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AMT '55 Nomad half-reissue

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#21 ChromeIt


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Posted 20 August 2012 - 12:41 PM

I am currently working on one of these - mine is the "Johhny Lightening" version which has a small die-cast hot-wheels style version included in the box so I'm not sure if it is exactly the same as yours, but I think it is since it also includes the "El Camino" roof part and gasser front end as you mentioned.

I haven't started actually building it, it's still in the painting stage so I can't tell you too much yet.

But I did discover that the back for the rear seat seems to be missing in my kit.

Other than that, in my test-fitting of the various parts, all seems well with mine.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:00 AM


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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:41 AM

It's an old tool, but it has several features that I thought were neat touches: poseable steering, front height adjustable via kingpin placement, & IIRC, the tailgate swings down. I normally don't even bother with the "custom" body pieces on most old AMT kits because I think they're garish, but the custom grille on this is subtle yet effective.

OTOH, the engine looks slightly small (don't know if it actually is or not) and the chassis has a single, molded-in exhaust. If you're building the drag racer or a serious street car, you'll want to find a way to carefully remove that.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:33 AM

Here is one of my projects using that kit. Building the gasser version.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 02:10 PM

Thanks guys.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 06:00 AM

Here is my project:

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It will be pretty stock, except for the orange pearl, big and littles on Keystones, slight rake, and a 409:

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