[[Template core/front/global/utilitiesMenu does not exist. This theme may be out of date. Run the support tool in the AdminCP to restore the default theme.]]
Jim_Kampmann

Bill Jenkins' Black Arrow 1965 Belvedere

Recommended Posts

Here's my latest, Bill Jenkins' Black Arrow 1965 Plymouth Belvedere. Moebius kit, Slixx decals. 

Thanks for looking!

Jim Kampmann

IMG_3495.jpg

IMG_3522.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very nice! I just picked up my first sedan kit and can't wait to start on it! So many possible cars to replicate!

Trying in vain to read your list of "Many modifications". Could you please tell us what you added or modified?

One other thing.......What paint and colors did you use for the interior?

Again, awesome job!

WF

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks everyone for the feedback, I appreciate it! Here's everything I can think of:

 

  • Testors Classic White Lacquer (polished)
  • Bare Metal Foil 
  • Moebius ’65 Plymouth Belvedere kit except:
  • Wheels – Fronts are Revell T-Bolt, rear are AMT ’56 Ford
  • Tires are AMT Double Dragster (front and rear)
  • Slixx and Fred Cady decals
  • Resin A100 bucket seats and scratch built seat supports (specific to Chrysler A990 race cars)
  • Model Car Garage seat belt buckles
  • Evergreen scratch built roll cage
  • Steering column mounted tach (Johan ’64 Dodge)
  • Column automatic shifter (AMT ’71 Charger)
  • 8 ¾ rear axle – Revell ’69 Dart
  • Filled battery recess on inner fender (didn’t exist on A990 cars – battery was in the trunk)
  • 426 Hemi Heads, valve covers, breathers, intake and aluminum air cleaners – Johan ’64 Dodge
  • Carbs – modified AMT ’60 Ford
  • Fuel pump – Revell ’70 Hemi Cuda
  • Headers – Revell ’67 GTX
  • Fuel lines and carb linkage – scratchbuilt
  • Hemi spark plug boots – Replicas & Miniatures
  • Spark plug wiring – Morgan Automotive Details

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very nice! I just picked up my first sedan kit and can't wait to start on it! So many possible cars to replicate!

Trying in vain to read your list of "Many modifications". Could you please tell us what you added or modified?

One other thing.......What paint and colors did you use for the interior?

Again, awesome job!

WF

Hi Walter,

I used Tamiya AS-15 Tan, it's a military color. 

Thanks,

Jim Kampmann

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow. 

This kits been out what ...a week. 

And you already built this nice of a kit from it.

Most impressive.. 

I jist picked up a set of these decals to do one myself

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Jim,

Man, what a super clean and fantastic build!  I love it. 

Guys, on top of all the things Jim added, check out the radiator!  Very realistic detailing here.

QUESTION:  Jim, did you change the location of the motor?  The Lindberg 64 Dodges for instance, all have the motor too far forward.  I built one 2 years ago and moved the Hemi way back to the firewall, just like the way yours sits now.  Is the Moebius kit like this, or did you do some surgery?

This is a really nice build!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Jim,

Man, what a super clean and fantastic build!  I love it. 

Guys, on top of all the things Jim added, check out the radiator!  Very realistic detailing here.

QUESTION:  Jim, did you change the location of the motor?  The Lindberg 64 Dodges for instance, all have the motor too far forward.  I built one 2 years ago and moved the Hemi way back to the firewall, just like the way yours sits now.  Is the Moebius kit like this, or did you do some surgery?

This is a really nice build!

Hi Michael, 

Thanks for the kind words. There are some great reference photos of these cars out there; I just try to find the right colors and finishes to make the parts as realistic looking as possible. As for the engine, I had to grind a little bit of the back of the firewall to make it fit right. It's probably back a little bit too far as the gap between the fan and radiator isn't as tight as it should be. I have several cars I want to build from this kit, and I've learned a lot on what to do differently on the next one. 

Jim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow. 

This kits been out what ...a week. 

And you already built this nice of a kit from it.

Most impressive.. 

I jist picked up a set of these decals to do one myself

Hi Bill, 

To be honest, the model is a test shot they sent me a couple months ago. I wish I could build that fast!

Thanks,

Jim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That Plymouth Super Stock is just gorgeous Jim as I saw it last Saturday at the NNL, and I hope that I didn't get any drool on it. I just love dem Mopars!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, this is funny, when Garrett and I were looking at the cars he mentioned he really liked that one. I took a photo for him...I did not know it was yours. I never really looked at any of the build sheets. LOL.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now