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1957 Chrysler 300
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 05, 2004 12:26 PM
Here are a few pictures of my Chrysler 300. These were taken by Scott McTavish at the 2002 R.M.M.C. in Calgary. At the time, the car won 2nd place. Later in the year, it won a 1st at the I.P.M.S. Vancouver. Enjoy the pics!





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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 05, 2004 12:48 PM
thats real nice you have to be the king of Factory stock over there.. Keep up the good work my man
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 05, 2004 3:41 PM
Actually, the guy I competed with, who got the first place, came from the next Provience over here, Saskatchewan. Guess what car he built? Yup! Same 1957 Chrysler!

I couldn't believe that someone had the EXACT same building style and finish as I did! If you saw the two cars together, you would think that they were built by the same hand! The only thing is that this guy caught 5 little things I missed.

1. the black paint on the antenna spring
2. the chrysler logo in the steering wheel
3. the chrysler logo on the trunk lid
4. the body coloured paint in the headlights
5. the body coloured paint on the tail lights

That was it!

I had more realistic looking steel painted parts and i chromed the rear speaker grills.

See the comparison pics below. You'll be amazed!



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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 05, 2004 3:47 PM
still the stuff i seen you turn out is some great looking detail and i love looking at it because i wish i could do it that good.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 05, 2004 3:50 PM
I often thought of replacing / painting the 5 parts, but then thought that I shouldn't because I might do more damage making repairs than if I just left it alone. Besides, this is my first car to win a first place ribbon, so I should preserve it as I built it.

Did I mention that this car is box stock?
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Posted by raisin27 on Monday, January 05, 2004 3:50 PM
Nice work ! Bow ........Raisin
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v19/amazinraisin27/
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 05, 2004 6:55 PM
Awesome builds!

I have the AMT 300C custom kit that I started but shelved to do the F & F Eclipse. I want to paint it a two tone job with Pacific Blue and an off-white color. Hope mine turns out as well as yours.




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  • From: Arroyo Grande, CA
Posted by MojoDoctor on Monday, January 05, 2004 9:03 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by ursulescu
At the time, the car won 2nd place. Later in the year, it won a 1st at the I.P.M.S. Vancouver.


And most deservedly so!
Outstanding build ursulescu. Stand proud and don't touch that beauty, just leave it as it is.

Matt Good judgement is the result of experience, Experience is the result of poor judgement. Mark Twain

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  • From: Fairfield, Ohio
Posted by Drackopolis on Monday, January 05, 2004 10:21 PM
Awesome, totally awesome!!!
Rev. James D. Baker www.bakerministries.org
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  • From: TRENTON, OHIO
Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Monday, January 05, 2004 10:43 PM
ShockWow!!, great looking car. beautiful. keep up the great workThumbs UpThumbs Up

Dave http://public.fotki.com/FIREMODELMAN/

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 06, 2004 10:08 AM
A little more info on the car : it is painted with a forrest green metalic automotive touch up laquer paint I bought from Canadian Tire. I painted it laquer on bare plastic. The interior colour is also a laquer beige touch up paint from Canadian Tire sprayed on bare plastic.

I used the LGM (?) polishing kit and some turtle wax to bring on the shine. I even waxed the windows to give them the brillance.

I wonder if they'd ever publish some of my models in the magazine? (Hint Hint MR. President.)
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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, January 08, 2004 4:33 AM
Great job! I need to get my pics hosted so I can post em.
Lee

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, January 08, 2004 9:55 AM
He Lee, try www.fotki.com. It's a good service.
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  • From: Canada
Posted by kevlar86 on Thursday, January 08, 2004 3:22 PM
I agree with mojodoctor dont do a thing with it. It's perfect as it is. Thumbs UpThumbs Up
Kevin check out My photoalbum http://photobucket.com/albums/v648/kevlar86/
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, January 08, 2004 3:37 PM
dude thats simply awsome theres noway mine would ever turn out that nice..leave it as it sits.I now have a standard to try and build mine by .but it still will never look that nice.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 09, 2004 10:10 AM
Don't try to build to this standard. Build to your own and have fun. You might even do better in the end. Lord knows I only placed 2nd with it.

Even I learned from this kit. Since it won second, I made it a point to make sure I didn't miss any details. Now I have to look at more research material and make sure I haven't missed even the smallest detail, like getting the colours right and in the right place, say on the Chevy logo on the front grill. Making sure the blue is above the white in the proper place. I have to do all of this just in case that guy comes back and tries to beat me again. See, I have to beat the guy who won 1st at that show.

Problem is to keep a fun attitude while I'm building and not to be parinoid. :)

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