Built Model Cars & Trucks - 1
are pictures of older built up models I have done, going
back to the 1980s. Cars and trucks I've assembled over the
years, before I really took a lot of pictures like I do
of the images are less than perfect, some are even from
Poloroids, so bare with me here.
old but not forgotton.
Revell Ford pickup truck. I added a custom blower setup, a chrome
rear suspension from an AMT Parts Pack, a clear truck bed, and
a third brake light on the back of the roof. I used Miller Beer
decals on the doors. This was a well designed kit from Revell,
even if you built it stock. I painted it with Testors Gloss White
and French Blue.
an AMT 1940 Ford, leave off the fenders and glass, add some steelies
for rims and a front tow bar, and you've got a Saturday night
racer. Painted with black and Testors Red.
is an AMT 1949 Mercury. I swapped out the rims, the rear fender
skirts are included with the kit. A flipped the front bumper and
painted the car with a purple hardware store paint.
AMT 1950 Ford. I used Fred Cady decals to make it a Florida State
Trooper car. I believe I made the siren and added the red light
on top. The paint is Testors Ivory (a cream color) and gloss black.
Ford pickup truck. It's painted with Testors Ivory. The decals
are probably a Fred Cady design, but I'm not sure. This is built
stock using only the kit's parts. This is a good kit, I especially
like the wheels. (Revell has surpassed this kit with their all
new FOOSE Ford truck, which is totally different than this kit).
around on the model bench one day I noticed this '55 Chevy body
(probably AMT) fit over a prostock chassis I had previously built
for something else. With new exhaust cutouts and a few minor fit
issues corrected, it fit perfectly. It's painted with Testors
Monogram 1956 Thunderbird. This kit includes a porthole hardtop
and the rear continental kit. It also assembled well with a 312
V8. I think this was painted with a light green, probably Hardware
Store paint. The white walls are plastic inserts for the tires,
so that's a big plus. They are easy to paint separately and look
perfect. This is one of Monogram's best kits.
AMT 1957 Chevy custom was given to me half assembled, so I took
it apart and tried to use most of the parts that were left to
in the box. This version of the AMT kit has a custom body (it
can't be built stock). There's no side trim for it and the front
and rear body parts are custom shaped. It includes an odd 409
V8 engine with unusual carbs and intake. I believe I added the
custom wheels. I can't say it was a great model, but it was different.
AMT 1957 Ford Fairlane. One of their best (older tooled) kits
they ever made. I added new style front seats to the interior,
some engine mods, and newer style wheels. The hood and doors open
on this kit. It was painted a Testors metallic purple / grape
color. It was way better than this old picture shows, but this
is the only image I have.
1958 Chevy. AMT version.
It's probably built right out of the box, with a light purple
Hardware store paint color. The NEBA bottle is from a local car
hangout that went out of business in the 1980s.
Revell 1959 Ford Skyline. The top actually folds into the trunk
on the kit. The mechanisms are fiddly, but it makes for an interesting
model. The kit also includes two figures for the front seat, a
sitting man and a woman, and the wide whitewalls. Painted with
Testors Gloss Red and Black.
Johan Richard Petty stock car model.
AMT 1965 Mercury. I got this kit from a friend already built.
But I disassembled it and redid the car. It's painted Testors
Red. This model has a "Twist-O-Wrist"
steering wheel, making it very unusual.
is an AMT Blueprinter AFX "Street Freak" Mustang kit.
I believe the TASCA FORD decals are from Fred Cady. It's painted
a Testors Metallic Blue. Other than that, I think it's built right
out of the box.
AMT 1967 Ford Mustang, built stock out of the box. I think the
paint is an automotive metallic blue color. The kit allows you
to cut open the trunk lid, which I did. This is a good kit except
that the front end sits high - an issue I've never been able to
correct, even though I've built several of these kits. The AMT
1968 Mustang kit has the same issue.
AMT Ford Torino built straight from the box. The paint I think
was a Testors Metallic Blue.
1970s Ford Mustang. Painted Testors Metallic Blue. I'm pretty
sure this was built straight out of the box. It's probably an
MPC or AMT kit.
1970s Ford Mustang. An AMT or MPC kit built straight from the
box. This one is painted Testors Red.
is a Johan Ford Torino stock car. I believe the decals were from
Fred Cady. Painted with Testors White with French Blue wheels
and interior (I think).
Ford Mustang II road racer. This is a curbside kit. Getting the
decals over the front hood louvers was nearly impossible. But
an interesting kit subject to build.
MPC Ford Mustang. This is built stock out of the box,
and uses a BSR Nascar paint color.
Revell Ford Mustang kit. This is also built straigt from the box,
with either a Testors Metallic Blue, or an automotive paint metallic
Monogram Boss 429 Ford Mustang built straight from the box. The
paint is a BSR Nascar color when they were in business.
AMT Ford Torino kit done as a Richard Petty stock car. The decals
are probably from Fred Cady. The paint is probably a Walmart Blue
which was a popular choice for petty models back when I was building
Revell Boss 302 Ford Mustang built straight from the box. I'm
not sure about the color - maybe a Testors Blue of some kind.
The nose of these kits is made wrong, a common complaint. But
Revell has fixed the issue with their upcoming 2018 reissue. I
believe this kit includes a special Trans-Am cross-boss intake
for the engine as an option. This was a hurricane build. Meaning without power for about 10 days I had plenty of free time to build several models.
Monogram Porsche 911. This is a great kit to build. I cut open
the sunroof which really shows off the interior. The paint is
probably Testors Metallic Blue.
Revell Ford Thunderbird S/C. These kits are great. There are a
couple different versions, including a Mercury Cougar XR7. I cut
the top off this one making it a convertible, and making the rear
trunk / deck plate behind the rear seat. The front windshield
includes sun visors, so they work out on the convertible look.
I added the rear wing. The rest is out of the box, and painted
Testors Metalic Blue.
Monogram 1958 Ford Thunderbird. I used two kits, cutting the rear
deck off one and adding it to this body to make it a two seater
roadster type custom. I grafted in the front and rear bumpers
and smoothed down the car as much as I could. The color is Testors
This was an AMT Louisville Ford truck with a dump bed from a 1/24 Japanese truck kit. I had it a few years and then one day it fell off of a high shelf and that was the end of that kit. But it was a fun project when built.