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Happy new year 2013!

January 1, 2013

by Seb Perez

2012 was a great year and we want to thank you all for the great feedback via our blog, email, social media, etc. We wish you all a great new year 2013!

During 2013 the passion will continue, with lots of great new ideas that we’ll be sharing with you on our blog and newsletter. We have tons of ideas and 365 days in a year seem not enough to make them. Luckily enough, there are more years coming! (the Mayas were wrong! we’re still here, aren’t we?)

Here you have a few pics from my recent holiday in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.  Besides the great weather, cocktails and friendly people, I’ve also found great mexican buildings that might serve for inspiration for 2013 scale model projects (I’m not revealing nothing else now! – stay tuned!).

On the top, the Tequila Museum (a store) in Playa del Carmen. The next picture, a 100+ year old mexican church in the center of Playa del Carmen, along the fifth avenue.


albert January 1, 2013 at 3:47 pm

like all the updates! you have a good 2013 keep up the good work . i make garages out of corrugated plastic and also service stations and i sell them on ebay if i get the pics ill send them to you. what. email address?

Bob sims January 1, 2013 at 4:47 pm

I just love the photos of old Junkers. Good work.

Seb January 4, 2013 at 9:31 am

Thanks Bob!

Chris Newton January 1, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Happy New Year to you guys too! I always enjoy getting your e-mail. This one is especially good with all of the super-inspiring photos!
I have a couple of comments/questions about the 60’s-70’s trucks. I find it very interesting that some of the GM and Ford trucks seem to carry the tail light configurations from “previous” body styles, compared to those found in America. For example, the 1972 Chevy truck has 60-66 style tail lights. A lot of your photos show different “body-styles” for models than what is here in this country, but the truck tail light thing is very interesting. I wonder why they do that? You would think that the tooling for manufacturing the body panels would be more expensive to change the tail light openings??? Where were these truck manufactures? Did America update the tooling, or did your country “retro” the tooling? Also, what is up with the 1960 Chevrolet-style fins on the rear of the 1965 panel that you photographed? Is that factory, or did someone do that as a “custom” touch? I am a huge fan of 60-66 GM trucks, panels, suburbans, etc. and have never seen those “fins” before! Very cool. Thank you for all of the time and effort you put into your web-site and showing the rest of us what old, cool cars and trucks look like from outside of our countrys.

hal osborn January 1, 2013 at 6:25 pm

Hi Iggy and Seb
Happy new year to both of you as well.
The old junk yard pictures are AWESOME for me.
As you know I have a passion for building diorama’s and these pictures are great food for me to have.
Thanks again

Matthew krueger January 3, 2013 at 9:59 am

Love looking over all those photos of old cars and the old buildings keep the photos coming
Happy New Year to both of you.

Seb January 4, 2013 at 9:38 am

Thanks Matthew!

Bruce Osborne January 3, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Wish you both the same! Have been building my version of your Old Barn and having allot of fun. Not sure how to show you some progress shots, so let me know.

Seb January 4, 2013 at 9:41 am

Hi Bruce, please send us the pics of your barn to info (at) modeljunkyard (dot) com. Thanks!

Bill January 3, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Those folks there know how to keep things running for a long time. Amazing how they keep them going. Great pics. Thanks!!!

Seb January 4, 2013 at 9:42 am

That’s right Bill!

Dan Boudreau January 16, 2013 at 11:46 pm

Hi guys, just want to say really enjoy your website and your books. I have some ideas and my own garage diorama I have built in 1:24 scale, after checking out what you guys have done. Also changing my email address. I am problems with my Yahoo email account, I can receive email but can’t send out, so please use the comcast email account thanks Dan

Seb January 18, 2013 at 11:23 am

Hi Dan, Thank you a lot for your feedback! If you changed your email address and want to continue receiving our newsletter you’ll have to subscribe to the newsletter again (upper right corner of the website). We use an email system that does not aloud us to add email addresses. This system protect the readers against spam. This mean only the readers can subscribe and unsubscribe to our newsletter. I’m sorry for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Take care,

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