I started the AMX as a box stock build but life and the business gobbled up my time. Then along comes this build. and the AMX being 1/20 scale means I can use the caravan kit which is supposed to be 1/25 but who ever did the measuring for it needs to check their ruler. Still looks a bit big for the car but not as big as it did behind a 1/24 Anyways lets start with some pics.
This is the car kit
This is the van kit
And just to make things interesting ...there is 2 kits mixed up and no instructions (Been filed under 'L' for lost)
So you need to build a chassis for this one mate? It looks like it goes on the back of a ute ?
THIS will be an interesting build for sure..
Nope it has a floor pan with some dinky leaf springs and draw bar. Could mount it on a ute but as I mentioned ...its no even close to 1:25 thats on the box. Still got the thinking cap on with this (Thankfully I have 3 months to sort it hehe)
That is one pretty cool kit then mate, it has every option, including the car carrying ramp to go on the back of a ute..
Not sure what I am going to do with the ramp trailer bit ...its way off scale for 1:25 ...I will save it for now ...maybe able to squeeze it into another theme. Had hoped to do a bit today but the weather is stinking hot and the beer is really cold - you do the math hehehe!
Just a quick update to show I am still in this. Had some shite weather here - had that whirly-gig cyclone leftovers come down and made the weather hot humid and rainy. Of course I had some time when the weather was crap but now its fine ...bloody busy again. Oh well Got some paint and foil on the body ... Bonnet took 4 attempts but finally got a smooth coat on. Not 100% happy but it will do until I can cast a new bonnet. Has been debaged and mold lines smoothed. Also a couple of sink holes filled .Also had 3 goes at casting a head (One was missing from the kit) and finally got a good one so the engine is next.
started putting paint on the caravan ....
More to come
Last Edit: Jan 19, 2018 22:19:00 GMT -7 by bazooka
leon: Thanks for sharing the great pics Les! Seems odd seeing a Corvette and Mustang there.
Aug 4, 2019 15:20:52 GMT -7
DeeCee: And i can't believe there are Aussie Commodores over there..
Aug 5, 2019 0:58:20 GMT -7
stitchdup: There a guy that has a ute too but he refuses to put his work truck in a car show, and its very well used
Aug 5, 2019 4:12:56 GMT -7
DeeCee: I buggered up the closing date on the LMS Voting, we don't need another week, so i'll give it another 24 hours, and then post up the winners , so go and vote if you haven't..
Aug 8, 2019 3:49:03 GMT -7
DeeCee: CLEAN SWEEP LES, CONGRATULATIONS mate, well done.
Aug 9, 2019 2:19:14 GMT -7