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Kustom Steve

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  1. Well, I have been off for some time building other things. I am back working on the Grand Prix now. I got a 62 Poncho kit mint cheap, but the chassis was warped. I was going to use the chassis and engine for the model, and scratch build a lot of the interior around the custom dash and bucket seats. I have straightened out the chassis, and found a second set of custom bucket seats to make rear seats. The biggest thing holding this project back were what rims and tires to use. I think I got that figured out today. I am stealing the ployglass style wide whitewall tires from the 29 Model A Ford Pi
  2. Any progress on this build? love to see her done!
  3. I found a Pearl Teal I may use with pearl white interior. I am going for the cover art vibe.
  4. I just bought from my local hobby shop the flat box of the '65 Poncho. I had one as a kid in the late '70's and never finished it. I had trouble with the custom parts and old tube cement was not the best thing for this project. I got rid of it and now I have a fresh new one to screw up, lol! I always loved the cover box art. As I remembered, the custom front clip and hood have a horrible fit. Engine has an axle hole through it and some flashy parts. I got my trusty Zap A Gap out and accelerant and had at it last night and this morning. I trimmed 1mm off of the back of the hood to make it line
  5. I am inspired by the cover car from Hot Rod Deluxe November 2014 issue, an old school highboy roadster with a model A frame, Olds engine, cycle fenders and Deuce grill. I have noticed that the front cross member is further forward as well as a longer wheelbase. My conclusion is that Revell used an old street rodder trick and lengthened the engine bay area for the larger engine. This I feel is the area that most people feel that makes it "feel" off. The pictures illustrate the difference in length and layout of an AMT frame and the new Revell. The engine will be from the Thames, manifold, carb
  6. Ok, tires... one hin tire for the test equipment, 2 blue line drag slicks out of the parts pack kit, 4 wide radials with no sidewall detail with a thin whitewall - looks like the redlines but a whitewall anf four regular thin whitewalls. I haven't opened the decals yet. they are sealed white the protective paper as usual with current AMT kits.
  7. I started the model late last night. I am now cleaning up some body lines. I took off the crease and emblem on the trunk lid, shaved the door handles and locks, fender badges, chrome off of the side body contour and the crease on the fender top over the headlights. the hood is too long compaired to the artwork and the front pan is too low. time for a trim.
  8. I just got mine. It is the flat box with the black background and the road test parts. The model is for the most part as I remember it from the 70's. I had the white background with the teal custom on the lid. The model has a lot of little bits of flash. Chrome is good and plentifull with 3 wheel choices and a bag full of tires. for me is the color used on the second set of glass which is a faint tinted turquise /' teal color and should match the teal paint I want to use. It can be built stock, drag or two custom treatments, there are two front facias and two rear valances to mix and match. sa
  9. I really like the selection of parts used for this build. It has given me ideas for some of my model T kits in my stash!
  10. Looking good Andy. Hope to see the model at the North Coast meeting Tuesday.
  11. Hi Drew, I like the build. Where did you get the salt flat disks from? I love the color choices and overall feel of the model. As I mentioned in another thread, I still believe the front rails has been lengthened to accommodate the long nailhead engine. This is a hot rod trick usually done on T buckets. In the mock ups I have done you can see in the pictures how much longer the frame rails are in the new kit. I do not believe that is just lengthened horns but somewhere aft of the front cross member. I plan on building a model A framed highly like the yellow car found on the cover of Hot Rod De
  12. The the build, and the color combo. The 'bashed parts make it stand out, especially the frame rail work.
  13. Thanks everybody. I will be bringing this model to the Toledo NNL. This will be my first NNL since 1996. I went to Toledo this past spring and was shocked as to how small it has gotten. I agree, I wish there was a Ford engine in the kit as well. That's why I transplanted the '65 Galaxie engine. Round 2 would need to make a 6 cylinder engine and remove one exhaust pipe to make a corrected '60 Ranchers along with making proper 4 lug rims.
  14. So when I was a kid I used to go to the Fea Markets with my Dad and I saw the AMT '61 Ranchero kit at a stall and wanted to get it for about three bucks. It was opened and my Dad talked me out of it and said it problem doesn't have all the parts and would not be fun to build a kit without all of the parts. So I held off. Some time later I found one on the self either at a KayBee Toy or on vacation with the family at Niagara Central Hobby Shop in St. Catherine, Ontario. My folks let me get it and I started painting the engine. Then the General Lee came out and this model was quickly forgotten u
  15. Well, it is officially done as of 8:59 pm Eastern time! This is the first model car I have worked on as well as finished sine 1997. I figure I got he kit in 1981 probably from KayBee Toy or while on vacation in Canada at Niagara Central Hobby. I painted up part of the Chevy Rat motor and let it sit until 1987 when I got my first (and second) crappy knock off Badger 350 from Just Close Outs. When both broke, my Dad had me return the second airbrush and get a refund and put it towards a real Badger brush. This model then sat in my stash until last October when I was considering to sell it. With
  16. Tim, great to see this version finished. Has anyone noticed and commented about the longer frameframe rails to accommodate the longer Buick engine? I tried an AMT hood and it came up way short.
  17. Howie, We have two "Greg Smith's" in our NCAM club... and he is one of 'em!
  18. I remember seeing this model in Scale Auto, Glad to see it still around.
  19. I know you want to print your own parts but www.tth.com has several 3d printers, They have a Viper printer that has high resolution and would need little finishing work. I had some parts printed for my scale wargaming miniatures I build as well. I can vouch for the quality since I work for the company as a finisher, The viper printer is better resolution than Shapeways and less brittle.
  20. Looking good Eric, glad I was able to see the model at last Tuesday's NCAM meeting.
  21. I have been away from the forum for awhile but I have been doing some building on this project. I have gloss coated the body with Testors gloss lacquer and later buffed out the body in June. In May I reprimed the chassis white and painted it and the tonneau cover Testors Pearl White. Yes, a white chassis. This was a short lived custom paint job from the mid '60's. My Dad painted his '65 Mustang Coupe chassis white which was his daily driver. So I went for a pearl color. I also applied more detailing washes to the floor panels and used multiple colors of metal in the exhaust and other parts. I
  22. I got most of the parts I need now: Monogram '30 Model A Coupe Parts Model A interior door panel Model A Seat & Dash Firewall Headlights Monogram '30 Model A Phaeton SBC Engine Block Heads 3 Carb Manifold 3 Stromberg Carbs Chrome I-Beam Monogram '32 Ford Roadster Parts Deuce Grill, Shell and Radiator Exhaust Headers Split Wishbone Front Suspension Monogram 'Lil Coffin Tires - Slicks and front tires wide whites Revell T-Bolt Radir Rims R&D Unique '32 Frame Rail Kit Front Suspension Kit Parts Box Valve Covers
  23. I just checked my loca Discount Drug Mart store. They have a decent selection of Revellogram kits at good prices. They had the Monogram 32 Ford Roadster in 1/24th scale. The grill looks great but the valve covers aren't the finned Corvette script. Did Monogram ever produce that part in 1/24th scale?
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