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  1. On 4/12/2024 at 5:42 PM, customline said:

    Yup. Gotta get out there soon. Ollie's is a good source for bash kits at the very least. I just spent 28 bucks for a '63 Galaxie kit from Hobbylinc and it will probably show up at Ollie's next month for 16 bucks. I have three stores near me and I need to make use of them more often. Congrats on the completion,  James, well done for sure!

    P.S. leave the roof off 😉.

    Thanks Jim.

  2. On 4/12/2024 at 4:02 PM, Koellefornia Kid said:

    Looks good in that mean green!



    On 4/12/2024 at 5:54 PM, karbuildr said:

    Very well done, I like the green as well.



    On 4/12/2024 at 6:08 PM, Zippi said:

    Oh yeah James.  Nothing like a good looking little Hot Rod.  Nice build. 

    Thanks Bob.


    On 4/12/2024 at 7:25 PM, Yeah Nah said:

    Super clean build James! Really looks the part mate.

    Thank you.


    On 4/12/2024 at 9:31 PM, rrb124@sbcglobal.net said:

    Nice! I built it too and you are right, the interior panels/rear wheel housings etc are tough to get right. Front suspension is fiddly. Yours looks just right. 



    On 4/12/2024 at 11:14 PM, 1hobby1 said:

    Looks great! I dig the color choice.

    Thank you.


    On 4/12/2024 at 11:49 PM, Lobo2me said:

    Nicely done! I think I like it with the top even more!!!!

    Thanks. Yea, looks better with the top.


    On 4/13/2024 at 1:07 AM, XYHARRY said:

    Really nice street rod there James, that colour looks great. Well done. 


    David. 😎👍

    Thanks David.


    On 4/13/2024 at 6:25 AM, ncbuckeye67 said:

    Beautiful work!  That green is perfect for this build.



    On 4/13/2024 at 6:53 AM, KWT said:

    very nicely done



    19 hours ago, Phildaupho said:

    Super looking build of a great kit which has so many unique parts.



    18 hours ago, espo said:

    Beautiful looking paint work and the contrasting interior trim looks great. 

    Thanks David.


    8 hours ago, ea0863 said:

    Great color choices on such a cool car!

    Thank you.

  3. 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.













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  4. On 4/10/2024 at 2:49 PM, customline said:

    I am impressed with the kit that I see here and the great job you are doing with it, James.  Very nice work on everything.

    I would like to get this kit just for the modern chassis that could be adapted for a number of different bodies. 

    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.

  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.







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  6. On 4/6/2024 at 5:13 PM, customline said:

    Oooooo I like it a lot. Full stop. Nice rims, what is their identity and where did they originate from? 

    Thanks Jim. They are the kit wheels.


    On 4/6/2024 at 8:46 PM, deuces wild said:

    I like these.... with a little magnesium paint from Model master, they will look sweeeet!....😎👍


    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.


    On 4/7/2024 at 12:47 AM, slusher said:

    Real nice work James,nice shade of green also!

    Thanks Carl.

  7. 8 hours ago, customline said:

    I'm going to keep my eye on "Ollie's for this one. How's the flash?  What engine is that?  Is the plated stuff good?

    Very little flash. The engine is the Ford Cobra 4.6L DOHC. Plated stuff looks really good.

  8. 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.



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  9. On 4/2/2024 at 4:39 AM, XYHARRY said:

    Very cool 56 there James, well done. 


    David. 😎👍

    Thanks David.


    On 4/2/2024 at 4:47 AM, ChrisR said:




    On 4/2/2024 at 2:35 PM, Noah H. said:

    Great weathering. It certainly looks like a car from that show. Nice work.

    Thank you.


    20 hours ago, PappyD340 said:

    Nice 56!



    18 hours ago, slusher said:

    Very nice, build and weathering..

    Thanks Carl.


    5 hours ago, ewetwo said:

    Nicely done.


  10. 19 hours ago, espo said:

    Great looking finish on the body and trim. Like the tools in the back seat. Enjoyed watching your build. 

    Thanks David.


    18 hours ago, thatz4u said:

    well done, saw a lot cars like that in my younger years

    Thanks. I can remember these type also from back in day. I was involved in building a few myself.


    14 hours ago, Zippi said:

    I'm diggin your 56 James.  Nice job.

    Thanks Bob.


    10 hours ago, customline said:

    You nailed it, James....right down to the tools thrown on the seat. See? It was fun, right? 🙂

    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.

  11. 12 hours ago, slusher said:

    Looks ggreat, James!

    Thanks Carl.


    3 hours ago, David G. said:

    The body rust and trim look great!

    David G.

    Thanks David.


    3 hours ago, customline said:

    That shade of green is perfect for this scenario, James. Don't forget your door handles. 

    Thanks Jim.

  12. 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.











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  13. 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.






  14. 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.





  15. 3 hours ago, David G. said:

    Nice rust-work, very convincing!

    David G.

    Thanks David.


    49 minutes ago, NOBLNG said:

    Nice work on the weathering and trim removal.👍 Just thinking…you could have drilled the trim mounting holes before removing the trim. Then they would definitely be in the right places.

    Thanks. Yep, didn't even think of that.

  16. 8 hours ago, customline said:

    Hey, James, you got me thinking about another of these 1:24 Monogram kits - the '57 Nomad.  So I opened one up and started looking it over and I discovered a huge goof. The spare well is not depicted correctly on the chassis. It's a huge mistake. The Nomad stores the spare horizontally but the chassis/floor has a vertical spare well like a Bel Air. The cheap-skates pulled a fast one. 😉.  

    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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