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About Sportabout

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  • Scale I Build 1:25

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  • Location Vantaa
  • Full Name Kari Tapanainen

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  1. Sportabout added a post in a topic Plymouth Savoy 4D 1964   

    Some progress has happened since last year.
    I built new door frames with styrene stripes.

    Body is painted and clearcoated with semimatt future (future+Tamiya X21). Paint was Chrysler Nassau blue '64 (Motip 54900). Windshield and rear window are made with clear PVC sheet (0,2 mm thin).

    Engine will be slant six.

    Chassis is nearly ready too but pictures later.
  2. Sportabout added a post in a topic 65 Belvedere 4Dr by Missing Link   

    I can't wait my kit coming.
    Kevin you have nice profile photo. Do you own one?
  3. Sportabout added a post in a topic Plymouth Savoy 4D 1964   

    Some interior work done. Front seat is modified Belvedere rear seat and door panels are from Belvedere kit but right panel went to left and vice versa. Savoy style panels created to flat side. (bad English, sorry)

  4. Sportabout added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Plymouth Savoy 4D 1964
    I wanted to build Belvedere 4d-door sedan but Fintstone 2d sedan body was too thick casting and needs lots of sanding. Solution was combine 2d ht body with 2d sedan roof.

    After some sawing I had needed parts.

    And after some glue and putty. Unnecessary moldings was sanded away.

    Gluing cracked somehow and I had to remove roof.

    When rear door panel lines was done  roof was mounted again. Test fitting with interior and engine comparment.

    Engine will be Commando 426 because no slant six was left.

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  5. Sportabout added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    R&R Plymouth wagon '65
    This kit should be Plymouth Belvedere wagon 1965 but interior looks quite strange. Any idea is it Plymouth at all. Dashboard may be from Dodge Coronet and chassis from different brand. To build correct model I need parts from Moebius Belvedere.

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  6. Sportabout added a post in a topic Moebius Belvedere   

    UK ebay seller has 4 door Belvedere kit. Is this true?
  7. Sportabout added a post in a topic Bill Kraft Rambler   

    Nice that you started this project. Front suspension looks great.
  8. Sportabout added a post in a topic Rambler Snow Plow   

    Thank you guys. This one was fun to build.
  9. Sportabout added a post in a topic Rambler Snow Plow   

    This was a total surprise to me

  10. Sportabout added a post in a topic Pro Street Matador   

    Here is other engine to compare their sizes and it is is from Jo-Han SC/Rambler kit but I think both are 1/25 scale. Gibson drag race engines needs huge engine compartment like chevelle or charger have.

  11. Sportabout added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    Pro Street Matador
    I decided to continue my old project I started five years ago. It is combination of AMT '75 Matador and Revell '55 chevy pro sportsman and Ross Gibson Roadhammer Hemi.

    Frame and interior needs some fitting...

    ...but it is can be done.

    Engine parts

    Paint scheme is Matador BWR

    Early test fitting before repainting.

    Next front suspension and steering.
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  12. Sportabout added a post in a topic '60 Chev Apache   

    Cool truck. I really like the  color. How did you paint it?
  13. Sportabout added a post in a topic Rambler Snow Plow   

    More pictures of this trar can be found: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/111975-rambler-snow-plow/
  14. Sportabout added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    Rambler Snow Plow
    This tribute trar is ready for service.
    A real world car can be found here: http://bangshift.com/general-news/roadside-find-a-1962-rambler-snow-plow-trar/

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  15. Sportabout added a post in a topic Rambler Snow Plow   

    Small uppdate but I think we're finally on the home stretch with this project. Rest parts are waiting their turn.