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AMT Chevy C1500 454SS

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  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: UK
AMT Chevy C1500 454SS
Posted by PatW on Friday, July 13, 2018 4:53 PM

Bought about ten years ago as an 'already started' from ebay. Not much in the way of a chassis (broken) Tubbed it painted it and put it back in the box. Fished it out last week added a lowered plasticard chassis, rear axle, added an engine, and various other things, including wheels/tyres from a Tamiya Ford Capri DTM.......

 

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Friday, July 13, 2018 6:24 PM

Hi,

That turned out really nice looking

1st Group Build

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, July 13, 2018 8:02 PM

Having never rescued a kit before, I thinking it must feel pretty good when finished.

It looks real good, Pat. Nice work.

-Greg

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Friday, July 13, 2018 8:15 PM

Under normal circumstance's, I would say the rim's are .... ( best left un-said )

However, on this truck , they work ! I'm gonna hafta member that.

BTW: where did you get the surfboard's from ? Nice graphic's on them .

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Friday, July 13, 2018 8:18 PM

Congrats Pat! Toast Looks great.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Saturday, July 14, 2018 1:16 AM

Thanks guys.

little timmy thanks for your comments, the surfboards are made from thick plasticard and from other kits and some of the decals are home printed, some again from other kits.

The kit decals were old and the backing went soggy when dipped in warm water so I had to get between the paper and the decals and lift them off using a sharp craft blade

Greg, as a pensioner I perhaps can't at times afford to pay out £35 for a new kit, so look on ebay and a couple of other sites here that sell pre-owned or started kits, but you have to take the rough with the smooth. Some kits are short of a few bits whereas a racing McLaren sportscar kit I bought last year just had the decals missing but had extra parts!

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, July 14, 2018 8:25 AM

PatW;

 Hey , Speaking as a fellow pensioner I commend your work . We make do and surprise ourselves sometimes , don't we ? Good work there . T.B.

  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Saturday, July 14, 2018 8:37 AM

Cheers Tanker-Builder. Yes as pensioners we have to make do and mend! A very old British phrase.

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:35 AM

Man that a sharp ride you've got there Pat!!! Thumbs up all the way buddy.

                   

 

  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 2:49 PM

Cheers mustang1989.

Remember , common sense is not common.

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