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#1 ShawnS

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 11:41 PM

Hi again. Here is some more Aussie flavour for the forum. It is a HK Holden Monaro GTS made from ThePartsBox resin kit. It's curbside with Tamiya light blue paint and assorted decals from the spares box. I didn't do too much to it just drilled out the moulded in headlights and replaced them with buckets and lenses from my spares box. It has metal bumpers from a Cavalier Resin Monaro kit a Tamiya bullet mirror and the exhaust is from a Nascar kit. I also added rear 1/4 windows and wheels from a Mustang GT350R.
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I added a fire extinguisher and a gauge cluster and detail master belts and MCG window cranks. I would have liked to put in some racing bucket seats but it would have involved having to cut out the moulded in seats and remaking the door panels, which is something that was beyond my skills at the time.

I hope you like it,
Thanks for looking.
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ShawnS

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 12:00 AM

G,day , i had one of these when i was younger , had alot of fun in that car . Youve done a great job on this model, outstanding .

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 07:14 AM

Really nice!

Our next door neighbour (in Wellington, NZ) had one when they were new - metallic blue with a white interior. I loved that car.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 07:26 AM

Man, that is really cool. Wish it was a little easier to come by those aussie kits. There are some neat cars available. You did that one nice.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:14 AM

your builds are the epitome of clean. i like these Oz cars.... i, too, wish we had better access to non-US subject matter.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:00 AM

Looks sweet.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:40 PM

Another nice build. I have a thing for these Australian cars. Wish a plastic kit maker would see fit to do some.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:59 PM

Beauty! Where in the world did you get this? its hard to find these type kits in the states. E-bay?

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 11:58 PM

Beauty! Where in the world did you get this? its hard to find these type kits in the states. E-bay?


Thanks guys. Hi Scott I bought it from thepartsbox.com.au Their webshop isn't in action at the moment (that's why I didn't put a proper link) but they should be back in action soon with something new for you Aussie car and Mad Max fans.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 03:47 AM

Hey Shawn nice Monaro, I've got the Falcon XT GT from the Partsbox picked it up when Jason was at the custom & hotrod show at Lenswood late last year but was disappointed that it had no dash in it that's flippng extra. Also when I was a young man I owned a HT of the Monaro then a HT panel van both where nice cars but the coupe was better as it was a 327 a rare machine, twas a pity it got stolen from the drive of my parents home one night when I was visiting them oh well thems the breaks hey Shawn, never saw it again.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:14 AM

Love these old Holdens. Nice model and a great build.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 11:16 AM

Hi Shawn,

Nice rendition of Beechey's early Monaro, congrat's

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:57 AM

Great job on this Shawn, one beaut model, love it :wub:

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:39 AM

I also like the Aussie cars. I drive an '05 GTO (Manero). Do you know if The Parts Box has a late model Ute? I thought I would trade for a new Pontiac Ute till GM lost its mind and killed Pontiac in stead of Buick.