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Right now, he's going to just make a set of Big Job fenders, and Big Job running boards. He's going to send them to me so that I can demo them, and kit bash a Big Job. If they turn out nice, (I'm sure they will, his big truck stuff looks great) then I will put pictures for others to judge, and let him know what kind of response. Maybe they'll get enough positive to warrant producing a conversion kit for the general public. Since I can't really work on my 55 in the winter (won't fit in the garage), I'll probably pass the time with some model kits, and some small jobs for the 55 that I can do in the garage.
 
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Thanks for all your compliments guys, it measures 15 inches long and 6 inches high. I used a Monogram 1/25 model kit as a reference and doubled the size, not sure but I think it should be close to 1/12th.
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Well, if it was a '51...



Nice work! I've seen some other things, planes, etc, done like that...amazes me, knowing how much goes into one! That's one of the best I've seen!

How big is it? No real reference point in the picture, unless those are 185X13 tires...

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Does dating a Model count for anything in this Poll?
 
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Count me in as a former (and maybe future) model builder. I started around the time of the 3-in-1's, did the Beatnik Bandit and lots of FED's (front engine dragsters). I've been picking up model kits at garage sales as I see them and have enough to last for a while. I'd love to find a '51/'52 kit and paint it like mine, but I've never seen or heard of one (I have a die cast my sons gave me that is pretty close to my paint scheme, maybe I'll repaint it).
 
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I think it should
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I'm speechless, Dick.... this isn't a "hand model" is it???!!!
 
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ROFLMAO. you guys have an interesting talent. I think I'll fit in pretty well. You seem to have turning things around and finding the funny in everything down pat. I love it.
 
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I built a lot of muscle cars when I was younger. I remember having a pretty detailed 55 chevy (car). I only built a few trucks. One was a dodge warlock (that I remember).

I learned an awful lot from the model "kits" about cars and what the parts were. When it came time to work on my first car (14), I already knew more than most kids my age.

One of my "science projects" was the clear V8 engine that ran on batteries. I got second place in the 7th grade with it. I learned so much about an engine from that kit.

I think building models is a great way for kids to learn at an early age.
 
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One of my "science projects" was the clear V8 engine that ran on batteries. I got second place in the 7th grade with it. I learned so much about an engine from that kit.

I think building models is a great way for kids to learn at an early age.
The Visible V8... I remember it well!

I agree, models were a great beginning and learning tool. The modelmakers in the US gradually went to the snap-together kits (because of glue-sniffers, I guess), and American kids lost out on any meaningful experience. The Japanese modelmakers (Tamiya, etc) went the other way, building incredibly precise, detailed, complex kits and hmmmmm... 20 yrs later they are making cars the same way!
 
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Speaking of model kits, do any of y'all know if one was ever produced of the early Bronco?
 
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Model building was a great learning tool for me as well. I still have 5 or 6 models in my closet that I started probably 10 years ago. I remember having a 49 or 50 F-1 Kit that I never finished...wish I still had it
 
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does anyone know if the've built a model or a diecast model of the 67 - 72 ford pickup??
 
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yep built 'em and raided my uncle and grandpa's kits from the 50's and 60's for parts or kits to chop up . i had this thing for custom mercs and orphan cars so the weirder the better . 4tl8ford we wanna see a picture of the model so we may judge if you are that lucky . and in the better of spousal interests i hope it's a pic of your wife . sleeping in a dog house ain't no fun !!
 
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Sent Brad some photos of the 56 semi on ebay. He is using the revell '55 pick up kit, and is working on it right now. He says it should be done in a week or two, then will send pics of the cab/fenders done and primed for my input. I will post them when I get them. If I (or we) approve of the turn out (as looking like a good Big Job version), then he will send me the parts to build a completed model out of. If they turn out, should I go for an original look, or should I build it into my semi project? Since it's a prototype, I am thinking maybe I should finish it as a stock Big Job, or maybe a kitbashed version of my fire truck, and then if it turns out well, I should get him to build another for my semi build up.
 
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Sorry Joe sounds interesting but all my spare time will go into my life size model for the forseeable future. Good luck, I look forward to the pictures.
 

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