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1957 Chrysler 300C

19 February 2015 - 12:26 PM

Having messed up the paint on the normal kit, I thought I'd try again with the pre-painted version. The body came out quite nicely after polish and foil, although obviously I couldn't remove the mold seams - a pity, but I can live with it. All other parts come from the normal kit as I wanted more accurate colours.

I made the steering poseable, quite easily done on this kit, and scratch built front blinker lenses, an antenna, and a horn ring. The mirror faces were replaced and I used AMT Parts Pack tyres.

By no means the easiest kit I ever built, with many parts needing work to fit nicely. But I'm very pleased to have this stunning piece of automotive design on my shelf at last.








The engine is very well molded and just needs a few details to make it come alive. The battery decal is from Roadhawg, who is on this forum.




Mopar fins forever!



Gunze Sangyo 1:32nd, New photo added 2.10.2015

06 February 2015 - 10:33 AM

I built these nearly 20 years ago and thought them not too bad, despite the Chevys' inaccurate interiors. I've added whitewalls and antennas to all three, but they are otherwise box stock. The bodies of the two Chevys have not been painted or even polished. 






10.Feb.2015 Just added this close-up of the script on the rear fender of the Caddy. I used to work for a company called Identico in Zürich which made all sorts of items to order for the graphic industry, including letraset-style rub-ons. We also made these for several boutique model train manufacturers. You might find a similar company in your country (Identico was originally an American company) but its products probably won't be cheap.


This decal is shown roughly 6 times its actual size and is 4mm long.










This is an ongoing build which I hope to resume soon. It's from Tomy and is an absolute knock-out kit. Japan rules!


57 Chrysler 300c - last update 19.Feb

19 January 2015 - 10:23 AM

For various reasons I'm doing a series of cars that don't require me to use my airbrush. Here I'm using the body from AMT's pre-painted kit (which I've polished out and foiled) but nearly everything else is from the normal kit and will be either brush painted or done with a spray can. Unfortunately there's little I can do about the mold lines under the black paint but I've decided not to let that spoil my fun. The tyres are from AMT's recent parts pack.




Here's where I'm at with the interior, foil and other details yet to be added. For comparison I've shown the pre-painted kit's interior wall, whose colour is too dark.




I sprayed the top of the dash and the package shelf with Tamiya semi-gloss black and the beige is brushed on using a mix of Humbrol colours. You have to thin these paints carefully for them to flow well. More detail to come here too.




The engine is basically finished, apart from more plumbing etc. The silver and gold are from Tamiya cans, the rest from Humbrol.

More soon.



My finished models 2014

23 December 2014 - 12:42 AM

Not much modeling got done this year but I managed to finish 2 Johans that I'd painted the year before and the two Chevy promos

finally got the detailing job I'd always planned for them.

Thanks to all of you, moderators and contributors, for creating my favourite website forum. Again there have been so many fabulous models posted this year that I tended to spend more time here than at my bench.

All the best to all of you for 2015!











1964 Chevy Impala

04 October 2014 - 01:53 AM

Following warm on the heels of my recent '63, comes this 64 Impala, also done with an AMT promo with original paint. There are a couple of very small scratches in the paint but overall it's survived remarkably well. This time I used the Revell kit's really nice interior and I added mirrors, antenna, Modelhaus tyres, foil etc.