Pierre Rivard Posted May 15, 2022 Share Posted May 15, 2022 This build was completed 6 monts ago and posted on another site but I was unhappy with the photography. kit.I have reworked my setup before posting on this forum, so here it is. Fireball Robert's 63 Galaxie based on the AMT road car kit. Livery is my best estimate of Fireball's last win at the Augusta 510 (Nov 1963) I did not have a nice Starliner chassis so I had to manage with the basic one piece kit chassis. Chassis mods: chiseled out molded exhaust and built in dumps with 4mm Evergreen, Removed rear passenger footwell tubs, built fuel tank tub, Added front suspension from spares and extra rear shocks. Chassis painted black with some metalizers here and there, brushed in pigments for weathering effects. Underhood/engine area dressed up a bit: fabricated Holman Moody oil filter/cooler combo, race style air cleaner & some wiring/blumbing Interior: modified seat, IP and door panels. Scratch built roll cage with Evergreen tubes Gauges made with craft wire, PS decals and Krystal Klear. Safety belts scratch built from Evergreen and craft wire. Body: sanded down all moldings and emblems, built rear close out panel, windshield clips, rear window straps, fuel filler, lamp covers. All finishing brush painted: Vallejo light gray primer, 3 thin coats, 6-8-12k polished Vallejo color coat is my own mix of violet, dark blue and metal medium 2 step clear process: first 2 coats Tamiya with thinner and retarder, 6-8-12k polished, then one Future coat, decals and a final Future coat. Bumpers recoated with Metal Color, dry brushed + washes for weathered effect. Excellent ACE decals, 64 livery rearranged to reflect late 63 theme. Thank you again to all the collaborators helping with research and advice. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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