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buffalobill

Member Since 22 Apr 2008
Offline Last Active Nov 19 2014 04:22 AM
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In Topic: Porsche 356A Speedster 1/8

29 May 2014 - 04:05 AM

More photos, please!   That's an awesome build!


In Topic: 1953 Studebaker Starliner Coupe.

15 May 2014 - 06:21 AM

Incredibly realistic looking - esp the beautiful paint & chrome work!   

 

My very first car (when I was 17 yrs old) was a low mileage, but very rusty, '54 Commander post-coupe that I paid '50. for in 1962,   That car taught me all about Bondo and how to rummage thru junkyards.    Many of my high school mates laughed when I told them I bought a Stude - that is, until they saw it in done up in flat black primer (that I shot thru a jury-rigged, reverse-flow old Electrolux torpedo-shaped vacuum cleaner).    And, it never failed to start, even in below zero winters in upstate NY.    I customized it a bit: $10./ for a nice original '55 Studebaker red vinyl-pleated interior, and other than some mild de-chroming, a Schaefer Beer tap handle for a shift knob, some grill mesh out of a '58 Ford, and a set of '53 Fiesta hubcaps (found on an abandoned '50s Olds in a field), it was otherwise stock).    Funny thing is that I'll about the same amount of $$ invested in an AMT '53 Studebaker kitbash that I'm about to start on that's being done up as a what-if factory concept car w/ an Avanti R3 drivetrain and other subtle upgrades.   But, your superb factory-stock build has convinced me to go easy on any mods to the original '53 design - it was that perfect then, and now!    

 

Your model is the finest build I've ever seen of AMT's '53 Studebaker kit!   Congrats!


In Topic: 51 Chevrolet Bel Air Deluxe Convertible

15 May 2014 - 05:26 AM

The way that you did the windshield frame on your model is perhaps the best that I've seen to date on AMT's '51 Chevys, as that's been a  'problem' area on this kit, and other versions of AMT's '51 Chevys.  A super clean build, overall!


In Topic: 1957 Corvette

24 April 2014 - 05:47 AM

Totally agree w/ everyone else's comments - beautiful color combination, and the interior is especially terrific!   


In Topic: '49 Mercury Station Wagon is finished!

24 April 2014 - 05:35 AM

Beautiful work!     Maroon paint & wood - tough color combo to improve on. . .