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'65 Impala SS 396 An Old Moldy


Plowboy
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I built this model around twenty years ago. It's the Monogram Lowrider kit. It was my first custom paint job and first time using an airbrush (gold fade stripes and pin stripe). Also my first and only times using Model Masters Clear Pearl and blackwashing panel lines. Never again for either! Both were too much! The colors are just plain old Testors Yellow, Gloss Black, Sublime Green and Gold from the bottle. It has a few modifications like a scratch built exhaust that dump into Super Trapps, cowl hood, opened trunk, opened grille and a frenched antenna. I robbed the fuel injection etc. from an AMT '67 Impala Street version for the engine and added details. Wheels and tires are Pegasus that I modified to fit on the kit wheelbacks. There's a few things I would do differently if I were building it now. But, I've learned a little in the last twenty years. I think. 

 

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Thanx for checking it out! 

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Hi Roger!

Surprisingly "current" for a model built 20 years ago! The wheels, the stance, the powertrain... The only detail a 1/1 builder would probably discard today would be the side vent glass. Other than that... 

Bravo!

CT 

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Still beautiful looking after 20 years. As others have mentioned it's very cleanly detailed and I like the painted bumpers. 

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Hi Roger, beautiful ‘65 by any standards. The fact that it’s 20 years old, and as Claude said, still looks current today, is a testament to your talents. I was toying with the idea of body colour bumpers on my wagon, this gives me a good visual of what that would look like. Hmmmmmm….

Cheers, Steve

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On 7/3/2021 at 10:29 AM, Steve H said:

Hi Roger, beautiful ‘65 by any standards. The fact that it’s 20 years old, and as Claude said, still looks current today, is a testament to your talents. I was toying with the idea of body colour bumpers on my wagon, this gives me a good visual of what that would look like. Hmmmmmm….

Cheers, Steve

Thanx Steve! The body colored bumpers would be one of the things I would change. Especially with it being yellow. Maybe if it were black or silver they could work. But, as-is, it's planted firmly in the '90s.

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