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1964 Chevrolet Impala SS Street Rod Show Car


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I could have titled this post as "The Rest of the Story."  In the November/December 2018 issue of the IPMS Journal, my article on building the AMT 1/25 kit of the 1972 Chevrolet Blazer was printed.  Along with the story of building the Blazer, there was a secondary short amount of text on building the MPC Car Trailer as found in the old MPC 1973 Chevrolet Caprice Classic and a brief comment on the car that would be on the trailer.  In the magazine, you saw this picture:

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Now you get to see what was missing . . . because it wasn't done.  Now it is.

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Comments welcome.

Ed

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Thanks, Bill,

With a meeting theme for March of "anything green," a yellow, orange, white, metallic red, and metallic purple vehicle assembly will fit right in.  So I'll be bringing it!

Ed

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Hi, Joseph,

Considering the fantastic work you can do with automotive creations, your complimentary words here are most appreciated.

The main body colors came from little Testors square glass bottles of metallic purple and metallic red that were in the surplus bin at HobbyTown for free.  I've never used such colors on a car before, so a two-tone paint job seemed best.  I used only the custom parts in the AMT kit for the engine, exhaust, interior, and front/rear exterior.  The fat rims required wide tires, again in the kit.  I thought about and decided against covering the car in pin stripes and an obnoxious number of sponsor logo decals, preferring to keep it clean instead.  I'm glad you liked it.

Ed

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