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Snap Kit CBP
Posted by corvettemike on Thursday, June 02, 2011 11:35 PM

TheCat and his buildup of the R-M 63 Vette snapper has inspired me. The base kit must be a snaptite kit I/E Wheels of fire line etc.. Kitbashing parts and dcals from glue kits IS permitted as well as aftermarket accessories. We'll set the deadline on this for 4/1/2012 April Fool's DayStick out tongue

My entry known simply as "Vettuner" based on the WoF 1998 Corvette coupe.

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The goal is to maintain the tuner feel but not go overboard on flare. Gonna add a C6R rear wing and kitbashed wheels. The interior gonna have racing seats and a new steering wheel but mostly  be paint detailed.

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Posted by tabbysdaddy on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 11:06 PM

I am seriously considering participating in this community build, despite the apparent lack of interest. It would be my first community build. I've got two other projects to finish first though, which should be done in about two weeks. I've got the 1/32 Mack truck with tanker snap kit. Most of my snappers are 1/32.

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Posted by crazyhorse on Thursday, July 14, 2011 7:21 PM

Hi,this is one I just finished and posted a few days ago. It's the '95  Shinoda Boss kit.

I hope it's OK that I post here also?

Roy

" I love it, I need it, I seed it, 8 cylinders all mine, alright, hold tight I'm a highwaystar"

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Posted by jcbigpaw on Sunday, October 09, 2011 1:36 PM

I have to admit that its been about 30 years since I've built a snap kit but when I saw the Ghostbusters Ecto I had to have it.  Original plans were to open the hood and go full detail but the quality of snap kits has come a long way and I painted and assembled it straight out of the box. This was a nice quick build to take my mind off of a much longer project that was on the desk but was still challenging. I think I'm gonna grab another and do a hot rod hearse.

 

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Posted by Snake45 on Sunday, October 09, 2011 2:08 PM

Count me in with an AMT Viper and a Revell '69 Camaro.

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Posted by olskoolrodder on Sunday, October 30, 2011 1:12 PM

(especially) Since I haven't gotten on here much at all this year (been a LONG year)-or even built anything this year (other than finishing a 98% completed build),I'd like to get in on this one. Here's what I'd like to build...

I'll be doing it as a semi-replica of an '85 1:1 I owned in the mid 90's (assuming I can source similar hubcaps someone had stuck on the 1:1 before I bought it,the factory Z wheels were long gone by then,LOL!) Big Smile

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Posted by Snake45 on Sunday, October 30, 2011 5:25 PM

I'm nearing completion of an old AMT '93 Camaro snapper. Got the body painted and rubbed out, basically all that's left to do is final body detail painting and final assembly. Hope to have pics to post in a few days.

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Dragged behind the clownmobile...."

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Posted by olskoolrodder on Monday, November 07, 2011 7:41 PM

OK,the 1:1 I owned had aftermarket 16" wheels,dual exhaust poking out the rear (had a crosover pipe under the back seat area),was a burgundy up top and black below the beltline. Actually,mine wasn't a "Z" car,but a non-Z turbo car (meaning it had all the goodies,none of the flash...sleeper),and was only slightly modded...actually was the least modded of 3 I owned over the years.

 

Anyways,I saw these wheels at Hobbytwn and they look REALLY close to the 16's I had,though they are 17's,I felt lucky to find em...

Being a non-Z,the side skirts and lip on the bottom of the front air dam needed sawed off...

I found a color that looks close to the top color in a Duplicolor can at Advance Auto,though it's a GM color,it looks about right on it. Sprayed th prime (Tamiya) last eve,and the top color coat this eve,I'll try and shoot the black around the bottom tomorrow,and get to work on the rest (while the spray cures a few days before clearing and detailing).

More to come :)

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Posted by olskoolrodder on Tuesday, November 08, 2011 8:28 PM

Was really busy today,all I had time to do was mask and spray the bottom half.

