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AMT Jim Cushman Plymouth Duster - COMPLETE

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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
AMT Jim Cushman Plymouth Duster - COMPLETE
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, April 22, 2018 6:02 PM

Short-track late model sportsman kit.  Plagued with endless flash... but too cool of a subject.  The kit (outside of the plastic) is really cool.  Comes with a history booklet with reference photos and a tiny cut-out model box... I don't know why, but I just love it and wish everyone would do this :)

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, April 22, 2018 8:15 PM

I have alway's liked the look of that kit, but never bothered to get one.

I will be "Observing" from over there ......... In the corner ......  with the Cat.

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

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 2:06 AM

This is a terrible kit!  The flash... every single part has flash and ejector pin markings, lack of locating... argh!  Though the big decals went on nice and responded well to setting solution.  If I were'nt enamored with the late model sportsman I'd punt on this one.  I'm so apprehensive about the suspension and mounting the wheels.  We will see.  I'm hoping this one looks good on the shelf - just don't look inside or under the hood :-0.  I just don't have patience for these old kits, especially after building the Tamiya 1/12 Nija ZR XX which was an engineering and molding work of art.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, April 29, 2018 10:22 PM

I was right about the suspension... I don't have all 4 wheels down :/.  Just buttoned it up and not proud of this one, but sure makes you appreciate the good quality kits we have today.

I do like the tiny model box though ;)

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Monday, April 30, 2018 11:29 AM
Looks good! You need a Camaro to go with it. If you get a chance, check out Mark Martin's twitter feed, lots of pics of those cars from that era show up there.
  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 8:12 PM

That looks good.

I was going to say you gotta finish it just to be able to display it with the little box, but you already did! Smile

-Greg

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 8:27 PM

Thanks mississippivol - I'd love to do a late model sportsman short track camaro!

Thanks Greg - ya, it had to get done and on the shelf with it's tiny box :)

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    August 2019
Posted by Bluzboy66 on Friday, July 30, 2021 8:25 PM
Strange. My kit has little to no flash.
  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, July 30, 2021 8:36 PM

Nice job on the Dustpan (as non-mopar people referred to them)

  I like it.

  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Friday, July 30, 2021 10:34 PM

I built an AMT car kit earlier this year and you ain't kidding about the flash.  However, mine went together pretty well after all the cleanup.  It is a great car and subject so I understand the desire not to punt.  Despite its problem it looks great.  Nice job.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, July 30, 2021 10:59 PM

Thanks for the kind words.  I'd muscle through a dozen of these types of kits because I dig the subject.  Now on the the EBBRO F1 kits and the Meng GT40 :)

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, July 31, 2021 7:41 AM

Oh!

       I remember those. Weren't they called Plymouth Dustups or sumpin? Model looks great by the way!

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