I bought this as a builtup roughly 15 years ago from a friend of mine ( long before the AMT version came out ) And it's sat in the box collecting dust ever since,,,, till now.
I stumbled onto it a few weeks back while looking for something else. So I decided to do something with it .
So I dug it out to make an assesment, and decided to leave the painted body and chassis as is . It's not super shiney but it looks pretty decent considering the life it's led. Original 1971 bumpers and grille were replated when I received it . Interior is box stock with exception of resin replacement ft seats from Missing link to replicate the originals. Chassis is the same,, box stock and painted flat black. The underhood area and the hood I decided to leave just the way I got it back then.Interior is simply painted with Testors white primer and rubbed out slightly with a kleenix.
I didn't get an original MPC engine with it,, so I robbed the one from the current AMT car, added a pre-wired dist from MAD.
I polished up the paint as best I could , I used the side stripe side decals from the AMT kit.( hood 340 wedge decal is the original.) Overall I think it turned out pretty good considering it's been languishing in a box with 2 other duster builtup kits for over 15 years.
Brings my total builds for 2012 to a grand total of 5, not bad considering I didn't get just one built the previous 10 years combined.
Comments good and bad always welcome.
Edited by gtx6970, 27 December 2012 - 10:43 AM.