AMT,was arguably the greatest producer of cool car models back in the 60s. They made highly detailed 392 hemis, Nailhead Buicks,SOHC big block Fords,every possible configuration of small block Chevy etc and they were spot on models. For some reason their small block Ford in my opinion just never was on par with those other motors. The Revell 289/302 was much more crisp. This one is ill fitting and devoid of important details. This model of the 302 looks like it started out good on the drawing board and then was finished quickly on a Friday at 5PM. I had to decide where to draw the line on this one. I added a coil, chrome air cleaner from the parts box and plug wires. There was no room for boots on the wires as the heads were chunks of plastic and I had to refer to Google photos as to where to drill the plugs. A few bits of plastic for the alternator bracket was next. I stripped the chrome plate from the valve covers and painted then aluminum. A quick spritz of dullcoat and it became presentable.
The coil, wires & air cleaner help a bunch. You could do the water pump pulley & crank for a little extra umph. But, yeah, it's a general letdown when the detail is poor to begin with. But this one was just to keep the skills warmed anyway...
Post by Spokeshave on Feb 13, 2015 16:11:36 GMT -5
No, low temps have caused two major water main breaks at the job. Compounded by snow it's gobbled up most of my time lately. I've been too pooped to go in the attic and make any progress on this thing. Hopefully this weekend. The high here on Sunday is going to be 9 degrees. Please ,please no more water main breaks this winter. I moved those choppers- One OCC and a few WCC diecast choppers from about 10 years ago from my model display cabinet as I'm running out of space. They landed on my bench. I need to find them a new home.
Post by Spokeshave on Feb 14, 2015 15:30:46 GMT -5
I was able to get some color laid down. Not my first choice but I had a can laying around of Duplicolor Metal specks green. It seems like every car model I've built lately is a shade of blue or gold. This is a nice change of pace. Mo flake,mo better..
Post by Spokeshave on Feb 16, 2015 15:21:58 GMT -5
I almost abandoned this one. I got tunnel vision on making the body smooth I didn't notice that the shell must have been laying funny in the box. The front roof post was badly bent with little hope of getting it back especially after painting. I pushed on. Not my best effort but as always a new learning experience when building something. I guess that's true for bikes,hot rods ,scale models or what ever you do. I wired up the battery. That's a first for me since I got back into building these things.
Here it is warts and all. I have to let it cure for a week or so before I rub it out with buffing wax.That should flatten out and shine up the finish a bit. Notice the bent post. I'm really happy with the wheels.
blown240: Kingsnova: I have a couple of those hubs.... Ill sell you a hub or parts or whatever. Send me a PM
May 30, 2018 12:32:08 GMT -5
kingsnova: Hello all, I just bought a used 26" Mongoose Beast fat tire at a garage sale $140.00. Good deal till the rear bearings were loose and broke the axle. Anyone know how I can get parts to fix it?
May 28, 2018 15:55:56 GMT -5
blown240: IM selling my boys Fatbike it anyone is interested....
Mar 30, 2018 14:48:19 GMT -5