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Another 64 Palmer avanti finished

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  • Member since
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  • From: flushing NY
Another 64 Palmer avanti finished
Posted by montelsc on Sunday, March 12, 2017 11:09 AM

Just installed the body panels best ive seen yet for a palmer 

all seams are perfect 

 

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    September, 2011
  • From: flushing NY
Posted by montelsc on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 11:58 AM

 The avanti is painted next is glass

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 1:02 PM

Interesting build. This looks like a very respectable kit for a Palmer.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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    September, 2011
  • From: flushing NY
Posted by montelsc on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 3:55 PM

Had this one once before body was slightly warped seams didnt line up 

never made it to a finish this is probably the best palmer body ive seen

Thanks for lookin

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Posted by smhardesty on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 7:06 PM

Nicely done. And a really great choice of cars!

Steve

On the bench - Right now, a mess.

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Posted by montelsc on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 7:10 PM

Thanks havent been building for a while like to start up again with one of these 

i feel it brings me back to the level i was on when i stopped 

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Posted by dimaxion on Thursday, March 16, 2017 10:09 AM

Hmmm .. where do my posts go ? Finish this ! Great build and a tribute to original Model Car Kit Manufacturing . I did state previously , I have the interior shell and possibly the dash I am willing to trade .. I am looking to see this done please .   Thanx ..

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Posted by montelsc on Friday, March 17, 2017 8:01 AM

Thanks for the reply D but no thanks on the parts this is the only one im doing

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Posted by smhardesty on Friday, March 17, 2017 3:14 PM
I have a couple of Avanti kits I'll eventually get around to building. I'm interested in the wheels & tires you used. They look really great on that car. Were those from the kit?

Steve

On the bench - Right now, a mess.

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  • From: flushing NY
Posted by montelsc on Friday, March 17, 2017 5:30 PM

No those are the smallest 1/25 scale tires i had not sure what scale this kit is looks alittle bigger than 1/32 the wheels are those extra custom wheels you might find in those old amt or mpc chevy kits i used the palmer wheels for the wheel backs on this so i could use the axles it came with 

Thanks again

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Posted by dimaxion on Saturday, March 18, 2017 9:37 AM

IIRC , the Palmer kits were loosely 1/30th Scale as were the Strombecker/Merit / Hawk Indy Car Winners . Thanx .. 

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  • From: flushing NY
Posted by montelsc on Monday, March 20, 2017 6:47 AM

just finished detailing the chassis

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Posted by montelsc on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 6:39 AM

  

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Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 7:12 AM

That's a cool little kit. The colour is perfect. Palmer kits remain a curiosity for me so I appreciated this thread. Looks good. Cheers.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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  • From: flushing NY
Posted by montelsc on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:07 AM

Thanks i appreciate your reply sad thing with palmers always a hit or miss 

most of the time miss 

thanks

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:10 AM

So, what is it that attracts you to the Palmer kits with their poor reputation and poor quality? Is it the challange to make them better or....? I've been guilty of that kind of a challange myself more than once Thumbs Up.

Some kits just need more love Big Smile.

I love Mecum Auctions and Barrett/Jackson auctions and what would I do without Ebay.

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by dimaxion on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 11:03 AM

I would be happy seing this on my shelves . This is how good you did with this one . I have some "in the day" models I am happy to own .. Kudos .. "Where's the keys ?"   Thanx .. 

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Posted by smhardesty on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:02 PM
I have to admit to being a bit surprised to find out the scale of the kit and to also realize it happens to be a curbside (I think I have that term right). Not being at all familiar with Palmer kits and being new to the hobby again, when looking at the first photos you posted I just figured this was a 1/24 or 1/25 kit. It’s a great looking build!

Steve

On the bench - Right now, a mess.

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Posted by montelsc on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 6:28 PM

Thanks guys 

palmers have some great subjects that lure me in but then it turns into dissapointment

when that all wears off i get suckered back in again  LOL!!!!!!

Thanks again    Yes

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 7:04 PM

montelsc

Thanks guys 

palmers have some great subjects that lure me in but then it turns into dissapointment

when that all wears off i get suckered back in again  LOL!!!!!!

Thanks again    Yes

 

I built a few Palmer kits in the early 70s. They had distorted, multi piece, way under scale bodies, and had generic parts that were shared by other kits regardless of type of car. I had a Corvette that was decent, but the others were a disappointment.

But I kept getting lured in by the cool box art. All panels on the box had the same artist's rendering of the car, but it was always a cool, unusually low angle view with wide tires, and it always promised something cool in the box. It lied. Even in later teen years, when I knew full well what was in the box, I would find myself nearly seduced by that cool box art.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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Posted by oldcarguy on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:40 PM

Hi;

   I have found that some Palmer kits just didn't have " it " whatever that is .But in retrospect they did have some interesting subjects .

   Did you know Waaaay back they had rubber tires ( yep , rubber ! ) and hubcaps that looked like baby moons with a Wart on em . Had three tongs you stuck into the tires .

gjgeracci

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