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#1 sak

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 10:28 AM

It is finished for now. I had a glue catastrophe and spilled superglue on the roof, front windshield and rocker panel and the front bumper. I usually wrap the body in saran wrap when I am glueing something but was in a hurry and somehow got a small drop of glue on my finger and it went everywhere. Managed to wetsand and polish most of it out. Then the rear windshield broke loose at the top edge. And I scratched up the inside bad tryin to pry up on it until the glue dried. I am searching flea markets for another and when I do I will build another body and transfer this chassis to that one. Until then I do not want to even look at this one again and only want to focus on learning from my mistake and get into the next one.

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#2 crazyjim

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 11:19 AM

I don't see anything but a real nice little Nova that's SHINY :) :) :) . Real nice looking build.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 11:25 AM

DITTO!!!!

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 11:41 AM

Beautiful!

#5 TooOld

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 11:52 AM

Absolutely the nicest looking '66 I've seen ! The front grille and headlights are the mostrealistic I've seen . I'll send you a replacement kit if you will send this one to me !

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 11:56 AM

nice nova i dont see nothing wrong ether.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 12:00 PM

WOW! Very nice. How did you make the front look so real??

#8 Dominik

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 12:01 PM

It looks beautiful with that color. Like it and there is nothing to see from supergluecatastrophe. Good job!

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 01:22 PM

I think we may have been punked. When I read the post I though " Oh boy this is going to be a mess" but when I saw the photos............. Booya.....it looks very nice.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 06:27 PM

As the others have said that is one of the nicest Novas I have ever seen.

One heck of a job cleaning up the mess you talk about. You should be proud of your recovery from the CA mishap.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 09:41 PM

What a great Nova! As you can probably tell from my photo to the left of this post, I'm partial to Lemonwood Yellow on 1966 Chevys. Where did you find such a close match? I'd like to get my hands on some so that I can replicate the car in the photo, the best Corvair I ever owned.

#12 slusher

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 02:23 AM

Nothing but a real sharp model pictured. nice color choice...

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 09:41 AM

Coulda fooled me. It looks great!!

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 09:46 AM

Beautiful build! I'm a big fan of this generation Nova...the last 1:1 I built was a '66. Yours is VERY nice!

Where did you find such a close match? I'd like to get my hands on some so that I can replicate the car in the photo, the best Corvair I ever owned.


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Posted 17 September 2012 - 10:38 AM

Really nice, clean chevy 2

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 12:21 PM

Thank you for the kind words. I chose my angles to hide the mistakes and the color is ford phoenician yellow. By testors.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 12:33 PM

Nice job Jeff B)

#18 Sixties Sam

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 02:34 PM

It's a beauty! Great recovery from the glue spill! I like the yellow color.
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 04:09 PM

Really nice looking Nova Jeff. If you hadn't mentioned the little glue issue, I would have never known. It's a great looking build.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:43 AM

very nice.