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#1 Jeff B

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:26 PM

I started this Jimmy Flintstone resin body conversion of the Lindberg Little Red Wagon kit in 2000.  I finally finished it in 2011.  The paint is automotive touch-up Sable Brown Metallic (70's Mercury).  I used a 3200-12000 grit sanding kit afterwards- I was never told you can't polish metallics- oops.  I foiled the emblems before painting, which didn't turn out as nice as I would've liked. The interior is Testors enamel.  Its a curbside, so I swapped the little bucket seats for a bench from the Rescue 911 Dodge Van kit.  I spent waaayy to long crafting a spare tire mount out of styrene, which is hard to see in the photos, but it looks pretty good.  The rear windows are made from mylar squares used in many windshield chip repair kits.  The bumpers and grille are sprayed with Testors Dullcote, and as you can see, I have the longest whip antenna kown to man, made from piano wire.  Fuel door is from a '67 GTX.  Thanks for looking.   

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:02 PM

Now that is cool B)



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:14 PM

I agree...Sweet!!  

 

Only issue is the front glass....As all of the JF bodies are way thick...I could not thin the A posts and the center post either, and a visor never was "right" on the "early"dodge vans....I just freakin love it !!



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:38 PM

Nice model!  I had a real van like that. 

 

Didn't look that good though. :(



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:03 PM

Nice!



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:01 PM

VERY nice!!!!! The color is so sweet and that little thing looks really cool! The whitewalls really stand out and make the model! Nice build!!!



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Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:42 AM

Very nice, and the antenna rules!



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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:02 AM

Thanks everyone!



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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:34 AM

That is an excellent build. classic..



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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:39 AM

Very nice clean build .



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:10 PM

VERY nice!!!!! The color is so sweet and that little thing looks really cool! The whitewalls really stand out and make the model! Nice build!!!

 

Impcon, your Chevy Wagon profile pic is the business! 



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:36 PM

You got it right!  Just the way I remember and the antenna is the crown jewel.  Love it!!!!!   :wub: 



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:30 AM

Very  nice A-Van , Jeff !!

That 70's Mercury colour looks right at home here , like someone had their 60's A-100 repainted in the mid-seventies .

 

Are those wheels and whitewall tyres from the L.R.W. kit  ; and if not , where did you source them from ?

 

Keep up the great work !



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 04:14 AM

Very  nice A-Van , Jeff !!

That 70's Mercury colour looks right at home here , like someone had their 60's A-100 repainted in the mid-seventies .

 

Are those wheels and whitewall tyres from the L.R.W. kit  ; and if not , where did you source them from ?

 

Keep up the great work !

 

I may have nabbed the tires from the Prestige release '63 Galaxie.  Thanks!



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:31 PM

Great job on your van I have the same JF kit to and some day will build it stock too.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:59 PM

That's a very nice, clean looking little Dodge van Jeff! Great work!



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:06 AM

Beautiful van !    It looks so nice I never would have known it was a JF body if you didn't say so .



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:03 AM

beautiful - love this little van :wub:



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:10 PM

Beautiful little van..........love it! Great color too. Love the white walls.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 01:26 PM

Nice model!  I had a real van like that. 

 

Didn't look that good though. :(

 

I had one too, slant 6, 3 on the tree, but it had windows.  That rig was the most fun ever, like driving a bus sitting on top of the front wheels.  Great model, I've got to get one of these.