MOTHRA! '59 Imperial

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This build has been running in "On the Workbench" for a while now and I finally finished it last night. I've hardly had time to look at it myself.

Most everything used came from either the Model King '59 Imperial or AMT '69 Riviera where the roof, interior, wheels and engine came from. The tires are from Modelhaus - their excellent tires always add a classy touch to a build. The tail lights are '56 Packard units from Replicas & Miniatures. Paint is Duplicolor Black Cherry (Chrysler) and Ivory Glacier Pearl (Nissan) with a Testors clear coat. Mix it all together and modify almost everything and this is what you get.

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Nice touches thru-out. Nice

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Very cool! I like this custom Imperial. Great job.

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Very, Very cool custom! I love the rear window treatment and tail lights.

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Wow, absolutely un-believable! What an awesome custom, I dig it!

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Fantastic!!!

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really well executed -how did you do the upolstery

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Yikes ! That is a beautiful model.

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Now that is a1 very kool, 1 very original custom. Great execution!!!!

Scott

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Too Cool. Nice mix of custom parts and that interior is killer. Gotta print me off some interior patterns soon.

Later-

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Extremely nice and it's so SHINY :) :) :)

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really well executed -how did you do the upolstery

The short story is that the upholstery pattern is done with decals. Check out the thread in "On the Workbench" and you can see more details on the process.

Everybody, thanks for the your kind comments. This build was a lot of fun!

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I love Imperials, but rarely like to see them customized. However, this one is "right on" and looks awesome! Love it! ,and the paisely pattern works well.

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That is an amazing build. I love the colour combo with that wild interior. Awesome, great craftsmanship too. Love it!! :)

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Beyond cool! Looks great from every angle.

David G.

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You have turned a sows ear of a car into a silk purse !!! Definately top shelf build.

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I followed your WIP and am glad to see it " Under Glass " . It sure turned out pretty ! Very cool build .

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There is an awful lot of originality there, which is hard to accomplish in a hot rod or custom these day. Well done. Its gorgeous.

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Sorry I missed this Manuel, I'd sort of been waiting for it. It turned out wonderful and some really exciting choices.

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Wow! I'm not a Customs guy but holy smoke, that car is terrific!!

WF

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That is one slick paint job!

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A car worthy of the name Imperial !

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Crazy Cool, Excellent job

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Beautiful custom work. l salute your skills & patience.

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Awesome build... Great Job!!!

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