Unplugging this one - I thought this would be easier since the movie's had something of a revival lately: Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass with Mike Redway - Casino Royale https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Io-jchlnvJM
Time to pull the plug. The Contours - Baby Hit and Run This was an alternate take with Billy Gordon on lead; more hot and hard-edged than the released version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER00_iMFj4g
The grille could come from an original promo; they were cast metal in a unit with the front bumper but looked accurate. You could make a mold and cast it in resin. R&R also made a transkit with the dash and taillights; good luck finding one!
Got back from the DuPage show a while ago; sold off a batch of model airplanes and picked up a complete Lindberg '64 Plymouth chassis, three sets of tires (including a set from the IMC Little Red Wagon/Mustang), Monogram '59 Caddy wheelcovers for my '60 Fleetwood, and this nice Crown Premiums '37 Studebaker pickup in State Farm markings (a dealer had several that had small flaws in the silver paint on the hood, so they were only $10 a pop!). The '37 Stude dealer album came from my dad; he got it about forty years ago when his company was getting rid of old stuff.
Update: I worked a deal with Nova-ss for him to get the original issue '62 with the raised top; I wanted to take some close-up photos of the interior in case anyone wants to try to correct the interior in a USA Oldies reissue. Here you go:
To be precise, the seat backs have 9 vertical pleats in each panel (tapering at the top to more like 7); the rear seat bottom has 23 pleats and the front seat base has 11 on either side of the folded-down armrest. Also note the ashtray in the back of the driver's seat. (The steering wheel is installed upside down and may be correct for a Dodge, but not a Plymouth, at least per the dealer brochure - an error by Jo-Han?) Some reissues of the '62 Plymouth have a '63 Plymouth dash; you can see here what needs to be corrected. Just wish I had the time and talent to do a resin repop of this interior... Hope this helps!
Very impressive, Cosmo - looks like it could be on the set of CHIPs, about to do a rollover from a hidden ramp while disco music blares! I like your license plates too; with correct fonts and registration stickers. How are you making them?
Hmm. I have one from the AMT '62 Ford pickup, but it's single axle and I'm saving that to build a Kenskill travel trailer. Maybe if I started with the double wheel setup from the Fireball 500 trailer, and a lot of Evergreen square tube... Anyone know the overall length of these two boats?