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my 1st build in 35 years! (( Jeep Wrangler ))

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my 1st build in 35 years! (( Jeep Wrangler ))
Posted by Old_Fart on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 3:45 PM

Ok, try not to laugh to hard! But here is my first build in 35+ years. After buying a real 2017 Jeep Wrangler (Willys Edition) back in november I wanted to build a model of it.

And now i find myself hooked on it all over again...hopefully my skills will get better with each build :)


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Posted by Griffin25 on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 4:01 PM

Good job man. Welcome back to the hobby!



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  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 5:13 PM

What exactly is it we should laugh at? Looks good for a first build in 35+. You certainly coul have done far, far worse lol.

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 7:06 PM

Hand painting parts while there still on the tree??? Yea theres nothing wrong with your skills.


You see..... it is just like riding a bike!

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Posted by PFJN on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 9:17 PM


That looks great.


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Posted by Old_Fart on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 3:28 PM

Thank you everyone for the encouragement ! Still not happy with it but i can do it over (( I bought 3 of the same kits to do different versions )) Two of the biggest issues I'm having now are my eyes I'm getting better lighting and Crying Glasses. And the other is my hands are not as steady now as they were.

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 4:51 PM

Far better than my first one back in 92. Good job.

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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, May 04, 2017 12:29 PM

Quite a few of us have the same problems. Shakey hands is a common problem. Rest your hands on the bench while working. Eyesight failing, cheap fix is drugstore reading glasses. A little more expensive fix is Multi-Power Head Magnifiers. Hang in there. The more you build the more ways you'll find to overcome problems.

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Posted by GlennH on Saturday, May 06, 2017 10:21 PM
Excellent. I wish I could find models of some of the cars I have owned. Ok I'm opening myself up for reasons why I can't I suppose...

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  • From: providence ,r.i.
Posted by templar1099 on Sunday, May 07, 2017 8:36 AM

I'd be happy as a pig in s--- if my first came out as well. Nice job,welcome back. 

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, May 07, 2017 12:36 PM

I see no builders rust here nice job.



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  • From: Kennesaw, Ga
Posted by Matt Stewart on Sunday, May 21, 2017 10:03 PM
Finished the same kit about a month ago myself. Yours looks great, fun kit to build. If I could figure out how to post pictures from my cell phone I would post pics of my builds on this forum.
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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 11:25 AM

So - -

 What's the problem ? I see a well done , off road Jeep that looks well used and abused .

 I think you have been dreaming that you were away that long . LOL.LOL. Nice job ! T.B.

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Posted by Old_Fart on Sunday, July 02, 2017 7:42 PM

here it is at about 90% done

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, July 02, 2017 7:51 PM

I bought this many years ago, in the early 2000s, when they reissued it as the old Hogan's Heroes Jeep. Decent kit, but that one forgot to include the spare and you had to send away for it.


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