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  1. Picked this up at Ollies back a couple months ago. It's the Hot Wheels version. It is a nice little kit. I built it straight OOB, but did not use the Hot Wheels decals. Color is Testor's Metallic Green enamel, interior and top is Tamiya Tan. The engine I sprayed with Rustoleum Bright Coat. It went together well, the front suspension was a little finicky and the hood does not fit properly, seems too short, but I may not have the radiator installed as far back as it should be. I think it looks better without the hood anyway. The instructions called for gluing all the interior pieces and the fender wells together as one unit and then install into the body. I found that didn't work too well and added the fender wells and interior panels after installing it in the body. Worked out better that way. All comments welcome and thanks for looking.
  2. That is real nice Michelle. Love the paint.
  3. Thanks Jim. It is a nice little kit. I like the modern front suspension, it was a little finicky to get together but looks really good. I'll pick up another one next time I'm at Ollie's, if they still have them.
  4. As you can see I got a wild idea and painted the dash and steering wheel Testor's copper.
  5. Got the chassis done and rolling. Interior is done and mounted in the body, just need to get it all together and get the small bits on. The instructions call for putting the interior panels and fender panels together with the interior as a unit. I found this a little difficult, so instead I added both the interior panels and fender panels after installing the interior, much easier. Also there are 10 locating pins on the firewall, interior floor, and fender panels with holes in the frame to match up with. I found I could not get all of them to fit at the same time. I cut off all the pins except the 2 on the firewall, and it fit much better. A couple more days and I should wrap this one up. I had forgot about the top and just got it painted today.
  6. Got the interior done in tan. Not glued yet, need to get the dash done.
  7. Thanks Jim. They are the kit wheels. Thanks. I applied a little Tamiya Smoke after I took the pictures. It toned down the chrome a little. I need to redo the photos. Thanks Carl.
  8. The kit wheels look good, but I like the Jay's wheels and tires. They will look really good especially with the rotors and calipers detail painted.
  9. Frame is painted, engine and exhaust installed. Wheels and tires are ready.
  10. Got the green on. I am going with Tamiya Tan for the interior and probably the removable top.
  11. Very little flash. The engine is the Ford Cobra 4.6L DOHC. Plated stuff looks really good.
  12. This is the Hot Wheels kit I picked up at Ollie's. Looks to be a really nice little kit. Building OOB. I like the color on the box art, so mine will be a green. I've got a little bottle of Testor's Green Metallic enamel that should look good on it. I had starting work on the engine while I was finishing up the Roadkill 56, so it's almost ready. All comments welcome, thanks for looking.
  13. Thanks David. Thanks. Thank you. Thanks. Thanks Carl. Thanks.
  14. Thanks David. Thanks. I can remember these type also from back in day. I was involved in building a few myself. Thanks Bob. Thanks Jim. It was fun, I plan on doing more like this, maybe do a better job with the next one. It's a nice break from building just OOB.
  15. Ok, calling it done. Came out ok. I had fun building it. May do something like it again.
  16. Thanks Carl. Thanks David. Thanks Jim.
  17. I got the idea for this build from the Motortrend TV show Roadkill Garage. This is not a replica of the show car, just my take on the idea. It's a AMT 56 Chevy Cruiser kit I got from Ollie's. The idea was take a rusted junked body and install a good engine, trans, suspension, etc. and leave the body and interior as is. I used the white glue method to weather it, along with some Tamiya Weathering Powders and Testors Rust Enamel. The body color is Tamiya Flat Green, interior is Rustoleum black. The chassis is also weathered except the suspension/rear end and exhaust as I wanted them to look new. The front buckets and steering wheel are finished as new also. And of course a new engine. There are photos of the weathered chassis in my WIP thread. All comments welcome and thanks for looking.
  18. Ok, installed the glass and lights. Put in a new battery and radiator. Did the trim with a dull metallic marker, then added some more rust and dirt. I think this is as far as I'm going with it, don't want to overdo it. I guess it looks ok, I had fun with it. Time to get it on the chassis.
  19. Ok, done the weathering process with the glue. IDK, I guess it looks ok, I think I could have probably done more but didn't want to over do it. I will go back and do some dry brushing with the Testors Rust Enamel in some places especially in the engine compartment and firewall area. The hood is not weathered, just supposed to be an old primed replacement hood that is not in very good shape. The photos are a little dark, kinda hard to really see the effect. I'll take some better ones after I work on it a little more.
  20. Thanks David. Thanks. Yep, didn't even think of that.
  21. I have that Nomad kit also, but have not noticed that. I'm thinking I want to make a pro street out of mine, been looking at the 66 Nova Pro Street kit's frame thinking it maybe could be altered to fit under the Nomad. Probably be a lot of work though.
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