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  • Member since
    February 2004
  • From: nottingham,england
1959 Dodge .
Posted by arcturus on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 9:30 AM

This is a rebuild of one I bought on Ebay years ago. It was hand painted in black with....god knows what. Roofing tar I think. It was very stubborn to get off. So stubborn, I gave up with and it sat in  a box for 5 years. I tried again about 2 years ago, succeeded , and started painting it, but the paint went bad so I partially stripped it back down again...unsuccessfully . So it sat in  a box for about a year again. In the mean time I had lost one set of tailights and couldn't figure how to do the wheels as I cou;ldn't find any tyres to fit the finned dodge Hubcaps I bought from Modelhaus. 

So in the end I got fed up with seeing it go to waste, so I tried again this year with it and succeeded. Instead of the finned Modelhaus Dodge hubcaps, I thought I'd try my Chrysler wire wheels. The tyres actually fit them. I flocked the interior, scratch built the missing tail lights from clear sprues , and scratch built the interior mirror and antennas .
It's an old JoHan promo I think as it's a curbside with the usual fairly shallow tub. 

 1959 Dodge Royal Lancer . (JoHan)

 1959 Dodge Royal Lancer . (JoHan) 

 1959 Dodge Royal Lancer . (JoHan)

Because unlike some Robin hoods,I can speak with an english accent...
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    October 2017
  • From: New Prague MN
Posted by 60Buick on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:13 AM

WOW! This thing looks like a real car. Absolutely stunning work. 

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    March 2008
  • From: Canada
Posted by smellyfatdude on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:44 AM

Beautiful color, and the wheels totally work. I'm glad you persevered!

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  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 2:59 PM

Now that is defintely a barge.  Beautiful work and nice save.  That color combination is right out of the 50's,  Also like your photography.  A person would probably have to take a second mortgage on their house just to cover the rechrome bill.

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

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    November 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:46 PM

Now that is stunning!

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  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Friday, May 29, 2020 5:53 AM

What a great example of late '50s American car styling, and what a great job you did with it.  She is beautiful.  Colours are spot on for the car and the time.  So glad you completed the model, and shared her with us.  Cheers.

  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Sunday, May 31, 2020 7:36 PM
stunning build. still the ugliest car ever made.

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  • Member since
    December 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Sunday, May 31, 2020 8:16 PM
Excellent work on the restoration, that looks fantastic!
  • Member since
    December 2019
  • From: New Braunfels,Tx.
Posted by Metalbender on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 4:02 PM


     A Chrysler Chroma Barge. LUV IT! ! Great Resto Job. Well done on the color separation as well. Beautiful Save! 

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    December 2007
  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 9:41 PM

Boy this is BEAUTIFUL.

What a great job you did on this Thumbs Up.

I've had an unbuilt Modelhaus version of this as an open or up-top convertible with the hood open like Don used to make them in the early 90's. I've had it at least 15 years in my stash

Your's inspires me to get it out and think about buildin it.

Like others here I love the colors and it looks so REAL.
Love the pics too.







  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 10:13 AM

What a beautiful, old cruiser. You did a great job on this. I am glad you overcame the problems to get this one finished. One of the coolest builds I've seen this year. The colours are perfect, and the wires work well. Great save. Very nicely done.

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