If anyone would like to snag another one of these interiors while I still have some left; or has not been able to spare the funds I would be willing to do some horse trading for any of the kits listed below. I know that a few of the kits are worth more than the 'average' kit; so I would be willing to work something out in that event. I thought this way I might be able to help some of you out; and we can both make out.
AMT ’69 Chevelle SS (early issues 2212, 6567, 6202, or older) AMT ’62 Impala convertible AMT ’69 Hurst Olds AMT ’70 Corvette (kit #6218) AMT ’70 Super bee (stock version…….#6117 or latest box art issue) AMT ’68 Road Runner (kit #6515) AMT ’70 Chevelle (kit #8940 or older) AMT ’72 Chevelle (older the better) AMT ’67 Mustang fastback (stock issue) AMT ’68 Shelby GT500 Mustang (#6541) AMT ’65 Mustang fastback AMT ’66 Nova AMT ’62 Impala Bel Air (#8716) AMT ’67 Fairlane (not the new tooled ’66 427 or GTA)
Thanks Mike! One thing I just noticed the other day is that there is a slight fitment issue with the mounting tabs on the front seat for the '57 Chevy interior. My molds are getting older; and the plug for the front seat in both molds must be flexing just enough to allow the width between the mounting tabs to become a hair shorter. I think I may have found a remedy for that. Basically, the front seat won't drop right into the mounting holes in the kit supplied floor pan now. So, you will either need to open up the slots in the floor pan a hair on each side; sand the mounting tabs down (on the inside surface), or remove them from the bottom of the seat all together. Other than that, I cannot see any other issues with the front seat. I just thought I would let you guys know what I discovered so you didn't think I goofed up some how! LOL!
I cast these rear 15" Americans; which I thought looked the same as the ones you are after; but they might not be exact.....hard to tell from the tiny photo you posted. These are the rears in the AMT '63 Corvette kit; and have the 'bead' around the edge of the rim. They do not come plated; and I removed the axle post in order to make an open pour mold of them rather than a 2-part mold to keep the cost down. Shoot me a PM if you are interested in them. The ones pictured below were the originals before I used them to make the mold.
The one thing I like about pinning the door handles and window cranks is that it makes it easier to paint them. I can brush a coat of Testors gloss black on them and let them sit overnight before brushing two coats of Alclad on them. Any more than that and they lose the chrome look.
I just thought I would show you guys (who have purchased interiors from me) how I attach the door handles and window cranks to the door panels. The photos here show a personal build ('40 Ford coupe) that I have slowly been working on for years; but the method would be the same. I also thinned out the door handles and window cranks to make them look more accurate; and stand off of the door panels.
Thanks for the kind words guys! At this point I have around 5 or 6 of each interior left in stock; and I do not think that the molds will hold out for too much longer. They are decent right now; but I wanted to give anyone who might still be on the fence a heads up in case they wait too long. I will probably cast a few more up and see where things stand. I made the molds back in 2014 so I can't complain.
Due to the lack of interest in the custom tuck'n roll interiors I have been offering I have decided not to waste my time mastering any more unless it is for a specific project. I will not be remolding either of these after the molds are used up. I am willing to drop the price down to $20.00 (each)... (plus shipping) on BOTH interiors if you get your order in soon. Both interiors come with door handles, window cranks, and arm rests. Thanks! Ed '57 Ford (Revell) interior Modeled after this interior: Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Comparison between the stock (kit) interior and my tuck'n roll interior Hosted on Fotki '57 Chevy interior: Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki
Come on Mike..........if Shep felt he had nothing to prove he would not have piped up here to begin with. If he is indeed selling a Fairmont body that was mastered by someone else neither Scott nor I would really care..........it's a free market in that respect. I mastered a stock roof '33 Willys coupe years ago; and there were one or two mastered by other resin casters prior to me coming out with mine; and one after mine. This just gives modelers more choice on accuracy and cost. What hurts business for each of us is when our work is copied. You obviously do not know Scott or I as well as I thought you did.........we would be nothing but impartial here. For someone who has nothing to worry about Shep sure has ducked and weaved here instead of addressing it head on and proving he did nothing shady. Even if the body he is offering turned out to be a direct copy that 'his resin caster' stole without his knowledge you'd think he would want to cut ties with a person like that after finding this out...........but, hey, that's just me! LOL!
How is this for food for thought..............want to clear this whole mess up? Why didn't Shep offer to post up a handful of CLEAR photos of the body he is making available? Since Scott and I are the most familiar with the body he mastered (and I cast) I am sure one of us would quickly point out if it was indeed different......and neither one of us would have anything to prove by saying it was a direct copy if it wasn't. Scott's work stands on it's own.......as does mine I suppose. I surely would not lay claim to work that did not come from my own hands. I don't know Shep; but anyone thinking they were the accused would surely want to clear his name........especially on a forum such as this; which gets enough 'flow' to possibly hurt his business and credibility.............and prove their innocence.
A lot of resin casters will either repop a vintage kit/body/ or part that is out of production (such as a lot of Modehaus' lineup of restoration parts); or they will mold/cast something they modified to make a specific year or body style available........like turning the '63 Galaxie 500XL hardtop into a '63 Galaxie 4 door sedan for example. There are others who completely scratch build something from raw materials...........like Evergreen sheet stock and body filler to make something that was never before available in kit form.......like Scott did here! There was nothing even close to using as a starting point so Scott spent many hours (years I believe) scratch building this Fairmont kit to make it available to the public and to recoup some of his hard earned money and time back so that he might possibly be able to offer something else after this.
You really can't get any closer than the AMT '36 Ford 5 window coupe. I've got a few photos of the 1:1; and without stopping to really look at each photo I just thought it was a chopped '35 or '36 Ford coupe body! LOL!