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#1 realgone58

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:26 AM

Here's a '67 T-bird promo that I detailed last year. One thing I noticed upon checking my paint chips is that the car is actually molded in a '66 color called Honeydew Yellow. Perhaps AMT figured it would be a carryover color for '67? The closest '67 color would be Phoenician Yellow, and this car has too much green in it to be that. I popped it apart, polished it, sprayed the interior in satin black, detailed it appropriately, as for the body, I added chrome foil where needed, a little blackwash, and that's about it. Once I get the hang of Alclad, I think I'll freshen up the bumpers.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:58 AM

Nice Al !....  I always liked this body style of T-birds...have a few to restore myself someday.



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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:26 AM

Beautiful T-bird, really looks good....



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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:43 AM

She's a beauty !  Unusual color tho' . . . too light to be Med Ivy Green .



#5 Dominik

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:08 PM

Very nice Al - beautiful color. Looks very good in my view. Well done!

thank you for sharing this exciting T-Bird!



#6 Sixties Sam

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:15 PM

Nice Bird! I like the 60's T-Birds. Not many 67's around. Yours looks good!

Sam



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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:51 PM

Very nice!



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:02 PM

Thanks guys! I'd love to get another one of these in promo or kit form and try a 4 door T-bird conversion. Those were odd cars.



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:04 AM

It's a VERY early '67 model, and somebody at the paint shop in the factory was asleep at the switch. B) Lovely model!



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:37 AM

Thanks guys! I'd love to get another one of these in promo or kit form and try a 4 door T-bird conversion. Those were odd cars.

That's on my to-build list, too. I was always going to do the conversion, but Modelhaus now has a 4 door T-bird from this era - I don't remember if it's a 67 or 68.

 

The AMT Allison in Thunderland kit has a nice stock 69 body in it, but it doesn't have the interior, chassis, emblem on the C pillar, or the red taillights (which are also available from the Modelhaus). That's what I was going to use for the conversion.

 

I've loved this style of T-bird since my dad bought a 69 new. It was fun to drive - lots of power, almost turbine-like. I've got a 1968 promo too, in a beige or pale yellow color, with the radio. You did a nice job on your model.



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:54 AM

Nice.

 

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:02 AM

Very nice resto, unusual 'Bird !!!! :)



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Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:02 PM

Nice T-Bird B)



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Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:05 PM

Super cool. You did a good job detailing it.

 

Roy the Ford guy