'77 Volare Glue Bomb
Posted 13 January 2012 - 09:28 AM
These kit come with an awful "custom" top option- I spent a little time reworking one to see if it could be made into something decent (and test fit on a '78 promo I had laying around). Also have an ebay glue bomb that had had the custom top glued on so figured re-installing a vinyl top would reduce the amount of bodywork required
Posted 13 January 2012 - 09:34 AM
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Posted 13 January 2012 - 05:32 PM
That grotesque Landau top was actually used in 1:1 on a "special" model Volare called "California Cruiser" or something as such . It also had 50's chrome-reverse / Baby Moon caps and ---GaSp!--- wide-whitewall tyres (YUCK!).
The *only* problems I have with the Volare annuals :
- Sub-sized Small Block MoPar (looks more like a 3.9 litre V6 than a 273/318/340/360 !)
- Those dumb two-piece plastic tyres !!
Judging by the amount of "modifications" done to the back-portion of the roof , I personally would be tempted to make a phantom El Camino / Ranchero / Rampage out of it ...
... it has the -right- body lines for such a conversion
Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:41 PM
Going with green (like the fenderwells) and green and white interior- magnum style road wheels and whitewalls
Also playing around with green stripes (from a scan of the original decal sheet)
Posted 19 January 2012 - 09:04 AM
Another mockup with the wheels and tires painted and an intitial coat of primer, still some bodywork to do
Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:22 AM
That grotesque Landau top was actually used in 1:1 on a "special" model Volare called "California Cruiser" or something as such
No. This particular vinyl top treatment was part of the Volare' Premiere option package (ditto for the Aspen SE).
This looks to be the same (or close to the same) color you're using, Chris?:
Edited by Casey, 19 January 2012 - 11:23 AM.
Posted 19 January 2012 - 03:30 PM
Posted 26 January 2012 - 09:03 AM
Mockup with a coat of color
Also did a "test shot" on regular paper of the green stripes
Edited by ChrisPflug, 26 January 2012 - 09:04 AM.
Posted 26 January 2012 - 09:38 AM
Nice choice of color and I like the detail on at otherwise lackluster engine!
Posted 26 January 2012 - 02:53 PM
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Edited by Rob Hall, 24 October 2012 - 06:50 PM.
Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:57 AM
My interior. I did a lot of work on the door panels with Evergreen. The cranks are resin from Norman Veber. The arm rests were carved out of toothpicks. I went for a bench seat. I modified the one from the Revell '66 Chevelle wagon.
Busy engine bay! Main reason for the photo is to show the vent close to the windshield. Kit just has a blank part there. Also, the kit doesn't have the two stiffener bars that run from the firewall to the fenders.
Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:29 AM