1980? Monte Carlo
Posted 16 September 2012 - 01:01 PM
This is the C-Bomb.
AMT/MPC Monte Carlo. Not a very nice kit which I only bought because it was cheap and had the bike with it.
I decided to build the sort of street machine i'd see on the streets when I was a youth - although they were usually Fords - and experiment with the paint (enamel over acrylic then rubbed back - graphics by texter).
Wheels are resin from The Parts Box and sidepipes are Revell '69 'vette.
The blower is from the AMT USA1 monster truck with a scoop from my parts box...
...It's also a dummy...
...as are the side pipes..
...although I did put in an exhaust cut out.
You see while most of the street machines of my youth may have looked tough very few of them bit as hard as they barked. Hence the name. It may look the part and sound the part but look under the skin and you'll realise it'll run like a C-Bomb.
Posted 16 September 2012 - 03:11 PM
Edited by Rusty Sierra, 16 September 2012 - 03:11 PM.
Posted 17 September 2012 - 04:03 AM
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:29 PM
The pedals I just left because you can't see them anyway .
5 slot mags (jelly beans, Fentons or whatever else you want to call them ) are my favourite wheels and are far too rare in scale.
Otaki (?) made the originals these were cast from but they are not around anymore and I only have one set left.
Fujimi do something similar but they are a bit small diameter and have a gear molded onto the back of one of the rears for an electric driven toy.
Otherwise there is a set in an AMT 'vette (60? 62?) and in the AMT '65 Riviera.
Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:38 PM
Posted 18 September 2012 - 03:38 PM
It always makes me chuckle when I see someone lifting the bonnet of a car and the blower or injector stacks go up with it.
Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:32 AM
Posted 20 September 2012 - 07:17 AM