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454 SS, just a boring box stock build


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#1 martinfan5

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:07 PM

I remember building a lot of of these when I was in kid/teen years, well thats about all I did was build, very little painting :lol: . So fat I have been getting the body ready for painting and the chrome stripped.  Now the whole goal with this build is to use my A/B for paint and clear coat,  I can manage to get a smooth, or least what looks to me as a smooth paint job , but then I clear coat with out of the can.
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Still needs a few more coats
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Edited by martinfan5, 17 December 2012 - 05:08 PM.


#2 rmvw guy

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:32 PM

I always loved that truck, it just needed a few more ponys. Nice start.

#3 martinfan5

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:17 PM

I did do a few more coats of paint, but I seem to go back words and its not as smooth as the first few coats,  I should of not mess with how I had the A/B settings  :banghead: , I am going to wetsand and get it smooth, and do one more .  I am sure the colder weather did not help either .

Did get some work done on the engine and chassis
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And sprayed the interior in red primer
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:56 AM

I'll definitely be watching. These are my favorite AMT kits. I have 3 of these, and still hunting for more.



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Posted 19 December 2012 - 05:06 AM

why boring , looks good :)

#6 martinfan5

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:37 AM

James, same here,  I loved these kits when I was younger, its a shame that sellers of them want big bucks for them

 

Richard,  nothing boring about it, but everyone likes to slam trucks , or lift them,  you dont see stock builds much :lol:



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Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:31 AM

Looking good,Jonathan! I remember test driving one of those the year they came ot (as if I coulda bought one in HS :P ),LOL!

 

Hey,you wouldn't happen to hve a spare bed from this (or other fleet side bed'd kit) would ya?



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Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:57 PM

Sorry Steve, no spare beds



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Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:43 AM

Story of my life :P Thanks anyways :) I have the )non-454SS) stepside version of this kit,wanted to build a "350SS",or Sport (I know the Sport was a 454 look-alike package,one I almost traded the Mustang in the avatar for,IDK if the '350SS' was a real package or not,but there were several of them running around here back in the day-non of the abov with the stepside). Either way,I'menjoying your build :D



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:08 PM

Didnt the sport package have the red trim?,  or did just say sport instead of 454ss on the bed?,  I had a few spare beds, in 2004 or so :lol:

 

Well, I got the clear on, and it looks like BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH,  I am still learning with the A/B, and first time doing the clear with it.  I think I am going to do a few coats from the can, then wet sand and polish

 

The chassis is almost done, just need to add the spare tire

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and the interior, I need to touch up a few areas, but its pretty done

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Edited by martinfan5, 21 December 2012 - 10:27 PM.


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Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:23 PM

It's looking great,my friend,interior looks just like the 1:1's!

 

Only color I ever saw the Sports in was black and red-both decked outjust like the 454SS (though I have seen a few red ones with 4.3L's...),the "350SS's I saw back in the day were all black ones (after talking to several local-ish friends from back then via email this week,pretty sure the 350SS was a dealer thing,basically a 350/auto Sport with dealer installed decals).



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Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:04 PM

Looks good...Always wanted to build another one of these, myself...My skills are sharper and I wouldn't mind tackling this one, again...Yours is looking very nice...Chassis and interior are coming along...Keep it up...



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Posted 22 December 2012 - 06:34 PM

looks great. Those cup holders are begging to be filled.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 01:54 PM

Well, I am starting over on the paint on this one,  to much burn through, even after doing some heavy wet coats on the clear.



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 01:58 PM

Very cool, Glad to see someone building one of these I have 7 that I'll eventually get to.

 

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 02:01 PM

Yeah, its always been of my favorite trucks



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:17 PM

Not boring at all.

 

Everything looks super clean. Looking forward to seeing more.



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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:27 AM

Nice build so far

 

Always wanted this kit. Still haven't gotten one.

 

Had the 89 Annual Long box Fleetside building it box stock & Box art.

Decided to jump under my feet one day while I was walking by the shelf.

The Tires/rims MIGHT be salvagable, but don't think anything else is.

 

Have not started the stepside kit and the 88 Annual is still sealed!!

 

I have this shortbox fleetside in Promo form, but it is an Indy/Brickyard Pace Car!!!!



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:57 PM

Looks good to me. 

 

How did you do the floor on your interior? The floor actually looks fuzzy, nice!



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:58 PM

I've relegated that truck to the back of my to-be-built pile because I can't figure out how to make the headlight lenses look realistic. It's a shame because I like how they designed the rest of the model.