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#1 Flatout

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:11 PM

Built from the latest release of Monogram’s “BADMAN”, even after reading about all that was wrong with this thing I still had to have it.

 

- Paint is Tamiya TS-16 Yellow

- Hooker and Isky decals are from the “stash” to replace decals left out of this release

- Tire lettering is from Slixx

- Left off the “Mud Flaps” and the Air Dam

…and the rest is from the box.

 

CONS: The body showed the age (50 yrs?) of the molds. Some panel lines were nonexistent as were some of the lines for the window trim. The upper quarter panels were very wavy and needed to be block sanded. The kit is not very detailed.

 

PROS: Once the “body work” was done the kit went together pretty well. The finished product is still pretty cool even after all these years…

 

Thanks for lookin’…

 

BADMAN1-vi.jpgBADMAN5-vi.jpgBADMAN4-vi.jpgBADMAN6-vi.jpgBADMAN7-vi.jpgBADMAN8-vi.jpgBADMAN2-vi.jpg


Edited by Flatout, 23 December 2012 - 04:30 PM.


#2 Draggon

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:29 PM

Wow, thats one of the best builds of this kit I've seen. Great work Pete, but then, coming from you, its expected.



#3 cobraman

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:35 PM

I have to agree with Glenn. Very nice build up of this kit. Good kit or bad kit it still looks good when built right.



#4 slusher

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:45 PM

Best build of this kit l have seen, great paint finish...



#5 rmvw guy

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:04 PM

Agree with everyone so far. Nice!   :)



#6 hvymtl

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:07 PM

Very Nice clean build

 

 

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:07 PM

Very nice build.  Can't wait to start the one I have. BMF work looks great.  So does the paint.  Nice job.



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Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:16 PM

Guys...thanks for taking the time to look and I apreciate the favorable comments.

 

Aloha... B)



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Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:17 PM

BRAVO, Well done!



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Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:17 PM

Clean, almost sanitary build. Great paint, and foil job.

I just love those old kits. People can say whatever they want about the advantages of modern tooling kits, but like the old cars the old kits depict, you have to deal with the good and bad aspects that come along with the age of the subject.

Among my favorites are the AMT '57 Chevy (the old tool), the AMT '57 Ford, the AMT '65 and '66 Galaxies, and all versions of the AMT '40 Ford. The guys that designed those kits were contemporary to the guys that designed the real cars, those kits have a feeling that I call "back in the day" that no computer designed "wonder" will ever have. At least this is what I think.



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Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:25 PM

I just love those old kits. People can say whatever they want about the advantages of modern tooling kits, but like the old cars the old kits depict, you have to deal with the good and bad aspects that come along with the age of the subject.

Among my favorites are the AMT '57 Chevy (the old tool), the AMT '57 Ford, the AMT '65 and '66 Galaxies, and all versions of the AMT '40 Ford. The guys that designed those kits were contemporary to the guys that designed the real cars, those kits have a feeling that I call "back in the day" that no computer designed "wonder" will ever have. At least this is what I think.

 

Tulio...I agree 100%


 



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Posted 22 December 2012 - 11:38 PM

Super clean and nicely detailed...Nice job!



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 12:52 AM

awsome and clean > love it !

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 03:56 AM

I agree . . . Definetly the nicest Badman I've ever seen !  Great job .



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:13 AM

Clean, almost sanitary build. Great paint, and foil job.

I just love those old kits. People can say whatever they want about the advantages of modern tooling kits, but like the old cars the old kits depict, you have to deal with the good and bad aspects that come along with the age of the subject.

Among my favorites are the AMT '57 Chevy (the old tool), the AMT '57 Ford, the AMT '65 and '66 Galaxies, and all versions of the AMT '40 Ford. The guys that designed those kits were contemporary to the guys that designed the real cars, those kits have a feeling that I call "back in the day" that no computer designed "wonder" will ever have. At least this is what I think.

Anyone can build one of the new kits and get good results. It's a true builder that can take the (Lack of a better description,) BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH kit and turn it into something amazing. 



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:48 PM

Well, Pete, you've amply demonstrated that with skill and intent, the materials are almost  irrelevant.

One of the best sounding guitars I ever played was built from used pallets.



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:51 PM

Any photos of the underside?



#18 Flatout

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:22 PM

Harry...I'll shoot a pic and post it tomorrow.  Aloha...



#19 Tom Setzer

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:17 PM

Very Clean Build, and Great paint Job. I like it very muuch!



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:18 PM

I love it when people take a substandard kit and prove it has real potential. B)