MUSEUM
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
Complete: 5/03/2002
From Kit : AMT #31220 Buyer's Choice re-release.
1929 Ford Model A I took a little liberty with the paint on this model. While I believe most if not all '29 Model A Station Wagons were painted Manila Brown with Black trim parts, I preferred to paint this one Gray (Testors #1138) with Red (Testors #1103) trim. For the sake of argument I'll call it a restoration repaint.
Using the October 1988 Scale Auto Enthusiast magazine as a guide I used wood veneer trim over the outside walls to give it a true Woody look. 1929 Ford Model A

Wagon : 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu
Complete: 6/23/2002
From Kit : AMT #31219 Buyer's Choice re-release.
1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu - Exterior
1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu - Interior
I built this model stock out the box using photo-etched parts by Model Car Garage. This is the first time I have used photo-etched parts to this extent. Exterior details include Boyd #52718 Ice Blue Pearl paint, Bare Metal Foil trim and photo etched badges. Interior details included Model Masters #2053 Flat Sand with Gray flocked carpet and photo etched details. I added the turn signal and auto shifter levers on the column. The box glass has been replaced with .040 Clear Lexan Sheet windows. Replacing the glass makes the model much more realistic.
1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu
I detailed the engine with plumbing and used the MCG grill replacement. I can't say enough about the photo-etched parts from MCG. I cut a portion of the grill and attached it to the the hood to be more realistic. I also posed the driver side vent window open. I added a rear view mirror but I did not have a good side view. I think it is odd AMT did not include these parts. 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu - Grill

Wagon : 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Ambulance
Complete: 5/09/2003
From Kit : Polar Lights #6812.
1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Ambulance I just could not resist building this model and it was a lot of fun. After starting this Polar Lights kit I went out and bought a couple more. There are so many possibilities for building one. I decided to build the first one stock out of the box.
I polished the white plastic with Novus and added Bare Metal Foil. I took some liberties with the equipment painting at the roof. This kit was the first time I use The Detailer for detailing the grill and wheels. 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Ambulance


 
FUTURE LIST
Below is a list of the models I plan to build to complete the museum.
  1920s
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.

  1930s
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.

  1940s
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.

  1950s
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.
Completed 5/9/03

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.


  1960s
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.


  1970s
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?

  1980s
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.

  1990s
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.

  2000s
I'm going to pick up a mid-90s Aoshima Legacy off eBay and build it to match my real car.