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PostSubject: AMT Olds NASCAR   Wed 08 Jan 2014, 2:11 am

Another one I shouldn't have started! It's been on 2 camping trips, so all the sanding was done, and the 'voices' told me to start paint & assembly.
So here she is. OOB build, I'll add tape seat belts & window net, solder oil line & wire the dizzy.

Should be a roller by tonight.

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PostSubject: Re: AMT Olds NASCAR   Wed 08 Jan 2014, 2:25 am

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PostSubject: Re: AMT Olds NASCAR   Wed 08 Jan 2014, 4:37 pm

Nice start.
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PostSubject: Re: AMT Olds NASCAR   Thu 09 Jan 2014, 11:15 pm

Rolling! Went crazy & used an aftermarket dizzy & wiring. Window net is masking tape. Ditto harness, with some PE leftovers from the dizzy, and some BMF. Cage padding is heat shrink, no heat. Slit it where I had to & PVA glued it in place.

One mistake I followed the instructions, not my instinct, and fitted the barwork behind the driver with the diagional bracing runs in the wrong direction. Too bad. It's glued in too well to move now.

Since the pic, I've fitted the dash, wheel & column & more bracing. I'll have to shave the cross member some to get header clearance, me thinks.


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PostSubject: Re: AMT Olds NASCAR   Thu 09 Jan 2014, 11:40 pm

It's getting there Chris. The engine looks great.

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PostSubject: Re: AMT Olds NASCAR   Fri 10 Jan 2014, 12:30 am

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PostSubject: Re: AMT Olds NASCAR   Fri 10 Jan 2014, 1:49 am

Nice work Chris !
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PostSubject: Re: AMT Olds NASCAR   Fri 10 Jan 2014, 5:06 am

Nice the net looks perfect.
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PostSubject: Re: AMT Olds NASCAR   Fri 10 Jan 2014, 11:33 pm

I think it looks great! The NASCARS from the model companies were good right out of the box. Careful work and things like realistic window net and engine details make modelers proud! Great so far! Good luck with the finish!
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PostSubject: Re: AMT Olds NASCAR   Sat 11 Jan 2014, 2:00 pm

Great work so far ............ my kind of models ........... and you're a really brave man to work with an AMT Nascar   
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PostSubject: Re: AMT Olds NASCAR   Wed 15 Jan 2014, 9:05 am

Engine in, had to 'modify' ie,butcher the X member. Oh well. Since the pic I've plumbed the oil fliter & cooler.

As opposed to my more usual plumbing the depths...........

I've kept the wheels chrome- not accurate, but I hate the look of black wheels. I like a clear boundry 'twixt tyre & rim.

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PostSubject: Re: AMT Olds NASCAR   Wed 15 Jan 2014, 11:09 am

That's looking real good Chris. Any chance of s closer photo of the engine bay please?

I've kept the wheels chrome- not accurate, but I hate the look of black wheels. I like a clear boundry 'twixt tyre & rim. wrote:

I know what you mean, I'm the same way.

How about spraying the wheels and tyre sidewalls with some dull coat. It will give an alloy finish to the wheels and also dull the tyres. Just a thought.

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PostSubject: Re: AMT Olds NASCAR   Wed 15 Jan 2014, 11:57 am

I never build exact replicas - I just have to add my own personal touches.
However, I admire those that stick strictly to the original cars as well.
It's all about individual taste and having fun in the build, isn't it.
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PostSubject: Re: AMT Olds NASCAR   Wed 15 Jan 2014, 5:41 pm

That is a fabulous looking chassis. Looks like you could skin it out and go racing. 001 
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PostSubject: Re: AMT Olds NASCAR   Wed 15 Jan 2014, 11:20 pm

Very nice, I like the window netting too and the alternator looks great. It's hard to go wrong with the well detailed out-of-the-box quality NASCAR kits of the era! Thanx!
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PostSubject: Re: AMT Olds NASCAR   Thu 16 Jan 2014, 12:59 am

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Very nice, I like the window netting too and the alternator looks great. It's hard to go wrong with the well detailed out-of-the-box quality NASCAR kits of the era!  Thanx!

Yep, the AMT NASCARs were a good kit. All the ones I've built have minimal flash, nice soft plastic that sands/cuts easily & cleanly.
Good engine detail too.

The alternator is box stock, cleaned up & Dullcoted. As Al sugggested, I did think of dull coating the wheels but couldn't resist the bling
factor of chrome.

What can I say, I'm a sucker for chrome. On models and full scale.

The lines to the filter & cooler are plumbed, waiting for the glue to dry & a touchup. Then, Al you'll get your engine photo.

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PostSubject: Re: AMT Olds NASCAR   Sat 18 Jan 2014, 12:58 pm

I'm totally ignorant on NASCAR lore, so I can't tell if this is the same kit I picked for a coupla bucks, years ago, and built. Been waiting to see a finished foto.
  

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PostSubject: Re: AMT Olds NASCAR   Sat 18 Jan 2014, 11:41 pm

That's the one, Clay. Here's an update. Good painting day so here she is. Couldn't reist dropping the body on for the pic.



And for Al, here's the close up of the engine. It's as close as I can get with my camera.
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PostSubject: Re: AMT Olds NASCAR   Sun 19 Jan 2014, 4:04 am

Looks nice. The engine bay rocks.
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PostSubject: Re: AMT Olds NASCAR   Sun 19 Jan 2014, 10:20 am

Ditto from me on the engine.

The paint looks great Chris. It will rock with the decals on.

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PostSubject: Re: AMT Olds NASCAR   Sun 19 Jan 2014, 12:30 pm

Thanks guys. Polished it out today, & started the decals. I need some microsol so it will be a while yet.

Got plenty to go on with. As well as the '55 Chev, '50 Olds & the Chev van, there's a '53 Belair, 2004 GTO/Monaro & a '56 Nomad to knock over.
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PostSubject: Re: AMT Olds NASCAR   Sun 19 Jan 2014, 12:37 pm

Lookin good, Webby!
I have a grandson who is a NASCAR fan. The couple that I have assembled have been given to him.
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PostSubject: Re: AMT Olds NASCAR   Mon 20 Jan 2014, 11:59 am

Nice work - liking it very much

 
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PostSubject: Re: AMT Olds NASCAR   Thu 23 Jan 2014, 4:26 am

Getting there. About half the decals are on, windsreen in and it's off the table for a day while the
PVA dries.

Going past a hobby store on the weekend so some setting solution might make me detour.
Going to take the Buick moneypit for a run.
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PostSubject: Re: AMT Olds NASCAR   Wed 29 Jan 2014, 9:52 am

Here's an update. Still no decals on the rear quarters, haven't been near the hobby store.

Need to paint the bonnet, rear spoiler & BMF the bumper/grill yet.

It's getting there, and this build has flowed nicely. No dramas, no paint disasters. Just fun modelling. As it should be.

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