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#1 MrObsessive

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 02:08 PM

Okay Guys and Gals............this one's finally done!

I finished it up last night, and even took it to our MAMA Christmas party today!

If I have a few nits about the kit it is this.............I really wish Revell would give us different colors for the same decals. For instance, not all of us want to do the color that's on the box. I couldn't put the GT decals on the sides of the fenders because they only come in black and you frankly would not see them. :D

I also wish there was a better way to attach the glass to the sprue without that terrible sprue tag that never seems to go away no matter how well you sand or file.

All in all, this was an easy kit to do..........and as you guys have witnessed, if you want to use the hotter paints for Revell's plastic, I highly recommend the Future Floor Wax!

Here's the pics..................Enjoy! :D

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I'm not sure what my next car will be...............There's a guy at work that wants me to build a NASCAR for his wife...............then there's that '55 Ford I need to get back to...........

Hmmm...............Guess you'll have to stay tuned for the next one! :wink:


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Posted 16 December 2006 - 02:20 PM

Turned out great. That blue really looks good on there. Nice kit to build. I had fun building mine.

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 02:21 PM

I can vouch for Bill, saw it today at the meeting and it is a beauty :wink:

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 02:21 PM

Stunning Bill. Excellent work all around. I'd like to see you do a NASCAR build!

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 04:09 PM

Sweet!!!
My favorite factory color too :D . Was the windshield in your kit warped? Both of mine were/are warped beyond use, so I used clear acetate instead.

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 04:39 PM

No, I had no problem with a warped windshield.......however Revell needs to work on the way they mold the glass on their sprues.

I truly hate tags that can still be seen even after you've cut it as cleanly as possible :x

I've always wondered why glass need be so distorted?? Is it that difficult to mold clear plastic that it looks like you're looking through coke bottle lens glasses? :?


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Posted 17 December 2006 - 11:23 AM

Sharp build...what kit are the wheels from?

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 12:16 PM

Oh man. If you start building NASCAR stuff, that'll be amazing. That might even get a NASCAR build in a magazine!

Mustang is neat. I love that kit!

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 12:53 PM

Nice job on the 'Stang Bill. NASCAR huh? What ya gonna do...give it a working t.v. telemetry system? :D

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 01:54 PM

Bill, your builds never disappoint! She's a beauty. Those wheels and stripes really set it off.

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 03:17 PM

Sharp build...what kit are the wheels from?


Hi Rob!

I used the optional wheels that are in the Revell '59 'Vette kit. They had to be shoehorned in the kit's tires as I wanted to keep the correct tread pattern as the actual car.

Revell didn't include those "Bullitt" type wheels with the kit...............and I think current gen 'Stangs look best with them. :wink:


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Posted 17 December 2006 - 04:41 PM

Sharp build...what kit are the wheels from?


Hi Rob!

I used the optional wheels that are in the Revell '59 'Vette kit.


Ahh..that's what I thought they were..I looked at using the similar style optional wheels from the Revell '96 Impala SS, but they look too small..I think the 'Vette ones are the same style but larger diameter...I'll have to look for another '59 Vette..that kit would be nice to see reissued...

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 12:46 AM

Rob, I have an extra set of Corvette wheels from the latest Monogram issue if you want them. I have two of the kit and don't plan to build either one with those wheels...Just say the word and they are yours.

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 12:57 AM

The Mustang is outstanding.

But, it looks like you still need some coaching on your paintwork. I did not see one bit of "orange peel". I've told you dozens of times I'd be willing to teach you how to master substandard paintwork just like I do. I'm thinking of starting you in my remedial course "Orange Peel 101", then maybe advancing to my time tested "Fingerprints in the Paint - Forensics or Finishing Touch?" seminar. I also offer several pass/fail courses, the most popular of which is "4 Wheels On The Model, But Only 3 On The Table" which walks you through the proven methods I've perfected over the past 3 decades that guarantees there will always be one wheel in the air, no matter how well the kit is engineered. (Even works on Pocher!)

Just let me know when you're ready to take this hobby seriously, big guy. :evil:

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 03:10 AM

Looks great 8)

Color/wheels go well together. Ditto on the comments of the kit in general. Wish it didn't require so much surgery to stuff modern aftermarket rims, but it can be overcome.

If anyone has a Maisto Mercedes SLK lying around, one of the later versions w/5 spoke rims, I've found them to be the most accurate rendition in scale of Ford's new 18" Bullitts used on the Mustangs.

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 07:55 AM

Very nice, Bill. Can't go wrong with that color scheme! BTW, Pegasus T's also fit the kit tires... But the Vette wheels have better detail. Good choice.

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 08:40 AM

The Mustang is outstanding.

But, it looks like you still need some coaching on your paintwork. I did not see one bit of "orange peel". I've told you dozens of times I'd be willing to teach you how to master substandard paintwork just like I do. I'm thinking of starting you in my remedial course "Orange Peel 101", then maybe advancing to my time tested "Fingerprints in the Paint - Forensics or Finishing Touch?" seminar. I also offer several pass/fail courses, the most popular of which is "4 Wheels On The Model, But Only 3 On The Table" which walks you through the proven methods I've perfected over the past 3 decades that guarantees there will always be one wheel in the air, no matter how well the kit is engineered. (Even works on Pocher!)

Just let me know when you're ready to take this hobby seriously, big guy. :evil:


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