This is build #4 of this year for me, and it's nice to have another one done. It's not perfect, but I'm pleased how it turned out. I'm not sure what I'll work on next, but it's unlikely I'll run out of kits, anytime soon.
This is the Jo-han Ramchargers kit, but without the dual scoop manifold or the drag headers. I'm using the kit wheels and tires, but I might slip the dog dish caps from the Lindberg ' 64 kit on those wheels. Not sure, yet. I was able to fit the Lindberg front bumper, with a little bit of minor cutting. The paint is Duplicolor medium maui blue, inside and out, but I'm doing a tri-tone interior. Fun kit!
So, here it is finally completed after a long break. Totally box stock except for inside/outside mirrors, licence plates/frames, and a strip of styrene to give the illusion that something actually holds up the alternator. Not sure why I needed to add that, since there aren't even any hoses. Still, a nice addition to the Galaxie collection, which now numbers five. I want to do one of each between 1959 - 1970, so I'm one build closer.
I had only just found out that a co-worker of mine owned this vehicle, and some of the history behind it, when Modelhaus a short time later released their kit of the same car. The mileage you see is original, 00095. To make a long story short, this car was driven on the street exactly once, the day it was purchased. It's been garaged it's entire life, and even though I haven't gotten around to snagging the kit yet, I fully intend to.
I did manage to get my friend to let me photograph it, last spring. A car this original, as in totally original, is for certain an excellent source of reference for someone restoring one, or for builders. Here's a link to the Photobucket album.