This is about a 1/16 or so (11 inches bumper to bumper) model. It came in a kit so you could build it. It has an electric motor and steerable wheels for play. Since kids could play with them, I would think not too many still exist. I found it in a collectibles store in Montana. It was cheap, so naturally it had to come home with me.
On the bottom is says Ungar and in smaller print it has 1961 Eldon Industries, Inc. Hope you like something a little different.
I originally planned to use parts from this kit to build the 1968 Formula S with an opening hood and more detail. I changed my mind and built it to go with the 1968.
You can barely see the fuel line. It is a very small resistor from Radio-Shack. I trimmed the end wires to length, bent them to fit and painted the resistor steel. It looks like an in-line fuel filter.
The fit of the kit was not very good. Almost everything had to be fitted and re-fitted. In the end, I am happy with the kit. It looks good next to the 1968.
This is a promo I've had for a bit. I was originally going to detail it out to go with my 4 door cop cars. I've decided I like it the way it is. Maybe I'll find another one (cheap) to detail. Who knows.
This is one of those kits with a pre-painted body. I really like the concept, but as you can see the hood doesn't fit. That is a real shme, because this is such a nice car. I am going to do a little more detailing on this one before it goes back in the display case.
This is an old promo that I have had collecting dust for over ten years. The roof was only held on by the driver's side A pillar and the chrome was very worn. I figured it didn't have much value in that condition, so I am rebuilding it.
The A pillars were broken and missing. I made new ones and glued/puttied them in place. When I cleaned up photobucket, I deleted the pics. I will have to try and find them to re-post.
Shot some primer, sanded, then got a color coat on. It is a dark maroon. The bright red is under an indoor light and not accurate.
Glued in the glass and interior, started on the foil. Making good progress.
Well, it is done. It was a fun rebuild, but none of the parts fit very well. There were a lot of adjustments.
The paint is a semi-gloss. Since it is new, I want to let it cure for a couple of more weeks before I wax it. I was just in a hurry to take the pics since I had a nice sunny day.
I had two Daytonas in a box, that had been started before I got them. I figured there were probably enough parts to build one nice one. So I got started and ended up with two! I always figured if one was good....a bunch is better.
I built these 1963 convertibles during a slump. I saw two identical snap kits on the shelf for half price. So, I just had to have them.
They were both purple with the new large wheels. I just sat down and started on the purple one. It just needed a little extra detailing. Well, before you know it I had the second one open and decided to paint it.
So the blue one was started. Now I have a pair, new school and old school.
Remember when Corvettes had hubcaps?
These snap kits were a great slump buster. If you don't need to have an engine showing they make for a fun project that will look good on the shelf.
The stick on Corvette emblems are not that great. I peeled them off and am looking for some decals to replace them.
Welcome to The Model collection! This forum will be a little different than you have used before. I will be running it more like a webzine with a comments section. I am using a forum because the cost of a full blown webpage with lots of storage would be way too expensive.
First a little history. I am a model builder and collector. I have started threads to show the models in my collection. The threads don't allow for comments. You can leave comments here on the General Thread.
I build and collect 1/24//1/25 cars, 1/35 military and 1/72 aircraft, both plastic and die cast. I own all of the models shown on this site, but I may not have built all of them. I will be honest. If they are rebuilds, my builds or builts that I have just added detail or personal touches.
I am not the best modeler or photographer and I don't pretend to be. I just hope you will look at my posts and enjoy them. Maybe even be a little inspired to build and play in my favorite hobby.
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