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  1. 1965 Pontiac Gran Prix custom

    Growing up in the late 50's and 60's, I loved all the Pontiac road and muscle cars, seriously, who wouldn't? They had the look and the performance that all of us guys were looking for. I always thought the 1965 Bonneville 2 door coupe was the most beautiful of all of the big land yachts. The Grand Prix was just a little shorter but still had much of the same style as it's big brother. The one thing about the design that I was never comfortable with was the roof line, I just didn't, and still don't care for the squarish look of it on a very smoothly sculpted car. Well, I can't do anything about the real car, but one in plastic I can modify easily. When I saw the re-pop of the old AMT kit, I knew I had to get it, to go along with my Bonneville kit. As you know, the AMT re-pop kit comes with a custom nose and tail if you are so inclined to install. I am inclined and install both, just for a change of pace.... but I also did something about the roof line that I don't care for . I sculpted a block of sign foam and vacuum formed a roof that resembles the Bonneville rook, but also has a small chop to it and I laid back the a pillars a little to accommodate the small chop of about 4 inches in real life and give the windshield a little more rake to it. . The car will be lowered down and sport some larger wheels than what we had back in 1965. Custom paint and a mildly done interior, and bam, done.
  2. Moebius 56 Chrysler 300B

    Built for another forums 50's group build. Painted Duplicolor Ford Cayman Green with Krylon clear. All chrome stripped stripped and used silver sharpie on everything but bumpers and interior trim. Speaking of bumpers, the front was modified to remove the guards and both painted Krylon Metallic Silver. Smoothed headlights and left the kit buckets off to give them that frenched in look. Wheels are Pegasus Vanquish with the spokes painted with silver sharpie.
  3. Revell 59 Eldorado

    Finished this kit in surprisingly quick time. Started with, Done up as a mild custom. No door handles, nor mirrors, and most of the trim left body color. Also used some Pegasus Wheels, but really didn't need to change ride height at all. Used engine from Revell's HHR, which was a struggle to get to fit under the hood. Painted Duplicolor Toyota Desert Sand Mica And Vintage Red Pearl followed by several coats of Future. more to come...
  4. 61 Impala Sport Roof

    1961 Chevrolet Impala Sport Roof (Bubble Top)
  5. I have finally finished this Oldsmobile that I started in the summer of 2013. I wanted to build a clean Mild Custom with minor body modifications, which is the style I like the best in 1:1 scale as well. Shaving unneccessary chrome parts such as hood ornament and Oldsmobile logos etc was really easy, because they were all molded separately and there were no locator holes on the body parts. So I just left them off. I also left vent windows from front away, because it made this car look a lot smoother in my opinion. It's painted with Maston spray paints and clear coat is also from Maston. Then I polished the body. Engine is the Oldsmobile Rocket that comes with the kit, but I swapped a new intake manifold for two carburetors on it. Carbs and air cleaners are from my parts box. Otherwise the engine is pretty much stock except for the details that are built using either aftermarket products or scratchbuilt stuff - or both. Interior is pretty much stock, except for color choices on dashboard and upholstery. I flocked interior floor and used kit's decals on the dashboard and steering wheel. Chrome trim on door panels is BMF. Chassis was lowered from rear by shortening rear springs and grinding a little material away from rear frame. On front, I cut the spindles in three pieces and glued them back together moving the mounting point for tires a bit upwards for a lowered stance. Tires and wheels are from Revell kit. Exhaust pipes are made from styrene rod, mufflers are modified kit parts and exhaust tips are plastic tubing. It was a fun build and this kit is an excellent one. This one turned out just like I planned originally and I'm pretty happy with it, even though there are mistakes too. WIP-Thread can be found Here. And last here's one shot together with my '61 Oldsmobile Mild Custom that I finished a year ago.
  6. 49 Ford

    G' Day Folks, Finally off the bench this one, built as part of another forums CB AMT kit, gone for the mild custom look, using Tamiya TS-89 Pearl Blue over a Testors Sterling Silver base coat. No clear coat, just polished using Tamiya finishing compounds. Shaved the door handles, trunk hinges off and cut the pillars off to give it a hardtop look. A basic interior in order to match and highlight the overall look. The engine is a flathead with small blower resin kit from 'The Parts Box'. Wheels are Pegasus Cheers and thanks for looking Ray
  7. 50 Olds

    Hi all, got round to finishing this one up. Thanks for looking Regards Andy
  8. Revell 50 Olds

    Hi all, Made a start on this one - usual story for me - lowered with whitewalls !. The interior's Tamiya Neutral & Sky grey. The bodies been cleaned up by removing the front fender (and boy did I take a few attempts to get the crease in the front of the fender) and rocker panel trims together with the rear light unit, slightly modified rear fender trim and removal of the door handles. A couple of pics of the body sprayed up in Coral Blue from Zero is plus 1k clear - the body needs polishing out. Thanks for looking Regards Andy
  9. Revell 57 Ford

    Hi all, I have to admit that this particular year isn't one of my favourites (would've much prefered a 55 Mercury Montclair) but as it's a kit that I've not built before I though I'd give it a go. It's just going to be a mild custom with lowered suspension & whitewalls.The first thing that I realised was that the front inner fenders were stopping the wheel sitting higher in the wheelwell so I've reworked them with plastic card. I haven't done much to the body except remove the hood ornament,trunk enmblem and door handles. A couple of pics of the body before polishing - the color is Ford Phoenix/Vista orange from Zero paints plus their 1k clear. Thanks for looking - sorry for poor indoor pics Cheers Andy
  10. I think this was a re-issue of a 1959 kit and it sure showed its age. I've never seen so much flash or so many sink-holes. Every panel needed filling, all four tyres had huge craters in the sidewalls. I must admit, this was a real challenge to complete. I had to use clamps and epoxy to get the chassis onto the floorpan and do a lot of brutal trimming to get the interior to fit. I used acetate for the windows, the rear being slightly tinted. i hand painted the whitewalls and scratchbuilt the alternator and oil filler tube. I nearly gave up and it made me question my ability as a model-builder, but here it is....... Done!! thanks for looking
  11. Jo-Han 63 Olds Starfire

    Hi all, Just OOB except for removal of emblems etc and a lowering job ( i love metal axle kits !). Colour is HOK Brandywine & wheels are Pegasus Sovereigns. Thanks for looking Andy
  12. Jo-Han 62 Studebaker lark

    Hi all, picked this one up on E-Bay (from Poland !). Just went for a mild custom look - only body mods were removal of door handles, emblems etc and a lowering job. Colours are HOK Violette & Zero Ford Diamond White. Wheels are Pegasus Sovereigns. As ever, thanks for looking Andy
  13. '59 Ford Fairlane Convertible

    Hi fellas! This is my new project ,AMT '59 Ford Galaxie Convertible. It's pretty good shape and it have all parts except rear bumper (broken), wheels & tires and boot cover. It's going to be Mild Custom because previous was sanded side trims away. Not much more to tell so here's some pics of starting point. Now it's on paint stripping and after that i can see how the body looks like and how much work it needs. Stay Tuned.
  14. I made a hasty choice the other day, and deleted my own post. I have made an attempt to set things right and will start a new post for this build. I have the final body color done and I'm very happy with it at this point. I'll post more as time allows. I welcome your comments or questions about this build, thanks guys. James