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59 Original AMT El Camino Gluebomb restoration


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#1 Porscheman

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 07:27 AM

I bought this one off ebay for $16.00. It was brush painted testors met. red enamel. I keep forgetting to take pictures of these gluebombs before I strip them. :(  It soaked in Purple Power for 2 days when I found out it was the original release, molded in the light blue plastic. So it was a good buy. Next I painted it Tamiya pearl light blue and bright white roof and top of rear fenders, followed by 4 coats of Testors wet look clear. I lightly tinted the windows with Tamiya clear blue. All paints were applied out of rattle cans. BMF and The Detailer black wash where needed. Added a set of AMT's Firestone Deluxe Champion late 50's wide whites. I wanted to open the tailgate, but the previous owner epoxied it shut and it's not going anywhere.

All in all it came out pretty good.

Let me know what you think.

Al

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#2 Old Buckaroo

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 07:48 AM

Well I think that turned out pretty nice.  Great job on saving it ! B)



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:24 AM

Good looking model, great save, nice colors.



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:56 AM

Love those Old Caminos!   Good job.



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:04 AM

That looks really great Al.  I've got one of these kits in my "To Do" pile for my "Class of '59".  Nice job.



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:08 AM

​Nice, so nice that it looks ready to drive.  



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 11:06 AM

Sure looks good to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your choice of colours is my favorite for the '59 Chevrolet and your colours look fairly close to Crown Sapphire and Snowcrest White. It's nice to see one of the built stock but being a "rescue kit" only serves to make it better!! I'd like to build one of these as a base line six cylinder car complete with the small hub caps in your colours. There were no other trim options aside from the front fender "airplanes", rocker panel mouldings and accessory hand rails just like the ones in the model kit. COntrary to rumours, there was never an Impala version of this truck marketed. I have owned a few of the real 1:1 in my day and still have several here. They are IMHO without a doubt, by far and away, the prettiest pick up ever produced by any manufacturer. If you want to see something really unuausal and attention grabbing, do a Google Images search for 1959 Pontiac El Catalina. It  is almost as pretty as an El Camino - but my tatstes lean more towards the fins and cat eye taillights on the Chev.



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 12:47 PM

One of my all-time favourites and you did a beautiful job. I also love this colour scheme. 



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 01:08 PM

Nice save Al



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 01:10 PM

good save! looks nice!



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 03:18 PM

Thanks everyone for the nice comments. The 1st owner took the time to remove all the mold lines before he brushed on the horrible paint job. Just makes me wonder why doing all the body prep to paint it with a brush. :blink:  

Al



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 11:18 PM

Excellent save Al, looks great!  love the colors   :) 



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 03:32 AM

Nice save



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 03:35 AM

Real nice save. Good choice of colors too

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 04:00 AM

I love to save old glue bombs!

That really looks nice! 



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 09:23 AM

very nice



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 09:45 AM

Great save! I like the colors. Those old Caminos were so cool!

 

Sam



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 12:21 PM

Thanks guys. Gluebomb restorations are the best. You can pick these up pretty cheap and most of the time they are in good condition. Useally you can get a  vintage models for little money.

Al



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 02:02 PM

Very nice

Looks great :D



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 02:19 PM

Nice restoration work .

As others have noted...great color combo.

Wished you had some before pixs...maybe next time.

I picked up the gold build up in a trade..soaking it

revealed gold , green and some white paint.

The best part was the baby blue styrene under all that.

 

This is the "as is" pix next to my burnt orange '59 .

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