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Monogram 79 Firebird turbo trans am ????

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  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, April 29, 2022 3:48 PM

I love the Transam. I always wanted one. 

Beautiful model!

 

  • Member since
    April 2021
Posted by Thunderball on Friday, April 29, 2022 2:16 PM

Please please tell us what brand and color of paint you used on this!

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 1:48 PM

That is a beauty, well done.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    March 2021
Posted by Mcmaster on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 1:21 PM

arcturus87

Hopefully Revell will release a 75.

 

I just saw on a facebook group yesterday Missing link Resin is releasing a 75 T/A in the next month or so.

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 10:46 AM

I hope they do also. I would deffinately get one.

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 10:09 AM

Shuuuweeeet!! I've seen this kit on the shelves a few times at HL. I'd really like to do one of these older TA's but will most likely build it in 1/25 scale. 

Beautiful rendition of this beauty of a car.

                   

 

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by arcturus87 on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 12:21 AM

Hopefully Revell will release a 75.

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, March 28, 2022 9:25 PM

Very nice build!

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Monday, March 28, 2022 1:51 PM

Great job. I owned a 75 TA years ago and the detailing you did is perfect. I like it.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, March 28, 2022 1:19 PM

Wow that looks great.  I'd swear it was the real thing!

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    August 2021
Monogram 79 Firebird turbo trans am ????
Posted by arcturus87 on Monday, March 28, 2022 12:26 PM

Bit of an oddity this one. The box says its a Turbo Firebird. The instruction say its a Trans Am. Comes with a non turbo hood and engine, yet has Turbo wheels. Also has a hardtop roof so not sure if that was a Trans am or Firebird thing. It HAD lake pipes as well. 

So, I cut off the lake pipes, found some snowflake 78 TA wheels so it is now a definate non turbo 79. However the decals were crap. The moment they left the paper to be applied  they shrivelled and curled up like some had applied a heat gun to them. Never had that happen. So I used a few 78 TA decals I had left, hence why theres no decals on the front wings and boot lid.   I scratch built some tail pipes as well. 
I find it weird that Monogram totally missed out doing a proper 79- 80 TA  kit when they had done the 78 and 81 turbo. 

Anyway, quite pleased with it. Its a replica of the big 1/8 one I built as a kid.

 1979 Pontiac Trans Am.(monogram snap kit) by Modelmadness, on Flickr

 1979 Pontiac Trans Am.(monogram snap kit) by Modelmadness, on Flickr

 1979 Pontiac Trans Am.(monogram snap kit) by Modelmadness, on Flickr

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