I got my model of a 67 Olds Toro, and upon further inspection, I noticed the chrome on the front end is starting to fade. Is there a way I can re-chrome it without having to send it out? What is Alclad? Ive seen it mentioned a few times.
I won this car on auction from Ebay, it was the closest I could find to my moms real life 1968 Olds Toronado. Even though they are one year different, I plan on modeling it after the one my mother owns. All I have to say is... THIS KIT IS OLD. I have NEVER felt plastic like this before, it feels almost brittle. Suprisingly, even though the kit was opened, all pieces were intact, a few were sitting in a plastic baggy inside. The chrome was in good shape. From what I have gathered, this car was purchased from a store called Barkers or Bakers, in Monroe LA on Dec 28, 1968. (The date and whatnot were written in pen on the box) They paid a $1.59... yes, you read that right... $1.59! I wish we could buy kits like that for those prices! All my other projects are being put on hold, as I want to dedicate all my skills to this one car. Here are a few pics of parts laid out... its going to be a interesting build!
PS- Sorry for stating such a paragraph about this... just I am very excited about this build, as I have never seen this kit before. To me, this is a rare, once in a lifetime project that I will probably never find again.
At a point right now that Im irritated with my Pacer, so I decided to do some work to a 1967 Pontiac GTO. Ive had this kit about a year or so, tinker with it when the mood strikes me. I have wyld ideas for this car, and Im hoping that it turns out the way I want it. The body is completely devoid of all badges, markers, door handles, etc. Im going to get some filling puddy and fill in the line that simulates the rocker panels along the bottom of the car, to give it the "lower" look. (As if this car needs to be lowered anymore with the way I set the suspension.) Here is a few pics of the work in progress.
Interior is completed. I didnt paint any of the reat seat, as Im trying the illusion that it is not there.
A few shots of a mockup. Im hoping that when its completed, it will keep the stance it sets at. I like it aggressive.
I hand painted the raised white lettering on the tires.
I apologize in advance for such a long post. A few things I forgot to mention in the previous paragraph include, the front chrome and rear chrome bumper were stripped of chrome (I found out bleach likes chrome), allowing me that when I paint the car, the front and rear will be of body color. (Im attempting a two tone fade job) The windshield wipers and blades were also removed. Im having trouble with the motor and headers at the moment, as when I drop them into the bay, the headers will drag on the ground. But I think I have a solution in progress. Enjoy! Any and all comments are appreciated.
A gentleman that comes to visit my house once a week to work with my fiance about good job hunting skills was here yesterday on his weekly visit. He happened to notice the 1958 Edsel Pacer that Im working on sitting on the mantle to my fireplace, and said "I didnt know you built models." Told him Ive been building for 15 years, and come to find out... he was a modeler as well. Got to talkin, and he mentioned that he had a bunch of stuff sittin around collecting dust, and that he could drop it off here at the house the next day. Well, he held true to his word.... he shows up this morning with a good sized box, and well... Ill let the pictures tell the rest of the story.
Sorry for postin so many new topics lately, now that I figured out how to do pics the right way, I wanna share my builds with you.
Here is another from my collection, my 1969 Yenko Camaro. This kit was a absolute blast, from beginning to end. The only thing I wish I could have done was find a RS grill (the one with the lights behind it) and use that instead of the stocker. Presented in a offical GM color I found, True Blue Pearl. I know they did not come in this color, but it was too pretty to resist. 427 motor, the whole kit and kaboodle.