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geetee66

Revell 1956 Chrysler New Yorker St Regis mild custom

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I think this was a re-issue of a 1959 kit and it sure showed its age. I've never seen so much flash or so many sink-holes. Every panel needed filling, all four tyres had huge craters in the sidewalls.

I must admit, this was a real challenge to complete. I had to use clamps and epoxy to get the chassis onto the floorpan and do a lot of brutal trimming to get the interior to fit.

I used acetate for the windows, the rear being slightly tinted. i hand painted the whitewalls and scratchbuilt the alternator and oil filler tube.

I nearly gave up and it made me question my ability as a model-builder, but here it is.......

Done!!

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thanks for looking

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Who made the kit Guy? You did a very nice job saving it as it sounds like it was a bear.

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End result was worth your effort. That's one sharp Mopar.

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Who made the kit Guy? You did a very nice job saving it as it sounds like it was a bear.

This is it, in a re-pop of the original box art. I think it came out in the '90's. I got it on eBay for about £10.00

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I think the scale is 1/32. It measures out at 6" (15cm) long.

All of the parts seemed to be there, except the continental kit. The spare wheel was there but not the extended bumper.

If you get this kit, you might be lucky, but be prepared for a tough time. The body comprises of about 8 pieces and most of them are warped!

It made me appreciate modern kits all the more..!

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This is the first time I've seen this kit built. You prove my belief that any old, problem plagued kit can be made to look fabulous in the hands of a patient builder. You really did a bang up job.

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Any questions you had regarding your skills should be well and truly resolved now. You've done an admirable job on a problematic kit.

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Very nice job!!!

I have a perverse fondness for this series and have the 56 Ford and Cadillac reissues. (I also won an auction for the 56 Buick today). I haven't built one yet but it's obvious from looking inside the box that it would take real talent to get them looking as nice as your Chrysler.

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Thanks guys, I'm glad you like it.

Here's a shot of the engine. It's pretty basic by modern standards and it's smaller than I'm used to building, but I couldn't resist turning an alternator on my little lathe. i also added the oil tube, rad hose and used fine wire for the drive belts.

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Wow, that's sweet! I have a couple of these. I was going to do one custom, and one stock. I got as far as opening the boxes, took a look and said forget it! You sure did a fantastic job! Wish these were 1/25 scale!

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I like it a lot. Models that look like models are my favorite nowadays.

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