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#1 kalbert

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 04:56 PM

Hi folks! I've been browsing around here for a long time, and building models for even longer. Don't build as many as I used to but still manage to do one now and then. There's some mighty fine modeling shown here, figured it was time to join and share some of my own stuff, though it's not as good!

Here's my take on Revell's '69 Nova. I started with the COPO kit, and added a vinyl top, slapper bars, shackles, and a few cables. I had originally wanted to use some slightly larger tires on the back, but the ones I ordered didn't show up in time for pictures.. Kind of looks goofy, a little too high in the back and those skinny tires look silly!

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#2 tyrone

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 05:07 PM

good looking nova... I like the color.. the vinyl top is nice.... nice touch....

#3 Scuderia

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 05:13 PM

That def looks ready to rumble, great color and detail as well nice nice!

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 05:28 PM

Nice slapper bars, Kyle, but they need longer snubbers. :D I like that you used hollow tubing, like the real ones.

The rear slicks in the '69 Nova kit are notoriously narrow, as you mentioned.

Welcome to the forum, too!

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 05:46 PM

Very nice job, a buddy of mine had the same exact car in high school! love it!

Edited by outragis, 22 July 2012 - 05:46 PM.


#6 1972coronet

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 07:24 PM

This Nova is positively SUPER !
That colour is right-on ; that vinyl top is perfect ; and that 375 hp 396 (L-78 ?) is sweet !

Looks like the kind of Boulevard Bruiser I used to see on Whittier Blvd when I was a wee lad , repleate with 5 gallons of Chevron Custom Supreme (the real stuff ; 105 octane !) .

Nice work !

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 09:26 PM

love it! great looking nova!

#8 slusher

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:48 AM

NICE nova, very realistic..

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:58 AM

Very well put together. I'd expect to see (hear) that rumbling down the street!

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:03 AM

Great Nova! Very well built. Welcome to the forum.

#11 kalbert

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:53 AM

Thanks for the complements! I like the color alot too, It's Testors Inca Gold Lacquer with a couple coats of clear. I debated going green or blue, but I'm glad I did gold. At the Car Craft show in St. Paul this weekend we saw a Nova in the burnout contest with skinny street tires on the back like this, I guess if anyone asks the slicks are back home in the garage and these are for smokin!

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:45 AM

Cool model. Reminds me of a car my sister's boyfriend drove back in the '70's.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:38 AM

Looks good and it's SHINY :) :) :)

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 07:53 AM

Thanks for the complements! I like the color alot too, It's Testors Inca Gold Lacquer with a couple coats of clear. I debated going green or blue, but I'm glad I did gold. At the Car Craft show in St. Paul this weekend we saw a Nova in the burnout contest with skinny street tires on the back like this, I guess if anyone asks the slicks are back home in the garage and these are for smokin!

...I would just say "The slicks are in the trunk for when I get to the Drags!" Nice looking Nova, brings back memories, I had a '69 bran-new!

Edited by rmvw guy, 23 July 2012 - 07:58 AM.


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Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:00 PM

great minds think alike :)



#16 rctruk

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:26 PM

Looking good. Just right for a Saturday night cruise



#17 Draggon

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:41 PM

The slappers, and the rear wheels and tires make it look just like its ready for a night grudge racing at Fremont Raceway!



#18 outragis

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 02:39 PM

yup, ready to take no prisoners!



#19 Grumpa

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:15 PM

Nice lookin' Nova Kyle. Great color, and nice job on the vinyl roof.



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:21 PM

I Like. Very real,