57 Plymouth and Midget

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So i finished a couple of models last year (a big year for me) This is my 57 Plymouth Suburban Sport wagon from Modelhaus along with a V8-60 midget. The wagon is factory stock painted Ivy Green Metallic and Sand Dune White. The kit went together very well with just minor additions to the exterior, side view mirrors and wipers from the AMT 57 Chrysler 300 and a radio antenna. The interior need more work. The seats were replaced and the instrument panel was totally reworked. I also added to the trunk area some items that you need for a night of racing, gas can, toolbox, bottle jack, spare tires, box of motor oils and other various items. There was also some thinning of the floorboards and top of the chassis in order to get the fit to look better.

The midget is simply a working guys weekend racer with local sponsorship. I wire and plumbed the engine and also added screens to the carbs. Carb linkage was added to the firewall and heat shields were added to the exhaust by the cockpit. All of the chrome was stripped and then sprayed with Alclad. The wheels and tires came from Replicas & Miniatures Co of Maryland. The decals are homemade on a color laser printer. I probably missed some stuff but you get the idea

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Like stepping back into the 50's Great work.

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Great job. The cargo looks so realistic.

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That is really nice, great job !

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Both are stunning, you don't see these everyday, thanks for sharing.

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Very nice work. They look great together.

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Very nice! I will be needing to send Modelhaus some money!

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Beautiful work!

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Beautiful wagon ! The complete set looks excellent !

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Very nice! Let's go racin!

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a few more

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Very nice models. The wagon is beautiful.

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Cool set, love the wagon, very nice work..

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The wagon is NICE - don't see a bunch of those built ! Very cool. Nice racer too.

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Great combo!

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absolutely awesome!!

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great pair love- all the finishes

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Very nice models. Love the wagon, and the cargo. Great work.

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Two beautiful models! Love all your details. :wub:

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Wow, looks like a 1:1 scale race team !!!

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Great work! The detailing like the fuel stains on the can were really nice.

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That is really nice work, Fred. I'll just have to say ditto to all the comments above !! :D

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Gosh darn thats some clean work! I dig the combo!

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Nice details!!!!

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Super!!

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