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1956 Oldsmobile - Finished -- Class of '56 -- Entry #4


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#1 Ramfins59

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 01:54 PM

I finished this up this afternoon.  As I stated in the WIP thread, the inspiration for this build came from this picture I found when I Googled reference pictures...

 

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The model is an old Johan promo that I picked up at a show many years ago.  It was painted a horrible raspberry color and the names and badging had been sanded off.  I painted it with Black Gold's Silverwhite Pearl and Duplicolor Storm Gray Metallic, with a Duplicolor acrylic clearcoat and polished.  The grille was given a blackwash and clear headlight lenses were glued to the chrome promo headlights to look better.  Over time I lost the promo chassis and found a chassis that fit the body in my parts stash that I had to lengthen by about a half inch to get the wheelbase right.  The halibrand wheels and big n' little tires are also from the stash.  The taillights were detailed with BMF and the bullet backup light lenses are from the Revell chopped '49 Merc kit.  I used the green promo glass which I polished as I couldn't find any clear glass in my stash that would fit, and, I just didn't feel like making my own glass from clear acetate.  I don't think that the green glass looks all that bad on this car.

 

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As I stated in the WIP thread, the interior is a resin piece from Modelhaus.  The carpet was flocked in black and the seats and side panels were painted in shades of gray and black.  I added chrome strips to the side panels and drilled holes for resin cranks and handles from ReplMinCoMD which I painted chrome silver.  I added gas and brake pedals as there were none.  The dash is painted black and detailed with BMF and a superfine point black artists pen.  The shifter and turn signal lever are pieces of shirt pins.

Oh......and Harry...... I screwed up on this one...... I totally forgot to install an interior rear view mirror.  I tried 3 times to add one after the car was completed but was unsuccessful in getting it to stay in place.

 

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Thanks for looking in on this build.  All comments are welcomed, good or bad.  Now on to the next one.


Edited by Ramfins59, 09 September 2013 - 01:58 PM.


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 02:32 PM

That is real purty!!! Excellent build Rich. :rolleyes:



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 02:35 PM

Very classy. Not sure I'm on board with the wheels, but it looks great and is an essential part of your '56 collection.



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 02:37 PM

Another home run Richard ! An, it's H A M B friendly too !!!!!!!



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 02:53 PM

Beautiful model Rich. Great color choices and nice touch on the wheels..



#6 Chris White

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:10 PM

Richard, outstanding as always . This one, with the customer touches, is one of my favorites.



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:29 PM

good look'n olds.... B)



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:41 PM

BE-YU-TEE-FUL I like it, my Dad had a 56 Olds I can remember as a kid it was two tone blue and white, you did another excellent job Rich!! :D 



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:53 PM

Another great build of a fifties classic! Looks good! The interior is really nice!

 

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 04:45 PM

Thank you very much everyone.  I really appreciate your kind, encouraging words.



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 04:55 PM

Rich...we need request some "sunshine" pixs.

Yeah the neighbors will probably wonder what you're up to

laying on the ground with a camera.

But it'll look like your inspiration pic.

Thanks for posting the latest member of "Class of '56".



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:43 PM

Very nice !



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:47 PM

Nice job, Rich. Captures the flavor of the rod well, mixing it with a little bit of a mild custom feel. I like it.

 

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:03 AM

Nicely built Rich! B)

 

Will you have it at Castle Shannon?



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:45 AM

Another super nice build, Rich.  I like the SHINY :) :) :)



#16 Dan Helferich

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:54 AM

Very nice Rich! I love those mid '50's BOP's. As you know, when we were younger there were a lot of 4 doors hot rodded and customized. 4 door hardtops lend themselves to the mild custom theme very well. Another great build!



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 03:53 AM

Very beautiful Rich, another fine edition to your collection. The colors compliment each other and the car perfectly. I also 2nd the idea of outside pics too, it's a fine build, show it off some more. :)



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 04:46 AM

Looks Great Richard!

Very Realistic... B)



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 04:59 AM

Very nice build. Really like the exhaust tips.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:22 AM

Thanks a lot guys.

 

James, I'll try for some outside shots as long as it's a nice day...  If I get down and lay on the ground I may not be able to get this old body up on its feet again,,LOL.

 

Jeff,  I will definitely be at the Castle Shannon 3 Rivers Show but I don't know if I'll bring this car.  I have plenty of others to bring.

 

Terry, those exhaust tips are molded on to the promo's rear bumper.