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1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409

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  • Member since
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  • From: Nashua, NH
1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409
Posted by Mr Mike on Sunday, September 8, 2019 3:05 PM

This is my '61 Impala SS 409 painted with Dupli-Color Light Metallic Blue with a matching interior and built box stock.

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench: 1968 Dodge Charger R/T; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; 1965 Plymouth Hemi Satellite

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, September 8, 2019 3:53 PM

That's cool Mike.  Nice looking car.  Must have been fun to dive that

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, September 8, 2019 4:16 PM

Indeed. Nice work, Mike.

I like the color a lot. It is so classic.

-Greg

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    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Monday, September 9, 2019 9:23 AM

Thank you John and Greg!

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench: 1968 Dodge Charger R/T; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; 1965 Plymouth Hemi Satellite

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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, September 9, 2019 9:51 AM

Very nice build! I really like the color you chose.

Which manufacturer is this?

And now I can't get the Beach Boys 409 out of my head! lol!

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Monday, September 9, 2019 12:44 PM

Thank you Bruce!  This was a first issue Lindberg kit with the improperly shaped cowl.  The newer kits have the correctly shaped cowl and it is now released by AMT.  Funny, that song never entered my head during the build!

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench: 1968 Dodge Charger R/T; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; 1965 Plymouth Hemi Satellite

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  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, September 9, 2019 1:06 PM

Ha! I just noticed the license plates! Very nice touch!

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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    March 2003
Posted by rangerj on Friday, September 13, 2019 7:09 PM

Very nice build. I had a buddy who had a light green convertible with the matching interior and the 409. Those old tires didn't last very long. Great memories. What did you use for paint?

  • Member since
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  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Friday, September 13, 2019 9:01 PM

hogfanfs

Ha! I just noticed the license plates! Very nice touch! 

Thank you Bruce and rangerj!  

rangerj

What did you use for paint? 

I used Dupli-Color Light Metallic Blue on the body and the interior.

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench: 1968 Dodge Charger R/T; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; 1965 Plymouth Hemi Satellite

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    June 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, September 14, 2019 8:01 AM

Aha!

    My Papa would say just like this" Ay! I Lika de Blue Bubblea Toppa Chebby a whole lotsa !" Me- ( Dad's fault) You did a nice job on that Bubble Top Impala,I like it" LOL.LOL. T.B.

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Saturday, September 14, 2019 1:56 PM

Nice job Mike! Looks like you could put the key in and go for a ride.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

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

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

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Monday, September 16, 2019 7:43 AM

Thank you guys!

fox

Nice job Mike! Looks like you could put the key in and go for a ride.

Jim  Captain

 

Isn't that the general idea?!!! Big Smile

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench: 1968 Dodge Charger R/T; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; 1965 Plymouth Hemi Satellite

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fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, September 16, 2019 7:24 PM

"Uh, Yuh Yuh you got that right driver."

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

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

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

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 7:49 AM

Yes, I do! Big Smile

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench: 1968 Dodge Charger R/T; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; 1965 Plymouth Hemi Satellite

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  • From: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posted by Rocky500 on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 7:09 AM

I'm very late catching up with this thread and it brought back some great memories.

Super job on the model!

I owned a real 1961 back in the day. It had the power-pac engine with dual exhausts and a Hurst on the floor.

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 9:10 AM

Thank you Rocky500!  I wished I still owned my '70 Duster 340!  If I knew then what I know now... 

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench: 1968 Dodge Charger R/T; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; 1965 Plymouth Hemi Satellite

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 9:35 AM

Oh man!! An SS bubbletop 4 speed 409!!! Need I say more? Super cool ride, very nice work.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 8:24 PM

Thank you Brandon!  There is something about the Bubbletops that appeals to me.  Must be the roofline...

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench: 1968 Dodge Charger R/T; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; 1965 Plymouth Hemi Satellite

Classic Plastic Model Club 

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