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Great guys, great model cars

March 29, 2013

by Seb Perez

Two weeks ago I went to Jabbeke’s model car show “On The Road”. I met lots of great guys over there and I dare to ask some of them if they would agree with taking pictures of their models on my gas station. They are all really friendly guys, so they accepted.

The cars were great and I was sure, setting a scene with their cars on the gas station would only enhance their great models. Here you have a few pictures.

I also wanted to take pictures of an other friend of mine, from France, Zelkam. He builds great station wagons. But as I went to look for him on sunday I couldn’t find him. Maybe next year!

Cars by Mike, from Germany.

Mike is a very friendly guy who builds great hot rods, specially rat rods. His models are mind blowing. The engine details are not from this world, and his imagination seems to be endless! Also, he has a great sense of humor!

Check out his cars:

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Cars by Erik, from The Netherlands.

Erik is a great model builder. When it comes to airbrush, he knows what he’s talking about. Check out the true fire airbrush job and the high polish finishing on each vehicle. He had a great collection of cars, most of them in 1/25 scale. Now he is working on a few big scale projects among others. I can’t wait to see those projects finished! If you want to see more of his work, just check his website.

No more words, just check the pictures:

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Cars by Heiko, from Germany.

Heiko is a ver experienced model builder with a special attention to detail when it comes to engines. His work is great and the variety of models is astonishing. Bel Airs are among my favorite cars, and he had just built two of a them, in a mild custom look. A ’55 and a ’56 Bel Air. Orange is also one of my favorite colors. So I had to take a few pics of this cars!

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Truck by Luc, from The Netherlands.

Luc was sitting next to me during the show. He has a passion for trucks, specially Scania. The amazing thing is that he just build a vintage Scania, the same model that my grandpa used to have. This truck bring lots of great memories to me.

What I also love about those old trucks are the very simple color combinations. Plain red, white and black. Less is more!

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Tom Woodruff March 30, 2013 at 12:43 am

I enjoyed watching the video of the big model show.Some truly amazing model on display!I noticed there were some small Vespa motor scooters on some the scenes.where can I find those?Are they 1/25 scale?I have a project planned that would require the scooters and would appreciate any information.Thanks for your help!

Seb March 30, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Hi Tom, I have no idea where to get those Vespas! I’m sorry!

scott figg March 30, 2013 at 4:00 am

Wow, some of these model builders really have it going. From the looks on your site there were many different models, and they all looked great. Lots of talent within the show. Thank you for sharing. Scott

Seb March 30, 2013 at 8:21 pm

That’s right, it’s a great show with lots of great builders! I can’t wait to next year to go there again!

Stephan Baker March 30, 2013 at 4:34 am

Wow! Thanks for sharing those inspiring images of that show. Stephan

Seb March 30, 2013 at 8:20 pm

You’re welcome!

Eric March 30, 2013 at 8:29 am

Hello, some many great models on this show. This week I ‘ll go to another show in France. I’ll send you some pics of this show soon. Bye

Seb March 30, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Hi Eric, Yes, please, send us pics from the show! I just checked your site. You have a ton of great projects! Congrats! Thanks for sharing!

DeWitt Burrows March 30, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Well, there’s inspiration and then there’s that incredibly cool straight eight. And that television as a diorama display? Genius. All in all, I believe this to add a lot of interesting projects to my workbench.

Seb March 30, 2013 at 8:14 pm

Hi DeWitt. That’s right, the show offered lots of inspiration. Thanks for the feedback regarding the television set!

paul coma April 14, 2013 at 4:12 pm

If I sent you a question, or want info from you is there a way you can respond, or do you not respond to questions.

Seb June 3, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Hi paul, yes, we answer questions :-) – You can ask here or by email to: info (at) modeljunkyard (dot) com

Ben kabay April 24, 2013 at 1:21 pm

How do you guys do the rust on cars

Iggy April 25, 2013 at 11:06 pm

Hey Ben,
there are several techniques to get cars rusty. One thing you can use, is our ebook on how to make rust – that’s a good way to start. Plus the ebook is free! All you need to do, is register to our newsletter and you will get that ebook and much more!

Have fun,

Iggy

christian bellemare June 14, 2013 at 9:31 pm

I like your work alot. The result is a picture if mistaken about reality. Continue to share it maintains passion.

Seb June 15, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Hi Christian, I’m glad you like our work! We’ll be sharing much more stuff, that’s for sure!

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