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#1 Ramfins59


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:39 PM

Hello all.  I fought with it a bit at final assembly, but it's done...!!!  A few notes to anyone else who is going to build this kit;


- - DON'T attach the front and rear pans until AFTER the chassis / interior assembly is installed (like the instructions say).  I made the mistake of attaching them beforehand thinking it would look better when all       

     painted in one shot.  It doesn't matter because the seams where the pans attach to the body are covered by the bumpers anyway.

- - Prepare for a LOT of cursing, swearing and sweating when fitting the completed engine / chassis / interior assembly into the body.  IT IS A VERY TIGHT FIT...!!!  You'll have to gingerly spread the body sides   in order to get the rear inner fenderwells to slide down.

- - Open up the locating holes a little bigger for the bumpers, the front fender ornaments, the mirrors and the antenna.  After a couple of coats of primer, paint and clearcoat the holes get very tight for the pegs to fit.

- - Slightly enlarge the locating holes for the windshield locating pins in the interior.  It's such a tight fit that the glass literally snaps into place and the area around the locating holes cracks a little.  Fortunately the

    cracks didn't travel into the windshield area.  I'm suggesting that YOU slightly enlarge the locating holes just to be on the safe side so the glass doesn't crack on you.

- - Glue the firewall into the body and not to the interior assembly as the instructions say.  You'll get a better fit to the engine compartment that way.

- - Make sure that the radiator and radiator support assembly are seated as low as you can get them or the hood won't close right (like mine..!!)


I think those are all the major points of difficulty that everyone should be aware of, along with the exhaust system issues that I previously pointed out in my WIP thread for this model.


Now, without further ado, let me introduce you to Christine's sister......   CHRISTINA....The GOOD 1958 Plymouth......












and here's a shot of the engine compartment






Thanks to all for looking in at this.


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:50 PM

Looks Good! Nice Job!!!

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:44 PM

Rich, another great looking build. Nice Foil work also. Excellent deetail...

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:33 PM

Nice engine detail and a great model.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:49 AM

Great job Rich!!!


Christina...cool! B)


Hope to see it on the table at Castle Shannon in a few weeks!

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:00 AM

Looks great ! Very nice work.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:02 AM

Looks great! I just ordered this kit this morning.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:20 AM

Very nice work Rich.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:27 AM

Gotta say that when I saw the under hood shot I couldn't believe it wasn't real. Great detail there. Hopefully when I am finished with my 41 Ford Woody I can do the same. The whole build looks great Rich!

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:39 AM

Liking that a lot, & great to see one that isn't in Christine colours!  These are probably one of my favourite late '50s designs, as they are so sleek and aggressive.


Edited for spelling....

Edited by Paul H, 22 February 2013 - 04:39 AM.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:15 AM

I can't see it now but I'll check it over the weekend from home.  Thanks for the building tips- I have one of these on my shelf with plans on paper for it.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:26 AM

Fine looking model. All your BMF and extra underhood detail really bring it to life.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:37 AM

I like it! I think you did a great job on it.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:43 AM

She's real nice. :D

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:05 AM

Love it! Even with it's issues it is still a good looking kit when done right! B)

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:16 AM

Looks great!  Like the White look  Most of them I have ever seen (models) are red or black..

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:26 AM

For having fought you so hard it sure looks as if you wrestled it to submission. Well done but...what? No interior pics? :D 

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:02 AM

Looking Good!!! Just a little tip about the body being a tight fit, next time take a soda can and cut the top and bottom off. Then cut the remaining can in half so you have 2 slates. Use the slates to help aide the body down so it doesnt get caught on anything. Worth a shot.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:18 AM

Marvelous build, Rich.  Terrific detail and SHINY :) :) :)

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:36 AM

Wow! that's a lot of foil work ,Awesome job on this one