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vwcorvette (Forum Supporter)
vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) UberDork
11/7/21 1:47 p.m.
AClockworkGarage said:

Yeah... I can throw in on this, and maybe even finish. . I bought this awful Donk'd regal a few years back and hoped to "unpimp zee auto" as it were using this grand prix as a suspension donor. I didn't get very far but this might be a great excuse to dust it off.

I like where this is heading. Paint scheme???

AClockworkGarage
AClockworkGarage Dork
11/7/21 5:31 p.m.

In reply to vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) :

I really have no idea. I'm sort of playing it by ear. I am partial to blues tho. We'll see if any progress is made or if it just becomes another stalled project again.

Saron81
Saron81 HalfDork
11/8/21 9:21 a.m.

I'm most likely in... just moved into a new house last week, and hopefully can unpack enough to find my model stuff and join in!

vwcorvette (Forum Supporter)
vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) UberDork
11/8/21 8:26 p.m.

More parts arrived in the form of a glue bomb. I needed the flares as the kit I have did not have them.

Claff
Claff Reader
11/8/21 8:44 p.m.

I'm in but going to get a late start as I have a couple more pressing projects to knock out of the way first. Looking to do the abandoned project '58 Chevy that I started sometime in the early to mid '90s and deserves to be finished. Keep your fingers crossed that all the parts are still in the box.

ddavidv
ddavidv UltimaDork
11/8/21 9:36 p.m.

Having nothing that met the spirit of the criteria, I ordered a kit from Ebay this morning. smiley  I have a week off in a few weeks, so it shouldn't be a problem to finish. It's also a AMT re-re-re-release so there won't be all that many parts.

Gunchsta
Gunchsta Dork
11/9/21 7:55 a.m.

Well, I have 2 stalled projects I was thinking about starting the season with, this seems like a decent reason to pick them up. I'm in. 

BenB
BenB HalfDork
11/9/21 12:07 p.m.

I've had this AMT March 86C sitting on the shelf for several years. I'd take it out, see how much filling and sanding I'm in for, and put it back in the box. Maybe I'll get it done this time. Decals from Indycals.

 

Javelin (Forum Supporter)
Javelin (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
11/9/21 5:22 p.m.
Wally (Forum Supporter) said:

I managed to finish the stockcar yesterday. 

That was fast! Looks great! What did you do for the V6?

Benswen
Benswen Reader
11/10/21 4:28 p.m.

Having a tough time getting the colors on the Gurney Impala right.  I believe the actual color is Midnight Blue poly, which appears to be lighter than navy but not as bright as a true/royal/bright blue, and non-metallic.  Also, the interior is a mix of blues that I can't seem to get right.

Anyhoo...

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
11/10/21 4:51 p.m.
ddavidv said:

I was like, "No way I can do one right now" but then saw this is a two month allotment. So yeah...maybe.

Funny, I was just thinking yesterday, "We haven't had a model car build thing for quite awhile". smiley

Same.  I need to go dig through my attic and see what's up there.  There are at least a couple of dozen model kits.  I think one or two were already started.  When I was in high school (or earlier...).  

Actually... One in particular comes to mind...  devil

Wally (Forum Supporter)
Wally (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
11/11/21 6:30 p.m.

In reply to Javelin (Forum Supporter) :

That's a die cast for my friend Glenn that owned and drove it and I left the blob in place. I'm building a model for myself that will use an engine based on the Monogram Indy Buick V6 in the Mac Tools kit. 

Wally (Forum Supporter)
Wally (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
11/11/21 6:32 p.m.

 

For the contest I'm building this Plymouth late model

ddavidv
ddavidv UltimaDork
11/12/21 8:50 a.m.

I dig that Plymouth kit. It's an odd car; not sure there was ever an actual race car like that, but it looks cool. It really pushes my self-imposed "Fords only" rule.

solfly
solfly Dork
11/12/21 4:16 p.m.

Ah, I should probably get started huh?

vwcorvette (Forum Supporter)
vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) UberDork
11/12/21 9:47 p.m.

Some progress. The flares will need a lot of work. Not sure if going with the louvers since they cover the fuel filler. That means it would need to be hinged.

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Scale comparison.1:20, 1:25, 1:32, 1:48(?)

Had to open up the gills.

ddavidv
ddavidv UltimaDork
11/14/21 6:35 a.m.

Our contest/challenge aside, I just wasn't feeling any of the current choices in my stash. Plus, they didn't really fit the criteria for this one.  The idea of doing a race car was appealing, though, so I picked this up on Ebay:

Some background: my very first kit ever was the '64 Galaxie in this series. AMT took their 'annual' kits and butchered them into these stock cars, ruining the body molds in the process for them to ever be stock builds again. While I dig building this vintage stuff I could never get past the absurdly large tires these kits come with. I was hoping they were solid one piece deals that I could just cut down but they are actually two pieces, and not in a helpful way. Hmmm. My tire stash has pretty much nothing I can substitute as I recall, but I'll take another look. But if anyone has some 1.25" diameter slicks that aren't 3/4" wide I'd be interested.

Being a former annual, it's a pretty simplistic kit with nearly all the detail molded into the floorpan. Should be an easy build. Now the hand-wringing over the color begins. I usually use my left over paint on race cars.

preach (fs)
preach (fs) Dork
11/14/21 10:02 a.m.

Not a model builder but I have a thought.

It'd be neat to see you guy do a past year $2000 Challenge build.

Sprites, Subarus, pontiacs, bradleys etc.

Javelin (Forum Supporter)
Javelin (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
11/14/21 10:24 a.m.

In reply to ddavidv :

I'll look through my stash tonight. 

vwcorvette (Forum Supporter)
vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) UberDork
11/14/21 11:27 a.m.

Done 

 

 

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 UltraDork
11/14/21 2:43 p.m.

In reply to vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) :

. Not sure if going with the louvers since they cover the fuel filler.   So how often do you put fuel in a fantasy build?

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 UltraDork
11/14/21 2:49 p.m.

Bits and pieces. I opened a Tamiya Volvo 850 kit to steal the seats. Wheels and front tires from various '49 Ford kits, rear tires from parts box. Interior panels for cargo area installed.

vwcorvette (Forum Supporter)
vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) UberDork
11/14/21 6:04 p.m.

In reply to TurnerX19 :

The realist in me has to consider the practical nature of the build. Besides might be cool as a hatch. We'll see.

solfly
solfly Dork
11/14/21 8:02 p.m.

How would y'all make a frame look rusty?

drock25too
drock25too Reader
11/14/21 9:16 p.m.
Wally (Forum Supporter) said:

 

For the contest I'm building this Plymouth late model

Well Dang ! I've had this around for a while, I got as far as opening the box and looking at it. 

So I may do this instead. My first dirt track car was a 66 Skylark.

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