Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Remember your old cars with a scale model
Of course, unless you have unlimited funds, you can’t keep ‘em all. And since that is the case, maybe the next best thing is to pick up a diecast or build a model of your long lost prized possessions.
I got in the habit of building a model of whatever car I own years ago. Truth be told, my models aren’t show winners or anything, but they mean something to me. I still find myself studying my old models and thinking about what it was like to drive that car, or I think about the fun places I went in that car. I’m pretty sentimental anyway, so it doesn’t take much to send me into dreamland.
The slideshow below contains pictures of actual cars, followed by a model or two that resembles it. Like I said, I know they aren’t modeling masterpieces or anything like that, but I enjoyed making them. What’s more, unlike the actual cars, I plan to own the models forever.
I did a story kind of like this on the Examiner, but this one has way more cars and models, and I went back and took more/redid all the pictures to hopefully make things more entertaining. There are also captions, so make sure you hit the little balloon in the bottom left corner.