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#61 Drake69

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:09 AM

So would I (apparently I don't have all the pieces of the dual carb Carter setup like I thought, looks like I only have about half of it...). I also need to know what specific color red that people are using for their Christines. The actual color of the car used in the movie was "blood red", but so far every spraypaint I've looked at is either too light, too dark, or completely the wrong shade.



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:21 AM

If you watch the the outakes the detective calls it autumn red.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:04 AM

The JoHan '63 Chrysler 300 kit has that 2-4Barrell Setup.



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:23 AM

If you watch the the outakes the detective calls it autumn red.

 

Yup, but the director John Carpenter used the color "Blood Red" on all the cars used in the movie.



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:51 AM

Oh yes i forgot, thanks.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:25 AM

If your using automotive paints, the correct color is PPG WA7211 It seems alot of people are using 83 corvette Spectra red, which is what they painted the cars in the movie.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:22 PM

The JoHan '63 Chrysler 300 kit has that 2-4Barrell Setup.

Yes it does but it's still incorrect for Christine. The 300 has snorkel style air cleaners which are incorrect for Christine. Since Jacen left all his molds here I have the correct air cleaners in resin.



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:36 PM

Would you be interested in casting a few for a fellow forum member? Any help is appreciated

Edited by azers, 03 February 2013 - 08:42 PM.


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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:45 PM

Would you be interested in casting a few for a fellow forum member? Any help is appreciated.

P.M. sent


Edited by MAGNUM4342, 03 February 2013 - 08:49 PM.


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Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:30 PM

Thankyou.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:26 PM

As most of you, I'm a 58 Plymouth fan 'till I first saw the movie back in the day. It became my favorite US car, and I learn a lot about it as in this period, you only saw 57 Chevy and 59 Cadillac on car mag. I finally could buy a resin copy of it from Modelhaus years ago which I built as a Christine copy, even find a real one ( a wagon ) here in France which quite unusual in my country. And I was a very happy guy when I learned that AMT made a kit out of this car. WHen first receive, I didn't notice the wrong body proportion, just the curious side molding movement. Anyway I was so happy that a manufacturer decide to do it that I bought a lot and built different version. 

So what to say about the new box ?? Well I'll bought one for my collection, and I'm happy of it because the "older" Belvedere kit starts to cost a bit of money on Ebay. I think I could live with the body issue.

Another mistake nobody talks about here is the wrong engine combination : AMT molded a big block engine ( let's say a 350 for 58 ) with a small block Polyhead intake manifold and single carb. Check out the water pump molding and you'll recognize the unique "round" design of the BB Mopar part.

Now if somebody could mold a Polyhead V8 in resin, I would buy a lot as it was installed in lot's of Mopar.

They also forget to mold the "Plymouth" letters on the rear trunk.....ANd the interior combination isn't really a Belvedere design, not even a Fury design, well, I didn't know were they find their 1/1 references.

Anyway, even with all these mistakes, I still like the kit :rolleyes: , I must be some kind of crazy,  or a 50ies Mopar addicted B)

Here is a Savoy version I built years ago with a Flathead six and auto trans :

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Far from perfect but I still like it anyway.....


Edited by mangodart, 03 February 2013 - 09:27 PM.


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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:47 PM

Nice car. Like the color.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:09 PM

Just watched the movie on AMC.... From certain angles the trim looks just as hokey on the rral car in the movie as it does on the model. I am beginning to beleive there is a slight curvature to the trim but it it exaggerated by shrinking down the size to 1/25th scale. the belt line and roof are still a little hokey as mentioned. Not trying to fuel the fire and beat a dead horse, just an observation. FWIW

I have one of these in my stash because there is a Larry Watson custom I want to replicate. 



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:17 PM

Just watched the movie on AMC.... From certain angles the trim looks just as hokey on the rral car in the movie as it does on the model. I am beginning to beleive there is a slight curvature to the trim but it it exaggerated by shrinking down the size to 1/25th scale. the belt line and roof are still a little hokey as mentioned. Not trying to fuel the fire and beat a dead horse, just an observation. FWIW

I have one of these in my stash because there is a Larry Watson custom I want to replicate. 

 

I noticed that too... not sure if it's just from the camera angles chosen when they filmed it or the customization they did to the Belvederes/Savoys they used in the movie. Maybe if we can track down one of the engineers that built the various Christines for the movie they might shed some light on the whole thing. Probably easier said than done though.



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:37 PM

 

I noticed that too... not sure if it's just from the camera angles chosen when they filmed it or the customization they did to the Belvederes/Savoys they used in the movie. Maybe if we can track down one of the engineers that built the various Christines for the movie they might shed some light on the whole thing. Probably easier said than done though.

Also keep in mind this movie was originally released in 1983, and thus has not yet been digitally restored or enhanced so there's a certain wear factor to the film. You'll notice that the truncated version AMC shows, has some daylight scenes taking on a slight sepia tone due to aging. ;) 



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:42 PM

Also keep in mind this movie was originally released in 1983, and thus has not yet been digitally restored or enhanced so there's a certain wear factor to the film. You'll notice that the truncated version AMC shows, has some daylight scenes taking on a slight sepia tone due to aging. ;) 

 

I also have the DVD... gotta watch it again to see if they used a clean print of the movie or restored it.



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:42 AM

The bodyshop that worked on my 57 Chevy, had a 58 Plymouth in for a MAJOR resto. It was 1 of the original cars used in the movie. Some of the side trim was self adhesive chrome strips as used on mobile homes !

The car looked ok on outside when it first arrived, but when they tore it down, looked worse than the 1 sat on Lebays front yard !!



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:34 AM

 

I also have the DVD... gotta watch it again to see if they used a clean print of the movie or restored it.

Aside from the, ahem, language i'm sure you'll see a world of difference.



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:05 AM

*edit by Casey*

 

The forum rules are as follows:

1) No vulgar language or "fake" vulgar language (as in #&@$$!#$!!). Offensive language is completely unacceptable.

 

 

I used to beat the tar outta grease-monkey tarded bullies back in the day.

 

Now I'm the grease-monkey tard... just not a bully. :lol:



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 09:09 AM

The JoHan '63 Chrysler 300 kit has that 2-4Barrell Setup.

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Thanks to Alan Manley's photo, I can show what is in the Johan '63 Chrysler 300. This is the 2-4 Barrell manifold, carbs and air cleaners in the original JoHan 1963 Chrysler 300 kits, which I have built a couple of. The Johan parts are not chromed, but they are there, and can be adapted to the AMT engine. Now if they could just straighten out the body.

 

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Edited by Ron Hamilton, 09 March 2013 - 09:13 AM.