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#1 Pullin Gears

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:50 PM

I have had this model for a while, built it once as a kid, then twice as a tubbed drag car, now age and glue decided it's fate as weathering practice

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I think the paint is Testor's Artic blue, grey primer, and the red is cheapo parts store brand

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I used aluminum duct foil on the door to make it look like bare metal, as if some one was starting to remove the paint

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Decided not to put a motor in this one. I added a leftover radiator and paint detailing, also adjusted the stanced to sit higher in the front

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Inside is various parts off the car, you can see where some one cut a hole in the floor for a 4-speed transmission swap

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One of my favorite parts of this car, I actually cut the quarter panel off and glued it back on to make it look like someone spotted welded a replacement on

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Underside is rough, exhaust is hanging, dirt grime and rust, muffler missing

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Looks like the owner isn't ready to let this one go!

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#2 Custom Mike

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:12 PM

Kevin, that is awesome! There's nothing I don't like about it, and nothing I'd change, it looks like a lot of cars i saw in High School! Great work!



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:40 PM

Nice build ! That cracked windshield reminds me of a friend's '69 SS from back in the 90's . Its body had been acid dipped ; a killer 383 stroker / hard-shifting TH 400 / 12 Bolt 4.88's combo was swapped in . It had surface rust because of the 'dipping .

The day my friend bought it , he wanted to hammer on it , so he did ...

Brake-revved it to about 3-grand and launched it ... then the body flexed radically ; the windshield cracked from lower left to upper right , and the outer layer of glass popped-out ! Ha ha ha ! Apparently the car's prior owner-builder neglected to add subframe connectors !



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:17 AM

thats awesome Kevin, love the not for sale!



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:29 AM

Very realistic weathering and look......



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:14 AM

that is cool!

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:41 AM

Great work!nice details



#8 Pullin Gears

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:16 AM

Thanks everyone, great stories too!



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:07 PM

Looks great. I love the rust on the upper control arms.



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:09 PM

Very cool, love the aluminum duct foil on the door and the quarter panel replacement.  It's fun when you don't have to worry about messing up the paint!



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:18 AM

Very cool!



#12 mnwildpunk

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:46 PM

I dig it a lot reminds me of my old camaro I had sitting in my ma's side yard for yrs. Until one day when she had enough and sold it out from under me

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:46 PM

As good as a clean, shiny new car is, I always love a model of a "well-used" car. It adds for more creative license, whereas some "forgotten" builds are pure rust. Nicely done here.



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:09 AM

Wow the 1/25th scale body shop has alot of work ahead of themselves LOL . Your camaro looks great , I especially like the replacement quarter panel , the busted up windshield and the Hot Rod magazine on the seat.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:27 AM

i like the detail, very good work 



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:40 AM

Kevin,

 

Great job :D


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:15 AM

Very nice!  Looks like it belongs on Craigslist or Ebay.

 

"Great project-Ran when parked"     LOL



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:30 PM

Nice, it would look perfect in a junk yard...



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:41 PM

Pretty sweet!



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:51 PM

Nice usage of an old glue bomb. The paint and weathering look very natural.

 

There is a definite talent to building a "project" like this. Well done!