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1957 Chrysler 300 C Sportswagon

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#1 Dominik

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:18 PM

Good morning Buddies,

today i present you my
1957 Chrysler 300 C Sportswagon
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based on the amt-kit (#38545), i only used the roof from a Jimmy Flintstone body while the quality and thickness was more bad than good. JF has some better stuff like this one i got!
I scratchbuilt the interieur and the trunklid section. Lowering the suspension, some wiring in the enginebay, selfmade windows/BMF and Alclad for chromeparts as always completed this beauty in my view.
On the licensplate the name of my beloved girlfriend who is the "designer" and gave me the concept for colors. i "only" was the builder to make her vision true ;-)

Some pictures
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...more coming up...

#2 Dominik

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:20 PM

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my favorite view - love it:
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Thanks for your attention. Now its your turn for critism or praise *lol*

#3 midnightprowler

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:29 PM

Beautiful! Looks like it could be the first Dodge Magnum, the roofline is very similar.



#4 ChrisR

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:27 AM

Great conversion!



#5 TooOld

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:42 AM

Very nice !   You did a great job adding the roof to the AMT kit .  I tried the JF body too and ended up doing about the same thing ,  that resin body was just a mess .   Also ,  you are the first one I've seen who correctly painted the body color in the headlight surrounds ,  very good !



#6 Foxer

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:12 AM

Great job on that!



#7 slusher

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:25 AM

Dominik, thats an awsume build, sharp color and great detail....



#8 Erik Smith

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:35 AM

Nice! Great work. I like the way the long roof gets tucked in the fins.

#9 cobraman

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:44 AM

Sweet build !



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 03:07 AM

Very cool color, nice and clean build!!

 



#11 W-409

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 06:17 AM

Nice Chrysler! The AMT kit is really great quality and builds up nice. Nice paint job on it, and excellent detailing too. I really like the overall look. Only minor thing I would do different, is painting the 300 logo on the chrome trim on the side of that car. I did it for mine, and it was actually quite easy to do. Otherwise it's perfect!



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 06:49 AM

Absolutely beautiful model Dominik.  Good job in the engine compartment.  Great job overall.  Steffi has good taste..!!



#13 Harry P.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 07:05 AM

Cool!

 

And that rear glass hinge detail... nice!  B)

 

(would this have been easier to do using the roof of a Magnum instead?)



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 07:20 AM

Wow. Good stuff.



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 07:21 AM

Absolutely Gorgeous !

Clean work Dominik.



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 07:46 AM

Wow! Great job!



#17 Dominik

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:14 AM

Thank you very much for kind words!

I appreciate it and will give your compliments to my girlfriend - she is involved in most of my builts, if i am not sure about the color for example. And that is her car, built for her and the first ever, that is in our livingroom presented. She has a good eye :wub:

 

 

Niko (W-409), the 300 logo on the chrome trim on the side i painted after the shooting, some pictures will come up. That time i made the photos, i had no "slow hand" and was afraid to paint it. was afraid, to mess up there at the end...

 

 

Harry, what kind of roof do you mean? Dodge Magnum? I didn't know that there is a kit existing! Cool....hm...i think, its the same work to change it. But also i think, that the styling of the magnum is not as "soft" like the 300. It looks straighter than this one.

 

 

Thanks again!



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:36 AM

Dominik, got to love the old wagons ,Nice job .



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:02 PM

Beautiful Job Dominik!!!



#20 realgone58

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 01:40 PM

I like the looks of this. If Chrysler had made one, it probably would have looked like this. The roofline keeps within the styling of the car. Perfect color choice! What did you use BTW?