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'25 "T",Do I Really Need Another W.I.P.?!?!?!?


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#1 Badluck 13

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 02:32 PM

When Baby Girl n I was out last week to get her paint for her "A",I seen this kit on the shelf and had to have it....yeah like I need another work in progress but like many others I have more than one going to break up the monotony,still working on my trucks.....comments and or ideas most welcome good,bad,or ugly.......
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The kit!!!,wanted this when I was a kid and now that I am in my second childhood,why not :D
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Some bodywork done on the body and the color I am using,may remove the door handles,not sure yet....
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Frame and suspension color
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Chrome removal and tons of flash and mold/injection marks removed but hey what do ya expect for vintage molds.
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A little work on the interior...

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 02:38 PM

i've been wanting to do this kit for awhile also lol
love the interior color, can't wait to see what you do with it

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 02:52 PM

Of COURSE you need another project going. Multiple projects force your brain to expand.......a good thing. You just reminded me I have one of these to get working on too. Let's see, how many is that.........brain hurt.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 03:21 PM

i got this kit too seems like amt jacked the prices up on their kits now. but any way i got the t bucket done and the cuope worked on again both are rat rod trucks. and yes its a preetttty simpel kit for the 60s but a good one to build the t bucket is a raodster p/u. and the cuope is a exstended cab p/u.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 03:35 PM

Great Color!!!

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 03:48 PM

Good part is you can both get a model out of this kit. I love it and already have three, a lot of possibilties with this one or two really. I'm trying to get out of the snap kits too soon with my Grandaughter (5 1/2), my mistake. If she is ready she is ready and I think your baby girl is. I saw the last one. And i just figured out what W.I.P. stands for and you always need one.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 06:06 PM

This is probably my favorite kit. I think the most interesting Rats I've seen have come from the coupe in it - tremendous possibilities.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 08:19 AM

Thanks for the comments!!!!,did just a small bit of an update so this is what I done so far.........
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I didn't like how the front axle doesn't hide the metal axle so I am trying to disguise that(again another first)
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Also took the advice I got here on filling gaps,cut a wedge of plastic to fill in the gap on the lower backing plate.
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That's all for now,see ya all when we get back,Going on vacation ....stay safe this forth and Happy Fourth Of July....

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:13 AM

I'm with you on that axel thing, I did kind of the same thing on mine. Try not to get too much paint on your hand this time, I loved that! :wub: Vinyl gloves seem to work pretty good,lol. I'm going to have to try that with my Grandaughter. I made the mistake of giving her one of my surplus Corvettes, which is a skill level two I think. Needless to say we are going back to snap-kits after this one.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:21 AM

.......Wow finally got to sit down and do a lil' to this one that I almost forgot I had.....Hopefully I will actually complete this on very soon...........
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All chrome was removed on suspension,way too much for my taste
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Front axel filled and fitted to eliminate the straight through "AMT metal" axel
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Quick mock up,frame is planed to be painted green(same shade as engine block)also want to mount the windshield in the swing out position,as always...comments/ideas,good,bad,and or indifferent always welcome....thanks for lookin'

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:34 PM

Like what you're doing with this one.  I'm gathering parts for one, but will be using a Flintstone '26 body on the '25 frame instead, (like the looks of the '26 rear quarters a little better than the '25.)  I really like the idea of the axel stubs on the '25 front axel.  I'm glad I waited to start until the parts arrive otheriwse I wouldn't have got to "copy" your brilliant fix for AMT's eyesore of a front axle!  Thanks!   Like the color you used on the interior and seats.

 

 From the sounds of it my parts from R & M of Maryland should be getting here soon then all I need is a small block Chevy and Powerglide and I'll be off to the races so to speak.  (Can't stand having to set a project aside to search and rumage for parts.)  Come to think of it when the Replicas & Miniatures package arrives I will have stuff to start more than a few projects too!  Should have a pic or two when things get rolling.



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:51 AM

Lookin goood!