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
DeeCee: Bloody Tom....
Aug 22, 2019 3:50:30 GMT -7
RetroSpectKustoms: Can me enter more than 1 model for JDM LMS?
Sept 2, 2019 18:46:40 GMT -7
RetroSpectKustoms: MOTM Curbside too?? I have nothing on the bench and the PERFECT excuse to build a grail kit!
Sept 2, 2019 19:25:45 GMT -7
DeeCee: Do 1 for each mate, that should keep you busy..
Sept 3, 2019 5:05:46 GMT -7
spdyft: Build that grail..I seem to remember that thread being the genesis for the contest.
Sept 3, 2019 12:38:59 GMT -7
leon: I have a nice curbside i want to build! the only problem is the kit came without doors.Need to contact Revell again and see if there taking replacement part orders yet.
Sept 3, 2019 13:31:01 GMT -7
stitchdup: Hey guys, you dont have to start with a curbside kit, you can just glue the hood down and save the engine for something else
Sept 4, 2019 3:41:18 GMT -7
Deano: This is a busy place at the minute, something new to see every time I log on!!! Awesome stuff but it does cut into building time!!
Sept 4, 2019 23:09:36 GMT -7
RetroSpectKustoms: I got to agree there Deano. But I do love seeing what everyone else is working on too.
Sept 5, 2019 15:50:47 GMT -7
DeeCee: CONGRATULATIONS DEANO AND SHARP... great builds guys
Sept 6, 2019 20:04:10 GMT -7
Deano: Thanks Dale and to everyone who voted and it's a great tractor Les!
Sept 7, 2019 14:31:52 GMT -7