smellyfatdude

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  1. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic AMT ' 68 Galaxie Foil Done!   

    Thanks for the compliments. In regards to the package shelf, I intend to leave it white. While searching for reference pictures of ' 68 interiors, I came across this photo of a ' 66, with a white package shelf. Original or not, I just thought it looked nice. The body is a non-stock color anyway, so just picture it as a car, "restored to taste", rather than factory color schemes.

  2. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic AMT ' 68 Galaxie Foil Done!   

    I wanted to do a ' 66 convertible, but I was happy to settle for a resin body from Missing Link.

  3. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic AMT ' 68 Galaxie Foil Done!   

    Long time since I posted any progress, but I am still working on this one. Not just as much as I'd like to be. It took a good long while to get the clear coat polished, and I'm pretty sure after this I'm going to go back to using Tamiya TS-13 on bodies, and save the Rustoleum just for doing the smaller pieces. Still have to paint all the emblems, and foil the hood, but the rest of the bright work is all done.



  4. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic 1966 Chrysler 300. A Few New Photos.   

    Nice! I used to pass a red ' 66 every day, on the way to high school. The car was in mint shape . . . . and so is yours!
  5. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic Aunt Ruth's Duster   

    Great swap! There were tons of those around here, too.
  6. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic AMT ' 68 Galaxie Foil Done!   

    Thanks again for your interest. Nothing too exciting done, but the interior is all painted, and the engine is built. All the other pieces are painted as well, so next will be polishing out the clear coat. Plus, I have to find which kit is gonna cough up the Cragar SS wheels.



  7. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic AMT ' 68 Galaxie Foil Done!   

    Thanks everyone, for your interest. Just a bit more done, here's the chassis shot with Duplicolor black primer, and a coat of clear on the dash. The kit console, upon looking closer is accurately molded as an automatic, so I just have to fill the stupid hole in the center that they stuck in in for a manual shifter. I did seperate the seats and console, so now just have to paint them their respective colors. I'm putting in a little extra effort, removing every mold line from every piece before painting. I only get one shot at building this, and it has to please me first and foremost.

    I got mine from ebay, and while I'll keep what I paid for it to myself, it was worth what I shelled out. To me, anyway. This is the hardest one to get from the ' 59 to ' 70 series, since it was never re-issued. Many a time I've had to pass on one, simply because I couldn't justify spending the $$. Fortunately, usually at least once a year I'm able to save up a little "fun money" . . . . . and this is how I have fun! And before anyone feels the need to point it out, yes I know the firewall is not supposed to be body color. I painted the firewall red on my ' 67 as well, just 'cause I think it looks nicer.

  8. smellyfatdude added a topic in On The Workbench   

    AMT ' 68 Galaxie Foil Done!
    Just started this one a couple days ago, taking advantage of those rare moments I can paint outside when the wind isn't howling. I always knew I wanted a red ' 68 in my collection, though my paint choice was undecided, almost 'til the last minute. In the end, here it is with five coats of Tamiya TS-39 mica red, and cleared with Rustoleum lacquer. I used Krylon Dual satin ivory to do the interior, with Duplicolor black primer for the dash. I'm going to add flocking, so there'll be black carpeting. I haven't painted the seats yet, 'cause the front seats are molded to the console, and I'm likely to pinch the console and shifter from another kit. From the interior view, at least, the car will be an automatic, though I intend to leave the kit's manual transmission right there. Other plans call for Cragar SS rims, with some wider tires. Before anyone pm's me asking if I want to parts with the stock hubcaps, sorry but I still need 'em for the ' 70 Galaxie I have in my stash.



     
    The rest of my Galaxies. I intend to build at least one example of all of them, from 1959 to 1970. Getting there . . . . . . !






     
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  9. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic Chrysler 300   

    Looks nice, but you could use some larger photos.
  10. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic 1965 Plymouth Belvedere 1 outdoor pics!   

    Thanks for the compliments. Here's a few shots outside. The sun even came out to say hi!






     
     
     
  11. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic 1965 Plymouth Belvedere 1 outdoor pics!   

    The engine I alluded to.


  12. smellyfatdude added a topic in Under Glass   

    1965 Plymouth Belvedere 1 outdoor pics!
    Sorry for the crappy indoor pics, but it's raining so this will do 'til the sun shines once again. All in all a nice kit, and the engine swap was a no-brainer.





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  13. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic Moebius ' 65 Belvedere, putt, putt, . . . . done!   

    If you mean the Belvedere, no. You get a 426 wedge, with the option of dual carbs
    Yes it does, and I recently found one on clearance at Michaels. But, now that I've finished the Belvedere the Satellite has been bumped down in the queue.
  14. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic Moebius ' 65 Belvedere, putt, putt, . . . . done!   

    Thanks for the feedback, here it is all finished. I'll get some outdoor shots and post a new thread, hopefully tomorrow.


  15. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic Moebius ' 65 Belvedere, putt, putt, . . . . done!   

    Thanks for your interest, and yes it's a shame about the body issues. Still, I did what I could with this one. Took awhile to get to this point, mainly because of a rather lumpy clear coat that required extra polishing. Here it is with the foil done (minus the hood lettering), windows in and joined. I left out the kit rear side windows, and cut my own out of clear sheet styrene. Other than that, box stock. Just from two different boxes, he.



    I'll say it again, that powerplant looks right at home. I'll share some finished pics in a new thread, when I get the doodads on and get it wrapped up.