My goal is to have at least one wagon from each decade and as many different carmakers as possible. All will be 1/24 or 1/25 scale. As I complete each one I will post their pictures here.
Wagon : 1929 Ford Model A 150-A Station Wagon
From Kit : AMT #31220 Buyer's Choice re-release.
Wagon : 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu
From Kit : AMT #31219 Buyer's Choice re-release.
Wagon : 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Ambulance
From Kit : Polar Lights #6812.
Below is a list of the models I plan to build to complete the museum.
WAGON : 1929 Ford Model A 150-A Station Wagon|
FROM KIT : AMT #31220. Pretty much building straight out of the box
COMMENT : This was the first mass production Station Wagon and the first to be listed as a regular catalog offering. It was the natural first for the Scale Wagon Museum. Completed 5/3/02.
I'm not sure what I'm going to do for the 30s yet. Possible a scratch-built custom such as a Packard, Hudson, REO, or DeSoto.|
WAGON : 1942 Mercury 29a Station Wagon|
FROM KIT : Modify a Revell/Monogram #85-2540 48 Ford kit. Basically just create a new grill and add some chrome trimming.
COMMENT : Like most US automakers 1942 marked the end of automotive production for Mercury until after WWII.
WAGON : 1956 Pontiac Safari|
FROM KIT : There is talk of Johan releasing a 1956 Star Chief. If so I'll use a Nomad kit to make a 56 Safari. Otherwise I'll use one of the resin bodies.
COMMENT : I have always liked the Safaris over the Nomads and cannot resist the chance to build a 56 for the collection.
WAGON : 1959 Cadillac MM Ambulance (ECTO1)|
FROM KIT : Straight out of the box from Polar Light's Ghostbusters kit.
COMMENT : How could I resist. I'm going to add a converted hearse and a custom station wagons to this list from these kits.
WAGON : 1959 Rambler Cross Country|
FROM KIT : When it is released I'll build the Johan 1959 Rambler Cross Country #JC 101 straight out of the box.
COMMENT : My favorite car was a Rambler so I have an affinity for the AMC cars.
WAGON : 1960 Plymouth Sports Suburban Station Wagon|
FROM KIT : Jo-Han #C-4560 or #C-5100.
COMMENT : Quite possible my favorite station wagon model kit ever produced. I built one in the 80s, and then turned it into a Convertible Corvette Hearse (go figure). I am hoping Johan will re-issue this, but since I can't wait I bought one off eBay.
WAGON : 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Station Wagon|
FROM KIT : AMT #31219 1965 Chevelle kit straight from the box.
COMMENT : While the Chevelle kit is perfect for modification, I built it as stock. Completed 6/23/02.
WAGON : 1965 Lincoln Continental Hearse|
FROM KIT : The AMT #8122 3 in 1 Lincoln kit. Paneling the back windows and taking out the back seats. I have been working on this off and on since 1997.
COMMENT : I started building it as a wagon, and then discovered that Lincoln never offered a station wagon so I'm altering it to be a hearse.
WAGON : 1969 Oldsmobile Vista-Cruiser|
FROM KIT : Heavy modifications to the AMT 69 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 W-30 kit.
COMMENT : I love this car. I have not bought any parts yet hoping someone will make a That 70s Show model, but I'll make it sooner ot later.
WAGON : 1977 Dodge Monaco Station Wagon|
FROM KIT : Modification of the AMT Joker Goon car (#6826) from Batman.
COMMENT : The big 70s barges are wonderful. I wish I could have had the 76 Monaco body to work with, but the smaller 77/78 is OK too. Maybe I'll make it a 76 Coronet?
|I'm not sure what I'm going to do for the 80s yet. Since I had a 1984 Chevy Caprice Estate I would love to build a model of it.|
WAGON : 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Collector's Edition|
FROM KIT : I have the Revell Caprice Taxi #6294. I'm either going to buy the Wagon body from Modelhaus or just scratch-build it.
COMMENT : There have been a lot of cool Buick station wagons in history, but I just love this Roadmaster. I wish someone would build a complete kit or resin parts.
|I'm going to pick up a mid-90s Aoshima Legacy off eBay and build it to match my real car.|