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#1 Ramfins59

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:06 AM

Several Forum members have requested that I show pictures of all of the 1958 models that I have built in a group.  Forgive me if this bores some of you, but I just wanted to try to do what I was asked to do.

 

So far, I have built the following;

 

'58 Buick Roadmaster Convertible (Stock).

 "   Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz (Stock).

 "   Chevrolet Impala (Mild Custom).

 "   Chevrolet Pro Street Sedan Delivery.

 "   Ford Edsel Pacer (Mild Custom).

 "   Ford Fairlane Convertible (Mild Custom).

 "   Plymouth Belvedere (Stock).

 

Please excuse the lousy background, but I still haven't gotten around to getting a piece of white poster board (we used to call it Oaktag years ago) and all I could come up with was an old, stained, white towel.  I had trouble getting all of the models in the picture without it being too out of focus, using my HP, 5 MP, Digital camera.

 

Here's my "Class of '58" so far.  More will be added as I buy and complete them, along with all the other great cars from the 1950's.  

 

Thanks a lot for looking at my "small graduating class".

 

 

 

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:07 AM

Great collection. I love the yellow Buick.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:19 AM

Thanks very much Al.



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:52 AM

Nice work Rich! I like them all. '58 is one of my favorite years for cars.


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:56 AM

show more of the pro street 58



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:08 AM

oh so so sweet Richard ,totaly mega cool builds !! i want that Buick and Caddy and Plymouth


Edited by CrazyGirl, 03 April 2013 - 11:09 AM.


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:13 AM

great stuff ,love em all...thanks for sharing



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:16 AM

Looks great!



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:40 AM

I like them all but that sedan delivery really caught my eye.



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:37 PM

OK Todd and Ray, here are a couple of pictures of the '58 Chevy Sedan Delivery.  I used the front of the AMT '58 Impala chassis mated to the rear of the Pro Street Super Bee chassis.  The engine is from an AMT engine parts pack, with a lot of extra details added in the engine room.  The body is an old All American resin body with the custom front and rear pans from the Impala kit.  The grille is a photo-etched piece from now defunct Accu-Pro.  The color is Candy Apple Red but I don't remember what paint I used.

 

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This was my one and only attempt at trying to build a Pro Street car.  I had fun doing it.



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:52 PM

thanks its a killer prostreeter B)



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:54 PM

That's a very nicely done pro street Richard and a great looking bunch of 58's! 



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:57 PM

There they are !  Great group photo of all your 58's and I didn't even notice the towel !

 Excellent looking collection Rich .



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:13 PM

Great collection!  Can you tell that quad headlights were a new thing back then? :lol:



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:16 PM

That's a very nice collection! :)

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:09 PM

Beautiful collection. You are very skilled my friend.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:21 PM

Thanks for showing all your 58's Rich there very nice I love them all very cool



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:33 PM

Doesn't bore me a bit! They look fantastic! 



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:54 PM

Thanks very much again everyone.  Glad you also liked the old Pro Street build.  

 

Bruce, I guess all the cars were called "4 eyes" back then...  LOL.

 

Bob, I can lend you my glasses if you need them to see the towel..!!  LOL.

 

Chris, I don't know about the "skilled" thing.  I just use a lot of patience and good reference pictures to try to get the details right.  Being neat and clean with the glue helps a lot too.



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:15 PM

Love it, love it, love it! Especially the Edsel and the Plymouth!