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#1 Ron35369

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:47 PM

This started out as an easy build that I like to do occasionally just to keep me from burning out...but I spent as much time on it as any other model. This is a Polar Lights pre-painted 65 Coronet 500 convertible. I loved the color but it was pretty dull out of the box. I clear coated it with HOK clear coat & foiled all the trim that they had pad printed with silver & it really came to life. I detail painted the interior in tan & turquoise & did some detail on the chassis & found some old red stripe tires & Mopar Rally wheels in the parts box. Hope you enjoy.

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#2 JunkPile

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:56 PM

Unique and nice



#3 Harry P.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:16 PM

That is one beautiful MOPAR! Thumbs way up!  B)



#4 High octane

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:46 PM

That looks sweeeeeet for a Polar Lights Coronet. Makes me want to pull mine out of the stash and build it. Real nice interior also.



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:05 PM

That is one beautiful MOPAR! Thumbs way up!  B)

 

I concur.



#6 tomsheehy

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:33 AM

WOW, that kit's never looked so nice.

#7 bowtieboss

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:15 AM

Very nice

#8 johnbuzzed

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:22 AM

That is one nice model.  Those Polar Light Coronets are good for something quick to build, even if they do need a little attention- but, what kit doesn't?  Did your kit have a six cylinder distributor?  Both of mine did.



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:31 AM

Very nice build, I have the same color Dodge kit and thinking about repainting it, but looking at yours make me change my mind !!!! B)



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:22 PM

I wish I could have found one or two in that color. The only ones I saw were red or black. I love what you did to detail this one. Looks nice!

Later-

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:24 PM

Beautiful!



#12 realgone58

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:48 PM

I was thinking about doing the same exact thing on one of these! Yours came out fantastic. I think this is the best color on these, and your clear makes it all the better.



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:39 PM

Looks great....



#14 Pete L.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:45 PM

Really well done...great finish !!!   And a super nice job on the wheels/tires .Makes one want to revist those Polar Lights kits . :)


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#15 Sixties Sam

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:04 PM

Nice Dodge! The color is great, and the interior looks real. Nice work!

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:13 PM

You certainly dolled up that Dodge nicely!



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:44 PM

sharp



#18 Ron35369

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:07 PM

Thanks guys for the great comments. This was one of those kits that was suppose to go together fast but the more I did to it the more I wanted to do. It is a really nicely detailed kit even though it's advertised as a snap kit. I glued most everything as I went. I'm glad you all liked it :)



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:42 PM

Very, very nice.

 

 

 

B)



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:54 AM

Ron, ya killing us, another stunner, check out the perfect reflection in the boot lid