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#1 Erik Smith

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:50 PM

Here is AMT's 1976 Gremlin. Paint is Tamiya TS-60 Pearl Green. Almost box stock - I added plug wires. This was a relatively quick build and I really just wanted a stock looking Gremlin on the shelf. There are some "gremlins" to work out in this kit, but I really enjoyed the challenge - something I would have tossed on the floor 20 years ago...

The front clip was about the only kit piece that was modified - it is too wide. Rather than cut it once in the center, I cut it twice, about where the body parts separate on the 1:1 car. A blades width plus some clean up was all that was needed to narrow it properly. Most of assemblies fit rather vaguely - no real locating points for the interior tub or the frame in the body.

But...I think it is what it is and I like it...

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:03 PM

Really cool,I like the color.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:41 PM

WOW!

Erik, that turned out GREAT! Slick paint, very cleanly built. Nice job fixing all of the 'gremlins' :lol:

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:38 AM

Nicely done.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:01 AM

Gorgeous Gremlin , Erik !

I've wanted to try Tamiya TS-60 Pearl Green , but I didn't have any idea how it'd look . Now that I know , I'll have to go grab a can of it ! ( I have used the Green Metallic . Matter of fact , that was the very first Tamiya spray I'd ever tried !

Which kit supplied its tyres for this ?

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:25 AM

Very nice build on this kit. I built it also. Pretty narrow front buckets aren't they ?

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:16 AM

Beautiful job!

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:45 AM

Well done, clean and simple!

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:54 AM

Clean build! Nicely done!

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:59 AM

Perfect color choice! This is the nicest build of this kit I've seen yet.


I may steal that color choice as I have a can of that paint in the stash..



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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:10 AM

Well done,
I really really like this one

#12 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:14 AM

Very very nice. Now I want one. Great job on this.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:14 AM

Neat, clean, and SHINY :) :) :)

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:42 AM

Erik best looking build on the Gremlin l have seen so far. Nice touch on the header panel and that is an asume color. Really nice foil work also...

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:29 AM

Awesome model, I really like this a lot. Clean build, great color choice.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:47 AM

WOW....from a owner of 2 1/1 AMC's!!!

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:05 AM

I have to be honest, I don't really care for the candy green looking wheels but I love everything else!!!!!! Looks like you did a VERY nice job on it!

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:16 AM

VERY REALISTIC, LOOKS GREAT!!!

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:33 PM

Now that's what I'm talkin' about!!!! That is beautiful! Absolutely LOVE the color! Looks period perfect!

#20 Erik Smith

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:46 PM

Gorgeous Gremlin , Erik !

I've wanted to try Tamiya TS-60 Pearl Green , but I didn't have any idea how it'd look . Now that I know , I'll have to go grab a can of it ! ( I have used the Green Metallic . Matter of fact , that was the very first Tamiya spray I'd ever tried !

Which kit supplied its tyres for this ?


Tires are from the kit

Very nice build on this kit. I built it also. Pretty narrow front buckets aren't they ?


They are narrow - annoyingly so, but I really fought myself to keep the build simple and out of the box.



No worries about the wheels, Ben. To each his own - I actually came across a reference shot of a 1:1 with painted wheels and I liked the look, so...still do!


Thanks for all the comments!