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#1 Ron35369

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:15 PM

I decided to try my hand at building the old Revell Lincoln Futura kit. I've never been fond of multi-piece body kits & this one just reaffirmed my dislike. For so few pieces it was a pain to build. I was painting my Grandpa's replica 63 Impala at the same time I was working on this one so I used the same Laurel Green paint for the Futura. I thought it matched the box photo much better than the nasty light green that the kit came moulded in. I got it together with the help of a lot of clamps & clothes pins & masking tape. I don't consider it one of my better builds, but it looks ok in it's showcase & in my collection. Hope you enjoy.

 

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One of these days I will tackle my Round 2 Batmobile.



#2 Lunajammer

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:54 PM

Viewing some old kits, fit issues don't bother me, I accept them. This car is never NOT cool. You did an excellent job and I look forward to my chance at it.



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:46 PM

holy BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH Batman look at what someone did to your batmobile!!!. lol Looks great, very clean build.



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:46 AM

SWEEEEEEET  !

 

SOOOOOO much better looking than the batmobile.

 

Same here, I've got one to do someday and every time I get it out to begin,,,the mufti-piece body scares me off and back in the box it goes

 

same goes for the club-de-mer


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#5 Chuck Most

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:54 AM

This car is never NOT cool. You did an excellent job and I look forward to my chance at it.

My thoughts exactly.



#6 Gluhead

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 04:25 AM

Fantastic job.



#7 cobraman

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:05 AM

I think you did yourself proud with this build. Very nice.



#8 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:19 AM

Beautiful model.



#9 Nitro Neil

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:30 AM

Very nice, and very cool.



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:34 AM

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Nice work on a tricky model. What I don't understand is why Revell didn't put the detail into the exhausts (?) in the rear bumper.

 

 



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:42 AM

Looks GREAT!!!



#12 philo426

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:26 AM

Cool!i built mine high boy style complete with engine! 2011_0613Spock0001.jpg

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:35 AM

I can share your frustration with this old timer. I built this kit as the 1959 movie car early last year and went through a tube of Tamiya putty and a pile of sandpaper. My motto quickly became......fill, dry, sand, clear the dust,repeat....repeat....repeat.... . At the end of it all I rather enjoyed the challenge of turning a sow's ear into a silk purse. Well perhaps not silk but at least presentable :-). When I was builting it I kept thinking, this is a big model until I finished the Polar Lights Batmbile last month and realized just how much difference there is between 1/27 and 1/25 scale.

 

Actually, now I'm keeping my eyes open for another of these old kits so that I can add the original colour scheme to this little collection.



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:38 AM

Very nice!

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:41 AM

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Nice work on a tricky model. What I don't understand is why Revell didn't put the detail into the exhausts (?) in the rear bumper.

 

 

 Easily done with a small diameter aluminum tube and a few small pieces of plastic for the dividing bars. The result is hardly noticible in those big chrome bumpers which might explain why Revell didn't do it in the beginning. Keep in mind though that this mold is over 50 years old and few kits from these early days had the high levels of detail we insist on today.



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:50 AM

beautiful work i have one myself and CA became my best friend after that


#17 Ron35369

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:34 AM

Thank you for all the great comments. I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one that had a bit of frustration while building this one.



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:50 AM

Very nice model.  Those that give the most trouble during the build are the most satisfying when completed.  I want to know what the designers were on back in the 50's!  This, the Buick Riviera, not to mention bat-wing Impalas and the 59 Caddy.  Those were some good chemicals.



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:06 AM

Nice job on a tough kit.

 

 

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:29 AM

That's cool! Nice job.

 

May I suggest a little black wash on the front and rear grilles?