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'56 Nomad Shop Car

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My take on a late 60s,/early 70s shop car that might have seen some street warrior duties:

Starting with Revell's Nomad, I shaved some of the side trim, emblems and the tailgate chrome strips. Used the side glass to make it a delivery wagon and shaved off the reveal moldings on the side and tailgate. Fireball door handles and shaved down #8 straight pins work for the locks.

The auto trans was ditched in favour of a four speed, along with a Fireball Q-Jet, some headers, one of those chrome triangular air breathers and a set of traction bars to get the early 70s look. Wheels are styrene from the Fuzz Buster kit and the chrome slots are from a 60 Corvette.

Chrysler Cool Vanilla basecoat two-toned with Model Master insignia Red and a coat of urethane clear finish off the exterior.

Comments welcome. :)

 

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Very nicely done , and it looks right out of the 70's !

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The outdoor photo initially made me think - WOW - its a replica!! Well done.

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Very nice, and you nailed the look you were going for. 

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It looks absolutely real in the outdoor shots! If you you had it on a different base I don't think anyone would know that it wasn't.

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Great looking mild custom!  I especially like the single side spear and the neat foil work.

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