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#1 mrmike

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:22 PM

Another kit that has been in the stash for a couple of years is this Revell '72 Hurst/Olds Convertible.  I decided to give this excellent kit a try.  After looking online for details and options, I have decided on the Turbo Hydra-matic 400 trans and console, full Hurst/Olds graphics, and no rear spoiler.  I'll add white letter tires using Shabo tire graphics.
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My paint will be MCW #6907 Cameo White.
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#2 slammedi'am

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:32 PM

Nice man....I got another one of these kits in the stash...Already built one lol



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:28 AM

Thanks Shane!  So far, I really like this kit!  No flash, very little in the way of mold lines, and great parts fit.

 

 

I have assembled the engine and trans.  The engine will be painted Olds Engine Blue, but I don't have any right now.  I have to run a few errands today so I'll hit the LHS for some and any extra supplies that I'll need in the future.  I am undecided if I'll wire the engine or not.  
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I detail painted the wheels with Testors Gold Enamel.
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I detail painted the grille with Pactra Flat White and Pactra Flat Black paints.  The headlight buckets were detailed using a black Sharpie.
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I am using the Chuck Kourouklis article in the October 2010 Issue of Scale Auto for reference.
 
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:17 AM

I painted the engine this morning with Model Master Olds Engine Blue and my Badger Universal 360 airbrush. And, yes...the valve covers are on backwards.  I can't remove them since they are really glued on to the block and I would end up destroying the whole assembly if I tried.
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The body, hood, mirrors, and grille piece are primed and almost ready for some MCW #6907 Cameo White.
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#5 Erik Smith

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:28 AM

This is right up there with the nicest kits ever produced.

Nice work so far!

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:21 AM

Thanks Erik!  Yes, this is a great kit indeed!  

 

 

I threw a few parts into the purple pond and after 5 days, this is the result...some chrome has been removed and some remains.  Purple Power has changed its formula and it is quite weak in its ability to remove chrome or paint.  I am very dis-satisfied with this product and I will not purchase it anymore.  
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The body and associate pieces have been painted with MCW #6907 Cameo White.  Some wet-sanding is next as there is some orange peel on the body and hood.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:12 AM

I am going to follow this built has well.What color are you going to paint the interior.



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:58 PM

John, the interior will be painted various shades of black.

 

 

In the few spare minutes I have at the end of the day, I try working on my models and I have working on the engine.
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The auto trans has been painted and is ready to be assembled with the engine.
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The remaining engine parts have been paint detailed.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:21 PM

This is a very outstanding kit and can't wait to see your outcome of it.  The engine looks really great, good job..



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:20 PM

A good kit in good hands is always a good thing to see.

 

I'm a little disappointed to hear about Purple Power; seems more mandated "improvements" from on high may be to blame. For paint removal, looks like I might be going back to Easy-Off fume free.

 

If I may, Mike, try bleach for the chrome stripping. I find putting that in a plastic jar with a threaded plastic lid works very well- seals tight and doesn't stink too bad. While I haven't tried it on newer Revell plating, I've found on mid-late 1990s vintage AMT plastic, it doesn't take more than around an hour to remove the plating. I then use the clear lacquer beneath as a "primer" coat.

 

I'll enjoy watching this come to life.

 

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:01 PM

Looks great, I really like this kit builds up very nice

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:39 PM

Engine is looking real good.



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:01 AM

Great start. Is the Chuck Kourouklis article in the October 2010 Issue of Scale Auto for reference something i can get as a back issue?

thanks,

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:39 AM

Thanks guys!

Charlie, I will keep bleach in mind when I need to strip chrome next time.

Jay, the October 2010 issue is available for purchase through Scale Auto's site.

 

 

At this point, the engine is complete save for the air cleaner assembly. 
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I have painted the interior, chassis, and other parts Krylon Satin Black.  Some pieces will require additional detail painting with other colors.
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:50 AM

Mike, this stuff strips off chrome and it's undercoating in less than an hour...a few minutes in some cases. Cheap, too. Get the big jug because you will love it. Great at stripping enamel paints, as well.

 

LA's Totally Awesome Concentrated Degreaser.

 

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:29 AM

Looking nice, Mike.

 

Hope your post-snow clean-up is going well.

 

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:32 AM

Nice car, Steve. Thanks for the link on that.

 

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:34 PM

Better put a bracket on that floating alternator or Harry's gonna jump on you.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:41 AM

Thanks guys!

Chris, I'll have to check out the LA Totally Awesome.

Charlie, snow removal was completed early yesterday afternoon...I think... :blink: 

Steve, thanks for the link.  Some good pictures there and I'll refer to them for reference.

 Skip, I suppose I'll have to make a bracket for the alternator now.  I don't need anybody jumping on my sorry and sore bones.  :o

 

The chassis is complete.

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With the engine and driveshaft installed.
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This view makes me really happy.  The exhaust system lines up with the exhaust manifolds.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:03 AM

Looking good.the engine looks great between the frame rails