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#1 Jim N

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:00 PM

I posted this kit a few months ago and it received a tepid response and several members made suggestions for improvements. The suggestions fell into two categories. The first was with the wheels. I tried something different with them by painting them all black and some thought this was too much. The others were a bit scattered but I came away with the impression that there was too much green.
I am going through a bit of a lull in building now and pulled this one off of the shelf and give it a critical look to see if to see if I wanted to change it up a bit or leave it alone and chalk it up to differences in taste. I decided to change it up slowly, so that if I didnt like something or I went too far, I could go back.
I started with the wheels first and painted the spokes aluminum to give them some separation from the tire, so that it didnt look like one black blob in the wheel well.
When I finished this, I looked at the rest of the car. I didnt have decals to add as some suggested, so I tried painting the hood semi gloss black, like Chrysler did with some of their muscle cars back in the day.
I think the result is much better. Below are a couple of pictures from the first attempt and then below those are the revisions.
Thanks for looking and the comments on the first build.

Couple of pictures of first build.

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Revised build

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Thanks for looking.

#2 Austin T

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:07 PM

I always have been a fan of flat black hoods and a bright colored body,reminds my of the old mopars.



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:18 PM

Jim, doing the spokes in aluminum really helped, along with the flat black hood, it looks much better!

 

Is the side trim still across the doors? If so, painting it satin black would help break up the green a bit more, but I wouldn't do any more than that.



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:50 PM

Jim, doing the spokes in aluminum really helped, along with the flat black hood, it looks much better!

 

Is the side trim still across the doors? If so, painting it satin black would help break up the green a bit more, but I wouldn't do any more than that.

 

 

Dittoes!

 

 

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:51 PM

could always use the rear quarter decals from the Super Bee kit like pictured...that would tone the green down a bit and look like the older Mopars.

 

Personally I like all the green...looks good

 

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:39 AM

Thanks for the comments and suggestions. I will look at this some more.

Edited by Jim N, 12 January 2013 - 09:40 AM.


#7 Yahshu

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:38 AM

That's real nice, I like the improvements you done to it.



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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:27 PM


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I think it's fine now. if it were mine, i'd the B pillar black like in this photo (glass post of the door)



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:37 PM

Looks good to me....The black on the B pillar would tone the green down to convention, but it's still a nice model...


Edited by kilrathy10, 16 January 2013 - 09:37 PM.


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:42 AM

I likes it
My only suggestion would be to come up with a way to define the rear doors
Since the fronts open they are very defined and it looks off...like someone welded the rear doors in place before painting it