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#81 Eric S

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 10:51 AM

Greetings all!

 

Just built mine.  A lot of flash, and terrible tail lights, but overall a simple and fun kit to build.  The gauge decals really help the interior.

 

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 04:41 AM

Nice Eric. Makes me want to do mine but I have a few to finish first and need more reference shots to convert to a '68.
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Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:51 AM

Jaydar, should be easy to do a '68, since it has '68 side trim. Model Car Garage has front marker lights.



#84 Greg Cullinan

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 03:26 PM

Eric. Your Chevelle is a beauty. Looking forward to this kit now,wasn't really into it til seeing it built,always happens. Lol.

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:54 PM

Nice.



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 07:25 AM

Jaydar, should be easy to do a '68, since it has '68 side trim. Model Car Garage has front marker lights.


Thanks Bob. Are they in the Chevelle/Beaumont set or stand alone?
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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:24 PM

One thing that you might want to consider in your builds. The windshield is incredibly thick and you have to remove the vent window glass. I used a black sharpie around the perimeter. That hides the thickness.

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:30 PM

Too bad they didn't correct the windshield...IIRC, the 'Countdown Series' release of the hardtop had the '68 glass also...at some later reissue of the hardtop they corrected the windshield.



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 09:03 AM

Jaydar, I could not find a '68 Chevelle or Beaumont Model Car Garage set.

 

However, I did see the '68 El Camino set, which has the front side markers you need. I think the '68 Nova and Camaro set would work too as those markers were common for all Chevys except the Corvette.



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 09:07 AM

I was wrong. no dice on the '68 Camaro MCG etch set.



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 06:17 PM

Greetings all!

 

Just built mine.  A lot of flash, and terrible tail lights, but overall a simple and fun kit to build.  The gauge decals really help the interior.

 

Eric

 

 

Finally broke down and got the model myself since I'm a huge Chevelle guy.  I agree the tail light fit sucks.  I also had trouble with the fit of the frame.  For some reason the wheel wells were slightly off and would not align right. It was simple to build, but the kit didn't have a lot of detail, and the directions are archaic.  It shows the assembly from the wrong angles and doesn't even show some parts in the assembly!  I was happy with the decals and the inclusion of the headlights though.  It was a very rough build, but I think my version came out looking pretty good.   Pics of it to come.



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 07:41 AM

The re-issue of the '69 Chevelle convertible is almost exact to the original. However, there are some interior location posts on the Round2 re-issue (the one on the left with CHINA black lettering) that were not on the 1978 issue. My feeling is these posts restrict the interior movement which in turn restricts the chassis. If you shave off the posts, the interior won't be locked into one position and thus the chassis can move too.

 

It should be possible to remove these posts after assembly since they are on the inside of the model where shaving will not be seen.

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 08:59 PM

I have this kit as well. I hope everyone who has this has both metal axles. I opened my kit & only got 1 axle. Good thing I have some spare axles laying around. I haven't had a chance to start building but it is painted an Icy Blue with White interior.



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:26 PM

Doesn't need two metal axils. Has two plastic axil pins for the front so it doesn't go thru the engine block. Check the assembly instructions.

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 02:18 AM

A question about cutting out the vent wing glass. How tough is this to do? Any tips on this? What the best tools to use? I worry about this one. It seems so easy to damage clear parts. I've developed cracks cutting windows away from their sprue, using sprue cutters. So taking a saw to the unwanted vent glass scares me a bit.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 06:53 AM

Uncle, cut the glass in a manner you would cut real glass. Create a defect line where it will break.

 

Use the back side of the Xacto blade and made a deep score along where the vent glass meets the A post. Using a needle nosed plier, align the edge (not the tip) to the score line and bend . If you do a good job, you can save the vent glas for the '68 Chevelle you intend to build someday.



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Posted 24 March 2014 - 08:12 AM

I wonder if the left over vent glass would fill in the the missing on the '70 Ford Galaxie kit? I doubt it. You got me thinking.

As far as scoring the glass. How deep should the score lines be?

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 09:22 AM

Doesn't have to be super deep I'd. Say 1/3rd of the way through

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 01:15 PM

I agree, a 1/3 is about right. It doesn't take much



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 03:08 AM

Almost done with a '68 Chevelle conversion to an AMT '69 Chevelle convertible.

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