Plastic Memories and Dreams
Here is a section of builds by my friends.
|Well John has created another masterpiece. When I first saw this I thought it was the real thing, but he assures me he built this one.|
|Here is a build by my friend John Wilson. John lives in New
Zealand and is into building the big rigs and I think he did an
outstanding job on this one. The detail and finish is super.
John is looking for a gas turbine engine truck. If anyone ever runs across an AMT Gas Turbine Astro let me know and I will get it to John.
|Here are some photos of a nice van also built by John Wilson.|
Just met a new builder, collector and friend the other night his name is Neil Blanchett and he has an amazing collection of all types of motor vehicles. He is really into promos, but also builds some unbelievable scratch builds. I have never seen anything like his collection. It's almost like going to a show, but it is an amazing "one man" show. Here are a few photos of his collection. Sorry they are so big, but did not want to cut some neat stuff off. This is just a few photos of his collection. Neil said he had been building and collect for around 50 years continuously and unlike most of us he has kept all of his older cars. Seems like one heck of a nice fellow. Hope you like the photos.
|This is a scratch build of the 1954-55-56 GM Motorama cars.|
|Note, that Club de Mer was scratch built. This is not the kit.|
|The wagon, 61 Impala coupe and Biscayne are scratch builds. Most of the others are promos. I almost stepped on my tongue when I saw all of those 62 Impala HT's.|
|Can't remember what all he said about these, except the red and the black Olds converts in the lower left he build by modifying some other kits.|
|How about a few Corvair's and Nova's?|
|Looks like he also has a few Vega's and Chevette's.|
|This is just one photo of a wall in his basement. Each of the cases holds 96 cars and all of the was are lined with cases.|
|Just another wall of cases. Unbelievable!|
Here are a few photos of some of John Currie's collection. John is a friend that I met and is also a member of the Silent Traffic Model Car Club. John is a super builder of factory stock models and had some amazing work that he has built in his collection. I wish I would have taken more photos of the models he had built, but I was dumb struck by some of the things he was showing us that he had built. He is also into collection Promo's and diecast. His collection is amazing. I would venture to say he has almost one of everything there is or at least one of everything that is worth having.
This is just one of his display cases for his diecast. This is all Franklin and Danbury mint stuff. I wish I would have taken more photos, but it was very late the night we were there and I just did not have the time. Will try to get some more photos of Johns' work and his collection. John is an extremely knowledgeable and is a super nice guy. Sure great to run onto folks like this in the hobby.
This is some of his unbuilt inventory. Check out that Dodge Monaco 880. I could not believe all of the neat old kits he had to be built.
Here John is showing us one of his unbuilt 60 Plymouths. Never saw so many old kit boxes. Check out the labels on some of those boxes.
John also has some nice 1.1 cars. Danbury Mint used his 58 Edsel convertible as the model to create their 58 Edsel convert. It was neat to see the model in the case and then go out into his garage and see the full size real deal. He has 4 pristine older cars. The Edsel, a 62 Mercury Monterey Convertible and 2 63 Mercury S55's. One is a 4 speed and the other is an Automatic with A/C. He also has several other cars in various conditions.
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