Roll Call: how many of you build cars,trucks,motorcycles?

On Mon, 04 Oct 2004 22:10:51 -0500, Mad-Modeller


I came back into modelling after years away, tempted by the AM Avenger. that was 5 years ago and the Avenger is still half done. My intention was to concentrate on aircraft. I also have some history in armour so that was the second string. I went to Hannants and did a couple of hours there but made the mistake(!) of taking my wife.
She was quite happy with whatever I bought but a Revell US Peterbilt Fire Engine caught her eye - because it was, you know, RED. It seems I could build whatever I wanted so long as I bought this and the Peterbilt wrecker on the same chassis. (Total cost for the 2 - around 100 - $170)
For those who are interested I bought, in addition to the two Peterbilts:
Tamiya Mosquito (with the Edouard etched kit) AM B-25B CA Meteor F8 (With decals for RAF Wattisham, close to me) Revell Sea King (with UK ASR Yellow decals) Dragon M1 Abrams Trumpeter Challenger 2 Telic.
So far I have got about 70% of the way through the Fire Engine and managed to make the flight deck of the Sea King.
The Fire Truck is all chrome and takes like forever to fit any part. They also seem to have made all of the holes before they plated anything so every hole has to be enlarged. I have used four pots of red paint. Then, on Saturday, SWMBO leant across it and caught it with her cardie. Over it went and lots of bits knocked off. My job for the next week is sticking back the bits.
Moral of this. Stick to what you like and never, never, never sell out to SWMBO juist to get an extra kit or two in the budget :-(
David
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Steve wrote:

    I've been known to purchase and occasionally build the odd-heavy commercial vehicle and/or a commercial-conversion of a pickup truck... Some cars as well - I'm still learning the polishing thing.
Frank Kranick
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