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#1 Kenny B

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:06 AM

This is one of my older builds a 1/8 scale 79 Trans-Am. I built this about 20 years ago.

It was in need of some body work, the roof and trunk was crushed badly when I bought it.

 

 

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:38 AM

Must see more pics!



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:06 AM

I love it!



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:25 AM

Sweeet. more pics



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:34 AM

and it has a straight hood to boot!

+1, more pics please



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:42 AM

All i can say is beautiful.



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:48 AM

is that the car i traded to you B) if is you did it justes lolo thanks for pro turing 57chevy



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:04 PM

Beautiful T/A...that one has been on my short list of kits to get. Also, like it's been asked...more pics please.



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:03 PM

Like everyone says... more photos!

 

The paint looks absolutely flawless. Beautiful work!  B)



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:33 PM

Wow,

Okay here comes new pics taken today sooo... excuse the dust that I missed. To bad it wasn't nice outside today they would have turned out alot better. Enjoy.

 

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I also have the 32 Ford, 65 Corvette,83 Corvette and a badly beat up 83 Camaro all in 1/8 scale.

I'll have to take some photos and post them.

 

Thanks again to everyone.

 

Kenny B B)

 

 



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:09 AM

A few more photo's.

 

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Thanks, Ken. B)

 



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:23 PM

Again...beautiful build on the T/A. Love the red color on the Vette too. Great stuff! Thanks for sharing!



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:20 PM

How did you upholster the seats?



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:22 PM

Harry,

I went to the fabric store and picked out some black valor material and used some spray adhesive to glue it to the seats headliner and carpets.

Then use your fingernail or something pointed to follow the pattern in the seats.

 

 

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:26 PM

That's the cool thing about big scale... you can add detail like seat upholstery. Well done!  B)



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:07 AM

Awesome build Kenny, just incredible.



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:48 AM

Nice build!!  Was this kit molded in a sort of metallic brown plastic?  I have one in brown and want to paint it black.  My hood is cracked a bit so I will need to repair that.  I hope mine comes out half as good as your build.  Patrick



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:48 AM

Very, very nice!



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:09 PM

Nice build!!  Was this kit molded in a sort of metallic brown plastic?  I have one in brown and want to paint it black.  My hood is cracked a bit so I will need to repair that.  I hope mine comes out half as good as your build.  Patrick

Patrick,

The kit was molded in a brown metallic plastic. I don't know why it is that the bigger kits have a harder type plastic than the other scales.The plastic cracks as mine did across the front of the right roof to the back of the left quarter panel/trunk.The front

left piller was cracked in half and cracked down the drivers door. I don't know that  stripping it twice with easy off may have weakened the plastic or not.I found alot of spider cracks along the rockers as well. But all said make sure that you prep the body really well and that your body work is perfect. Any imperfections will show up and stand out in black paint.

Other than that it is a nice kit to build so go all out .

 

Kenny B B)