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AMT's Original BRAT - Underway, but kicking and screaming!

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  • Member since
    November, 2018
AMT's Original BRAT - Underway, but kicking and screaming!
Posted by Faust on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:54 PM
Well, it’s taken me a while, but I’ve finally managed to make some headway on the BRAT. I was very excited to get one, since I had turned one down (stupidly) years ago. I think it was a good thing, though, since I’ve built up my skills at cars in the meantime. And let me tell you… boy, do you need to be ready to leverage some skill against this thing!
 
After a lot of work, modifying the body and interior pans, adding, reshaping and scribing parts, the body is pretty much ready for paint! However, it was a long haul. Given that the reissue is due out in a month or so, you can get a preview of what you’re up against here. It won’t likely have gotten any easier with age! Despite it all, though, the BRAT’s such an interesting, niche vehicle that I have to say it’s worth all the work. Check out the first  build update below, and get ready for a workout!
 
 
 
 

Faust: Metalhead, Poncho fan and modeller of the ecclectic (and lame).

Check out my other reviews at The Sprue Lagoon!

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, June 22, 2019 9:06 AM

A former group leader from many, many years ago had a Subaru Brat and I got a ride in it one morning.  He was a little crazy with it!  I read your link on Wordpress and I am amazed just how much work you did on your model.  Looking forward to more.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; '67 Foose Dodge Coronet

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  • Member since
    November, 2018
Posted by Faust on Sunday, June 23, 2019 9:02 AM

To be honest, given it was a Subaru, it was likely happy he was crazy with it! :)

Thanks for the compliments, and I'm glad you read the link. You think that was a lot of work... man, the decals for this thing are a PIG. Wait until you see that article! It's coming in a bit, but I've got to get writing about the '77 Pinto first! 

See... I do love me some oddball losers! 

Faust: Metalhead, Poncho fan and modeller of the ecclectic (and lame).

Check out my other reviews at The Sprue Lagoon!

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