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#1 Scale-Master

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:33 AM

This is a replica of my second car.  I only had it for a short while (two weeks) in the very early 80’s before it died from spun bearings.  It was just basic transportation between “real” cars.  It still had the original paint, gold with a black top, (painted, not vinyl).  Well, at least it had never been repainted…

 

The model was built in less than 10 hours yesterday from start to finish, (once the factory pre-paint was stripped the day before).  I made the proper license plates and added whitewalls, the rest is out-of-the-box.  I did have to install the rear of the chassis up near the deck lid to get it to sit somewhere even near the real one though.

 

Tamiya Gold was aged and faded with SNJ aluminum powder and other body/paint weathering was done with gray through the airbrush.  The chassis, underhood and interior were grunged up with earthen colored acrylic washes.  All the chrome trim was freehand painted, some with a paint pen, some with a brush.

 

I know this Polar Lights kit has a bad rap, but since the real one I had was so rough, and I didn’t really care about it and it worked well for this quickie build.  Mine was a 383 2bbl with a 727 trans, the kit has a 426.  Since it was only going to be curbside it is fine with me, but I put the engine in anyway, it’s not like it is worth saving for another project…

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Here are a couple shots of the real one from when I had it after its first and only wash I gave it.

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Note the white ’70 Trans Am behind it…


Edited by Scale-Master, 30 December 2012 - 07:42 AM.


#2 acmiaz

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:37 AM

Nice work I don't know how you pulled that off in 10 hours. I really like it.



#3 Dominik

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:44 AM

Really cool dailydriver. Like the used style, well done! and that work in 10 hours - amazing.



#4 earlleecliffton

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:55 AM

:rolleyes:



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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:56 AM

cool. I always liked the '65 Coronet bodystyle.

your build up is a nice tribute.



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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:59 AM

Looks great!

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:53 AM

Beautiful weathering! I love it. All of these things as daily drivers had saggy rear leafs anyways. Yours sits correct actually. Your 1:1 was a very nice car, especially with the big block. Great job on the trim for doing it freehand.



#8 Erik Smith

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:04 AM

Great model. Nice work on the light weathering effects. It takes me 10 hours to primer something.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:42 PM

great finishes



#10 Bartster

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:34 PM

l love the body style, but not so much the kit. You did a great job replicating your real car. I'd like to do some of my real ones.

#11 Pete L.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:48 PM

Really well done...great finishes !!!



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:27 PM

Great look, love the used car look



#13 David G.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:04 AM

Great daily driver!  Love the weathering.

 

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:46 AM

Nice model.  I'd like to have the real thing in my driveway now.



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:05 AM

Nice.

 

 

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:54 PM

You?.....build a completely stock vehicle? No way man!!!

 

Looks great Mark.


Edited by RatRod, 16 January 2013 - 01:55 PM.