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#1 Ron35369

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:26 PM

Here's another of my older builds from the 90's...the Johan 62 Studebaker Lark snap kit. A very simplistic kit, but it was fun putting a few of my own touches on it. I painted it in a light blue solid base & then sprayed white pearl over the body. Lowered the front suspension & added wheels & tires from the Revell 56 Ford pickup. A couple chrome exhaust tips out the back & it made a nice Boulevard cruiser. Hope you enjoy.

 

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:35 PM

Very nice!!  :)  It came out really well.  Good work. 



#3 Tom Geiger

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:37 PM

Very nice!  I used to own a 1:1 '63  sedan. I thought I was going to restore it, but it's rust had rust.  Once I figured out that both the A and B pillars were near rusted through, it was over.

 

Back when I was a kid in 1969, we moved to Pirmasens, Germany. My father was US military and he was taking over a unit from another officer who was going stateside. This guy had a 1962 Studebaker Lark convertible. I was big on taking over the car, as was my father since he had a '62 4 door sedan and two previous Studes.  The owner discouraged us since the chassis had totally rotted out!  Keep in mind that this was only a 7 year old car at that point!



#4 Ron35369

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:47 PM

Probably just one of many reasons why Studebaker isn't around today. I really love the look of these little Larks & the 53 Starliner was YEARS ahead of it's time in styling!



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:02 PM

A very basic, simplified kit... but you did a heck of a job on it. Nice!



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:54 PM

Thats really sharp and simple..



#7 Danno

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:11 AM

First thing to strike me was the color choice. I'm biased towards blue. Then I noticed the trunk lettering, the shine overall and the sedate interior trim. A very clean and smooth overall build. This is one to be proud of to be sure. Not my cup-of-tea, but I gotta give it four cool's outta five. B)  B) B)  B)  

 

 

 

I'm with Jacen on this!   Very clean execution.  Excellent!

 

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:45 AM

Very nice!

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:32 AM

I remember when JoHan was the ONLY company who made Rambler/American Motors stuff! Still miss those guys! Your lil Rumbler looks GREAT!



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:56 AM

Looks very good.



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:49 AM

That came out nice. I have one, but can't decide what to do with it.



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:12 AM

that is fantastic who knew a simple little JoHan snap kit could look so good..well...obviousley you did ! congat's on the super clean build...

#13 Ron35369

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:52 AM

Thank you for the great comments. George53 I miss Johan as well. Their kits were far from complicated but they had the right look to them & they were always filling a spot that was void from the other makers. They did the , shall we say, non-mainstream  cars that nobody else would do...Ramblers, Desotos, Cadillacs. John...a kit is only as simple as you let it be ;)
 



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:57 AM

I don't like it.

I love it. B)

Really want to get my hands on one of these kits one of these days.



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:45 AM

You do some really nice work Ron. You turned a pretty much "run of the mill model" and turned into something unique. I don't know if there is another of these on this forum, but this one is sure nice.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:56 AM

Woooo that is clean and slick.  Love this great model.  Great job if you ask me.  Thanks for posting it.

DJ



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:03 AM

Really nice, I always wonder : is this kit really at 1/25 scale ?? It seems "big" to me..... :D



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:58 PM

Super clean and nice! The pearl over blue looks great! Nice work!

 

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:01 PM

Cool little car, that shade of blue is really nice on it.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:26 AM

Beautiful work, Ron!  Very cool car.

 

I would love to see some of these JoHan kits back out again.