AMC Community Build
Posted 13 October 2011 - 01:35 AM
Hudson gasser, Rambler, Javelin, Willys (4WD), Jeep, so many choices
Posted 13 October 2011 - 01:55 AM
Posted 13 October 2011 - 07:02 AM
Bit more putty to that chassis also, hope after sanding this, it'll be smooth....
Posted 14 October 2011 - 12:04 AM
I did a little work on the Matador yesterday, but the Monogram Grand Prix Stock Car I was using for a chassis was junk- just about every single part was warped to a horrific degree, so it looks like I'm trying Plan B on that one. what's Plan B? You guys will know as soon as I do!
Posted 14 October 2011 - 07:50 AM
Posted 15 October 2011 - 04:31 PM
I had to stretch the Vette chassis 9 scale inches to match the Matador's wheelbase, and it will need to be widened and have some length added to the rear overhang, but the wheelbase is now right-on, and since the Vette already has an up-to-date 4-wheel independent front suspension and disc brakes, won't need to try and adapt those to a stock chassis. From here we'll fill in the blanks. I will be retaining the rear transaxle, but the engine will be from Chrysler- in this case, a Viper V-10, with the chassis reworked a bit to fit the Dodge mill. See? Using parts from the other American manufacturers, just as AMC itself did for many years.
And THATS my plan B for this one!
Posted 15 October 2011 - 06:54 PM
Would anyone ever do this in 1:1??? Probably not, but that's what's great about scale modeling! We can $afford$ to do things that aren't easily done in steel
Looking forward to this one coming together
Posted 15 October 2011 - 08:50 PM
Looks like it would be the fastest and best handling Matador, Ever!!
Posted 18 October 2011 - 03:06 AM
Why? Because he decided not to build just one 41 Willys--he opted to build 2 instead . . . Yes, he loves this kit that much!
I call these "Rat Runner" and you'll see why in a little bit . . . I wanted to build two street rods that would combine the new engineering of frame, wheels, and engine and contrast it to a couple of well . . . you know me . . . RATS!
So far I have built and detailed the rolling chassis . . .
I have to tone down the brightness of those wide whites . . . with a little road-weary bug juice!
Posted 18 October 2011 - 03:08 AM
Stay tuned in for more Rat-Runnin' FUN!
Posted 18 October 2011 - 04:45 AM
It really is on my top 3 best kits ever list. Up there too is the AMT 1950 Chevy Pick Up.
Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:52 AM
Posted 19 October 2011 - 09:41 AM
This is what iam going to finish for this build, i hope its ok.
Posted 20 October 2011 - 02:07 PM