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  1. You definitely captured that period style, excellent work!
  2. Here's a turntable of the model to go with the previous photos:
  3. Beautiful work here, one of the best surf wagon's I've seen!
  4. Thanks, the box art definitely doesn't do this beautiful car justice!
  5. Beautiful job, especially the addition of the Fairlane roof, well done!
  6. Great job I love these kind of vehicles!
  7. Thanks! It's this kit from AMT
  8. Hi All, here's another Ford I just finished up, my second of 2020. Started in January I wanted to go for a very mild custom look, and a unique exterior/interior combination. This Starliner body style is one of Ford's most beautiful design's, and already looks so custom in my eyes it didn't need any alterations, just a great color to make it pop. Living in Munich Germany just down the road from BMW's headquarters I see a fair amount of M3's wearing a crazy color called Austin Yellow, I figured its the perfect color for a 60's car. I didn't want to do the usual white tuck and roll interior, so I ended up finding inspiration in the Lamborghini Muira. Yellow Muira's came with a blue leather interior, or at least it was an option, so I thought that was a nice period reference for my blue Interior. Exterior paint is Zero Paint's BMW Austin Yellow w/ 2k Clear, and interior is Tamiya Blue X-4. I didn't like the steering wheel the kit came with so I swapped it for a '72 Chevy Truck wheel. Wheel and tire combo are actually from a 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS, I thought that fit the mild custom theme for the car. I don't show the engine here because I didn't use the engine from this kit, I just threw in a V8 I had around saving this kits engine for something else down the road. This was another fun build, but the biggest hurdle to get over was the sheer amount of chrome trim that needed to be covered in BMF. Not to mention the mistake of leaving some masking tape for 2 months on the rear chrome panel, which peeled all of the chrome off. I stripped the rear panel and re-did it using Alclad Chrome. I hope you all enjoy the photos, cheers!
  9. Hi all, I recently finished up my first car model for 2020, the gorgeous Talladega. I started this model September 2019, and aimed to finally do something more or less box stock. This is a Monogram kit, everything was nicely molded and detailed, with the only flaw being the body was quite warped. I'm glad it doesn't show in the final photos, as it did cause some trouble in the final assembly. The only modifications to the model itself was the stance, I lowered the front suspension to give it a bit of wedge, as I've found with most muscle car models the front end's tend to sit a bit high. Talladega's are normally identified by their unique paint job's, one of 3 colors, red white or blue, and a blacked out hood. While searching for reference images I found a picture of a gold Torino and I thought that color just suited this body style perfectly. I painted the body using Zero Paints Gold & 2k clear, and used Tamiya's Semi-Gloss black on both the interior and exterior rear panel. The engine was also done using Zero Paints Ford/GM Engine blue, and all of the window trim done using BMF. This was a fun build, and one of my most box stock models ever built, I hope you enjoy the photos, cheers!
  10. Great color on that, well done!
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