Hopefully tomorrow,I can get going on the rest of it while the body is set aside a few days (before clearing it,then detailing it a bit). More to come.

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Posted by olskoolrodder on Sunday, November 13, 2011 11:34 PM

Is nobody else doing anything to theirs? Dinner

 

Well,a bit of progress on mine. The interior's primed,the chassis is done (and came out about perfect in ride height to the 1:1,so n need to fuss,despite my wanting it lowered a bit). Still need a second coating on some of the black trim,and I may or may not cut the side glass out (not sure if my saw is that steady...),but here's ho it's looking...

I should have this one done in the next day or so. More to come Smile

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Posted by olskoolrodder on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 8:59 AM

olskoolrodder

Is nobody else doing anything to theirs? Dinner

 

I guess not Sigh

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Posted by Snake45 on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 9:34 AM

olskoolrodder

 olskoolrodder:

Is nobody else doing anything to theirs? Dinner

 

I guess not Sigh

I hope to finish up my '93 Camaro today; hope to have pics posted later. Hang on!

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Dragged behind the clownmobile...."

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Posted by olskoolrodder on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 1:54 PM

Sweet! I can't wait to see what ya did wth it Big Smile

 

Depending on the level of the kid's daily bickering today(they'll be home any minute from school,LOL),I should wrap mine up tonight as well Smile, Wink & GrinLaugh

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Posted by Snake45 on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 8:59 PM

olskoolrodder

Sweet! I can't wait to see what ya did wth it Big Smile

All I did to it was paint it Polo Green and pimp-slap it together, just as advertised. I DID get it finished today, but didn't get it photographed. Should be able to do that tomorrow. As a bonus for your patience, I'll also have a new build '99 Camaro up, too.

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Dragged behind the clownmobile...."

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Posted by olskoolrodder on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 11:35 PM

Sweet,two for one,LOL! Thumbs Up

I got ALMOST done with mine. Got all the detail painting done except that underhood insert (battery,radiator hose and air filter housing was molded in,so was sprayed body color),in the morning (after the Wife's gone to work and kids to school,LOL) I'll slap it all together and brush those parts,it'll be done.

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Posted by olskoolrodder on Thursday, November 17, 2011 2:34 PM

UGH!!! Got a big old glue-booger on a headlight cover (thanks,Nick-my son-,LOL!),and the fit of the chassis-to-body is less than ideal (kinda screwing the stance in the process-I may go back in later and fix that a bit),butit's done...

 

Oh well,LOL! This is my first build fiished in the new house after the fire...actually,it's only my second this year (and the first was a 95% complete stalled build finish...Indifferent)...now I can get on a more important-to-me build I've been anxious to do,LOL!

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Posted by Snake45 on Thursday, November 17, 2011 4:26 PM

As promised, here's my AMT snapper '93 Camaro. Had this kit since new. Got around to painting it last year (Rustoleum metallic car paint, some sort of Chrysler color, playing the part of Polo Green), and then got sidetracked and fogot about it until recently. Polished it out, did the detail painting, and pimp-slapped it together, finally. In real life, it looks a little darker and a little less "sparkly" than in the pics. It'll look okay on the shelf. Time to move on to something else!

Oh, yeah, I know the area around the headlights should be done in gloss black (and maybe the whole roof, too, I forget), but I wanted to see what it would look like without that. I can always go back and add it later if the mood strikes me.

 

 

 

 

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Dragged behind the clownmobile...."

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Posted by olskoolrodder on Thursday, November 17, 2011 4:52 PM

She looks good to my eye too Thumbs Up Yeah,the roof were gloss black,but that area around the light wasn't gloss black,it was more of a mate color (my uncle bought one new,which I alomst bought from him later). Kool build Big Smile

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Posted by generaltso on Wednesday, December 07, 2011 10:40 PM

I thought about picking up a snapper for a slump buster but they want upwards of $20 where I found them!!! Nice job guys!

