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    Rico Radenz

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  1. Haven´t changed my mind on the car but on the kit I´ll use as a base so count me in with my try to create a ´77 Chevy Nova 4 door Pro Touring. Body and most other parts will come from the MPC ´79 Nova Street Machine. Some parts like the bumpers will come from the ´76 AMT... I also will 3d print a new grille and some original style rims with a larger diameter to get the Pro Touring look. Here´s is the base... (a testprint of the new grille can be seen on pic 3 already 😇) Happy modeling to everybody who participates and a special thanks to Anthony and Mike to make this CBR possible again. Rico
  2. I know about this one. Seems to be as nice as the Crown Victoria I have already from him but at the moment I don´t have the bucks to buy it. I have the chance to get a 1979 MPC kit from a friend so I will try to do the same conversion Dwayne did for the resin kit. Selfmade man...😁
  3. Got my project for the next run in the mail today. AMT Street Machines ´76 Chevy Nova Plan is to convert it into a ´77 4door (because of my year of birth). Maybe as a Pro Touring as well because of the street machine parts. Interior should become mostly stock eventually with modern seats.
  4. Great work on the Supra, Anton! I think it´s as fast as you built it!😁 Bill and Anthony: Thank you for the positive feedback.
  5. #25. camaro69 - Monte Carlo Nascar disguised as a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. Here´s my entry. It was the second time I started to participate the CBR and the 1st time I finished. The title doesn´t say everything. I used the Revell Chevrolet Impala Police Car body on top of the AMT Western Auto Monte Carlo Nascar chassis. Paint is BMW Hockenheim silver. What I´ve done... Bodywork / exterior: closed the holes for the light bar, changed the front bumper using a lot of different evergreen stripes and acrylic modeling paste followed by a lot of sanding, cutted out the hood and trunk lid (did the water rails in the trunk out of evergreen), closed the triangle windows behind the back doors and splitted the back door windows using different evergreen and modeling paste again, added air takeouts to the rear bumper, cutted out the back door windows, reworked the b-pillar on the kits glass part, added a rear wing from Revell´s 2005 Ford Mustang GT500 and windshield wipers from the 1999 Mustang Cobra, used self designed 3d-printed wheels with Aoshima tires and Fujimi disc brakes, added side windows in different positions out of blister plastic, added decals from the Nascar and some selfmade too (f.e. the license plates and my avatar logo), weathered the chassis. Engine / fuelsystem / suspension: wired the distributor and the MSD-Ignition boxes, added a selfmade ignition coil, plumbed the oil system in the engine bay and the fuel system in the trunk using Top Studio fittings and braided line (secured the oil plumbing to the roll cage parts using 0,28mm wire) added a selfdesigned and selfprinted oil tank, made the rear supension work with real springs and selfmade shock absorbers, made new front wheel carriers, selfmade a stock exhaust system, added an Optima battery selfmade out of evergreen and wired it too. Interior: changed the roll cage to make it mostly unseen from the side (added some evergreen rounds to complete it and evergreen pipes as pads), casted front seats and steering wheel from the Jada Toys Camaro concept and mounted the seats on to selfmade railings, selfmade shifter and parking brake lever, selfmade navigation with the "Finish Line (Portofino Inn)" on the screen 😁, fitted the interior tub to the Nascar chassis. I think that´s it. There are some minor issues or maybe things I can do better next time but for the first finished model after many many years I´m pleased with how it turned out. Still a little bit dirty but I like it. Hope you´ll like it too. Rico
  6. Hi Michael, I let them print by order so if you want some of them please let me know the dimensions you need and I will prepare them. Rico
  7. Anton and Anthony: Thanks for the kind words. I´m really happy how the Impala turned out after the lot of difficulties. The hardest part was to assemble the chassis to the body. @Mattilacken: Nice progress on the Supra. Model on. I like to see this finished.
  8. Hey Anton, nice color on the Supra!!! And here´s my Impala - I call it finished now. First of all some pics of the things that were left to do... Parking brake... Navigation... (used the kits mounting hole for the laptop in the dash) Rear view mirror... street legal exhaust system (front parts out of styrene, the rest is 3d printed on my Anycubic)... Oil piping... Fuel lines and license plate... And now a little overview... Hope you´ll like it, Rico
  9. Hey guys, first of all nice progress here. @disconovaman Your Ford looks killer. Like a real sleeper... 😉 @Mattilacken Wish you get your Supra done till deadline... Here´s my next update from the work of the last two days. Worked on finishing the interior with the self casted seats and steering wheel 3d printed shift lever housing, the knob is made out of a needle with a white plastic head. The Impala also became a working rear suspension... VID_20211025_105914.mp4 brakes... and windshield wipers. The inner panels were disassembled and the dashboard rised again to get the engine in place. Once the engine sits in place all can be reassembled again. That´s it for today. Still a lot more to do. Model on, Rico
  10. Hey Mike, I know that I have the ´69 GTX body. It was just for taking the dimensions. If I really consider to do it as a ´68 I would change the marker lights. I asked at the Model Building Questions section and received the feedback that the model body dimensions are the same so the rearpanel I modeled should fit the ´68 kits too. I already had a request for these so it´s on the list.
  11. No, I did a new trunklid with taillght housings, lower valance, taillight parts and rear bumper. http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/128888-68-gtx-grille/?do=findComment&comment=2472642
  12. Thanks Snake for the info. I asked because I have finished the ´68 GTX rearend after more than three years and wanted to know if it would fit both the kit bodies.
  13. Thank you all but I think my question was wrong. I meant if the model kit bodies had the same dimensions...😇
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