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  1. Im starting to build the Graffiti cars as well. Ive been trying to find the Revell American Graffiti figures that came in some of the 1/64 cars & 1/24 Diecast. But wow they fetch a lot of money now. Well above what I would pay for a figure. I had really hoped that someone may resin cast them but never have. Ive been looking for these figures on & off for 10 years or so. The search continues.
  2. Thanks for the kind comments guys. Much appreciated, it was a fun build. Ill share a few other cars soon. I have a lot more Forward Look Mopars to build but those will be all mostly stock. Theres another Kustom Mopar I am planning on building but its before the Forward Look era. Ed Sloans 1953 Plymouth. Its such a killer car! Yes I agree, the 57 Plymouth is a great starting point for a custom. Its a shame that you don't see many Forward Look Mopars in the 1:1 world & if they are, rarely they are tastefully built like Watsons 57. Thanks! Yes I would love to do one of Watsons seaweed flames but a paint job like that is way out of my league. This 57 was a good intro to paint that is more than just a standard 2 tone paint job. Tom & Sledsel, The Modelhaus kit came with body, hood, grille, bumpers, tail lights & cowl panel. The rest of the car is from the AMT 1958 Plymouth kit. The hood was already a seperate part on the Modelhaus kit just like the AMT 58 Plymouth. Actually the Modelhaus body is based from the AMT 58 Plymouth kit & the bodies are identical other than the side trim which Modelhaus changed & backdated to 57. The Modelhaus 57 Plymouth wagon kit is based of Johan but I would expect the AMT 58 Plymouth kits parts would work well.
  3. Done, Just posted another in Under Glass! Thanks
  4. Hi all, Just thought I would share another car I finished a while ago. This was a stalled project I started in 2017 & finished a few months ago. A 1957 Plymouth inspired by Larry Watson's Plymouth. For those that don't know Larry Watson, he was a custom painter back in the day who had his own unique style. From what I understand this car was painted in 1958. Im a fan of Larry's work, also a fan of Forward Look mopars so this was a no brainer. Usually I prefer Forward Look Mopars to be plain stock like the day they rolled off the production line. But Ive always really loved this car as I feel the Kustom paint on this really helps accentuate the body lines & moldings of the 57 Plymouth. It was my first time painting a car with this type of paint work so I was a little nervous but Im happy with the results. The body is Modelhaus Resin kit bashed with AMT 1958 Plymouth. Wheel caps are Modelhaus, spotlights & side pipes are RMCM resin. Driver figure is by Scale Equipment Ltd. The Yellow is Testors Model master Phoeician Yellow sprayed straight from the can & the green is Citrus Yellow Metallic, even though the color is green not yellow. Unless In color blind. I also still need to add the windshield wipers, my AMT 58 kit only had 1 windshield wiper so Im waiting to get another kit. Also need to add the license plates, our printer stopped working. Thanks for looking, Greg
  5. Yes, I agree. Modelhaus was the holy grail for Forward Look Mopars. It’s slim pickings for any Forward Look Mopars in aftermarket now. I have all the Modelhaus kits you posted minus the 62 Chrysler plus some others. 😀
  6. How does the Lacquer thinner not affect the paint around the script? Some of the script is very small.
  7. Great job on the 56. Looks excellent! I feel your pain. I’ve also built the 56 Dodge by Modelhaus. I had paint issues to & it fought me all the way. I even found the chrome foiling difficult on that one due for some reason. Awesome work.
  8. Thanks for the replies guys, I really appreciate it. Mr Obsessive - Yeah the Modelhaus kits go for crazy money now. I had been buying from Modelhaus for years & I’m lucky to have bought most of the Mopars I wanted when they first released them. So just 1 or 2 here & there. So didn’t notice the cost to much. Espo - Yes you would be right. I thought a drivers side mirror was standard. You don’t see to many Mopars from that era with no mirrors. Rob Hall - Thanks Rob! Yes I have the 57 & 58 Dodge Hardtops to build to. I’m usually not much into sedans but the 57 sedan totally does it for me. 😀
  9. Hi all, Thought I would start sharing a few of my finished cars. Im little nervous about sharing as I wasn't sure what reaction everyone would have with my cars. This one was a stalled project started in 2017 & worked on it on & off. A 1957 Dodge D-501 2 Door Sedan. The 1:1 of these are super rare with only around 4 known to exist today. From what I understand around 50 of these were built. These D501's where street beasts, all out race car from the factory in 1957. Using leftover 354 Dual Quad Hemis from the 1956 Chrysler Nascars that were banned for 57, Dodge truck spindles & wheels & Chrysler rear end. Oh Yeah! Ive looked over all the photos I could find of these on the internet, which I found photos of 3 of the cars & none of these had side mirrors which I thought was a bit strange? This is a resin Modelhaus kit. Painted in Tamiya Pure Red & Tamiya Pure White, with Tamiya clear over the top. I build both static models & slot cars but in all honesty you cant tell the difference until you turn them upside down. This one is a slot car, basically built kurbside with a slot car chassis underneath & full unmodified interior. Just need to fit the guide back on as I take them off for photos. I look at this more of a model than a slot car so posting in this category. Also I still need to attach License plates. Thanks for looking & if you enjoy this car I have a lot more similar cars finish Im happy to share
  10. Thanks for the replies guys. All great info. I havn't decided how detailed I want this to be yet. I definitely want swinging doors at the back & the rear wheels cutout on the box as a bare minimum. I may do it curbside yet with no motor, depends how easily I can source a motor. Thanks for your help. I will post some progress when I start this project.
  11. Hi guys, Firstly I know nothing about trucks but Im wanting to build a Hauler that Richard Petty used in 1970 to haul his super birds. Ive picked up a Dodge LS1000 cab from AITM resin for the cab. Im wondering which kit I would be best off using for the rest of the truck, chassis, box etc. Am I best off using the AMT C-600 city delivery kit or the AMT Ford Louisville short hauler kit? Upon researching the forum, people have stated the box is the same on both kits & the chassis are different lengths? Is that correct? Here is some photos below of what Im wanting to build. Any help as to which kit will be closest to the wheelbase for the Dodge cab? Thanks in advance.
  12. I hoping to find someone who makes a white strobe stripe for something I want to build. Only a black stripe is in the kit.
  13. Hi guys, I Wondering if anyone is casting side mirrors & antennas for Forward Look Mopars, (late 50s to early 60s Mopars). I know they are in the AMT 58 Plymouth kit but don’t want to buy the whole kit for a few small parts. Any help would be great. Thanks.
  14. WANTED - Revell 1932 Ford Rat Roaster 85-4995 kit. Let me know if you have one you would be willing to part with & how much? Many thanks!
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