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#61 jbwelda

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:36 PM

thats the kind of vehicle you cant park on the street anymore or some little old lady (evidently not from pasadena) will report it and it will get towed away. at least in a lot of communities these days.

#62 TexasGonzo

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:45 AM

I remember building the Badman in the 70s, glad it has been re-issued, it will be on my list of "must haves" i love all things 55 Chevy, it may not be the best kit, but i want it anyway, looking forward to building it...again!

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:07 PM

This was my first ever kit. I built it with my dad when I was about 4 or 5. Ok he built it and made believe I helped. LOL. The point I'm getting at is for me this will be a nostalgic build for me. I've been wanting one of these for some time to rebuild as an adult. I don't know anything about Gassers other then they look cool as heck and I would like to make it as accurate as I can. Accurate or not I can't wait to get started on this one. I would love to see more completed kits if any one has any more.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:56 AM

I have one that i built when i was 13 yrs old(25 yrs. ago) and won a school model contest with it, i still have it and it's exactly as the day i built and it always will be!
I recently picked up the re-issue of it but i plan on making changes on the latest version.

#65 Greg Myers

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:45 AM

One great thing I've always liked about this kit is the open grill. Can't get enough of them.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:10 PM

Late to the party? I had this thing years ago. i HATED it. Never again.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:55 AM

Funny Mine came with a different Body

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 04:21 AM

Now that is to cool.
If you guys keep it up , I am going to have to put my build of this kit at the ft of the list.
Built one when it first came out ( dates me pretty well now doesn't it ) and I WILL build another one now that I'm older, wiser and hopefully better than the 1st one was.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:32 PM

Ron, your sedan delivery version is sooo cool! Great idea! Is that a modified AMT Nomad body?

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:45 AM

Anyone seen any other versions? I saw a Monogram '53 Chevy done up, sorry don't have any pictures.



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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:49 AM

From the Coffin Corner http://coffincorner....lay&thread=2555

 

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:56 AM

Typical Monogram/Tom Daniel kit... very simplified, not very accurate or realistic, lots of chrome parts to attract the kiddies.

 

As a source of realistic and/or usable parts... not really. A quick and easy weekend project? Yeah, if that's your thing.



#73 Greg Myers

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:57 AM

Dave McGowan brings us this kool PU http://www.showrods..../badman_iv.html

 

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:10 AM

This is a great "Slump Buster"  http://www.internetm...ell_badman2.htm

 

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:27 AM

Typical Monogram/Tom Daniel kit... very simplified, not very accurate or realistic, lots of chrome parts to attract the kiddies.

 

As a source of realistic and/or usable parts... not really. A quick and easy weekend project? Yeah, if that's your thing.

 

Nice Downer reply. This is a typical Monogram / Tom Daniels kit, but hey it is what it is. Looking back through this thread it looks like it was fun and inspirational to many, if that's  your thing.



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:13 AM

definetly the worst 55 i ever built but it was fun and easy to build only hard part was cleaning seams.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:21 AM

How does that go? Something about a sows ear? Great "Build" ! :D



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:49 AM

 

Nice Downer reply. This is a typical Monogram / Tom Daniels kit, but hey it is what it is. Looking back through this thread it looks like it was fun and inspirational to many, if that's  your thing.

 

I didn't tell anyone that they shouldn't build it, I just answered the original question. Why does that bug you? 

 

It's not my fault that the kit is inaccurate and simplified.   :rolleyes:



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 11:56 AM

I guess that's just "the thing" with some of us "kiddies". ;)



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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:27 AM

 

I didn't tell anyone that they shouldn't build it, I just answered the original question. Why does that bug you? 

 

It's not my fault that the kit is inaccurate and simplified.   :rolleyes:

So, you felt like you needed to answer it three times??  These are your "answers". I guess you thought no one got the message the first or second time. :rolleyes:

 

It's meant for kids. Totally inaccurate in almost every way. Typical Monogram Tom Daniel "toy" model kit.

 

To get back to Cranky's original question... there are far better options out there to use as a basis for building a realistic gasser. The "Badman" is what it is... basically a cartoon. Yes, it's easy to build, but as far as a good starting point to building a realistic gasser? Um… no.

 

Typical Monogram/Tom Daniel kit... very simplified, not very accurate or realistic, lots of chrome parts to attract the kiddies.

 

As a source of realistic and/or usable parts... not really. A quick and easy weekend project? Yeah, if that's your thing.