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    August 2021
59 Imperial
Posted by arcturus87 on Sunday, July 24, 2022 2:37 PM

I had to photograph this on the glass top of the table as opposed to my usual dark gray foam matting, because we have this weird gale force wind here in the UK at the mo. Didn't want to risk an accident. But as it happens, I think the black glass suits this build. 
Its the AMT re-issue. Not alot to say about it. Has about 3 pieces (yeah I know it does have more) and it all went together well.  1959 Imperial Crown ( AMT) 

 1959 Imperial Crown ( AMT) 1959 Imperial Crown ( AMT) 

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, July 24, 2022 2:56 PM

Nice job.  Cool subject and I agree, looks great on the glass.



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    November 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Sunday, July 24, 2022 3:05 PM

Wow Nice ! Those old AMT kits are what I grew up with and cut my modeling teeth on once I moved from 1/32 to 1/25. At least in the auto world.

I wish they made a Caddy convertible. Your Chrysler looks great though !

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Sunday, July 24, 2022 3:08 PM

Nice looking model. Perfect paint color.

Those tail lights are the best!!! Look at the size of that trunk. 

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

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    April 2016
  • From: N. Burbs of ChiKawgo
Posted by GlennH on Sunday, July 24, 2022 3:24 PM


Nice looking model. Perfect paint color.

Those tail lights are the best!!! Look at the size of that trunk. 


Yes that trunk! One of my customers has a Ford Skyliner and that trunk blew me away. It wasn't till I started talking to him that I learned the whole darn hard top swings back into it!

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, July 24, 2022 3:34 PM

Oh Boy!

   Will you look at that rear overhang? Plus there's enough length to add two more doors! Ah! They sure don't make them like that anymore. Real steel, Not this foil they make them out of now. Oh, on that Model I am sure you noticed the body in the rear didn't quite match the chrome. That has always been an issue with that kit. The one I like is the 60-61 I think. It's the one where the headlights stand alone from the Fenders and Grille. You picked rich colors and achieved that "Is it real?" quality. 

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    March 2003
Posted by rangerj on Friday, July 29, 2022 2:03 PM

Looks great. Nice build. There were not many of those (the real car) made, especially the convertible. The Imperial brand went away in the early 60s (61 IIR). They were super expensive. I had an uncle who had one and rode in it many time.  


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