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    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/everyth..._kits_2012.htm
    Tom - Bradenton, FL

    1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
    1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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    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!):


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

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    • #3
      It looks like they may have used the Pic of the Prototype '62 GT with the non-production ROUND Parking Lights to copy.
      StudeRich
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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      • #4
        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?

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        • #5
          Is it just the camera angle, or does that resin GT look like it has a way too tall grill area?

          Paul
          I finally have a Stude I can drive! (sort of)
          1962 GT Hawk, 4 speed, a/c

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Andy R. View Post
            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!):


            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/2013/0...a-gt-hawk-kit/

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            • #7
              I have one of the GT Hawk slot car kits. Mine is blue with red interior.
              They show up on eBay every so often.
              Gary Sanders
              Nixa, MO

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              • #8
                It's nice to see a GT Hawk kit being offered. Something different.
                Chris Dresbach

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                • #9
                  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...
                  Tom - Bradenton, FL

                  1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
                  1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by GThawkwind View Post
                    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.
                    Last edited by Mike; 09-15-2013, 05:14 AM.

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                    • #11
                      This site will help...

                      http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/
                      Tom - Bradenton, FL

                      1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
                      1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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                      • #12
                        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?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Swifster View Post
                          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...
                          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.
                          '63 Lark Custom, 259 v8, auto, child seat

                          "Your friendly neighborhood Studebaker evangelist"

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                          • #14
                            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

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