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1956 Chrysler Finished - Class of '56 - Graduate #8

27 January 2015 - 01:27 PM

Except for the hood, this car is finished.  The Tangelo Pearl paint from Black Gold won't be here until Thursday, according to Tracking.  I was going to wait until the hood was finished to put this "Under Glass" but I decided to show it now, and then post additional pictures once the hood is done.


The front end of the car could have been a bit lower, but I still think it looks OK...




did have to narrow down the Pegasus wheels and tires to get them to fit into the wheel wells.  Two tread widths were cut from the front wheels and one tread width was cut from the rear wheels using a razor saw.




The taillight assembies are gorgeous on this model.  The inside surfaces of the Red lenses are textured..!!  I added short lengths of aluminum tubing for exhaust tips.




Here are close-up pics of the side vent screens and PE flames and Street Machine scripts that I added to the side trim inserts.






The interior shows well through the open side windows.  Surprisingly, no exterior rear view mirror was included in this kit so I added one from my parts stash.




I added a few extra details in the engine compartment as usual.  I upgraded the car with a resin, dual bowl master cylinder with brake lines.  The thin plastic lines on the brake vacuum tank were replaced with short lengths of gray wire for hoses.  I painted the vacuum tank with stainless steel metalizer and buffed it to a nice sheen using a QTip.  A thin wire line was run from the washer fluid bag to the firewall. (The kit's decal for the washer fluid bag is awesome.)  I also upgraded to a 12 volt battery with cables.  Before anyone asks why the generator is still in there with a 12 volt battery, the car has an aftermarket alternator inside of a generator housing (which does exist in the real world. :rolleyes:)  BMF was applied to the hood latch plate and the fan shroud for a bit of bling.  This is one crowded engine room..!!









I highly recommend this kit.  The fit and finish of the parts is excellent and the engine compartment decals really add a lot of detail.


When the Black Gold paint arrives and the hood is painted, clearcoated and polished, I will post additional pictures.


Thanks to all for looking in on this.  All comments are welcomed.

Deflate - Gate

21 January 2015 - 07:41 AM

I'm not really a rabid Football fan...... However......  In light of the recent findings that the New England Patriots were using game balls that were underinflated by about 2 pounds, instead of, or, maybe in addition to, whatever penalties they incur, IMHO I feel that they should be DISQUALIFIED from winning the Playoff game against the Colts.  Besides that, who knows how many of their game balls were underinflated during the regular season?  I find it hard to believe that it could have been "an honest mistake" that no one on the team knew about.  Every game ball..?  Come on now..!!   Just sayin......  


While this is NOT a political or religious topic, I respectfully ask that ANYONE who posts a response to this, please keep it civil, and NOT let it descend into chaos.  I also respectfully ask that the Moderators of this Forum please allow the discussion to continue, as long as it remains civil.  Thank you.

Just who in the heck do you think would want to buy this...?

16 January 2015 - 12:42 PM

I've seen some pretty crappy cars for sale on EBAY, but, who in the H-E-2-STICKS do you think would want to buy this piece of junk...???




The diversity in this hobby, and on this Forum is great.

07 January 2015 - 08:10 AM

After enjoying this modeling hobby for so many years, and being a member of this Forum for several of those years, I am really struck by the amount of diversity that there is.  I totally understand that different people have different likes and dislikes and different outlooks and preferences.


Some people only like or build cars, some only like or build foreign cars, some like Big Rigs, some like Pickups, some like motorcycles, some like brass era cars, some like 1950's or 1960's cars, some like muscle cars, some like race cars of many different types, some like Large scale models, some like small scales, some like military and plane models.  Some like building dioramas, some like figures.


Some hobbyists collect diecasts, some collect plastic kits, some collect boxes.  Some build for their shelves, some build for competing at contests, some build for a "customer".  


Some are casual box stock builders, some are "down to the last detail / over the top" builders.  Some are fantastically creative scratchbuilders.


Some of us are gray haired "old farts" who have enjoyed building for many years, some are newbies to the hobby.  Some are somewhere in the middle.  


I guess my point in all this is that with all of our individual likes and dislikes, opinions, preferences and attitudes, abilities and disabilities, we are all pretty much one BIG "family" of sorts.  


I, for one, am happy to be a member of this "family" and hope we all can continue to enjoy each others company for a long time to come.


I now turn over the "pulpit" to whomever else has something to offer.

Happy New Year to ALL

31 December 2014 - 07:39 AM

I'd like to wish Gregg, all of the Forum's Administrators, Moderators, and Tech people, and all of my friends and fellow modelers, and ladies too, a very Happy, Healthy, Prosperous and Safe New Year.  May 2015 bring us everything we need.