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1957 Plymouth Kustom - Larry Watson painted

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  • 1957 Plymouth Kustom - Larry Watson painted

    Hi all,
    Just thought I would share a car I finished a while ago. This was a stalled project I started in 2017 & finished a few months ago. A 1957 Plymouth painted by Larry Watson. For those that don't know Larry Watson, he was a custom painter back in the day who had his own unique style. From what I understand this car was painted in 1958. Im a fan of Larry's work, also a fan of Forward Look finned mopars so this was a no brainer. Usually I prefer Forward Look Mopars to be plain stock like the day they rolled off the production line. But Ive always really loved this car as I feel the Kustom paint on this really helps accentuate the body lines & moldings of the 57 Plymouth. It was my first time painting a car with this type of paint work so I was a little nervous but Im happy with the results.

    Heres the real Watson 57 Plymouth -

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    Here's my finished car. It is 1/25 scale. Modelhaus resin body with AMT 58 Plymouth parts, MJK sidewinder chassis, H&R Hawk motor, H&R narrowed wheels, my own urethane cast whitewall tires. I need to finish a few things off still, license plate front & rear, attach the window wiper (only had 1 in my AMT kit so waiting until I get the 2nd) & attach the guide. The 3rd photo has a big dog hair on it, not taking anymore photos

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    Thanks for looking . Ive got some more cars to share over the next 3 weeks. All stalled projects that Ive got around to finishing or nearly completed. Including some cars with numbers for a change. Greg

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    Last edited by mopargreg; December 4, 2019, 06:38 PM.

  • #2
    Wow that’s a really nice car I don’t think I would drive it too hard but seeing something like that lapping the track would definitely put a smile on your face!


    • #3
      Thanks for the kind words. I run all my cars on my home track & this is no exception. Don't really race them but run them hard enough they can deslot. My track is only small so the straights are short & with the 18K motor & set at 10V so if the cars come off its very rare to get any damage.


      • #4
        Really dig this, great job...

        And Larry Watson was a master painter...!!!


        • #5
          Thanks Lee, Yes I agree, Larry Watson was the man!


          • #6
            Wow.You really captured that 50s vibe.


            • #7
              Great job with crisp paint lines. Good work capturing the feel.
              Saginaw Valley Raceway
              Only Rule: Just enjoy who you are racing with.


              • #8
                Yes, very nice. That really does accentuate the body lines. I like the color combination too.
                What kind and color of paint is the green?


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                    • #11
                      Very cool ride.



                      • #12
                        Your paint choices really compliment the cars lines!!

                        look forward to learning what colors and from what vendor too!

                        good motivation for a 60 Plymouth Fury that will be going from a Perry NASCAR to a street rod conversation what is teed up next here in Dundee

                        enjoy the cruising!!!

                        Dundee Denny


                        • #13
                          That's really nice.

                          Nice going.



                          • #14
                            That's quite a build. Only question I have is where's the mirror for the drivers left hand? This one sure brought back some memories from childhood.


                            • #15
                              Hi guys. Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated. To answer a few questions.

                              I used Testors Model Master paints sprayed straight out of the Aerosol cans with Tamiya Gloss Clear sprayed over the top. The yellow is Phoenician Yellow & the green is Citrus Yellow Metallic even though its green not yellow. Maybe Im color blind?

                              When Larry Watson built the 1:1 in 1958 he didn't have any side mirrors on either side of the car. So I left them off. There was a dash mounted rear view mirror which Ive since installed when I had the interior out.

                              I have a few more cars Ill share soon including a couple of stockers Im finishing up. Thanks again Greg