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1964 Chevy Impala

04 October 2014 - 01:53 AM

Following warm on the heels of my recent '63, comes this 64 Impala, also done with an AMT promo with original paint. There are a couple of very small scratches in the paint but overall it's survived remarkably well. This time I used the Revell kit's really nice interior and I added mirrors, antenna, Modelhaus tyres, foil etc.













1963 Chevy Impala, AMT promo

25 September 2014 - 10:49 AM

An AMT employee painted this one way back in 1962, in time for the real car's debut in showrooms across America. I think he did a pretty good job and I wasn't about to mess with it. But I can never leave promos alone and had to add what detail you see here: a bit of a polish, BMF, a few painted details, Modelhaus replacement tyres, fresh chrome from the AMT kit, mirrors, antenna, plates etc.

Of course, unless you repaint, you can't get rid of mold seams and the like but they are so minimal on these "first edition" pressings that it's not a big deal. These guys really new what they were doing and promos of this era are as crisp as anything you'll find today.

I've been working on a 64 Impala promo at the same time and that will be finished shortly. I bought them here in Switzerland as a pair 25 years ago for a fraction of their current value but stupidly passed on a mint 67 Camaro!

BTW  the little spots you see, eg on the rear fender in the first shot, are dirt in my camera lens, not in the promo's paint.









False post, nothing to see here

03 August 2014 - 01:22 AM


1960 DeSoto

02 August 2014 - 06:36 AM

Just finished this old favourite, the Johan 1960 DeSoto. I built it curbside but spent time on the interior and getting the wheels poseable while improving the stance. I used Scale Motor Sports decals for the seat pattern - not accurate but works fine for me. I mixed the body colour from Sikkens automotive paint and it's somewhat greener than the actual turquoise that DeSoto offered, but I like it.


The wheels are from the 62 T/Bird (thanks again Gabriel!), tyres from the recent AMT Parts Pack and I scratch-built the dash mirror and antenna.













1962 Chrysler 300H, Johan.

15 July 2014 - 10:06 AM

First model I've finished this year. Modelhaus tyres, MAD distributor.