I bought this one as a built up. It was far nicer than I expected. All I did to it was detail the red side marker lights on the rear sides of the model. I really like that this kit comes with both the convertible boot cover and a full convertible top.
OK, this is not a U.S. built aircraft, but since it has the "F-21" designation I decided to put it here. The F-21 is actually the KFIR C2/F-21 Lion. The U.S. Navy leased the aircraft from Israel for aggressor training of Navy Pilots.
With the changes to photobucket, I have quit using them. Now, I add the pictures directly to the thread. You have to join to be able to click on them so that they enlarge. You can still view them in the smaller format without being a member.
My policy is still the same; I will never share your email address or the member list. I will send you a welcome email and you will never hear from me again.
I respect your privacy!
Thank you for your understanding and staying with my page!
I bought this one as a built up. It was in pretty good condition. I detailed and waxed it. For some reason the 1970 AMX kits have very brittle plastic. They break very easily. I am happy that I didn't have to take it totaly apart to rebuild.
I bought this Superbird built-up, for parts. However, I am building a garage diorama so I have decided to leave it as is and put it in the garage as a car being fixed up. I like the Johan version of the Superbird because it has the hemi engine. The green background is green grass matting. I'm thinking about doing a car show in the park type of diarama.
Now I have 2 green Superbirds. I have a soft spot for the JoHan Superbirds with the Hemi engine. This one has a black interior. I bought this one as a built up and did some restoration/detailing. The decals have yellowed, but I decided to leave them as is. The paint still needs a good polishing.
I got this as a built model in the mail yesterday. It is a very nice build. All I had to do was foil and paint the "390" badges on the rear fenders, foil the rear deck emblem and give it a light wax. This is my second Big Bad Blue. I really like the Big Bad series. I think the painted front bumper area really improves the look of the car.
I just got the damage caused by the post office to this 1968 fixed. (it is a built up I bought) I didn't notice the rear end had split, causing the back tires to sit at an angle. Oh well, that is an easy fix. I don't think I'll take a new set of pictures. owever, that is one of the reasons I take pictures of my models, so I can see things on the big screen that I don't see as I handle the model.
I bought another 1970 Eldorado. This one was a built up that I thought would be a good re-builder. When I got it, it was already in very good shape and didn't need re-building. My mother had a real one and after it was a few years old, the air suspension on the real one started to sag when the engine was off. As soon as she started it, the suspension would self level. This one has that same parked look.
I bought this 1976 as a built-up. The 1975 is still available in the catalog, but the 1976 is long gone. The post office managed to disassemble it for me. I was able to rebuild it and do a little detailing. I enjoy these Corvettes, but now I remmenber why I don't build them, the fit of the body parts is very bad!
I built this one as a fictional Mk IVa, weekend racer. It would have been a cheaper version with a less powerful motor that someone would have trailered to a club or local road race on weekends.
The main visual difference is that the tail lights stick out further and have a chrome rim around them. The tape on the head lights is to protect the clear covers from flying rocks and stuff on the amateur tracks. If you notice; the wheels on one side are totally grey and on the other, they are grey and silver....we used to use methods like that to keep the left and right separate; to aid in chassis or air pressure set up.