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  • Location Austin, TX
  • Full Name Carl Roberts

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  1. carl63_99 added a topic in Under Glass   

    1955 Pymouth Savoy for Texas Historical Commission
    I was asked to build a model of the Plymouth Savoy that famed Texas Representative and Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn drove in the late 50's.  I had a great time with this 1/32nd scale diecast rebuild.  I had to strip the car, cut the doors down to make it look like a two-door, hand-fab a v-8 from putty and repaint it in nail polish.  I put it in a nice display case as a finishing touch.  It was really great working with the Historical Commission. Even though they weren't model builders, they really appreciated the amount of work that went into this replica.
    The pics are the real 1:1 car, the signature models diecast I used to build the car, the interior after repaint and BMF and a couple views of the finished car.

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  2. carl63_99 added a post in a topic Revell '83 Hurst/Olds Cutlass   

    Nice to see that with everyone wanting that kit, someone got one finished.  My paint job went bad, so mine is back in bare plastic. 
    Good work!
  3. carl63_99 added a topic in Under Glass   

    Revamped 40 Ford Sedan Delivery
    Somewhere back around '97 I built this AMT 40 FSD for an in-club contest.  I used the original wheels and tires, Buick engine and Testers rust red color.  After some time, the thing started falling apart so I decided to rebuild it.  I didn't want to redo all the paint, so Dupli-color Toyota grey was used on the upper half, interior body parts and seat backs.  I grabbed the new wheels and tires from a Dodge Challenger, parts box brakes, Porsche 959 dash and Prowler seats.  I used a 2005 Mustang GT engine and redid the exhaust with polished aluminum side exhaust.

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  4. carl63_99 added a post in a topic Honda Odyssey   

    Nice work.  I wish I could find a model of my Sienna. Great vehicle!
  5. carl63_99 added a post in a topic Tom Daniels California Custom Vette   

    Looks nice!  I had to do mine in the orange, but your color choice suites it well also.
  6. carl63_99 added a post in a topic '69 Plymouth GTX   

    Nice work!  This model makes me ask, when Mopar painted the rockers black, did they mask off the underside so the black didn't get on the bottom?  Anybody know?
  7. carl63_99 added a post in a topic 69 Corvair mildly customized   

    thanks all! 
    Wheels came from AMT 40 Ford Sedan Delivery.
  8. carl63_99 added a post in a topic 55 Cameo Pro Touring build UPDATE 2-23-16   

    WOW!  It's been a while since I checked in on this and your work/progress is amazing.  I LOVE that color and the bed just kills it!
    As someone who has judged contests many,many times, something I see that they are going to catch is the mold lines on the sides of the seats. Fixing that would put you from 99% to an ace.
  9. carl63_99 added a topic in Under Glass   

    69 Corvair mildly customized
    I do not get the time to build anymore.  I could spend a lot more time making things perfect, or I could just enjoy it and build something I like.  Even keeping it simple,  I think this Corvair took me over a year.  Enough of that, let me tell you what I did.  The chrome headlights were drilled out and replaced with clear ones.  I smoothed the door handles. I used my favorite trick, railroad fencing screen for the hood vents.  Inside the engine bay I upgraded to 12 volt system, six single barrel carbs, custom built the air filters, spark plug wires, power lines and battery cables. Exhaust manifolds are cut down Viper V-10 units.  Paint is some nail polish, got that so long ago i simply don't remember where.

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  10. carl63_99 added a post in a topic How about them Cowboys, cars that is......   

    I admire your grandson's work!  That will turn out to be an interesting model.  I do question an adult doing that to a $30K 1:1 car in the name of spectator sports.
  11. carl63_99 added a post in a topic Monster Energy Trophy Truck   

    Looks interesting.  Shouldn't this be in the truck section though?
  12. carl63_99 added a post in a topic If you could only choose ONE photo of any of your builds, wich would it be?   

    I've got several pics of my California Street Vette, picking one is a challenge!

  13. carl63_99 added a post in a topic General Lee   

    Looks really nice, especially the slight weathering. Hope this thread doesn't get banned for the flag on the roof!
  14. carl63_99 added a post in a topic AMT 1969 Corvair.   

    Looks good! Makes me want to finish mine!
  15. carl63_99 added a post in a topic 1:12 Entex Lamborghini Countach completed finally!   

    That looks sweeeeeeet! I built large scale, did that Otaki Countach back in the 80's. They're neat, great to detail, but take up so much room so fast!