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  1. AMT Lil' Hot Dogger Showrod

    MY wife got me this for Christmas (good wife!!): Make a little start on it this week - tidying up some parts for primer, and so on. Started with the engine, as is tradition: Modified the intakes a tiny bit to make room for a resin distributor mount from RMCoM: Assembled the chassis (which wasn't a huge job seeing as this step is only two pieces ) And re-made the floor part because the kit one had some HUGE ejector pin marks in it...it was easier just to cut another one out of some styrene sheet: Anyone built one of these? Anything to watch out for? More soon!
  2. I picked up the 71 Duster kit mainly for the small block engine for a 70 Charger project and decided to put a 440 in it. Well, I could not leave well enough alone and decided to get another Duster and build it as the six pack 340 car. This is the 340 car. I have the L60x15 inch tires on the rear and kit supplied F60x14s on the front. The 440 six pack car has the same tire combo but not sure about the wheels yet. I used the rear axle and springs from a 68 charger kit, mainly because one of the 71 Duster kits had some badly molded rear springs. Also I decided that the 440 six pack would shred the stock rear axle in real life. Here is the 340 (I'm going to call it a 318) sitting in the 70 Charger. This will be the "500" version with the tail light panel from the 70 F&F charger and the A/C unit from the Duster. Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed.
  3. Beechcraft G17S Staggerwing

    Just finished building AMT's 1/48 scale model of my all time favorite airplane. The Beechcraft G17S Staggerwing. I like the way it turned out. I hope you do too.
  4. Hey, everyone!, I recently had an old friend move here from Santa Cruz, California. We use to build together over a decade ago, and now he wants to start it up again! I asked him which car he wanted to build, and he chose AMT's 1970 Baldwin Motion Camaro, so that's what we're doing. I mostly build exotics, but I do have a TON of muscle car kits, this however, will be my very first GM build.....i'm pretty stoked!! The 1970 Camaro is my favorite year for that car, in fact, 1970 was the BEST year for muscle cars from ALL the manufacturers! If you are familiar with how I build, this will come as no surprise....its almost imposable for me to NOT change things. This is no exception, lol. He will build his in a more traditional Hot rod way, which I will also post here as we go. Heres a riddle for mine; what do you get when mix the following cars, and styles together?...
  5. I never noticed it mentioned on the instruction sheets of certain AMT kits, but there it is, on at least five early AMT kits: Was it realistically possible to assemble each of these kits without any glue, and not have some of the parts fall off? AMT might have been using the term "assemble" lightly, similar to what some of us would do in a test fitting stage, and the 1932 Ford Roadster does appear to have rather large locating pin holes in the of the cowl for the windshield frame: Maybe the tolerances were just that tight from the get-go?
  6. This AMT "Old Style" Chevy was Odds & Ends French Country Yellow with an Odds & Ends white top. Body was then clear coated and Bare Metal foil applied. I used the kit decals for inside the spear. Interior is painted a custom mixed shade of yellow with white seat inserts. Engine, wheels and tires are from the AMT 55 Chevy pickup kit. The driveshaft is an aluminum tube while the kit supplied the U-joints glued in the ends. I used a piece of wire and bent it to achieve the lowered nose and I couldn't resist putting in some Photo-Etched speaker covers. All in all a very fun build. One of the first models I completed after getting back into modeling in 1995. Thanks for looking!
  7. AMT '64 Fairlane wire wheels/knockoffs

    Does anyone have a set of these 13" wire wheels/knockoffs that came in the AMT '64 Fairlane? I spotted a set on eBay but missed them: Trade or ? Thanks!
  8. Started way back in 2002, it is painted with some Testors' enamel green metallic that I don't remember the name of, but like the color. I was never happy with the black stripes but you know, it's either get rid of it or complete it, so I'm going to complete it. 440 six pack from the kit. I had to trim the inside of the air cleaner to fit and also trim off some of the transmission where it fits in the crossmember to get it all to fit properly. I've waited so long to get this built, the windshield frame has bowed. I am hoping I can straighten this out when I put the front glass in. Thanks for looking, comments welcomed.
  9. Munsters Koach

    Hi, I am looking for a Munsters Koach, does NOT have to be original, I just want to build one. Everything I've found is outrageously expensive; if anyone has one or knows anyone who does please let me know. I would list a price range but don't want to insult anyone who has a pre-determined value in their mind. Thanks!
  10. Round2 Feb. 2019 video

