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#1 exesivefire

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:17 PM

I have a couple of these AMT kits laying around, parts missing from both, and one the windshield frame is broken on, but it looks like I have enough to knock out a simple build on.

Thinking a mild patina on this, lowered in the weeds, on wide whites. Kind of a drivers car not a show car.

while the other body is drying from its first coat of primer I figured Id use the one with the broken frame to mock up the suspension, just flipped the knuckles up front and slammed the back to the tires.

tires are Modelhause 430 (repop of the front tires in the revel 29 rat rod) with kit steel wheels

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 04:19 PM

I love this kit. You have a good start going. That stance and the tires and wheels are great. I like the idea of a driver for this one. Keep it going.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 06:07 PM

Stance is perfect...not too low, not too high...just right.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:52 PM

I agree with the others, looks good keep it going.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 12:04 AM

Beautiful in the raw styrene. Looking forward to more.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 08:56 AM

Nice. Love the wheel/tire combo.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 09:44 AM

you got my intrest with those wide whites! love the idea man keep it going.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 12:37 PM

Nice!

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 12:50 PM

Wow, real nice!

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 05:42 PM

Thanks guys..

Played with some color on the hood, I think I might be onto something. Don't plan on getting too carried away.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:26 AM

Nice.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:59 AM

Great start.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:38 AM

More, more, more, please . . . loving the look.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:57 AM

Woohoo my favorite year Impala!!! Keep it up!!

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 06:26 PM

Thanks guys, should be ale to make some progress next week. Going out of town this weekend, so nothing in the next few days.

Was debating between this gold and dark blue. I think I like the gold.

Now I have to decide if I want to keep the molding or not, I'm thinking I will.

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#16 exesivefire

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:06 PM

Kinda not sure about this.. Think I went to far.

Might go into the purple pond and start over.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:08 PM

no purple pond! its perfect! maybe do a little somehting to the trunklid where you made it to bare plastic, but besides that it looks great!!

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:09 PM

paint the wheels nice, and do the interior and you got a great lookin build there! i love the rust on the bottom of the rear quarter panel, very realistic looking!

can you tell i love rust?? LOL

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:21 PM

no purple pond! its perfect! maybe do a little somehting to the trunklid where you made it to bare plastic, but besides that it looks great!!

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That's not bare plastic, it's white primer.

Was thinking red wheels and maybe red interior?

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:11 PM

aaah ok!! even better. i think it looks perfect the way it is. yea red or black wheels. i would vote for white or gold interior...

nice work man!
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