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Alyn

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62 Catalina Mild Custom

28 September 2013 - 03:50 PM

This is the AMT Pontiac Catalina from a WIP several months ago. Finally got some decent pics for an "Under Glass" post.

 

The WIP can be found here:

 

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I chopped the top 1 1/2" and built a custom grille using straight pin heads on a scratch built grill shell. I also added the chrome bar across the top (under the front of the hood).

 

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The paint is air brushed Sally Hansen nail polish. The color is called "Hard to Get" although I'd describe it as burnt orange. The roof is covered in Model Masters AMC Sterling Silver metallic. Both are topped off with Tamiya rattle can clear.

 

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The AMT kit comes with 2 4-barrel carbs, but I replaced them with a Hilborn fuel injection setup. Between the injection system, manifold and various other under hood parts, there's around 140 scratch built pieces. I went with clear insulation on the plug wires, chrome wheel wells and a shaved firewall for the show car look. No photo etched parts were used.

 

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Just for Fun

12 September 2013 - 06:00 AM

The lyrics to "The Cover of the Rollin' Stone" kept floating around in my brain, so I came up with this:

 

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On the Cover of Model Cars Mag
(to the tune of "The Cover of the Rolling Stone")

 

I don't believe it
Don't touch me
Hey Greg,
Hey Harry,
tell them who we are

Well, we're into model makin'
We also love bacon and we're loved everywhere we show
(That sounds like us)
We build little hotrods and tiny little sports cars at five-hundred dollars a go
(Right)
We sniff all kinds of spills that give us all kind of thrills but the thrill we'll never know
Is the thrill that'll getcha when you get your picture
on the cover of Model Cars Mag
(Model Cars)
Wanna see my picture on the cover
(Model Cars)
Wanna buy five copies for my mother (Yes)
(Model Cars)
Wanna see my shiny car on the cover of Model Cars Mag
(That's a very, very good idea)
I got a freaky ole lady, name a cocaine Katy who snips parts off my sprues <<<
I got my poor ole grey haired daddy paying my model club dues <<<
Now it's all designed to blow our minds but our minds won't really be blown
Like the blow that'll getcha when you get your picture on the cover of Model Cars Mag
(Model Cars)
Wanna see our pictures on the cover
(Model Cars)
Wanna buy five copies for our mothers (Yeah)
(Model Cars)
Wanna see my shiny car on the cover of Model Cars Mag
Hey (Sure enough), I know how, air brush forever
Ah, that's beautiful
We got a lot of little teenage blue eyed groupies who do anything we say
We got a genuine Indian Guru who's teaching us a better way
We got all the PE that money can buy so building is never a drag (No)
And we keep getting older but we can't get our photo on the cover of Model Cars Mag
(Model Cars)
Wanna see my picture on the cover
(Model Cars)
Wanna buy five copies for my mother (I want one)
(Model Cars)
Wanna see my shiny car on the cover of Model Cars Mag
On the cover of Model Cars Mag (And us)
Wanna see my picture on the cover
(I don't know why we ain't on the cover, baby)
(Model Cars)
Wanna buy five copies for my mother (So beautiful fellows)
(Model Cars)
Wanna see my shiny car On the cover of Model Cars Mag
I ain't kiddin' ya, it would make a beautiful cover
Macro shot, right up close man
I can see it now, it'd be on the front, shinin' man
Aah, beautiful


95 Corvette - update 06/11/13 - Finished pics

06 June 2013 - 04:29 PM

If you're in the Midwest region, you may know that the Heartland Nationals is coming up this weekend in Overland Park, Kansas. Every year we build a couple of dozen promotional models for raffles, auctions and such. Since this year's contest theme is the Chevrolet Corvette, all the promo's will be Corvettes.   I'm frantically trying to get mine done in time for the show.   Here's what I'm starting with, the AMT 95 Corvette Coupe. I owned a new C4 years ago, but my wife turned it into a Ford Taurus after our daughter was born. I always look back on that car with fond memories. (The Vette, not the Taurus).   These clam-shell hoods on the Vette's are very often warped, so I taped this one down and tried to get it reasonably straight.   IMG_7385b.jpg?psid=1   I'm gonna give it a big nose   IMG_7387b.jpg?psid=1   That's the upper half of a pen I had laying around. I cut off the end at an angle and filled that in with scrap plastic, and drilled out a hole for an air intake on the rounded end.   IMG_7391b.jpg?psid=1   yep, I'd say that's a big nose