I do not post much to these forums as I am mainly a reader but I thought I would post and share photos of building my Monogram Hurst Hairy Olds. A liitle backround on me I have been building my second era since 1993 (my first is what I called my "glue bomb era" which I stopped in the early 80's and does not count LOL!) Anyway, I mainly build nostalgia drag racing subjects (with other different subjects from time to time) and I build maybe 1 car (maybe 2 if I am really ambitous! ) a year.
Back in June I decided to build something simple so I went to my model stash and picked out the Monogram Hurst Hairy Olds reissue from 1995 to build. Anyway I remember this kit was very simplistic and the detailing is not up to todays standards (However, not bad for more than 40 years ago when this was originally issued)
Before I started I found a great website with some great pictures of the HHO called http://hursthairyolds.com and more specifcally pictures of the 1967 version of the HHO which this model is representing at http://hursthairyolds.com/1967.aspx .
Armed with these photos I dug into building my own HHO with intent on detailing as best I could with what technques I know. I used Tamiya spray cans throughout the build with some alclad and testor metalizer here and there with my airbrush.
First up the sub assemblies One of the things you will notice is I had to extensive modifications to the chassis to make it look right so I cut out the panels in between the frame rails so it could be painted more easily. I also cut out the rear chassis panel behind the rear wheels and replaced it with sheet plastic (this to get rid of the R&M trademark writing on this panel. I also cut out the hood and trunk areas... The chassis and interior tub was painted with Taimya gold from a can and the frame on the chassis was painted automotive red pray can paint that I had laying around the garage (dupli color I believe )