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BUICK REGAL GNX, 1987

1/24: Monogram #2784

Year Built: 1993

Notes: A decent kit with a decent amount of detail, typical for Monogram kits in the late 80's and early 90's.  Hood fit wasn't perfect, and I didn't mess with it for some reason to get it just right.  I've always wanted one of these cars in full scale, but just never did it.  Test drove a bunch, but never pulled the trigger.  Now I look at the 'whopping' 250 hp and think... not very impressive at all.  Was a rocket in it's day though.

FORD THUNDERBIRD, NASCAR, 1990

1/24: Monogram #2916

Year Built: 1992

Notes: A decent kit with a decent amount of detail, typical for Monogram kits in the late 80's and early 90's.  The decals went down very nice, and I was very impressed by the metallic numbers and logos.  I am seeing after 20 plus years that I am starting to get a little bleeding of color from some of the decals here and there.  Not bad considering I guess.

GP38-2

HO: Atlas 

Year Built: 1996

Notes: My dad, brother, and I have always been into HO trains.  During one period, we were all developing our own fictional railroads, this was mine.  It is based on an Atlas chassis and body, with lots of aftermarket pieces.  The decals were done in Photoshop and printed out on clear decal film using a laser printer.

SPEEDER BIKE, STAR WARS

1/8: MPC #6352

Year Built: 2007

Notes: A fun kit with a surprising amount of detail molded included.  I chose to paint it as a 'what if' assuming that at some point, they would realize that the white uniforms stood out to much and they started applying camo to their uniforms.  This actually took a prize at the 2007 IPMS Region X contest... I was pleasantly surprised!

USS NEW JERSEY, BB-62

1/350: Tamiya #78005 

Year Built: 2000

Notes: This is a huge kit with tons of detail.  I added an Eduard photoetch railing set to it.  This was my first 1/350 scale ship kit, and it was quite the handfull.  I had a bunch of issues with it, mostly caused by my lack of experience in dealing with ship kits, and with my my first ever use of PE.  I also wish that I had put some weathering and washes on it.  Maybe one day I will go back and dress it up a bit...

X-WING, STAR WARS

1/72: Fine Molds #SW-1

Year Built: 2008

Notes: Fine Molds makes excellent kits, and this one is no exception.  Fit and detail is amazing... you just shake the box and out pops a great model.  They even provided two sets of decals, one set normal, and one set weathered and distressed.  I painted it with Vallejo Acrylics and couldn't be happier with the results.  I even brought home an award from the 2008 Arizona Regional "Modelzona" contest.  One day I would like to build all of their Star Wars kits... if I could afford them.  They are not cheap!