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#21 PowerPlant

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 03:49 AM

I like the bucket seat idea.

 

Thanks, Jim! Input much appreciated :) Anyone else? Would it be strange to see these on such a car?

 

One of the best kits I built as a teenager, everything just fit perfect. I'm curious to see what you decided to make. 

 

It does seem nice so far... I'm finding the rear suspension a bit fiddly to put together, but it is nice there are two ride height options straight from the box :)

Thanks for all other comments, also :D



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 06:58 PM

Bucket seats look Great in it.

Nice idea of blending the front end together..

Mmmm, I May have to do that too.. ;) 

 

Looking Good..

 

Build on.. 



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:30 AM

Thanks, Rodney :)

Keep in mind, however, those vertical panel lines do exist on the real car, and I'll be re-scribing them, but for those unfamiliar with this kit - this is what it looked like after gluing the front clip to the body:

 

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Only the Grand Canyon is more impressive than these gaping gorges :P



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 02:31 AM

I don't mean to bore you guys, but there's a lot of work to be done on that front end, in order to make it look right...

I re-did the vertical seams... This is what it looks like now, still quite a bit to get done:

 

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Edited by PowerPlant, 27 May 2013 - 02:31 AM.


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 02:47 AM

Great job on the front end.

 

I built one of these a few years ago as a re-entry to building and couldn't believe how poor that all fit together.  I built mine with the gasser look so I just smoothed it all out and frenched the headlights.  

 

Thanks for posting this

 

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 02:53 AM

Thanks Tom!

For a while, I also thought about going full custom and getting rid of those seams all-together, but then decided to do a more traditional styled street rod so they had to remain...

The only dilemma I had was whether to scribe panel lines or make seams... I've seen both on pictures of real cars... In the end, I think I opted for most complicated, but it proved fairy simple in the end...

I just heated up some scrap sprues and stretched them very thin, then super-glued them so as to align with already existing seams on top of the fenders :D

I think it looks decent.



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 06:23 AM

One more pic... In primer... Still needs work...

 

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 06:30 AM

You did a good job on that nose!  You are right, it doesn't fit together well at all.  Makes you wonder why they just didn't mold it all as one piece.



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 06:33 AM

Thanks Tom!

That front end is the worst aspect of this kit, in my opinion.

I think the shape in general is a bit off as it is...


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 06:38 AM

Very nice work on a vintage Mopar kit. I like how you added the sprue seams. Looks great!

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:39 AM

Nice work.  Your seams look much better than the originals, and better than what's still left of the kit moldings.  Also, I like those bucket seats.  In fact, I like them so much I'd like to know where you got them so I can put some in my '39 Chevy.



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 08:20 AM

I have always loved that kit, but the front end never quite looked right to me. your well on your way to fixing it. I have a chopped resin '41 plymouth coupe

on my shelf. I'm gonna steel some ideas from you when i build it. Nice work.



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 08:41 AM

Thank you all for the great comments!

 

Also, I like those bucket seats.  In fact, I like them so much I'd like to know where you got them so I can put some in my '39 Chevy.

 

The seats are resin pieces from the Parts Box of Australia :)

 

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 11:03 AM

Looking ace so far ! 



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 04:00 PM

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I came across these photos today while I was looking for something else.  It's a resin 4 door sedan of the '41 Plymouth. The best part is that the caster did the work on the nose prior to casting.  One less mess to deal with!