There's no replacement for displacement...

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Posted by olskoolrodder on Thursday, December 08, 2011 5:53 AM

Thanks Smile

If you're a Mustang fan,Revell's new 2010 GT ragtop is priced around $15 or so (Hobbytown price,online it's closer to $13),and (having two of em already) looks to be a pretty decent kit to both build,and kitbash with the glue kits.

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Posted by pyrman on Friday, December 09, 2011 7:37 AM

Currently working on the old Revell Chevy Caprice Taxi/Fire chief buggy.  Planning to make it a IL State Police Tollway unit.  Will post pics when I can...

Greg H

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Posted by olskoolrodder on Friday, December 09, 2011 11:13 AM

Sweet! Yes

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Posted by Mark R on Saturday, December 10, 2011 10:24 AM

Hi folks, I would very much like to get in on this CBP if thats ok. At the moment, I am building a 57 chevy glue kit ( hoping to post pics when finished!) but my next project is hopefully going to be the Revell snap-tite Chevy Caprice police car followed by the Lindberg Ford Crown Victoria both painted up as Las Vegas Metro Police cars. Although the Crown Victoria is not listed as a snap kit,the parts fit is very simple,so would that model count? 

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Posted by olskoolrodder on Sunday, December 11, 2011 8:14 AM

Cool,throw 'em in here! Yes

I'll be starting another snapper before too long myself. I need to finish up the Bullitt (see my sig),and get some real headway on the '70 BOSS (a pretty simple kit first tooled in '82) for my son's build,but once he's done tapping his foot and saying "Daddy,when you gunna start my red Mustang?",I can start on Revell's new '10 Mustang GT ragtop snapper. I'll be building a few of those,but only one OOB (the others will be kitbashed with the full-detail glue kits).

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Posted by Mark R on Sunday, December 11, 2011 8:59 AM

Thats great news,when I can get the chevy done and sorted I will make a start on the police cars and get some pics up. I also have a 77 Monte Carlo snap kit but havent decided what way to go with it yet; build it stock or custom with the custom wheels out of the 70 Pontiac Firebird 2n1 kit. Decisions, decisions...

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Posted by Mark R on Sunday, December 11, 2011 9:11 AM

Just noticed that I posted up that I will be building the Revell chevy caprice police car; sorry , that meant to be the chevy impala police car. My apologies for being a dimwit and getting my cars mixed up,doh!! By the way oldschool, your daytona looks really well put together; I always remember the one they used in the tv series ' Hunter', Stephanie Kramer would never let him drive it in case it got trashed like all the other Dodge monaco's, Plymouth fury's, etc.... Well done again on your build. 

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Posted by olskoolrodder on Sunday, December 11, 2011 11:29 PM

Thanks lots for the kind words,Mark! I remember that show too,LOL! I wouldn't worry about the name diff in those two Chevies,at least from the late 70's on (maybe sooner?) Impala's and Caprices were pretty much the same car with differing trim ;) Either way,can't wait to sees it :)

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Posted by Snake45 on Sunday, January 01, 2012 8:55 PM

Finally got around to finishing up this AMT snapper '92 Viper, which (I'm embarassed to say) I started when it was brand new. Kit red plastic polished, no paint; just some interior and exterior details painted. Cross another one off my list!

 

 

 

 

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Dragged behind the clownmobile...."

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Posted by jcbigpaw on Friday, January 27, 2012 7:20 PM

Here's another snap kit I've had sitting around for a while. 

Decided to cut it up and try my hand at a volksrod.  Heres the mock up so far. Stay tuned.

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Posted by olskoolrodder on Saturday, January 28, 2012 10:09 AM

This is gunna ROCK!!! That's a pretty decent kit. You shouldn't have this issue Rodding it,but watch the front suspension,for some reason both of the two I've built want to sit way nose high. :)

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