Nice job Richard. That's a lot of BMF!
1958 PLYMOUTH - - - FINISHED
Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:54 PM
Great job Rich. It was fun watching you build it. I love modeling as a spectator sport! Can't wait to see you cut the side windows out on the '57 Ford!
Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:23 PM
Thanks very much Bill, Ron and Tom. I appreciate it.
Ron, yes it was a lot of BMF but not nearly as much as what I used when I built my '58 Buick Roadmaster conv...!!
Tom, yeah I can't wait to see me cut out the side windows on that '57 Ford either..!! I've never done ANY work on a diecast so it should be both a fun, and a learning experience for me too. I should contact Manny Solano and ask him what tools besides a Dremel and files are best to use. I'm still waiting for my friend to get back to me with detail information, interior details, colors, etc. and HOPEFULLY some pictures (but he owned the car 48 years ago so the chances of any pictures being around are probably slim to none.) I'm sure I'll have to go on whatever "foggy" memories he may have of it (It was the car he drove away to attend College In back in '65). All I know at the moment is that the wagon was a 2 door, it was Black, and it had dog dish hubcaps.
Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:17 PM
nice job looking real good , i love the chrome on the white
Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:07 AM
I'm sure I'll have to go on whatever "foggy" memories he may have of it (It was the car he drove away to attend College In back in '65). All I know at the moment is that the wagon was a 2 door, it was Black, and it had dog dish hubcaps.
Foggy memory cars are easier to build! Until they're done and the car owner recalls, "I just remembered, it had a red interior."
Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:27 AM
Elegent, shiny, stunning and beautiful, very nice work all the little detials make it look prestine.
Posted 23 February 2013 - 06:37 AM
BEAUTIFUL Job RIch! Those fender skirts suit the body lines well! That engine compartment is VERY well done!
Oh and BTW-----thanks for the heads up on the assembly foibles! Now I know what to look out for if I ever get around to doing mine.
Edited by MrObsessive, 23 February 2013 - 06:38 AM.
Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:57 AM
Thanks a lot Bill D., Bill I., Jonathan, Tom, Bill G. and Derrick. All your encouragement means a lot.
Tom G. - I was referring to the "foggy" memories of the times..... you know.... the mid to late sixties... Like WOW man...
Bill G. - Yeah I like the skirts on it too. Re the engine compartment, there's nothing like Google images for good reference pictures for detailing.
Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:02 PM
I would love get my hands one of these youve done a great job on it . Does anyone know what other colours they came in apart from red or black?
Beautiful job Rich! As for the colors question, they were available in 16 colors. Ready? Bluebonnet blue, Stardust blue metallic, Midnight blue, Misty green, Ivy green metallic, Arctic turquoise metallic, Suede metallic, Buckskin beige, Canyon gold metallic, Iceberg white, Jet black, Sunflower yellow, Coral metallic, Royal red, Toreador red (the color of my 1:1), and Copper glow metallic. Go to paintref.com to see them all. Furys were only available in Buckskin beige, Belvederes in all colors. Also of interesting note, the engine in this kit is actually a big block. '58 was the first year for the Chrysler big block. Although the majority of the Plymouths had the Poly block 318 engines in them, the Golden Commando package gave you the big block. (note the familiar 4 bolt squared valve covers) The poly block valve covers were scalloped and held using two bolts down through the top of them. The kit has the distributor placed at the back of the engine to the driver's side, just like a Poly block. In this kit, it actually should be placed in the front at an angle, like all of the Chrysler big blocks. Sorry for any repitition if someone already talked about this, but I hadn't seen it here before. Anyway, Rich........your build is very clean, nice chrome foil work too!
Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:02 PM
Thanks a lot Alan and Shane. Alan, I sent Doobie info on the paint and also told him to check out PlymouthCentral.com for his info.
Posted 03 March 2015 - 09:34 PM
Thanks again, and awesome car!
Posted 04 March 2015 - 03:19 AM
Nice looking model and very well put together man. You have great skills.