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#1 Taxdude

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:39 AM

So i finished a couple of models last year (a big year for me)  This is my 57 Plymouth Suburban Sport wagon from Modelhaus along with a V8-60 midget.  The wagon is factory stock painted Ivy Green Metallic and Sand Dune White.  The kit went together very well with just minor additions to the exterior,  side view mirrors and wipers from the AMT 57 Chrysler 300 and a radio antenna.   The interior need more work.  The seats were replaced and the instrument panel was totally reworked.   I also added to the trunk area some items that you need for a night of racing, gas can, toolbox, bottle jack, spare tires, box of motor oils and other various items.  There was also some thinning of the floorboards and top of the chassis in order to get the fit to look better.  

The midget is simply a working guys weekend racer with local sponsorship.  I wire and plumbed the engine and also added screens to the carbs.  Carb linkage was added to the firewall and heat shields were added to the exhaust by the cockpit.  All of the chrome was stripped and then sprayed with Alclad.   The wheels and tires came from Replicas & Miniatures Co of Maryland.  The decals are homemade on a color laser printer.  I probably missed some stuff but you get the idea

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:40 AM

Like stepping back into the 50's Great work.



#3 tomsheehy

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:46 AM

Great job. The cargo looks so realistic.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:55 AM

That is really nice, great job !



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:40 AM

Both are stunning, you don't see these everyday, thanks for sharing.



#6 cobraman

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:42 AM

Very nice work. They look great together.



#7 Tom Geiger

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:01 PM

Very nice!  I will be needing to send Modelhaus some money!



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:07 PM

Beautiful work!

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:10 PM

Beautiful wagon !  The complete set looks excellent !



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:58 PM

Very nice! Let's go racin!



#11 Taxdude

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:00 PM

a few more

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#12 Erik Smith

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:43 PM

Very nice models. The wagon is beautiful.

#13 slusher

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:15 PM

Cool set, love the wagon, very nice work..



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:17 PM

The wagon is NICE - don't see a bunch of those built ! Very cool. Nice racer too.



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:18 PM

Great combo!

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:19 PM

absolutely awesome!!

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:47 PM

great pair love- all the finishes



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:52 PM

Very nice models.  Love the wagon, and the cargo.  Great work.



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:17 PM

Two beautiful models!  Love all your details.  :wub: 



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:31 PM

Wow, looks like a 1:1 scale race team !!!