HQ HOLDEN MONARO WIP Almost Done 10/05


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I got this resin body from eBay and I had an AMT 71 duster minus the body so i decided to make it work and with a little trimming of the chassis:

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as you can see there was some filling to be done but there were only 3 air bubbles and were a quick fix so i was happy.

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also i wanted to have a engine so i opened the hood, not too spectacular as i fount the resin a bit harder to scribe so its a little rough (i will add a bit of material around the hood and sand it to shape to get a better fit).

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another good thing is i will get the nicely detailed duster chassis (although not quite accurate for a HQ but it does look good)

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Here it is with paint:

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i had to alter the leaf springs to move the rear axle forward a tiny bit so the rear wheels were more centered in the arches.

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Ignore the "1958" on the plate holder it will be covered with a licence plate.

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Engine bay will work nicely, i will just make a filler panel to go around the edges.

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after fiddling with the wheels i got them where i want them.

The paint work looks much better outside so there will be new pics tomorrow.

Let me know what you think.

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very cool

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Very cool project, nice paint and color James..

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Thanks Chris and Carl, I didn't get to take the pics outside due to bad weather but i did get some sun today so I got the hood and chassis painted. I will post some more pics as soon as I can...

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Here is the body foiled, hood painted (not yet polished) and chassis partially painted:

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let me know what you think.

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Outside pics:

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hope to have more soon...

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I got the engine/chassis/interior mostly completed (just needs a few little bits here and there)

I had a bit of a problem with the rear seat:

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I sanded it back carefully and second attempt got it good.

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The white on the seats is just not yet dried PVA glue.

Let me know what you think.

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At least it has the motor & under pinnings of a real car, lol. Seriously though, nice work, always liked the HQ Monaro.

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Thanks Phil.

It should be done soon, just needs the plates...

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