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#1 Chuck Most

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:17 PM

With the arrival of the Moebius Hudson Hornet (which is a year too old to be a true AMC product, but falls into the AMC 'heritage brand' category), and the impending reissue of AMT's Gremlin and Jo-Han's '59 Rambler, I'm wondering if there'd be any interest in an AMC community build. The rules would be pretty simple.

1. Has to be an AMC product of course, this would include AMC, Rambler, Nash, and Hudson. Not aware of any Eagle kits, but if you have a Mitsubishi Eclipse kit and want to turn it into a Talon, have at it. We would be drawing the line with Renaults, though.

2. It can be any scale or material- styrene, resin, diecast, or any combination.

3. It does not need to be a project started specifically for this build- it can be a long-abandoned project you'd just like to finally finish.

I think this would be my project- its an AMT Ramblur snap kit with the hood and trunk cut open, perched on an AMT '66 Pro Street Nova chassis.
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Any interested parties?

Edited by Chuck Most, 15 October 2011 - 01:12 PM.


#2 TurboKitty

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:24 PM

if I could, I would totally spring for an AMC Javelin kit and enter this. Will be watching from the sidelines :)

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:50 PM

I'm in. Don't ask with what yet, though.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 01:14 AM

Hum, I'll look on the shelves for something, if not I will have to scour Ebay. I'm interested, sure.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 01:47 AM

Jeeps? ;)

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 01:59 AM

Jeeps? ;)

KNEW I forgot something! This would also bring Willys, Kaiser and Frazer into the mix... any of those last two in kit form?

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 02:22 AM

Good thing because I just took a peek at EBAY and man some of those kits are expensive. But I can go with another Willys, sure.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 03:52 AM

It would be great to join in. Is there any deadline, if there is then I can't finish my projects on time. AND if it is allowed, I'd like to join with these two Projects. They are stuck right now, but I'd like to continue them. So I join in with these two, if it's ok. If not, I understand very well, because these are started long time ago and they are started already. But still lots of work ahead.

'69 AMC AMX Drag On Lady http://www.modelcars...opic=31214&st=0
'73 AMC Javelin Super Stock http://www.modelcars...opic=32293&st=0

I could post those pictures here also, or then I could start posting next updates here and to those WIP threads, just like you want. If I can join in. But I'm very interested anyway.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 03:57 AM

No deadline Niko, and stalled projects are welcome.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 04:05 AM

No deadline Niko, and stalled projects are welcome.



Great. Thanks. B) Then if this CBP gets enough interest, I'm in with those, hope this gets going, AMC is something really rarely seen but it's a great subject anyway.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 12:21 PM

Yes, I think I am definitely going to build another Willys.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 05:39 PM

If jeeps are in, i have a stalled one that needs finished, then iam in with a jeep,

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 11:24 PM

Sounds good!
I'm thinking of also re-starting a stalled AMC Matador I've got laying around, in addition to the Rambler.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 02:42 AM

If there's no deadline,I may join in also. I'm still trying to finish up my build in the Gluebomb CBP.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 03:48 AM

Same here. Funny thing- my gluebomb project would fit, but I don't want to use the same project on two build threads! :lol:

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 07:12 AM

Count me in with an MPC '76 Pacer annual that I'm restoring for my mom as a replica of a car that she bought new. I originally built it back before she got the 1:1 car. She had an old Chevy II that she wanted out of, and for some reason she really wanted a Pacer. I built the model so she would have one on the shelf at work to look at and dream of getting the real deal. The model was a sapphire blue Pacer X... The real car turned out to be a red base model with 3-on-the-tree! I have the model's bucket seats joined into a reasonable facsimile of her car's split bench, and the dog-dish hubcaps from the AMT '62 Pontiac Super Duty should be close enough for the job. I was thinking of entering this one in the "Glue Bomb" CBP. bit I already have a couple of entries in that one. Over the past several years, I've found that I have more fun rebuilding them than building new out of the box.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 07:38 AM

Am I the first one who is posting pictures, except Chuck on that first post? :blink: I'm too lazy to write that long story again, so here you go, with copy-paste. :lol:

Those door handles, I made from styrene on the last update what can be seen in "On the workbench- section, I built new ones. They are bit thinner than old ones, and lots of cleaner, they look bit bad on those super macro pictures, but live they are looking much better. I painted the center part of them brown to simulate wood, it needs to be cleared. Then I painted some black, but I didn't realize to use masking tape, so I must do a bit of cleanup before installing those parts.

Also painted the wheels. I painted some gloss black around the bolts of them. I removed paint off from those bolts, so they are chromed. Center knob is painted with clear blue from Revell, then I removed paint from that Gragar-text. Interior floor is now painted matt black and then I put some flocking there, as a carpet. Tomorrow I remove all unnecessary flocking, and then I can start painting the door panels. Pedals needs to be built also, I'm not going to use those from the kit. Also added some styrene to that subframe, it will be the basis of new inner fenders.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 10:31 AM

Sweet... it's officially on!
I actually dug out the Matador and piddled around with it today, hopefully I'll have some actual progress to report on in the next few days.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 11:44 AM

Oh it's on all right. I am already working on the 41 Willys! Pictures will be coming up soon.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 11:07 PM

Oh- forgot to mention- ANY build style is acceptable- factory stock, street machine, rod, custom, drag... whatever you want to build!