1972 Chevy Blazer Done
Posted 16 May 2006 - 11:43 AM
The paint is MML Honduras maroon. With two coats of clear (except the hood, which has one) It's been slightly customized. The interior is MML Interior fabric red. The tailgate was supposed to open but I didn't like the way it always opened, it wouldn't stay shut so I just glued it shut.
Overall, a really fun kit to build. I am considering doing another, actually!
This picture really shows the sparkle of the paint!
Posted 16 May 2006 - 01:25 PM
The Blazer looks real good. I can remember building that kit back in the day and as I recall it was a pretty good model back then, it was molded in yellow and AMT had it with decals for "Universal Construction" which was the same company they used with the Cat Bulldozer. I just built a 925 Kenworth that I painted MML Hondorous Maroon last week and I really like the color and plan on using it on my next truck model soon. Good job!
Posted 16 May 2006 - 02:19 PM
Posted 16 May 2006 - 03:22 PM
I don't see the imperfection you speak of. 8)
Posted 16 May 2006 - 04:11 PM
Bill, if you look in the picture that shows the front liscence plate, you can kind of see it. I was able to mostly hide it.
Mike, where is the other completed one? I'd like to see it!! The only other one I've seen is Ken Hamilton's and Steve Goldman's on the boxart.
Posted 17 May 2006 - 02:45 PM
It was on another website. His was shiny until he dull coated it to make it look sun weathered.
Thanks again for the inspiration.
Posted 17 September 2012 - 02:45 PM
Posted 18 September 2012 - 03:52 PM
Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:01 PM
Looks great. Nice work on it. If you are going to build another, I have a suggestion on the tailgate problem. I assume that your problem was that it wouldn't stay closed. Get yourself some tiny magnets (Dr Cranky knows the name of them.) I bought some and they work great. Drill a small hole in each end of the tailgate and a corresponding hole in the wall of the bed to glue the magnets flush. They have enough strength to hold it shut when you want it but you can still pull it open to display it with the tailgate down. I mounted ones in the engine compartment of my 66 Beetle to hold the hood in place for display and I can remove the hood to show the engine. This way I didn't have to make a hinge and the hood stays in place when I want it closed up.
Again, nice job. Can't wait to see the next one.
Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:10 PM