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I took a break from my on going project to build something quick . . . two weeks is quick for me !  The Ram Rod is one of several 1/32nd scale kits released by Aurora back in 1962 .  At just 4 ½ inches long , it’s low parts count and small size make for a very easy and fun build .  

I built the Ram Rod straight out of the box , adding only an upholstered firewall made from sheet plastic to match the roof insert .  I did vary from a stock build by modifying the multi-piece body so it could be glued together before paint and the interior slipped into the body afterward , then the cowl was reworked slightly to match the sides of the body .  The two piece tires had the seams filled and sanded before spraying with flat black paint , then white walls were cut from self-adhesive vinyl .  When finished the tires were coated with some Pledge Future Shine . 

The Ram Rod was painted with Tamiya TS-50 Mica Blue and then it was topped with TS-13 Clear .  The wheel discs and engine chrome were sprayed with Rust-Oleum Bright Coat Chrome while the grille , windshield frame , and side fin trim was brushed with Molotow chrome .  

To finish it off I was able to use the original 60 year old decals after spraying them with a clear sealer .  Even though they had yellowed quite a bit the decals look great against the dark blue paint . 

This vintage Aurora kit was a blast to build and even when displayed with the box there’s plenty of room for it on my shelf ! 

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2 hours ago, Zippi said:

Kewl looking little Hot Rod.  Nicely done.

Thanks Bob !

2 hours ago, Painted Black said:

Pretty neat hot rod.

Thanks !

2 hours ago, NOBLNG said:

Very nicely done! Good job on preserving those decals, they look great.👍

Thanks Greg !  Other than being yellowed they worked great .

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1 hour ago, ramblerman said:

Kind of looks like Chilli Catallo/Beach Boys Little Duece Coupe. Beautiful.

Thanks Jim !  Not a coincidence , lots of collectors refer to this kit as the Ram Rod/Silver Sapphire kit .

1 hour ago, cobraman said:

You did a great job .

Thanks Ray !

1 hour ago, Snake45 said:

Excellent example of a box art build. VERY well done and model on! B)

Thanks much !

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13 hours ago, TooOld said:

I took a break from my on going project to build something quick . . . two weeks is quick for me !  The Ram Rod is one of several 1/32nd scale kits released by Aurora back in 1962 .  At just 4 ½ inches long , it’s low parts count and small size make for a very easy and fun build .  

I built the Ram Rod straight out of the box , adding only an upholstered firewall made from sheet plastic to match the roof insert .  I did vary from a stock build by modifying the multi-piece body so it could be glued together before paint and the interior slipped into the body afterward , then the cowl was reworked slightly to match the sides of the body .  The two piece tires had the seams filled and sanded before spraying with flat black paint , then white walls were cut from self-adhesive vinyl .  When finished the tires were coated with some Pledge Future Shine . 

The Ram Rod was painted with Tamiya TS-50 Mica Blue and then it was topped with TS-13 Clear .  The wheel discs and engine chrome were sprayed with Rust-Oleum Bright Coat Chrome while the grille , windshield frame , and side fin trim was brushed with Molotow chrome .  

To finish it off I was able to use the original 60 year old decals after spraying them with a clear sealer .  Even though they had yellowed quite a bit the decals look great against the dark blue paint . 

This vintage Aurora kit was a blast to build and even when displayed with the box there’s plenty of room for it on my shelf ! 

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For those that don't know that dollar(like all American paper money) is 6" long.

 

 

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11 hours ago, misterNNL said:

For those that don't know that dollar(like all American paper money) is 6" long.

 

 

For being so small it looks really good along side my 1/25th builds .

10 hours ago, Kah puts said:

Looks like you had a great time putting this together, sure shows well. I hope we get more of these 1/32 hot rods, there cool. 

Thanks !  Probably not the Aurora or Lindberg ones but the Monogram 1/32nd kits are a possibility .

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On 10/3/2021 at 5:19 PM, blunc said:

a very nice rendition of "The Little Deuce Coupe"

I have one of these in my stash to do some extra detail on.

Thanks Mike ! You should build yours  , would love to see it !

On 10/5/2021 at 2:55 AM, Dave Armstrong said:

Nice work as usual, Bob! Great!

Thanks Dave !

16 hours ago, carbuilder1950 said:

I love these ol' 1/32 scale hot rods of the past.

A '32 roadster high boy was the first model car I ever built.

Your box art build is just beautiful. Great work Bob. 👍

Thanks much David !

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