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1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Westchester Sedan


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#1 Dr Plastic

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:26 AM

This is my 2 year labor of love. It is a resin conversion by Bob Shelton, of the venerable Monogram Cord 812 Phaeton Sedan into an 812 Supercharged Westchester sedan. It is painted with Tamiya Maroon under 5 coats of Testors Ultra gloss lacquer that has been sanded, buffed and waxed. virtually every part has been massaged or rebuilt to improve detail and finish. The engine and transmission is fully plumbed to include the vacuum shifting system.
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More in-progress pics may be viewed here: http://public.fotki....rd-812-sueperc/

 

For your video pleasure here is a link to this same car that is owned by Jay Leno!  http://www.jaylenosg...tml#item=115864


Edited by Dr Plastic, 13 September 2013 - 09:53 AM.


#2 berr13

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:43 AM

Beautiful car, skillfully built.  Congratulations of completion of a great looking scale model, and thanks for sharing.



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:53 AM

That's really gorgeous!!  Great stuff!!



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:58 AM

Awesome model, perfect paint!  Thanks for showing this one.



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 11:03 AM

Absolutely gorgeous.

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 11:11 AM

Perfection!!! That's one beautiful build.



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 11:15 AM

Great looking build, the engine detailing and finish looks fantastic.



#8 Richard Bartrop

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 11:16 AM

That is a thing of beauty.  Thanks for sharing!



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 11:19 AM

A spectacular piece of work, gorgeous from any angle. I believe the resin body was created by our fellow member, Art Anderson, who did a wonderful job with it. The Monogram kit is not a 2-seater Sportsman but a Phaeton with a back seat, and I just received this 1965 kit yesterday, which I will use as reference for converting the AMT 1/12 Sportsman into a phaeton. The details on the 1/24 kit are so tiny, I don't know how anyone can finish it properly.

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#10 Dr Plastic

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 11:52 AM

Thanks everyone!



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 12:11 PM

Wow !  Fantastic build.



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 12:21 PM

Very sharp looking build !   Beautiful color and great detailing of the engine and vacuum system .

Where did the resin body come from ?



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 12:22 PM

I love that body style ... and your stunning build also!



#14 Harry P.

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 12:27 PM

Beautiful! Nice level of detail, nice paint, nice everything! A real beauty.



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 12:33 PM

Stunning! Vacum shifting transmission,how cool is that. Learn somthing new everyday.



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 01:05 PM

A Masterpiece!!!!

 

 

 

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 01:30 PM

Beautiful!

 

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#18 Dr Plastic

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 01:32 PM

Thanks Guys......

The body was done by Bob Shelton. I picked it up at the NNL East show in 2012. He has since revised the tooling to include the door handles and includes the windshield wipers. I picked up one of his first production runs and had to add the handles from my spares and scratch-build the wipers. I spent months massaging and redoing areas like door lines and the entire cowl. He does eight different versions. he can be reached at: thedirectory@cinci.rr.com


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Posted 08 September 2013 - 02:06 PM

What a gorgeous build! Fantastic! I just missed one of these resins along with a donor kit on the 'bay. I want one even more, after seeing yours!



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 02:46 PM

Beauty!!