Jump to content


'57 Chrysler Cannonball Rally


  • You cannot reply to this topic
20 replies to this topic

#1 W-409

W-409

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,924 posts
  • Location:Vantaa, Finland
  • Full Name:Niko Lindström

Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:04 AM

This was built to the Cannonball Rally Community Build. I started from AMT kit which was really great quality, the plan was make a simple and clean Race Car with just simple racing numbers and nothing special in the engine or interior, a bit like those Old Stock Cars were.

 

Engine is pretty much out of the box, except added details and those Aftermarket Air Cleaners. It went together very well, no any kinds of problems. I tried to paint it pretty much Factory Colors so the engine builders haven't made their own color decisions. Interior is very good quality straight from the box, so I added only a Tachometer there. Of course the Cable or whatever it is called (It's Mechanical!) is added. Interior is painted with Humbroll Radome Tan, dashboard is black and white with silver details, and I used some BMF for the Door Panels.

 

Chassis simulates the Red Oxide primer and white overspray, except for brake lines, it's box stock. Body is painted with spray can and clearcoated & Polished. It turned out quite good.

 

Nothing special in the Final Assembly, it went together pretty nicely, even if some people has complained about the fit issues. Only problem was the Passenger's side taillight bezel, but otherwise I found no problems. Once the body was on the chassis, I detailed the engine bay a bit more with Battery Cables and other important wiring and plumbing. Water hoses are rubber too, and I wired those Horns also.

 

I won't bore you to death (If I didn't do it already) with my bad English, so onto the pictures!

PB300247.jpg

PB300248.jpg

PB300249.jpg

PB300250.jpg

PB300252.jpg



#2 W-409

W-409

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,924 posts
  • Location:Vantaa, Finland
  • Full Name:Niko Lindström

Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:06 AM

Couple More:

PB300253.jpg

PB300268.jpg

PB300261.jpg

PB300264.jpg

PB300281.jpg



#3 Ramfins59

Ramfins59

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,727 posts
  • Location:Cranberry township pa
  • Full Name:Richard Manson

Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:14 AM

Niko...  there's nothing at all boring about your English... or your model.  Your English is better than some Americans here.



#4 Mike Muncy

Mike Muncy

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 33 posts
  • Location:Inez, KY
  • Full Name:Michael Muncy

Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:39 AM

That thing looks amazing! From the pictures, the interior looks nicely detailed as well. Very clean car, looks perfect man.



#5 H.A.K

H.A.K

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 731 posts
  • Location:Durham NC
  • Full Name:Samuel Denehy

Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:57 AM

That's kool man.

#6 TooOld

TooOld

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,683 posts
  • Location:Citrus Park , Florida
  • Full Name:Bob Spedding

Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:31 AM

Niko...  there's nothing at all boring about your English... or your model.  Your English is better than some Americans here.

 

It's better than most Americans !   And your '57 Chrysler looks awesome ,  just like a Cannonballer !   Nice job .



#7 Kit Basher

Kit Basher

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 860 posts
  • Location:Virginia
  • Full Name:Hugh

Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:57 AM

That is beautiful, Niko!



#8 bbowser

bbowser

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,758 posts
  • Location:Green Mountains
  • Full Name:Bruce Bowser

Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:13 PM

Wonderful model, very clean.  Great job.  And as others have said, you have nothing to be ashamed of with your English!



#9 Agent G

Agent G

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,937 posts
  • Location:Las Vegas
  • Full Name:Wayne Gray

Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:24 PM

Very Nice!

 

G



#10 Helix

Helix

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,457 posts
  • Location:Adelaide / South Australia
  • Full Name:Ray Hincks

Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:52 PM

Nice work Niko B)



#11 SuperStockAndy

SuperStockAndy

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,438 posts
  • Location:Indiana
  • Full Name:Andy "Android" Conn

Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:55 PM

Awesome work! B)



#12 Duntov

Duntov

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,335 posts
  • Location:Atlanta
  • Full Name:Bill Lucianno

    "Mi sono perso"

Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:11 PM

Nice!!!



#13 A.R.C.

A.R.C.

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 421 posts
  • Location:B.C.
  • Full Name:Adam Cordoza Cortez

Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:27 PM

Excellent work Niko. I really like it. That engine compartment is a work of art.



#14 slusher

slusher

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,628 posts
  • Location:tennessee
  • Full Name:carl slusher

Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:53 PM

Excellent build and your english also. Nice engine detail and nice touch on those air cleaners....



#15 W-409

W-409

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,924 posts
  • Location:Vantaa, Finland
  • Full Name:Niko Lindström

Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:59 PM

Wow Thanx for the Comments everyone :) !!!

 

I'm very happy about how it turned out, too. It was fun build and I must give credit to AMT of very nicely done Model Kit. Now to finish Pro Stock Cuda and '53 Hudson Hornet. ;)



#16 MLMDesign

MLMDesign

    MCM Friend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 170 posts
  • Location:Morganton
  • Full Name:Matthew Mason

Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:05 AM

Very nice car, the engine bay is amazing.



#17 Lunajammer

Lunajammer

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,778 posts
  • Location:Fargo, ND
  • Full Name:Mike Laliberte

Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:19 PM

Wonderful detail all the way through. Best of all it looks serious. Not a tall fendered luxury boat, but a tough, coast to coast, run the little guys out of the way racer.



#18 rmvw guy

rmvw guy

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,877 posts
  • Location:Indiana, USA
  • Full Name:Ron Martz

Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:27 PM

Nice Ride, I love it!



#19 W-409

W-409

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,924 posts
  • Location:Vantaa, Finland
  • Full Name:Niko Lindström

Posted 01 December 2012 - 11:10 PM

Thanks Matthew, Mike and Ron!

 

Yeah, I wanted to build a car that is easier to drive than Gassers and what had exhaust pipes with mufflers and that kind of stuff, so it would be fun car to race with. But then at the same time, it had to be fast and serious racer. :D  Thanx Again.



#20 Danno

Danno

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,267 posts
  • Location:Feenicks
  • Full Name:Nameless Natural Luminary

Posted 01 December 2012 - 11:38 PM

Most excellent!

 

 

B)