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Some time ago I scored this 3D body off ZeGas and now that we're in lockdown and there's no pressure to finish the Bartlett Camaro and the Ponty's paint is drying, I thought I'd make a start.

 

as it arrived

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and after

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and sitting atop a Carrera '57 Chevy chassis that will require a bit of stretching

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Yeah, good looking car eh Kevan.

 

Another option, a Monogram Nascar chassis with the correct wheelbase I found kicking around, and the bonus being I'd know what it felt like to drive.

 

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So is it a Champion or a Commander?

 

I've spend the last year or so trying to find out and haven't got a definitive answer...https://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/forum/your-studebaker-forum/general-studebaker-specific-discussion/63996-difference-between-55-champion-and-commander-2-door

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Kevan, at 1.55 of your clip you can see them both together. I believe the Champion has the thick B pillar and the Commander is a pillarless coupe.

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OK, so it's a 'C' body coupe for sure as it has the 'B' pillar, but I'm sticking with Champion, 'cos I can't edit the title.

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My wife just came in and told me I should clean up my desk. She's right, I should, but instead I said "I've got room".

 

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Looks cool, well done, has chassis arrived yet?

 

Negative but post is all over the show here. I bought something on Trademe before the lockdown started and it's been sitting at CHCH airport for almost a month now

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Hi Kevan.

 

Have you tried Postimag. Just upload photo. Go down to forum option and press copy button. Close Postimag and open AUSLOT. Start new post and enter Cntrl. V where you want and link will be added. When saved photo will automatically load. I do one photo at a time but there may be an easier method. Mine certainly works.

 

Regards Chas Le Breton

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First coat of colour added. White Knight Squirts from Bunnings goes on easily and dries quickly but goes really hard after a few days.

 

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My wife just came in and told me I should clean up my desk. She's right, I should, but instead I said "I've got room".

 

Your wife comes into your room?..... mine isn't that brave... stops at the doorway from where a cuppa can be delivered, does a 180 and retreats.... she could come in here and if she stood still - you'd never see her..... I really need to sort this room out - I have four different hobbies all going at once in here - whatever gets to go onto the desk wins......

 

frats,

Rosco

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Hey Bram, better get a move on, guess what's on the printer at the mo'

 

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Wow, love it. Still waiting for the paint to dry hard before I mask it for the 2nd colour.

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Tank Fairlane?....

If it is, my uncle had one.. green with white flash..... on pizza cutters - no weight in the rear end... didn't take much to spin wheels going around corners with an empty tank... he used to rave about the power it had... we believed him... until he towed a caravan with it.... no wheel spinning then....

 

frats,

Rosco

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Goes to show, I don't know my US tin....

The big V across the grille should have woken me up... so, when is a Tank Fairlaine on the horizon?

 

frats,

Rosco

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For whatever reason I decided to add a smidgen of Tamiya racing white to the equation.

 

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Sets it off, Bram.... are we going to "border" it from the orange with a blend colour?

 

frats,

Rosco

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