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Claude Thibodeau

Madliner: a 60 Starliner & Alternomad custom mash-up

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HI!

Raiding your stash with a caliper may ascertain all kinds of mash-up possibilities. Case in point? MADLINER - an AMT 60 Starliner, with the Alternomad greenhouse!

Chopped (a scale 4 inches) Alternomad top & glasses, scratchbuilt interior panels & rear compartment, Revell's Ferrari Enzo rolling stock, Foose F100 powertrain, inverted hood hinge system, custom exhaust, shaved upper chrome moldings, Metalflake's Candy Cherry over silver base, Testor's Wetlook clear. Fully polished. BMF & Molotow chrome. Wired & hosed. 

Hours of fun with styrene!

CT 

 

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28 minutes ago, Russell C said:

Looks like the two were made for each other!

I agree. It has a nice, pleasing shape and the workmanship is top notch! Well done!

Later-

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9 hours ago, Russell C said:

Looks like the two were made for each other!

Thank you russell! indeed... I should have figured this long before!

CT

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8 hours ago, Rocking Rodney Rat said:

Another masterpiece from you, Claude, stunning!! -RRR

Thank you Sir!

9 hours ago, Modlbldr said:

I agree. It has a nice, pleasing shape and the workmanship is top notch! Well done!

Later-

Thank you Tom!

CT

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7 hours ago, Spottedlaurel said:

That works rather well doesn't it?! Looks excellent.

Thank you Nigel! And the Starliner kit is great to begin with... very detailed. That doesn't hurt...

CT 

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Krazee Kool!! It just looks natural! TOP SHELF build!

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Beautiful looking body work and paint. you have a very smooth transition between the roof and were it blends into the tailgate and the windshield. I like hoe you changed the hood hinges as well. 

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5 hours ago, cobraman said:

Great looking model and very well done !

Thank you Ray, happy you like it!

CT

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2 hours ago, Bucky said:

Krazee Kool!! It just looks natural! TOP SHELF build!

Thank you Keith!

Since I finished it, I saw a brochure of the "standard" station-wagon that Ford offered on the Starliner platform. It looks similar, with a more rounded "bubble" rear window. I read somewhere that the era customizers often used that OEM rear window as a custom windshield on some show-car creations... But of course, the OEM car was a 4 doors. And the windshield was much less raked than on the Alternomad...

The joys of kit bashing!

CT 

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2 hours ago, Tom Geiger said:

That is cool! Colors really set it off too!

Hi Tom!

Thank you. After 2 or 3 even coats of the candy cherry, it looked fine, but much more "pinkish", or magenta. So, I piled on 6 coats total. Under the sun, it really pops!

CT 

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That is one bad girl you created. Very pleasing to the eyes and very attractive. Better than those crazy ricers with tabletop sized spoilers on the trunk lid. Well done! 

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4 hours ago, espo said:

Beautiful looking body work and paint. you have a very smooth transition between the roof and were it blends into the tailgate and the windshield. I like hoe you changed the hood hinges as well. 

Thanks David!

It's a bit more work, but I often flip the hood on my cars... At least, you can open it and see almost nothing of the hinge system. Plus, once open, you don't have the "slots" on the cowl. Matter of taste, I guess...

The rear window was virtually a shoe-in on the Starliner rear trunk edge panel. Lucky me!

CT 

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1 hour ago, BlackSheep214 said:

That is one bad girl you created. Very pleasing to the eyes and very attractive. Better than those crazy ricers with tabletop sized spoilers on the trunk lid. Well done! 

Thank you Thomas! I don't care much myself for the "tuner cars", but I can see that younger guys would like to model them. If there are younger guys in this hobby, of course...

CT 

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You rocked it Claude, absolutely beautiful build.😎

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3 hours ago, Koellefornia Kid said:

Awesome! Now my mind is racing on which kit my Alternomad roof will find a new home... 

Thank you Oliver!

Ah, decisions, decisions...

CT

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Another superb creation from you Claude!

Forced to admit that you are rewriting the theory that says "nothing is lost and nothing is created".   In this wonderful world of scale models, you prove that "nothing is lost but everything can be created" when you have a vivid imagination!   In addition, it produces a training phenomenon because the remains of a model become the start of another project.  You may have invented perpetual motion my friend, in any case, you have all my admiration!

By the way, the color is absolutely stunning and you give me some great ideas for my own project... 😊

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