On this post I want to show you how I improved the hood details. I first saw this kind of hood structure details at scale models my bro Iggy did. I instantly got  hooked on “hood detailing”. Although this details will be difficult to see in the finished model, I wanted to do it anyway. […]

The other day I just discovered Hakan Guney’s work. I was stunned by the high quality of his models, the realistic details and the doomsday phantasy vehicles. He aloud me to post some of his work on our blog. Thank you Hakan! If you go through his entire blog (which I did) you’ll soon find […]

Another thing I really enjoyed at Jabbeke’s 2014 model car show are the great amount of vintage model kits available. I met a guy from Belgium who claims to have more than 2000 vintage kits at home (from the 50′s to the 80′s). Can you imagine that? I took a few pictures of some of […]

This week I created the ModelJunkyard page in google+. This item was already a long time on my “to do” list, it was about time to do it. We already have more than thousand followers in Facebook but I know some people prefer google+, so now you have this option too.

I love diorama’s and I’m happy I had the opportunity to see some great stuff at Jabbeke this year. From modern to vintage, all themes were present. It’s a shame that dioramas are no that common among model car enthusiasts. I wish we had a strong diorama culture like the  war vehicle guys! As always, […]

There were also several bike scale models at Jabbeke’s 2014 model car show. It’s a long time since I’ve built my last motorcycle scale model. But that’s going to change. I’ve recently bought two Harley Davidson model kits. In the meanwhile I enjoy the pictures of the model car show, and of course I invite […]

If there is a main theme for Jabbeke’s model car show that is trucks, trucks and more trucks. This model car show started as a group of truck scale model enthusiast many years ago. Somehow it went out control and it turned into one of the best model car shows in Europe, but you can […]

One of the things I admire the most about racing and rally model cars are the paint jobs. Some guys must spend more time painting the cars than building them. Specially the rally cars. Of course there are always many decals involved but I can recognize a great paint job when I see it, and […]

European & Asian Cars at Jabbeke 2014 model car show [2]

March 21, 2014
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Although I prefer american cars, there are many european cars that I really like. I can not say the same for asian cars, they are really not for me. But this blog is not only about me, but also about what you folks like. So, for those of you loving european and/or asian cars, here […]

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American Cars at Jabbeke 2014 model car show [1]

March 17, 2014
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Last weekend I went to Jabbeke’s model car show. The show takes place every year in Jabbeke (near Brugge) in Belgium. The show is getting bigger each year and the location is just great, a very modern sports centre, big enough to house this great event. The organizers are really friendly people, it’s always a […]

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’64 Chevy Pickup Fleetside – Revell kit – door panels [3]

March 8, 2014
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Holidays are over, it’s time to continue with my ’64 Chevy Pickup Fleetside project. I’ve been working on the doors lately. After scratch building the door jambs, I decided to improve the truck bed as it was an easy and fast job. Now I’ll show how I made the door panels. After cutting the door […]

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Old scale model slides from the 80′s and 90′s

February 28, 2014
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As I told you in my previous post, a few weeks ago I went to Argentina and finally had the opportunity to open our accidental time capsule. Among other things, I’ve found this old slides of our scale models. the picture were taken by a friend of mine who had a reflex camera. The pictures […]

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Opening our accidental time capsule and finding all our scale models and vintage stuff after 13 years

February 24, 2014
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It was december 2001. Argentina was going through a deep economic crisis. Iggy and I had come from Germany to visit our family during Christmas. What we didn’t know was that it was going to be last time for more than a decade that we would see our apartment in Buenos Aires and all our […]

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Stock Cars photo shooting – 57 Chevy Black Widow and Fireball’s 56 Sunliner

February 2, 2014
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  Those following our blog may remember that we’ve been working on these two stock cars some time ago. The reason why I didn’t hear anything more about them, is because I was busy putting a DVD tutorial on how we’ve built these cars. Anyhow, while finishing the DVD, I took some time to do […]

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’64 Chevy Pickup Fleetside – Revell kit – bed fenders [2]

January 31, 2014
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Here is the second step of improving this ’64 Chevy Pickup kit from Revell. After checking many pictures of the real thing online, I decided I had to improve the bed fenders as well. The original bed looked too toyish to me. The pics speak for themselves. A very easy process with a huge visual […]

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Vintage 702 aermotor windmill – making the wheel [2]

January 24, 2014
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After lots of research in order to understand how the wheel is built, I managed to draw very accurate plans and a 3D model of the entire windmill. The next challenge was to build the wheel. Drawing it is one thing, scratch building it is a complete different story. I made a few small modifications […]

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Vintage soda crate templates [ download ] Scales 1:5, 1:6, 1:8, 1:10, 1:12, 1:16, 1:18, 1:25, 1:32, 1:43, 1:64, 1:87

January 18, 2014
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Some of you have been asking several times for the soda crate templates that I announce many months ago in my post on making the 3D-TV Scale Model Display Barn Find Diorama. Making this templates took me several days of full time work (I would say at least a week). I searched and selected approximately […]

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’64 Chevy Pickup Fleetside – Revell kit – doors [1]

January 13, 2014
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After a break of several weeks, I’m back. This time with a new (sub)project which will be part of the farm diorama I’m working on. This is going to be an old farm pickup, based on a ’64 Chevy C10 Pickup Fleetside in 1:25 scale from Revell. I decided to improve many things on this kit, […]

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Vintage 702 aermotor windmill – scratch building the tower [1]

November 3, 2013
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For this project, I decided to start with the tower. After drawing all the plans according to the original parts descriptions I purchased the profiles and glued everything together. It takes some patience but it’s a very straight forward process. Making the steps on one of the columns was a a little more difficult. The difficult […]

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KIT REVIEW – 1958 Cadillac El Dorado 1/25 by Lee

October 4, 2013
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I though about trying out new things. And trying something new can be very rewarding. But this time, it didn’t work out pretty well. This is probably the worst kit ever – or a cool toy. It depends on where you are standing. Luckily, I’ve never seen much from this brand. So here’s my warning […]

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Vintage farm & aermotor windmill • Molino de viento y casa de campo

September 26, 2013
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[ENGLISH] I grew up in the center of Buenos Aires a multi million inhabitant city, but every holiday I used to visit my family on the countryside, in La Pampa province. It was always great to switch from the stressful and noisy metropolis to the quite and relaxed countryside. Old readers of this blog already […]

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Kit Review – ’63 Chevy Nova Coupe SS 1/25 by Trumpeter

September 15, 2013
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What I like about this kit is the level of detail. It does include several different parts. For instance, the body trim is entirely moulded in separate chromed parts, well at least most the body trim (the trim around the windows is moulded into the body as usual). I didn’t have the chance to build […]

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Joep’s classic Ford Taunus collection

August 28, 2013
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At the Ford Taunus M Club Nederland I met Joep, a 70+ year old guy who seems like being in his 30s. Last year he and two 80+ year old friends traveled across Argentina, Chile, Peru, Paraguay and Brasil in a VW T3 Transporter. That gives you an idea of how young this guy feels. […]

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Ford Taunus M Club Nederland

August 22, 2013
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During the Framer’s Day in Alphen (The Netherlands) I met the guys from the “Taunus M Club Nederland“. A group of very friendly and enthusiastic classic Ford fans. The club focus mainly on the Ford Taunus models, (specialy the “M” series) but as the Taunus was the basis for many other Ford models, owners of […]

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