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what the... added a topic in On The WorkbenchOldschool AMT '49 MercHey everyone, brand spankin' newbie here.
This is my first swing at models since I was a kid, and I thought I'd try and customize a few things. It also meant I had to buy two kits, because I was pretty sure I'd screw something up.
I'm not sure what I'm going for with this, but my first thought is to lean a little towards a ratrod looking thing.
Chopped the top, and shaved off a bunch of the support pillars. Not sure if there's an established way to do this? It was a total PITA, but maybe I'm just an impatient little twit. Still working with the Testors putty on the rear corners, it keeps cracking. Lowering the top seemed to move the whole roof forward. Is there a simpler way to do this? Here are some side-by-sides with the stock body. After I'd gone through a first round of putty and sanding, I threw a cost of silver paint on because I wanted to see if I could get a bare metal look. It's okay, but the paint didn't adhere to the plastic the same way that it did to the putty.
Here's the chassis with the engine in. Tried to do a little engine detail here and there, but my hands shake. Must be all the booze!
Here's the interior, with a few touches I added. To go along with my all-go theme, I dropped the passenger bucket, shaved the mounting point for it off the floor, and added a roll cage which I fashioned from some left over parts of the tree that the peices came on. I kinda like it.
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