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:tempted Forgive me if I'm posting too much. I've been looking for a forum to discuss my needs, tips, ideas and work for a couple years now, so I am going crazy here! I wanted to post a few pics of my "junkers" and find out if anyone else builds these too. . .
 

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They're really well done, especially the trucks.
 

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Welcome to DX :cheers

Very nice work, I really like the Chevy :nicejob
 

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Those look amazing, Cobalt! :nicejob True craftsmanship. :cool We're glad to have you aboard. You have incredible talent. :cheers
 

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Thanks for all the positive feed back, one and all. Sometime in the near future I will try and post a how-to, (as well as I can). The one thing I have NOT figured out yet is how to weather the glass the way I want it. The Chevy pickup is a 1:18th scale version of a truck my Grandfather owned when I was a teenager.
Once again, thanks for the compliments. . .
 

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Cobalt1959,

These are great mods!!! You undoubtedly have a gift!!!
Keep them coming!! The more you share the more we
like it!!!
 

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The weathered look of your cars/trucks is really impressive. Thanks for sharing your passion for that sort of custom wirk with us here Cobalt.
 
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Theres no denying your custom work is fab :nicejob :nicejob
They are some realistic looking models
I prefer my models in mint condition though....no Junkers in my collection :cheers
 
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I don't build them but I have always had an interest in these. I do have a couple which I bought off of ebay. I love them.What kind do you make?
 

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The '56 Chevy Pickup is a Yat Ming, real wood veneer in the bed. The '53 Ford tow truck it also a Yat Ming, with a 292 Y-block out of a '55 Revell Thunderbird. It has scratch-built mirrors, front bumper, turn signals, back bumper, tow boom and winch. Real wood in the bed. Hand built 'steelie' wheels. The '50 Chevy is a Mira, with radiused rear fenders, hand built 'steelie's, deepened in the rear. I bought all three off of E-bay. The '56 truck and '50 Chevy are more or less copies of 1/24 plastic kits I built when I was a teenager. . . My goal is to someday have a 1:18th scale die cast wrecking yard. . . Distressed vehicles take about twice as long to build.
 
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