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#1 mr moto

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:48 PM

This build has been running in "On the Workbench" for a while now and I finally finished it last night. I've hardly had time to look at it myself.
Most everything used came from either the Model King '59 Imperial or AMT '69 Riviera where the roof, interior, wheels and engine came from. The tires are from Modelhaus - their excellent tires always add a classy touch to a build. The tail lights are '56 Packard units from Replicas & Miniatures. Paint is Duplicolor Black Cherry (Chrysler) and Ivory Glacier Pearl (Nissan) with a Testors clear coat. Mix it all together and modify almost everything and this is what you get.

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#2 JunkPile

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:52 PM

Nice touches thru-out. Nice

#3 peter31a

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:03 PM

Very cool! I like this custom Imperial. Great job.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:19 PM

Very, Very cool custom! I love the rear window treatment and tail lights.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:20 PM

Wow, absolutely un-believable! What an awesome custom, I dig it!

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:22 PM

Fantastic!!!

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:24 PM

really well executed -how did you do the upolstery

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:55 PM

Yikes ! That is a beautiful model.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:28 PM

Now that is a1 very kool, 1 very original custom. Great execution!!!!

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:31 PM

Too Cool. Nice mix of custom parts and that interior is killer. Gotta print me off some interior patterns soon.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:03 AM

Extremely nice and it's so SHINY :) :) :)

#12 mr moto

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:56 AM

really well executed -how did you do the upolstery

The short story is that the upholstery pattern is done with decals. Check out the thread in "On the Workbench" and you can see more details on the process.
Everybody, thanks for the your kind comments. This build was a lot of fun!

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:53 AM

I love Imperials, but rarely like to see them customized. However, this one is "right on" and looks awesome! Love it! ,and the paisely pattern works well.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:17 AM

That is an amazing build. I love the colour combo with that wild interior. Awesome, great craftsmanship too. Love it!! :)

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 02:17 AM

Beyond cool! Looks great from every angle.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:34 AM

You have turned a sows ear of a car into a silk purse !!! Definately top shelf build.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:00 AM

I followed your WIP and am glad to see it " Under Glass " . It sure turned out pretty ! Very cool build .

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:30 AM

There is an awful lot of originality there, which is hard to accomplish in a hot rod or custom these day. Well done. Its gorgeous.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:03 PM

Sorry I missed this Manuel, I'd sort of been waiting for it. It turned out wonderful and some really exciting choices.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:24 PM

Wow! I'm not a Customs guy but holy smoke, that car is terrific!!
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