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On 6/9/2018 at 4:48 AM, smhardesty said:

Fantastic looking street freak. Exceptionally neat and clean.

I agree...!   Nice build...!

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Cool build.  Nice work making all of the parts from different kits work well together.

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I agree with the consensus regarding the toy-like proportions of the Monogram 1956 Chevy , and how you've managed to detract from those abhorrent proportions by modifying the heck out of that kit ! 

Let me be another one who says , Best looking Monogram '56 Chevy I've ever seen

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23 hours ago, Snake45 said:

It's not intended to portray a typical 1958 gasser. My take is that it's a modern interpretation of the mid/late '60s gasser look, which is not always 100% or accurate or NHRA-legal for the real 1960s. But I have seen a LOT of these cars in magazines like Car Culture Deluxe and books like that, and he has the current "vibe" of these things down just about perfect. 

Sorry, I've never seen a gasser with a full interior. Anything that was not essential (including a horn) was removed for weight savings. The work on the interior is awesome, but not accurate.

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Well I like it really love it. Do not care what other people think  it is nice.  Larry

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Very nice build. You took a mediocre kit and turned it into a work of art. I really enjoy this style of car and am thinking of doing a similar build with the 37 Ford Coupe I have.

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Hey Tony your happy with the turn out, I have built this kit years ago and was not good but that said.  This build you have done is over the top awesome, has to be the best Monogram 56 Chevy I have seen done, makes me want to build one just like yours.

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Very "neat" build! Nice detail. I love it!!

The color combination is excellent.

I'm planning on changing a '56 I had started on to gasser myself. Yours sets the bar quite high!!

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16 hours ago, BigTallDad said:

Sorry, I've never seen a gasser with a full interior. Anything that was not essential (including a horn) was removed for weight savings. The work on the interior is awesome, but not accurate.

NHRA gasser rules always mandated two seats and a "finished" (not gutted) interior. They were, at least theoretically, streetable cars, which is why they had to have headlights and so forth. 

But as we've established, this build is a modern "gasser-inspired" car, not necessarily a 100% historically accurate competition machine. 

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Call it gasser inspired or faux gasser. But I call it cool as chit .

I dont even like gassers but now I want to build one just like this colors and all just  to sit beside my badman kit

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2 hours ago, Bob Ellis said:

I always thought the Monogram 1956 Chevy was a very decent kit.

I quite agree. Yes there are some proportion issues, like many kits of the day, but EVERYTHING FITS. Sometimes that's worth more than scale accuracy.

Terrific build. I like everything about it.

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WOW!! And that kit is considered to have real bad proportions. 

I won't say it's perfect, but for sure can be built into a super cool model car, if enough care is taken.

This is the case here. Awesome work.

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