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Chuck Most

Member Since 23 Feb 2009
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Diamond REO C92

15 July 2014 - 04:48 PM

Just a little project I'm throwing together for giggles, using mostly spare parts.

 

Modified the grille to represent another style from the stock AMT kit part.

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Cut just a hair over 20 scale inches out of the hood, and added some raised details to the new grille opening.

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And of course the fenders needed to be modified- I just held them up to the shortened hood and determined where to cut them. I also added a new/old paint job to the cab. Of course, the rear suspension/axles were moved forward, and the frame was shortened behind the rear axle.

 

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Not sure if these are the wheels/tires I'll end up using on it, but they'll keep the chassis up and out of the dirt for now anyway.


Mystery Corvette

11 July 2014 - 09:21 AM

Here's the thing- a buddy recently got a bunch of Corvette built ups, and this one has been nagging at him.

 

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Note that the model has no gas cap detail on the deck lid- while every other AMT '63/64 he has does. There's no evidence it was removed from the body, and he's never seen one with a separate cap. So the fact this model doesn't have one has been baffling him- I know next to nothing about Corvette kits, and it has also stumped a friend of his who is VERY knowledgable about early Vette kits. My best guess is that they may have added one later on in the production run.

 

Anybody know what's going on with this one?


Diamond Reo Snow Plow

10 July 2014 - 04:16 PM

This is one I've wanted to do for a while- what turned out to be a fairly simple kitbash of the AMT Diamond REO with the Ford L-Series snow plow. Hamilton Township never had their own plow trucks (Gratiot County handles that) and even if they had they likely would not have used Diamond Reos, but hey, it's a model, and I can live in fantasy land if I want. :D

 

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MAD '57 Ford Four-Door Sedan transkit

01 July 2014 - 07:25 PM

Newest from Morgan Automotive Detail- a body, bench seat, and interior door panels for the Revell '57 Ford Custom- just the ticket for a cop car or taxi project. As with all the MAD products I've seen, it works with the donor kit as well as the original kit parts, and the casting quality is top notch. So far it has not put up any fight with any of the Revell kit parts, but I expected that much coming from MAD. :D

 

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1949 Mercury Pickup "Ute"

27 June 2014 - 05:56 PM

I basically threw this together from some spares, in much the same manner I'd assume a 1:1 like this would be done.

 

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