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#1 realgone58

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:54 AM

Here's an old Monogram kit. I built this as a base Citation instead of the kitted X-11 version. I filled in the hood scoop divit, and removed the molded in spoiler from the trunk and quarters. Color is pretty much right on match with the factory yellow. Tires are old parts pack US Royal skinny whites. No wires or anything special under the hood. I still need to find a set of clear headlights for it. These cars were pretty much ugly throw-away cars in my opinion, but due to it's wierdness, I had to have one in my collection.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:58 AM

Likeing that , something you dont see everyday , super clean build

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:28 AM

Base Citation is about the only way this car makes sense and you did a great job. I like all your choices. It's also just nice to see how this kit builds up.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:34 AM

Nice to see a Chevy Citation. My parents had a 1981 Citation 4-door hatchback while I was growing up so this car brings back a lot of fond memories. I have the same kit that I plan on converting to a 4-door hatchback like my parent's car.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:48 AM

Never thought I'd say this about a Citation (1:1 or small scale), but that looks great. B)

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:48 AM

Good looking build,I like the simple daily driver looks B)

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:03 AM

I was just looking at the lowrider version of this kit and thinking "...that's horrible, but if I could do a stock one..."

That's a great build. For some odd reason, I really like models of base cars, and especially ones that, to me, shouldn't have been made into models! I am going to get one too.

Color choices are great.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:35 AM

Really nice! I'm partial to everyday cars as modeling subjects, and this one came out just right.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:15 AM

Excellent model. GM sold a lot of these grocery-getters, helped keep them afloat in the miserable '80s. Great job.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:22 AM

Wow, one nice clean build. That is walk down memory lane for me as my buddy had one of those cars back in high school until he got his 70 Nova on the road. You really did this kit justice.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:31 AM

Excellent job on a forgotten "classic"! I hadn't even thought about the Citation in years! Looks great!

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:30 PM

I like this. I almost bought a Citation in college with the V6. Very slow....the Celebrity we had with the same V6, for whatever reason, performed a lot better. That aside, it was actually a pretty nice car.

For curiosity's sake, any idea where those Uniroyal tires came from? I might go scrounging for a set myself.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:33 PM

Unusual to say the least. My brother had one with a manual tranny. 2nd gear was bad so he shifted it first to 3rd. What a clunker.



This is quite a bit nicer.



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Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:40 PM

love the offbeat subject. great job

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:01 PM

I like this. I almost bought a Citation in college with the V6. Very slow....the Celebrity we had with the same V6, for whatever reason, performed a lot better. That aside, it was actually a pretty nice car.

For curiosity's sake, any idea where those Uniroyal tires came from? I might go scrounging for a set myself.

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Here's where the tires come from. Matter of fact, I used my last set on this. I need to find more myself.
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:21 PM

Nice build Alan! Never thought I would say that about a Citation! :lol: I like it so much that I'm gonna have to buy one for myself!

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:20 PM

Very nice, reminds me a lot of a car a friend had in high school, an '80 Olds Omega 2 dr notchback in the same or nearly the same color. Almost the same car, really. His drove nicely, and was actually a good car until he wrecked it a few years later.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:37 PM

Alan,
Youre build looks great nice detailing i bet that kit i'd sent you awhile back sure came handy. What color you used on this build i love the color.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:35 PM

Alan,

That looks great!

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:38 PM

Lookin' great awesome job putting that kit back to stock.