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72 Bobby Allison (Finished)

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72 Bobby Allison (Finished)
Posted by Murphy's Law on Monday, February 12, 2018 7:25 AM

Started this about a 2 months ago and wanted to gets photos posted before now but just never got around to it. I only get a few hours on the weekends to work on it so that’s why is slow going. Everyone who has build the old AMT kits knows certain areas leave a little to be desired. Some areas have decent detail where others have none. Fit is also not the best but overall it’s not too bad to build. I will be using PPP tires and wheels because the kits are just too skinny looking and the wheels are way too deep. Hopefully next week I can start on the body. Hope you enjoy!
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Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, February 12, 2018 7:39 AM

Looking good Yes

  

 Nick.

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Monday, February 12, 2018 11:49 AM

Excellent work! Can't wait to see it finished!

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  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 8:46 AM

Looks good so far...Yes

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by Murphy's Law on Sunday, March 04, 2018 2:10 PM

I’ve finally finished. Overall I’m pretty happy how it turned out. If I could go back I would have fitted the upper roll cage under the roof better. It’s about an 1/8” too short but you get what you get with these AMT kits, next time I’ll know. 

  Also after seeing another post about the split air cleaner, I know what I have isn’t correct but I can live with it. Hope you enjoy and please critique away. (Only way I’ll learn anything for the future)

 

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 6:53 AM

Looks great!  Nice work.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 8:11 AM

Looks great.  Nice detail on the tire.  That window net, did you make it or is it aftermarket?

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Posted by Murphy's Law on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 8:57 AM

scottrc

Looks great.  Nice detail on the tire.  That window net, did you make it or is it aftermarket?

 

Thanks, the net I made myself out of drywall tape and Tamiya masking tape on the borders then painted. The drywall tape has a close look to the old style rope nets.

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 9:18 AM

now thats a race car! awesome job

  

 Nick.

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 12:20 PM

Looks great. I have an old Nascar kit from the 1990s that was given to me as a gift that I should take a shot at building.

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 12:23 PM

Excellent build. I've always been a fan of the Alabama Gang. I remember seeing the Coca Cola Monte Carlo at Daytona way back when.

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 2:09 AM

Thats a really nice build.  Having just finished an old AMT kit, I have no idea how you put something so beautiful together.  Did that kit suffer from the old mould flash and ejector pin issues?  If so, you are a patient man - really nice.  Makes me want to try harder with the old kits.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Murphy's Law on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 6:56 AM

keavdog

Thats a really nice build.  Having just finished an old AMT kit, I have no idea how you put something so beautiful together.  Did that kit suffer from the old mould flash and ejector pin issues?  If so, you are a patient man - really nice.  Makes me want to try harder with the old kits.

 

Thanks.. actually to my surprise the flashing and injector pin marks weren’t that bad. The trunk lid had dimples from the alignment pins underneath but that was easily fixed with some filler. My biggest gripe was with the fit and scale of the interior roll cage. It was about a 1/4” short of the roof. I raised it some but still not enough.

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 10:36 AM

Looks great! Thanks for doing the WIP. Sorry I missed it til now.

-Greg

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 11:01 AM

Looks great! Nicely done. Thanks for sharing.

 

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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 11:33 AM

Murphy's Law

 Hope you enjoy and please critique away. (Only way I’ll learn anything for the future)

 

OK, you asked for it, biggest glaring problem I see with this build, it's not a Ford! LOL

Seriously, I've always liked Monte Carlos, and you did a fantastic job on this one!

 Bruce

 

 

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 3:00 PM

Man that's looking sharp ML! I love it! About the only thing I'd work on is some subtle weathering on the bottom of the car but it's certainly not a deal breaker.

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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Posted by Murphy's Law on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 8:09 PM

mustang1989

Man that's looking sharp ML! I love it! About the only thing I'd work on is some subtle weathering on the bottom of the car but it's certainly not a deal breaker.

 

Yeah went with a clean build this time, maybe next time I’ll go for the raced look. Thanks for the kind words.

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