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#1 charlie8575

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 08:26 AM

With my rediscovery of the wonders of the early American compact cars and the present resurgence in small cars, I thought it might be fun to do a community build for them; a retrospective of that place from whence we came, and have returned to.

The rules are very simple:

-Any scale, any detail level from box-stock to GSL "Best of" quality or anything in-between.

-Must be street-legal.

-Due date October 1, 2011. With so many of us with multiple big projects, life in general, etc., this should allow all of us (even me!) to get something done.

-Multiple entries allowed.

The following cars are eligible:

Postwar Crosleys
1959-63 Studebaker Lark
1950-63 Nash Rambler/Rambler American
1954-57 Nash Rambler/Hudson Rambler (these were a bit different from the first Ramblers and from the 1958-60 Ramblers, which were more "midsize.")
1960-63 Valiant/Plymouth Valiant (remember, Valiant was a separate make for 1960.)
1961-62 Dodge Lancer
1960-63 Ford Falcon and Ranchero
1960-62 Mercury Comet
1960-64 Chevrolet Corvair
1961-63 Buick Special
1961-63 Oldsmobile F-85/Cutlass
1961-63 Pontiac Tempest/LeMans
1962-65 Chevy II/Nova

The entries will be tracked here.

Charlie- 1962 Olds F-85 Cutlass
Mark- 1963 Chevy II Nova convertible
Matthew- 1963 Chevy II Nova coupe
Doug- 1962 Olds F-85 convertible; 1963 Pontiac Tempest sport coupe
Ron- 1960 Corvair
Glenn- 1961 Ranchero (or 1960? Glenn- please confirm year.)
Jim- 1960 Corvair
Charlie- 1962 Studebaker Lark
Nick- 1966 Pontiac Acadian Sport Deluxe

Date extension: Due to life having gotten into my way too (and it looks like a few other people's,) I'm strecting out the date to January 1, 2012, and may be extended again if needed.


Charlie Larkin

Edited by charlie8575, 28 May 2011 - 09:36 AM.


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Posted 20 September 2010 - 08:30 AM

Progress on mine hitherto can be tracked here.

http://www.modelcars...showtopic=35291

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 08:44 AM

Charlie, could a Studebaker Avanti qualify?

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 08:49 AM

Charlie, could a Studebaker Avanti qualify?


That's more of a sports car, Matthew, although I do like them very much, they're not really in the spirit of where I was aiming to go with this particular theme.

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 11:14 AM

That's more of a sports car, Matthew, although I do like them very much, they're not really in the spirit of where I was aiming to go with this particular theme.

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That's quite alright, Charlie. One other thought, how close is Trumpeter's 63 Chevy Nova to the Pontiac Tempest/LeMans?

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 12:27 PM

The Nova itself is qualified. However, they have a lot of differences in the real cars.

But, if you'd like to enter either one, go right ahead, I'd love to see it.

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 03:00 PM

Interesting subject Charlie, but you forgot Americas Real Compact from that era! The Nash Metropolitan.

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 04:28 PM

Actually, Ed, I hadn't.

The Metropolitans were built in England.

However, you did make a point. I forgot one car. The Crosley.

Thanks for jogging my memory.

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 01:01 AM

Actually, Ed, I hadn't.

The Metropolitans were built in England.

However, you did make a point. I forgot one car. The Crosley.

Thanks for jogging my memory.

Charlie Larkin


Whoooops. Of Course You're right. Thanks for the Memory Reset.

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 07:47 AM

With over a year's lead time I might have to participate in this CBP with a Trumpeter Nova.

:rolleyes:

Yeah, it might finally give me an excuse to try to build mine as well! :D

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 12:51 PM

You're right, I did forget the Chevy II! Whoops!

That's being fixed now. I'll add you both in for those unless you request otherwise. We're flexible here.

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 01:48 PM

You're right, I did forget the Chevy II! Whoops!

That's being fixed now. I'll add you both in for those unless you request otherwise. We're flexible here.

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Yep, you can put me down for the Nova. :rolleyes:

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 02:16 PM

The entries will be tracked here.

Charlie- 1962 Olds F-85 Cutlass
Mark- 1963 Chevy II Nova convertible
Matthew- 1963 Chevy II Nova convertible


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Charlie, I just noticed this in the first post, mine is not the convertible. My kit is Trumpeter's 1963 Nova SS hardtop.

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 03:17 PM

Since this build is for a year,I have a couple I want to do. Both of these I got off of e-bay 8 to 9 years ago. The first is the convertible version of the 62 Olds F-85.
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It is complete except for 2 tires, 2 hubcaps and taillights. The tires and hubcaps I can make resin copies of and there is the sprew in the box that the taillights were attached to that I can form new ones from.
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The second is a 63 Tempest. It will require some repair as the body and rear bumper are damaged. It also has an engine plate and I want to replace it with a v-8.
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Posted 25 September 2010 - 03:59 PM

Matthew- fixed. Sorry about that.

Doug- great choices! I'll really enjoy watching those come along. If you need to, the Modelhaus does have the taillights, wheels and wheelcovers for your Olds.

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 05:02 PM

Matthew- fixed. Sorry about that.

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No problem, Charlie. It was my fault because I forgot to specify which it was because I forgot that they did both the coupe and convertible.

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 02:05 PM

Ahhh...shucks. I just finished building an East German Trabant as a convertible. It fits the compact category but isn't on the list, LOL

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 03:49 PM

How about a '60 Corvair 700 Sedan?
Posted ImageI have started on it, and the body is ready for paint,
Posted Image but I still have to strip the interior.

Edited by Ron Hamilton, 16 November 2010 - 03:53 PM.


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Posted 23 November 2010 - 04:16 PM

Excellent, Ron! I've been looking for one of those myself. I'm thrilled to see a first-year Corvair in this.

Thank you for the contribution!

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 10:21 PM

Count me in, Charlie! Mine will be a Corvair, of course, but I don't know which year yet. I have "Glue Bomb" examples of every year from 1960-64, so I'll pick one of those. At the moment, I'm thinking a replica of a 1:1 Ermine White over Tasco Turquoise 1960 700 Series 4-door sedan that I used to own.