72 kingswood clamshell 1/25 scale crafting

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  1. mssl427

    mssl427 Member

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    Hello members,
    My first post here; I am a fan of clamshell wagons for years, thats why i am crafting this 72 (it has never been officialy released on this scale)
    I am looking for photos of underneath .
    This car will be released as a resin kit when finished.
    Here are some pics. Please, have a look at my album in the gallery.
    (wheels are not definitive, just for mockup ) thanks in advance for your help. IMG_0421.jpeg
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    The frame and underside is the same as the sedan up to behind the axle, then the frame rails are slightly different. Exhaust is also different, but a Chevrolet 1972 shop manual should provide excellent detailed drawings of them, of park brake cabling/rigging, etc. And if there are sedan models around this model year, they can provide the necessary floor, door panels, dashes and columns. What did you cast that body from?
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    See if you can contact this modeler, Kevin Beanes, to find out where he got this model.
     
  4. mssl427

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    This body is unique.... i crafted it from a poor non accurate resin cast. I spent more than 250 hours on the whole car including interior. When it’s possible i cast parts from a coupe to win time and then i modify.
    i’ve got a 72 shop manual: nothing interesting, poor photos... photos show a little part of my work
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    Car looks great. Very good work. Looks very authentic. My son had a real one and I know these cars pretty good.
     
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    Caprice Estate Dads 74 Caprice

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    Amazing work here. I love your dedication to your fine craft. When can we see a complete car. Cheers.
     
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    thank you very much for your positives answers.
    Here are some pics of actual status of the wagon: tons of work during my free time... more than 300 hours
    Underneath took me a lot of time, i had to rework/ create it deeply.
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    this is seriously awesome. Great dedication and patience. The attention to detail and scale perspective is outstanding.
     
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    Beautiful. Really great craftsmanship, and what a great subject.
     

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