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Chuck Most

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About Chuck Most

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  • Birthday 04/08/1982

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  • Scale I Build 1:25

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  • Location Central Michigan Wilderness
  • Full Name It's up there, over my avatar.

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  1. Chuck Most added a post in a topic Calling all MOPAR guys! I've got some eye candy for you! Chryslers at Carlisle!   

    Not a Mopar guy per se, but I figured I'd have a look. Glad I did. When did they start letting AMC products into Mopar meets? I mean, I might go to a few if I knew I was going to see... things like this.... *creepy moaning*...

    And that 4-door Barracuda prototype/one-off/thingie... I have a Revell '70 Hemi 'Cuda kit laying around and I've been wondering what to do with it.  
  2. Chuck Most added a post in a topic Bantam Bodies: Slingster vs Jawbreaker   

    I'd go with the Slingster body. Somewhere around here I have one I started reworking for use as a hot rod body. I filled in the wheel cutouts and the hole in the roof, bought plastic strip to recreate some of the beltline detail, and stopped right about there. 
  3. Chuck Most added a topic in Under Glass   

    2014 Hyundai Azera
    Pretty much just a box-stock buildup of the Academy kit, though I did fill in the licence plate recesses it make it more closely resemble a US-market version. I left the Korean market "waterfall" style grille just the way it is. I figure if Japanese car guys can get JDM parts for their cars, why couldn't a US Hyundai owner get a "KDM" grille for his Azera. The ZR1 plate is there just to mess with people's heads.  I also deepened the door lines. This kit's one major flaw are the "barely there" panel lines. Other than a few required touchups needed on the window pillars (don't you just love digital photography?) I'm pretty happy with how it came out. In hindsight I wish I'd used the optional glass sky roof to show off more of the interior. 

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  4. Chuck Most added a post in a topic F 150 Race Truck   

    I think he bears an uncanny resemblance to James Doohan.  
  5. Chuck Most added a post in a topic 1974 Dodge Bighorn - Working on the body   

    Very cool! I have a Big Al about half finished around here somewhere. I think that'll be what, the third one ever done in scale?  I was thinking of putting it in a Bighorn but now I might need to formulate a Plan B.
  6. Chuck Most added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    1939 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery
    Since I've been on a roll finishing long-stalled projects lately, I decided to ride the crest for as long as I possibly can. 
    This is a mild street rod built by a guy who's fond of both Art Deco Chevrolets, and early Datsun Z cars. Kit is the weird old Monogram kit (Hey, let's have an opening rear door even though there are NO INTERIOR SIDE PANELS), with the Nissan L24 straight six from the Fujimi Nostalgic Racing parts pack. The wheels and front plate came from the Revell Datsun 720 4x4, and the tires are oldies from Satco. 

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  7. Chuck Most added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    1977 Ford Courier
    I started this ages ago for a mini-truck CBP here on this very forum. Got it paint ready... then it sat for a bit. And by a bit, I mean a couple of years. Finally got it finished yesterday, though I might foil the backup lights into the taillights at some point. They're painted completely red because I'm a doofus and left the tops chrome, not realizing I painted them upside down until I was ready to attach them to the bed...
    Anyway... AMT kit, lowered, wheels from the Revell '50 Ford F1, Toyo Proxes tires from one of the Revell Tuner series kits, and it's been re-Mazdafied with a 13B turbo rotary from an RX-7, which is also where the hood scoop came from. 

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  8. Chuck Most added a post in a topic AMT 57 Ford   

    I seem to remember being told it was 1962 or 63.
  9. Chuck Most added a topic in Under Glass   

    Austin Mini Rat Rod
    Started this thing about 150 years ago, but finally got it done this weekend. Amazing what you can accomplish on a project when you stop letting it do little more than sit around in a box, right? 
    Normally, I resist using Small Block Chevy engines, but I figured in this case the rest of the car made up for any lack of imagination using such a generic engine would normally carry with it. That, and I had an old Accu-Pro B&M supercharger for a 1:24 Chevy V8, and I had to use it on something, right? 
    The Tamiya body sits on a partial NASCAR T-Bird chassis, and much of the interior was made from plastic sheet. The car is meant to be laid out on air suspension, and I added a pressure gauge and switches for that on the console. '37 Ford artillery wheels are used, with the hubcaps from an Austin FX4 taxi kit. The front bumper is from a Fujimi Rover Mini, which includes an earlier style set of bumpers and grille on the chrome sprue. 
    Other than the plug wires touching on the scratchbuilt headers (which were a last-minute addition) I'm about as pleased as I possibly could be about the finished product. There's no room to route the wires under the headers (which I think is how it was done on stock Chevy V8's?), so maybe I'll just use some comically long plug boots. 

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  10. Chuck Most added a topic in Under Glass   

    Citroen 2CV Surf Rat
    This is the Revell of Germany kit, done up as a rat rod. I retained the factory engine and front-drive setup, but added a turbo charger and intercooler. The car is chopped, channeled, and severely distressed, and the interior uses a suitcase and cooler from a Johan '59 Rambler, along with a skateboard and roller blades casually tossed behind the seat. Those came from a Fujimi accessories set. The surf boards came from the Rambler as well. 

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  11. Chuck Most added a post in a topic Unusual wheel painting , old school ?   

    It's done on demolition derby cars as well- in that case it's for safety reasons. If a car flips over or or gets wedged in with another car, the first responders can easily tell if a wheel is still spinning. 
  12. Chuck Most added a post in a topic 1988 Mazda RX-7 Cabriolet   

    Not yet, but it's going into a car that was originally intended to be rotary powered. That's all I've got for now.
  13. Chuck Most added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    1955 Daihatsu CM10T
    Just a box-stock buildup of the Arii 1:32 scale "Owner's Club" kit. 

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  14. Chuck Most added a post in a topic 1966 Suburban...   

  15. Chuck Most added a topic in Under Glass   

    1988 Mazda RX-7 Cabriolet
    I actually finished this months ago, but I don't think I ever put up any pics of it. I bought the kit for the 13B rotary engine for another project. I decided to build the remainder of the kit as a curbside. I used wheels and tires from a third-gen RX-7 and added some larger tailpipes from an Aohsima hop-up set, but aside from that it's box stock. Well, aside from that and the lack of drivetrain detail, I guess.

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