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#1 Olle F

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 05:50 AM

Just got back into modeling after hibernating for about 10 years, and thought I would introduce myself by posting some pics of the model that made me start building again. I just couldn't resist the amount detail in this kit... as a matter of fact, it's so detailed already in the box that I decided to build it box stock. There's no aftermarked stuff or modifications on this model, all I did was to prep the parts by cleaning up mold lines etc. and use a lot of different colors to enhance the details that were already there. Hope you'll like it.

Oh, yeah... I did actually make a new licence tag for it. The decals in the kit were way too big. But that's it.

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#2 BIGTRUCK

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 05:55 AM

Thats the nicest '57 300 I've seen built...great work

#3 Zoom Zoom

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 06:13 AM

Absolutely stunning 8)

Nice work, and a fantastic way to rejoin the hobby.

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 07:31 AM

Outstanding build!! That's the kind of work that'll help sell a kit, nice job!

#5 Harry P.

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 07:36 AM

Wow! Box stock doesn't get any better than that :!:

#6 Olle F

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 08:55 AM

Thanks guys, I appreciate the kind comments! But give some credit to AMT as well. I sure did have some problems with this kit (I might post a review later), but it's probably the best I have seen from any manufacturer, at least when it comes to old American cars. The frame is actually so nice that I have been thinking about building another one and detail it with brake lines, hoses, wiring etc and leave the body off. I have already got another 300C kit on my shelf, so we'll see what happens. :wink:

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 10:06 AM

Stunning Build!!

That's one of the nicest buildups I've seen of that car...........and I'm
big fan of all of Chrysler's "Forward Look" '57-'59 line!

Your under chassis detail is spot on accurate, as that's how the chassis overspray looked in those days. I'd love to see you do a review of the kit as I have one to and it's on my list to build for down the road. :wink:


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Posted 19 April 2007 - 10:17 AM

Beautifull build !Always wanted to pickup that kit but everytime i've had it in my hand I end up living it and grabbing something else,I wont do that next time .

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 01:01 PM

Well first off..just plain stunning!...2nd I to have passed up on grabbing this kit,but I am definately going to pick one up...B

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 01:21 PM

A review would be great. Picked one up acouple months ago while out goofing at Wally World. :)

#11 Billy Kingsley

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 01:54 PM

That's a really great build. I love that kit, too. I have one, had for some time, but have never really decided what to do with it. That's inspiration if I've ever seen it!

Welcome back!

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 02:12 PM

Hey brother, you build too cool to be hibernating man, very nice and clean and love the color you chose.............

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 07:14 PM

Hej Olle!
I see you found this forum as well. Was it because of my note about it on our Swedish model forum? The Chrysler looks stunning! Could help that red is my favorite color..... :roll: I have to try and paint something other than red on a couple of models in the near future.....

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 07:18 PM

Does that thing have a Hemi? If so, is it a 331 or 392?

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 07:55 PM

It would be the venerable ol' 392..... 8)

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 09:21 PM

Job well done! You did a nice job here!

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 06:24 AM

[color=darkblue]Sweet looking ride. I have to echo Mr. Obsessive's opinion of Virgil Exner's Forward Look cars from that era. They're what sent the GM boys back to the studio and tear up all that was planned for '59. Hence, the '59 Caddy and its brethren. Welcome back. Suddenly, it's 1960.[/color]

#18 Olle F

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 08:00 AM

Again, thanks for the comments! I'm still a bit rusty, but I think I'm getting there. And here's a review for those who want to build this kit:

http://www.modelcars...opic.php?t=4654

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 10:08 AM

Fantastic build. Very clean.

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 07:12 PM

That's box stock?:shock: It's absolutely gorgeous. Your craftsmanship and attention to details is outstanding!!!