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Dreams Are Free Group Build - Discussion
AussieReg
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Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 12:23 PM UTC
Hi folks.

With the Strip, Track and Trail Race Theme Group Build well under way, it's time to get the discussion going around the next Automodeler Group Build. Starting on October 1, 2020 we will be turning our dreams into reality, just downsized somewhat.

The rules are up for discussion but as per the "Group Build Themes" thread, to me the definition of a "Dream Car" should be anything with wheels that you would just love to have sitting in your driveway or garage at home! Car, truck, bike, bus, tractor, ride-on mower, whatever!

If anybody would like to put their hand up to act as Group Build Leader, you will as always get the full support of the admin staff here along the way as required.

I will maintain an updated list of interested parties and prospective builds here throughout the lead-up period. As always, I'm sure that the nominated build subjects here will change over the journey, this list is just for discussion and interest until we reach the business end of proceedings!

Aussiereg (Damian) - 1957 Chev Nomad (Revell)
rv1963 (Robert - 1957 Ferrari 250 Testarossa (Hasegawa)
Szmann (Gabriel - VW Beetle Mk1, Suzuki Jimny, Mercedes 300SL Gullwing
Joel_W (Joel) - Porsche
Dixon66 (David) - 2005 or 2017 Ford GT
md72 (Mark - Ferrari Testarossa, Corvette Indy car, Ford F-350, '56 T bird, Mustang (66-67-68-70)
Stickframe (Nick) - Ferrari, Porsche 959
Cosimodo (Michael) - 1915 LGOC London Bus
PasiAhopelto (Pasi) - KITT Trans-Am
Dixon66 (David) - Mad Max 1973 XB Ford GT Coupe
Hwa-Rang (Jesper) - The Persuaders Ferrari Dino 246GT

Let the discussion begin!

Cheers, D
AussieReg
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Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 12:30 PM UTC
I will start things off, with no surprise to anybody here. I would just love to have a classic Tri-5 Chevy in the garage, and top of that list would be a '57 Nomad. Heavy metal, acres of chrome, mild throaty V8, a classic cruiser!




Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 12:49 PM UTC
Hi D,

Yep, Iím in - but probably not a Ferrari - likely a kitbashed Porsche 959 - use the all wheel drive and build it up to an off-road worthy bruiser!

Thatís the plan!

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 12:55 PM UTC
Hey D., 2005 not 2015.


Cosimodo
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Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 01:21 PM UTC
Looking forward to this already. Even got a theme song for mine - almost the same vintage.


The Who - Magic Bus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bl9bvuAV-Ao

Maybe we could add the theme song to the Campaign challenge?

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 01:39 PM UTC
David, Nick, I've sorted the entry posts.


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Maybe we could add the theme song to the Campaign challenge?



Michael, awesome idea! I love your choice of kit and having a theme song to go with it works perfectly.

I would encourage everybody to have a think about a song to go with their Dream Car, this should be fun!

The first song that came to mind for me is Radar Love by Golden Earring, but that would apply to pretty much all of us!

Going with the NOMAD theme, i couldn't go past this song, and this version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cmj9dfYNda0

Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 03:14 PM UTC
D., you listed correct my entries:
The Jimny it is (and I want to keep it) my daily driver. That's exactly the trim I have, but, of course, the look it's rougher, because it was "Irmatized", as the local say goes... (Actually on a second look I noticed that the gas cap on mine it's also metallic grey like the plastic clading)


My Sunday car under the Carribean sun should look like this:


... And my "secret drive", my cherished, polished show-off car should be this one:



For the Mercedes I'll like to keep this gunmetal or charcoal grey whatever you call it - but I doubt the wheels are original - they look more like Ferrari F50 wheels The interior will be red - the only bridge with the Fiat 850 from my childhood.

But, you know me, everything can change depending on commissions, reviews and such. I'll be glad to can keep this line-up and finish all three as intended now - but October i's ttill far and away.

Gabriel
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Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 05:39 PM UTC
I'm pretty sure I'll build KITT prop from the original TV series. Aoshima makes several variants in 1/24 scale, and I have season four packaging.
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Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 07:02 PM UTC
Well I do have this one:

But I'm really along the lines of the Ferrari, Vette or the 66 fastback.
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Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 11:01 PM UTC

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I'm pretty sure I'll build KITT prop from the original TV series. Aoshima makes several variants in 1/24 scale, and I have season four packaging.



I think you've hit on one of the GB build ideas I had, Cars/Trucks of the big or little screen.

Mine would be the "Last of the V8 Interceptors" if I could find the Aoshima kit.
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Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 11:02 PM UTC

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Well I do have this one:

But I'm really along the lines of the Ferrari, Vette or the 66 fastback.



