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#1 Nick Winter

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 11:50 AM

Bought this kit in December, just finished it now, started it around January. Revell Re-issue from last fall. Plastikote primer, Duplicolor GM Cardinal Red, Duplicolor Clear, Scratch X 2.0 Polish. BMF, Some LLumar 1:1 Window Tint, Monogram '69 GTO Rallye II's. I'm pleased with it, still have some very small things to do, for now.
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#2 davyou5

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 11:53 AM

Freak'in Awsome!! I just asked about this model on the "General Forums" too. . So is this reissue a pretty good kit?? I have been wanting to built this model as it is the most popular car of my Birth year. .

#3 Nick Winter

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 11:54 AM

Yes it was a good kit to work with, it has it's flaws and gripes, but overall I enjoyed it.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 11:57 AM

Nice job , looks good Nick

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 11:57 AM

Car looks great. I have the same issue but the bodu on mine looks as if it was crushed in the box.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 11:57 AM

Yes it was a good kit to work with, it has it's flaws and gripes, but overall I enjoyed it.

Nick


Okay thanks alot! I will go ahead and buy this kit at my earliest convienence ;).

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 12:24 PM

yeah thats lookin pretty nice. that Cardinal Red sits nice on it. great stuff

#8 mikemodeler

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:59 PM

Nice job Nick! The only flaw I see is that it looks like you have air shocks on all 4 corners but if I remember correctly, that is an inherent problem with the kit. I like the wheels, never did like those snowflake wheels that came on those cars.

Your skills continue to improve and impress, keep at it!

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:47 PM

Beautiful build, Nick! Love the red!

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:50 PM

thats a not a true T/A the colors are all wrong, jk looks great in something other than gold and black B)

#11 Harry P.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:56 PM

Nice work, Nick! You really have come a long way. B)

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:57 PM

That's a real beauty ! Reminds me of the 1:1 I had new in '77 . Bright red T/A with no screamin chickin on the hood !
I also never liked the honeycomb wheels on them . Yours are a nice change . Is that window tint easy to use ?

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 03:46 PM

Nice job Nick, looks really good. But NJ plates?

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 09:29 PM

Sharp model, great work on the foil..

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 11:43 PM

Good work mate, I bought this kit myself only to find no 'Trans Am' decals on the sheet :unsure: have to go aftermarket I guess :blink:

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:37 AM

Really nice work on your Trans am, the red certainly makes a change from black. Good work and well done.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 02:12 AM

I'VE BEEN WATCHING YOUR BUILDS.YOU KEEP GETTING BETTER & BETTER.CONGRATULATIONS.!!! LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING WHAT'S NEXT.

#18 Nick Winter

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:00 AM

Thank you everyone, I seen a '76 T/A in Cardinal Red last fall and I loved the look of it, so I built this car nearly Identical but using the '78 kit.

Bob, the window tint does have a bit of a learning curve to it, but I had my buddy who I got the tint from, Torie (owns FX Tint), show me how to use it.

Nick

Edit: Bruce- It will have my native plates soon enough (Ontario).

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 10:05 AM

Nice job Nick, looks really good. But NJ plates?

Whatsa matter, you don't like Jersey?

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 10:21 AM

That looks like a "Jersey" style car to me. I can see J-Woww and "the situation" cruising around in it... :lol: