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‘64 Plymouth “Lawman” Super Stock

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    May 2017
‘64 Plymouth “Lawman” Super Stock
Posted by Papajohn on Saturday, January 18, 2020 4:30 PM

 

Despite being a lawyer’s race car, I always loved the look of the “Lawman” 426 Max Wedge Super Stock. What a fun 1/25 AMT build! In addition to the inaccuracies of the base kit (bucket seats instead of bench, 4 speed instead of auto), I deviated from correctness with a titanium gold interior (Tamiya X-31 instead of tan) and taller Detail Master aluminum velocity stacks instead of the correct shorter factory stacks provided in the kit. I also replaced the kit carbs with a pair of Fireball Modelworks resin carbs (Carter AFB 750’s) to further sex up the engine compartment. Cutting the two clearance holes in the underside of the hood to align with the oversized velocity stacks was an exercise in patience and careful manual X-acto knife trimming! Base exterior paints are Zero brilliant white and Scale Finishes Striker Orange with Tamiya TS-13 clear coat. I got lazy on the chassis underside and airbrushed the entire area with Tamiya X-18 semi-gloss black to avoid painful masking of the front end chassis members.  I also had to replace the ridiculous weak molded-in plastic axel pins with 1/16” OD brass tubing to address a bad case of jello wheels. This kit provided a good basis for engine detailing practice for me as I hope some day to approach the level of many of the amazing 1/25 auto builds I see on this and other forums.  I look forward to   building Color-Me-Gone as well as some of those Moebius ‘65 Mopar SS kits. 



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    May 2017
Posted by Papajohn on Saturday, January 18, 2020 4:45 PM

More pics,

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    May 2017
Posted by Papajohn on Saturday, January 18, 2020 5:08 PM

...and more,

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Saturday, January 18, 2020 11:41 PM

Outstanding build! And your engine detailing is first rate. Very realistic in the photos. You're definitely on the right track, there. 
Excellent, clean work, and a very cool model. 

"A common mistake people make when designing something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."
- Douglas Adams

Trevor

  • Member since
    May 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Saturday, January 18, 2020 11:44 PM

Very nice build! I really like the subject as well as your craftsmanship....

Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

Ben

  • Member since
    January 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Sunday, January 19, 2020 3:07 PM

Beautiful build of a great subject! Those Fireball carbs really add to the engine appearance. Nice work1 

chucky

  • Member since
    January 2020
Posted by Ctmodeler on Sunday, January 19, 2020 6:17 PM

Holy schnikes that is really nice. I could only dream of doing something that nice wow man

  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Florida USA
Posted by Gooch01 on Sunday, January 19, 2020 8:03 PM

WOW!! that looks awsome great engine detail and my favorite old school mag wheels.  

Regards 

Dave 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Monday, January 20, 2020 7:37 AM

Excellent build of an amazing SuperStock racer.  Your attention to detail is beautiful.  One question, are those kit headlights or did you modify them in some way?

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Monday, January 20, 2020 5:36 PM

G'day, Papajohn.  I guess I viewed this about 8 times, I keep coming back to your engine photos.  You have done a superb job here.  This is a great example of clever engine detailing improving the entire build, and the Fireball carbs take the spotlight, so realistic.  Cheers

Steve

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, January 20, 2020 8:36 PM

Un.........friggin' believable!! Dude you've got talent is all I've gotta say. Spanked it! 

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: NJ
Posted by crazypainter on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 7:30 AM

no pictures coming thru--?/-SAE what's the problem

Charlie
  • Member since
    May 2017
Posted by Papajohn on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 11:38 PM

Hi Rick,

Much thanks to you and others here for the words of encouragement, carries a lot more weight hearing from fellow modelers vs. my wife's well-meaning "oh that's very nice dear..."

The headlights are from the AMT kit, I used Testor's clear non-crazing cement   (wonderful stuff for attaching windows and Alclad painted items which react with solvent glues and CA). I managed to align the grids on the clear lenses with the grill and each other which helped the look.

John

 

  • Member since
    January 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 11:19 AM

Ha-ha! I get something similar from my wife. When she's annoyed about something that she thinks I could have done but didn't she whines about me "playing with my models". However, if someone drops by while I'm working on a model, she explains that I'm very good at them and that's my "art". I got the same garbage when working on my 1:1 cars, unless I was fixing something on her car. When her friends noticed the dozens of trophies I have won with my 1:1 cars she told them how I had done absolutely everything on the cars myself (which is true except to engine machine work). It's not like I let things go around the house: quite the opposite. She complains sometimes that she can't buy any new appliances because I keep the old ones going "forever". Meanwhile, she's on her smart phone or watching Netflix with nothing to show for it at the end of the day. I'm enjoying my retirement. She's going back to work part time because she's "bored". Go figure! Sigh

chucky

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Thursday, January 23, 2020 8:06 AM

chucky

Ha-ha! I get something similar from my wife. When she's annoyed about something that she thinks I could have done but didn't she whines about me "playing with my models". However, if someone drops by while I'm working on a model, she explains that I'm very good at them and that's my "art".

 
Chucky, your post made smile. I was nodding along and smiling as I read it... very familiar.
 
It could be worse, she could cure the boredom by taking up model building.
 
Cheers
 

"A common mistake people make when designing something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."
- Douglas Adams

Trevor

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