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#1 Billy Kingsley

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 09:33 AM

Just finished this Revell (Monogram) 71 Hemi Cuda last night. What a great kit. Everything just fell toghter perfectly. Paint is Black Gold BlueBlood Red (the color that I bought to do the 2003 Kurt Busch car) with Black Gold Clear. Fully BMFd before the clear. Kit Billboard stripes, and it is all box stock except for the liscense plate decals which came from an AMT kit.
I also drilled out the openings in the wheels, which was NOT fun, then painted them Tamiya Gloss Aluminum.

It blows my Bel Air out of the water, no pun intended!

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I based it off this picture I was given on the Hobby Heaven board....
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Some things are diffrent, but that is the picture I printed out and used as refrence.

I chose the 1972 Utah plates for two reasons: One is that they fit nicely in the opening and were not vanity plates, and two is that I used the rear window vents. They were only available on vinyl top cars from the factory, but there was a set on the aftermarket of the time that was nearly identical to the factory stock option. Since my rear window was scratched, I had to use them. Plus, they look good :D

I also used the book Hemi by Robert Genat for refrence.

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 09:42 AM

That turned out very nice, and I still like your '57 too :D

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 10:03 AM

Nice work Billy!! It's been fun to watch your building progress to where it is now - keep it up!

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 12:24 PM

I knew it wasn't best EVER. Great looking Cuda

#5 Billy Kingsley

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 02:46 PM

Thank you guys :)

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 03:12 PM

Looks great Billy! Maybe you should take it to Masscar next year. The BMF came out super. Great job.

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 04:19 PM

Looks great. Love those Mopars.

#8 Billy Kingsley

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 07:22 PM

Thanks again!

Anthony, this will be making all the rounds, MASSCAR, NNL Nationals, NNL East, LIARS, Cape Cod, wherever I go. This one is so good, when I travel to new shows that I've not been to before, this one will be going!

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 11:07 PM

Super job Billy! I'm glad I'll get to see it at Toledo.

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 04:12 AM

Nice build Billy. I really like the color scheme of this one!!

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 07:52 AM

WOW!!

Fantastic Job Billy!!

Your BMF looks great too..........not especially easy to do around the wheelwells! Keep up the great work! :)

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