05-11-06, 08:34 PM
I make mini Cadillacs lol
Just finished one of the Phaeton, it started as a JoHan promo. Original 27 year old paint, I custom mixed paint for the interior, detailed everything, filled the "moonroof" and added custom Phaeton top(it really feels like one too), and added bare metal foil to the trim(very thin sticky back chrome foil)
What do you think?
05-11-06, 08:55 PM
Very cool Ben. I have that same Jo-Han model, I need to do something constructive with it some day.
Neat! I did one of my car, too, but you started out with a much nicer model. Good job! :thumbsup:
05-11-06, 09:37 PM
Wow, thats creative, what model did you start with? I've seen a lot of them made out of the limo chopped in the middle. I've also seen some made of Caprices.
Thanks. It's a TKM resin kit. It's a crude thing that looks like someone carved out the mold with handtools in their basement. It probably took me two weeks to sand, fill holes, reshape things, cut out the window holes, and generally prep the body before I could even think of trying to start painting anything. Then I had to cut down an Impala SS chassis width and lenghthwise and form it back together, because this is a bit of a smaller scale, but I cut the hood out and wanted to use the engine and everything. It'll never be as good as a real model kit, but for as much trouble as it was to build, I'm pretty proud of it. I wish they had made a promo--that would have been nice!
BTW, I am a serious promo collector. I've got full factory cases of unopened 70's model Eldorados and Devilles like the one you built for most years. I always thought they were nice models.
Looks sweet! Well done.
05-11-06, 11:21 PM
Thanks guys, the only thing that bothers me about the model is that you can still see the sunroof and landau molding on the top. I could have made it smooth, but I wanted to be able to take off the phaeton top and have it look original if I ever wanted to sell it as an original promo. But I think now I'll take the top off and re-do it.
05-12-06, 02:09 AM
That's pretty sweet dude!
05-13-06, 12:52 PM
Do they make models in the 90-92 Brougham bodystyle??
Thats a nice job you did there.. i like the top
05-13-06, 03:51 PM
Thanks, they only make two doors, Revell just came out with a lowrider '81 Coupe Deville with a Fleetwood top and '90s moldings, thats probably the closest you'll get, And thats what I made the model of my '83 Coupe with. I've also seen a couple people make a '90-'92 Brougham out of the '79 Coupe Deville, but that takes A LOT of work.