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  1. My first encounter with Paul Fisher’s model kits has been 30 years ago: I built 2 Ferrari 312 P Spiders in commission for a modeling shop in Vienna – the only thing left are some color prints (scanned 1 hour ago) and good memories of this excellent kit : easy to build, but looked great when finished (these were my very first resin kits) The kit was supposed to represent the 1969 Brands Hatch car (Chris Amon/Pedro Rodriguez) which took 4th place behind 3 Porsche 908 after several problems in the race. During the weekend, the car got spoilers and tabs applied in order to overcome aerodynamic problems. Enzo is said to have not been amused by this at all: it destroyed the clean look of the original version. As I had a free choice in building these two, I went for Brands Hatch (had to find all the necessary decals, because back then only #60 was included) and built the other as the earlier Monza car, driven by Chris Amon/Mario Andretti with # 1. Though this DNF, it shows off the beautiful uncluttered lines of the car, devoid of any fins and tabs, apart from a small lip on the rear deck (like a “Gurney flap”) It is very sad that Paul lost everything in the great fire and we will never see these again (at least I have some unbuilt Fisher racecars left in my own stash). On to the pictures (my Hasegawa 1988 Jaguar in the back is only for demonstrating almost 20 years of race car evolution): Some shots during building: a quick mock-up of the bare resin and of the primered cars before being spraypainted (auto-laquers from the can) - the background book photo shows Mario at Monza. Below, the Monza car ready for decaling and before final assembly. At last, both together. Comments, as always, welcome !
  2. Recent "Original Art" series reissue of AMT 1/25th scale kit. Modifications as followed: Custom "Aero" front and rear bumper parts that came with Monza were used. GTO style hoot tach bump from unknown source. Most of LT1 motor from AMT '94 Camaro manifold; oil pan and water pump/pulley pieces came from AMT Monza V8 Custom headers (may have been the ones for the 350 turbo setup) from a MPC 82 Knight Rider Firebird Custom side exhaust made from scrap plastic sprue and muffler+tip from unknown subject Ricardo like seats and shiftier from MPC '70 Super Bee Pro Street Kit came with 3 dashboards, one was a newly tooled piece with better details that was used. Little did I know it was such a poor fitting piece that it required trimming to get in the grooves in the door panels. It worked out, but still Round 2 double check these things! Wheels are custom ones from a Revell '50 Ford F-150, painted Rustoluem Metallics Pure Gold. Front suspension was lowered as it sat too high, rear was left as-is. Yet again, front tires are from a Revell Acura RSX, and the wider rears come from what could be an AMT Fast and Furious Veilside Toyota Supra. Brakes are from a Revell 4th Gen Camaro Interior paint is Krylon Rose Gold Metallic; exterior paint is Rustoluem Color Shift Galaxy Blue cleared with Pledge. Group photo with recently finished AeroVette It's own thread here:
  3. Convert your IKEA or similar shelf to display your 1:64, 1:25, 1:24, 1:18 scale diecast and plastic models cars / bikes for super CHEAP!! I have a yt video on how I built it, not sure if I'm allowed to post that. Thanks all!
  4. I really do have a thing for curbside models. I'm waiting to tackle a couple of clearance issues with the Chevelle, so thought I'd play with this thing, for a while. Obviously, it's a promo--I ain't afraid to modify them! I've accrued a few of them, over the years, because I've always loved the styling of this car since GM introduced it (I love Vegas, too!)--too bad the underpinnings weren't better. That said, I've also been hankering to build something road-racing inspired. I like the looks of the early Trans Am series cars. Unfortunately, by the time the Monza was introduced, "IMSA" flares were en-vogue, and I'm not nuts about those. So, I decided to build this as a street car with early T/A influences. I've removed the rear seat and covered that area. I'll probably replace the floor, as well. I've begun work on a basic rollbar assembly. It'll get a pair of racing seats, and a cleaned-up dash. I'm going with these Minilite wheels (I found them on Ebay, last year. They're very nice!). Tires are from the AMT parts packs. I will put disc brakes at all four corners--one thing I enjoy when I build curbside models is adding as much detail as I can, while still keeping it curbside (don't turn it over; it'll retain the promo chassis!) You can see the aluminum chin spoiler, and, I'll add a simple spoiler to the rear, as well. Not much done, so far, but here's a first look! Comments and questions welcome!
  5. The link here is the Build thread of this one.. now to show you the finished build!! Hope you like, comments welcome! I added the sticker on the side to support my daughter who has Kabuki Syndrome!
  6. My wife used to have a '77 Chevy Monza so I got one of the Monza re-releases the other day. It doesn't have the 4 cyl engine, but the rest of the kit looks decent enough to build like hers was. Does anyone know where I can get one or does someone have good pictures of all four sides so I can? A lengthy google search was unsuccessful, I only found a good picture of the passenger side. If this is in the wrong forum, please move it mods.
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