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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.

  • Member since
    June 2019
Posted by Tortuga Kustomz on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:52 AM
great work, love the chassis and the engine bay
  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 7:50 AM

Very nicely done and your photography skills really bring it to life.  Nice attention to detail.  Had a chance to see the CMG 64 Plymouth tribute car at an All-MOPAR show several years ago, very impressive - especially when they fired it up.

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

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:50 AM

Looks great, John. The outdoor photography really brings it to life. Nicely done.

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

- Steamboat Gariepy

Trevor

  • Member since
    August 2010
  • From: El Dorado Hills, CA
Posted by IBuild1/48 on Saturday, July 18, 2020 11:06 PM

Well done John. I have been looking at that kit and now am sold after seeing it built by you. 

  • Member since
    November 2012
Posted by Dragcarz on Sunday, July 19, 2020 5:49 AM
Great work, your build looks great! I love your attitude and approach to the hobby, it’s supposed to be fun!

Roger

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: NW Chicago
Posted by Belair62 on Monday, August 10, 2020 12:05 AM

Nice work ! And a great historic car. Roger Lindemood.

On deck. 60 Bonneville cvt, 62 Bonneville cvt, 65 Impala SS 1:1 replica of my first car

  • Member since
    September 2008
  • From: Texas
Posted by jkitman on Sunday, August 16, 2020 2:47 PM

Very nice build.  Engine looks sweet. Mopars are so bad ass! Thanks for sharing it.

  • Member since
    December 2004
  • From: Canada
Posted by ls6454 on Thursday, September 3, 2020 9:08 PM
Amazing job on this build

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