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#1 DPNM

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:29 PM

This is another one of my builds. It's a car I think should have been. Roof is from a '56 Nomad. Sorry, I don't have any during the build pics.

 

Again, please forgive the dust on the model.

 

 

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#2 realgone58

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 04:15 PM

That's sweet! Wish they would have made these 1:1.  Just saw another one tonight up on the 'Bay.



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 04:45 PM

I, too, wish GM would have produced these instead of a plain wagon. I found a resin '58 on feeBay.  Mine is made by grafting the top from a '56 onto the '58 body. Both kits were from Revell.

 

Exterior paint is fingernail polish. Interior is painted with DupliColor lacquer. Red and Sand Beige.

 

Sorry for the out of focus pics too.



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 04:47 PM

Great conversion - looks like one Chevy would have made. Very nice!

Sam



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 04:50 PM

Great conversion. I love it!



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:46 PM

A great build of a should of been built...



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:15 PM

Nice work

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 02:32 AM

Very nice work.  The only thing I would have done diffrently was to use the tailgate from the 56 versus the trunk lid from the 58, other than that, great work!  Chevy definitly should have done this.



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Posted 02 December 2012 - 02:42 AM

I love it !  I love all wagons and this is really nice .



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Posted 02 December 2012 - 02:51 AM

Lee, My initial plan was to use the tailgate from the '56. The problem I ran into is there was too much of a curve. The '56 tailgate was basically straight and I fooled around with it for a few hours. It just would not have looked right. If it fit at the bottom, the sides didn't line up and vice-versa. Maybe I should have added strip plastic "bars" to simulate the '56 though.

 

Bob, Thanks as I, too, have an  affinity for wagons.



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Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:54 AM

Really nice build, nice work...



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Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:30 AM

This is so kool. LOVE IT.



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Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:10 PM

A classic custom and a longroof, what's not to love? Yeah, that rear end is a head scratcher but you gotta do what's within your means and what keeps the build fun. Forcing something that's not what I want and is too complicated is modeling suicide for me.



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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:39 AM

the rear end Looks very interesting - you've done a good job on it! Like it a lot.

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 02:36 AM

Original conversion, beautiful congratulations treatment