Post by hurtubise56 on May 13, 2021 7:42:09 GMT -5
As a young teenager, I built all of the 6 original Mod. Stocker kits more than once, and the 3 later releases at least once each. All suffered horrible fates! I spent some of my adult life relocating all of them and own at least one each of all 9 originals. I couldn't resist picking up the re-issues as they were released, and this is one of them. Here are some pics of the major sub-assemblies of my '66 Buick Modified Stocker re-issue box-art build:
Interior, basically box-stock with parts box gauges. Engraving on the kit dash was so light as to be unusable.
Kit engine, box stock, paint detailing only.
Chassis bottom, entire chassis and suspension consists of TWO pieces! Paint detailing and resin dirt tires from Big Donkey and Fred's Resin Workshop. Left front is an old AMT Goodyear. Drilled out exhaust ends.
Removed heater box and paint detailed the firewall. kit doesn't supply a radiator so I found one in my spares, added an accordion dirt screen.
Rear and left front are kit wheels, I removed the front spindle hub from both rears.
Post by hurtubise56 on May 13, 2021 17:08:59 GMT -5
Here it is finished:
Had to add a radiator hose and clamps to my parts box radiator!
A little "battle damage" to nerf bars and I drilled license plate holes in the bumpers.
More battle damage and the right front, according to the rules of the era, had to be a "safety hub".
The yellow ovals were challenging, as the decal numbers were apparently bigger in relation to the door height than the "artist's rendering". I actually made .040 styrene templates for the ovals and the dark green areas on the "C"-pillar so all would be the same size and shape. First 3 color paint job in many years, dark green and yellow are Tamiya and the lighter green is "Limelight" by Model car world, first use of my airbrush in probably 20 years.