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Albie D

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  1. In the first pic I thought it was under water..trip out man! Nice set up. Love the paint and it sits right..nice and low. Great hippy bus build.

    P.S. The group's name was Canned Heat.

  2. I've always liked this body. Can l assume the hood is molded in? l would like to do a full detail on this kit using a '60 Starliner kit. Would that be feasable? Yours turned out cool. l'd like to see it in the sun! Bart.

    Yeah , its possible. One plus is the depth of the shutlines. The hood, trunk, and doors have nice deep recesses, just begging to be cut open. I would've (yeah right) if I could find the patience. Go for it!!

  3. This project was shelved a long time. After 3 failed paint jobs, it sat in the purple depths for the seemingly last time, to be stripped and put on the shelf collecting dust and contempt. A few weeks back I got a hold of some Model Masters Flamin' Orange and a little motivation to just get the ###### thing done. The patient quest for perfection was replaced with a caffeine fueled, mad 4 hour dash and here are the results.

    The kit is the curbside Round 2 re-release of the Styleline 61 Galaxie. Its pretty much box stock with the exception of the reversed Astros and putty galore. The front and rear pans were molded along with the taillights, taillight surround, tag holder and door handles. Most of the trim was shaved along with the wipers and cowl. Paint is the forementioned MM Orange with black base-coat. Yep black . Doesnt show well in the pics, but gives off a cool brassy glow in the sunlight. No anal retentive sanding between coats. Hell, it doesnt even have clear! Left some of the chrome do dads on for effect. A hasty foil job completes the exterior

    I slammed the thing until the tires touched the fenders. That goofy sticker in the window is hiding a crack in the glass, even the window tabs were shaved down to get a few mils lower.

    Interior is brushed silver with a little detailing. Who needs gauges when your skimming the pavement...and you dont have a motor?!?

    All in all , its done and looks cool enough.

    Thanks for reading and checkin the pics!







  4. Been a while since I last posted. Long story short my last project (mid 50's East Coast 32) was wrecked right before completion. Note to self; never try to finish a model drunk, tired, and fustrated. They end up in a thousand pieces after you huck them against the wall.

    Anyway, took a break for a few and recently the itch is back. Wanted something easy so I picked up AMT's 93 Issue of the venerable 64 Impala.

    Im going for mid 60's vibe with this one. A Bellflower kustom , built right before the time the Anglo and Chicano "lowriders" made thier split. Think the Beach Boys "409", rather than "Gin and Juice". This thing low for sure, but the Cragars, shaved trim, emblems and future mild body mods bring back the mid 60's. Paint will be Watson inspired panels, but Im unsure of the colors.

    Im unsure of everything else for that matter, but so far I modded the pan and did a lot of tweaks here and there to nail the stance. Shoes

    come courtesy of Hoppin Hydros. I was hoping they would be a tad bigger to emulate the 14", 195/75/14 kustom foot wear of 45+ years ago, but they look killer none the less. And we all know that wheels and stance is EVERYTHING. More updates soon.




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