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Model railroading
My buddy Tom has been building a G-gauge railroad layout for several years, and I have been given the opportunity to help out on many occasions....and I've leanred a lot along the way.
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V Bucket
May 14, 2006

I like hot rods and aircooled VWs alike, so it was a natural that I'd find a way to get both into one project.
This one was finished in March of 2006.

Album was created 8 years 8 months ago and modified 2 years 6 months ago
 
VolksRod

Several years ago, a friend was discarding a Revell Beetle with an unfinished chop; I told him I'd see what I could do with it.
After finishing the chop and adding widened fenders, the shell sat in a box for a long time....until the 'VolksRod' bug bit me hard.
This one was finally wrapped up in the fall of 2005.

Album was created 8 years 8 months ago and modified 6 years 9 months ago
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PT Convertible

For a 'make it & take it' event my friend Matt & I did at the Saratoga Automobile Museum back in November of '05, I built the same model the kids would be building as a 'demo'....with a few added paint details.
My mom is a PT fan, and I gave it to her as a gift after it was done.
This model was completed in November of 2005.

Album was created 8 years 8 months ago and modified 8 years 6 months ago
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'65 Beetle

As a gift to my friends Doug and Pam, I built a replica of 'Schultz,' their unrestored '65 Beetle; the model was based on a Tamiya '66 Beetle kit.

This model was completed in August of 2007.

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Jen's Mini

This was my wife's first glue model. I helped her along the way, and she learned a lot that she is ready to apply to her next project.
This model was completed in February of 2003.

Album was created 8 years 8 months ago and modified 8 years 8 months ago
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'66 VW Beetle

My take on the Tamiya '66 Beetle kit, built mostly 'box stock.'
This model was completed around 1995.

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Cal look '56 VW Beetle

I had a little fun with this Gunze-Sangyo kit, after doing my first one 'box stock.'
This one was built in the early 1990's.

Album was created 8 years 8 months ago and modified 7 years 5 months ago
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HumVee catering truck

I had a little fun....OK, a lot of fun doing this one. A snap-together 'Jurassic Park' HumVee kit became something a little different at my hand.
This model was completed around 1996.

Album was created 8 years 6 months ago and modified 8 years 6 months ago
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'Hare Extension' VW Rabbit limo

I happened upon a few incomplete 'pre-owned' AMT Rabbit kits a few years back, and decided that I needed to make one cool model out of the bunch.....3 of them gave their lives for this project.
Although not technically 'completed,' most of this model was built around 1997.

Album was created 8 years 6 months ago and modified 8 years 6 months ago
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"Box stock" 1956 VW Beetle

This was my first build of the Gunze-Sangyo '56 Beetle kit. I used automotive lacquer paint and Bare Metal chrome foil on it, but the rest is 'out of box.'
This one was built in the early 1990's.

Album was created 8 years 6 months ago and modified 8 years 6 months ago
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Mazda MX-5 Miata

After building two of these Tamiya kits for others, I finally had to do one for myself.
I'm pretty sure this model was completed in late 1989.

Album was created 8 years 6 months ago and modified 8 years 6 months ago
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1969 Camaro RS

This model was assembled using selected pieces from both the Revell Yenko and Baldwin-Motion kits.
I believe it was completed around 1994

Album was created 8 years 6 months ago and modified 2 years 7 months ago
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'Boyz n the Wood' 1964 Impala

After a paint-crazing disaster, I came up with an ingenious plan to make something cool out of the '64 Impala lowrider project I was working on.
This model was completed some time in 1994.

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1987 Suzuki Samurai #1

After getting them on sale, I set about doing three very different versions of the Testors/Italeri Samurai kit. This is the first one I did, and the closest to 'box stock.'
This model was completed some time in 1989.

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1987 Suzuki Samurai #2

I had a little more fun doing my second Testors/Italeri Samurai....this one was going sky-high, and getting an engine in the process(the original kit was a curbside).
This model was completed some time in 1989.

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1987 Suzuki Samurai #3

For the third installment of the Samurai saga, I went a little overboard....OK, a lot overboard.
This model was completed some time in 1989.

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VW Golf Mk1 GTI

I rescued this one from a swap meet for $5, and it was a real 'glue bomb.' I did my best to make something cool out of it.
This model was finished in the fall of 2002.

Album was created 8 years 2 months ago and modified 8 years 2 months ago
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'Little Rudy'

I did this one as a replica of my friends' precious '56 Beetle, "Rudy," and gave it to them. They had no knowledge of the project until I presented it to them at our club's VW show in Rochester.
This model was completed in early 1996.

Album was created 8 years 2 months ago and modified 7 years 5 months ago
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1957 Deluxe Microbus

I was commissioned to build this model for a friend; it was an unbuilt 'mint-in-box' kit, so I was a little hesitant.....after all, it came out 12 years before I did. I was so thrilled to have been given the chance to build one of these from a new kit that I refused any payment for doing it.
This model was completed some time in 1996.

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1964 Impala SS

This model has been referred to as my own personal 'barn find.'
After painting nearly everything and doing about 90% of the chrome foil, I sort of lost interest in the project and boxed it back up for the proverbial 'rainy day'...that was in 1996 or 1997.
I unearthed the box it was in and, with a day's work, finished it in December of 2006.

Album was created 8 years 1 month ago and modified 8 years 1 month ago
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Tamiya VW Golf Mk4
Jul 5, 2007

Yet another 'personal barn find' unfinished model that languished in the box for several years, and I pretty much wrapped it up in a couple of days.

Album was created 7 years 6 months ago and modified 2 years 2 months ago
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"RustoRod" '56 Beetle
Sep 6, 2007

After seeing a local guy's über-cool oval this summer, I was inspired to do a 'quickie' build of yet another Gunze-Sangyo '56 kit.....and it makes great use of my first set of resin BRM wheels.

While not an exact replica of the real oval, I did draw heavily on it for inspiration. This model was completed in November of 2007

Album was created 7 years 4 months ago and modified 6 years 9 months ago
 
"Joe Dirt" Charger Daytona
Mar 27, 2008

I've been secretly working on this once since last October, and it has given me a chance to exercise both my weathering abilities and my sense of humor. I used the Revell '69 Daytona as the basis for this build.

After a 5 month off-and-on build schedule, this model was completed in late March 2008.

Album was created 6 years 9 months ago and modified 2 years 2 months ago
 
'Geek Squad' New Beetle
Apr 25, 2008

Armed with a spare Tamiya kit, and some custom-made decals from a buddy, I had a little fun.

Although technically not a finished model, it was together enough to be on the table at the 2008 NNL East. I still have to add interior details and minor trim pieces before calling it 'done.'

Album was created 6 years 9 months ago and modified 6 years 9 months ago
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Joe's Camaro
Jul 1, 2009

My mom wanted to work with my nephew on another model project, so she picked up the Revell snapper kit to give him as a gift for his birthday last year. To make it a little more unique, I pre-painted the body and interior and added a couple personal touches.

Ma never got to see the model completed, but I know she'd love it.

Album was created 5 years 5 months ago and modified 5 years 5 months ago
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'25 Ford model T
Mar 9, 2011

Another 'personal barn find' project from the 1980's got some much-needed attention. The model club I belong to was doing AMT model T's as a group for the 2011 NNL East's internet theme class, and I dug out my stalled T to join in.

After a couple of decades in storage, I finished this one in April of 2011.

Album was created 3 years 10 months ago and modified 3 years 7 months ago
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