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#1 Evilbenny

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:43 PM

This is one of my most recent builds. It's an MPC Monte Carlo. This was in my opinion, not a very good model. The body was warped, covered in flash and not very detailed. I glued down the hood because there isn't much detail to show. I did have fun building it and that's all that matters. I built it to represent a car that has been stolen a few times and abused. It has a busted steering colum, missing stereo and speakers.


Edited by Evilbenny, 30 October 2013 - 10:53 AM.


#2 Sixties Sam

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:24 PM

I like it! Warped bodies are really hard to work with. Looks like you did a good job on this one!

 

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#3 Duntov

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:28 PM

Nice work...



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:12 PM

Boil some water and put body in it for few min pull it out you can fix the warp bud........very nice though I am looking for 78 79 MC to relive my bros street strip car

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:31 PM

Very nice, and subtle weathering.



#6 Erik Smith

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 03:46 AM

Looks good. Nice work weathering.

A warped body is the least of the problems with that kit - big blob for a chassis that doesn't fit (and is usually warped too), crummy engine bay...

#7 bbowser

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:53 PM

Nice save.  I like those year Montes. 



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:59 AM

Boil some water and put body in it for few min pull it out you can fix the warp bud........very nice though I am looking for 78 79 MC to relive my bros street strip car

try Model Empire.....They have the 78' and 79' promos fairly cheap...You could cut the hood out of the promo  body and kit bash it with this kit to make  a full detailed kit..The hood and everything from this kit WILL work ....That way you dont have to worry about the gap left from cutting the hood out of the promo body......Nice work on the Monte Carlo...It turned out great!



#9 Danno

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:38 AM

Nice.



#10 slusher

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:56 AM

Nice realistic build. Very good weathering. You still made a nice model out of it..



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:28 AM

very cool!  i dig the rear wheel flat black look...very realistic



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:11 AM

VERY realistic weathering. I think it's the subtlety of the weathering that makes it work. Almost get the feel you could start it up and drive it to autozone! B)  B)  B) 


Edited by MAGNUM4342, 16 February 2013 - 07:11 AM.


#13 TFchronos

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:33 AM

You did a really great job with this kit, the weathering is fantastic. B)



#14 Captain Obvious

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:56 PM

VERY realistic weathering. I think it's the subtlety of the weathering that makes it work. Almost get the feel you could start it up and drive it to autozone! B)  B)  B) 

Provided you could keep it running long enough to get there...lol

 

Very cool build!



#15 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:22 PM

Looks like my kind of daily driver.  Good work.



#16 geetee66

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:29 PM

Looks like you turned a sow's ear into a silk purse!

Sometimes it's overcoming the kit's failings that makes it more rewarding.

I like the story behind the build. Misssing stereo spaeakers and a messed-up steering column give it a more realistic feel.

Nice job