    And away we go: Note the Ridge Runner has no mention of "Ford" or "Pinto", like the House on the Hill has no mention of "Psycho". (Mother's not gonna like that... )
  11. I spotted this in the new truck kits thread and zoomed in; take a close look: Sorry if this has been mentioned before. There certainly could be some interesting decal possibilities for new issues.
  12. Un-Boxing AMT Garage Diorama Kit #2 Tip Top Shop Part #AMTPP9016M/12 Once the box was opened it was apparent that this kit was going to be of typical modern offering with all components poly bagged including the decals. The first tree I pulled out I will describe as the “Soft Drink Machine”. Molding is nice and simple. Included on the tree are six oil cans and what I believe is to be a card board box for the cans. The molding is best described as heavy and in-elegant on the oil cans. The same can be said for the box which in my opinion could have been better served by providing a paper cut out that would have been much more to scale. Next was the “Jack Stand Tree” that included 4 nice stands that could be assembled at any height. Also provided on the tree were a convincing floor jack and engine stand. Simple but convincing. Rolling along I dug out the “Air Compressor Tree”. Nicely molded and includes a killer representation of a siphon fee spray gun. The “Oil Drum Tree” incorporated a drain pan, fire extinguisher, gas can and pay phone, all period correct for the 1960 early 1970’s time frame. The “Work Bench Tree” included a bench vice that could have the jaws adjusted, giving potential for extra drama on the work bench! The “Figure Tree” was the molding that I was looking most forward to examining closely, as there is a lack of dual scale figures (1/24. 1/25) for the diorama builder to choose from. Sadly, the figures details are molded rather soft, at least by the standards of the modern 1/35 scale figures. Fortunately MAIM, makes a selection of, 1/24 scale heads that can be substituted. Decals round out the offering, with two bizarre image prints. A pegboard hole image that would have been better served by eliminating the image entirely and molding holes into the peg board, similar to the depressions molded into disk brake rotors. The second looks like sanded primer spots. I would have preferred different oil can brands rather than some thing I could easily and convincingly brush paint onto the model.
  13. AMT 70 Monte Carlo

    Finally finished after starting in in June of 1998.
  14. Amt 36 Ford?

    I have a few of the AMT 36 Ford coupe & roadster kits. One is from a 1961 3in1 kit & is molded in gray. The others I have I got off Ebay & one was gray while another was black. Anyone know when they were molded in black?
  15. AMT Chevelles

    I really like the color of this one, Tamiya Pearl green, but I don't like how the frame fits into the body. I think this one will be regulated to the get rid of pile once Revell releases their 69 Chevelle kit (it's coming, I'm sure of it). In the meantime, you can see what frustrates me about these AMT 69 kits. The wheels don't look the same on either side of the model. Playing around here a bit, will that Revell frame fit the AMT 69 Chevelle convertible body? I think the answer is yes :-) Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed.
  16. AMT 70 Chevelle

    Started back in 1995 or so. I painted it with some auto touch up GM green. I like the color combo but just ran out of steam wile dealing with the angle of the steering column. I think I should get back to this before I do a full detail build of the Revell 70 snapper! I had mags on it and have decided to go with the factory SS wheels, which need to be detail painted for them to look their best. I put the deals on then shot a clear over them. I don't like how they raised themselves along the hood scoop. I have some cracking of the decals going on in the rear as well. That ridge is smooth to the touch so I thought I had fixed it. Too late to go back now as I have no clue as to what this paint color is now. Thanks for looking.
  17. I don't know where else to post this one, but eventually the dozer will will be chained to a lowboy and towed around by a Mack DM600, plus this forum seems to be the location of others talking about this kit. I wanted to go with a very used dozer. The thought behind this was that the guy would have bought a yellow Cat a while back and painted to to match the color of the company truck and trailer. The dozer was a fun build and I hopefully did not spend too much time weathering it. This was my first time rusting and such to a model. Glamour Shots... The engine... Closeups... Working Shots...
  18. AMT "OLD Pro" 1971 Nova

