here is my latest model, I went to the LHS to pick up some paint and also had to get this one:


Lots of chrome on the engine which will have to go!
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 01:39 PM UTC
Love the Auburn Boattail. heard this model is quite a challenge to build.
tinbanger
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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 04:24 AM UTC

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Love the Auburn Boattail. heard this model is quite a challenge to build.



The body is made up of 6 pieces so some care to get it all lined up.
Some of the chrome will be replaced with metal foil.
tinbanger
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Posted: Friday, September 25, 2015 - 03:13 AM UTC
Had my eye on this one for some time and picked it up at the LHS:

I will not be building it the box cover colour, checked out web and found a nice looking one in Burgandy with Black fenders and running boards.
AussieReg
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Posted: Friday, September 25, 2015 - 05:10 AM UTC
That looks pretty sweet, nice pickup Richard.
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 04:16 PM UTC
Very nice Richard.

I have a Model A pick-up, my dad build(1/25 Lindberg I think). Burgundy body and black fenders. An excellent color combo.
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 11:34 AM UTC
Have done a little shopping as well.
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The MPC and the two old Monogram kits I found found quite cheap.
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Ordered Tamiya's 1/20 Honda F1 RA272 a couple of days ago.
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Posted: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 10:59 AM UTC
Very nice haul there Jesper, but wait, do I see a Pontiac in there? There is hope for you yet my friend!

I am interstate for work for a couple of days and came across a small hobby shop with a great selection of new and pre-loved kits, and on the top shelf covered in dust I spied this kit with a very cheap price tag

I enquired about the kit with the store owner and he said that it had been started by the previous owner who was an avid car builder, but unfortunately passed away before this "unique" project was completed. Of course I just had to see what this meant, so we cut the tape securing the lid and opened it up . . . . . .

'57 El Camino !!!!!!!



How could I pass this one up? The conversion so far is super-clean, I just hope that I can do it justice and live up to the hopes of the original owner. I promised the store owner that I would send him some photos of my progress.

Cheers, D
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 04:51 PM UTC
Damian: Ahh, the Pontiac. Well if I was ever to build a Nascar scene I would need a backmarker, somenone for the Mopars to overlap

That is quite a find there Damian. Awesome conversion.
Szmann
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Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2015 - 09:40 PM UTC
Forgive me, Father, I could not resist...



Now please give me the time to finish it, too!

Cheers, Gabriel
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Monday, December 07, 2015 - 12:02 PM UTC
Very nice buy Gabriel. It's a Mopar, so you are forgiven my son
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Posted: Monday, December 07, 2015 - 06:40 PM UTC

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Forgive me, Father, I could not resist...



I sense that there is still some good in you, it is not too late to return from the dark side!

Actually, that does remind me of Darth Vader's helmet. Spooky!

Nice find, I look forward to following that build.

Cheers, D
Szmann
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Posted: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 - 10:04 PM UTC
@Jesper: Thank you for forgiveness!

@Damian: Correct. Spooky! And I think is breathing steam I dream her already in dark plum color. And first I bought it as (intended) staff car! What do you say?

Cheers,
Gabriel
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Posted: Friday, January 15, 2016 - 06:45 AM UTC
Stopped by LHS to pick up my Funny car order and also picked up a snap-fast Chev for my grandaughter:






Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 04:29 PM UTC
Excellent buy's Richard.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 06:56 AM UTC
Nice additions to the styrene jungle Richard!

I grabbed a couple of kits from a local Buy/Swap/Sell page, just gotta love those '50s Chevies!



Cheers, D
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 12:13 PM UTC
Excellent buys Damian.
tinbanger
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Posted: Friday, January 29, 2016 - 04:30 AM UTC
Nice haul Damian!
Nomad added to my wish list.
tinbanger
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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 05:31 AM UTC
Following Damian's leed I picked up this one:-


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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 12:04 PM UTC
Sweet, gotta get me one of those now!
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 03:57 PM UTC
Very nice.

Always preferred the 55 nomad over the '56 & '57.
Got one in my stash
tinbanger
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Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 06:05 AM UTC
Picked up this one today,a basic model but with some extra details it should look ok:-

Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 11:38 AM UTC
Lovely little car Richard. Looks like it has some decent wirewheels.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 01:46 PM UTC
Neat little kit, nice pickup Richard.
tinbanger
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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 02:46 AM UTC
Thank's guys.
The box photo has the rag top rolled up and looks crapy! I will build this one with the top up!