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#1 Erik Smith

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:39 PM

Revell's 1966 SS396.

This was supposed to be a quick build for my clubs muscle car theme - in February. Needless to say, I didn't make that deadline. However, the model is now finished!

Paint is Model Master brass metalizer with duplicolor clear. Interior is Duplicolor red. Mostly out of the box except wheels and tires and some under hood additions - brackets for alternator, power steering pump, and AC compressor. Wheels are steelies from a 62 Bel Air and dog dish caps are a modified airplane wheel, repeated four times. Oh, air cleaner is not from the kit either. I also made some chassis detail where the kit left a large blank space behind the firewall - the kit uses the bottom of the interior and it is just blank, flat plastic. The ride is actually lowered by about two scale inches, but I would have liked it to go a little lower - not enough time checking ride height before the glue hit, I guess.

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#2 rmvw guy

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:43 PM

Nice job, thanks for sharing.

#3 Erik Smith

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:44 PM

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one more.

Thanks for looking!

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:51 PM

Good grief that's pretty! thats awesome nice job!!

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:41 PM

Interesting paint choice that really goes well with the rest of this well done model. The detailing on the engine is excellent, any chance you could show us more of it? Tiny hoses, clamps and brackets look absolutely real.

Bob

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:40 PM

Nice clean build.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:47 PM

Erik-

That build is sweet. Great color. I love the engine details. Where did you get such tiny hoses and how did you make the 90 degree bends in them where they enter the valve cover?

Later-

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:36 AM

Beautiful build... Love the color and engine detail.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:58 AM

Very nice and if it wasn't for those out of scale mirrors from that kit, i would guess from that last picture it was a real car!

Clean details and paint and excellent execution. I think the stance is just right and the wheels are a nice custom touch.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:03 AM

Nicely done Erik!

Great detailing B)

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:15 AM

Well this one is beautiful Impala, luckily you didn't rush it. I like the color, and paintjob looks good too. Wheels and tires are super nice, and engine detail looks sharp. B) Everything is just alright in this Chevrolet.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:50 AM

Gorgeous build, details, and SHINY :) :) :)

#13 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:00 AM

What a beauty of a model. Thanks for sharing it, Erik.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:18 AM

That's a nice looking Impala Erik!! You got all of details right on the body. The color scheme is definitely different. Well done!

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:28 AM

Really nice! It looks like the real thing.

#16 Rob Hall

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:29 AM

Sharp build..the unusual color combination reminds me of '60s vintage Corgi or Matchbox diecast.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:55 AM

nice job! I love the color

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:26 AM

Outstanding piece of work all around. It appears you've done something that is usually overlooked, which is to smooth out the roughness typically found in kit vent window frames.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:30 AM

THAT IS A SUPER COOL BUILD ERIK VERY NICE INDEED.

#20 Luc Janssens

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:16 AM

Awesome, also now I know what color to paint my copy....