Built Model Cars & Trucks - 4
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.
AMT Chevy Nova. I built this to represent a daily driver that
was all go and no show. She might not be pretty on the outside
but her engine makes her one of the fastest cars around.
body is painted a flat grey (or primer?), with one red fender (shot with red
paint and then Dullcote). There's some rust damage and some duct
tape covering some holes. This is a very good kit, which includes
an engine stand and rear slapper bars.
Zinger type model? I'm not sure who made it. Maybe Moebius. I just painted it
Testors Red and slapped it together.
is an AMT Ford Fairlane. I used Fred Cady
decals to make a stock car out of it. I used Testors White and
probably a Walmart Blue color for the rims and interior.
Tamiya Tyrrell F1 race car. As most all Tamiya kits are, it was
easy to assemble and makes for a great model project. I thought
the car was interesting because of the four front wheels. I think
it's painted a Testors Blue, or maybe their French Blue.
Monogram Ford Mustang. Long before Revell issued their coupe I
made this one out of a convertible kit. The convertible top was
sanded and massaged to make the roof. The back window was a cut
down 82-92 Camaro windshield. Fred Cady decals turn the car into
a Florida State Trooper vehicle.
Tamiya Toyota race car kit. It assembled well. It's
painted with Testors Red and White paint.
AMT Ford Torino. Made into a Pace Car using Fred Cady decals.
The paint is Testors White. Otherwise it's build straight out
of the box.
is an AMT Blueprinter Sunbeam Tiger kit. It's painted Testors
Red. I swapped out the wheels, though I don't know where they
came from. The rest is out of the box.
Revell Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt. I painted it a metallic purple
color (maybe a Testors Boyds shade?). The wheels I think are aftermarket,
maybe Fujimi or Aoshima. The flat hood and front bench seat are
resin items from Modelhaus.
Monogram kit, 1939 I think, I'm not sure. This build was inspired
by a similar car I saw in Scale Auto. The rear side panels were
opened up to be windows. The Moon Mist and Star Cab lettering
are rub ons (train stuff). Other decals were added from the parts
box. The taxi sign on top I made. I'm not sure where the wheels
and tires came from. Painted with Testors Yellow and Red paint.
Monogram Ford Talladega dressed up with Bill Elliot Coors racing
decals. But I think it's stock from the box otherwise. Painted
with Testors Red and White Paint, with an unknown gold color on
the rims. (the decals might be from Fred Cady too).
SMER Talbot Lago race car. The hood opens, though the engine is
very simplified, and the wheels and tires are plastic. This one was painted with Testors French Blue.
It's still a fun and different kit to build if you can find one.
Monogram-Revell Superbird. It's build stock out of the box, but
I used some decals (probably Fred Cady) to dress it up some. The
paint is probably a Walmart Blue shade.
is an AMT Ford Thunderbird. I used Fred Cady decals to make the
Chicken Pit Special from a movie I saw. I'm sure the kit was just
built stock out of the box. Testors Red with White on the rims.
Monogram Nascar Ford Thunderbird driven by Mark Martin. When the
car debuted, they left off the last "S" to use bigger
letters on the hood and sides. They only added the "S"
(to make Strohs) at the end in later racers. This was painted
a Testors Dark Blue color.
Revell Chevy Pickup Truck. The gas pump is a resin item I assembled
and painted to match the truck. The truck is painted an aqua green
with a white roof (probably Testors colors). I'm not sure if the
wheels and tires came with the kit. The Sinclair door decals are
from the Lindberg 1934 pickup if I remember right.
Monogram Ford F350 truck model. I modified the suspension to lift
it, and added some knarly bush tires off a toy truck. The engine
used was the Monogram Boss 429 V8. In this image it hasn't been
painted, the kit was molded in red.
Pro Stock Camaro. This kit originally was a Sheriff's car I think,
but I used Fred Cady Florida State Trooper decals instead, and
used their color scheme. This kit builds well, and was available
over the years in different boxes / configurations.
AMT Popcorn Wagon. This was a really fun kit to build. The roof
stripe decals are a little fussy. But the rest of the kit fits
well and it has a lot of chrome. I especially like the wheels.
Revell Pie Wagon. Painted with a Testors Metallic Red color. It's
a straight forward build, but there is a seam that runs down the
sides of the body all the way around, so you need to take extra
care you line that up properly. It would be difficult to putty
and sand before assembly as so many other parts attach directly
to the lower body.
Revell Movie Batmobile. Built stock out of the box. I used transparent
blue to highlight the chrome panels. It's painted with Testors
AMT Munsters Koach. A simple kit with metal axles, but not to
hard to build. I like the wheels on this kit and the engine (small
block Ford) as well. It's painted with Testors Black and Red.
MB military Jeep. I think this is the Italeri kit. Not a bad model
to build, all the parts fit well. I painted it with a Testors
military olive drab color, with some light weathering.
believe the Mercury body is from AMT or MPC. I was given the body
from a friend, but everything underneath it is from other kits. I think maybe the AMT / MPC AMC Matador Nascar kit? .
So it's sort of a restoration. The decals are probably Fred Cady.
Testors Red and White clors were used.
of Bill Elliot's early race cars. The decals are Fred Cady. Testors
Red and White paint were used. This was not an easy paint scheme
for me to do at the time. But it turned out ok.
the new Bill Elliott McDonalds paint scheme came out at the time,
I didn't wait for a kit to be made, I made one up myself. Otherwise
it's probably straight out of the box. Testors Red, White and
(Fujimi?) Lamborghini Diablo. A good kit to build, everything
seemed to fit well. I think I added the racing decals are from my
spares box. Testors Red paint. This version of the kit has an
Kuwicki Hooters "Underbird" Ford. I don't remember who
made the decals. Except for the decals it was straight out of the
box, andI think I added Kuwicki's "comb" box to
the transmission hump.
This is a Monogram Tom Daniel Badman '55 Chevy. I painted it a deep metallic red (probably Testors). This version of the kit had clear red windows. This is one of my all time favorite models - the Daniel's Badman kits.
This is a resin Lincoln Continental model kit. I forget who made it. I don't remember much about it but I am sure it used the AMT Lincoln kit as a donor.
This was a 1/32 scale Aston Martin DB5. It was in an MPC box but was probably a reboxed Airfix kit, since I have compared them and they are the same. The MPC version had chrome parts, but the later Airfix version I bought did not have any parts that were chromed. I converted this kit into a James Bond version.
This is a Monogram Boothill Express show car kit. It was fun to do and I have done several since my youth.