Monday, December 7, 2015

Saturday, December 5, 2015

2015 Hallmark Christmas Cars

I don't really post about cars I have not built on here- I have an extensive diecast collection which will be getting it's own blog very soon- but I wanted to get these posted. These are the 4 Hallmark Christmas cars of 2015. The Mercury Cougar is #25 in the Classic American Cars series, the 1957 Chevrolet pickup is #21 in the Classic Trucks series, the 1978 Firebird is a special repaint issue, and the 1932 Ford is #1 in the new Keepsake Kustom series, and a first for Hallmark- it has opening doors!

Now that I've got them photographed, it's time to find a space for them on the Christmas Tree...

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

December 2015 HVHMG Meeting/Party

Here are some pictures from tonight's HVHMG Meeting/Christmas party

Scott took Top Gun with his Cave Troll

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Jeff Gordon 2004 Brickyard 400 Winner

With today being Jeff's last Cup race, I thought it would be a good time to show the only model of his I've ever successfully completed...even if I didn't do a very good job. The blue I chose is far too dark. I wish I could remember which color I used, so I know not to use it again.

I was working on sanding off the molded in lower grill on the nose, and sanded through the bottom of it. Luckily, Jeff hit some debris that took a chunk of the nose off in pretty much exactly the same spot. Close enough for me! The only change it required for me to make was to add the Brickyard 400 decal to the tires.

I've tried to build several of Jeff's cars- I've started a half dozen of them- but they always run into some issue...the same issue...paint issues, which drives me insane and is mostly why I've stopped building.

Yes, this one got a full engine. Rare for me. I must have taken this photo before I put the headers on. If I did the engine I would have done them, too. I took these photos back in 2007 when I finished the model so I don't remember why I didn't include them in the photo.

I am not happy at all that Jeff is leaving, and hopefully, if I ever regain my skills, there will be more models of Jeff's cars to follow.