AMT 1/25th scale Macho Monster Machine
Building of a 30 year old AMT kit with parts missing.
I bought this 1/25th scale kit on ebay a while back. It was missing parts, the frame was broken, the cab was badly warped as were the rear fenders. I couldn't use the decals as they were old and brittle so I pieced it together and added alot of aftermarket parts to complete it. I heated the cab and fenders and reworked them to get them straight again. The interior is detailed with actual pictures of a real dash ,seats and door panels from the same year truck. I shrunk them down to fit and printed them on label paper. I also added felt for carpeting. The frame features real metal springs up front and I custom made a 12 inch lift kit from scrap styrene sheets. The engine is a Ford big-block 460 from another kit. I added a dual quad manifold with twin Holley Dominator carbs. I wired and plumbed everything under the hood and added details like the motorcraft battery graphics with battery cables, duraspark labelled ignition module and "Caution Fan" and 1978 emission decals. The underhood grahics were custom made also. Paint is Ford Wimbledon White with gloss pearl overlay and Ford candyapple red flames that were drawn out and then I painted them freehand with a brush from the picture on the original kit box, then the whole truck was clearcoated with Duplicolor Clear engine enamel and hand polished to a super shine. Tires are modified from a 1/43 scale Hotwheels Revtreds lettered with my own Goodyear raised white letters. The winshield features a custom scratchbuilt sunvisor made from an old 31 caddy conv. top boot. The bed tilts with scratchbuilt hydraulic cylinders that I made from aluminum tubing. The front aux. fuel tank was scratchbuilt. I added 2 Ford flags and an American flag in the center on the custom rollbar. This is one of my better builds and I hope you enjoy the pics. Please vote for my entry and give it your highest rating.
Amazing rescue - sounds like you had quite a job on your hands and the truck looks great as a result. Pics are a little blurry though.
Ford Monster Machine
Good job with a particularaly messed up kit! it all looks really good. the motor pic was a bit blurry but you could still see obvious work that's been done! And good job recreating the "Superstones" decals!