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#1 Lovefordgalaxie

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:26 PM

Just finished this AMT '62 Thunderbird.

 

The car was painted in Cascade Green, a '62 'Bird original color, and is box stock, with the exception of the tires. The ones that came in the kit are that ugly (at least for me) BFGs with white wall inserts that AMT puts on it's new tooling kits, so I ditched those in favor of some older Firestones also from AMT, with hand painted white lines. Other than that, I just aded paint and foil.

The kit also comes with a tonneau cover, but I really didn't like the way it makes the 'Bird to look like, so I kept it out.

 

Hope you like the result, and thanks for looking!!

 

First a few pictures of the build:

 

The body in primer:

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1962 Thunderbird WIP by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

I had the factory color mixed in automotive Urethane:

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1962 Thunderbird WIP by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

The two part clear I used for the first time:

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1962 Thunderbird WIP by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

The body painted and cleared. No polishing was needed aother than a soft rubbing on the hood, and that only because a insect landed on it.

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1962 Thunderbird WIP by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

The underside of the unibody painted:

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1962 Thunderbird WIP by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

The body foiled:

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1962 Thunderbird WIP by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

The interior foiled:

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1962 Thunderbird WIP by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 



#2 Lovefordgalaxie

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:29 PM

Here is the finished model:

 

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1962 Thunderbird - Done!! by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

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1962 Thunderbird - Done!! by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

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1962 Thunderbird - Done!! by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

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1962 Thunderbird - Done!! by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

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1962 Thunderbird - Done!! by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

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1962 Thunderbird - Done!! by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

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1962 Thunderbird - Done!! by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

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1962 Thunderbird - Done!! by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

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1962 Thunderbird - Done!! by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

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1962 Thunderbird - Done!! by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr



#3 Danno

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:44 PM

That's beautiful! 

 


Great job.

 

 

B)



#4 Chuck Kourouklis

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:53 PM

Yup!  REAALLLLY gorgeous.

 

That gloss is just mind-bending. 



#5 george 53

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:59 PM

Glad you showed it over here too, Tulio! EVERYBODY should see how to build a 62 T-Bird!!! It came out GREAT!!!!



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:59 PM

Great work! 



#7 Hayabusa

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:04 PM

Sweet  :)



#8 vintagercr

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:06 PM

Beautiful!

#9 Jon Cole

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:25 PM

Nice! We don't get to see the '62 in built form very often.



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:30 PM

Beautiful build.  I love that color green.



#11 jaydar

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:43 PM

I love it.

Joe.

#12 Frank

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:59 PM

WOW



#13 Helix

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:03 PM

Good job Tulio, like the colour B)



#14 TooOld

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:22 PM

Wow ,  that's a beautiful color !  And a beautiful T-Bird too .  I'm glad you left the tonneau off ,  it ruins the look of the car .



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:24 PM

Excellent build, the paint finish is beautiful.



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:32 PM

Man, that is sharp !  Very nice work.



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

Harry could've used the pics of that in the "Real or Model" thread.



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:08 PM

wow, that turned out nice, I was thinking about picking up one of those but wasn't sure if it was worth it or not.



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:09 PM

that's very well done - love the finishes



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:14 PM

Beautiful! I have the same kit waiting to be built and now I.cannot wait!