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Got three Grumpy's Toys Pro Stocks almost ready for paint. The hardest one was the Camaro, tried for years to fit a 1/24 Revell Pro stock chassis into a 1/25 MPC Camaro body , it ain't gonna happen. Found the AMT Snapfast  Pro Street Camaro kit and the chassis/ wheels and interior dropped right in the MPC Camaro body. Curb side but that's okay. 

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1 hour ago, magicmustang said:

Got three Grumpy's Toys Pro Stocks almost ready for paint. The hardest one was the Camaro, tried for years to fit a 1/24 Revell Pro stock chassis into a 1/25 MPC Camaro body , it ain't gonna happen. Found the AMT Snapfast  Pro Street Camaro kit and the chassis/ wheels and interior dropped right in the MPC Camaro body. Curb side but that's okay. 

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VERY cool project, keep us updated on these! 

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Most if not all decals done after fitting body to chassis..

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Superb decals, the best ones are those black strips around the front and rear windscreens. I hate trying to paint them! 

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The '58 Buick interior/dash arrived and it's a good fit in the '57 body after a few trims, so I did some more resurfacing and reshaping on the roof and the seams atop the fenders to help bring the body from toy to model. Next I'll start hitting those epic sink marks...

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2 hours ago, ChrisBcritter said:

The '58 Buick interior/dash arrived and it's a good fit in the '57 body after a few trims, so I did some more resurfacing and reshaping on the roof and the seams atop the fenders to help bring the body from toy to model. Next I'll start hitting those epic sink marks...

That is going to be a beautiful model.

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Modified the AMT Snap Kit to accept the Revell 1/25 scale parts for a possible Cuda project. I know a Hemi wasn't available in '74.

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2 hours ago, afx said:

Modified the AMT Snap Kit to accept the Revell 1/25 scale parts for a possible Cuda project. I know a Hemi wasn't available in '74.

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Cool project! I've been working "at" one of these kits off and on for a decade. The sticking point for me is I haven't figured out how to make more accurate/realistic headlight buckets, and I just can't stand what the kit gives you to work with. :unsure:

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I made some casts of the Willys door panels and the bead lock rings. I added pegs at the door corners so I would have something to hang on to while sanding the backside smooth. Turns out they aren’t really needed...oh well.🤔

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18 hours ago, afx said:

Modified the AMT Snap Kit to accept the Revell 1/25 scale parts for a possible Cuda project. I know a Hemi wasn't available in '74.

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Lookinf forward to seeing where this goes

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I didn't actually accomplish this today but since the weekend I got the 66 Wildcat painted in Tamiya Deep Blue metallic and got decals on the Vette. Also finished the engine for the Vette. The pic doesn't do the deep blue justice.

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26 minutes ago, Tom Geiger said:

Looks good Tom and Pat!  I’ve been poking at three projects, but the boring and frustrating parts!  

I've been working on 4 different kits myself. Trying to avoid the tedious parts.

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1 hour ago, Modlbldr said:

I got some paint on the body of my Nova Sedan. Now to spray a couple coats of clear green.

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Love that green,  and it looks a little familiar...

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I finished my Red Chariot.. Take Two, this weekend. My newest model always gets the place of honor on my family room wall unit in front of the TV.  I added the companion Blue Beetle, well because it pleases me!

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Valiant Speedster bodywork is complete after much care and patience. Here it is in its first coats of Duplicolor Metallic Silver, shot today!

And I’m still doing bodywork on the Studebaker Gullwing. Patience!

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2 hours ago, Tom Geiger said:

 

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Valiant Speedster bodywork is complete after much care and patience. Here it is in its first costs of Duplicolor Metallic Silver, shot today!

I'm loving the look of that!

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11 hours ago, Tom Geiger said:

 

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Valiant Speedster bodywork is complete after much care and patience. Here it is in its first coats of Duplicolor Metallic Silver, shot today!

Glad to see you did away with the interior divider. What are you going to do for/about a windshield? 

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1 hour ago, Snake45 said:

Glad to see you did away with the interior divider. What are you going to do for/about a windshield? 

I still will have dual windshields, just up front, cut down to fit on the bumps ahead of the dash.

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