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  1. Alan, you mentioned several countries, where modellers are exited when following your ambitious build. You can now add atleast one modeller from Finland, as I today spotted your build and read it through instantly. So fantastic job so far. I also like to make quite big conversions with my kits, so it's fun to see your work. Keep it on!
  2. Thanks everybody. The summer is too hot to get much modelling done, but still I got the power barn painted like it was in the real car back in the days. Red and blue, quite different style.
  3. I got the rear end sorted out, and I laid a new coat of red paint. Also the axles were easy to assemble, so my Nova is now stanging on all fours.
  4. Thanks Kit, it's Under Glass already. Just keep scrolling the list downwards.
  5. Hi Alan, those chrome blisters are made of Evergeen plastic by exacto knife and filing. And thanks everybody, Aulis is one highly talented car builder and it's fun to copy his cars into smaller scale.
  6. Well I will take a few steps back on this wagon. I haven't notice that the rear bumper should be located much lower. Also I have to make the back lights longer than before. The area behind the rear wheels should go straight and not upwards. I have stripped the red paint off and continue from there.
  7. Yes that's the one, well spotted. In that picture Nova may have been painted light blue, but later it became bright red after major overhaul.
  8. Thanks everybody, today I sprayed the primer on it to find all the little spots that need attention.
  9. Yep. More modifications done. I went through my tire/wheel stock and those are usable.
  10. Tervehdys. This time I'm building a replica of streetlegal drag car from the late '80ies / early '90ies in Finland, built and driven by Aulis Hämeenkorpi. I started with the common AMT Pro Street '66 Nova kit 1:25. At first I checked if there was any dimension difference between the STW and other body styles... same. Then off goes the roof. I made the A-posts a bit longer, as the roof might sit higher on the STW. The curiosity in this particular vehicle is that it was a 2 door (3 if tail gate counts). Originally it was a 4 (5) door STW though.
  11. Thanks everybody, I got this Aulis's Rod ready to Under Glass.
  12. Today I got finished this '32 Rod replica of the real car, that was built in Finland by Aulis Hämeenkorpi, (www.Auliz.fi) Chevy engine 409 cid, Muncie 21 trans. and Quick Change rear with 9" Ford axles. I chopped the roof and tilted the A-posts slightly backwards. I made a new fire wall, valve covers, air cleaner, axle supporters, towing gear, exhaust pipes and many other scratch made parts. I also opened the grill by scribing the strings apart from each other. Thanks for watching, feel free to comment.
  13. Getting closer to finish this Rod. I got the head lights fixed and plug wires are there too. I made a new air filter kit to match the valve covers. I also opened the grill by scratching every narrow string apart from each other. It can be seen through now.
  14. I spray painted the body, but it didn't work as planned. Terrible result, waited it to get dry and sandpapered it down. I mixed light Revell paint with white to get even more light gray. Then brush painted the body, not perfect but much better than the first spray coat. The body parts are just put on the frame, nothing is in place yet.
  15. Thanks Wayne, glad to hear. I'm still working on my '32 replica. I got the wheels assembled, then made a new air filter setup and some new support rods for the front axle. I also put new front shock absorbers, the were up side down in the kit, old style I guess.
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