Sport Suburban

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About Sport Suburban

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    MCM Ohana
  • Birthday 10/30/1973

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  • Scale I Build 1/25

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  • Location Peoria AZ
  • Full Name Raoul

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  1. Sport Suburban added a post in a topic Fireball Modelworks!   

    I went ahead and ordered the 69 Barracuda scoops along with the 69 Coronet side scoops and 1/25 General Lee wheels and tires. This is nice stuff! The 69 Barracuda scoops are way smaller and almost look too small but they fit over the Keith Marks decals and look great on the hood during a quick mock up! Thanks again!!
  2. Sport Suburban added a post in a topic Fireball Modelworks!   

    I was wondering about that. I have some of the old AFX-N-Scale cast ones and they are to big.
  3. Sport Suburban added a post in a topic Revell Muscle '69 GTO   

    Beautiful!
  4. Sport Suburban added a post in a topic 1970 Chevelle SS 454   

    You did a wonderful job on this Chevelle. I really like this kit and have built two of them so far. I bought the Baldwin Motion version but have yet to build that one.
  5. Sport Suburban added a post in a topic ´69 Yenko Camaro.   

    Very nice!
  6. Sport Suburban added a post in a topic '69 Charger Daytona Revell Pro Modeller kit   

    You did a great job on this. I love it.
     
  7. Sport Suburban added a post in a topic 70 GTO Judge convertible   

    yup, you caught me! I believe the factory stripes are also one piece decals and cut and rolled into the jams. On the model I usually put it on in one piece and let the setting solution sink it into the jamb. Some I cut and some I leave alone.
  8. Sport Suburban added a post in a topic Model car builders are cheapskates, right?   

    29,400 for the Model Factory Hiro Shelby Cobra Daytona 427 Super Coupe. Of course that is in Japanese Yen and worked out to be $245 shipped directly from MFH at that time. The dollar is still pretty strong against the Yen and when this kit first came out I could not get it for under $350. So yes I did take advantage of it and was being cheap. Currently it would be about $275 shipped.
  9. Sport Suburban added a post in a topic 57 Del Rio Custom Wagon   

    How is this? Just took it for you.

  10. Sport Suburban added a post in a topic 70 GTO Judge convertible   

    Here is the boot fitted along with the spoiler. The MPC interior tub is actually correct for a convertible and the boot fits great!


    and for comparison, my convertible conversion right next to another 70 GTO Judge that I built.

  11. Sport Suburban added a post in a topic 70 GTO Judge convertible   

    Here are a few shots of the body in the ruff with the resin windshield frame.

    This is the rear section after I flattened out the quarters. The black is permanent marker to help guide me in shaping the quarters. The body was thick enough and didn't need any putty.
     
    Here is the damaged roof and why I got the kit. It was perfect for what I had in mind.

    and for comparison the Modelhaus copies of the conv boots. Top is MPC 68 & 69 GTO, bottom is AMT 69 Chevelle.

  12. Sport Suburban added a topic in Under Glass   

    70 GTO Judge convertible
    Since I'm sharing some of my builds this 70 GTO Judge convertible is one that has been bounced around my workbench in many forms for many years. The actual build here restarted in early 2014 when I acquired an unbuilt MPC 70 GTO in a trade and it had a damaged A pillar. At that point is when it became a 70 model. Before that it was to be a 71 Judge convertible that was starting with a glue bomb 72 GTO build that I cut the roof off and was trying the kit bashing. That build started sometime in 2008. The Judge rear spoiler is from AFX-N-Scale and dates back to that time. So does the Modelhaus 69 Chevelle conv windshield frame and convertible boot. I bought a Chevelle boot but it didn't work out and later used a Modelhaus 69 GTO convertible boot. The chassis is AMT 69 Olds 442 and the engine is from the Revell 68 Firebird. I had most of the kitbashing done on the 72 and was working on converting the interior to a 71. So when the 70 kit came along I restarted the bodywork buy cutting the roof off and reshaping the rear quarters. Lots of details were added to this build that I don't normally do like, plug wires, heater hoses, brake and fuel lines, carpet flocking, seat belts, armrests, some photo etch, key in ignition, separate door handles. Well here is the finished build and I will add some posts of the construction. All questions and comments are welcome.






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  13. Sport Suburban added a post in a topic 72 Pontiac GTO bumper   

    Thanks, but no apology needed. I don't know why that kit has a smaller rear bumper but it looks great to me on the 71 and 72 kits. I don't have any other versions of the 70 GTO to check but I always wondered why that kit was different.
  14. Sport Suburban added a post in a topic 57 Del Rio Custom Wagon   

    Now I'm going to have to post some more. I have six that I have finished this year so far but these are the first two that I have shown.
  15. Sport Suburban added a post in a topic 57 Del Rio Custom Wagon   

    On this one I did use Tamiya spray cans. Most of the time I airbrush the paint. But this one was a bit of a rush job and I sat down and focused on it. The clear coat is airbrushed though.