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  1. Scratchbuilt 1982 Aussie Ford Falcon

    A Perfect Model in everyway. It's called Ford Granada here, and I've been sitting dozens of times in the back seat in one of them when I was a kid. That car was shiny metallic blue with black vinyl top with a V6 engine. Your model is absolutely stunning and I concratulate you for finnishing it after so many years.
  2. 1967 Plymouth Belvedere 4 door Sedan 426 HEMI original

    Thanks again! It would be great to have some texture to those matte black valve covers, but I'm not sure how to make that happen. It surely would look even better then. Also I think (and maybe someone else too) that the antenna may be too thick, but that is much easier to fix.
  3. 1967 Plymouth Belvedere 4 door Sedan 426 HEMI original

    Thanks everybody for your kind comments. This model was a fun to build. And as Classicgas asked, the roof is made of Evergreen plastic, no other models roof was used at all. Some putty was used to smooth the desingn.
  4. I've been posting pictures of this model during building, and now it's ready to be shown here Under Glass. I have made these modifications: The Body got four doors and a new roof. Scratch built parts are the front seat, exhaust manifolds, some door handles, antenna, fuel cap, air cleaner, mud flaps, shifter, door mirrors, hood emblem, arm rests, one wind shield wiper, licence plates. The hub caps are made by a very talented and respected finnish model builder. I just painted them and added the valves. Feel free to comment. As said earlier, this model presents the only factory built HEMI 1967 Plymouth Belvedere 4 door sedan, and that one of a kind vehicle was brought to Finland when it was new. And here it still is, under maintenance. Hopefully it will some day roar again with all the 426 cid power.
  5. 1967 Plymouth Belvedere 4 door Sedan 426 HEMI original

    Thanks! Now I declare this one done and ready to go Under Glass. It was fun to build with all the extra parts that had to be made from scratch. So new pictures can now be seen Under Glass. Have a look, thanks!
  6. Ford Sierra Cosworth 4d sedan 4wd

    Thanks! Tamiya Sierra XR4i was the kit I used for this. Lots of cutting and glueing was needed. The whole body behind the doors is built from Evergreen plastic and some putty ofcourse.
  7. Ford Sierra Cosworth 4d sedan 4wd

    I took the body of a Sierra XR4i and converted it to 4 door sedan. Under the hood lies a scratch built Cosworth 16 valve engine. 4wd bits and pieces are there also. This was built many years ago, and I don't have any pictures of the chassis now. Maybe later. The windshield and the seats are original, pretty much everything else has been modified more or less. The bumbers and side skirts are scratch built, as all the lights too. And the engine and the turbo etc.
  8. 1972 Buick Riviera - Boat-tail

    What a great build of a great car. I have always thought that a Boattail Buick is one of the coolest design of American cars. I was very close to buy one 1:1 a few years ago, but then I measured the lenght of the body and realized it doesn't fit in my carage. So I bought a '70 Pontiac instead. I think those big wheels suit well in this big car and the paint job is amazing. I have one resin kit in stash, but the body is slightly warped, so I haven't picked it on the table yet.
  9. 1967 Plymouth Belvedere 4 door Sedan 426 HEMI original

    Okay some progress on this project. I got the headers done, but forgot to shoot a picture before installing them. They are made of Evergreen 2.0 mm rod. Then I twisted the same plastic rod to make the exhaust tips to be positioned beside the rear wheels. The windows are cut and placed where they belong. I hate that part of modelling, windows I mean. I would do more car model body work, if there wouldnt always be the need of window work ahead.
  10. 1970 Chevy Impala Dual Funnel

    While I'm letting the '67 HEMI Belvedere have a little rest, I took a prebuilt and later parted out '70 Impala on the table. I thought it would look good when painted shiny dark blue with lots of chrome on it. That paint got sour. I stripped it off and the new paint is wheel silver with a slight lacque on it. I wanted to give the engine a little different look, so I painted the blower and the valve covers with Tamiya clear red paint. Also some liquid chrome from Molotow was used. Still needs the radiotor, wires and hoses here and there and some parts for the chassis.
  11. 1967 Plymouth Belvedere 4 door Sedan 426 HEMI original

    Nope you haven't made any topic of '74 Malibu, or have you ? Maybe it's time to build your racer in 1:25 too? Thanks El Caballo and great info gtx6970! Those hubcaps in my Belvedere came from a true master of modelling. They are very sharp, and just right for a '67 Plymouth. I put Molotow chrome on them. But those five spoke wheels are cool too. Which to choose? Left side hubcaps, right side five spoke wheels maybe.
  12. 1967 Plymouth Belvedere 4 door Sedan 426 HEMI original

    Thanks gtx6970! W-409, in the imagination world we should race, you in that Malibu and me in my Belvedere. I might have more power, but no grip with those razor blade tires . And not to mention your experience on the track... The HEMI engine got some paint, hopefully close enough to the right colour. No chrome here, so I stripped all the chrome off of the valve covers and painted them matt black. I have no photos from the original engine of the 1:1 car I'm modelling here, so it's gonna be a wild guess, what colour theme there was on the engine. But as it was and still is an original HEMI car, the engine block must have been orange coloured. The valve covers are not glued yet, maybe I should put the one with the oil fill cap to the left/ driver side?
  13. '78 Chevrolet Malibu 4D Sedan.

    Great to see progress on this Malibu again. It's gonna look so sharp when finished. Thanks for the info regarding the FCMA forum, I noticed that new address too, but this morning though.
  14. 1967 Plymouth Belvedere 4 door Sedan 426 HEMI original

    Thanks everybody! Those red and blue wall tires look very cool. I'm gonna build this model as it was nearly new in Finland, and at that time it had some narrow white wall tires. Now the body got some paint. It needs another spraying still and some clear lacque too. The HEMI engine is still in the box. Anyone know, what was the colour of the engine block in 1967? Orange?
  15. 1967 Plymouth Belvedere 4 door Sedan 426 HEMI original

    Thanks D-T71 and W409. There was some things I didnt know about the history of The Car and her original owner. I couldn't find a decent bench seat so I scratch built one using Evergreen sheats. After painting it will look good enough. The body of the car is close to get the first primer sprayed on. W409, do you have trouble too with FCMA forum or is it just me? It claims about some internal server error?