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#1 knyte91

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 06:54 AM

Hi gang,
I have this model kit but I want to make it just like my real car. I know the kit is a 82 firebird. Mine is a 91. Is there anyone that makes the ground effects & the nose for a 91 firebird? Also my car has the 20 slot rims & I know those will be impossible to find. I was told that the ground effects could be made from styrene but the 91 nose would be a challenge. Any ideas would be greatly helpful.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:52 AM

You'll have to scratchbuild all those parts.

What do the wheels look like?

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:41 AM

Casey,

Yeah I found that out when I went to the hobbyshop. I never scratchbuilt anything so this is all new to me.
As for the wheels, I cant describe them. If you see any firebirds with a 20 slot mag ( mainly 90 91 ) then its my style of rim. Unfortunately I cant download a pic or I would show you what it looks like.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:42 AM

Are those the "Snowflake" wheels ?

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 12:35 PM

Cobraman,
Sorry but there are not the snowflake wheels. I think I will just use the bowling ball rims.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:57 AM

These?
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If so, yeah...good luck scratch-building those. If you wanted a nice 5-spoke wheel, I'd look into the Maisto or Jada 1:18 diecast with the larger wheels/tires. That's what I was going to do with my kit.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:39 AM

Brodie,
Yes those are the wheels that are on my car. I think they will be very hard to make. I'll look into something else but I want to keep it as close to my car as possible. Thanks for posting the pic.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:48 AM

No problem. Good luck! And if you were the one asking me before, the gauge numbers were colored with some expensive colored pencils I got at Michael's. I don't remember the brand, but they weren't cheap. If you have a Michael's around you, wait till the flyers come out and they usually have really good discount coupons on items in the store.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 12:14 PM

Yeah that was me that asked how you did the gauges. I have a Michaels close by so I will have to check them out. Thanks for the info. Looks like I will use the stock rims with the firebird model.