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1963 Buick Electra convertible

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    August 2021
1963 Buick Electra convertible
Posted by arcturus87 on Thursday, June 16, 2022 12:33 AM

I can't believe I finished this. I bought it in a job lot of unbuilt vintage kits years ago (about 10 years ago). It was complete except a missing windscreen pillar . I guess thats why it was never built. So I started [painting the interior whilst I searched for a another windshield frame . I tried modelhaus , and my parts box but realised I didn't have anything. So I gave up myself and threw it back in its box with a painted chassis and partially assembled interior. 

Then about 10 years later, a broken 64 Impala headed my way (well, it headed to the parts box as it was one that got badly damaged in  a house move) . So a few weeks ago I stumbled across this body shell , and realised the windshield pillar could fit my Buick as its GM and 64. It was a perfect fit . So it took me just last week to finish the model off after all these years. 

So moral of the story is, don't throw anythnig way. That half crushed 64 Impala body which was useless as a bodyshell, saved my Buick .

 1963 Buick Electra 225 (AMT)  Flickr 1963 Buick Electra 225 (AMT) 
 1963 Buick Electra 225 (AMT)

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, June 16, 2022 7:16 AM

Yeah, never throw anything away!

It sure turrned out beautiful. The photos are very cool, too - it looks just like it's standing on your driveway!

Thanks for sharing and have a nice day


All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, June 16, 2022 9:14 AM

Beautiful. Super nice build. Congrats!!


On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Thursday, June 16, 2022 9:18 AM

Great build, great photography Yes

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, June 16, 2022 10:16 AM

Oh Boy!

   And a Convertible "Deuce and a Quarter" to Boot! Always did love them Buicks! Now,  Question? Why did you shrink Grandpa's car ? Looks real for sure.

  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, June 16, 2022 8:49 PM

Very nice build! Toast Great photos too!

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

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

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, June 17, 2022 1:10 AM

Well done - and way to hang in there.  That is a great looking car and a really nice version in scale.



  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, July 17, 2022 8:19 AM

This is indeed a great build, great back story and some swell photography. Turned out magnificant.

BTW....welcome to the forums bud.




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