The Mighty Duesenberg
June 16, 2013 in Cars & Motorcycles
This is a representation of an SJ with a LeBaron dual cowl phaeton body.
It is the original Hubley version of this kit. 1/18th scale combination metal & plastic parts. All major body parts & engine block are metal & screwed together, The interior, trunk. grill, top & lights are plastic.
I know I built this kit in ’80/’81 because I was working on the road then & remember being in my hotel room in the evening filing, not sanding, on the metal pieces. The body was brush painted with I believe Floquil railroad paint & the top & trunk sprayed with Testor’s little bottle paint. When I bought my first bottle of this type paint it was a nickel. The whitewall tires were done with a product called “Gesso” I feel like this looks more like a whitewall than anything else.
The kit molds have been rereleased by different owners over the years. Each time with more metal flash to file.
Thanks for looking & putting up with my rambling.
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