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#21 Ron35369

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:14 AM

That was one thing I did try Harry, but the engraving on the grills is so shallow the wash was covering the entire grill. I may try it again cause I know it would look a lot better.



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:21 AM

Very nice built and with a nice color !
I`m "happy" to see the body assembly was a challenge not only for me. But what might be expected from a 50 years old kit - after 50 years we shall be bent a bit too.
I built my one in the exhibitions color and got an additional portion of problems with opening the doors.
Here it is:

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:44 AM

:D IMHO, the Futura is simply a beautiful automobile and while many consider the design to be at least somewhat radical, in my eyes, the car is a thing of beauty. I have at least one of these unbuilt in my collection and I can appreciate the time and effort that you put into this. As was said, this car is "never cool" and the history of it and it's evolution is as interesting as it gets. Nice job - the colour choice is really nice and all around - VERY well done!!! AAAA++++



#24 slusher

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:12 AM

Beautiful model..



#25 Harry P.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:25 AM

Very nice built and with a nice color !
I`m "happy" to see the body assembly was a challenge not only for me. But what might be expected from a 50 years old kit - after 50 years we shall be bent a bit too.
I built my one in the exhibitions color and got an additional portion of problems with opening the doors.
Here it is:

 

Nice job opening the doors and hinging the canopy!



#26 gtx6970

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:12 PM

Ok,

anyone care to share build tips to do one of these. as in order of assy .fit issues etc etc ?

 

I REALLY want to build one,,,,,and if I can avoid any mistakes or issues before hand might be a good thing



#27 vaughn

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:09 PM

Good job !!!  I like it !!!!



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 04:43 PM

The multi piece bodies are indeed pure evil. Nice done though!

#29 Ron35369

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:43 PM

Very nice built and with a nice color !
I`m "happy" to see the body assembly was a challenge not only for me. But what might be expected from a 50 years old kit - after 50 years we shall be bent a bit too.
I built my one in the exhibitions color and got an additional portion of problems with opening the doors.
Here it is:

 

 

 

Nice job opening the doors and hinging the canopy!

 

I agree with Harry, great job of opening the doors & canopy.



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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:37 PM

Ok, some will perhaps want to kill me, but I really think Barris ruined the Futura to make the nasty Batmobile.

That said, the build looks very good, I know the kit, and making it look this nice is not easy at all.



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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:21 PM

Nice build. looks very factory stock

 

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

i'm glad the batmobile is now available as a separate kit, we can now see these built as they should be.



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:00 PM

Oh Ron - like your futura. The color is beautiful. I know this terrible kit (i have my hands on mine this time) and you did a absolut awesome job. The result is really beautiful!



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:41 AM

Nice job on a difficult kit. Always great to see one these done in "stock" configuration.



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:02 AM

I am curious as to how long before we see one of the polar Lights Batmobile kits built

as This??!

 

I have one I started several years ago. Got to find it.

I assembled the body around the interior, then cut the chassis section of the bottom plate out.



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:01 PM

It really is a nice build. I've never seen a Futura that ISN'T a Batmobile, so it's a cool change for me. I built the Polar Lights Batmobile a little while back (pics HERE along with my other recent builds), and even though the body was still multi-piece, it fit together perfectly. I'm sure that with some mods, you could do the opposite to the norm: buy a Batmobile and build it as a "normal" car!



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:02 AM

Edsel-Dan:
Hi Daniel,
why did you cut out the chassis section of the bottom plate ?
I did the same on the completed body because I nedded access to the inside of body to make opening doors, etc.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 08:37 AM

Ron,  This build came out fantastic!  I love the color.

 

BTW, what scale is this, 1:25, 1:32... ?

 

Mike.



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 11:09 AM

Nicely done. You made that kit look great.



#39 Mike Kucaba

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 11:15 AM

X2! The Futura is always great!  A full detail kit is long overdue. :rolleyes: 



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 11:25 AM

I started one from the last issue-Front end is a pain -I wonder where it is now--LOL maybe I should look for it---