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#1 Matt_Conte

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 02:53 PM

This is what I am working on right now. It is a Super Street class drag car. The chassis, interior & engine are all from the latest issue of the 76 Nova by AMT. It comes tubbed if no body knows about that. I just LOVE that kit.
The body is a MPC 78 Camaro. The hood and dash come from the old AMT 70 Camaro. I cast the hood scoop from the old Monogram 7-11 T-Bird Pro Stock kit.
The slicks are from Action Diecast Pro Stocks. I scratch made the wheelie bars. The casters are resin. I liked the casters from the Revell Pro mods so much, I took a casting of them for this kind of use.
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I added full on racing electronics to the interior. Next I will be moving on to the engine.
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Posted 07 April 2006 - 03:05 PM

I wasnt sure if I was looking at a real interior, or the model in that second pic. Great work!

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 05:54 PM

Looking good Matt. I just picked up the Nova kit after seeing the one you built.

#4 Matt_Conte

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 06:59 PM

Thanks guys.

Wildrice, is this the one you are talking about?
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I just LOVE this kit.
My next one I am going to do will have the Old Pro 72 Nova body on it. Then I want to do one with a 74 Firebird body I will be coming out with this year. Oops, I was not supost to say anything about that!!!! :wink:

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 04:49 AM

Looks good Matt!!
I love the detail on the camaro inside.
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Posted 08 April 2006 - 05:51 AM

Ya Matt thats the one. That car looks way too real. Keep us updated on the Camaro.

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 12:07 PM

[quote="Matt_Conte"]
My next one I am going to do will have the Old Pro 72 Nova body on it. quote]

Matt,
The nova of mine in the model racing thread, that is a drag car was made from the Old Pro kit.In this kit you had to glue the front fenders on and had a choice of two different hoods. I went thru great pains to get all four pieces to fit,including the bumper.Once everything was glued in place I went and applied shoo-goo to the hood and fenders underneath.This was just for extra security in the event it would not stop in the glue at end of strip and crash into a pillow!

#8 david@Minidreams inc.

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 05:14 PM

Hey matt do you offer the MDS boxes? I seem to have lost the link to you web site ~

#9 Matt_Conte

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 06:59 PM

I do not anymore, but if you cannot find any. I can hook you up with some. My web site is www.lookoutmodel.com

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Posted 09 April 2006 - 12:13 AM

I really like that Camaro Matt. Can't wait to see where it goes. What color is planned for it? That, along with the previous model, as seen in the AMT 70 1/2 kit, is my favorite Camaro bodystyle.