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#1 IMPALA SS 427

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 02:46 PM

Here it is done, the wheels aren't accurate but i decided to go with them after many failed attempts and making some, so here it is:

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All comments welcome.



#2 Porscheman

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 03:08 PM

Excellent build!!! Not only is it a Valiant but a 4 door. Good job. How about a set of dog dish hub caps?

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 03:17 PM

Big time sleeper, did not see that comein, great car

 

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 03:21 PM

Very nice! One of my favorite flicks too!

#5 Yahshu

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 03:35 PM

Wow, that turned out fantastic, top job.



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 04:07 PM

Looks great !



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 05:18 PM

awesome replica.  you hit it!



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 07:19 PM

Outstanding build James, very nice work. l remember you making a 4 door 67 impala. You do excellent work...



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 08:01 PM

Now that turned out great!!

It's a pitty that the work is not complete while you don't build the mighty truck :lol: :lol:



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 08:05 PM

Man alive , that's an epic piece of worksmanship , James !!

And those righteous , 100% correct license plates are too much !! (more on those in a minute...)

 

I can just see this Valiant cruising up the Pasadena Freeway ( then , CA 11 , today CA 110 ) , through the Figuroa Street Tunnels , over the Golden State Freeway transition , and miles away to CA 14 / Antelope Valley Freeway , with Jazz , commericals , traffic reports , weather forecasts and "Sweet" Dick Whittington hosting a talk programme !

 

Kudos , my good man !

 

** Those license plates on the 1971 Valiant in the movie are special to movie and television cars . While I'm not aware of the origins of the characters on the plate ( 149 PCE ) , I can say that , if they were issued as a regular-ad seq plate , they would've been issued in circa 1976 ( "P" = 1976 ) . In subsequent years , variations of this plate were utilised on the "A-TEAM" GMC van

( "1PCE149" ) and other vehicles in other t.v. shows / films whose names I cannot recall at the moment.



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:33 AM

Thanks guys for the kind words, it means a lot coming from such great builders. :)

 

I have plans for the truck (after i have finished my current projects) and if i do end up placing them in a diorama I can easily add the driver figure for the intended mid chase scene.



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 01:24 AM

Nice lookin Valiant! Paint job is very good and all details looks really nice. Nice Job! 



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 01:42 AM

I just watched "Duel" for the first time a few weeks ago, and you really nailed Dennis Weaver's ride!



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 01:55 AM

Very nice James!...keep up the great work.



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 02:09 AM

I think I saw this on the "OTHER" model magazine forum. Great workmanship !



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 09:26 PM

Thank you everyone for the comments. :) 



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 10:42 PM

Simply AWESOME! I bought the '69 Dodge from Revell years ago to start the same project but I don't have the skills nowhere close to yours to convert it. I have always loved this movie. Even have the soundtrack on my iPod!



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 10:46 PM



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 06:57 AM

Nice.  But, it really needs the stock wheels and ... maybe too shiny?



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 07:47 AM

Nice build. But why a big block? A slant six or a 2bbl 318 would be more correct.