I've got that one in 1/24, I wonder how it compares with the 1/35th one.
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Posted: Friday, May 01, 2020 - 02:19 AM UTC

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Mine would be the "Last of the V8 Interceptors" if I could find the Aoshima kit.



That would be interesting to see in this or in another group build. I didn't even know there were Max Max kits released.
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Posted: Friday, May 01, 2020 - 04:43 AM UTC

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Mine would be the "Last of the V8 Interceptors" if I could find the Aoshima kit.



That would be interesting to see in this or in another group build. I didn't even know there were Max Max kits released.



According to Scalemates, Aoshima released it a few times since the original 2003 kit. New parts were added along the way, but the last release was 2013 and prices are exorbitant for them. Just checked US Amazon and someone was asking 170-185 USD.

BNA has some resin bodies and transkits to make it or one of the MFP 4 doors.
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Posted: Friday, May 01, 2020 - 06:35 AM UTC
I don't think I can name a single car, which I would like to own, over every other car. It would just be to tough to single out one, of all the cars I love.
The mentioning of a theme song got me thinking though, of one of my dream cars. As a kid, I saw "The Persuaders" on TV. My fondest memory, of that show, was the start, when they drove/raced the Aston Martin and the Dino, as the theme melody played. Gorgeous cars and a great theme.
Well, the Aston Martin I haven't got, but I do have a Fujimi Dino.
AussieReg
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Posted: Friday, May 01, 2020 - 11:13 PM UTC
Some wild variations on the "Dream Ride" theme, as expected!

Pasi, when I was a kid we had a Black Labrador called Kitt, named after the Knight Industries Two Thousand.


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Mine would be the "Last of the V8 Interceptors" if I could find the Aoshima kit.



That would be an excellent choice, I am keen to pick that kit up as well. For inspiration, heres one that a friend of mine completed recently, with a fair bit of extra work!




Cheers, D
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Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2020 - 12:21 AM UTC
That looks great D. Send kudos to your friend. Too bad that Ford stopped making the Falcon down there.

Speaking of Falcons, I heard that Scott McLaughlin was going to race Indy this year with Penske, that would have been cool.
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Posted: Monday, May 11, 2020 - 07:06 PM UTC
Well, ya got one Chevy in it's natural environment.
An who dreamed up Coral?
I do like the Turquoise and Ivory one in the first pic. That's what I want to do for my Garage Queen '57 Bel Air Sport.
AussieReg
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Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 02:26 PM UTC
Awfully quiet in here, how about some music?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68X8o0S7vJc








Cheers, D
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Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 06:40 AM UTC
Howdy, D,

Nice choice in tunes! I'll raise your Nomad:





The two above remind me of Jesper's super clean Nomad build! and these two, well, as a "Ramblin Man" myself, who likes 4x4's:





I like them raised and lowered!

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 11:47 AM UTC
Great photos Nick, I love the variety of paths that people go down when they put these project together!

We are only about 4 months away from this Group Build kicking off, I would love to see a few more posts here showing what we all dream about as a 1:1 ride!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 11:24 AM UTC
I will most likely change my dream car to one of several old Pontiac's i have, most are together or partial assembled, any i do will be completely taken apart and redone, list below.

1.-1969 Grand Prix, pretty rare car to find for under $100,
pretty good condition.

2.-1961 Bonneville roadster, basket case a real junk heap,
complete redo.

3.-1963 Bonneville coupe, poor condition, complete redo.

4.-1963 Bonneville roadster, poor condition, complete redo.

Most of these cars are a real mess missing parts, painted poorly, little to no detail under the hood, molded chassis detail, i will have to add tons of stuff under the hood. I am really leaning toward the one below 1961 roadster, yes it's the worst one i have. All comments welcome.

AussieReg
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Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 01:51 PM UTC

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I will most likely change my dream car to one of several old Pontiac's i have, most are together or partial assembled, any i do will be completely taken apart and redone



Excellent choice Robert, I love the Pontiacs! I learned to drive in my father's 1967 Parisienne, and at one stage we also had a '69 Bonneville and a pair of '64 Laurentians (one dove grey and one red, both with white roof). I would kill for a kit of the '67 Parisienne to build our old car. It was a deep metallic bronze with a white roof. Powerglide 2-speed behind a 327ci.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 02:36 PM UTC
I almost forgot you pretty much have the same vintage cars as we do in the U.S., but and i could be wrong almost all the GM cars had a Chevy drive train.

Yeh that Bonny in the pic is missing most of it's parts but before the Modelhaus resin caster went out of business i got a bunch of brand new resin parts from them, complete resin chassis plate, 4 correct wheels and tires, convertible boot, rear bumper, firewall and vacuum formed windshield, i still need an engine but i have a bid rite now on ebay for the 1961 coupe tri power engine same exact thing.