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The Oldest "Untouched" Model in my Collection

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  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
The Oldest "Untouched" Model in my Collection
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, July 01, 2019 8:44 AM

I have one car that I pretty much refuse to touch (outside of the repairs that I've done to it and to get rid of that stupid wing that it had) which is my MPC 1974 Pro Street Barracuda that I built when I was around 16 years old. I've kept it this way to remind myself, my son and others that we all start somewhere. One day I'd really like to acquire another one of these kits and have another "go" at it just for fun's sake.

The kit:

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This one resides in my display case after spending 25+ years in mine and my brothers old room at my parents house. Being in its own display case for all those years helped to keep it intact despite all the heat back in that room from being shut off from the rest of the house.

Here's after a couple of repairs and given the proper glamour shot treatment:

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  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, July 01, 2019 11:09 AM

You're lucky to have one of your original kits, Joe, and my first observation is my word how far you've come. You know I don't mean that to demean this old kit in any way, it's just that all of your super-detailing is missing.

I suppose most of us older modelers (I'm not including you in that group, brother...) don't have any original models left so no sense me whining about it. Zip it!

-Greg

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, July 01, 2019 1:43 PM

Thanks Greg. I've actually got around 4 builds total that are original builds. This one here which is the better one of the two completely original builds (my MPC 67 Dodge Charger is the one that needs some work to bring up to photography standards), my 37 Chevrolet Gasser that I restored and mildly upgraded, and my Monogram 1969 Z-28 Camaro which I totally decked out into an SS396 Camaro.

                   

 

  • Member since
    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 8:29 PM

Thats pretty cool. I wish I had some of the kits I had when I was younger, but alas, they are all gone the plastic graveyard in the sky. I had some pretty need stuff too. Dang, that cuda is cool.

BK

On the bench: 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

  • Member since
    June, 2010
  • From: Australia
Posted by OctaneOrange on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 8:31 PM
i built one of those a long, long time ago, but has been hacked and modified and repainted many times.
  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 8:41 PM

That’s a nice job on that old kit . I have a bunch of old mpc kits my self From the mid 70’s man lots of flash   Too 

Nick.

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, July 27, 2019 11:39 AM

So?

    What's the problem ? I think that she looks just fine.I mean she is 25 years old and kinda showing her age.You are having the samde Chrome problem I have had with my Johan Kits. Especially my Chrysler 300 kit. Built two years after the real one.

   You did a neat job for back then.

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, July 27, 2019 12:18 PM

Thanks guys. I still need to bust out my 66 Charger build and do a semi restore on it to get it back to pre-damaged condition and to put the windows back in it.

 

                   

 

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