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#1 THarrison351

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:33 PM

OK,

Needed some relief from my last headache build. I looked at all the kits around the house and picked this much maligned gasser that many of us built as a kid. I've had this one since Monogram reissued them with original art a few years ago. Most of the prebuild was done back then so it just needed paint and glue. I have to say it is simple, but everything fits and I like the completed look. Also, I had good luck with the airbrush again.

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Nothing fancy, but I did add a little color to highlight the interior. I also tried to duplicate a gold metalflake rim with turnsignal amber.

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Fixed that exhaust from the original 55 Chevy mold.

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Nothing fancy, just paint and I can't figure out why this thing keeps rotating.

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Tried to duplicate the box art by smoothing the turn indicators.

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Cut out the drivers window to see inside.

Thanks for looking.



#2 TooOld

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:36 PM

Looks Great !   This kit gets a bad rap since it really builds into a nice looking model .  Yours is a perfect example of how nice this kit can look !



#3 Harry P.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:02 PM

A completely inaccurate "gasser" (not sure how many would have had windshield wipers!... but that's on Monogram, not you), but you did a very nice job on it! Well done.



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:12 PM

Very cool!!

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:37 PM

Great job!



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:15 PM

Nice.

 

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:45 AM

You did a great job on this kit.  very nice clean build.

 

Glad to hear the airbrush worked well for you.



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:17 AM

Real nice build...



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:30 AM

This is one of my favorite kits from back in the day and you did a great job on this build Tim! The extra work you did on it makes a big difference! Especially on the chassis. The color looks dead on! What did you use?



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:37 AM

Beautiful build.

 

 How did you clean up the molded in exhaust?  I can't even see where they were.



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:15 PM

Very nice build!

#12 lotno249

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:19 PM

This Badman is Badass.  Looks great.  Love the paint job.

DJ



#13 Pete L.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:19 PM

Really nicely done...I especially like the cleaned up chassis !


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#14 THarrison351

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:48 PM

Thanks for all the great comments. Paint is Tamiya TS-16 yellow decanted and airbrushed, one coat of mop and glo. My next project is the Moebius Chrysler 300. I'm looking forward to tackling this car.



#15 Terry Sumner

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:20 PM

Actually Harry, although it has it's inaccuracies to be sure, this thing is a lot closer to passing as a gasser than a great many other models posted here that claimed to be a "Gasser"...  :D



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:26 PM

Actually Harry, although it has it's inaccuracies to be sure, this thing is a lot closer to passing as a gasser than a great many other models posted here that claimed to be a "Gasser"...  :D

 

There's a big difference between a model builder claiming his creation is a "gasser" and a model manufacturer claiming their kit is a "gasser." The manufacturer should do their homework.

 

How many gassers had exhaust headers and a street exhaust system???!!!   :rolleyes:



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:34 PM

This is one that I built as akid, loved it then, love it now, don't care how inaccurate it is. It still looks good.

 

Nicely done.



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:04 PM

Nice job TH! I really like what you did on the interior. The Badman is one of my favorites.



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:19 PM

 

There's a big difference between a model builder claiming his creation is a "gasser" and a model manufacturer claiming their kit is a "gasser." The manufacturer should do their homework.

 

How many gassers had exhaust headers and a street exhaust system???!!!   :rolleyes:

True that. But what i meant was those glaring inaccuracies.. (not that the dual system wasn't glaring)  Like...an altered wheelbase, or a nose that's sky high or no cooling system at all...things like that. At least that 55 isn't grossly wrong!



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:53 AM

Even with all the bad raps this kit gets it sure brings back memories ( apparently I am not the only one ) .  I love it. Kudos to the op.

 

 

 

I have 2 of the re-issues from a few years ago waiting patiently in the wings. One will be built , one will stay sealed ,,,,,,,,,,just because it is one from my early days .


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