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mr moto

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  1. But it's REALLY GOOD for stripping chrome (aluminized) parts!
  2. Wow! Very, very stylish build. That couldn't be any prettier.
  3. That's beautiful! You've done complete justice to a real favorite of mine.
  4. Make a few of these with some JB Weld and you will never have to touch the straw!
  5. Yes, I did add the tuck and roll. It doesn't show on the box but I could tell that it was there!
  6. AMT first issued its '32 Ford roadster kit in 1959 as the very entry in the Trophy Series. I not sure I've ever seen anything that says "1950's hot rod" as much as the "Street Rod" box art car from that original 1959 kit. Just had to build it! Those of you that really know your Trophy Series history will be able to see that my build is not based on the 1959 kit. I used a 1960 version of the kit and it was surprising how much had been changed just one year after it came out. Still, it wasn't very difficult to make a few changes and get the 1959 look. I thought the hardest part would be coming up with a set of 1959 decals that were good enough to use but Ebay answered the call and a couple of coats of Duplicolor clear held them together very nicely. I also used the radiator and front axle from the '32 Vicky kit to get the right stance and look of the box art. Paint is Duplicolor Bahama Blue with a MM Ultra Gloss clear coat. Here is the box art followed by the build. Hope you enjoy!
  7. What we've got here is the love child of AMT's old customizing boat kit and a Jimmy Flintstone 1951 Studebaker with a little inspiration from industrial designer Richard Arbib's work. Hope you enjoy.
  8. Wow! That's a real beauty. Your builds are always outstanding but this is a real eye catcher.
  9. This thread seems to keep coming back to life! Thanks to everyone for all the great comments. Here are a few more photos from the construction phase.
  10. This is fascinating. Your detail work is excellent!
  11. I love the way you think! Very creative and fun to look at.
  12. IIRC, the velocity stacks came from the 'three carb setup for the Lincoln engine in the '25 T kit. They are definitely a standard item from some AMT kit that I had handy. Thanks for all the comments and compliments, everybody!
  13. This is based on the venerable AMT 1925 Model T chopped top coupe. The boat tail was created from a spare 1936 Ford hood and the chassis has been stretched to make room for the straight 8 from MPC's 1932 Chrysler.
  14. The flooding in Baton Rouge, LA and surrounding areas has forced us (Baton Rouge Scale Modelers) to cancel Cajun Model Fest 31 that was scheduled for Sept. 3. There was just no other option! We hope to have a new date soon but as of right now we don't know when that will be. No club members were injured and everyone still has their homes but nothing is normal in Baton Rouge right now.
  15. Truly excellent work and a very unusual subject. I was an admirer of the styling of these cars back in the day but when you see one in person it is hard to believe just how large they were! Big and beautiful.
  16. Thanks, everybody! I'm glad you're enjoying it but the fact is that I was trumped on all counts by the vehicle that inspired this build. Check out the Studebaker Astral: Here's the secret recipe that I used (please erase your computer memory after viewing this or else the Men in Black will have to do it for you.) That's the Monogram Mythos kit, R&R Resin 1957 De Soto, Revell "Experimental Turbine" kit and assorted sporks. None of the above, except the sporks, are anything to brag about and are best used for unintended purposes. It went together about like it looks. The engine was assembled with a lot of improvisation and a few bits and pieces from the Mythos' Ferrari mill. The instrument pod is one of those TV's from the old Johan kits. Steering wheel is 1960 Dodge. Here are few random photos from the build to illustrate. Again, thanks to everybody for the kind comments. I'm glad you all like it because I sure had fun!
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  18. Very impressive! That was obviously a challenging decal project and you did a great job.
  19. This is a great project. I actually saw some of the new Pan Am in 2013 and it was a great experience. I'll be looking forward to your finished model.
  20. Great looking! That's showing some style.
  21. I'm a huge fan of Studebaker Hawks - all years. A few years ago I started a '56 Golden Hawk but got frustrated and set it aside. Maybe it will re-emerge (kinda like Godzilla!) in the near future but a kit of any Hawk would be welcome to me. I tried to order the Missing Link '59 Silver Hawk back in December but it was out-of-production due to molds needing maintenance. They were supposed to e-mail me if it became available again but I haven't heard anything. Anyway, I don't think Round 2 will create the new tooling needed to turn the '53 into a Golden Hawk. It's just not what they do. But every time Studebakers are mentioned on the forum there seems to be more interest. I have a funny feeling that it might be reaching the kind of critical mass that gets Moebius paying attention.
  22. I had no idea that kit could be built so well! Great job!
  23. That's a great build of an unusual classic. You said that you saw it at Auburn so I assume you mean the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, Indiana. I've been there myself and it's the most mind-blowing collection of automobiles and historic memerobilia that I can imagine. Every car enthusiast should see it.
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