    From careful web searching I have deduced that AMTs "Old Pro" Nova is a 71 model. I cracked this kit open the other day and was thinking of getting the Revell 69 Nova for it's frame, engine, and interior, and then I thought, "Why?" Let's just put this one together! The drivers side "C" pillar has a weird bulge to it that I managed to sand out a bit, although it is still there. The frame and interior fit into the body loosely, so I'll have to make sure I have them well glued in. Tires are an aftermarket set of white line Goodyears from Modelhaus. A close up of the wheels shows where I painted the aluminum and black vents. After looking as some pictures of the wheels in real life I discovered that AMT made them with too much depth and slant from the outer edge to the center cap. I matched this engine up with one from the Revell 57 kits and I can definitely tell you that the engine block is way too long. It is supposed to be a 350 which is the same outside size as all the other "first generation" (265, 283, 327, 302, 307, 350) small blocks but AMT decided to do this one differently :-) Later on I'll shoot some comparison pictures to show you the difference, as you can see in the picture, the distance between the rear of the intake and the beginning of the transmission is how much longer this engine is. Perhaps an 8th of an inch maybe, which translates into a little over 3 inches difference in a 1:1 scale. I have not put a ruler to it to confirm the gap so it may even be larger! Obviously, this will not be a super detail build, just straight out of the box (with a tire change), some flocking, and paint. Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed!
  19. AMT 1959 El Caminos

    First up, started back in 2003 or so, painted in short cuts "Iris," I'm trying out the red window glass from the new release in it. What do you think? Next, remember when this was a new release? Well, that is when I started this one! I lowered the rear suspension by trimming the mounting tabs and then cutting a hole in the floor above the rear axle so the pumpkin could set lower. It is still not as low as the front but it will work for me. Tires are from the new issue 55 Cameo while it's sporting a set of AMT 64 Chevrolet SS hubcaps. It's truly a period piece because I am using the 63 Mercury grill in it as well. Last, but not least, the "retro rod" build. Engine is from the Revell 57 150 kit with the standard shift. Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed.
  20. First of all, I would like to say hello again to everybody here! It's been a long while since I've worked on any models. Now that the re-introduction's out of the way, I have a question: what kind of engine is in the AMT '79 Ford Firestone pickup? I have the Model King variant that was released about a decade ago, so I'm under the presumption that it has the same engine.
  21. Pontiac Grand Slam

    US Cars AMT 1: 2565 Pontiac Grand Slam in lowrider style Hi Guys ! After some time and 2 hospital visits followed by rehab for 2 new knee joints, I'll meet again to introduce something new. It is the AMT kit P65 `Pontiac Grand Slam. I have tried something new in the model. The paint in a nail polish that was diluted by me so far that you could inject it. Another effect varnish. Over it then several layers of clear coat. The roof was first painted with clear coat, then applied to the still wet clearcoat a carrier film with the Rainbowflitter. After about 10 minutes, I pulled off the film again, there were already some parts of the clear coat dry and it was this zebra effect. I then blackened the empty sections with a brush and sealed them with clear lacquer. I look forward to your comments. Greetings from Jan
  22. Here are a few newly announced 2019 kits from AMT and MPC: AMT 1139 -- 1/25 Ford C-600 Hostess Delivery Truck AMT 1140 -- 1/25 GMC Astro Semi Tractor Cab (fingers crossed the turbine engine insert has been found) MPC 882 -- Godzilla Army Jeep MPC 901 -- 1978 Dodge D-100 Custom Pickup Truck
  23. Here are a few car kits announced for a 2019 release: AMT 1138 -- 1/25 1969 Chevy Chevelle Hardtop AMT PP21 -- 1/25 Custom Caps & Wheels Parts Pack (4 each) MPC 906 -- 1/25 Ridge Runner (Pinto) Modified Race Car MPC 911 -- 1/25 1969 Pontiac Firebird Convertible Polar Lights 960 -- 1/24 Coca-Cola VW Beetle (Snap) Polar Lights 965 -- 1/25 Classic 1966 Batmobile (Snap) AMT 1151 -- 1/25 Dyno Don Nicholson's Mercury Cyclone Eliminator II Funny Car
  24. 1907 Thomas Flyer Tulip Touring

    Many years ago I had a notion of building a Thomas Flyer Touring. I used the AMT kit along with fenders from a MPC Darracq, back seat from a Model T and a whole variety of other model parts from my parts box. In response to a question in Dominick's recent Stutz Bearcat post I thought I'd share this. Having it to do over I'd probably adapt the Stutz fenders to this model and I would do the seats differently. That being said, this was a good reflection of my skillset at the time. Hope you like it.
  25. A heads up, if any of you have picked up the "Gear Hustler" 65 El Camino with the intention of using the deep dish chrome reverse wheels with the L60x15 kit supplied tires, be aware. The rims fall off the tires and the backing plates that come in the kit are too wide to work. I found that a set of backing plates from the AMT 57 Belair works nicely to keep the wheels in place. They will have to be glued to the wheels though. You will need to glue the wheel onto the axle as well since they tend to fall off.