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1:24 67 Chevelle SS 396
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, June 30, 2018 3:24 PM

I was waiting for the bits I need for the 4x4 project and I also needed a break from building my Kingfisher so I popped out this kit that's been sitting in the stash now for several years. My son started it, but lost interest as it's not a video game. I began by stripping it to bare plastic in brake fluid and Purple Power.

I painted it with Createx Black Pearl, Gold and Transparent Deep Red. Krylon acrylic clear, 4 coats, then cut and buffed with Micro Mesh. The rest of the paints were a mix of MM and Tamiya. I used bare metal foil for the first time on this one as well. This is the first car I've built in over 32 years, so I'm a tad rusty. Overall, I am pretty pleased with it. I know I can do better and I will with each successive build.

Now to complete that Kingfisher and get rolling hard on the GMC 4x4 as I have most of the bits I was waiting for. 

I hope you enjoy the pics.

BrandonK

On the bench: 1/48 Hobby Boss Ta-152C1/R14

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: Kenetics 1/48 E-2C Hawkeye 

1/650 AMT U.S.S. Enterprise

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Posted by JohnnyK on Saturday, June 30, 2018 4:07 PM

Great paint job!! I love the thin gold stripe.

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, June 30, 2018 7:35 PM

Had it not been placed on carpet, I would have thought it was the real car !

That paint really set's it off. Nice job !

The dashboard is also a wonder to behold. Wish I could still paint a Speedometer ... ( I "twitch" too much these day's . )

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, June 30, 2018 8:28 PM

Very cool.  Did the heater hoses come with the kit?  I assume no.  What did you use to make them?  Battery cables are a nice touch as well!

Thanks,

John

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, June 30, 2018 10:32 PM

keavdog
Did the heater hoses come with the kit? 

Correct, they did not.

All the wiring and hoses are solid copper core wires. Most of them I got from Lex's scale models. The stuff he sells is enough to do 3-4 cars and he sells resin hoods. Check him out. http://lexsscalemodeling1.bravehost.com/index.html

Thanks for all the kind words Gents,

BK

On the bench: 1/48 Hobby Boss Ta-152C1/R14

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: Kenetics 1/48 E-2C Hawkeye 

1/650 AMT U.S.S. Enterprise

  • Member since
    August, 2007
  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Saturday, June 30, 2018 10:50 PM

Very nice, a classic with a touch of Hot-ness.

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, June 30, 2018 11:57 PM

Thanks for the link.  I ordered their detail kit  

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, July 02, 2018 12:19 PM

I really like the paint on this car Brandon!! Very nice turn out bud.

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, July 02, 2018 1:14 PM

Thanks guys, I appreciate the great comments. I enjoyed doing this one. It was nice to do a car again. It's been so long I had to dust off some cobbwebs. I'm pretty pleased with it overall. The next one will be better.

BK

On the bench: 1/48 Hobby Boss Ta-152C1/R14

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: Kenetics 1/48 E-2C Hawkeye 

1/650 AMT U.S.S. Enterprise

  • Member since
    June, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Monday, July 02, 2018 7:45 PM

Nice clean build, and the colors look like something Chip Foose would do (and thats a good thing). Great work.....

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, July 06, 2018 9:07 AM

DRUMS01
Nice clean build, and the colors look like something Chip Foose would do

Thank you for kind words. I'm glad you like it.

BK

On the bench: 1/48 Hobby Boss Ta-152C1/R14

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: Kenetics 1/48 E-2C Hawkeye 

1/650 AMT U.S.S. Enterprise

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