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#1 Harold

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 12:30 PM

After seeing several Talledegas here, I decided to do one of my own.This is the Revell Muscle release, which has some nice custom stripes. I didn't want to do it completely stock, as you're only limited to three colors, all with a black hood and cowl. About a hundred years ago, back in the mid- seventies, I had a red Torino GT fastback with black stripes and interior. I had some red kicking around (Dupli- Color GM Victory Red, the color of my 1:1 Grand Prix). I shot it over red primer and eschewed the clear coat. The only body mods were adding several panel lines (catwalk to fender, cowl to fender, fender to rocker and rocker to quarter panel). I made my own poseable steering and used the tires, wheel backs and brake decals from Revell's '50 Ford pickup and the custom wheels from the '72 Cutlass.




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I also made some exhaust pipes out of aluminum tubing. The underhood is stock except for a scratchbuilt distributor I made out of four sizes of telescoping aluminum tubing. The interior is box stock save for the flocking. This was a really enjoyable build, and I knocked it out in a little over a week.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 12:35 PM

Very nice Harold . The red looks great with the white stripes and interior . From what I can see , the detailing is exceptional .
How 'bout some more pics ?

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 12:38 PM

Man that puppy jumps out at you. Nice job.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 01:38 PM

I'm a fan of fastbacks in general regardless of heritage, and Torino's are a favorite. I like this a lot. Well done.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 02:35 PM

Really GREAT Looking ride!

Nice and clean build and I love the white interior. AWESOME JOB!!

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 02:37 PM

Good job mate ;)

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 02:51 PM

Wow, what a hot car! Nice shade of red.

Do you have any pictures before you did the decaling? I'd be curious what it looks like in all one color.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 02:56 PM

Nice, great job!

#9 Harold

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 04:05 PM

Wow, what a hot car! Nice shade of red.

Do you have any pictures before you did the decaling? I'd be curious what it looks like in all one color.

Here you go, Ryan;

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 04:09 PM

Looks a lot better with the stripes.I like 'em.
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 04:13 PM

That is sooo sharp!

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 04:36 PM

Any underhood shots? I'd like to see that scratchbuilt distributor.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 05:48 PM

Any underhood shots? I'd like to see that scratchbuilt distributor.


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Posted 15 June 2012 - 05:54 PM

That looks way beyond awesome. Its just a right mix of original and custom touch. Nicely done.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 03:29 AM

Looks better than any 1:1 Torinos that I remember. In a week? It would take me longer than that to figure out what I was going to do with the kit. Very nice.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 03:33 AM

Whoah...that's one great looking Torino !

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 03:39 AM

Looks great in the non standard colours.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 03:42 AM

Very nice. Hard to believe this beauty rolled out in a week.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 06:41 AM

That is one sharp looking Talledega Harold! I really like the color combo you done on it. Nice work!

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 08:16 AM

Thought you might like a chassis pic also...

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