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#1 59 Impala

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 06:15 PM

I rebuilt this from a real bad glue bomb.  I had a lot of fun rebuilding this car.   The bumpers and grill are Alclad.

 

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Thanks fer lookin and comments welcome.  :)   Dan


Edited by 59 Impala, 07 April 2013 - 06:18 PM.


#2 Harry P.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 06:26 PM

Looks pretty good, I like that color.

 

If it was me, I'd paint the sun visors black to match the rest of the interior, and foil those emblems on the rear fenders.



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Posted 07 April 2013 - 06:38 PM

Very nice Poncho.  Agree with Harry on the sunvisors.  Black they should be (in my bad Yoda voice)...

 

And if this was a glue bomb, you did an awesome job on restoring this old classic.


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#4 Erik Smith

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 07:21 PM

Very nice looking model. Great choice of paint and it looks nice and smooth.

I love '61 Pontiacs - the grill and clean, straight lines - so nice.

Great job.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 07:50 PM

Said it before, and I'll say it again, nice save, especially considering what you started with.

 

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:42 AM

Very nice looking model. Very nice save.and work..



#7 59 Impala

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:56 AM

Thanks guys for the kind comments.  I painted the sun visors white to go along with the white on the seats, but I do see what ya mean.  Harry, the detail is so worn off on the car that I didn't think that the detail would show up on the moldings.  They are Gold in color on the real car and I'll see what I can do on them.  The Bonneville scrips on the front fenders and on the trunk is so worn off that I know that I can't foil them, so I just left them alone.  But what can you expect from a real bad glue bomb?  At least the grill and bumpers were in tact and I was able to Alclad them.  I had a lot of fun with this rebuild.  :)   Dan



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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:59 AM

Excellent save !  It's really sharp looking and I love the color !



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Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:43 AM

Great save of an old classic kit! As a member of the glue bomb generation (the ones who built those models so poorly when we were  kids in the 1960's) I thank you! :)

 

Sam



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Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:55 AM

Thanks guys, and yeah, I'm one of those experts from the early 60's also.  The color is Brilliant Gold Pearl, from Micheal's, mixed in clear and sprayed over White.  I use Pearl-X pearls on the builds that I spray pearls on.  :)   Dan


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:52 PM

sweet land yacht



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Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:59 PM

That is beautiful.



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:24 AM

Very nice build.

#14 W-Machine

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:32 AM

I love to see scale recycling projects like this. Your Bonnie looks real nice.



#15 59 Impala

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:43 PM

Thanks guys.  It was a fun project for me.  I have more to restore.  :)   Dan



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:55 PM

This resto came out beautiful! I love restoring old built ups as well. 



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:00 PM

excellent job!!



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 03:29 AM

pretty nice!



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 07:08 AM

Thanks fellas.  I appreciate your kind words.  :)   Dan



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 11:20 AM

Great old Pontiac!  Nice color, great save!