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Mattblack

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  1. That is one sharp cat. I've got the kit in my stash but I doubt I could do it justice. I'm toying with idea of weathering it to '1970s' condition and doing a diorama of it parked outside a Soho nightclub...
  2. Very nice, I have had a couple of the Airfix versions, one 'back in the day' that got hot rodded and this one more recently...
  3. I can only echo what others have said, beautiful!
  4. Thanks for the nice comments. The interior is Humbrol No. 131 satin green, I think it's called mid-green. I wanted to do the body in a light metallic green but couldn't find a rattle can I really liked.
  5. Haven't posted on here in a while... this seems like it has been on the bench forever but I'm calling it done. Decided to be a bit different and not go for the Starsky & Hutch paint job (there is actually no reference to S & H on the box). Colour is Ford Highland green. Turned out OK-ish, paint could be be better but at least its done. Some of the pictures were taken with the work light and make the paint look lighter than it is.
  6. This seems to have been on the bench for ever... built from the gasser/custom kit as a mild kustom shop truck. I built it as a kerbside model as I wanted to lower it and also the kit only has the 409 and that didn't fit with the style (in my head it's running a hotted up six, dripping with chrome...). I pancaked the hood, shaved the handles and emblems and added a frenched aerial, fender skirts and custom rear lights. The wheels are from the Monogram '53 Bel Air. The paint is Rover Nordic blue as I had a rattle can on the shelf from when I owned a 1:1 car that colour.
  7. The only model I've built so far this year... converted from the Heller 1/43 scale kit. Not meant to be factory pick up but something farmer Pierre made from a rear ended car.
  8. This is the Round 2 models re-issue of the AMT 'Vantom' kit, and it shows it's age, with sketchy instructions, no part numbering on the sprues and hit and miss parts location. It's my one and only build of 2018, and I actually started it on Christmas day 2017... but sometimes I don't touch a kit for a month at a stretch, and I rarely spend more than half an hour at a time on building. I added the roof spoiler and hood scoop from the spares box, cut the sides to fit the portholes from the inside and carpeted the floor with craft felt. Colours are Ford Tibetan Gold and Roman Bronze, and it's my first time using the Molotow pen for the chrome.
  9. It's the old Airfix 1932 Chrysler Imperial built as a rat rod, the engine is the stock straight eight with home made carbs and header.
  10. Very cool and different project! I have a 'thing' for stationary engines, was that set up a factory produced thing, a kit or home brewed?
  11. It's about 4 3/4" long overall. According to the decals it's an Empi Imp, but the packaging just calls it a 'VW Buggy'. I'm not sure about the engine... Corvair maybe?
  12. This simple snap-together kit caught my eye in a model shop when I was on holiday in the summer. Built out of the box apart from felt 'carpet'. The paint is Plasti-Kote metalflake, the base is made from a piece of vinyl floor tile covered with builder's sand.
  13. Very cool! I love stuff like that, cars chopped into pickups, mobile workshops, wreckers... give me a 'working' vehicle over a low slung sports car any day.
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