1930 Packard Bottail Speedster

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Re: 1930 Packard Bottail Speedster

Postby jeaton01 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:19 pm

Typical rough canvas but better than I can scratchbuild.

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Re: 1930 Packard Bottail Speedster

Postby LyleW » Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:30 pm

That is superb!
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Re: 1930 Packard Bottail Speedster

Postby Dragline » Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:08 pm

For what you started out with that turned out a masterpiece. I'm not kidding even a little. That is the nicest Pyro kit in any form I've ever seen!

I avoid Pyro as a rule simply because as a young man I got burned by a few. Those and Lindberg were to be avoided after I learned the hard way. I latched onto Revell and Monogram and became the model builder I am today. Not saying that the afore mentioned wouldn't have made me a better builder, but they may have broken my spirit.
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Re: 1930 Packard Bottail Speedster

Postby jeaton01 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:30 pm

It's shiny, that helps. It was a little bit but not too special to me because as I was growing up we had the chassis of one in our boneyard, the engine was used to power a water well drilling rig and the rest was tossed or left to rot. It still had the frame, wheels and the leather covers were on the springs. The remains did finally go to a museum. It's almost like people were bitter about that sort of wealth during the later years of the depression. At the time that sort of car had little worth.
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Re: 1930 Packard Bottail Speedster

Postby mostrich » Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:35 pm

You did THAT out of an old Monogram kit? You got some skills man. Fantastic work!
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