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Posted By: Robert M. Woolley
Posted On: Saturday February 9, 2019 at 1:04 PM
 
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I am a little older than you, and have an older brother.
Back in those days, plastic model supplies, spray paint, bare metal foil and polish compounds were not yet available. However. my older brother, 8 years older than me,was an expert builder. Paints in those days on gave poor results, but there was a trick. I had forgotten that until I net up with master builder Olaf Wahl, now deceased. The 1950's era paint could be made to flow to produce spray like finishes. I have sooe of Olafs built models, and his brushed on finshes leave mine in the dust! My brother used that method, and my brush paint was way ahead of its time, and as I recall, sometimes we would use a polish of sorts once the slow drying enamel dried.

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PICS Acme 1956 Chrysler by Robert M. Woolley #28685
I'm waiting for the green/wheelcover version (not too crazy for wires). Any detail pics Robert? by Christopher Moroni #28685.1
In 1956 I was 10 years old.... by Richard Sufficool #28685.1.1
I am a little older than you, and have an older brother. by Robert M. Woolley #28685.1.1.1
Excellent story. Still amazed that the model survived! (EOM) by Christopher Moroni #28685.1.1.1.1
.. (EOM) by Dennis Mong #28685.1.1.1.1.1
*** 1956 *** I was only 36 days old *** (EOM) by Dennis Mong #28685.1.1.2
More photos coming, and lots saved! by Robert M. Woolley #28685.1.2
Amazing! (EOM) by Christopher Moroni #28685.1.2.1
PICS Acme 1/18 1956 Chrysler by Robert M. Woolley #28685.1.3
Thanks for these pics Robert. Looks like there's a "steelie" for a spare. Great! (EOM) by Christopher Moroni #28685.1.3.1
Chris, My 1;1 Imperial has the wire wheel option but the spare by Bob Jackman #28685.1.3.1.1
..right. As far as I know, that is correct. I'm glad to see PM (ACME) replicated that accurately. (EOM) by Christopher Moroni #28685.1.3.1.1.1
" Spectacular " Pictures ... Great Enjoyment on your XCLNT close ups - Thank You (EOM) by Dennis Mong #28685.1.3.2
I will wait for the green version. I prefer the wire wheels, though. by Al Dorado #28685.2
YES! Not only is it wrong but it's too "bright" inside. An easy fix though. (EOM) by Christopher Moroni #28685.2.1
Based on the photos of the prototype and by Robert Lawhn #28685.3
YES, reissue the 1956 Chevies but W/O the skirts! (EOM) by Robert M. Woolley #28685.3.1
The skirts were always "removable." One could easily "snap" them out. (EOM) by Christopher Moroni #28685.3.1.1
I have a PM Bel Air in Laurel Green and Crocus Yellow. No skirts or cont. kit. Super nice model. (EOM) by Al Dorado #28685.3.2
Yes Al, I have a "few" myself. It's a great model...and it's a hardtop...and it's a four door! (EOM) by Christopher Moroni #28685.3.2.1
Yes, a reissue of the 1956 Bel Air Sport Sedan would be just swell! by David Crowe #28685.3.3
...perhaps for the European market. But here in the States let's stick with factory colors...please! (EOM) by Christopher Moroni #28685.3.3.1
There are all sorts of colors that are fine. "Factory" colors by Mike DeTorrice #28685.3.3.1.1
Anyone know how it compares in size beside Maistos '56 Chrysler and Signatures by Ken Spear #28685.4
Good question Ken. I wish I knew. The Maisto is terrible (very underscaled) and Sig's Imperial is... by Christopher Moroni #28685.4.1
I have both this St. Regis and the 55 Imperial. This model is longer than the Imperial by Bob Jackman #28685.4.1.1
'55 Chrysler 219", '56 221"; '55 Imperial 223", '56 229". (EOM) by Barry Levittan #28685.4.1.1.1
Thanks Barry. Assuming the 56 New Yorker and Imperial are the by Bob Jackman #28685.4.1.1.1.1
Right. Bob, Barry.... it makes sense to me as well. (EOM) by Christopher Moroni #28685.4.1.1.1.1.1
Makes me wonder if ACME, using this PM Chrysler tooling, will offer a 1/18 '56 300. It's possible! (EOM) by Christopher Moroni #28685.4.1.1.1.1.1.1
PICs 1/18 Maisto 300 and Acme New Yorker size photos by Robert M. Woolley #28685.4.2
Thanks for these Robert. As I've stated many times... that Maisto is "less than perfect." (EOM) by Christopher Moroni #28685.4.2.1
Robert:Thanks for the pics. As I suspected, the Maisto is slightly by Ken Spear #28685.4.2.2
Received mine a few days ago. Very nice looking solid hefty model. I likely! :-D (EOM) by Duncan Pohl #28685.5
Great! Another win, win for all! (EOM) by Christopher Moroni #28685.5.1
1956 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER ST. REGIS PAINTED PROTOTYPE by Ralph Regalbuto #28685.6
Hi Ralp. With painted ones now available... why bother? Save your unpainted prototypes. (EOM) by Christopher Moroni #28685.6.1




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