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The Bench – 2nd Half of 2014

After July, my progress ground to a halt.  Too many other projects and obligations took priority over building models.  That’s just how things work out sometimes.  Even with the limited time for work, I was able to wrap up a few projects and make some progress on others. I finished up…

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The Bench – July 2014

During July, I pushed to wrap up a few projects.  Although I only finished reassembling the ’69 Camaro, I was able to make great progress on the 71 GTX and 70 Challenger rework projects. Earlier in the year, I experimented with brake fluid as a paint stripper.  For the most…

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June 2014

I recently finished my ’82 Charger kit and just in time for Father’s day.  The Opel and The Charger are gifts for my dad.  Due to my focus on finish the Charger before father’s day, I really wasn’t working on anything else.  Now I feel like the flood gates are…

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1982 Shelby Dodge Charger – MPC

Compared to the Chargers of the muscle car era, this one doesn’t quite live up to it’s name.  However, during it’s time, performance was quite hard to come by.  The motivation for this project was to build as close to a replica of the ’82 Charger my dad owned.  I…

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The Bench, May 2014

With the Opel and the 1/32 scale cars finished, and the ’82 Charger nearing completion, I’m starting to feel the itch to start more projects. What I really need to do is finish the active projects, but I can’t help myself. I pulled two ’70 challengers out of my case…

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Opel GT – AMT

The Opel GT was fun car from the 70’s that was an economical and sporty alternative to the muscle cars of the day.  My dad had one of these for a number of years and I wanted to build one for him. I’ve never been a fan of AMT kits…

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Mazda RX3 – Fujimi

The kit is painted a flat dark blue and is sealed with satin clear.  I found a picture of a similar era Toyota painted the same way and knew how I wanted the model to look.  I was able to mount a set of Pegasus wheels by grinding out the…

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1/32 Scale Toyota AE86 – Fujimi

Several years ago, I picked up a set of four 1/32 Fujimi Initial D kits.  After I finished theFD3S RX7, I decided that I was never going to finish the other three.  The detail of the kits were decent, but the lights were part of the body and the decals provided…

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