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Southern Fried

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About Southern Fried

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  • Scale I Build 1/25

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  • Location Alabama
  • Full Name Phillip Thornton

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  1. Southern Fried added a post in a topic AMT 1949 Ford Gasser *PICS*   

    Love it. I've built this kit several times. Always FUN!
  2. Southern Fried added a post in a topic '51 Anglia Gasser - Ragin' Cajun Style   

    Looks "right" to me. Built about 5 of these kits...Love 'em.
  3. Southern Fried added a post in a topic 64 dodge 330 gasser   

    Looks right...
  4. Southern Fried added a post in a topic '25 Ford Altered   

    I like it!!!
  5. Southern Fried added a post in a topic '65 Nova Pro Touring -updated 5/27   

    Nice job...
  6. Southern Fried added a post in a topic Barn Find Stang   

    Looks about right...
  7. Southern Fried added a post in a topic '67 Impala SS "Baldwin Motion"   

    Yeah, that was my thinking. $$$$ = "Whatever BM you wanted".
  8. Southern Fried added a post in a topic '67 Impala SS "Baldwin Motion"   

    Thank You.
  9. Southern Fried added a post in a topic '67 Impala SS "Baldwin Motion"   

    Polish the paint. If that works, then BMF the chrome. Ad the 427 decals on the fender emblems. And lots more.
    Get a "stance" on the rear . Man! I may quit...again, on this one.
  10. Southern Fried added a topic in On The Workbench   

    '67 Impala SS "Baldwin Motion"
    Yeah, I know, Baldwin Motion never did a '67 Impala.
    However, as a kid in the late '60's - early '70's I was captured by the Baldwin Motion ads in my Dads Hot Rod Magazines. Then, in 1974 I purchased  my Uncles '67 SS. It was a small block, Powerglide version.  First thing I did was to it was headers and a set of used Torque Thrust with Uniroyal Tiger Paws. When AMT came out with this new tooled kit in 1997 I was blown away. The box art car was EXACTLY the same as my SS. Same color. Same interior. LESS the 427 and hood. I went out and bought 4. Thus started the longest build in modeling history!
    I mocked up the 427, with a slightly "used" look, and a parts box intake and Holley in 1998. The hood was built in 2000. Then, other things got in the way. Several moves for my job, where the Impala became lost  in the packing. Then I started building 1/48 aircraft and selling them on Ebay, and eventually building solely for clients.
    Found the Impala again in 2005 .Did the suspension. Then back into a coma it went. Found it AGAIN several years ago and "rattle canned" the paint. Then in 2016  I built the interior, and gathered up parts to finish it the way I dreamed a Baldwin Motion would have looked. Wheels from the Revell '62 Corvette gasser. Tri carbs from and old 'vette kit, and the EXCELLENT  M.T .tires from Joseph Osborns "Fireball Modelworks".
    I am slowly working toward FINISHING this thing. If the paint doesn't polish out I have another body.  I won't cop out on the painting this time. I'll airbrush. Haven't figured out the graphics yet. And, there will be NO cheesy side pipes. 
    Critique welcome.
     






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  11. Southern Fried added a post in a topic 50 Austin Gasser chop   

    Nice work . This should be interesting...
  12. Southern Fried added a post in a topic 67 (Gasser Style Street Freaky Nongasser Show Car) 'Vette   

    Wow! 
    This one went "South" quick...
    Think I'll hold off on posting my "NASCAR" AMC Pacer pics...LOL!!!
  13. Southern Fried added a post in a topic '70 Boss Mustang "Yard-Sale" Revival   

    You had me...'till the Dodge drop in...
  14. Southern Fried added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    AMT 70 1/2 Camaro versions?
    OK. Just picked up the AMT Baldwin Motion Camaro. Having had the "Old" Z-28 version. years ago, I knew this one was a new tooling. I got it for the "parts" to do another kit...tires, wheels, engine, etc.
    Upon opening it, I was pleasantly surprised. This one runs circles around the "old" kit. 
    Question is...is the AMT 70 1/2 Z-28 that was last released ( Lime Green actual car box art ) the "old' molding, or, the current Baldwin Motion tool???
    Thanks in advance.
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  15. Southern Fried added a post in a topic Building a '70 Chevrolet El Camino?   

    Hey, that doesn't look to bad at all. Your work, of course.