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Swifster
09-12-2013, 12:26 AM
Missing Link Resins has two new resin 'kits' that used the 1953 Studebaker hardtop as the donor. The 1st one is a 1953 'C' coupe. It only comes with the body as this uses the base kit for everything else. The 2nd is a 1962 GT Hawk. The Hawk comes with a few more pieces. For those that haven't worked with resin, they require a bit more prep work.

http://www.missinglinkrc.com/everything-else_kits_2012.htm

Andy R.
09-12-2013, 12:57 AM
Very nice. Even got the stainless channel on the GT rear side windows.
Neither of my '62 Hawks (1 early, 1 late) have breather caps on the valve covers, though.
What to do for the dual exhaust?

When looking closer, I came across this on another site (DROOL!):
http://i983.photobucket.com/albums/ae317/smellyfatdude/GT%20Hawk/04.jpg

I'll bet somebody around here has one of those.

StudeRich
09-12-2013, 01:51 AM
It looks like they may have used the Pic of the Prototype '62 GT with the non-production ROUND Parking Lights to copy.

GThawkwind
09-12-2013, 04:24 AM
Oh wow. That is actually really cool. I was thinking getting a model of my car but all I could was K body models. This would be the way to go then huh?

3rdGenStude
09-12-2013, 03:02 PM
Is it just the camera angle, or does that resin GT look like it has a way too tall grill area?

Paul

Bordeaux Daytona
09-12-2013, 04:29 PM
Very nice. Even got the stainless channel on the GT rear side windows.
Neither of my '62 Hawks (1 early, 1 late) have breather caps on the valve covers, though.
What to do for the dual exhaust?

When looking closer, I came across this on another site (DROOL!):
http://i983.photobucket.com/albums/ae317/smellyfatdude/GT%20Hawk/04.jpg

I'll bet somebody around here has one of those.

I remembered that there was a post on the Toy Studebaker Collectors Club forum about it. I know somebody who has one too. They also made a slot car version of it but it's pretty rare.
http://tscc-online.lefora.com/2013/01/28/sanwa-gt-hawk-kit/

Gary1953
09-12-2013, 09:03 PM
I have one of the GT Hawk slot car kits. Mine is blue with red interior.
They show up on eBay every so often.

Chris_Dresbach
09-14-2013, 08:57 PM
It's nice to see a GT Hawk kit being offered. Something different.

Swifster
09-15-2013, 07:16 AM
I'm pushing these because if you sell out, you'll make more. And more Studebakers in general. That '62 Hawk is a stretch from what's been offered before. I can always hope for a '64 Daytona... :cool:

Mike
09-15-2013, 08:01 AM
Oh wow. That is actually really cool. I was thinking getting a model of my car but all I could was K body models. This would be the way to go then huh?

The "C" body is available in 1/25 scale plastic, in the Revell "Miss Deal" funny car kit. It can be built as a street '53 coupe with parts from a more common AMT hardtop kit. "Miss Deal is molded in a grape color that may be hard to cover, though. There are several on ebay. Search "revell miss deal".
I'm collecting parts and materials for a special Duesenberg model with a resin body. Can someone tell me if resin kits require special glues or paints? Is there a web site about working with them?
Mike M.

Swifster
09-15-2013, 08:18 AM
This site will help...

http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/

skyway
09-15-2013, 11:52 AM
Anybody remember the cast GT bodies that Jeff Newman had in a display case in the old building?
If so, what wreathe details on those, 1/25 I thought?

JimC
09-15-2013, 05:45 PM
I'm pushing these because if you sell out, you'll make more. And more Studebakers in general. That '62 Hawk is a stretch from what's been offered before. I can always hope for a '64 Daytona... :cool: I'm working with a friend who has a 3D printer to create a model of my 63. If I ever finish this project, I imagine that making a 64 wouldn't require too much tweaking to the 63 3D model.

Mike Van Veghten
09-15-2013, 06:38 PM
Don't know if they are still available...but "Jimmy Flinstone" was making resin Conestoga's (1/24th) also. Actually..they are sedan delivery wagons, but windows can easilly be formed.

I have a couple. One is already a slot car, drag racer. One "may be" (if I ever finish it) an RC car, and the last will be a road going slot car.

This body needs the AMT, C/K model for the details to finish it.

Mike