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    May 2017
Color-Me-Gone
Posted by Papajohn on Saturday, May 9, 2020 6:18 PM

I seem to be developing a fetish for Max-Wedges lately (hey, that rhymes! Would make a good T-shirt!). This is my 4th mid-60's super stock drag car built in as many months, Round 2 (AMT)'s re-pop of Lindbergh's old '64 Dodge 330 (or '300' as the box says), an ancient kit with much maligned body proportions/accuracy. I bought it for the 426 Max Wedge engine and the truely excellent Cartograph decals. I airbrushed the blue and white base coats using Scalefinishes late model Corvette colors and then a TS-13 clearcoat. Not my best paint job, the blue basecoat ended up a little pebbly on the upper sides. The original CMG used a solid blue but I went with a metallic for personal preference, I thought it would pop better against the white. I dressed up the engine using Fireball Model resin Carter 4 barrel carbs (contradicting the Holley carb decals, what the hell, it's my model...), inaccurate large aluminum air funnels, homemade fuel lines and filters and odd PE parts for the throttle linkage. The engine/ chassis/ header assembly and fit in this kit was not as good as the '64 Plymouth Lawman I posted a while back, it took a lot of finessing to get the headers and undercarriage assembly to play along. 

This was a fun fast build and I am so impressed with Round 2's use of Cartograph decals in these relatively cheap kits.  I have a massive Wingnut Wings British deHavilland Dh.9a Ninak WWI biplane build started but I'm tempted to start another 1/25 '60's drag car to counter the fatigue of a big complicated aircraft build. Revell's later 41 Willys coupe is calling me from the stash....think I'll do Big John's car.

John

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Saturday, May 9, 2020 7:11 PM

Very nice paint job. Nice work on the engine.

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